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Cert No 5222
Sylvia M. Borden
Bundle No 18Images 20


Widow's Certificate File Number WC 5222
Soldier's Last Name: Borden First Name:  Albert
Company and Regiment and State: Co. G. 107th NY Infantry
Widow's name (include maiden name if known): Sylvia M.
Minor Child (include names of all children and the number of children): Maria, Charles, William
The following were found in this file:
x 1. Original application(s) for pension
x 2. Proof of soldier's service
x 3. Proof of Death
x 4. Proof of Marriage
x 5. Proof of Children
x 6. Dropped from rolls
Total images in the complete file: 20


5222
WAR OF 1861.
Brief in the case of Sylvia M. Borden, widow of Albert V. Borden, Corp. Co G. 107. Reg. N.Y. Vol. Bath
Steuben County, and State of New York
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, Bath New York
Claim for Widows pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
It appears from the rolls that Albert V. Borden was mustered into service August 4, 1862, and that he died in hospital at Harpers Ferry Oct 25th 1862 - and from the surgeon Generals report that he died of Typhoid Fever.
Claimants marriage to the said soldier is proved by the affidavits of two who saw them married.
The names ages and residence of three children are given.
Admitted August 22, 1863 to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing Oct 25th, 1862
Pleasants & Wunder Present
O. D. Barrett Examing Clerk.


*FORM OF DECLARATION FOR OBTAINING A WIDOW'S ARMY PENSION.
State of New York}
County of Steuben}     SS.
     On this 28th day of Feb. A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty three personally appeared before me, Oscar J. Averell Clerk of the County Courts. Silvia M. Borden, a resident of Bath, in the county of Steuben, State of New York, aged Thirty five 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 provision made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862. That she is the widow of Albert V. Borden who was a 3d. Corporel in company G. commanded by Capt. J. J. Laman in the 107 Regiment of volunteers commanded by Colonel Robert B. Van Valkenburgh of New York in the war of 1861, who died on the 25th day of October, 1862, at Maryland Heights, near Harpers Ferry in the State of Maryland that his death was caused by Typhoid Fever. She further declares that she was married to the said Albert V. Borden on the 28th day of May 1853, at Howard, by Nelson B. Rice, a Justice of the Peace, that her husband, the aforesaid Albert V. Borden 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. And she further states that there is no public record of her said marriage, and there is no private or family record, and the best evidence she is able to procure of her marriage is the two witnesses that appear on the other side of this form who were present at her said wedding via Warren G. Borden & Mrs. Emily Brasted. That the names and ages of her children and the years of age at her husband's decease, and the place of residence is as follows: Maria [piece of paper missing] old, Charley Five years old, and William Three years old, all in Bath Steuben County, New York.
     She hereby appoints PLEASANTS & WUNDER, of Washington, D. C., her attorneys, with power of substitution, to prosecute her claim and receive the certificate.
Signature of Claimant: Silvia M. Borden
*This declaration must be made before a Judge or Clerk of a Court of Record, or some officer having custody of its seal.
AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES.
     Also personally appeared Warenn G. Borden and Emily Brasted residents of Avoca the former, the latter at Howard county of Steuben State of New York, 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 Mrs. Silvia M. Borden sign her name 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. And they further swear that they were well acquainted with her and her husband before he entered the service, and know that they lived together as man and wife, and such was their reputation; that she has remained a widow ever since the death of the said Albert V. Borden and is now a widow. That the above mentioned claimant has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion, but has always been true and loyal to the Government of the United States. That they are able to state the foregoing facts from the following circumstances: That we each attended the marriage of Albert V. Borden to Silvia M. Niles on the 28th May 1853 at Howard Steuben County N.Y. That we have known them intimately since, that they were married by Nesson B. Rice a Justice of the Peace.
     That the names and ages of the child of Mrs. Silvia M. Borden under sixteen years of age at her husband's decease, and the place of their residence is as follows: Maria Eight years old, Charley Five years old & William Three years old, and their residence is in Bath Steuben County New York with their Mother.
Signatures of Witnesses.} Warenn G. Borden, Emily Brasted
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Feb A.D. 1863, and I certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. done in open Court
Signature of Officer: Peter Halsey Deputy Clerk Steuben County
State of New York}
County of Steuben}   SS.
     I, Oscar J. Averell, Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State above named, do hereby certify that Peter Halsey Esq., before whom the foregoing affidavits were made, and who has thereunto signed his name, was at the time of so doing, a Deputy Clerk in and for the County and State above named duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit; that his signature thereto is genuine, and that I have no interest in this claim.
     IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name, and affixed my official seal, this Twenty Eighth day of February 1863.
J. Averell Clerk
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.
July 11th 1863

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 14530, 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 Albert V. Borden was enrolled on the 4th day of August, 1862, at Hammondsport, NY in Co. G, 107th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a corporal on the 4th day of August, 1862, at Elmira N.Y., in Co. G, 107th Regiment of N. Y. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. G. of that Regiment, for the months of September  & October, 1862, he is reported "Died in Hospital at Harpers Ferry. October 25th 1862."
     I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Saml. Breck, Assistant Adjutant General.
The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.
Memoranda.
Name of applicant, Sylvia M. Borden.
Address, Bath Steuben Co. N.Y.
Surgeon General's Office,
Washington City, D.C.,
Aug. 18th, 1863.
Sir:
I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 14530, with such information as is furnished by the records of this office. Albert V. Borden Corp., Co. G., 107th Regiment New York Vols., is reported to this office by Surg. P. H. Blood as having died Octr. 24th 1862, at Maryland Heights Va, of Febris Typhoides.
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.
3-1081
PENSIONER DROPPED
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
Oct 29 1914
Certificate No. 5222
Pensioner Sylvia M. Borden
Soldier Albert V. "
Service G 107 N.Y. Vols.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir:
     I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $12 July 4, 1914 has this day been dropped from the roll because of Death Aug. 16/14.
Very respectfully,
Wm. Subject
Chief, Finance Division.
NOTE. - Every name dropped to be thus reported at once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date of death when known.
5222
No. 11,530
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Sylvia M. Borden, Bath N.Y. wid Albert V. Borden Corp Co. G. 107 N.Y. Vols. Died at Harpers Ferry, Va. Oct. 25, 1862 of a fever in Hospital.
Pension Office,
March 16, 1863
Mnrs, 8, 4, 2
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Jos. H. Bennett, Commissioner.
Received, Mar 13, 1863
Pleasants & Wunder
Present.
O.D.B.
State of New York} SS.
Steuben County}   On this 7th day of November A.D. 1866 Came before me a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly qualified to administer Oaths etc. Joseph S. Dolson who being sworn says he is a Practicing Physician & Surgeon, That he attended Sylvia M. Borden, the wife of Albert V. Borden, when she gave birth to Maria the 12th May 1854, Charles L. the 6th Oct 1857 and William on the 6 Nov 1859, being the Children of Albert V. Borden decd. He further says he has no interest direct or indirect in her application for increase Pension for said children.
J. S. Dolson M.D.
Sworn and Subscribed at the date above, & I certify that Joseph S. Dolson is a Physician Surgeon in good standing and a credible witness. I further say I have no interest direct or indirect in her application increase pension
Wm. S. Hubbell
State of New York} SS.
Steuben County}  On this the 7th Nov A.D. 1866 came before me a Notary Public in and for the county & state aforesaid Sylvia M. Borden who being sworn says she is the widow & remained the widow of Albert V. Borden since his death that she has three children Maria Born 12 May 1854, Charles L. Born 6 Oct 1857 & William born 6 Nov 1859 that they all reside at home with her, never been adopted by any person, that there is no Public or private record of these births, that she will produce the evidence of such. J. S. Dolson to prove their Birth he being with me at my confinement in each case. That she received Pension Certificate No. 5222.
Silvia M. Borden
Sworn and subscribed as the above date & I certify that Silvia M. Borden is the person she represents herself to be also a credible person, & I certify that I have no interest in her application for increase pension
Wm. S. Hubbell
The following was underlined before signing "That they all reside at home with her, never been adopted by any person"
Wm. S. Hubbell, N. Public
No. 5222 for Increase of Pension
Additional Evidence
Sylvia M. Borden
Widow of Albert V. Borden
Co. G. 107th NY Vols.
Norman B. Smith Atty.
Washington, D.C.
State of New York } SS.
Steuben County}       On this the 25th day of Jan A.D. 1867 came before me a Notary Public in and for the County & State aforesaid duly qualified to administer Oaths etc. Sylvia M. Borden, who being sworn says she is an applicant for Increase Pension No. 5222 for her children. That in her application if she stated the birth of her son Charles L. to be born in 1858 it was a clerical error he was born the 6th day of October 1857.
Silvia M. Borden
Sworn and Subscribed before me at the date above stated, and I certify that she is the person she represents herself to be, and I further certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in her application for increase pension.
Wm. S. Hubbell
Additional Evidence for increase of Pension
No. 5222
Sylvia M. Borden, Widow of Albert V. Borden
Co. G. 107th N.Y. Vols.
Original No. (M. 14.535)
Norman B. Smith attorney
Washington D.C.
Application of Widow for Increase of Pension Under Act of July 25, 1866.
STATE OF New York }
COUNTY OF Steuben}  SS.
     On this 15th day of August, A.D. 1866, personally appeared before me  W. A. Van Orsdale County Clerk of a Court of Record, in and for the County of Steuben, in the State of New York, Sylvia M. Borden, a resident of Bath in the County of Steuben, and State of New York, and whose post-office address is Bath, Steuben Co., NY, in the County and State aforesaid, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is a pensioner of the United States, duly enrolled at the Canandaigua Pension Agency, at the rate of $8.00 per month, by reason of the service and death, while in the United States service, of her husband, Albert V. Borden who was a Corporal in Company G, 107 Regiment of N.Y. State Vols. That the following is a correct list of the names, dates of birth, and residence of all the children of her said deceased husband, who were under the age of sixteen years at the time of the death of her said husband, and who are now living, viz.:
Maria, born 25 May 1854, living at home with her Mother
Charles, born 6 Oct, 1858, living at home with his Mother
William, born 6 Nov, 1859, living at home with his Mother
She therefore claims an increase of pension to the amount of $6. per month, under section two of Supplementary Pension act of July 25th, 1866.
     She also declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of said Husband Albert V. Borden, and that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints NORMAN B. SMITH, of Washington, D.C., as her lawful attorneys, and authorizes them to present and prosecute this claim, and to receive and receipt for the certificate that may be issued in satisfaction thereof.
Sylvia M. Borden
Witnesses: Maria Borden, Wm. S. Hubbell
     Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesaid Laura Niles of Bath NY, and George W. Murray of Bath NY whom I certify to be credible persons, who, being duly sworn according to law, declare, each for himself, that they well know Sylvia M. Borden, who signed the foregoing declaration in their presence; and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that the foregoing declaration in their presence; and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that the statement made by her in said declaration, in regard to the children of her deceased husband, is verily believed by them to be true in every particular. They further swear thay they, or either of them, have not interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and that they are not concerned, directly or indirectly, in its prosecution.
Signature of Witnesses { Laura Niles, Geo. W. Murray
STATE OF New York } SS.
COUNTY of Steuben}
     Before me, on this 15 day of August A.D. 1866, personally appeared the above named Sylvia M. Borden applicant, and Laura Niles and George W. Murray her witnesses, all of whom are to me well known, and subscribed and made in due form of law to their respective statement and declarations. And I hereby certify that I am not interested in this claim nor concerned in its prosecution; that the witnesses are credible; that the claimant is the identical person she represents herself to be, and also that she is of reputed loyalty. That both the Declaration and Affidavit were read over to and understood by the respective parties before they signed the same,
Official Signature, A. A. Van Orsdale Co. Clerk
Jul 4 1914
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Office of the Disbursing Clerk,
OCT 14 1914
To the Chief, Finance Division:
     You are hereby notified that check No. 565930, for $36 dated Oct 4 1914 in favor of SYLVIA M. BORDEN,
Post-office: FEB. 27, 1867 SAVONA, N.Y.
Certificate # 5222
Class CIVIL WAR
Section 2, has been returned to this office by the Postmaster, with the information that the pensioner died Aug 16/14, and said check has this day been canceled.
Very respectfully,
GUY O. TAYLOR,
Disbursing Clerk.
No. 5222
New York
Sylvia M. Borden
Widow of Albert V. Borden
Rank: Corperal
Company: G"
Regiment: 107th N.Y. Vols.
Albany Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 25th Oct. 1862
Certificate dated 28th Aug. 1863
and sent to Pleasants & Wunder Present
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book A Vol. 4 Page 3.
Increase No. 5222
New York
Sylvia M. Borden
Widow of Albert V. Borden
Rank: Corp, Co. G
Regt, 107 NY Vols.
Canandaigua Agency.
Rate per Month, $8
Commencing Oct 25 '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:
Maria 24 May 1870
Charles 5 Oct 1873
William 5 Nov 1875
DEAD
Former payments to be deducted.
Certificate dated Feby 27 67
Sent to N. B. Smith
Present
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book C Vol. 10 Page 55
Sargent, Clerk
DROPPED Oct 29, 1914 Dead
Canandaigua
WAR OF 1861. Act of July 25, 1866.
CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW'S PENSION.
Supplemental to case in which certificate No. 5222 was issued August 28th, 1863.
BRIEF in the case of Sylvia M. Borden Widow of Albert V Borden Corpl Co. G 107 NY Vols
Resident of Steuben County, and State of N York
Post Office address: Bath
DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Abandonment or Adoption. Neither
The parents were married May 28th 1853
Names and dates of birth of children:
Maria Borden, born May 25th 1864, who will be 16 years old May 24th, 1870
Charles Borden, born Oct. 6, 1857, who will be 16 years old Oct. 5, 1873
William Borden, born Nov. 6, 1859, who will be 16 years old Nov. 5th, 1875
Proof of ages. Viz. the attending physician
Only children. Stated
Agent, and his P. O. address: A. B. Smith Present
     Issue certificate for Eight dollars per month, commencing Oct 25th, 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 16, 1867.