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Cert # 62353
Jane Farrand
Box 32197
Bundle 38

Widow's Certificate File Number WC 62358
Soldier's Last Name: Farrand First Name:  David
Company and Regiment and State: Co. A.. 23rd NY Infantry
Mothers's name (include maiden name if known): Jane Farrand 
WAR OF 1861.
Act of July 14, 1862
Brief in the case of Jane Farrand, Mother of David Farrand, priv in Co A. 23 NY Vols. resident of Steuben County, and State of NY.
Post Office address Rathboneville, Steuben Co., NY
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
Service. Oly Reports Enrollement Co. C May 61
Death. Killed in Battle September 17th 1862
Celibacy of Soldier. Shown by Competant Witnesses
Relationship. Shown by Competant Witnesses
Death or disability of husband. Husband died Sept. 1864 but for three years before his death was inable to do any labor and support shown and that the sons contributed his earnings to the support and on enlistmant gave his bounty and sent a portion of his wages as a soldier.
Loyalty. Declared.
Agent and his P.O. address. Norman B. Smith Present.
Admitted Jany 6, 1866, to a Pension of $800 per month, commencing September 17th, 1862.
Exd. W. W. Ross, Examining Clerk.
State of New York,}
Steuben County Clerk's Office,} SS:  I, OSCAR J. AVERELL, Clerk of said County, and of the Courts of Record thereof, do hereby certify that Lewis Cross, Esq., was, at the date of the Certificate of Proff 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 20 day of June 1865.
O. J. Averell, CLERK.
State of New York}
Steuben County}SS:  On this 15 day of June 1865 personally appeared before me Lewis Cross a Justice of the Peace, duly qualified to administer oaths and take acknowledgments within and for the County and State aforesaid; Samuel D. Sellick and duly sworn according to Law, who says that he knew David Farren of Co. A. under Capt. Theodore Schlick in the 23rd Regt. of Infantry N.Y. Vols. That he knew David Farren at the time of his volunteering, gave his mother for her support from his bounty $150.00 and that he received at one time from David Farren while in the Service Thirty Six Dollars to pay his mother Jane Farren which he paid to her, Said money to pay Rent & Expences for the support of his Mother, Father & family. That he knew Andrew Farren the Father of David Farren, & know that his disability was such for three years before David Farren went in the service, that he could not contribute or aid in support of his wife & family. That his mother was dependent on the son for support in part before he went in the service, that his monthly wages for labour for same three years prior to his going in the service was brought in the family for their support. That the widow Jane Farren is very poor. She has no home of her own, neither income from any quarter. That he has no interest in this claim to a pension for Mrs. Jane Farren.
S. D. Selleck
Personally appeared Samuel D. Sellick and made oath to the foregoing and signed it in my presence, that I certify he is a credible witness & that I have no interest int his claim to a pension.
Lewis Cross, J.P.
State of New York}
Steuben County} SS:  On this 14th day of June A.D. 1865, appeared before me Lewis Cross, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County & State aforesaid, Elias D. Chase & John Charles who make oath that Andrew Farrand the Husband of Jane Farrand of Rathbonville, N.Y. died the 12th day of September A.D. 1864. That we laid him and placed a shroud upon the remains the same evening of his death. That he was an aged man about eighty three years old. That for the last three or four years he was unable to labour or give support to his wife & children. That they were well acquainted with David Farrand for nine years and know that his labour supported in part his mother and father & also the children. That his labour for three years before going in the Service of the United States he received from twelve to fifteen Dollars per month for his labour, which he contributed to the family for their support and himself the requirements for clothing. That they know that Jane Farrand is poor. That she has no income from any quarter. That she is not the owner of a homested. That she has no caud or personal property, dependent for shelter from rented tenements. That we have no interest direct or indirect to Jane Farrand for a pension.
John Charles
Elias D. Chase.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 14 June A.D. 1865 & I certify that Elias Chase & John Charles are credible persons & entitled to credit & I further certify that I have no interest direct or indirect to Jane Farrand's application for pensions.
Lewis Cross J.P.
State of New York}
Steuben County} SS:  On the 7th day of June A.D. 1865 came before me Lewis Cross a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Rachel J. Mitchell and Jemima Flemly and make oath, that they were present the 3d Dec. 1835 at Thomas Fenton's in Jasper, County & State aforesaid and saw Andrew Farrand married to Jane Fenton by Revd. Amos Chapman a Christian minister. That said Chapman died about twenty years ago. That we have no interest direct or indirect in the prosicution of Jane Farrand for a pension.
Rachel (her x mark) J. Michell
Mrs. Jemima Plemley
L. W. Barber
Lewis Cross
Personally appeared before me this 7th day of June A.D. 1865 Rachel J. Mitchell & Jemima Plemley and made oath to the foregoing statement after having it read to them and fully explained that I certify they are credible persons and entitled to credit, and I further certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosicution of this claim of Jane Farrand for a pension & I further certify there is no record of marriages in this church.
Lewis Cross J. Peace
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington D.C.,
Nov. 11th, 1865

     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 99,677, 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 David Farren was enrolled on the 16th day of May, 1861, at Elmira N.Y. in Co. A, 23d Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, to serve Two years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 2d day of July 1861, at Elmira N.Y., in Co. A, 23d Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, to serve two years, or during the war. On the Muster out Roll of Co. A of that Regiment, dated May 22d 1863, he is reported "Killed Sept. 17th 1862 at Battle of Antietam."
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Sam. Breck
Assistant Adjutant General.
U. S. Pension Agency,
Syracuse, N.Y. July 3, 1882
Hon. W. W. Dudley
Commissioner of Pensions.
     I hereby report that the name of Jane Farrand mother of David, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 62,353, and who was last paid at $8, to 4 March 1879, has been dropped, because of Statute limitation.
Very respectfully,
T. J. Cook
Pension Agent.
Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.
No. 99,677
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Jane Farrand
Steuben Co. N.Y.
Mother of David Farrand
Waggon Master Co. "A" 23 N.Y.V.
Killed at Antietam MD
Sept. 17, 1862.
Pension Office,
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Joseph D. Barrett
Received, June 26, 1865
Norman B. Smith
Present Attorney.
No. 62,353
New York
Jane Farrand
Mother of David Farrand
Rank: Priv
Company: A
Regiment 23 NY Vols
Canandaigua Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing Sept. 14 '62
Certificate dated Jany 17 '66
and sent to N. B. Smith
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book B Vol. 4 Page 129
personally appeared John Scribner and Elias D. Chase residents of Cameron 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. Jane Farren 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. That she is the widow of Andrew Farren and mother of David Farren, that she was wholly or in part dependent on her said son for support; that he left no widow or minor children under sixteen years of age surviving, that is to say, he died unmarried; that the above mentioned claimant is now a widow, and has not again married since the death of her son the said David Farren; that she has not in any way been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States, and that they are able to state the foregoing facts from the following circumstances:
Having resided as neighbours for seven or eight years last past. That we knew her deceased husband & know that he was unable to contribute support to his family or himself for some three years, prior to David Farren's going in the service, and we know David in part supported his Mother, Father & family from his daily labour before going in the service. This read & explained before signing.
John (his x mark) Scribner
Elias D. Chase
Geo. W. Hallock
Wm. S. Hubbell
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this seventh day of June A.D. 1865, and I certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Done in open court this day.
Signature of officer. O. J. Averell Clerk.
STATE OF New York}
COUNTY OF Steuben} ss:
     On this 15 day of June, A.D., one thousand eight hundred and sixt five, personally appeared before the O. J. Averell Clerk of the County Courts Jane Farrane, a resident of Rathboneville in the county of Steuben, State of New York, aged 53 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862; that she is the widow of Andrew Farrane and mother of David Farrane, who was a waggon master in company A commanded by Capt. Theodore Schlick in the 23 regiment of Infantry commanded by Colonel H. C. Hoffman of New York in the war of 1861, who was illed on the 17th day of September 1862, at Antietam, that his death was caused by a shot through the head by the Rebels in Battle.
     She further declares that her said son, upon whom she was wholly or in part dependent for support, having left no widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving, that is to say, he died unmarried, declarant makes this application for a pension under the above mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper departent, to establish her claim.
     She also declares that she has not, in any way, been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that she is not in the receipt of a pension under the 2d section of the act above-mentioned, or under any other act, nor has she again married since the death of her son, the said David Farrane.
     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 witnesses who were present.
     She hereby appoints Norman B. Smith Esq. of Washington City, D.C., her attorneys, with power of substitution, to prosecute her claim and receive the certificate. "Norman B. Smith" Enterlined before signing.
Signature of Claimant.
Jane Farrand
This declaration must be made before a Judge or Clerk of a Court of Record, or some officer having custody of its seal.
David Farran, of Captain Theadore Schlicks Company (A), of the twenty third Regient of New York Volunteers United States, was enlisted by Captain Theadore Schlick, of the 23rd Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, at Elmira on the 16th day of May, 1861, to serve two years; he was born in Steuben County in the State of New York, is twenty three years of age, five feet 7 inches high, light complexion, Brown eyes, Black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer.
STATION: Fort Runyon Theadore Schlick, Commanding Company.
DATE: August 5
     I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said David Farran of Captain Theadore Schlick's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Chronic disease of the lungs.
S. Churchill, Surgeon.
DISCHARGED this Eighth day of August, 1861, at Arlington VA
H. C. Hoffman Commanding the Regt.
NOTE 1. - When a probable case for pension, special care must be taken to state the degree of disability.
NOTE 2. - The place where the soldier desires to be addressed may be here added.
     TOWN West Addison County Steuben State New York
APPD. A. N. McLaren Surgeon USA and Medical Direction
In the case of David Farran.
Co. A. 23rd Reg't of New York Volunteers
W. J. King Surg & Med Dr.
To be discharged
by order Brig. Gen'l McDowell
C. McKeevin
A. A. G.
Duplicate for the Pension Office
A. E. Office Aug 22/61} L. Thomas A. A. Genl.
Pension Office Oct 28/61
Book A. Vol 1. Page 451.
Application for a Mother's Pension
Mrs. Jane Farrane
Mother of
David Farrane, Waggon Master
Co. "A. 23rd NY Vols.
PO Address Rathboneville
Steuben Co., NY
Norman B. Smith
Washington, D.C.