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Submitted By. Terry Griffith
griffith_terry1@yahoo.com     
 

JAMES OSBORN

DECLARATION FOR PENSION
  
State of Kentucky }    ss

County of Leslie   }
 

  On this 26th day of February, A.D. one thousand nine hundred, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, JAMES OSBORN, aged 58 years, and a resident of Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky; who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Irvine Kentucky under the name of JAMES OSBORN, on the 24th day of December, 1862, as a private, in Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Camp Nelson Kentucky, on the 24th day of March, 1864.

  That he was not employed in the military or naval service prior to _ 

That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Age, 20; Height, 5 feet 10 ½ inches; Complexion, light; Color of Eyes, Blue; Color of Hair, dark; That he is three fourths incapacitated for earning a support by manual labor by reason of disease of both eyes, one worse then the other, the right eye is the worse and cannot see good also disease of the neck.

That said disabilities is not due to his vicious habits, and is to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent in character.

That he a pensioner and his present rate of pension is $6.00 a month. That he has heretofore applied for pension No. 831231

  That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, as amended by Act of May 9, 1900

  That he hereby appoints

                              HENRY D. PHILLIPS, of Washington, D.C.,

                          His true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, attorney fee to be $10
 
 

That his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky
 
 

                                                                                                     James X Osborn

Clark Eversole

Carr Couch
 
 

  Also personally appeared Clark Eversole, residing in Hyden, Kentucky and Carr Couch, residing in Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, (make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 18 years and 25 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                Clark Eversole

                                                                                Carr Couch
 
 

 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of September, A.D. 1900, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words___________, erased, and the words____________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                        James M. Howard

                                                                                                    Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                               DECLARATION FOR PENSION
 
 

State of Kentucky }    ss

County of Leslie   }
 
 

  On this 15th day of February, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and two, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, JAMES OSBORN, aged 61 years, and a resident of Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky; who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Irvine Kentucky under the name of JAMES OSBORN, on the 24th day of December, 1862, as a private, in Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Camp Nelson Kentucky, on the 24th day of March, 1864.

  That he was not employed in the military or naval service prior to December 24, 1862

  That he has not been employed in the military or naval service since March 1864

That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Age, 21; 

That he is wholly incapacitated for earning a support by manual labor by reason of defects of both eyes, a skin disease of the face and head, defects of the right side, lose of teeth, defects of the back

That said disabilities is not due to his vicious habits, and is to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent in character.

That he a pensioner and his present rate of pension is $6.00 a month. That he has heretofore applied for pension No. 831231

  That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, as amended by Act of May 9, 1900

  That he hereby appoints

                              HENRY D. PHILLIPS, of Washington, D.C.,

                          His true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, attorney fee to be $10
 
 

That his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky
 
 

                                                                                                     James X Osborn

Dan Wooton

Ballard Jones
 
 

  Also personally appeared Dan Wooton, residing in Confluence, Kentucky and Ballard Jones, residing in Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, (make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 28 years and 20 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                Dan Wooton

                                                                                Ballard Jones
 
 

 Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of February, A.D. 1902, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words___________, erased, and the words____________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                        James M. Howard

                                                                                                    Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                               WAR DEPARTMENT
 
 

                                       ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE
 
 

                                                                                      Washington, March 10, 1888
 
 

        Respectfully returned to the Commission of Pensions.

JAMES OSBORN, a Private of Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, was enrolled on the 24th day of December, 1862, at Owsley County, Kentucky for one year, and is reported: on muster roll from enrollment to February 28, 1863 absent deserted date not given; to April 30, 1863 Present no remarks; borne on roll for July and August 1863 (last roll on file) date of return from desertion not given. Mustered out with Company at Camp Nelson, Kentucky March 24, 1864 

    Regimental Returns for August 1863 first on file to January 31, 1864 last on file do not report him absent. 

    Books of the organization including Hospital records are not on file, records of this office furnish no evidence of disability
 
 

                                                                                                  R.C. Drum

                                                                                                 Adjutant General
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                      Sandy Hook, Kentucky

                  September 17th, 1888

                                                                     Commissioner Black
 
 

                 Dear Sir- You wanted me to state under oath how I spelled my name. I don’t know how it was spelled when I enlisted for I cannot read or write.

                My name is spelled here JAMES OSBORN.

                I have an attorney here and I get different ones to do my writing for me, but the way it is spelled above is the correct way to spell it.

                That is I could not write a word when I was in the army but have learned to write a little since, but it is so little I very often make my mark
 
 

                                                                                       Yours,

                                                                                 James Osborn
 
 

State of Kentucky

Elliot County

 Personally appeared before me the undersigned and made oath to the written affidavit this September 17th, 1888

                                                                                 By John A. Davis, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                     POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
 

Know all men by these presents, That I JAMES OSBERN, a late Private of Company L Regiment Volunteers of Hyden, Leslie County and State of Kentucky have made, constituted, and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint J.B. Cralle, of Washington, D.C., my true and lawful attorney irrevocable for me, and in my name, place, and stead, hereby annulling and revoking all former Powers of Attorney or authorizations whatever in the premises, to prosecute my claim No. 629650 for original Invalid Pension now on file in the Pension Office, Washington, D.C. and to, from time to time, furnish and further evidence necessary or that may be demanded, giving and granting to my said attorneys full power and authority to present and verify any petition or replication and to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite or necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorneys or their substitute, may or shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of December eighteen hundred and eighty eight

John L. Dixon                                                               James X Osbern

Jackson Wooton
 
 

Be it known, that on this 17th day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty eight before me, the undersigned, a County Court Clerk in and for the said County and State, personally appeared James Osbern to me well known to be the identical person who executed the foregoing letter of Attorney, and the same having been first fully read over to him and the contents thereof duly explained, acknowledged the same to be his act and deed, and that I have no interest present or prospective in the claim.

 In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of Office, the day and year last above written

                                                                             James M. Howard

                                                                            Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                              Hyden, Kentucky

                                                                 March 27th, 1888
 
 

 To the Commissioner of Pensions
 
 

 In the matter of James Osborn, Pension Claim No. 629658

 Personally appeared before me J.M. Howard, a Clerk of the Leslie County Court, a court of record

 James Osborn, late Private of Company L 14th Kentucky Cavalry, aged 46 years, after being duly sworn, says he is the identical James Osborn who was enrolled in Captain WB Eversole’s Company (L) 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry

In answer to Paragraph No. 1

 I was wounded by disease in the left leg termed by Dr.Smith our Regimental Hospital Steward to be White Swelling, also kidney disease

Answer to paragraph No. 2

I was at Irvine Kentucky in line of duty on or about February 1862 while there I was taken sick as stated in paragraph 1

Answer to paragraph No. 3

I have not been in the military or naval service since I was mustered out of the 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry at Camp Nelson on the 34th day of March 1864

Answer to paragraph No. 4

I was not treated in any hospital except our regimental hospital on account of my leg as before stated at Irvine February 1862

My post office address since 1864 was Cutshin, Perry County, Kentucky till the formation of Leslie County 1878 since that time to the present Hyden, Leslie County Kentucky has been my post office address
 
 

John Couch

Woodson Hoskins                                                                    James X Osborn

                                                                                                          Mark
 
 

Sworn and subscribed before me by James Osborn this 7th day of March 1888

                                                                                                James M. Howard

                                                                                            Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

                          DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

                                   State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS.
 
 

 On this 26th day of March,  A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety 4, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 53 years, a resident of the ____of Hyden, County of Leslie State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, dully enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 6 dollars per month, certificate No. 831231, by reason of disability from rheumatism 

That he was a Private in Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of increased disability 

And he also believes himself to be entitled to a further increase of pension on account of the following disabilities for which he has not heretofore been pensioned. Disease of right lung and disease of kidney’s as heretofore alleged

That said disabilities are not the results of his vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge permanent in character; that he appoints William Fitch & Co., of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim; that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, and State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

William Lewis

John S. Melton
 
 

 Also personally appeared William Lewis, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and John S. Melton, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, sign his name to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             William Lewis

                                                                                              John S. Melton
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of March, A.D. 1894; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                  Delaney Barger, D.C.L.C.C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                          DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

                                   State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS.
 
 

 On this 16th day of August,  A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety five, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 55 years, a resident of the town of Hyden, County of Leslie State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, dully enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 6 dollars per month, certificate No. 831231, issued under act of June 27, 1890, by reason of disability from rheumatism having been in the military service of the United States in Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of not being rated proportionately to the degree of his disability for manual labor arising from the above named causes and for increase of the above disability which is rheumatism in left leg, hip, pain all the time and runs in the right side continuously 

That said disabilities are not the results of his vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge permanent in character; that he appoints William Fitch & Co., of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim, the fee to be two dollars, payable as prescribed by law; that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

Robert Sizemore

Luther Sizemore 
 
 

 Also personally appeared Robert Sizemore, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and Luther Sizemore, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, make his mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             Robert Sizemore

                                                                                              Luther Sizemore
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of August, A.D. 1895; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                  James M. Howard

                                                                                                Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                          DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

                                   State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS.
 
 

 On this 28th day of March,  A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety three, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 53 years, a resident of the ____of Hyden, County of Leslie State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, dully enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 6 dollars per month, certificate No. 831231, by reason of disability from rheumatism incurred in the service of the United State while a late Private in Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of increased of said disability and a disease of the right lung and disease of the kidneys

He appoints William Fitch & Co., of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim; that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, and State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

Dan McDaniel

N.S. Gay
 
 

 Also personally appeared Dan McDaniel, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and N.S. Gay, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, sign his name to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             Dan McDaniel

                                                                                              N.S. Gay
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of March, A.D. 1893; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                    J.M. Howard, C.L.C.C.

                                                                                  By E.L. Lewis, D.C.
 
 
 
 

                                                                           Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky

                                                                            September 12, 1891
 
 
 
 
 
 

   Commissioner of Pensions:
 
 

                 Sir:

                   The claim of James Osborn, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteers was mailed August 18th, 1890 under act of June 20, 1890. Please report standing of claim and oblige

                                                                    W.B. Eversole

                                                                        Hyden, Kentucky

 P.S. No. of claim not found

                                      W.B.E.
 
 
 
 

                                                                             Hyden, Kentucky

                                                                               5/4/96
 
 

                 Dear Sir:

                  Say in reply that I prefer going before the Board of Examiners at London, Kentucky

                                                                                 Yours,

                                                                            James Osborn
 
 
 
 

           Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky

          January the 25th day 1892
 
 

     Mr. Green B. Raum, Commissioner of Pensions

     Dear Sir- I made application for pension under the New Law about 15 months ago and have not heard from it since. I would like to no the delay. The No. of the claim is 629650 of Company L 14th Kentucky Cavalry

                                                                                      James Osbern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                         EX-SOLDIER’S PENSION CLAIM.
 
 
 
 

State of Kentucky

County of Leslie
 
 

Mr. JAMES OSBERN being duly sworn says: My post-office address is Hyden Kentucky. My occupation is that of a farmer. I was born in Clay County, Kentucky on the 1840. My personal description is as follows: Height 5 feet 8 inches; complexion fair; color of hair light and of eyes Blue. I am married; my wife’s name is Emily Osbern.

 My places of residence since the war have been: from about 1865 to about 1879, in Clay County, State of Kentucky, My P.O. address being Big Creek. From about 1879 to 1890, in Leslie County, State of Kentucky, my P.O. address being Hyden, Kentucky.

  The following is a full and complete statement of all the service ever rendered by me in the military or naval service of the United States: I enlisted at Boonville, Kentucky, on the 24th day of December 1862, to serve one year in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers and was honorably discharged there from at Camp Nelson on the 24th day of March 1864

 I now have the following injuries, diseases, or disabilities, each of which was caused or incurred as stated opposite thereto and neither of which is the result of vicious habits on my part:

Name of disease       what part of body    what caused it?   When and where incurred

White swelling in hips and legs caused by exposure at Irvine Kentucky

This disease taken me about February 1863

Big toe on left caused by cut with an ax at home

While at labor 1866

 Each of said disabilities is permanent in character, and they incapacitate me from manual labor in such a degree as to render me unable to earn a support.

 I hereby claim pension under the law of June, 1890, hereon printed, and revoking all other powers, of attorney, I appoint W.B. Eversole my attorney, with full power of substitution, to prosecute this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                    His

                                                                                          James X Osborn
 
 

Witnesses:

Delaney Barger

John Couch
 
 

 Also personally appeared Delaney Barger, residing at Hyden Kentucky and John Couch residing at Hyden Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, sign his mark to the forgoing declaration; That they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; that they have resided in the same neighborhood with said ex-soldier for the past 30 years, and are acquainted with his habits and his capacity for work, and they say that, by reasons of disabilities for which he claims pension in the foregoing statement , he is incapacitated from manual labor to such a degree as to render him unable to earn support, and that no one of said disabilities is the result of vicious habits on his part; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

                                                                                                               Delaney Barger

                                                                                                               John Couch
 
 
 
 

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 18th day of August A.D., 1890; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                        James M. Howard

                                                                                                   Clerk Leslie County Court

                                                                                                   By David Lewis, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                       GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
 
 
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie,

 In the matter of JAMES OSBURN, Late Private in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, for pension

 On this 10th day of May A.D. 1892 personally appeared before me a County Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, James Osburn, aged 51 years, a resident of _______ in the County of Leslie and the State of Kentucky whose Post Office address is Hyden Kentucky well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I have suffered with pain in my right arm about two years. I am no judge of diseases but suppose a physician would call it rheumatism. This disease was not due to any vicious habits of mine and best of my knowledge and belief of a permanent character. The correct spelling of my name is James Osborn. I am the applicant in this claim for pension.                                                                                                              His
 
 

J.P. Farmer                                                                                     James X Osborn

J.M. Bicknell
 
 
 
 

 State of Kentucky, County of Leslie;

 Sworn and subscribed before me this day by above named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, including the words____ erased, and the words___ added, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and the said affiant is personally known to me and that he is a credible person.

                                                                                               James M. Howard

                                                                                             Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 

                                                            GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie,

 In the matter of JAMES OSBORN, late a Private in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers

 On this 26 day of July A.D. 1889, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, EZEKIAL NAPIER, aged 50 years, a resident of Hell for Certain in the County of Leslie and State of Kentucky whose Post Office address is Hyden Leslie County Kentucky. Well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I was a member and belonged to the same Regiment of claimant James Osborn on or about the 15th day of September 1863 while we were on a scout in Perry County Kentucky the claimant James Osborn was taken sick with something like white swelling in the left ankle and leg. His leg became very much swollen and looked red and inflamed.

 And I have known the above named facts for the reason as follows: I was his brother comrade in arms, also belonged to the same mess, eat and slept with him and have lived a near neighbor to him ever since and before the war.

 And he still complains of his ankle and leg

 And I have often known his leg to break out into a running sore and matter since the war

He further says he has no interest or concern in this matter;

                                                                                           Ezekial Napier
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie,

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, including words____ added and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me and that he is a credible person.

                                                                                                 James M. Howard

                                                                                                Clerk Leslie Circuit Court
 
 
 
 

                                              GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie,

 In the matter of JAMES OSBORN, late Private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

On this 26th day of July A.D., 1887, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County and State, duly authorized to administer oaths, IRVIN JONES, aged 50 years, a resident of Bull Creek, in the County of Leslie and State of Kentucky, whose Post Office address is Hyden Leslie County Kentucky. Well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I was a member of the same Company (L) 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry with the claimant, on or about 15th of September 1863 while on a scout in Perry County, Kentucky the claimant James Osborn was taken with something like White Swelling in his left ankle and leg. His leg became very much inflamed and swollen and I have known him ever since that time and he still complains of his leg hurting him

 And as above stated I was in the same Company and I belonged to the same mess that claimant did and from this and I being a near neighbor to claimant I know the above facts as stated.

Further declare that I have no interest, in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution. 
 
 

 Attest:                                                                                               His 

W.G. Napier

Joshua Muncy                                                                           Irvin X Jones
 
 
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by above named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit, I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me, and that he is a creditable person

                                                                                                           James M. Howard 

                                                                                                     Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Certificate No. 831231

Name. James Osborn                             DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                                                               BUREAU OF PENSIONS

                                                                     Washington, D.C.   November 17, 1897
 
 

SIR:

  In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.

                                                         Very Respectfully,

Mr. JAMES OSBORN                      J Davenport 

Hyden

 KY
 
 

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.

Answer. Emily
 
 

Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?

Answer. About 30 years in Clay County Kentucky by George Napier
 
 

Third. What record of marriage exists?

Answer. 
 
 

Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.

Answer. Yes, Jane Wombles, was divorced at Manchester, Clay County Kentucky don’t remember the date
 
 

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.

Answer. Billy Osborn age 13, Luther Osborn age 12, Nancy age 10
 
 

Date of reply, February 24, 1898                                                        James Osborn
 
 
 
 
 
 

                               DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION
 
 

State of Kentucky

Leslie County,
 
 

 On this 9th day of November, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven personally appeared before me, clerk of the Leslie County Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, JAMES OSBORNE aged 46 years, a resident of the Bull Creek, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical James Osborne who was ENROLLED on the 24th day of December, 1862, in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky commanded by Captain William B. Eversole and was honorably discharged at Camp Nelson, Kentucky on the 24th day of March, 1864; that his personal description is as follows: age 46 years; height 5 feet 10 inches; complexion, fair, hair, light; eyes, grey. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of duty at Irvin, in the State of Kentucky on or about the 5th day of March, 1863, he was taken with a severe pain in my left leg supposed to be white swelling. My leg became sore and swollen up. I could not walk on it and my Regimental Dr. pronounced it the (disease) white swelling. I was also affected with kidney disease from which I am in daily pain.

  That he was treated in hospitals as follows: at Irvine, Kentucky I was treated in hospital about March 5th, 1863 

That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than stated above.

 That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Leslie in the State of Kentucky, and his occupation has been that of a farmer. 

That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a person of health. That he is now unhealthy and disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above, described, received in the service of the United States; and therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.

  He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, of   , his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a pension that his Post Office Address is County of State of.
 
 

Attest:

W.B. Eversole                                                                                     his

J.L. Dixon                                                                                 James X Osborne
 
 

 Also personally appeared W B Eversole, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and J L Dixon, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborne, the claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration, that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

                                                                                W.B. Eversole

                                                                                 J.L Dixon
 
 
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this14th day of November A.D. 1887, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words___ erased, and the words___added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

                                                                                                J.M. Howard, L.C.C.

                                                                                             By A.B. Eversole, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                              ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
 
 

 Whereas, I, James Osbern late a Private in Company L of the 14th Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, War of 1861, having made application for pension under the laws of the United States:

 Now, This agreement witnesseth, That for and in consideration of services done and to be done in the premises, I hereby agree to allow my agent J.B. Cralle of Washington, D.C., the fee of 25 dollars, which shall include all amounts to be paid for any service in furtherance of said claim; and said fee shall not be demanded by or payable to my said agent, in whole or in part, except in the case of the granting of my pension by the Commissioner of Pensions, and that the same shall be paid to him in accordance with the provisions of sections 4768 and 4769 R.S.
 
 

                                                                                          His

                                                                                 James X Osbern

                                                                                   Hyden, Kentucky

Carlo Hoskins

R.S. Wooton
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie,

 Be it known, that on this 26th day of January, A.D. 1889, personally appeared James Osbern, the above named, who, after having had read over to him in the hearing and presence of the two attesting witnesses the contents of the foregoing Articles of Agreement, voluntarily signed and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed.
 
 

                                                                                                   J.M. Howard   C.L.C.C
 
 

 And now, to wit, this 5th day of February, A.D. 1889 I accept the provisions contained in the foregoing Articles of Agreement, and will, to the best of my ability, endeavor faithfully to represent the interest of the claimant in the premises, I hereby certify I have received from the claimant above named Nothing; and that these agreements have been executed in duplicate without additional cost to the claimant, as required by law, in excess of the fee above named, the said agent making no charge therefore.

 Witness my hand the year and day above written.

                                                                                                   J.B. Cralle
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                              PHYSCIAN’S AFFIDAVIT
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS:

 In the matter of James Osborn, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

 Disability alleged as ground for pension is defective eyes, skin disease of face and head, affection of back side and loss of teeth

 Personally came before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County and State, DR. JOHN LEWIS, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That his residence and P.O. address are as follows: Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, that he has been a practicing physician for 37 years, and has been acquainted with said soldier for about 40 years; that he has knowledge of him and his disability as follows: The first time I treated the said claimant was in the spring of 1895 for pneumonia fever. I further state that I have furnished said claimant with medicine several times since for various diseases to wit: Rheumatism disease of liver and right kidney. I further state that the said  claimant is now suffering from disease of red arisiphilus in the face and head which resulting from impure blood, which originated from the liver which results in effecting the eyes at times mostly in warm weather. I further state that said claimant is disabled from all of said disabilities above mentioned from the performance of manual labor at least (3/4) three fourths from 1895 each year on an average to the present time

 I further state that claimant habits has been good and since my acquaintance as above stated 

 And he further declares that he has no interest, either directly or indirectly, in the prosecution of this claim
 
 

                                                                                          John Lewis, M.D. 
 
 
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of March, A.D. 1902, and I hereby certify that the affiant is a practicing physician in good professional standing; that the contents of the above affidavit, were fully made known to him before he executed the same; and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same: and I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                 James M. Howard

                                                                                               Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 

                                                                              Hyden, Kentucky

                                                                             June 22, 1903
 
 

                                                       Henry D. Phillips

                                                                        Washington, D.C.
 
 

 Sir,

  Enclosed find affidavit of Dr. W.E. Rag in my claim for pension, please have me sent before the Board of Surgeons if ordered at Manchester, Kentucky

                                                                      I am yours truly,

                                                                        James Osborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                              Hyden, Kentucky

                                                                             February 15, 1902
 
 

                                                       Henry D. Phillips

                                                                        Washington, D.C.
 
 

 Sir,

  Enclosed find declaration for invalid pension when ordered before a Board of Surgeons. I prefer to go to Manchester, Kentucky because it is a closer

                                                                      Yours respectfully,

                                                                        James Osborn

                                                                       By E.L.L.
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                     Marriage License
 
 

 The Commonwealth of Kentucky
 
 

   To any Minister of the Gospel or other person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony, you are hereby permitted to solemnize the rites of Matrimony between James Ousburn and Aggie or Emily Jones the requirements of the law having been complied with

   Witness my signature as Clerk of the Clay County Court this the 31st day of May 1870
 
 

                                                                                                W.L. White, Clerk

                                                                                               By G.W. Price, D.Clerk
 
 

                                              Certificate of Marriage
 
 

             This is to certify that on the 5th day of June 1870 the rites of Matrimony were legally solemnized by me in Clay County Kentucky between James Osburn and Aggy or Emily Jones at the residence of John Couch and in the presence of James Napier and John Napier as witnesses

                                                                                Signed- George Napier

                                                                            Minister of the Baptist Church
 
 

State of Kentucky

County of Clay
 
 

 I, William Rice, Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid, certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the marriage license, as appears in my office, of James Osburn to Emily Jones
 
 

     Witness my hand, this the 9th day of May 1911

                                                                                        William Rice, Clerk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 5 Day Cay Circuit Court, November Term November 12, 1869
 
 

 Mary Jain Osborn

          Vs::::       Judgment

 James Osborn
 
 

           The papers in this action including this cross petition of defendant being submitted for hearing and the Court advised adjudges that the marriage contract between the parties be dissolved, set aside and held naught and the defendant is now restored to all the rights and privileges of an unmarried person and the Plaintiff is adjudged so restored after expiration of one year from this time to all the rights and privileges of an unmarried woman. The defendant is adjudged to pay the cost and the plaintiff’s petition is dismissed and the same is stricken.
 
 

        I, C.L. Hounchell, Clerk of the Clay Circuit Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the judgment rendered in the case of May Jain Osborn vs. James Osborn, lately pending in the Clay Circuit Court, as appears and remains of record in my office.

       This 10th day of August, 1911

                                                                              C.L. Hounchell

                                                                              Clerk Clay Circuit Court 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                     GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS:

 In the matter of Pension Claim No. 967973, of Emily Osborn, widow of James Osborn, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

 Personally came before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County and State, ED OSBORN, aged 58 years, citizen of the town of Gad, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That he was well acquainted with the said soldier James Osborn, and am also well acquainted with the claimant Emily Osborn; and that the said soldier James Osborn was never married to anyone else after he was divorced from the said Jane Osborn until he was married to the claimant 1870; and that the said claimant and soldier lived together as husband and wife from their marriage in 1870 until the date of his death which accrued on the 5th day of March 1911; and that he was present and saw said soldier die and was also present and helped to bury him on the 6th day of March 1911, at his own home, and that said claimant has not married since the death of said soldier, and that said claimant was not married to anyone else besides said soldier.

 And he further declares that he has no interest in said case and is not concerned in its prosecution.
 
 

                                                                                                     Ed Osborn
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant; and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution, and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a credible person and so reputed in the community in which he resides.

 Witness my hand and official seal this 11th day of August, 1911

                                                                                                 James M. Howard

                                                                                               Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                            GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie, SS:

 In the matter of Pension Claim No. 967973, of Emily Osborn, widow of James Osborn, Company L, 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

 Personally came before me, a County Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County and State, W.G. NAPIER, aged 57 years, citizen of the town of Gad, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That he was well acquainted with said soldier James Osborn and his former wife Jane Osborn and the claimant Emily Osborn, and states that the said soldier James Osborn was never married to any other woman after he was divorced from the said Jane Osborn in 1869 until he married the claimant Emily Osborn in 1870; that said soldier James Osborn and claimant Emily Osborn lived together as husband and wife from the date of their marriage in 1870 until the date of said soldier’s death, that said soldier died on the 5th day of March 1911, that he saw him on said day as a corpse and made his coffin and that he was buried on the 6th day of March 1911, on his own home land. That said claimant has not married since the death of said soldier. That she was never married to anyone else. He further declares that he has no interest in said case and is not concerned in its prosecution.

                                                                                               William G. Napier
 
 

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant; and acquainted her with its contents before she executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution, and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a credible person and so reputed in the community in which he resides.

 Witness my hand and official seal this11th day of, August, 1911

                                                                                                        James M. Howard

                                                                                                   Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 

J.M. MUNCY

Attorney at Law

Hyden, Kentucky
 
 

                                                                                            Obed, Leslie County, Kentucky

                                                                                            December 18th, 1916
 
 

Widow Certificate Number, 731.

Name of Soldier: James Osborn

Service of Soldier: Private, Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry
 
 

Commissioner of Pensions

                        Washington, D.C.
 
 

Dear Sir:-
 
 

        I am pensioned under the above certificate Number, because of the service of the soldier named. I was not his wife during the period of his service in the civil war.

        I was married to him in the year 1869 in May

        I am 73 years old having been born in Clay County, Kentucky on Bull Creek, in the year, 1843

        I am entitled to the increase of Pension provided by the First section of the Act of Congress approved September 8, 1916
 
 

   Johnie Napier                                                                 Emiley Osborn

  Gad, Kentucky                                                                Gad, Kentucky

  Coy Wooton

  Gad, Kentucky
 
 
 
 
 
 

         The Commissioner of Pensions:

                                                                                                        August 12 day, 1926
 
 

        I was the wife of the person on account of whose service during the Civil War I am drawing pension, during the period of his service in said war, and therefore I request consideration of my case with a view to the allowance of the $50 rate provided by the act of July 3, 1926

                                                                                       Emily Osborn

                                                                                       Obed, Kentucky

Widow Certificate No. 73147
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                            OBED, KENTUCKY

                                                                              October 30, 1926,
 
 

Hon. Commissioner Pensions,
 
 

Washington, D.C.
 
 

Dear Sir:

        I am the widow of James Osborne, Private Company L of the 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry and was married to him in the time of the Civil War, that I am drawing pension at the rate of $30.00 per month, and that I am entitled to $50.00 per month under the lare act.

       I wish you would send me the paper blanks and information in regard as to how I may obtain this amount.
 
 

                                                                      Yours very truly,

                                                                         Emiley Osborn
 
 
 
 
 
 

State of Kentucky, County of Leslie
 
 

 On this 26th day of June, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eleven, personally appeared before me, a County Court Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, Emiley Osborn, aged 66 years, a resident of Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved April 19, 1908.

         That she is the widow of James Osborn, who was enrolled as a private under the name of James Osborn in Clay County, Kentucky, in the month of May, 186_, as a private in Company “L” 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, and honorably discharged ___, 186_ having served ninety days and more during the late civil war.

        That he was not in the Military or naval service of the United States other than stated above.

        That she was married under the name of Emily Jones, to said soldier in Clay County, Kentucky, on the 5th day of June, 1870, by George Napier a licensed Minister of the Baptist Church; that there was no legal barrier to the said marriage; that she had not previously married; that the said soldier had been previously married to one Jane Wombles, but had been divorced from each other before the said soldier was married to this claimant; that said divorce from said Wombles woman was had and obtained by said soldier in the Clay Circuit Court, for Clay County, Kentucky; a Court having competent jurisdiction to grant divorces; and that neither she nor the soldier married otherwise than stated above.

       That the said soldier died March the 5th, 1911, at his home near Hyden, Kentucky; that she was not divorced from him and that she has not remarried since his death.

       That the said soldier left no children surviving him who are now living under the age of 16 years.

       That she has not heretofore applied for pension.

       That she hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, J.M. Muncy, her true and lawful attorney at Hyden, Kentucky, to prosecute this her claim.

        That her post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky
 
 

Hiram Young                                                                   Emily X Osborn

E.P. Sizemore
 
 

Also personally appeared Hiram Young, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and E.P Sizemore, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say they were present and saw Emily Osborn, the claimant make her mark to the foregoing declaration, that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 15 years and 15 years, respectively, that she is the identical person he represents herself to be; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

                                                                                          Hiram Young

                                                                                          E.P. Sizemore
 
 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of June, A.D. 1911, and hereby certify that the contents of this declaration were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing them, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim
 
 

                                                                                          James M. Howard

                                                                                      Clerk Leslie County Court

                                                                                      By James N. Napier, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 

                    DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

 State of Kentucky, 

County of Leslie, 
 
 

 On this 21st day of April,  A.D. one thousand nine hundred and six, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 70 years, that he was born on the _ day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty six; late member of Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, a resident of the town of Bull Creek, County of Leslie State, of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, dully enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 10 dollars per month, under act of June 27, 1890, by reason of partial inability to earn a support by manual labor, his pension certificate No. 831231.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of disabilities heretofore alleged, namely, skin disease of right side, loss eye sight of left eye, rheumatism and growth on right side of neck and loss of teeth 

Also on account of age

That he was not employed in the military or naval service prior to December 24, 1862

That he was not employed in the military or naval service since March 24, 1864

That none of said disabilities are due to vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge permanent in character; that he applies for rating under order of the Commissioner of Pensions, dated March 15, 1904; that he appoints Henry D. Phillips, of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim, with power of substitution and revocation; that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

William Jones

A B Morgan
 
 

 Also personally appeared William Jones, residing at Gad, Kentucky and A B Morgan, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, make his mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             William Jones

                                                                                              A B Morgan
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of April, A.D. 1906; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                  James M. Howard

                                                                                                Clerk Leslie County Court
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                    DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

 State of Kentucky, 

County of Leslie, 
 
 

 On this 6th day of June,  A.D. nineteen hundred and three, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 67 years, late member of Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, a resident of the town of Hyden, County of Leslie State, of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States under act of June 27, 1890, enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 8 dollars per month, , by reason of partial inability to earn a support by manual labor, his pension certificate No. 831231.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of disabilities heretofore alleged, namely, a total loss of all lower teeth and partial loss of the upper teeth, loss of eyes partial; defects of right side and defects of the skin

Also on account of a growth or an enlargement on the right side of the neck, and rheumatism of the knee joints and legs

Incurred during my service in the war and afterward the affiant says that he is fully injured from the above diseases from the performance of manual labor at least 3/4

That none of said disabilities are due to vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge permanent in character; that he appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, Henry D. Phillips, of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim, that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

J H Hart

William Lewis
 
 

 Also personally appeared J H Hart, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and William Lewis, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, make his mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             J H Hart

                                                                                              William Lewis
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6 day of June, A.D. 1903; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                  James M. Howard

                                                                                                Clerk Leslie County Court

                                                                                                By E.L. Lewis, D.C.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                    DECLARATION for INCREASE of INVALID PENSION
 
 

 State of Kentucky, 

County of Leslie, 
 
 

 On this 4th day of March,  A.D. nineteen hundred and five, personally appeared before me a County Court Clerk, within and for the county and State aforesaid, James Osborn, aged 69 years, late member of Company L, 14th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, a resident of the town of Hyden, County of Leslie State, of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States under act of June 27, 1890, enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of eight dollars per month, , by reason of partial inability to earn a support by manual labor, his pension certificate No. 831231.

That he believes himself entitled to increase of Pension on account of disabilities heretofore alleged, namely rheumatism, defects of right side, skin disease, loss of teeth

Also on account of defects of lungs and heart trouble

That none of said disabilities are due to vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge permanent in character, the affiant further says from these diseases and probably others he is entirely unable to earn his support by manual labor; that he appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, Henry D. Phillips, of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to persecute his claim, that his post office address is Hyden, County of Leslie, State of Kentucky.
 
 

                                                                                                  James X Osborn

                                                                                                           Mark
 
 

Attest:
 
 

Julius C. Steele

G A Steele
 
 

 Also personally appeared G.A. Steele, residing at Hyden, Kentucky and J.C. Steele, residing at Hyden, Kentucky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, say they were present and saw James Osborn, the claimant, make his mark to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                             G.A. Steele

                                                                                             Julius C. Steele
 
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of March, A.D. 1905; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
 
 

                                                                                                  James M. Howard

                                                                                                Clerk Leslie County Court

                                                                                                By E.L. Lewis, D.C.