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Cert. 12461

Hannah Bates

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Widow’s Certificate File Number WC 12461

Soldier’s Last Name: BATES

First Name: ABRAM     Middle Name or Initial: W

Company and Regiment and State: Co. H 86th NY

Infantry

Mothers name (include maiden name if known): HANNAH (nee ACKLEY)

Other Dependent: (Include number of and names of children under 16 if known)

3 CLARENCE E, CHARLES S, JOSEPH S

The following were found in this file:

  1. Brief & Original Application
  2. Proof of Service
  3. Proof of Death
  4. Proof of Marriage
  5. Proof of Children
  6. Dropped from the Rolls

Total images in the complete file: 30

12461

WAR OF 1861.

Brief in the case of Hannah Bates, Widow of Abram W. Bates, Private in Co. H. 86 NYV Steuben County, and State of NY.

Act of July 14, 1862.

Post Office address of Applicant, Young Hickory NY

Claim for Widow’s Pension.

Declaration and Identification in due Form.

PROOF EXHIBITED.

Children the names age and residence of three are given.

Marriage is proven by the Sworn Certificate of the officiating clergyman

Died of “acute Bronchitis” May 19th, 1862 contracted from exposure, and in the line of duty – as per official certificate.

The rolls show the soldier to have been mustered into service.

Admitted Jany 9, 1864 to a pension of $8 per month, commencing March 19th, 1862.

Stebbins Warner, Esq. Woodhull NY

W. M. Ross, Examining Clerk.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

COUNTY OF STEUBEN} SS.

     On this twentieth day of January A.D. 1863, personally appeared before me a Justice of Pensions a Court of Record of the County of Steuben and State of New York. Hannah Bates a resident of Troupsburg in the County of Steuben and State of New York, aged thirty years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress, approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of Abram W. Bates who was a Private in the company H commanded by Capt. W.Tenbrouk, Now Scott in the 86th regiment of New York Vol. in the war of 1861, who enlisted into the W. S. Service From Troupsburg aforesaid about the 9th day of October 1861 and continued therein until he died of Disease contracted in said service at Seminary Hospital Georgetown Wash DC on or about the 19th day of March 1862 and in the line of his duty and left the following children; Clarence E. Bates born the 3d of October 1855, Charles S. Bates born the 18th of August 1858, Joseph S. Bates born the 9th of April 1860, and no other. That they were married at Oneonta, Otsego Co. New York by Rev. R. C. Hodge. That there is no public record, but she has a bible record of their marriage which she files here with as the Best evidence in her power. That her maiden name was Hannah Ackley and that she continues to be his widow.

     She further declares that she was married to the said Abram W. Bates on the Seventeenth day of October in the year 1854; that her husband, the aforesaid Abram W. Bates her husband died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. She also declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States. She hereby appoints Stebbin Warner of Woodhull NY her attorney to prosecute her claim to receive the certificate of pension when issued and to transact any or all necessary business in relation.

Hannah Bates

Sworn and Subscribed before me on the day and year above written and at the same time and place. Also personally appeared A. J. C. Edwards of Woodhull and William P. Ackley of Troupsburg residents of aforesaid 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 Hannah Bates sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. That the said Hannah Bates is still his widow.

A. J. C. Edwards

William P. Ackley

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

C. M. Griswold Justice of Session

Applicant’s post office address:

Young Hickory NY

STATE OF NEW-YORK,

STEUBEN COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.} SS.

I, O. J. AVERELL, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record therein, do hereby certify that C. W. Griswold whose name is subscribed to the jurat of the annexed affidavits, was, on the day of the date thereof a Justice of Sessions, a Court of Record of said county in and for said County, duly authorised to administer oaths for general purposes, and that I am well acquainted with his hand-writing, and verily believe that the signature to the said jurat is genuine.

     IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 24th day of January 1863.

O. J. Averell CLERK.

per Peter Hakey Dep Clk.

State of New York

County of Steuben} SS.

Before me personally come A. J. C. Edwards and William P. Ackley who being duly sworn say that they have examined the family bible record of Hannah Bates who is the widow of the volunteer Abram W. Bates within named. That said bible bears date and from its appearance they fully believe it a genuine and true record and is as follows which is a True Copy and all of the same

Abram W. Bates and Hannah Ackley was married Oct. the 17th 1854. Clarence Eugene Bates was born October 3d, 1855, Charles Samuel Bates was born August 18th, 1858, Joseph S. Bates was born the 9th of April 1860. That said bible is much worn and the date torn out but that they have no doubt but the same is the family bible and the foregoing a true family record and that they have no interest in the prosecution of the within claim.

A. J. C. Edwards

William P. Ackley

Sworn and subscribed before me on the day and year first before written and I certify deponent are credible persons and residents as aforesaid in the preceeding affidavit and that I am wholly disinterested.

C. M. Griswold Justice of Sessions

Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, D. C.

February 27th 1863.

Sir:

     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 11,847, 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 Abram W. Bates was enrolled on the 14th day of Oct, 1861, at Elmira NY in Co. H, 86th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Pri on the 12th day of Nov. 1861, at Elmira, in Co. H, 86th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. H of that Regiment, for the months of March and Apr 1862, he is reported “Died March 19th at Georgetown.” Cause or date of death not stated. No further record on file.

     I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Saml. Breck

Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.

Memoranda.

Name of applicant, Hannah Bates

Address, Young Hickory, N.Y.

This Certifies,

     That on the 17th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 54 Mr. Abram W. Bates of Oneta Ots Co. NY and Miss Hannah M. Ackley of Laurens Ots Co. NY were by me united in Marriage, At my house in Oneta according to the Laws of the State of NY

Witnesses,

H. Hurlbert Otego Ots Co.

Rev. E. C. Hodge

STATE OF NEW YORK,

Otsego County Clerk’s Office.}  I, DAVID A. AVERY, Clerk of said County, do hereby certify, that David J. Yager, Esquire, was, on the 19th day of September 1863, a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, in and for the County of Otsego, duly authorized to act as such, and that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Justice, and that his signature to the annexed instrument is genuine.

     IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and seal of the said County, at Cooperstown, this 10th day of Decr 1863.

State of New York

County of Otsego} SS.  Personally before me Came Rev. E. C. Hodges and made oath in due form of law, that on the 17th day of October A.D. 1854 at Oneonta in the County of Otsego and State New York, he joined Abram W. Bates and Hannah m. Ackley in lawful marriage and that the following is a true copy of the record of said marriage made at the time by him and hereto attached.

Rev. E. C. Hodges

Sworn and Subscribed before me this 19th day of September 1863 and I certify that Ephraim C. Hodges is a duly qualified Minister of the Gospel well known to me.

David J. Yager Justice of the Peace

State of New York

County of Steuben} SS. Before me personally come Charity Ackley and made oath in due form of law and says that she was present and acted the part of Midwife at the birth of Clarence Bates son of Abram W. Bates and Hannah Bates and that said birth took place at Troupsburg October 3d 1855 and also says that she is wholly disinterested.

Charity Ackley

Sworn and subscribed before me this 3 day of January 1867 and I certify deponent is known to me as a Credible person at that I am wholly disinterested.

E. T. Mallory Justice of the Peace

State of New York

County of Steuben} Before me personally came Anna Rogers and made oath in due form of law and says that she was present and acted the part of Midwife at the birth of Charles S. Bates son of Abram W. Bates and Hannah Bates and that said birth took place at Troupsburg on the 18th day of August 1858 and also says that she is disinterested.

Witness here Ann Rogers

Sworn and Subscribed before me this 8th day of January 1867 and I certify deponent is well known to me as a Credible person and that I am wholly disinterested.

E. T. Mallory Justice of the Peace

State of New York

County of Steuben} SS.  Before me personally came Anna Rogers and made oath in due form of law and says that she was present at the birth of Joseph S. Bates and acted the part of Midwife at Said birth, That said Joseph S.Bates is the son of Abram W. Bates and Hannah Bates and that said birth took place at Troupsburg on the 8th day of April 1860 and also say that she is wholly disinterested.

Ann Rogers.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 3 day of January 1867 and I certify that Deponent is well known to me as a Credible person and that I am wholly disinterested.

E. T. Mallory Justice of the Peace

State of New York,

STEUBEN CO. CLERK’S OFFICE.} SS.  I, ALLEN A. VAN ORSDALE, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby certify that E. T. Mallory Esq., was, at the date of the Certificate of Proof of the annexed instrument, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized and qualified to administer oaths for general purposes: that I am well acquainted with his hand-writing, and verily believe that the signature to said Certificate is genuine.

     In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County and Courts this 23d day of Jany. 1867

A. A. Van Orsdale CLERK.

3-1081.

PENSIONER DROPPED

United States Pension Agency,

Buffalo, N.Y.

OCT 23 1905

Certificate No 12461

Class Civil War Wid.

Pensioner Hannah Bates

Soldier Abram W.

Service Priv. H. 86 NY Vl.

The Commissioner of Pensions.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to Jany, 1904. has been dropped because of death 18 Feby 04

Reported by Postmaster

Young Hickory NY

Very respectfully,

Cadm

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.

No. 12461

New York

Hannah Bates

Widow of Abram W. Bates

Rank Private

Company “H”

Regiment 86th N.Y. Vol.

Albany Agency.

Rate per month, $8

Commencing March 19th 1862

Certificate dated Jan 20th 1864

And sent to Stebbins Warren, Woodhull NY

Act 14th July, 1862.

Book A Vol. 4 Page 4

12461

No. 11847

ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.

Hannah Bates wid of

Abram W. Bates. Priv in

Co. H. 86 New York Vols.

Died at Georgetown D.C.

March 19, 1862.

Seminary Hospital

Pension Office,

February 11, 1863.

Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.

Jos. H. Banett

Commissioner.

Abraham notes Bronchitis Acuta

Jos. R. Smith

Asst. Surg.

Received, Feb 2, 1863,

Stebbins Warner

Woodhull, N.Y.

Surgeon General’s Office,

WASHINGTON CITY, D.C.,

August 28th, 1863.

Sir:

     I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 11847, with such information as is furnished by the records of this office. Pri Abraham Bates, Co. H., 86th Regiment New York Vols. Is reported to this office by Asst. Surg. Jos. R. Smith as having died Mar. 19th 1862, at Semi Hosp Georgetown, of Bronchitis Acuta

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

By order of the Surgeon General:

J. J. Woodward

Asst. Surg., U.S.A.

The Commissioner of Pensions,

Washington, D.C.

State of New York

County of Steuben} SS.  Personally before me personally came William Tenbraech and made oath in due form of law that he was Captain of Company “H” of the 86th Regt. Of N.Y. Vol’s in the month of March 1862 and that about the 20th of said month while he was yet in command Abram Bates a private of said Company died at Georgetown, D.C. in Hospital of Typhoid Fever, contracted by reason of exposure in crossing from Good Hope DC over to Virginia and camping in deserted camps and exposures to severe storms while enroute – said disease was contracted in the service of the U.S. and in line of Duty.

Wm Tenbroeck

Late Capt. Co. H 86th NY Vols.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 21st day of November, 1863.

Wm. H Sly Justice of the Peace

State of New-York,

Steuben County Clerk’s Office.} SS.  I, Oscar J. Averell, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record therein, do hereby certify that Wm. H. Sly Sr. whose name is subscribed to the jurat of the annexed affidavit, was, on the day of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, and that I am well acquainted with his hand-writing, and verily believe that the signature to the said jurat is genuine.

     In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 27 day of November 1863

O. J. Averell Clerk.

State of Pennsylvania

County of Tioga} ss.

     On this 8th day of October, 1866, personally appeared before me, an Advocate Judge of a Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid, Hannah Bates a resident of Troupsburg in the County of Steuben and State of New York, who, being duly sworn, says she is the widow of Abram W. Bates who was a private in Co. “K” in the 86 Regiment of New York Volunteers in the war of 1861, that she is in receipt of pension certificate No. 12,461 and was last paid to include September 4th 1866, at the Canandaigua N.Y. agency. She makes this declaration to obtain the increase of pension to which she is entitled under the act of Congress approved July 25th, A.D. 1866, for the following named children of hers left her by her said husband at the time of his death, which were under 16 years of age, at the date of the passage of said act, and were then living, viz:

Clarence Bates born the 3d day of October 1855, Charles S. Bates born on the 18th day of  August 1858, Joseph S. Bates born on the 9th day of April 1860 which are all living with me at Troupsburg aforesaid and who are all of the children of Abram W. Bates aforesaid. She further declares that she has not remarried  since the death of her said Husband nor abandoned the support of any of her said children above named nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any other person as his her or their child. She further states that her Post Office address is Young Hickory Steuben Co., N.Y.

Hannah Bates

Also personally appeared before me, Samuel Ackley and Betsy Dunham, residents of Troupsburg, Steuben County, and State of New York, to me well known as credible persons, who being duly sworn, declare, that they were present and saw said Hannah Bates sign her name to the foregoing declaration, and that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further state that they know, from personal knowledge, that the above named children are children of the applicant and her said deceased husband, and that they are still living; and they swear they have no interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and that they are not concerned directly or indirectly, in its prosecution.

Samuel Ackley

Betsey Dunham

     Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 8th day of October, 1866; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. And that the contents of the above were made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before signing.

Victor Case

Associate Judge

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA,

Tioga County, SS:

     I, John F. Donaldson, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of said county, do certify that Hon. Victor Case is and was at the date of the annexed certificate of affidavit an acting associate Judge in and for said county, duly commissioned and sworn, and authorized by law to administer oaths and take acknowledgments of instruments in writing, and that the signature thereto, purporting to be his, is genuine. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office the 15th day of October, 1866.

J. F. Donaldson PROTH’Y.

We Charity Ackley and Eliza Glover of the Town of Troupsburg County of Steuben State of New York on oath declare that we were present at the birth of Clarence Bates and that the same took place at Troupsburg aforesaid on the 3d day of October 1855 and that we are disinterested.

Charity Ackley

Eliza Glover

We Charity Ackley and Eliza Glover of the Town of Troupsburg aforesaid on oath declare that we were present at the birth of Charles S. Bates and that the same took place at Troupsburg aforesaid on the 18th day of August 1858 and that they are disinterested.

Charity Ackley

Eliza Glover

We Charity Ackley and Mary A Hauber of the town of Troupsburg aforesaid on oath declare that they were present at the birth of Joseph Sheffield Bates and that the same took place at Troupsburg aforesaid on the 8th day of April 1860 and that they are disinterested. That the above are all of said children.

Charity Ackley

Mary A. Hauber

I certify that I am duly qualified Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Steuben State of New York and that on this 23 day of October 1866 each of the foregoing affidavits was signed and sworn to by the officiates  respectively. I further certify that said affidavit on each credible persons and that I am disinterested.

S. W. Wheaton Justice of the Peace

State of New York,

Steuben Co. Clerk’s Office.} SS.  I ALLEN A. VAN ORSDALE, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby certify that S. W. Wheaton Esq., was, at the date of the Certificate of Proof of the annexed instrument, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized and qualified to administer oaths for general purposes; that I am well acquainted with his hand-writing, and verily believe that the signature to said Certificate is genuine.

     In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County and Courts this 26th day of Oct 1866.

A. A. Van Orsdale. Clerk.

WAR OF 1861.

Act of July 25, 1866.

CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW’S PENSION.

Supplemental to case in which certificate No. 12461 was issued Jany 20, 1864.

BRIEF in the case of Hannah Bates, Widow of Abram W. Bates Pv. Co. H. 86 N York Vols. Resident of Steuben County, and State of N York

Post Office address: Young Hickory

DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.

PROOF EXHIBITED.

Abandonment or adoption. Neither

The parents were married Oct. 17, 1854

Names and dates of birth of children:

Clarence Bates, born Oct 3 1855, who will be 16 years old October 2, 1871

Charles S. Bates, born Augst 18 1858, who will be 16 years old August 17, 1874

Joseph S. Bates, born April 9 1860, who will be 16 years old April 8, 1876

Proof of Ages. By the attending midwifes & others.

Only Children. Stated.

Agent, and his P.O. address. Claimant.

     Issue certificate for Eight dollars per month, commencing March 9th, 1862 and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing July 25, 1866, deducting former payments.

N. M. Ross, Examiner.

Passed Feby 15d, 1867.

No. 121461

New York

Hannah Bates

WIDOW OF

Abram W. Bates

Rank Priv., Co. H., Regt. 86 NY Vols

Canandaigua Agency.

Rate per Month, $8

Commencing Mar 19, 62

Additional sum of $2 per Month for each of the following children, until arriving at the age of 16 years, commencing July 25, 1866, viz:

Clarence 21 Oct 1871

Charles S 17 Aug 1874

Joseph S 8 Apr 1876

Former payments to be deducted.

Certificate dated Feby 22 67

Sent to Claimant

Young Hickory NY

Act 14th July, 1862.

Book C Vol. 10 Page 25

Sargent Clerk.

To the Commissioner of Pensions

I Hannah Bates a pensioner under pension certificate No 12461 hereby apply for the arrears due me under the act granting arrears of pensions approved January 25th 1879. My post office address is Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York.

Hannah Bates

For Witnesses

H. R. Lacey

J. O. Potter

State of New York

Steuben County} SS.

Signed in my presence by Hannah Bates who is known to me to be and at the same time she exhibited to me her pension certificate which is numbered 12461.

O. L. McFarland

Justice of the Peace