Contributed by Joan Brewer
Pension Deposition by Alexander Brewer
State of New York, County of Greene: SS
Alexander Brewer being duly sworn deposes and says, that he is the same identical person of that name who was a private in Co. E. N.Y Engr., and to whom was issued pension certificate No. 1.023.136; that as deponent is informed and verily believes to be true, this deponent was born on the twenty-third day of April in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four; that the source of deponent’s information and the grounds of his belief is the family record of births and deaths kept by the parents of this deponent, which said record was and is kept and set forth in the old family bible of deponent’s parents; that said record under the heading of “children” “births” set forth and states the birth of deponent as follows,
Alvin P. Brewer August 8th 1842
Alexander Brewer April 23rd 1844
Samuel Brewer May 16, 1847
Mazeppa T. Brewer January 25, 1850
Sarah L. Brewer March 25, 1852
That Alexander Brewer above named is this deponent, and that the other persons above-named are the brothers and sister of this deponent; that deponent has now present with him before the notary public before whom this affidavit is made for the purpose of securing to this deponent an increase of pension under the Act of May 11th, 1912, and deponent hereby applies for and claims a right to such increase of pension under said Act: that deponent served as a private in said Regiment during the was of the Rebellion for more than the period of one year.
Subscribed and sworn to before me: (signature illegible)
…..been so acquainted with him for more than thirty years last past, and know him to be the same person described in pension certificate No. 1.023.136; the said deponent has this day exhibited to me a family bible contains a family record of births and deaths and in which it is stated and set forth under the heading of “births” that Alexander Brewer was born April 23, 1844, which said record bears no mark or evidence of erasion or alteration, except that the final figure “4” in “1844” may have been written over the figure “5”; the whole of said entry appears to have been made at the same time and with same pen and ink, and bears evidence of being made a very long time ago; the Bible containing said record was as appears by the following printed upon the first page of said book “published by Waugh and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry St. J. Collord, printer 1834”, published in the year 1834.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and set my official seal this 29th day of March 1913.
M. Lackey, Jr.
Tannersville, Greene County, New York
Act of June 27, 1890
State of New York, County of Greene
On the 10th day of January, AD one thousand eight hundred and ninety three, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Alexander Brewer, aged 48 years, a resident of Tannersville, County of Greene, State of New York, who =, being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Alexander Brewer who was enrolled on the 28 of Feby 1864, in Co. E – 15th N.Y. Engr. in the was of the rebellion and served, at least ninety days and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Fort Barry: VA on the 13th day of June, 1865. That he is now unable to earn a support by reason of dislocation of ankle and------------------.
That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent; that he never applied for pension under application -----------------; that he is a pensioner under certificate No. ------------------
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of June 27, 1890.
He hereby appoints, STODDARD & CO., of Washington DC his true and lawful attorneys to prosecute this claim. AND HE HEREBY AGREES TO ALLOW THEM THE FEE OF TEN DOLLARS.
That his P.O. address is Tannersville, County of Greene, State of New York.
Attest: Emma Payne, M.T. Brewer
State of New York, County of Greene, SS:
On this 5th day of June, AD one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me Adam Publia within and for the county and State aforesaid, Alexander Brewer who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 68 years of age, and a resident of Tannersville, county of Greene, State of New York, and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Kingston, under the name of Alexander Brewer, on the 19 day of February, 1864 as a private, in Co. E 15 Reg, N.Y. Engrs, is the service of the United States, in the Civil was, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Elmira, on the 2nd day of July, 1865. That he also served -----------------------.
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height 5 feet 11.5 inched; complexion light; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, brown; that his occupation was carpenter, that he was born April 23, 1844, at Tannersville, Greene Co. NY.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:
Haines Falls, NY about 1875
Sturgess, S. Dakota – 1878
Tannersville, NY since
That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 1145029. That he has ------ applied for pension under original No. ----------
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 May 11, 1912.
That his post office address is Tannersville, county of Greene, State of New York
Attest: Michael Lackey, Clara E. Lackey
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th
day of June, AD, 1912, and I hereby certify that the contents of the
above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before
swearing, including the words --------------------, erased, and the words
-------------------------and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the
prosecution of this claim.
Edward W. Lackey