Civil War, Ross County

Pension Records

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Campbell, John W.

Contributed by: Bev Jones

My great-grandfather, John W. Campbell, lived in Jackson/Pike/Vinton Counties from 1884 until his death in 1915. During this period of time, many statements were written or witnessed before the Justice of the Peace by John's acquaintances to help him with his Civil War pension. This is a list of names that appear in John's file. Maybe someone on this list is a member of your family, and you'll know that person was still living on the date shown here.


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07-11-1890 George Monk, witnessed a statement
07-11-1890 Loyd Brohard(?), witnessed a statement
03-12-1891 Dr. A.C. Messenger, medical exam
03-12-1891 Simon Vickers, Coalton, age 50, gave a character statement
03-12-1891 Elias Farris, Coalton, age 38 gave a character statement
03-12-1891 12-05-1891 H. V. Speelman, Notary Public on several statements
12-05-1891 A. L. Oliver, Coalton, witnessed a statement
12-05-1891 J. W. Wood, Coalton, witnessed a statement
11-23-1892 D. V. Rannells, Pres. Board of Examiners at McArthur, Vinton Co.
11-23-1892 Jno. E. Sylvester, Sec'y Board of Examiners at McArthur, Vinton Co.
11-23-1892 W. R. Moore, Treas. Board of Examiners at McArthur, Vinton Co.
04-09-1895 Frank Hartley, Limerick, witnessed a statement
04-09-1895 Ella Calfee(?), Richmondale, witnessed a statement
04-09-1895 George L. Wickline, Justice of the Peace (Pike County?)
07-25-1896 J. S. Dixon, witnessed a statement
07-25-1896 L. F. Brandorn, witnessed a statement
07-25-1896 C. C. Davis, Justice of the Peace (Ross County)
08-25-1896 George S. Riley, Jackson Twp, Limerick, age 74, statement regarding John's health
08-25-1896 George L. Wickline, Justice of the Peace (at his office near Limerick)
08-25-1896 C. H. Willis, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, Limerick P.O., age 55, statement of John's health and character.
08-25-1896 Geo. L. Wickline, Justice of the Peace, at his store near Limerick, Oh.
12-04-1897 James Chamberlain, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, Richmondale P.O., age 54, health and character statement
12-04-1897 John Woods, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, Richmondale P.O., age 50, character statement.
12-04-1897 Roscoe Dixon, witnessed a statement
12-04-1897 A. S. Wills, witnessed a statement
12-04-1897 A. C. Davis, Justice of the Peace, Jackson Twp, Pike Co
01-04-1899 James E. Badders, Limerick, witnessed a statement
01-04-1899 George Z. Riley, Limerick, witnessed a statement
01-13-1899 George Z. Riley, Limerick P.O., age 27, health statement
01-13-1899 Joseph Burns, Limerick, age 43, health statement
01-13-1899 Peter Boyer, Limerick, age 37, rented his "place" to John
01-13-1899 Ada Wickline, witnessed a statement
01-18-1899 James R. Bryant, near Limerick, age 49, health statement
04-17-1900 George L. Wickline, Notary Public
07-25-1899 Ferdinand Rose, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, age 62, neighbor
07-25-1899 Wm. G. Sprague, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, age 39, neighbor
07-25-1899 Thomas W. Evans, Notary Public, Ross County
04-17-1900 George L. Wickline, Notary Public
04-17-1900 Jacob E. Rowland, Jackson Twp & Co, Limerick P.O., age 23, character statement
04-17-1900 Jasper J. Bowman, Jackson Twp, Pike Co, Limerick P.O., age 25, character statement
11-27-1901 John W. Tanner, Sinai, Oh, witnessed a statement
11-27-1901 Almeda Wingo, Sinai, Oh, witnessed a statement
11-27-1901 George L. Wickline, Justice of the Peace
04-02-1902 Dr. G. A. Ewing, Pres. of Board of Examiners, Jackson
04-02-1902 Dr. W. E. Williams, Sec'y of Board of Examiners, Jackson
04-02-1902 John F. Morgan, Treas of Board of Examiners, Jackson
09-19-1902 Wm. A. Nobel, Wellston, given power of attorney
09-19-1902 H. W. Partlow, Wellston?, witness
09-19-1902 C. A. Vickers, Wellston?, witness
09-19-1902 E. H. Willis, Notary Public, probably at Wellston
01-07-1903 J. W. Murphy, Pres. Board of Examiners at McArthur
01-07-1903 C. O. Dunlap, Sec'y Board of Examiners at McArthur
01-07-1903 W. H. Henry, Treas. Board of Examiners at McArthur
03-05-1910 H. C. O'Dell, Richmond Dale P.O., witness
03-05-1910 W. P. O'Dell, Richmond Dale P.O., witness
03-05-1910 W. A. Maxwell, Jackson Twp & Co., Notary Public
06-22-1911 George B. Essex, Ray, Jackson Co., witness
06-22-1911 J. H. McCormick, Notary Public (perhaps at Ray)
05-20-1912 Lou Minks(?), witness (John had Byer P.O. this date)
05-20-1912 G. A. Harper, witness
05-20-1912 Wm. H. Connery, Justice of the Peace
03-06-1914 J. D. Hickman, witness (John lived at Ray this date)
03-06-1914 R. M. Hickman, witness
03-06-1914 J. N. Scothorn, Notary Public, Jackson County
03-25-1914 W. A. Maxwell, Notary Public, Ross County

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John died in Feb. 1915, and his widow, Ann Eliza Handley Campbell began to accumulate her pension file. Names appearing in her file:

02-19-1915 George B. Essex, Ray, witnessed a statement
02-19-1915 Rachel S. Essex, Ray, witnessed a statement
02-19-1915 J. H. McCormick, Notary Public
02-25-1915 Frank Anderson, undertaker, prepared body of John W. Campbell.
02-26-1915 Frank Sands, age 59, statement of acquaintance with couple
02-26-1915 Elza Anderson, age 30?, statement of acquaintance with couple
03-01-1915 Charles Campbell, RFD 2 Springfield Oh, age 65, brother of deceased
03-08-1915 Nora Queen, age 62, Ray, Oh, neighbor
03-08-1915 A. Berniece Davis, age 17, Ray, Oh, neighbor

 


Clark, Robert

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 

C. 149 OHIO N.G. - Robert Clark, 5 Corpl, Co. I, 149 Reg't Ohio Mil. Inf.

Appears on Company Muster And Descriptive Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated Camp Dennison, O. May 8, 1864.


Where born - Ross Co., O.
Age - 33 y'rs
Occupation - Farmer.
When enlisted - July 10*
Where enlisted - Bourneville
For what period enlisted - 100 days
Eyes - Blue; hair - Dark; Complexion - Dark; height - 5 ft. 8 in.
When mustered in - May 8.
Muster-in to date - May 8, 1864.
Where mustered in - Camp Dennison.
Bounty paid - (blank); due - (blank).
Where credited - (blank).
Company to which assigned - (blank). Remarks - (blank).
[*eg - See date of enrollment on card from muster-out roll.]

The men whose names are borne on this roll were enrolled in the service of the United States May 2, 1864, for 100 days from date of muster-in. - R. and P.

Bookmark - (blank).

Signed/ Kime, Copyist.



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C. 149 Ohio N.G. - Robert Clark, 5 Corp., Co. I, 149 Reg't. Ohio National Guard Inf. Appears on Company Muster Roll for May 8 to June 30, 1864. Present or absent - Present. Stoppage - (blank). Due Gov't. - (blank). Remarks - (blank). Book mark - (blank). Signed/ M.L. Cousin, Copist.



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C. 149 Ohio N.G. - Robert Clark, 5 Corp., Co I, 149 Reg't Ohio National Guard Inf. Age - 33 years. Appears on CO. MUSTER-OUT ROLL dated Camp Dennison, O. Aug. 30, 1864.


Muster-out to date - Aug. 30, 1864.
Last paid to - Never paid.
When enrolled - May 2, 1864, for 100 days.
Where enrolled - Chillicothe, Ohio.*
Clothing account - (blank).
Am't. for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd - $11.72.
Due U.S. for arms, equipments, etc. - (blank).
Bounty paid - (blank).
Remarks - Value of clothing lost at battle Monocacy Junction. Md. July 9, 1864. $4.78.
[*eg - See enrollment on card from muster and descriptive roll.]
Book mark - (blank).

Signed/ T.C. Taylor, Copyist.



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C. 149 Ohio. - Robt. Clark Pvt, Co. I, 149 Reg't Ohio Infantry. Appears on Returns as follows: July 1864, Loss: Missing in action. July 9/64, at Monocacy, Md. Book mark - (blank). Signed/ L.B. Bournan, Copyist.



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ACT JUNE 27, '90. 3-402.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.

2241 Certificate No. 725886, Name - Robert Clarke.

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, H. Clay
Evans, Commissioner.

A.C.Rice, U.S. Pension Agent, Columbus, Ohio.

First, Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name
and her maiden name.
Answer - Yes. Julia Ann Miller.

Second, When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer - March 18, 1855. Ross Co., O. Rev. John Hatterman.

Third, What record of marriage exists?
Answer - in Probate Court, Chillicothe, Ohio.

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 - No.

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

Answer - Yes. William W. James. Sarah E. Mary J. Rebecca A. Jessie P. Ella M. Myrtle F.


Signed/ Robert Clarke.Date of reply - June 4, 1898.

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3-404aa.
(illegible word), Div. J.A.G., Ex'r.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF PENSIONS.
Washington, D.C. Jany. 20, 1899.

Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Record and Pension Office,
War Department, requesting a full military and medical history of the
soldier. (blank). No other report on file.

Clf No. 725886. Name - Robert Clarke. Co. I, 149 Reg't., Ohio Inf.

Signed/ (Signature stamp illegible), Commissioner.

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Address: "Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington, D.C."
RECORD AND PENSION OFFICE, WAR DEPARTMENT.
Respectfully returned to the COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS.
Robert Clark, Co. I, 149 Reg't, Oh Mil Inf. was enrolled May 2, 1864 and
M.O. Aug. 30, 1864 with Co.
From En to MO, he held the rank of Corpl and during that period the rolls
show him present except as follows - (blank).
The medical records show him treated as follows - no record found.
By Authority of the Secretary of War: Signed/ (signature illegible),
Colonel, U.S. Army, Chief of Office. Per (initials illegible) Washington,
D.C. COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS.


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ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890. DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION.

To be executed before a Court of Record or some officer thereof having
custody of its seal, a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace, whose official
signature shall be verified by his official seal, and in case he have none
his signature and official character shall be certified by a Clerk of a
Court of Record or a City or County Clerk.

STATE OF OHIO, COUNTY OF ROSS, ss:

On this 26th day of July, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety,
personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace and Police Justice,
within and for the County and State aforesaid Robert Clarke, aged 59 years,
a resident of the Township of Twin, County of Ross, State of Ohio, who,
being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Robert
Clarke, who was enrolled on the 2nd day of May, 1864, in Co. I, 149, Ohio
National Guards as a Private & Corporal, to serve one hundred days in the
service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and served at
least ninety days, and was Honorably Discharged at Camp Dennison, O. on the
30th day of August, 1864, That he is Now unable to earn a support by manual
labor by reason of Nasal Catarrh, and Muscular Rheumatism, That said
disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his
knowledge and belief permanent, That he has not heretofore applied for
pension, 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.

He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,
John E. McKerney of Bourneville Ross Co. O., his true and lawful attorney to
prosecute his claim, the fee to be TEN DOLLARS, as prescribed by law. That
his post-office address is Lattas, County of Ross, State of Ohio.


Signed/ C.W. Brodes.
Signed/ Oen S. Mallow.
Signed/ Robert Clarke, Claimant's Signature.


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3.000a
MILITARY SERVICE.
Name of Soldier: Robert Clarke.
Middle Div., B.V.L.H. Ex'r. Bureau of Pensions, APR 22, 1891, No. 877835.

SIR: It is alleged that the above-named man enlisted May 2, 1864, and
served as a pvt. & corp. in Co. I, 149 Reg't, Oh. Mil. I., and was
discharged at Camp Dennison, Oh. on Aug 30, 1864. . . .

The War Department will please furnish an official statement in this
case, showing date of enrollment and date and mode of termination of
service.

Very respectfully, (signature illegible), Commissioner. The Officer in
Charge of the Record and Pension Division, War Department.

WAR DEPARTMENT, RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION, Apr. 24, 1801.
Respectfully returned to the COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS.

This will show that Robert Clark mentioned in the preceding indorsement, was
enrolled 2 May, 1864, and M.O. with Co. Aug. 30, 1864.

By authority of the Secretary of War: F.C. Anisionch (spelling?), Major,
Surgeon, U.S. Army.


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DECLARATION FOR INCREASE AND REISSUE OF PENSION. UNDER THE ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.

To be executed before some officer authorized to administer oaths for
general purposes. The official character and signature of any such officer
not required by law to use a seal must be certified by the clerk of the
proper court, giving dates of beginning and close of official term. If
certificate on file, so state.

STATE OF OHIO, COUNTY OF ROSS, ss:

On this 27 day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-seven personally appeared before me, a Clerk of Courts within and for
the County and State aforesaid, Robert Clarke, aged 66 years, late a member
of Co. I, 149 Regiment, Ohio Vols, a resident of the P.O. of Rainsboro
County of Highland State of Ohio who, being duly sworn according to law,
declares that he is a pensioner of the United States under the Act of June
27, 1890, enrolled at the Columbus, Ohio 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 being numbered 725886. That he
believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of the
Disabilities Heretofore Alleged, namely: Catarrh and Rheumatism and that
said disabilities have increased in severity and resulted in disease of
heart and nervous prostration. Also on account of disease of kidneys and
general disability incurred (blank).

That said disabilities are not due to vicious habits, and are to the best of
his knowledge and belief permanent in character and disable him from earning
a support by manual labor.

He therefore requests that he be favored with another medical examination
with the view of determining his right to $12 per month, the full rate
allowed under the Act of June 27, 1890.

He also requests that his original or first claim filed under the Act of
June 27, 1890, be re-examined and considered under the provisions of the Act
of March 6, 1896, and also under the decision of the Assistant Secretary of
the Interior of June 17, 1896, in the case of James J. Durkee, Vol. S, P.D.,
p. 152, with a view that a reissue be made in his case allowing his pension
from the date of filing his original or first application.

He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,
W.M.Garrettson of Chillicothe, Ohio his true and lawful attorney, to
prosecute his claim.

His Post Office address is Rainsboro Highland Co. State of Ohio.


Signed/ Wm. S. Metcalf.
Signed/ Edw. G. Wiedlet.
Signed/ Robert Clarke, Signature of Claimant.


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3-173.
Rec'd. - Div. JAG - Ex'r. letf No. - 725886. Robert Clarke. Co. I, 149
Reg't., Ohio Inf. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C., Jan'y 20, 1899.

Sir: Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions
enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may
be of great value to your family. Very respectfully, (signature illegible),
Commissioner.
Mr. Robert Clarke, Rainsboro, Ohio.

No. 1. Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife's full name,
and her maiden name.
Answer: Yes. Julia Ann. Julia Ann Miller.

No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer: March 18, 1855. In Huntington Township Ross Co. O. By Rev. John J. Hatterman.

No. 3. What record of marriage exists?
Answer: in the Records of the Probate Court Ross County Ohio.

No. 4. 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: No.

No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and
the dates of their birth.
Answer: Wm. W. Dec 14 1855. James Nov 23 1857. Sarah E. April 4, 1860.
Mary J. August 31, 1862. Rebecca A. Dec. 24, 1864. Jessie P. Oct 10 1869.
Margaret E. Jan. 14, 1872. Myrtle F. June 24, 1874.

Date of reply - Jan. 24, 1899. Signed/ Robert Clarke.


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DECLARATION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION, UNDER THE ACTS OF JUNE 27, 1890, AND MAY 9, 1900.

Note - This can be executed before any officer authorized to
administer oaths for general purposes. If such officer uses a seal,
certificate of Clerk of Court is not necessary. If no seal is used, then
such certificate must be attached.

STATE OF OHIO, COUNTY OF HIGHLAND, ss:

On this 5 day of February, A.D. one thousand 9 hundred and 2 personally
appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County and
State aforesaid Robert Clarke aged 70 years, a resident of Rainsboro, P.O.
County of Highland, State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law,
declares he is a pensioner of the United States, enrolled at the Columbus
Pension Agency at the rate of Eight dollars per month, Certificate No.
725889, by reason of disability from Rheumatism, nasal Catarrh and Heart
disease and disease of throat. That he was a corporal in Co. 2-149 Reg't,
Ohio Inft. Vols.

That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on the
ground that the rate allowed him is too low and not commensurate with the
extent of his present disability. He therefore requests that he be favored
with another medical examination with the view of determining his right to
$12 per month, the full rate allowed under the Act of June 27, 1890, as
amended by Act of May 9, 1900.

That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the
best of his knowledge and belief permanent. He hereby appoints, with full
power of substitution and revocation W.W. Rittenhouse of Bainbridge, Ohio,
his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim. His Post-office
address is Rainsboro, Ohio.


Signed/ H.W. Roads.
Signed/ Charles Workman.
Signed/ Robert Clarke, Signature of Claimant.



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APPLICATION FOR INVALID PENSION. Act of June 27, 1890, amended by Act of
May 9, 1900, and as construed by the Order of March 15, 1904.
State of Ohio, County of Highland ss.

On this 31 day of May, A.D. 1904, personally appeared before me Robert
Clarke, aged 72 years, a resident of Rainsboro, County of Highland, State of
Ohio, who being duly sworn, declares that he is the identical person who was
enrolled at Chillicothe Ohio under the name of Robert Clarke on the 2 day
of Mar, 1864, as a Corporal in Co. I, 149 O.V.I. in the service of the
United States, in the war of the rebellion, and served at least ninety days,
and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Camp Dennison Ohio, on the 30 day of August
1864. That he is in part incapacitated for earning a support by manual
labor by reason of age. That he was not employed in the military or naval
service prior to May 2nd, 1864. That he has not been employed in the
military or naval service since Aug. 30th, 1864. That he is a pensioner.
That he has heretofore applied for pension By lett No. 725886. That he was
born on the 28 day of October one thousand eight hundred and 32. 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 the Act of May 9, 1900.

That his post-office address is Rainsboro, County of Highland, State of
Ohio. That he hereby appoints R.W. Shoppell, of Washington, D.C., his true
and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim.


Claimant's signature - Signed/ Robert Clarke.
Witnesses: Attest: Signed/ John L. Gossett, Signed/ T.H. Harrington.

Also personally appeared John L. Gossett, residing at Rainsboro, O. and
T.H. Harrington, residing at Rainsboro, O., persons whom I certify to be
respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say
they were present and saw Robert Clarke, the claimant, sign his name (or
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 of 13 years and 13 years respectively, that he is the identical person
he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the
prosecution of this claim.


Signature of affiants - Signed/ T.H. Harrington, Signed/ John L. Gossett.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31 day of May, A.D. 1904, 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; and
that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this
claim.

Signed/ T.M. Ferguson, Justice of the Peace.


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ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907. DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.

State of Ohio, County of Highland, ss.

On this 21 day of February, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven
(1907), personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for
the county and State aforesaid, Robert Clarke, who, being duly sworn
according to law, declares that he is 74 years of age, and a resident of
Highland county of, State of Ohio; and that he is the identical person who
was enrolled at Chillicothe, Ohio under the name of Robert Clarke, on the 2"
day of May, 1864 as a Corporal, in Capt. Philip A. Roads Company I 149
Regiment of Ohio National Guards Volunteers, who was enrolled on the second
day of May 1864 in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and
was Honorably Discharged at Camp Denison, on the 30 day of August, 1864.
That he also served (blank). 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 8 inches;
complexion, dark; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, dark; that his
occupation was Farmer; that he was born October 28, 1832 at Chillicothe,
Ohio.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been
as follows: Slate Mills Ohio, Roxibell Ohio, Lattas Ohio, Rainsboro Ohio.

That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension
certificate in 725886.

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
February 6, 1907.

That his post-office address is Rainsboro, county of Highland, State of
Ohio.

Claimant's signature in full - Signed/ Robert Clarke.
Attest: (1). Signed/ John L. Gossett. (2). Signed/ W.B. Roads.

Also personally appeared John L Gossett, residing in Rainsboro, Ohio and
W.B. Roads, residing in Rainsboro, Ohio 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 Robert Clarke the claimant, sign his name (or
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 16 years and 16 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he
represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution
of this claim.
Signed/ John L. Gossett.
Signed/ W.B. Roads.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21 day of February, A.D. 1907, 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 - (blank), erased, and the words - (blank),
added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution
of this claim.

Signed/ T.M. Ferguson, Justice of the Peace.
My certificate of office is on File in the Pension Office.


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3-014. ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907. DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.

State of Ohio, County of Highland, ss.

On this 7 day of October, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and Seven
(1907) personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for
the county and State aforesaid, Robert Clarke, who, being duly sworn
according to law, declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of
Rainsboro, Ohio, county of Highland, State of Ohio; and that he is the
identical person who was enrolled at Chillicothe, Ohio under the name of
Robert Clarke, on the 2 day of May, 1864, as a Corporal, in Co I 149 Ohio
National Guards Inft. in the service of the United States, in the Civil war,
and was Honorably Discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on the 30 day of
August, 1864. That he also served (blank). 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 8 inches; complexion, Dark; color of eyes, Blue; color of hair, Dark;
that his occupation was Farmer; that he was born October 28, 1832, at
Chillicothe, Ohio.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have
been as follows: Slate Mills Ohio, Anderson Ohio, Roxibell Ohio, Latis
Ohio, and Rainsboro Ohio, No 725886.

That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension -
Pension certificate.

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
February 6, 1907.

That his post-office address is Rainsboro, county of Highland, State of
Ohio.

Claimant's signature in full - Signed/ Robert Clarke.
Attest: (1) Signed/ W. B. Roads. (2). Signed/ Belle Ferguson.

Also personally appeared W.B. Roads, residing in Rainsboro, Ohio, and
Belle Ferguson, residing in Rainsboro, 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 Robert Clarke, the claimant, sign his name
(or 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 16 years and 2 years, respectively, that he is the identical person
he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the
prosecution of this claim.

Signatures of Witnesses - Signed/ W.B. Roads, Signed/ Belle Ferguson.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9 day of October, A.D. 1907, 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 - (blank), erased, and the words - (blank),
added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution
of this claim.

Signed/ T.M. Ferguson, Justice of the Peace.


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3-014. ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907. DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.

State of Ohio, County of Highland, ss.

On this 17 day of March, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and Eight,
personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the
county and State aforesaid, Robert Clarke, who, being duly sworn according
to law, declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of Rainsboro,
Ohio, county of Highland, State of Ohio; and that he is the identical person
who was enrolled at Chillicothe, Ohio under the name of Robert Clarke, on
the 2 day of May, 1864, as a Corporal, in Capt. Philip A. Roades Co I 149
Redgiment If. Ohio National Guards in the service of the United States, in
the Civil war, and was Honorably Discharged at Camp Denison, Ohio, on the 30
day of August, 1864. That he also served - (blank). 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 8 inches; complexion, Dark; color of eyes, Blue;
color of hair, Dark; that his occupation was Farmer; that he was born In the
State of Ohio, 1832, at Chillicothe, Ohio the 28 day of October 1832.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have
been as follows: Anderson Station Ohio, Roxibell Ohio, Latis Ohio, and
Rainsboro Ohio.

That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension -
(blank).

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
February 6, 1907.

That his post-office address is Rainsboro, county of Highland, State of
Ohio.

Claimant's signature in full - Signed/ Robert Clarke.
Attest: (1) Signed/ Belle Ferguson. (2). Signed/ C.M. Efherson.

Also personally appeared Belle Ferguson, residing in Rainsboro, Ohio,
and C. M. Efherson, residing in Rainsboro, 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 Robert Clarke, the claimant, sign his name
(or 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 2 years and 18 years, respectively, that he is the identical person
he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the
prosecution of this claim.

Signatures of Witnesses - Signed/ Belle Ferguson, Signed/ E. M. Efherson.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 17 day of March, A.D. 1908, 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 - Private and 22, erased, and the words -
Corporal & 32, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in
the prosecution of this claim.

Signed/ T.M. Ferguson, Justice of the Peace.


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3-1081. PENSIONER DROPPED. UNITED STATES PENSION AGENCY, COLUMBUS, OHIO.
FEB 11, 1910. Certificate No. - 725.886. Class - Invalid.
Pensioner - Robert Clarke. Soldier - Act. Feb. 6, '07.
Service - I - 149 - ONG.I.

The Commissioner of Pensions. SIR: I have the honor to report that the
above-named pensioner who was last paid at $15, to Mar. 4, 1908, has been
dropped because of information that pensioner died May 6, 1908. (5 words
are illegible here.) dated 4 Apr 08.

Very respectfully, W.R. Warnock,
United States Pension Agent.

Note, - Every name dropped to be thus reported at once, and when cause of
dropping is death, state date of death when known. o-9.

 


 

McKinley, Margaret

Contributed by: Jennifer Radcliff

 

Transcription of Pension file for Margaret McKinley, widow of William Reed McKinley.

CERT #3595 -- Margaret McKinley

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U.S. Pension Agency, Topeka, Kas. Jun 21 1893.
Hon. Wm. Lochren. Commissioner of Pensions.

Sir:
I hereby report that the name of Margaret McKinley, who was a pensioner on the
rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 3595, and who was last paid at $12, to
4 Mch, 1891, has been dropped because of her death.

Very respectfully,
R Kelly
Pension Agent


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Widow's Claim for Pension.

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, S.S.

On this Fourth day of August, A.D., 1866, personally appeared before Judge of the
Probate Court, a Court of Record within and for said county, Margaret McKinley,
aged 53 years, a resident of Scioto Twp, in the county of Ross, and State of Ohio,
who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the
following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision make by the
act of Congress approved July 1866, increasing the revisions of widows H". That
she is the widow of William McKinley, who was a Private in Company K, commanded by
Captain Patton, in the 73rd Regiment of Ohio Vols, commanded by Col. Smith, in the
war of 1861. That her said husband died at Bull's Run battlefield, in the State
of Va, on the 30th day of August A.D. 1862 and the cause of his death was killed
in battle while in the line of duty in the service of the United States.

She further declares that she was married to the said William McKinley at Highland
Co. O., on the 1st day of September A.D., 1833, by one Wm. Wright, a Justice of
the Peace; that her name before her marriage was Margaret Speck, and that ever
since the death of her said husband, she has remained a widow: as will more fully
appear by reference to the proof annexed. (The no. of her original certificate
for pension, is 3595, and she refers to the proof on file in that as to marriage,
death of her husband.) That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there
were born to here and her said husband the following named children, who are now
under the age of sixteen years, viz: William H. McKinley born the 30th day of
September 1852; Abner McKinley, born the 1st day of October, 1855, and Emaline
McKinley born April 20th 1858, all of whom reside with and are maintained by her,
and all of whom are still living, and reside in Scioto Tp. Ross Co. O.

She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted,
the Rebellion in the United States. Her P.O address is: Waller, Ohio.

Margaret McKinley

Also personally appeared William Wiltshire and George Edwards, residents of Scioto
Tp in the County of Ross, and State of Ohio, 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 Margaret McKinley sign her name to the foregoing declaration.
They further swear that they were acquainted with the said William McKinley,
deceased, in his life-time, and know that he and the said Margaret McKinley, lived
and cohabited together as man and wife, up to the time when he entered the
service, and that they were generally recognized as such by their acquaintances
and neighbors, and their marriage was never questioned. That during the
continuance of said marriage there were born to them the following named children,
all of whom are now under the age of sixteen years, viz: William H. McKinley, born
September 30th 1852, Abner McKinley, born October 1st, 1855, Emaline McKinley,
born April 20th 1858. That they are well acquainted with said children, and their
ages stated above is from the genuine family record, which we have examined and
said ages agrees with our knowledge of said children. They reside with their
mother.

That since the death of her said husband, the said Margaret McKinley has not
married, but is still a widow; and that she is the identical person she represents
herself to be. All the foregoing statements they make from their own personal
knowledge; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Signed in presence of A. Stimon

J.L. Throckmorton

William Wiltshire
George Edwards X (his mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 4th day of August, A.D. 1866; and I hereby
certify that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this
claim. I certify that the blurred figure in the year of the birth of Abner
McKinley is "5" and was made before declaration was signed, also the erasure "14.
1862" and the ........ in the declaration and "said children. They there reside
with their mother: in affidavits were all made before either of said papers was
signed and was read over in my hearing to said Edwards before he signed said
affidavit.

Nicholas Throckmorton
Probate Judge of Ross Co. O.

Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Margaret McKinley, of Scioto Tp., in the
County of Ross, and State of Ohio, do hereby constitute and appoint S.L. Wallace,
of Chillicothe, my true and lawful Agent....and Attorney...., for me and in my
name to prosecute the claim presented by me for a pension by reason of the service
of my late husband; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney....to examine the
papers, documents and records relating to my said claim, which may be found in any
Department or Office of the Government; to appoint one or more persons to assist
him in the business aforesaid; to file additional evidence or arguments when
necessary; to receive the certificate which may issue in my name upon said claim;
and to do any and all lawful acts necessary in effecting the object of his said
appointment.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this 45th day of August, A.D.
1866

Executed in presence of
A Stimson
J.L. Throckmorton

Margearet McKinley

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, S.S.

On this Fourth day of August, A.D. 1866 before the undersigned authority within
and for said County, personally came Margaret McKinley, and acknowledged the
signing and sealing of the foregoing Power of Attorney, for the purposes therein
expressed.

Witness my hand and official seal, the day and year aforesaid.

Nicholas Throckmorton
probate Judge of Ross Co. O.


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Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
June 22nd 1863.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for
Pension No. 17.67, and to return it herewith, with such information as is
furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that William McKinley was
enrolled on the 23rd day of November, 1861, at Chillicothe O. in Co. "K", 73rd
Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve Three years, or during the war, and mustered
into service as a Private on the 30th day of December, 1861, at Camp Logan O., in
Co. "K" , 73rd Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve Three years, or during the
war. On the Muster Roll of Co. "K" of that Regiment, for the months of July and
August, 1862, he is reported "Killed in Bull Run Battle August 30th 1862."

I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Samuel Preck
Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.

Memoranda.
Name of applicant, Margaret McKinley
Address, Waller P.O. Ross Co. Ohio


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Widow's Claim for half-Pay Pension

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, S.S.


On this Ninth day of March, A.D., 1863, personally appeared before Mr. Sylvester
Bacon Judge of the Probate Court of Ross County Ohio, a Court of Record within and
for said county, of Ross, Margaret McKinley aged Fifty years, a resident of
Massieville whose address is Waller P.O. Ross Co. Ohio, in the county of Ross, and
State of Ohio, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath,
make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision
made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of
William McKinley who was a Private in Company (K), commanded by Captain Patton, in
the Seventy third Regiment of Ohio Vol Infantry, commanded by Col. Orland Smith,
in the war of 1861. That her said husband was killed at Bull Run, in the State of
Virginia, on the Thirtieth day of August A.D. 1862 while engaged in Battle and
while in the line of duty in the service of the United States.

She further declares that she was married to the said William McKinley on the 19th
day of December, A.D. 1833, by one William Wright, a Justice of the Peace; that
her name before her said marriage was Margaret Speck, and that ever since the
death of her said husband, she has remained a widow: as will more fully appear by
reference to the proof hereto annexed. a certificate of her said marriage is
hereto annexed. That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there were
born to her and her said husband the following-named children, now under the age
of sixteen years, Amanda, born the Sixth day of December, 1848, John Wesley, born
the sixteenth day of January 1851, William H born the 30th day of September 1852.
Abner born the First day of October 1855. Emaline, born the Twentieth day of
April 1858. The said children all reside in Massieville (Waller P.O.) Ross
County Ohio with this affiant.

She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted,
the rebellion in the United States.

Margaret McKinley

Also personally appeared E.P. Kendrick and Christian Rindt, residents of
Chillicothe in the County of Ross and State of Ohio, 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 Margaret McKinley sign her name to the foregoing declaration.
They further swear that they were acquainted with the said William McKinley,
deceased, in his life-time, and know that he and the said Margaret McKinley, lived
and cohabited together as man and wife, up to the time when he entered the
service, and that they were generally recognized as such by their acquaintances
and neighbors, and their marriage was never questioned. That they have been
informed of the death of the said William McKinley in battle as stated by her and
believe the same is true.

That since the death of her said husband, the said Margaret McKinley has not
married, but is still a widow; and that she is the identical person she represents
herself to be. All the foregoing statements they make from their own personal
knowledge; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

E.P. Kendrick
C. Rindt


Sworn to and subscribed before me, this Ninth day of March, A.D. 1863; and I
hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of
this claim.

Witness my signature and the seal of said Court, at Chillicothe Ohio, the day and
year aforesaid.

Sylvester Bacon
Probate Judge


Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Margaret McKinley, of Massieville, in the
County of Ross, and State of Ohio, do hereby constitute and appoint Mr. H.
Safford, my true and lawful Agent...and Attorney...., for me and in my name to
prosecute the claim presented by me for a pension by reason of the service of my
late husband; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney.... to examine the
papers, documents and records relating to my said claim, which may be found in any
Department or Office of the Government; to appoint one or more persons to assist
him in the business aforesaid; to file additional evidence or arguments when
necessary; to receive the certificate which may issue in my name upon said claim;
and to do any and all lawful acts necessary in effecting the object of his said
appointment.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this Ninth day of March,
A.D., 1863

Executed in presence of
E.P. Kendrick
C. Rindt

Margaret McKinley


The State of Ohio, County of Ross, S.S.

On this Ninth day of March, A.D. 1863, before the undersigned authority within and
for said County, personally came Margaret McKinley, and acknowledged the signing
and sealing of the foregoing Power of Attorney, for the purposes therein
expressed.

Witness my hand and seal of said court, the day and year aforesaid.
Sylvester Bacon
Probate Judge

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.

I, Sylvester Bacon Judge, of the Probate Court within and for said County, do
certify that Sylvester Bacon, Esq., before whom the foregoing declaration
affidavits and acknowledgment were made, was, at the time of taking the same, and
still is, and acting Probate Judge, within and for said County, duly commissioned
and sworn; and that the signature, purporting to be his, to said declaration
affidavit and acknowledgment, is his genuine signature.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and affix the seal of our said Court,
at Chillicothe Ohio, this 9th day of March, A.D. 1863.

Sylvester Bacon
Probate Judge

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State of Ohio, Ross County, SS:

I, Rachel Edwards, of Ross County, Ohio, on oath, say, that I am well acquainted
with Margaret McKinley, widow of William McKinley, late of Co. K. 73rd Regt Ohio
Vols., and with her children; their names are Thomas, Margaret Ann, Amanda, John
Wesley, Wm. H., Abner, and Emmaline, all of whom are over sixteen years of age,
except the three last named. I further state that said Emmaline was born April
20th 1858, which fact I know from having been present at her birth. My age is 39
[or 59?] years and I further state that I have no interest whatever in the
prosecution of the claim of said Margaret McKinley for pension.

X (her mark)
Rachel Edwards

Sworn to and subscribed before me by said Rachel Edwards, this 8th day of February
1867, and I certify that before said Rachel Edwards make her mark or made oath to
said affidavit, the same was read over to fully explained to her by me and further
that I am personally acquainted with affiant and that she is respectable and
credible and that I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of the claim of
Margaret McKinley for pension.

John Throckmorton
Notary Public
Ross Co. Ohio


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State of Ohio, Ross County, SS.

I, Sarah Riley, on oath say that my age is 33 years, hash: that I am a resident
of Ross County, Ohio; that I am acquainted with Margaret McKinley, widow of Wm.
McKinley late of the 73rd Reg. O.V.I.; and am well acquainted with her children:
the only ones now under sixteen years of age, are Wm. H., Abner, and Emaline, all
of whom reside with and are supported by said Margaret McKinley at Scioto Tp. Ross
Co. O. and no one of whom has been adopted by any person or persons as his her or
their ward. William H. McKinley above named was born, September 30th 1852, which
fact I know from living right in sight of Margaret McKinley at that time, and
knowing she was sick on that day, and seeing said child early next morning, and
having known him ever since; at the time I saw said child the morning after he was
born I took him out of her arms, she then laying in bed. I was at her house daily
but being a girl at that time I was not in the house when said child was born, but
was in sight of the house all the time. I know said child was sucking her breast
the next morning and know that she, said Margaret McKinley was confined on said
Sept 30, 1852. I further state that I have no interest whatever in the
prosecution of the claim of said Margaret McKinley for pension.

X (her mark)
Sarah Riley

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th of July 1867. I certify that said
affiant is respectable and credible and that before she made her mark to the
foregoing affidavit I carefully read over and explained the same to her, and that
I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of the claim of Margaret McKinley
for pension.

John I Throckmorton
Notary Public Ross Co.


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State of Ohio, Ross County, SS:

I, Margaret McKinley, on oath say, that I am the widow of Wm. McKinley late of Co.
K. 73rd Reg. O.V.I.; that I am still his widow; that the only children of me and
my deceased husband, now living under sixteen years of age, are, William H.,
Abner, and Emaline; William H. was born, Sept. 30, 1852; Abner was born, Oct. 1
1855; Emaline was born April 20th 1858. All of said children reside with and are
supported by me at Scioto Tp. Ross Co. O.; and I further state that no one of said
children has been adopted by any person as his or her child.

The next oldest child is John Wesley, who was born January 16th 1850. In my first
application, as soon as I went home after making it, I found that I had made a
mistake of one year in his age, my recollection being that I stated to Mr. Safford
my then attorney, that said John Wesley was born, in 1851. I make no claim on his
account.. I did not then have my bible with me but stated from memory.

Margaret McKinley

Sworn to and subscribed before me by said Margaret McKinley this 9th day of April
1867; and on the same day personally appeared Catharine Riley, who being duly
sworn, on oath, says, that her age is 63 years of age; that she is a resident of
Scioto Tp. Ross Co. Ohio, and for the last fourteen years and more, she has lived
a near neighbor to Mrs. Margaret McKinley, that she was present at the birth of
Abner McKinley, one of the children of said Margaret and William McKinley; that
said Abner was born, to her personal knowledge, on the 1st day of October, 1855;
that she is acquainted with the other children of said Mrs. McKinley and that the
only ones under sixteen years of age, are William H., Abner, and Emaline; that she
has examined the family record, an old bible, of William and Margaret McKinley,
and it shows that William H. and Emaline were born as follows; William H. on the
30th day of September, 1852, and Emaline on the 20th day of April 1858; that she
is well acquainted with said William H., Abner and Emaline, and that they all
reside with and are supported by said Margaret McKinley, widow of said William
McKinley, late of Co. K. 73rd O.V.I. at Scioto Tp. Ross Co. O.; and that no one of
said children has been adopted by any person as his or her child or ward; that
said William McKinley left no children by former marriage; and that she has no
interest, directly or indirectly, in the prosecution of the claim of Margaret
McKinley for pension.

Catharine Riley

Sworn to and subscribed before me by said Catharine Riley, this 9th day of April,
1867; and I certify that said Catharine Riley is a respectable and credible
person, and that I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of the claim of
Margaret McKinley for pension and that there is a copy of my commission, seal and
signature on file in the pensions office.

J.L. Throckmorton
Notary Public


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War of 1861.

Brief in the case of Margaret McKinley Widow of William McKinley a Private in Co
K 73. Ohio Vols. Ross County, and State of Ohio.
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, Waller, Ross Co., Ohio.
Claim for Widow's pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Signature and widowhood/ moved
Marriage/ moved by record evidence
Names and ages of children stated.
The Rolls Show, that the soldier was duly mustered into service and was killed in
action at Battle of Bull Run. Aug. 30, 1862.


Admitted June 30 1863 to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing August 30, 1862.
Mr. H. Safford Esq.
Chillicothe Ohio
Wm. Hutchinson
Examining Clerk


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William McKinley
To } M. License
Margaret Speck

Dec. 18th A.D. 1833

"William McKinley was married to Margaret Speck Dec. 19th 1833. by me a Justice of
the Peace. Given under my hand this 6th January 1834.
William Wright J.P.
Recorded January 9th 1834."

The State of Ohio
Highland County SS.


I A.G. Matthews Judge of the Probate Court in and for said County do hereby
certify that the above is a full and true copy of the Certificate of the Marriage
of William McKinley and Margaret Speck and of the issuing of the License therefor.
as the same appears of Record in my Office in Book No. 3 Page 198.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the Seal of
said Court at Hillsborough this 20th day of March A.D. 1863
A.G. Matthews
Probate Judge H.C.O.

 



Pricer, Elizabeth

Contributed by: Susan J Crookall

 

Transcription of Pension file for Elizabeth M. Pricer, widow of Christian B. Pricer, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration on 24 Jan 2000.

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Cert 19934
Elizabeth M Pricer
Box 31595
Bundle 53

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Increase
No. 19934
Ohio
Elizabeth M Pricer
Widow of Christian B. Pricer
Rank Private Co. "C" Regt. 89th Regt. Ohio Vol

Cincinnati Agency
Rate per Month $ 8
Commencing 17th Oct 1863,
Additional sum of $2 per Month for each of the following children until arriving at
the age of 16 years, commencing July 25, 1866, vix:

Louella J 5 June 1867
Clarance 9 Oct 1870
Adelia A 27 June 1872
Mary M 3 Dec 1874
Lewis E 18 Mch. 1878

Former payments to be deducted

Certificate dated 8 Feby 1867
Sent to S.L. Wallace
Chillicothe Ohio

Act 14th July 1862
Book B Vol. 4 Page 228
W. Mayse Clerk

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Dec 22/81 Cl??? That she is and has been in receipt of all pension to which
entitled as widow of private soldier G.H.G.

Jan 21. 85 Pr as above
Fully. M.E.

{Stamp} Reimbursement Act, Mar 2. 1895
Accounting Officer's Certificate
No. 26162 for $ 35.20
Appropriation 1900 Returned to Interior Department for filing July 6 1900 H.G.

{Stamp} DROPPED
May 23, 1900 Death JMK

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No. 19934
Ohio

Elizabeth M. Pricer
Widow of Christian B. Pricer
Rank Private
Company "H"
Regiment 89" Ohio Vols

Cincinnati Agency
Rate per Month, $ 8.00
Commencing 17 Oct 1863

Certificate dated 17th October 1863
And sent to S.L. Wallace
Chillicothe
Ohio

Act 14th July 1862
Book A Vol. 4 Page 228

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19934
No. 41780
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Elizabeth M. Pricer, Ross Co. O-
Wid of Christian B. Pricer
Pri Co "H" 89 Ohio Vols
Died at Nashville Tenn
Oct 17, 1863

Pension Office
December 30, 1863
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, of official evidence of service and
death.

{signed} Joseph H. Barrett, Commissioner.

Received, Dec 28 1863
S.L. Wallace
Chillicothe, Ohio,Attorney

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[Overstamped "May 24 1900 U.S. Pension Office"]

PENSIONER DROPPED
U.S. Pension Agency

Columbus O
May 23, 1900
Certificate No. 19934
Class Widow
Pensioner Elizabeth M Pricer
Soldier Christian B. Pricer
Service Priv H 89 O.V.I.
Hon. Commissioner of Pensions:
SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at
$12, to 4 Dec, 1899 has been dropped because of her death.
Reported by ??nd Interior

Date of death not given
{Stamp} General Law.
{Signature illegible}
Pension agent.

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State of Ohio, Ross County SS:--
I, Margaret Edminstions, on oath say, that my age is 66 years, that I am a resident
of Ross County, Ohio; that I am well acquainted with Elisabeth M. Pricer, widow of
Christian B. Pricer, who died while a member of Co. H. 89th Reg. O.V.I., and am well
acquainted with her and her deceased husbands' only children. I was present at the
birth of all said children; their names and ages are as follows: Louelle Jane born
June 6th 1851, Clarance, born Oct 10th 1854; Adelia Ann, born June 28th 1856; Mary
Margaret, born Dec 4th, 1858; and Lewis Elvin, born March 19th 1862. All of said
children reside with and are supported by their mother, and no one of them has been
adopted by any person as his or her child. I further state that I have no interest
in the prosecution of the claim of said E.M. Pricer for bountys or pension.
{signature of} Margaret Edmiston

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 7th day of January, 1867, after the same was
duly read over to me; and at the same time and place personally appeared before me,
Ellen Hamilton, of Ross Co, Ohio, who being sworn by me, on oath says: I, Ellen
Hamilton, on oath say, that I was present at the birth of Louelle Jane Pricer, named
in the foregoing Deposition of Margaret Edminston, which I have heard read, that said
Louelle Jane

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Pricer was born, June 6th 1851: I further state that none of the children of said
Elisabeth M. Pricer has been adopted by any person, & that I have no interest in the
prosecution of the claims of Elisabeth M. Pricer for pension.
{signature of}x Eleanor Hamilton

Sworn to & subscribed before me by said Ellen Hamilton after the same was read over
to me; and at the same time personally appeared Susan Moonaw, who being duly sworn,
says, she was present at the birth Clarance Pricer & Adelia Ann Pricer, named in the
foregoing affifavit of Margaret Edminston, which she heard read, and that said
Clarance was born, Oct. 10, 1884, & said Adelia Ann was born June 28th 1856. She
further states that no one of the children of Mrs. E.M. Pricer has been adopted by
any one; and that she has no interest in the prosecution of the claim of sd E.M.
Pricer for pension

{signature of} Susan A Moornau

Sworn to and subscribed before me by said Susan Moornaw; and at the same time and
place personally appeared Matilda Scott, who being duly sworn by me, says that she
was present at the birth of Mary Margaret Pricer named in the affadavit of Margaret
Edminston, which she had heard read; that said Mary Margaret was born Dec 4th 1858;
that none of said children has

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been adopted by any one, & that she has no interest in the prosecution of the claim
of Mrs. E.M. Pricer for pension.
{signature of} Matilda Scott

Sworn to and subscribed before me by said Matilda Scott, and at the same time and
place appeared before me personally, Nancy Templin who being sworn, says that she was
present at the birth of s'd Lewis Elvin Pricer named in the foregoing affidavit of
Mrs. Margaret Edminston, and that said Lewis Elvin was born March 19th 1862, & that
she has no interest in the prosecution of the claim of Mrs. Elisabeth M. Pricer for
pension.
{signature of} Nancy Templin

Sworn to & subscribed before me By said Nancy Templin; and I certify that all of said
affidavits, to wit: Margaret Edminston, Susan Moornaw, Matilda Scott and Nancy
Templin are know to me, & that they are respectable and credible persons; that all of
said affidavits were respectively read over to applicants by me before they signed
the same or swore to, & that I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of the
claim of Elisabeth M. Pricer for bounty; this seventh day of Jany 1867, and further
certify that the interlineation (over)

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"was present at the birth of" in the affidavit of s'd Mrs. Moormaw was made be she
signed the same or made oath thereto, & that she interlineation "by me" in this
certificate was made before I signed the same.

{Signature of} Satterfield Scott
Justice of the Peace

[change of writing]
The State of Ohio
Ross County SS: I Erskine Carson Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas within and for
the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that Satterfield Scott Esq. before
whom the foregoing affidavits and acknowledgement were taken and whose genuine
signature is there to attached, was at the time of taking the acknowledgements & the
signing thereof a Justice of the Peace, commissioned, qualified and by law duly
authorized to take such acknowledgments, and that full faith and credit are due to
all official acts as a Justice of the Peace
Witness my hand and the Seal of said Court at Chillicothe O
This 10th day of January 1867
{Signature} Erskine Carson Clerk

[Oval Stamp]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
JAN 14 1867
PENSION OFFICE

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The State of Ohio
Ross County
I do certify that on the 13th day of August A.D. 1850, Christian B. Pricer &
Elisabeth M. Edmiston were legally joined in Marriage by me.
H. Stewart Fullerton, V.D.M.

The State of Ohio
Ross County
I Sylvester Bacon Judge of the Probate Court for the County of Ross afore said hereby
certify the above to be truly taken and correctly copied from the Records of said
Court.
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court, at Chillicothe, Ohio this 22nd day of
December A.D. 1863
Sylvester Bacon
Probate Judge

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Adjutant General's Office
Washington, D.C.
January 11th 1864
Sir:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for
Pension No. 41780, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished
by the files of this Office. It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that
Christian B. Pricer was enrolled on the 13th day of Aug. 1862, at Ross Co. Ohio in
Co. "H" 89th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to service as a Private on the 24" day of
August 1862, at Camp Dennison, in Co. "H", 89th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to serve
Three years, or during the war.
On the ["Muster roll of Co." struck out] Monthly Return of that Regiment, for the
months of November 1863, he is reported C.B. Pricer. Private. "Died at Nashville,
Tenn. Oct 17th 1863" Cause of death not stated.

I am Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant
{signature stamp} Saml. ?reck
Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.
Memoranda.

Name of Applicant, Elizabeth M. Pricer
Address, South Salem Ross County Ohio
W.H.M

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Widow's Claim for Half-Pay Pension

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.

On this 19th day of December, A.D. 1863 personally appeared before (1) A.S. Dickey,
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas a Court of Record within and for said county,
Elisabeth M. Pricer aged 34 years, a resident of South Salem, in the county of Ross,
and State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make
the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by
the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: (2) - That she is the widow of Christian
B. Pricer, who was a Private in Company H, commanded by Captain Day, in the 89th
Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, commanded by Col. - in the war of 1861. (3) - That her
said husband died at Nashville (in Hospital), in the State of Tennessee, on the 17th
day of October A.D. 1863, (4) of disease contracted in the service, and while in the
line of duty in the service of the United States.
She further states that she was married to the said Christian B. Pricer on the 13th
day of August, A.D. 1850, by one H.Stewart Fullerton, a Minister of the Gospel; that
her name before her said marriage was Elizabeth M. Edminston, and that ever since the
death of her husband she has remained a widow: as will more fully appear by reference
to the proof hereto annexed.

That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there were born to her and her
said husband the following children: Louella Jane, born the 6th day of June, 1851,
Clarence born October 10th day 1854 , Adelia Ann born June 28th day 1856, Mary
Margaret, December 4 day 1858, Louis Elvin, Born March 19th day 1862. All of said
children reside with their said mother in South Salem aforesaid.

She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the
rebellion in the United States.
{signature} Elizabeth M. Pricer
Post office address: South Salem Ross Co. Ohio

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Also personally appeared Saterfield Scott and Dudley A. Diggs residents of Buckskin
Twp in the County of Ross and State of Ohio, persons whom I certify to be respectable
and entitled to credit, and who, being duly by me sworn, say that they were present
and saw Elizabeth M. Pricer sign her name(s) - to the foregoing declaration. They
further swear that they were acquainted with the said C.B. Pricer, deceased, in his
life-time, and know that he and the said Elizabeth M. Pricer, lived and cohabited
together as man and wife, up to the time when he entered the service, and they were
generally recognized as such by their acquaintances and neighbors, and their marriage
was never questioned. and that the names and ages of said children and their
residence is correctly stated in said declaration. That since the death of
her said husband, the said Elizabeth M. Pricer has not married, but is still a widow;
and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be. All the
foregoing statements they make from their own personal knowledge; and they have no
interest in the prosecution of this claim.

{signature} Satterfield Scott
{signature} Dudley A. Diggs
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 19th day of December A.D. 1863, and I hereby
certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this
claim.
Witness my signature {"and the seal of this Court" struck through}
the day and year aforesaid.
{signature} Alfred S. Dickey Judge

Know all Men by these Presents, That I Elizabeth M. Pricer, of South Salem, in the
County of Ross, and State of Ohio, do hereby Constitute and appoint S.L. Wallace of
Chillicothe, O, my true and lawful Agent and Attorney, for me and in my name to
prosecute the claim presented by me for a pension by reason of service of my late
husband; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney to examine the papers, documents
and records relating to my said claim, which may be found in any Department or Office
of the Government; to appoint one or more persons to assist him in the business
aforesaid; and to file additional evidence or arguments when necessary; to receive
the certificate which may issue in my name upon said claim, and to do any and all
lawful acts necessary in effecting the object of his said appointment.

In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this 19 day of December, A.D.
1863
Executed in presence of
{signature} D.O. Diggs {signature} Elizabeth M. Pricer
{signature} Satterfield Scott

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The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.
On this 19th day of December, A.D. 1863, before the undersigned authority within and
for said County, personally came Elizabeth M. Pricer, and acknowledged the signing
and sealing of the foregoing Power of Attorney, for the purposes therein expressed.
Witness my hand - the day and year aforesaid.
{signature} Alfred S. Dickey Judge

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.
I, James D Miller, Clerk of the Common Pleas Court within and for said County, do
certify that Alfred S. Dickey, Judge before whom the foregoing Declaration,
affidavits and acknowledgements were made, was, at the time of taking the same, and
still is, an acting Judge of the Common Pleas Court, within and for said County, duly
commissioned and sworn; and that the signature purporting to be his, to said
declaration, affidavits and acknowledgement, is his genuine signature.
In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and affix the seal of our said Court, at
Chillicothe, this 22nd day of December, A.D. 1863
{signature} James D Miller Clerk

I also certify that the Post office address of Mrs. Pricer was written before she
signed her name to said declaration, over said P.O. address; and that I know that is
her P.O. address.
Dec. 19th 1863 {signature} Alfred S. Dickey Judge of Ross Common Pleas.

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[Folded cover of following affidavit; shows applicant as Elisabeth M. Pricer, South
Salem, Ross Co. O. and attorney as S.L. Wallace Chillicothe, Ohio]

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Widow's Claim for Pension
The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.
On this fifteenth day of August, A.D. 1866 personally appeared before Judge of the
Probate Court a Court of Record within and for said county, Elisabeth M. Pricer aged
37 years, a resident of S. Salem, in the county of Ross, and State of Ohio, who,
being duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration,
in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the acts of Congress approved
July 14, 1862: & July 1866.
That she is the widow of Christian B. Pricer who was a Private in Company H,
commanded by Captain (blank) in the 89th Regiment of Ohio Vols, commanded by (blank)
in the war of 1861. That her said husband died at Nashville, Tenn, in the State of
Tenn on the 17th day of October A.D. 1863.
(She further says that she is a widow of said C.B. Pricer, she is now a pensioner,
the No. of her certificate being 19,934, which is herewith enclosed.; that her
husband died while in the line of duty in the service of the United States. She
further declares that she was married to the said Christian B. Pricer at Ross Co. O,
on the 15th day of August A.D. 1850, by one H.S. Fullerton, a Minister; that her name
before her marriage was Elisabeth M. Edminston, and that ever since the death of her
said husband, she has remained a widow: as will more fully appear by reference to the
proof annexed.
She makes this application for a new certificate under act of July 1866, & hereby
surrenders for that purpose her old one.
That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there were born to her and her
said husband the following named children, who are now under the age of sixteen
years, viz: Louella Jane Pricer, born the 6th day of June 1851; Clarence Pricer, born
October 10th 1854, Adelia Ann Pricer, born June 28, 1856, Mary Margaret Pricer, born
December 4th, 1858, and Lewis Elvin Pricer, born March 19th 1862, all of whom reside
with and are supported by claimant all of whom are still living and reside in S.
Salem, Ross Co. O.
She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the
Rebellion in the United States.
P.O. address: S. Salem, Ross Co. O.
{signature}Elizabeth M. Pricer

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Also personally appeared Alexander M. Craig ["Pricer" written and crossed through]and
Margaret Kingery residents of Buckskin Twp. In the county of Ross and State of Ohio,
persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly
sworn, say that they were present and saw Elisabeth M. Pricer sign her name to the
foregoing declaration. They further swear that they were acquainted with the said
Christian B. Pricer, deceased, in his lifetime, and know that he and the said
Elisabeth M. Pricer, lived and cohabited together as man and wife, up to the time
when he entered the service, and that they were generally recognized as such by their
acquaintances and neighbors, and their marriage was never questioned. That during
the continuance of said marriage there were born to them the following named
children, all of whom are now under the age of sixteen years, viz: Louella Jane
Pricer, born June 6th 1851, Clarence Pricer, born October 10th 1854; Adelia Ann
Pricer, born June 28, 1856; Mary Margaret Pricer, born December 4th 1858; and Lewis
Elvin Pricer born March 19, 1862, and all of whom reside with & are supported by
their mother.
That since the death of her said husband, the said Elisabeth M. Pricer has not
married, but is still a widow; and that she is the identical person she represents
herself to be. All the foregoing statements they make from their own personal
knowledge; and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
{signature} Alexander M. Craig
{signature} Margaret Kingery

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of August, A.D. 1866 and I hereby
certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this
claim. & I certify the erasure "Pricer" and the interlineation "Craig" were made
before said affidant was signed or sworn to ---
Witness my signature and the seal of the Court, at Chillicothe O., the day and year
aforesaid.
{signature} Nicholas Throckmorton
Probate Judge of Ross Co. O.

Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Elisabeth M. Pricer, of South Salem, in the
County of Ross, and State of Ohio, do hereby constitute and appoint S.L. Wallace of
Chillicothe, O, my true and lawful Agent and Attorney, for me and in my name to
prosecute the claim presented by me for a ^n increased^ pension by reason of the
service of my late husband; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney to examine the
papers, documents and records relating to my said claim

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which may be found in and Department of Office of the Government; to appoint one or
more persons to assist him in the business aforesaid; to file additional evidence or
arguments when necessary; to receive the certificate which may issue in my name upon
said claim; and to do any and all lawful acts necessary in effecting the object of
his said appointment.
In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this 15th day of August, A.D.
186_
Executed in presence of
{signature}J.L. Throckmorton
{signature}A.M. Craig {signature}Elizabeth M. Pricer

The State of Ohio, County of Ross, SS.
On this fifteenth day of August, A.D. 1866 before the undersigned authority within of
and for said County, personally came Elizabeth M. Pricer, and acknowledged the
signing and sealing of the foregoing Power of Attorney, for the purpose therein
expressed. & I certify that the interlineation "increased" was made before said
power of atty was signed or acknowledged.
Witness my hand and official seal the day and year aforesaid.
{signature} Nicholas Throckmorton
Probate Judge of Ross Co. O.
[Remainder of form left blank]

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[Folded cover of following affidavit; shows applicant as Elisabeth M. Pricer, South
Salem, Ross Co. O. and attorney as S.L. Wallace Chillicothe, Ohio]

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Surgeon General's Office
Record and Pension Bureau
Washington, D.C. April 7th, 1864.

Sir:
I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 41,780 with such
information as is furnished by the records of this Office. Private Christian B.
Price, Co. H, 89th Regiment Ohio Vols, is reported to this Office by Surgeon John W.
Foye as having died Oct 17th 1863, at General Hospital No. 19, Nashville Tenn of
Chronic Diarrhoea
Very respectfully,
Your obedient Servant,
By order of the ^Act.^ Surgeon General
{stamp} J.J. Woodward
Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.

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WAR OF 1861
Brief in the case of Elizabeth M. Pricer, Widow
of Christian B. Pricer.
Priv. Co. H. 89 Ohio Vols
Ross County, and State of Ohio.
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, South Salem, Ross Co Ohio.
Claim for Widow's Pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Public record of marriage.
Christian B. Pricer was duly mustered and died at Nashville Tenn. Oct. 17 1863.
Surgeon Generals report shows he died as above of Chronic Diarrhoea-
The name here appears as Christian B. Price.
Evidence of children.
Admitted April 8, 1864, to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing Oct. 17, 1863.
Power of Atty. To S.L. Wallace Chillicothe, Ohio.
{signature} J.B. Shaw
Examining Clerk

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WAR OF 1861 Act of July 25, 1966
CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW'S PENSION
Supplemental to case in which Certificate No. 19934 was issued April 22nd, 1864
Brief in the case of Elizabeth M. Pricer, Widow of Christian B. Pricer, Priv. H. 89th
Ohio Vols
Resident of Ross County, and State of Ohio
Post Office address: South Salem, Ohio
DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM
PROOF EXHIBITED

Abandonment or adoption.
Claimants declaration that she has not abandoned nor permitted to be adopted any
child for whom increase was claimed. Married August 13th 1850.

Names and dates of birth of children.
Louella Jane, born June 6th 1851, who will be 16 years old June 5th, 1867
Clarance " Oct 10 1854 " "Oct 9th, 1870
Adelia Ann " June 28th 1856 " " June 24th 1872
Mary Margaret " Decr 4th 1858 " " Decr 3rd 1874
Lewis Elvin " March 19th 1862 " " March 18, 1878

Proof of ages.
Witnesses present

Only children.
Alleged by claimant

Agent, and his P.O. address.
S.L. Wallace, Chillicothe, Ohio

Issue certificate for 8 dollars per month, commencing Oct 17th 1863 and two dollars
per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing July 25, 1866,
deducting former payments.
{signature} S. Hickox, Examiner
Passed January 26, 1864 [Overstamped "DROPPED" Month vacant, year "190 " left
vacant.]