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War of 1812
Numbers: WO 23008; WC 14538
Soldier: Marlatt, Joseph
Widow: Elizabeth
Service: Pvt, Capt J Rowley, N.Y. Mil
Bounty Land 63 252-120-55

Died Feby 12 1879
No. 14, 538


WAR OF 1812.
Act of March 9, 1878.
WIDOWS' PENSION.
New York
Elizabeth Marlatt
widow of
Joseph Marlatt
Rank Private
Company Capt. Rowley
Regiment N.Y. Mil.
(Canandaigua) Syracuse Agency.
Rate per month - Eight dollars.
Commencing March 9, 1878.
Certificate dated 7 Jany 1879
and sent to Pension Agent
15 Jany 74
Rich R Browner Clerk.
63252-120-55

1.4,538
No. 23,008


63252-120-55
SERVICE PENSION
WAR OF 1812.
Act of Mar 9, 1878
Elizabeth Marlatt
Jasper, N.Y.
WIDOW of Joseph Marlatt
Died. July 5, 1857
Received May 13, 1878.
Claimant
Jasper, Steuben Co., NY, Attorney


124.202. Oct. 13 1851
Joseph Marlatt - private
Capt. Jonathan Rowley
Col. Swifts New York Militia
War of 1812
Entered - Sept. 1813
Discharged Dec. 1813

Canandaigua Claim No. 23008
Act of Mar 9 '78
Cert. No. 14, 538


Original Case.
SERVICE PENSION WAR Of 1812.
WIDOW'S BRIEF.
Elizabeth Marlatt, widow of Joseph Marlatt
Rank: Private
Captain Rowley
Regiment: Militia
State: New York
Post Office: Jasper, County of Steuben, State of NY
Attorney: None
Application filed May 13, 1878
Joseph Marlatt served as a private (claimant declares herself unable to give name of Captain, also states no service)
Record evidence of service. Jos. Marlatt served under Capt. J. Rowley from Sept. 9 to Dec 9, 1813. Third Auditor, April 8, 1852
Length of service: 92 days
Proof of identity: Identifying witnesses, Claimant states that her husband received bounty and warrants for 40 & 20 acres respectively.
Admitted December 19, 1878, to a pension of EIGHT DOLLARS per month from March 9, 1878 the date of act. No pension previously applied for
Rich R. Browner Pension Sercher.
Bounty Land Wt 63252-120-55 issued
N. E. Robinson Bounty Land Sercher.
D. L. Selk Examiner.
Approved December 20, 1872
Paul Brodie Reviewer.


SERVICE PENSION, War of 1812.
WIDOW's BRIEF.
Claim No. 23008
Act of March 9, 1878
Claimant, Elizabeth Marlatt
Soldier, Joseph Marlatt
Action, Admitted
Examinder, D. L. Selk
SUMMARY OF PROOF.
Marriage} Date May 31, 1818, of Elizabeth Pease to Joseph Marlatt, affidavit of John G. Marlatt showing that bible record shows date of marriage as above, corroborating statement by magisters to affidavit, showing cohabitation, of John G. Marlatt and Hannah A. Rowley.
Proof as to capacity to marry.} Widow's averment
Death of Soldier.} Date July 5, 1857 Affidavits of John G. Marlatt and Andrew Murphy and Andrew B. Craig
Widowhood.} Claimant has not remarried - P.B. Widow's averment.
INCIDENTAL MATTER.
One of the identifying witnesses Wm. McMindes states that soldier served as substitute for witness' father, Uzal McMindes, as alleged by claimant.
Physician's affidavit declaring claimant's inability to travel.

STATE OF NEW YORK Steuben County Clerk's Office, ss.} I, CHARLES W. CAMPBELL, Clerk of said County, do hereby certify that Jno. W. Dimwiny Esq., before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit and Power of Attorney were made and acknowledged, and who has thereunto subscribed his name, was at the time of so doing, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, elected and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same, and that his signature thereto is genuine. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the Seal of said County, at Bath, this 10th day of April 1855.
C. W. Campbell Clerk.

Jasper Steuben co NY


March 27th 1879
J. A. Bentley Esq.
Com of Pensions
In pension claim under act of March 9th 1878 = No.14538 certificate she died Feby. 12/79 please forward the necesary Blanks for arrears as the pensioner did not leave sufficient assets to defray the expences of last sickness & burial = her son John G. Marlatt is the party who became responsible for the debts & he is not able to pay them being poor, forward to me & oblige
D. C. Amey
Justice of the Peace


Case of Elizabeth Marlatt deceased

Jasper Steuben Co NY
June 17th 1879
Mr. John A. Bentley
Dear Sir Will you please inform the mother, my claim for Mrs. Elizabeth Marlatt late widow of Joseph Marlatt for reinbursement for funeral expenses & has him adjusted or if you need any more reinbursed let me know and need the money.
N. B. Pleas Attney to this Sworn
oblige John G. Marlatt to Commisioner of Pensions
John H. Bentley


Mr. O. T. G. Clark
Dear Sir I have sent in all the necessary papers for reimbursment on account of funeral expenses of Elizabeth Marlatt Widow of Joseph Marlatt who drew pension under Act of March 9th 1878.
Mr. A. J. Bentley has the papers in charge all the expense is in (?) if not I want to know I like the claim settled.
John G. Marlatt son of Deceased Elizabeth Marlatt to Asst Pension commisioner.

Jasper N.Y. Dec 12th 1878


Comr Pensions
Sir
Enclosed I send for applicant affts on the following points to wit:
Proof of Physical Condition
Proof of Death of Husband
Proof of Marriage & Cohabitation
Very Resfy &c
A. B. VanOrsdale
for Elizabeth Marlatt

Jasper Steuben Co State of NY
This 19th Day of July 1878


Commisoner of Pensions
Dear Sir in Regard to my pension claim No. 242,101 filed by Gilmore and Co. I wish to find out wether and how soon the penstion will get round it has been nearly a year since the application was made out as I am very needy and more disabled than common unable to hardly be around on account of injuries received in the army and diseases contracted there. I wish you would examine the papers and evidence and report to me or my attorney as soon as possible Gilmore's co. Washington D.C. and
whether there needs any more evidence it seems to me as though there has been already been suficient evidence and (?). My address is John G. Marlatt Jasper Steuben Co NY
NB In regard to Elizabeth Marlatt widows Pension No 23008 under act of March the 9th 78. I wish to know wether the evidence is sufficiant to set her pension as she is my mother and blind and dependent and needs the pension very much. We are not positive about fathers captains name but think it was Capt. Archibald Campbell. We got your reply to the receiving of the pension claim perhaps you can drop a few lines to her and to me in regard to her claim.
Yours with respect
J. G. Marlatt for Elizabeth Marlatt
Do you know whether i get back pay as pension from date of discharge.


Soldier: Marlatt, Joseph
Widow: Marlatt, Elizabeth
Service Capt. Rowley's
Co. N.Y. Mil.
Numbers:
wid orig. 23,008
Wid Cert. 14,538
Bounty Land Warrants: 55.435-40-50.; 63.252-120-55.
Enl. Sept. 9, 1813. Dis. Dec. 9, 1813
Residence of Widow: 1878 Steuben Co (P.O. Jasper) NY
Maiden Name of Widow: Elizabeth Pease
Marriage of Soldier and Widow: May 31, 1818 Freehold, Monmouth Co., N.J.
Death of Soldier: July 5, 1857 Troupsburg, N.Y.
Death of Widow: Feb. 12, 1879

Department of the Interior.
pension Office.
Washington, D.C. November 21st 1878


Madam:
In your claim (No. 23008) for a pension as widow of Joseph Marlatt, soldier of war of 1812, it is necessary that you should furnish this office with the evidence of two credible persons showing the fact and date of said Joseph Marlatt's death.
This letter should be returned with your reply.
Respectfully
J. A. Bentley Commissioner
Mrs. Elizabeth Marlatt
Jasper, Steuben Co., New York

Jasper May 20th 1879
J. A. Bentley Esq.


Dear Sir please find enclosed reimbursement for Elizabeth Marlatt claim 14538 2 neighbors affidavits. Expense account of G. L. McFarland, expense of D. C. Winship MD by David Brion I herewith retain the certificate until the acknowledgement that the claim will be allowed. Please let me hear at once if it is all right.
Respectfully yours,
John G. Marlatt
P.S. the oath of David is by the same Justice which is the reason for only one certificate for his official capacity.
J. G. Marlatt


WAR OF 1812.
CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR SERVICE PENSION,
Under the provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740, (inclusive) Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9th, 1878.
State of New York County of Steuben }ss:
On this 18 day of May, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid, I Elizabeth Marlatt aged 80 years, a resident of Jasper, in the State of New York, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Joseph Marlatt deceased, who was the identical Jospeh Marlatt who served under the name of Joseph Marlatt as a private in the company commanded by Captain (Deponent is unable to give name of Captains Regiment nor of Company or Regt. or by whom commanded), in the war of 1812; that her said husband served as a substitute for Uzal McMindes in said war for the term of three months, and whose services terminated, by reason of Honorable Discharge. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: About 17 yrs old, Farmer, born in Freehold Monmouth Co. - New Jersey - 5 feet 11 1/2 inches, dark
hair, Hazel eyes - fair complexion. She further states that she was married to the said Joseph Marlatt, at the town of Freehold, in the county of Monmouth Co., and in the State of New Jersey, on the 31st day of May, A.D. 1818 by one Rev. Mr. Fonntain, who was a Methodist Minister; and that her name before her said marriage was Elizabeth Pease; and she further states that neither of them were ever married before that time and that her said husband Joseph Marlatt, died at Troupsburgh, in the
State of New York, on the 5 day of July, A.D. 1857, and that she has not again married; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: that they moved from N.J. to Jasper Steuben Co., NY shortly after marriage, lived in Troupsburg in said County about 28 years in Jasper the bal of the time. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she may be entitled
under Sections 4736 to 4740, (inclusive,) Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9th, 1878, and she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for bounty land or warrant or pension. That her said husband Joseph Marlatt rec a Land Warrant first for 40 acres & as she verily believes he afterward recd a Warrant for 120 acres but that the date at which he rec them she is unable to state and that her residence is Jasper, County of Steuben, State of New York, and that her post-office
address is Jasper, Steuben County New York.
Elizabeth (her mark) Marlatt
ATTEST: A. A. VanOrsdale
John G. Marlatt
ALSO personally appeared William McMindes, aged 76 years, residing at No. Jasper, Steuben Co., N.Y., and Benjamin Hulse, aged 79 years, residing at No. Jasper, Steuben Co., N.Y., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have know the said Elizabeth Marlatt for 50 years and for 60 years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name (or 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, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical Joseph Marlatt who rendered the service alleged in the above application in the war of 1812 by the following named facts and circumstances, viz: from their long acquaintance with her & her husband & the said deponent McMindes from the fact that her said husband was a substitute for his father Uzal McMindes and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Wm. McMindes
Benjamin Hulse
SWORN to and subscribed before me this 18 day of May, A.D. 1878; 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 several words, erased, and the several explainitory words, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
A. A. VanOrsdale
Justice of the Peace


State of New York County of Steuben} ss. On this sixth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me John W. Drimminey a Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Steuben & State of New York, Joseph Marlatt aged fifty nine years a resident of the town of Troupsburgh in the County & State aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to Law declares that he is the identical Joseph Marlatt who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Jonathan Rowley in the fifth regiment of Militia commanded by Col. Swift in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he volunteered (and took the place of another person who was drafted) at Troupsburgh aforesaid on or about the ninth day of September 1813 for the time of three months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of fourteen days and was honorably discharged at Fort George in Upper Canada on or about the fifteenth day of December 1813. That he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September 28, 1850 and received a land warrant for forty acres which he had since legally disposed of and cannot now return. That he dows not now remember the number of such warrant. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3d day of March 1855 he also declares that he has never applied for nor received under this or any other act of congress any bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned.
Joseph Marlatt
Jno. W. Deniwiny Justice of the Peace
We Henry Sherwood and Ferral C. Dinimy residents of Addison in Steuben County in the State of New York upon our Oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Joseph Marlatt in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant that he is the identical person he represents himself to be.
H. Sherwood
F. C. Dinnimy
The foregoing declaration and affidavit was sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I certify that I know the applicants to be credible persons that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim.
Jn. W. Dininny Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Marlatt of Troupsburgh in the County of Steuben State of New York do hereby irrevocably mae constitute and appoint Henry Sherwood of Addison County of Steuben and State of New York my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to demand and receive from the Department of the Interior of the United States the Certificate or warrant to which I am entitled, as mentioned in the foregoing declaration and for good and sufficient reasons do hereby revoke and countermand any and all other powers of attorney or other authority that may have been given by me for any such purpose and vest the same soleley and irrevocably in my said Attorney hereby ratifying and confirming all the acts of my said attorney by virtue hereof In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of April 1855
Joseph Marlatt


State of New York County of Steuben ss. On the day of April 1855 personally appeared before me John W. Dinniny a Justice of the Peace duly authorized by law to take acknowledgements in and for the county of Steuben. Jospeh Marlatt the subscriber to the foregoing and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the purposes therein described.
Jno. W. Dininny

APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
I, John G. Marlatt, do swear that Elizabeth Marlatt, late resident of Jasper, County of Steuben, State of New York died on the 12th day of February, 1879; that the decedent drew a pension, under Certificate No. 14538, up to the 4th day of December, 1878, as the widow of Joseph Marlatt formerly a soldier (or sailor) in the service of the United States; that said decedent left surviving neither widow nor child under sixteen years of age, and did not leave sufficient assets to meet the expenses of
decedent's last sickness and burial; and that said expenses are correctly enuerated in the following statement, the names of the persons who rendered service or furnished necessaries being given, with items and amounts:
O. F. McFarland, Undertaker 1 coffin 23.00
David Brion, Physician & Physicians bill enumerated 7.50
Ruth A. Atwood Cloth and trimings for cap & dress trim 1.00
Charles Twogood Paid for digging grave 3.00
Total: $34.50
I therefore hereby make application for reimbursement under the provisions of Section 4718, R.S., claiming the sum of Thirty four & 50/100 dollars. The total value of all property of whatever kind, personal and real, left by the decedent did not exceed nothing of value dollars, and consisted of wearing apparrel = out of date. Two or three old quilts and old bedding worthless as to value to sell. The decendent's last sickness continued uninterruptedly from Sept. 2th, 1878 to date of death, and its nature and degree were as follows: Dropsey and Creaping Paralsy. My residense is in the Town of Jasper, County of Steuben, State of New York, and my Post-office address is Jasper, Steuben County, NY.
Attest: Frank Andrews
George H. Guinnip
(affiant's signature) John G. Marlatt
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April, 1879, at Jasper, N.Y. and I certify that the affiant is reputable and entitled to credit, and knew the contents of the above before swearing; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim.
D. C. Amey
Justice of the peace


STATE of New York, COUNTY OF Steuben, Ss: I, L. A. Waldo, Clerk of the County Court of the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that D.C. Amey, was, on the date of the above jurat, a duly authorized Justice of the Peace and that his signature thereto is genuine.
Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of May, 1879.
L. A. Waldo, Clerk.


STATE OF NEW YORK Steuben Co. Clerk's Office.} ss: I, LUCIUS A. WALDO, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby certify that A. A. VanOrsdale, Esq. was, at the date of this Certificate of Proof, of the annexed instrument, a Justice of the Peace of and for the said County, duly authorized and qualified to administer oaths for general purposes; that I am well acquainted with his hand writing, and veril believe the signature to said Certificate to be genuinely well acquainted with his hand writing, and verily believe the signature to said Certificate to be genuine.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County and Courts, at Bath, this 20th day of May 1878, L. A. Waldo, Clerk.


and that her residence is Jasper, county of Steuben, State of New York, and that her post-office address is Jasper Steuben County New York.
Elizabeth (her X mark) Marlatt
ATTEST: A A Vanorsdale, John G. Marlatt
ALSO personally appeared William McMindes, aged 76 years, residing at Jasper Steuben Co. N.Y. and Benjamin Hulse, aged 79 years, residing at Jasper Steuben Co. N.Y., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitiled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Elizabeth Marlatt for 50 years and for 60 years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name (or 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, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the idential Joseph Marlatt who rendered the service alleged in the above application in the war of 1812 by the following named facts and circumstances, viz: from their long acquaintance with her & her husband & the said deponent McMindes from the fact that her said husband went as substitute for his father Uzal McMindes and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Wm McMindes
Benjamin Huls
SWORN to and subscribed before me this 18 day of May, A.D. 1878; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the several words , erased, and the several & explanatory words, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
A A Vanorsdale
Justice of the Peace


State of New York
County of Steuben SS} On this sixth day of April AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me John W. Diminny a Justice of the Peace within and for the county of Steuben & state of New York Joseph Marlatt aged fifty nine years a resident of the town of Troupsburgh in the county & state aforesaid. Who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Jospeh Marlatt who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Jonathan Rowley in the fifth regiment of Militia commanded by Col Swift in the war with Great Britan declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he voluntered (and took the place of an other person who was drafted) at Troupsburgh aforesaid on or about the ninth day of September 1813 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of fourteen days and was honorably discharged at Fort George in Upper Canada on or about the fifteenth day of December 1813. That he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September 28 1850 and received a land warrant for forty acres which he had since legally disposed of and cannot now return. That he does not now remember the number of such warrant. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3d day of March 1855. He also declares that he has never applied for nor received under this or any other act of congress any bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned.
Joseph Marlatt
J. W. Diminny Justice of the Peace
We Henry Sherwood and Ferral C. Diminny residents of Addison in Steuben county in the state of New Yor upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Joseph Marlatt in our presence, and we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant that he is the identical person he represents himself to be.
H. Sherwood
F. C. Dinniny
The foregoing declaration and affidavit was sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above writen and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim.
J. W. Dininny Justice of the peace


Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Marlatt of Troupsburgh in the county of Steuben state of New York do hereby irrevocably make constitute and appoint Henry Sherwood of Addison County of Steuben and State of New York my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to demand and receive from the department of the Interior of the United States the certificate or warrant to which I am entitled as mentioned in the foregoing decaration. And for good and sufficient reasons do hereby revoke and countermand any and all other powers of attorney or other authority that may have been given by me for any such purpose and vest the same solely and irrevocably in my said attorney hereby ratifying and confirming all the acts of my said attorney by virtue hereof In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of April 1855.
Joseph Marlatt
State of New York County of Steuben ss} On the day of April 1855 personally appeared before me John W. Dininny a Justice of the Peace duly authorized by law to take, acknowledgements in and for the County of Steuben. Joseph Marlatt the subscriber to the foregoing and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the purpose therein described.
J. W. Dininny
Justice of the Peace


161,722
Application of Joseph Marlatt
A soldier of the war of 1812
for bounty land
Application for Service Pension.
War of 1812
Elizabeth
Widow of
Joseph Marlatt
sub for McMindes
APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
I, John G. Marlatt, do swear that Elizabeth Marlatt, late resident of Jasper, County of Steuben, State of New York died on the 12th day of February, 1879; that the decedent drew a pension, under Certificate No. 14538, up to the 4th day of Decemer, 1878, as the widow of Joseph Marlatt formerly a soldier in the service of the United States; that said decedent left surviving neither widow nor child under sixteen years of age, and did not leave sufficient assets to meet the expenses of decedent's last
sickness and burial; and that said expenses are correctly enumerated in the following statement, the names of the persons who rendered service or furnished necessaries being given, with items and amounts:
NAMES.                 NATURE of EXPENSES.                        PAID or UNPAID   AMOUNT.
O. F. McFarland        undertaker 1 coffin                                  23.00                        23.00
David Brion               physician & physician bill enumerated         7.50                          7.50
Ruth A. Atwood        cloth and trimmings for cap & dress trim     1.00                          1.00
Charles Twogood      paid for digging grave                                 3.00                          3.00
                                                                                                                     TOTAL $34.50
I further swear that the above is a complete list of all the expenses of last sickness and burial; that they were proper and necessary; that they were all actually paid by me except those marked "unpaid," for which no reimbursement be claimed, the parties in interest signed a formal release; and that I have received on account of the expenses paid by me no pecuniary return or recompense whatever except ____________.
I therefore hereby make application for reimbursement under the provisions of Section 4718, R.S., claiming the sum of thirty four & 50/100 dollars. The total value of all property of whatever kind, personal and real, left by the decedent did not exceed nothing of value dollars, and consisted of wearing apparrel = out of date. two or three old quilts and old bedding worthless as to value to sell. The decedent's last sickness continued uninterruptedly from Sept 2th, 1878 to date of death, and its nature and degree were as follows: Dropsey and creaping paralsy. My residence is in the town of Jasper, county of Steuben, state of New York, and my Post-Office address is Jasper Steuben County NY.
ATTEST: Frank Andrews, George H. Guinnip
(Affiant's signature) John G. Marlatt
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of April, 1879, at Jasper, N.Y. and I certify that the affiant is reputable and entitled to credit, and knew the contents of the above before swearing; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim.
(Signature) D. C. Amey Justice of the Peace


STATE OF New York, COUNTY OF Steuben, SS:
I, L.A. Waldo, Clerk of the County Court of the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that D.C. Amey was, on the date of the above jurat, a duly authorized Justice of the Peace and that his signature thereto is genuine.
GIVEN under my hand and seal this 12th day of May, 1879.
L.A. Waldo, Clerk.


CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
Certificate No. 14838
Pensioner, Elizabeth Marlatt

State of New York
Steuben County} ss.  On this 6 day of Dec 1878 before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace personally came Hannah A. Rowley of the town of Tuscaraora in said county a person whom I certify to be respectable & entitled to credit & being by me duly sworn says: that her maiden name was Hannah A. Marlatt that she is the daughter of Joseph Marlatt & Elizabeth Marlatt that she, deponent, was born on the 4 day of Nov 1819 that her said father Joseph Marlat was married to Elizabeth Pease at Freehold New Jersey in May 1818 as deponent is informed & verily believes and always lived together as Husband & wife. That there was born unto them the following children to wit: This deponent, Amy W. Marlatt, Jonathan C. Marlatt, Debby J. Marlatt, J. Marlatt Jr., Mary E. Marlatt, John G. Marlatt, Wm. H. Marlatt & Hamilton J. Marlatt. Deponent further says that she is the oldest one of the family, that there is no public record of said marriage nor no eye witnesses of the same to her knowledge or belief. That the clergyman who performed the ceromony is dead as she is informed & believes. That her said mother Elizabeth Marlatt is the identical person named in pension claim No 23,008 & is the widow of Joseph Marlatt aforesaid & has always remained his widow. That her said husband, deponents father, died in July 1857 & that the said Elizabeth Marlatt has never remarried. Deponent further says that she has no interest in the prosecution of this claim and I the undersigned Justice certify that I have no interest in the prosecution of said claim.
Hannah (her X mark) Rowley
subscribed & sworn to before me this day & year first written C. Rowley, J. W. Fenton Justice of the peace


STATE OF NEW YORK. STEUBEN CO. CLERK'S OFFICE.} ss. I, Lucius A. Waldo, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby certify that J. W. Fenton Esq., was, at the date of the Certificate of Proof, or acknowledgement of the annexed instrument, a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, in and for said County, duly authorized and
qualified to take the same; that I am well acquainted with his hand writing, and verily believe the signature to said Certificate is genuine, and that said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of this State.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County and Courts, at Bath, this 12th day of December 1878.
L.A. Waldo, Clerk.


He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" passed September 28th, 1850. Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above writen. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Joseph Marlatt to be the identical man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated. 55 years.
Stebbins Warner Justice of the Peace


STATE OF New York COUNTY OF STEUBEN}ss. I hereby certify that Stebbins Warner Esq. who has subscribed the foregoing affidavit, was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Peace, in and for the County of Steuben and State of New York duly commissioned and authorized to administer oaths, and take acknowledgements, and that the foregoing is his signature.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk of said county and affixed the seal of the County court of said county at Bath this twenty second day of September A.D. 1851.
P.P. Hubbell Clerk.


State of New York}
County of Steuben} ss. On the 17th day of September 1851 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peae within and for the county and state aforesaid Joseph Marlatt aged fifty five years a resident of the town of Troupsburgh County of Steuben in the State of New York who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Joseph Marlatt who was a private in the Company commanded by Capt. Jonathan Rowley in the regiment commanded by Colonel Swift in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he went a substitute for Uzal McMindes.


State of New York}
County of Steuben} ss. On this 11th day of Dec AD 1878 before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace personally came D. C. Winship M.D. of the town of Jasper in said county a person whom I certify to be respectable and worthy of full credit and in good standing & who being by me duly sworn deposes & says that he is a Regular practicing physician residing in Jasper aforesaid & knows Elizabeth Marlatt the identical person of that name who is the claimant in pernsion claim no. 23,008 for a
pension as widow of Joseph Marlatt act Mch 9 1878 War 1812. That she resides with her son John G. Marlatt in whose family deponent practices & subscribes as physician that he has known her for two years past that at no time during his acquaintance with her has she been able to endure the fatigues of travel that she is very old & infirm and requires the aid of others to get about the home. That her physical condition has been such during his acquaintance with her that at no time would it have been prudent for her to have been taken from home and bear the journey to go before the county judge at Bath in said county of Steuben assistance over rough wagon road of 23 miles or upwards from the place or her residence. Deponent further deposes that he has no interest in the prosecution of this claim aforesaid & I hereby certify that I have no interest in this claim direct or indirect.
D. C. Winship
Subscribed & sworn to before me this 11th day of Dec 1878 } A A Van Orsdale Justice of the Peace


State of New York}
Steuben County} ss. On this 10th day of Dec 1878 before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace personally came John G. Marlatt of the town of Jasper in said county who being duly sworn says: that he was 39 years old on the 27th day of January 1878. That he is a son of Joseph Marlatt and Elizabeth Marlatt. That his mothers maiden name was Elizabeth Pease. That she is still living & unmarried that she is the identical person named in Pension Claim 23,008, as the widow of the said Joseph Marlatt that deponents parents aforesaid were married at Freehold Monmouth County New Jersey on the 31st day of May 1818 and always thereafter cohabitated as husband & wife. That his said parents had nine children - to wit: Hannah A. Marlatt, Jonathan C. Marlatt, Amy W. Marlatt, Debby J. Marlatt, Joseph Marlatt Jr., May E. Marlatt, deponent, Wm. H. Marlatt, Hamilton J. Marlatt. That his said father died July 5th 1857. That his mother Elizabeth Marlatt aforesaid has ever since that time lived with this deponent who further says that he is able to fix the date of marriage of his said parents from the entry thereof in a family bible now in his posession which was dated 1846 and from a remembrance of the date as talked by them and his brothers and sisters both before & since that date that the entry of said time of marriage is in the handwriting of his said father as well as the dates of the births of their children. That there can be no doubt of the fact also from the fact that no one ever called the said marriage in question and that they always cohabitated as husband & wife. Deponent further says that he has made dilligent effort to find other proofs of said marriage that there is no town, county, church or other public record thereof that he has tried to find the whereabouts of the clergyman who performed the ceremony that as near as he can learn the said clergyman is dead and there are no living eye witnesses of said marriage as this deponent can ascertain after diligent effort. Deponent further says that he has no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim other than the natural interest a child has for a parent. Further deponent saith not. And I hereby certify that the said deponent is respectable & entitled to full credit and that I have seen the bible record spoen of by him and hereby certify that the same has the appearance of being genuine and hears the impress of honesty that it is in the handwriting of deponents father without doubt and I further certify that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
John G. Marlatt
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of Dec 1878} A. A. Van Orsdale Justice of the Peace


In matter of Elizabeth Marlatt widow
Additional Evidence Proof of Marriage
& cohabitation

Department of the Interior,
Pension Office,
Washington D.C.
November 20th, 1878
Madam,
In the claim of yourself for a pension under act of Mar 9, 78, No. 23008 proof of your marriage to the soldier is required. You are informed that proof upon this point
is of value in the following order:
1. A certified copy of the town, county, or other public record, or the sworn copy of a church record.
2. An afidavit of the officiating clergyman or magistrate
3. The testimony of two or more eye-witnesses of the ceremony
4. Affidavits of children whose ages would show the date of marriage or commencement of cohabitation.
5. A copy of family record, sworn to by custodian, certified by the magistrate to be correct, and that the original appears to be genuine. When this class of evidence  is furnished it must be shown by whom and when the record was made, and the date of the Bible, or other book, in which the record is made, must be given, and it should  be corroborated by other evidence of at least as high order as the 6th class.
6. The testimony of two or more witnesses who know the parties to have lived together as husband and wife from the date of their alleged marriage, the witnesses stating the period during which they knew them thus to cohabit.
     Witnesses under the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 6th classes of testimony must state the circumstances or cotemporaneous events by which they are enabled to fix the date of the marriage, and the witnesses should state their ages at the time they testify.
     Before any of the lower classes of evidence can be accepted, it must be shown by competent testimony that none higher can be obtained.
     If the claim is for service pension under the act of February 14, 1871, marriage must be proved at a date prior to February 17, 1815.
     If the claim is for service pension under either the act of February 14, 1871, or March 9, 1878, proof will be required to show whether the claimant has again married since the death of the soldier on whose services the claim is made.
     The fact and date of death of soldier must be proved.
     The credibility of all witnesses must be certified to by the magistrate before whom their testimony is executed, and the magistrate and all witnesses must state whether they have any interest in the claim.
     If the claim is for Bounty Land, widowhood at the time of making the application must be proved.
     Return this Circular with the evidence.
Very respectfully,
J. A. Bently Commissioner

Mrs. Elizabeth Marlatt
Jaster, Steuben Co., N.Y.


State of New York}
Steuben County}
Town of Jasper} ss. On this 11th day of Dec. A.D. 1878 before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace personally came Andrew Murphy and Andrew B. Craig persons whom I certify to be respectable and worthy of full credit - and who being duly sworn severally depose & say that they are residents of the town of Jasper aforesaid and knew Jospeh Marlatt in his lifetime the husband of Elizabeth Marlatt who is the identical person named in Pension claim No 23,008 as widow of said Jospeh Marlatt under Act of Mch 9 1878 War 1812. That said Joseph Marlatt is dead. That he died sometime during the year 1857. Deponents cannot fix the exact month or day but it was sometime during the said year 1857 according to their best recollection. Deponents further swear that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim either direct or indirect and I certify that I have no interest in this claim.
Andrew Murphy
Andrew B. Craig
Subscribed & sworn before me this 11th day of Dec. 1878} A A Van Orsdale Justice of the Peace