Back to Steuben County Home Page

Genealogy Trails

Cert # 4112
Sarah McMindes
Box 31371
Images 69
Bundle #13


Widow's Certificate File Number WC 4112
Soldier's Last Name: McMindes First Name:  Ezra
Company and Regiment and State: Co. E. 34th NY Infantry
Widow's name (include maiden name if known): Sarah (Cushman)
Minor Child (include names of all children and the number of children): 2 Mary L, John E
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
_ 6. Dropped from rolls
Total images in the complete file: 69


4112
WAR OF 1861.
Brief in the case of Sarah C. McMindes, widow of Ezra McMindes, decd. private of Co E. 34th Regt. New York Vols. Steuben County, and State of New York
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, Jasper New York
Claim for Widows pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.

     Enrolled May 18, 1861, and mustered into the service June 16, 1861. On roll for Sept & Oct 1862 reported as having died of disease in Hospital Oct 9, 1862.
     Jonas Tinman J.P. certified Sept 25, 1858 that on said day he married Ezra McMinds and Sarah C. Cushman; of Jasper N.Y. His signature and official  character are certified by the clerk.
     Dr. Paulin, Surgeon at Annapolis Hospital, Maryland, certifies that Ezra McMinds, private of Co E, 34th regt. New York vols. was admitted on the 16 sept 1862, and died 10 Oct 1862, of Febris Typhoides. Lt. Edwin F. Smith, commanding said Company certifies that the soldier was wounded at Fair Oaks, and taken prisoner at Thalvern Hill - that in his opinion his death was caused by general dibility and exhaustion by reason of said wound and severe treatment while a prisoner. That it occurred while in this line of duty.
     There are two children, Mary L, born 9 July 18__ and John E. June 22d 1861.
     Attorney affd in the body of the declaration.
     Admitted July 21, 1863, to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing October 9, 1862.
Name and Resident of Agent Stebbins Warner, Woodhull, N. York.   Examining Clerk Jno. D. Wilson
State of New York}
County of Steuben}       On this 29th day of October 1862 before me the Clerk of the Courts of Record of said County personally Came Sarah C. McMinds and being duly sworn an oath makes the following declaration, That her Residence and post office address is Jasper in said County and State and that she is twenty five years of age and the widow of Ezra McMinds who was a volunteer in Company "E" in the 34th Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Militia. That his residence was Jasper afore said and that he entered the United States service at Albany, N.Y. about the 10th of May 1861 and continued there in until he died in hospital at Annapolis Md. about the 9th day of October 1862 of disease contracted in said service and in the line of his duty. She further says she was married to said volunteer at Jasper on the 25th day of September 1858 and has no public or private record of their marriage but a Certificate from the Magistrate who married them which is as follows
Steuben County}
Town of Jasper}  SS I do hereby certify that on the 25th day of September in the year of one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight at the house of Ayres Drake in said town of Jasper Ezra McMindes of Jasper and Sarah C. Cushman of said town of Jasper were with their mutual consent lawfuly joined together in holy matrimony which was solemnized by me in the presence of Ayres Drake and Isabella his wife of Jasper attending witnesses. And I further certify that the said Ezra McMindes and Sarah C. Cushman are known to me to be the persons described in this certificate. That I ascertained  previous to the solemnization of the said marriage that the said parties were of sufficient age to contract the same and that after an inquiry by me made there appeared no lawful impediment to such marriage.
     Given under my hand this 25th day of September 1858.
Witness of Ayres Drake, Isabel Drake} Witnesses
Jonas Timerman, Justice of the Peace
She further says that the names and
ages of all the children of her husband the said volunteer and herself are as follows Mary L. McMindes whose birth was on the 9th day of July, 1859. John E. McMindes whose birth was on the 22nd day of June 1861. That the aforesaid children are now living and under sixteen years of age. That she is still a widow loyal to the government and has never given aid or comfort to the enemy in the present rebellion and has never heretofore applied for a pentsion under any act of Congress and that she hereby applies for a pension under the act of July 14th 1862 and hereby appoints Stebbins Warner of Woodhull, NY her attorney to prosecute her claim and authorizes him to receive her pension certificate.
Sarah C. McMindes
In presence of
John Cushman
John McMindes
     Sworn and Subscribed before me on the day and year above written and I further certify that at the same time and place personally before me came John Cushman and John McMinds who being duly sworn on oath each for themselves say that they were personally present and see the above Sarah C. McMindes sworn to and subscribe the above declaration. That they were well acquainted with Ezra McMindes who was the identical volunteer above named that they are also well acquainted with Sarah C. McMindes who is his widow. That the above is a true copy of her marriage certificate which they believe is genuine. That they have known their children from their birth and the fact of their birth is as by said Applicant stated that the said volunteer and his present widow, the said applicant lived together as husband and wife and were reputed to be married without a question to the contrary. That their oldest child Mary E. McMinds was born on the 9th day of July 1859. That John E McMinds was born the 22 day of June 1861. That from personal knowledge of the applicant they have every reason to believe and do believe her statements are in all respects true and that they are wholly disinterested
in the prosecution of this claim.
John McMindes
John Cushmon
It is hereby certified that the within applicant Sarah C McMindes and her witnesses John Cushman and John McMinds were each duly sworn to and subscribed their affidavits before me on the day and year first before written and that from their appearance and my knowledge of them I have every reason to believe they are creditable persons and their statements true and that I am wholly disinterested in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed the seal of the said county courts of record of said County of Steuben, this 29 day of October 1862 Orson Mosher Clerk of said Courts of said county.
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.
December 24th, 1862.

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 5926, 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 Ezra McMindes was enrolled at Addison, N.Y. May 18, 1861 in Co. "E" Thirty fourth Regiment of New York Volunteers, and mustered into service as a Private for 2 years at Albany, N.Y. June 15, 61 in Co. "E" Thirty fourth Regiment of New York Volunteers.
     On the Muster Roll of Co. "E" of that Regiment for the months of Sept and Oct, 1862, he is reported as having died of disease in Hospital October 9, 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, Sarah C. McMindes
Address, Jasper, Steuben County, N.Y.
S. B.
Office of Genl. Hospital Div. 1
Annapolis Md.
July 16th 1863
THIS CETIFIES
     That Ezra McMindes, Private Co. E 34th Regiment of New York Vols. joined this Hospital on the 16th day of September 1862 and that he died on the 10th day of October 1862.
     Cause of Death Febris Typhoides
T. A. McParlin
Surgeon U. S. A.
Medical Director

Sent by the surgeon to the Pension Office in reply to a letter to him. J. D. W.
Office U. S. Genl. Hospital
Division No. 1
Annapolis, Md.

Thos. A. McParlin Surgeon U. S. A. & Medical Director

Certificate of Private Ezra McMindes Pvt. Co. "E" 34th Regt. N. Y. Vols.
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
2726065
FEB 25 1908
WAR DEPARTMENT
CASE OF
Ezra McMines
E Co., 34 Reg't N. Y. Inf.
(Pension Bureau Number.) Wid. 4112
EAST DIV.
FEB 26 1908
WAR DEPARTMENT,
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
     The statement hereto attached is respectfully furnished to the
Commissioner of Pensions,
in response to the request contained in the communication herewith returned.
J. C. Ainsworth
The Adjutant General.
Per E

VOLUNTEER SERVICE
(Civil War or War with Spain.)
Ezra McMines
Co. E, 34 Reg't N.Y. Inf.,
was enrolled May 18, 1861,
and died Oct 10, 1862.
in Gen. Hosp Annapolis, MD of Febris Typhoides
From M I, 18, to death, 18,
he held the rank of Pvt.
and the rolls on file for that period show him present except as follows:
Sept. 21-62 "Missing"
Pris. of War records show
"Captured at Bottoms Bridge - Malvern Hill
Aug 6 - 62: Confined at
Richmond, Va. Aug 6 - 62 Paroled at Aikens
Landing Sept 13 - 1862
Admitted to Gen Hosp
Annapolis, Md. where
he died Oct. 10 - 62
The medical records show him wounded
as follows: Wounded, in
Thigh, Gun shot
at the Battle of Fair
Oaks, Va. May 31 & June
1, 62: treated, Sept. 14,
62 to -, Debilitas: Sept,
16 to Oct 10, 62, Feb. Typh,
died Oct 10, 62 cause Feb. Typh-
oides.
     No additional record of disability found.
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
WAR DEPT.
FEB 25 1908
To Bureau of Pensions

Steuben County}
Town of Jasper} SS
     I do hereby certify that on the twenty fifth day of September eighteen hundred and fifty eight at the house of Ayres Drake in said Town of Jasper Ezra McMinds of Jasper and Sarah C Cushman of said Town of Jasper were with their mutual consent lawfully joined together in holy matrimony which was solomnized by me in the presence of Ayres Drake and Isabel his wife of Jaspter attesting witnesses, And I do further certify that the said Ezra McMinds and Sarah C Cushman are known to me to be the persons described in this certificate that I ascertained previous to the solemnization of the said marriage that the said parties were of sufficient age to contract the same; and that after due inquiry by me made there appeared no lawful impediment to such marriage.
     Given under my hand this 25th day of September 1858
In Witness of Jonas Timerman Justice of the Peace
Ayres Drake, Isabella Drake} witnesses
495
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 Jona Timerman whose name is subscribed to the first of the annexed affidavit, was, on the day of the date thereof a Justice of the Peoce in and for said county, duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, and solimnize marriages, 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 20 day of June 1863
Henry Faucett Dpy Clerk.
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     Before me, personally came Rev George Crocker and made oath in due form of law and says that he was successor to the Rev. Calvin Thomas in the Church of Jasper in said county, that he ___________________________ that said Thomas removed to the State of Ohio the place unknown to him. That he left no record of marriage of Seeley D. Green to Sarah C. McMinds that he has any knowledge of that no church records are kept of such marriages as he is aware of by the  Baptist denomination to which he belongs. He further says he is disinterested.
Geo Crocker Minister of the gospel
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22d day of April 1865 and I certify that the Rev George Crocker is a minister of the gospel residing in the Town of Woodhull in said county in good standing and a credible person and that I am wholly disinterested
Wm. A. Sly, Justice of the Peace

State of New York}
County of Steuben} I oscar J. Averell Clerk of said County and of the courts of record thereof do hereby certify that J. K. Ketchum, Jonas Timmermon and William H. Sly before whom the above affidavits were made, each respectively were at this time of the same being made each a justice of the peace of said county duly qualified and authorized to administer oathes for general purposes.                                                                                                                         over
That I am well acquainted with each of their hand writing and I veribly believe that the names to the several Jurats of each of the affadavits purporting to be taken by each are their genuine signatures
     In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this 29 day of April 1865.
O. J. Averell clerk
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS Before me personally came Solomon Deck, who is a credible person and a physician of the Town of Jasper in said County and being by me duly sworn says that he was attending physician at the birth of John E McMinds and that was born on the 22d day of June 1861 and that he is disinterested in the matter.
J. S. Deck MD
Sworn and subscribed before me this 22 day of April 1865 and I certify that I am disinterested in the matter.
J. K. Ketchum} Justice of the Peace

State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS Before me personally came Hannah Ball a resident of Jasper in said county and is known to me and is a credibly person and made oath in due form of law and says that she was midwife at the birth of Mary L. McMinds that she was born at Jasper on the 9 day of July 1859 and that she is wholly disinterested
Hannah (her X mark) Ball

Sworn and subscribed before me this 25th day of April 1865 and I certify I am wholly disinterested
Jonas Timerman Justice of the Peace
4112
No. 5926
5/110
Act July 14, 1862.
Sarah C McMindes wid of
Ezra McMindes, pri in
Co "E" 34 New York Inf
Died at Annapolis Md
Oct 9, 1862
PENSION OFFICE,
Nov 12, 1862
     Respectfully referred to Adjutant General for official evidence of service and death.
Jos H. Newell com'r.
See W. O. 878799 & Inv Ctg 20380
Seely D. Green G 64 N.Y. Inf. &
G A M 22 N.Y. Cav.
$8 per month, Cerg
Oct 9, 1862, payable
at Albany, NY
Lend Cert to
Received, Nov 10, 1862
Stebbins Warner
Woodhull, N.Y. Att'y.
Att S. Warner June 12 '63
" Surgeon July 11 '63
No. 48,599
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
ORPHANS' CLAIM.
     I certify that Mary L. McMindes
and John E. McMindes
minor children of Ezra McMindes
who was a Private Co. E 34 Regt. New York Vols. in the service of the United States, are entitled, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, to receive pay at the rate of Eight dollars per month, commencing on the twentieth day of October, 1862, and terminating on the twenty-second day of June, 1877, to be divided among them equally whilst under the age of sixteen years, respectively, and that the same is payable to John Cushman, guardian.
     Given at the Department of the Interior, this seventh day of June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.
W. T. Otto
acting SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
COUNTERSIGNED:
Joseph D. Banett
Commissioner of Pensions.
J. Cushman
     Payment to be made semi-annually to 4th March and 4th September, at Canandaigua, N.Y. by L. M. Dowry, Esq., Agent.
Recorded in the Pension Office, in Book B Vol. 4 Page 72.
W. H. Collins, CLERK.
Pension Office
July 11 1863

Sir
     Ezra McMindes, a private of Co E, 34th Regt New York Vols is stated to have died in Hospital at Annapolis Md, on the 9th October 1862.
    I thank you to offer to your records and state in a certificate when he was admitted into the Hospital and of what disease he died.
I am respy
Wobbin
The Surgeon in charge of Hospital Auns
md
Pen Office
June 12, 1863
Sir
The paper A Sarah C McMindes, widow of Ezra McMindes did have been ___
     The original marriage certificate of the Justice of the Peace must be furnished, but it must be first admitted to the clerk of Steuben County whom to certify that said J.P. was acting as M__ on the 25 Sept 1858 and his signature to the paper genuine
     The certificate of a law office of the County or the surgeon of the Rgt is reqired to show of what reason the soldier died, and that
it was contracted in the line of duty.
I am respy
Wobbin

M Stebbins Warner,
Woodhull, NY
707
State of New-York}
STEUBEN COUNTY CLERK's OFFICE.} SS.
     I, Oscar J. Averell, Clerk of said County, and of the Court of Record therein, do hereby certify that C. M. Griswold Esq 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 1st day of July 1863
O J Averell Clerk
     I hereby certify that I was Lieut Commandant of Co "E" 34th Regt, N.Y. Vol's in the Battle at Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill Va. That Ezra McMinds of said company was wounded at Fair Oaks and taken prisoner at Malvern Hill. That in my opinion his death was caused by general dibility and exhaustion, by reason of said wound and the severe treatment while or prisoner, - That the same occured, while in the U.S. Service, and in the line of his duty. Given at Woodhull N.Y. This 20th day of June 1863.
Edwin F. Smith Ex. Lieut Co, E, 34th N.Y. Vol.

State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     Edwin F. Smith being duly sworn on his oath say that the facts set forth in the above certificate he knows to be true except or to his opinon expressed therein which he veribly believes to be true.
Edwin F. Smith
Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of June 1863
C. M. Griswold Justice of the Peace
Medical Director's Office
Annapolis July 16, 1863
58

Sir
     In answer to your letter of July 11th, in reference to Ezra McMindes, private Co. E 34th Regiment New York Vols. I have the honor to inclose certificate
Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Svt.
Ths. A. McPonlin
Surgeon U.S.A.
Hon. Jos. D. Barrett,
Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.
Marriage Certificate should be returned.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.
I, Calvin S. Thomas of the County of Madison, in the State of Ohio, do Certify that on the 12 day of November, 1863 at the town of Jasper in Steuben county, Mr. Seeley J. Green of the town of Jasper in Steuben county, and Mrs. Sarah C. McMines of the town of Jasper in Steuben county, were married by me, and that they were known to me to be the persons described in this _____, and that I ascertained that they were of sufficient age to contract marriage; and that Hirum Deck of the town of Jasper, and Thomas Cethum, of the town of Jasper, were present, as witnesses, at the said marriage, and that after due inquiry  made, there appeared no lawful impediment to the said marriage.
     Given under my hand, the 12 day of November 1863. C. H. Thomas a Baptist Minister.

sold by R. L. Underhill & Co. Booksellers
Richardson & Dow, Prs. Bath, N.Y.
Canandaigua
War of 1861
Act of July 14, 1862
48,599
CLAIM FOR MINORS' PENSION.
     BRIEF in the case of Mary L. McMindes, and John E. McMindes minor children of Ezra McMindes, decd Private of Co E 34th regt N. York Vols. Residence of guardian Steuben County and State of N.Y. Post Office address Jasper, N.Y.
DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Service. The adj't General reports "Ezra McMines" enrolled June 15 1861, and mustered into the service the same day.
Death. On muster out wll dated June 30, 1863 he reported "Died at Annapolis, Md. Chronic Diarrhoea, Oct 20 1862."
The widow didn't apply for a pension
Marriage of Parents. Jonas Timmerman testifies that he married Ezra McMinds and Sarah C. Cushman, on the 25 Sept 1858, and gives a copy of his record.
Names and dates of birth of minors. Mary L., July 9 1859 and John E June 22d 1861. One witness certifies that she was present at the birth of the former; and the attending phyn of mother testifies to the birth of Jn E.
Death or re-marriage of mother. married to Seely D. Green Nov. 12, 1863. Two witnesses testifies that they were present. The Revd Geo Crocker testifies that the clergyman has removed and left no record of marriage.
Guardianship. Certificate of Surrogate as to legal appointment
Agent and his P.O. address Stebbins Warner, Woodhull, NY
     Admitted June 3, 1865, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing October 20, 1862, ending June 22, 1877, and payable to John Cushman, Guardian.
Jno. D. Wilson, Examining Clerk.
LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP.
The People of the State of New-York:
     To John Cushman Send Greeting:
     Whereas, an application in due form of law has been made to our Surrogate of the County of Steuben, to have you, the said John Cushman appointed the Guardian of the person and estate of Mary L McMinds and John E McMinds minors residing in the county of Steuben under the age of fourteen years; And Whereas, the said John Cushman has consented to become such Guardian, and has duly executed and delivered a bond pursuant to law, for the faithful discharge of his duty as such Guardian, and we being satisfied of the sufficiency of said bond, and that the said John Cushman is a good and reputable person, and in every respect competent to have the custody of the person and estate of the said minor, do by these presents allow, constitue and appoint you, the said John Cushman the general Guardian of the person and estate of the said minor, until they respectively arrive at the age of fourteen years and until another Guardian be appointed hereby requiring you, the said Guardian, to safely keep the real and personal estate of said minor, which shall hereafter come to your custody and not suffer any waste, sale, or destruction of the same, but to keep up and sustain the lands, tenements and hereditaments, by and with the rents, issues and profits thereof, or with such other moneys belonging to them as shall come to your possession, and to deliver the same to them when they become of full age, or to such other Guardian as may be hereafter appointed, in as good order and condition, as you receive the same; and also to render a just and true account of all moneys and property received by you, and the application thereof and of your Guardianship in all respects, to any court having congnizance thereof when thereunto required.
     In Testimony Whereof, we have caused the Seal of our Surrogates Court of our County of Steuben, to be hereunto affixed. Witness Guy H. McMaster Surrogate of said County, at Bath in said county, the 5 day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.
     G. H. McMaster Surrogate.
     Copy of the fifty-seventh section of an Act, entitled "An Act concerning the Proof of Wills, Executors and Administrator, Guardians and Wards, and Suffogates' Courts." - Passed May 16, 1837.
     SECTION, 57. - Every general Guardian appointed by the Surrogate shall, annually after such appointment, so long as any part of the estate, or the income or proceeds thereof remain in his hands, or under his control, file in the office of the Surrogate appointing him, an inventory and account under oath, of his Guardianship, and of the amount of property received by him and remaining in his hands, or invested by him, and the manner and nature of such investment, and his receipts and expenditures, in form of debtor and creditor."
State of New York}
County of Steuben} Before me personally appeared Dorcus Cushman and Sarah C. Green and made oath in due form of law that they are each personally acquainted with the children of Ezra McMinds who was a private in Co. "E" 34th Regt NY Vols now deceased. That the names and ages of all of his children are as follows: Mary L. Born the 9th of July 1859 John E Born 22d of June 1861 and none other, That they have no interest in this matter.
Dorcus Cushman
Sarah C Green
     Sworn and subscribed before me this 20th day of June 1864 and I certify that deponents are credible residents of said county and that I am wholly disinterested.
A. A. VanOrsdale Justice of the Peace

I hereby certify that on the 25th day of September A.D. 1858 I was a duly qualified and acting justce of the peace in the county of Steuben, State of New York and on that day at the Town of Jasper in said County Ezra McMindes and Sarah C. Cushman, were, by me, duly united in marriage and that I made a record of said marriage of the same as follows, to Wit:
On the 25th day of September AD 1858 at the town of Jasper in the county of Steuben Ezra McMinds and Sarah C Cushman both of the town of Jasper were married by me and Ayrs Drake and Isabel Drake both of the town of Jasper were present as witnesses at the said marriage
Jonas Timerman Justice of the peace
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     I Oscar J Averill Clerk of Steuben County in the above named State do testify that at the date of the within certificate of marriage Jonas Timmerman was there, and is now a duly qualified justice of the peace authorized by the laws of this state to solemnize marriages also that Allen A VanOrsdale is a duly qualified justice of the peace and authorized to take affidavitt and administer oath of greneral purposes. That I am acquainted with each of their handwriting and verily believe their signatures each to be thiers and genuine.
     Witness my hand and seal of said County and the Courts of record thereof this 30th day of June 1864
O. J. Averell clerk
State of New York}
County of Steuben}  On this 8th day of June 1864 personally appeared before me the clerk of the county courts of record in said county and state John Cushman aged 60 years who being duly sworn according to law doth on oath make the following declaration as guardian of the minor children of Ezra McMindes, deceased in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by act of Congress approved July 14 1862, granting pensions to minor children under the age of sixteen of deceased officers and soldiers; That he is the guardian of Mary L. McMindes and John E. McMindes his wards whose father was a private in Co "E" in the 34th regiment of N.Y. State Vols in the War of 1861 and that the said Ezra MacMindes died at Annapolis Hospital Md on the 9th day of October 1862 of general dibility. That the mother of said children again married being now the wife of Seely D. Green, on the 12th day of November 1863. That the date of the births of his said wards are as follows - Mary L. born the 9th day of July 1859, Johne E. Born June 22d 1861. He further declares that the parents of his said wards were married on the 25th day of September 1858 by Jonas Timmerman a Justice of the Peace. That my post office address is Jasper, Steuben Co New York. He hereby appoints STebbins Warner of Woodhull, New York his attorney to prosecute the claim and to receive a pension certificate above issued.
John Cushman
     Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day                                                    over
and year before written, and at the same time personally appeared Abram Brotzman and Thomas Whiting residents of the town of Jasper persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn by me an oath say that they were present and see John Cushman make signature to the foregoing declaration and that they have every reason to believe from their acquaintance with him and his appearance that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of the within claim
Abraham Brotzman
Thomas Whiting
Sworn to and subscribed before this 8th day of June 1864 and I certify I have no interest in the prosecution of the within claim. Witness my hand and seal of our County Court this 8th day of June 1864.
O J Averell Clerk
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington D.C.
February 6th 1865

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your office of application for Pension No. 56486, 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 Ezra McMines was enrolled on the 15th day of June 1861, at Albany NY in Co E, 34th Regiment of New York Volunteers, to serve 2 years, or during the war. On the Muster out Roll of Co. E of that Regiment, for the months of dated Jan 30th 1863, he is reported Died at Annapolis Md Chronic Diarrhea Oct 20 "1863"
     I am Sir, very respectfully,
Saml Breck
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington D.C.
Memoranda
Name of Applicants
Address
(No. 16.)
Department of the Interior,
PENSION OFFICE,
Jany 30, 1865

Sir:
     You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the enrollment, muster, service, duty, and cause of death of Ezra McMindes, who was a private in Co. E, 34 Regiment of N York Vols. reported died Oct 9, 1862.
     Please attach this Circular to your report, and return the same to this office.
No. 56486
Respectfully, etc.
Joseph H. Barrett Commissioner.
The adj't Gen'l U.S.A.
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 Jonas Timerman Esq., was at the date of the Certificate of Proof of the annexed instrument, a Justice of 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 23 day of May 1865
O. J. Averell Clerk.
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     Before me personally come John Cushman and made oath in due form of law and says that as a part of his declaration for pension, he further says, that he has not been engaged in nor in any manner aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States
John Cushman Guardian
Wit M. A. Timmerman
Wit Levi D. Timerman
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of May 1865
Jonas Timerman Justice of the Peace

State of New York}
County of Steuben} Personally before me come Hannah Ball, a credible resident of the Town of Jasper in said County, and made oath in due form of law and says that she acted midwife at the birth of Mary L. McMinds who was born the 9th day of July 1859 and that she is not interested
Hannah (her X mark) Ball
Witn M. A. Timerman
Wit Levi D. Timerman
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of May 1865 and I certify the above affadavitt was read to and well understood by officiant before making her mark and being sworn thereto
Jonas Timerman  Justice of the Peace
WAR OF 1861. Act of July 25, 1866.
CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF MINORS' PENSION.
Supplemental to case in which Certificate No. 48599 was issued 7 Jan, 1865
BRIEF in the case of Mary L. McMindes, and John E. McMindes Minor children of Ezra McMinds, Private Co. E "34" N.Y. Vols.
Residence of Guardian: Steuben County, and State of N.Y.
Post Office address: Jasper, N.Y.
DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Only children of soldier living. Certified
Names and dates of births.
Mary L., born 9 July 1859, who will be 16 years old 8 July 1875
John E., born 22 June 1861, who will be 16 years old 21 June 1877
Proof of ages. Attending Physician & person present.
Agent and his P.O. address. Claimant, Jasper, N.Y.
     Issue certificate for 8 dollars per month, commencing 20 Oct, 1862, and ending June 21, 1877 and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing July 25, 1866, and payable to John Cushman, Guardian, deducting former payments.
B Sh minifield, Examiner
Passed Oct 25, 1866
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS  Personally before me come Jonas Timmerman and made oath in due form of law that on the 25th day of September 1858 he was a duly qualified justice of the peace and on that day at the Town of Jasper in said County he duly joined in marriage Ezra McMinds and Sarah C Cushman and that he made the following record of the same viz on the 25th day of September 1858 at the town of Jasper in the county of Steuben at the house of Ayres Drake Ezra McMinds and Sarah C Cushman both of the Town of Jasper were married by me and Ayres Drake and Isibel Drake both of the Town Jasper were present as witnesses at the said marriage. Jonas Timerman Justice of the Peace
     Sworn and subscribed before me this 14th day of March 1865 and I certify deponent is a credible person and that I am wholly disinterested
Robert Murphy Justice of the Peace
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     Personally before me come Sarah C Green and made oath in due form of law that she was duly married to Seely D Green at the Town of Jasper on the 12 day of November 1863 by Reverend Calvin Thomas who has moved into the State of Ohio whose place of rsidence is unknown to her and that he left no public record of her marriage.
Also at the same time and place personally come before me Hiram Deck and Joann C Green and made oath in due form of law that they were present and see Seely D Greene and Sarah C McMinds duly married at the house of John Cushman in Jasper by Rev Calvin Thomas on the 12 day of November 1863 and that they are wholly disinterested
Sarah C Green
Hiram Deck
Joann C Green
Sworn and subscribed before me on this 14th day of March
over
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 Robert Murphy, Esq.., was at the date of the Certificate of Proof of the annexed instrument, a Justice of 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 21st day of March 1865
O. J. Averell Clerk.
1865 and I certify that all three of the said Deponents are credible persons and that I am wholly disinterested
Robert Murphy Justice of the Peace
State of New York}
County of Steuben} SS     Personally before me come Sarah C Green and Mrs. Dorcas Cushman who made oath in due form of law that they are well acquainted with the children of Ezra McMinds and know their time of birth that Mary L. born the 9th day of July 1859 John E born the 22d day of June 1861 which are all of is said children that there are no public record of their births and that they are disinterested
Sarah C Green
Dorcas Cushman
Sorn and subscribed before me this 14th day of March 1865 I certify deponents are crdible persons and that I am disinterested
Robert Murphy Justice of the Peace
State of New York}
County of Steuben} On this 1st day of Oct 1866 before the Clerk of the Courts of Record of the above named County in said state personally appeared John Cushman aged 63 years a resident of Jasper in said County and State and being duly sworn according to law on his oath says that he is the guardian of Mary L. McMinds and John E McMinds minor children of Ezra McMinds who was a private Co "E" 34th regt N.Y. Vols. in the service of the United States who died in said service on the 10th of October 1862 and whose widow Sara C McMinds again married being now the wife of Seely D. Green. That deponent made application and proof of guardianship and other evidence filed the same in the pension office whereon pension Certificate No 48,599 was issued to him for the BEnefit of said minor children. He herewith surrenders said pension certificate and applies for the increase of pension provided by act of Congress approved July 25th 1866 and refers to all the evidence on file in the pension office to establish his claim. His post office address is Jasper Steuben Co. NY
John Cushman
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written. Also at the same time and place before me came S. Deck and George Brotzman person whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn on oath say that they are well acquainted with John Cushman and know him as guardian for the minor children of Ezra McMinds deceased, whose widow again married to Seely D Greene. That said John Cushman made the above declaration in their presence they further swear they are wholly disinterested.
S. Deck
George Brotzman
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and
year first before written and I further certify that deponent well understood their several affadavitts and that I am wholly disinterested in the prosecution of the within claim.
Witness my hand and seal of the Steuben County Courts of Record this 1st day of Oct 1866
A. A. VanOrsdale clerk
Certificate of Property Assessments.
STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Tioga, ss:
     In the pension claim of Sarah C Green as widow of Ezra McMinds late of Co. E. 34 N.Y. Infty
     I, Jnd D. Seely, assessor Osceola Bro (official Designation.) of the County of Tioga, in the State of Pennsylvania do hereby certify that I have carefully examined the Records of Assessments of real and personal property in and for said County, and of which I am the lawful custodian, and find the assessments and valuations therein recorded against property standing in the name of Sarah C. Green for the years hereafter designated, to be as follows, to wit:
Year.     REAL ESTATE DESCRIPTION.     VALUE.     PERSONAL PROPERTY.     VALUE.
1862     house & lot                                        $200.
I have been assessor of Osceola Boro for the last four years
And I further certify that no assessments appear during the foregoing period except as above set forth; and that the average rate of the above-enumerated assessments is upon the basis of (full) of the fair cash value of the property assessed.
And I further certify that I have no interest in this claim for pension and that I am no conerned in its prosecution.
Witness my hand and official seal this 13 day of March A.D. 1908
Jnd D. Seely Assessor (Official Signature of Office.)
If the Custodian of the Assessment Records has no Seal, he must make oath to his Statement, or have his Signature and Official Character duly Certified. See form below.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13 day of March A.D. 1908
ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE.
Cert No. 4112
CASE OF
Sarah C. Green formerly wid of Ezra McMindes Co "E" 34 Regt. N.Y. Inft.
PROPERTY
FILED BY
By claimant
Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C. February 21, 1908

Eastern Div.
Widow Cert No. 4112
Sarah C Green
Ezra McMindes
Co E. 34 N.Y. Inft.
Mrs Sarah C Green
Osceola Pa

Madam:
     In the above entitled claim for pension, the evidence indicated in paragraph No. 12345 should be furnished.
     No. 1. The claimant's statement, under oath, showing the character, location, and value of all property, real, personal, or mixed, including bonds, stocks, and investments, owned by her, or in which she has had any interest, and the full amount of her income per month or year from all sources since January 9, 1908, and whether any person has been legally bound to provide for her support and whether Seeley D. Green left any life insurance.
     No. 2. Testimony of credible witnesses showing the character, location, and value of al property, real, personal, or mixed, owned by the claimant, or in which she has had any interest, since January 9, 1908; and also the amount of her income from all sources and her means of support including rental value of all real estate.
     No. 3. A duly verified statement by the officer having custody of the property records describing all taxable property borne of the rolls in the name of claimant or Seeley D. Green for the year 1907, and showing the assessed value of such property, and the ratio which the assessed value bears to the true or cash value. If such officer has no official seal by which to authenticate his signature his statement should be under oath.
     No. 4. If any property is encumbered by mortgage or otherwise, there should be filed a duly authenticated transcript from the public records showing what property is encumbered and the amount of encumbrance.
     No. 5. If the claimant has disposed of any real estate since January 9, 1908, a transcript from the public records showing when, to whom, and for what consideration the transfer was made.
     Witnesses must state their post-office addresses, ages, and means of knowledge of the facts to which they testify and write their names immediately after their statements, leaving no blank space over their signatures; and it should appear in the jurats that they knew the contents of their affidavits, and that erasures or alterations, if any, were made before theoath was administered.
     Copies of records should be attested by the officer having custody thereof; and if he has no seal by which to authenticate his signature, the attestation should be under oath.
     This circular should be returned with the evidence.
           Very respectfully,
V Warner
Commissioner.
CLAIM FOR restoration of Pension
Under act March 3, 1901 as ammended
Feb. 28, 1903
State of Penna, County of Tioga, ss:
     ON THIS 7th day of January, A.D. 1908, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Sarah C. Green, aged 70 years, a resident of Osceola, in the County of Tioga, and State of Penna., whose Post Office address is Osceola Tioga Co. Penna., and who, being duly sworn, declares as follows: That she formerly drew pension as the widow of Ezra McMinds late of Co. "E" 34th Regt. New York Inft. Vol. who died at Annapolis Md Oct 9 1862 from disability contracted in the service. That she surrendered said pension on or about Nov. 12th 1863 by reason of her re-marriage to Seely D. Green who died on Oct. 4 1907 leaving her in destitute circumstances.
     That she hereby asks to be restored to the pension rolls under act March 3rd 1901 & act Feb 28 1903.
     That her last husband was also a pensioner under the general law under certf 878799 but died from injuries received by a fatal accident on Oct 4th 1907. That she filed an application for pension under act June 27 1890 No 878799 but the above entitled claim was rejected Dec. 25 1907 on the ground that she had no title under the act.
     That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being place on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of March 3 1901 as amended Feb 28 1903.
     The declarant hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, C. J. Smith of Addison New York his attorney, and authorized him to present and prosecute this claim, to receive and receipt for the certificates, check, draft or money that may be issued or paid in satisfaction of this claim, and to do any and all acts necessary to effect the purpose of said appointment.
1. Charles O. Green     Sarah C Green (Signature of Claimant in full.)
2. Anna Northup
(Two witnesses who write, sign here.)
     Also, personally appeared Charles O Green, residing at Osceola Tioga Co Pa, and Anna Northup or Mrs. P. E. Northup residing at Osceola Tioga Co. Pa., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn according to law, declare that they have been for 30 years acquainted with Sarah C. Green wid of Ezra McMinds, the above-named applicant, who was a member in Company E of the 34 REgiment of New York Inft. Volunteers, and know him to be the identical person named in the foregoing declaration; that they have no interest whatever in this claim, and their Post Office address is Osceola Tioga Co. Pa.
IN PRESENCE OF-
1. Charles O. Green
2. Mrs. P. E. Northup
(Signature of Witnesses.)
     Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 7 day of January 1908 and I hereby certify that the contents of this paper were fully made known to the afiants before its execution; that they are credible persons, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in this application, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
C. R. Taylor
(Official Signature.)

Wid ctf 4112
Minor Ctf 48599
CLAIM FOR
Restoration to Pension Roll
CLAIM OF
Sarah C. Green McMindes
Wid of Ezra McMindes
Co. E 34th Regt N.Y. Inft
FOR
Wid pension
act March 3 1901
See W. O. 878799
Seely D. Green
G 64 NY Inf
G&M 22 NY Cav.
FILED BY
C. J. Smith atty
Addison NY
Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C. February 21, 1908

Eastern Div.
Widow Cert No. 4112
Sarah C Green
Ezra McMindes
Co E. 34 N.Y. Inft.

Madam:
     In the above entitled claim for pension, the evidence indicated in paragraph No. 12345 should be furnished.
     No. 1. The claimant's affidavit stating the name of each person to whom she was married after the death of the soldier; the date and manner of dissolution of each marriage, and whether she is now a widow. Also, whether any husband, other than the soldier above named, rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, giving a description of said service; and whether she is in receipt of a pension from the United States.
     No. 2. Evidence showing the date and manner of dissolution of each marriage contracted after the deat of the soldier. If by death, a verified copy of the public record ofr testimony of credible witnesses showing the date thereof; if by divorce, a certified copy of the decree and of all writings of record pertaining thereto, including the petition and the affidavits of publication.
     No. 3. Testimony of credible witnesses showing whether the claimant, if not divorced, lived with each husband to the date of his death.
     No. 4. Testimony of credible witnesses showing whether the claimant remarried more than once after the death of the soldier Ezra McMindes.
     No. 5.Testimony of credible witnesses showing the character, location, and value of all property since ____, 190_, and the amount of her income from all sources, and her means of support ______
     Wherever it is indicated above that a fact may be proved by more than one kind of evidence, the classes of evidence are named in the order of their vlaue. Evidence of a lower class will not be accepted unless it is shown that none of a higher class can be obtained.
     Copies of records should be attested by the officer having custody thereof; and if he has no seal by which to authenticate his signature, the attestation should be under oath.
     Witnesses must state their post-office addresses, ages, and means of knowledge of the facts to which they testify, and write their names immediately after their statements, leaving no blank space over their signatures; and it should appear in the jurats that they know the contents of their affidavits, and that erasures or alterations, if any, were made before the oath was administered.
     This circular should be returned with the evidence.
           Very respectfully,
V Warner
Commissioner.
Mrs. Sarah C. GreenO
Osceola, Pa.
Department of the interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington D.C. February 21, 1908
Eastern Division.
Widow Ctf No. 4112
Sarah C McMindes
Ezra McMindes
Co. E 34 NY Inft.

SIR:
     For use in the above-entitled claim for pension, you are requested to furnish this Bureau with a report in the case of Sarah C McMindes Widow pensioned under the general law by certificate No. 4112, Albany Agency, showing the date to which last paid. The pensioner re-married November 12 1863.
Very respectfully,
V. Warner
Commissioner.
February 21, 1908
E.D.
Widow Ctf  No 4112
Sarah C. Green
formerly widow of
Ezra McMindes
Co E 34 N.Y. Inft.

C. J. Smith
Addison, New York
Sir:
     Referring to your power of attorney filed in the above entitled claim for renewal of pension under the Act of March 3, 1901, you ar informed that this Bureau does not recognize attorneys in that clan of claims.
Very res.
Coms.
March 24, 1908
E.D.
Widow Ctf  No 4112
Sarah C. Green
formerly widow of
Ezra McMindes
Co E 34 N.Y. Inft.

Mrs. Sarah C. Green
Osceola, Pennsylvania
Madam:
     In your above entitled claim for renewal of pension, under the Act of March 3, 1901, the date of death of your second husband Seely D. Green, should be shown by a verified transcript from the public records or by the testimony of persons who had knowledge of the fact and the testimony of one more credible person, to be comedired with that of A. W. Cadogan on file, furnished, showing whether you lived with the said S. D. Green, without divorce, from the date of your marriage to the date of his death
Very respectfully
Coms.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
Washington, Feby 26th 1908.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir: In reply to your letter of 21st inst, in case of Sarah C. McMindes Certificate 4112 Albany Agency, Roll, you are informed that, according to the latest account rendered by the U.S. Pension Agent, the records of this office show payment to have been made at $8 per month to 12 November 1863, date of remarriage in May 1864.
Letter herewith returned.
Respectfully,
ROBERT S. PERSON.
Auditor
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Pennsylvania, County of tioga, ss:
     In the matter of the claim for restoration of Pension Ctf No 4112 of SArah C. Green wid of Ezra McMinds late of Company E 34 Regiment New York Inft Vols:
     Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County and State, Sarah C. Green age 71 years citizen of the County of Tioga State of Pennsylvania whose Post Office address is Osceola Tioga Co. Penna and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid claim as follows: That after receiving pension as the widow of Ezra McMinds, under ctf No. 4112, on Nov 12th 1863 she married Seely D. Green who was also a soldier that she lived with Seely D Green from Nov 12 1863 to October 4 1907 date of his death. That she was never married to any other but to Ezra McMinds & Seely D. Green. That she lived with Seely D. Green in Jasper Steuben Co NY to September 1868 and moved from there to Osceola Tioga Co Pa. where she now resides. That the only property ever owned by her and Seely D. Green is a house & lot the value of which is $400 - not to exceed $400 - That she has no personal property except necessary household goods which would not excede $200 in value. My late husband Seely D. Green had a life insurance policy of $110 with the Prudential Ins Co. which I received but it was all used to pay his funeral expences.
     There is no one bound for my support and I have no means of support of any kind.
     That there is a mortgage on this house & lot of $125.00.
     That her late husband Seely D. Green served as a soldier in Co. "G" 22nd New York Cav. and in Co. "G" 64th Regt New York Inft. She further declare she had interest in said case and is concerned in its prosecution.
Sarah C Green
(Signature of Affiants.)
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted her with its contents before she executed the same. I further certify that I am in no wise interested in said claim, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
     Witness my hand and official seal this 16th day of March 1908,
C. R. Tayler
Justice of the peace.
Increase No. 48,599
New York
Minor Children
OF
Ezra McMindes
Rank Priv., Co. E.
Regt. 34 New York Vols.
Canandaigua Agency.
Rate per Month, $8
Commencing 20 Oct 62 Edg 21 June 1877.
Additonal sum of $2 per Month for each
of the following children, until arriving at the age
of 16 yars, commencing July 25, 1866, viz:
Mary L. 8 July 1875
John E 21 June 1877
Former payments to be deducted
Certificate dated 30 Oct 1866
Sent to Claimant Jasper NY
Act 14th July, 1862
Book C Vol. 10 Page 414
Wm. A. Collins Clerk.
No. 4112
New York
Sarah C. McMindes
Wife of Ezra McMindes
Rank Pri
Company "E"
Regiment 34 NY Vols
Albany Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 9 Oct 1862
Certificate dated 23d July 1863
and sent to Stebbins Warner
Woodhull N.Y.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book A Vol. 1 Page 63
No. 56486
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862
John Cushman
Steuben Co NY Guard
Minor children of Ezra
McMindes Priv Co E
34 N.Y. Vols. died at
Annapolis Md. Oct 9,
1862 debility
Pension Office,
See W.O. 878799 & Inv. Ctf. 20380
Seely D. Green G 64 N.Y. Inf. &
G & M 22 NY Cav.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant
General, for official evidence of service
and death.
Jospeh D. Barrett
Commissioner.
John Cushman, guardian
of Mary L. and John E.
$8 per month, Comy Oct 20, 1862
and ending June 22, 1877, when
the younger will be 16 years old
Received, July 7, 1864.
Stebbins Warner
Woodhull, NY
Attorney.
Remarried Widow
Abandoned
Increase.
W. Cert. No. 4112
Sarah C. Green
Wid Ezra McMindes
Osceola
State, Tioga Co. Pa.
Application filed Jan. 9, 1908
Service, E 34 NY Inf
Feb 21 1908
min. ctf 48599
see W. O. 878799
Seely D. Green
G 64 NY Inf
G & M 22 NY Cav
C property support
death or divorce 2nd husband
atty Smith told cert be recognized
Attorney, C. J. Smith
P.O., Addison NY
Jan 18, 1907
No. 48599
New York
Mary L. McMindes and
John E. McMindes
minors of Ezra McMindes.
Rank Private
Company E
Regiment 34 N.Y. Vols.
Canandaigua Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 20 Oct '62
Ending 22 June '74
Certificate dated 7 June '65.
and sent to Stebbins Waner
Woodhull, N.Y.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book B. Vol. 4 Page 72
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Pennsylvania, County of tioga, ss:
     In the matter of the claim for renewal of Pension Ctf No 4112 of Sarah C. Green wid of Ezra McMinds late of Company E 34 Regiment New York Inft Vols:
     Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County and State, A. W. Cadogan age 63 years citizen of the County of Tioga State of Penna whose Post Office address is Osceola Tioga Co. Penna and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid claim as follows: That he has been acquainted with the claimant Sarah C Green & her late husband Seely D. Green for nearly 40 years. That during all this time up to date of Seely D Greens death they have lived together as husband & wife and to the best of deponants knowledge & belief she never married but once after the death of her first husband Ezra McMindes.
     That the only property possessed by the claimant is the house & lot on which she resides the value of which would not excede $400 - on which affiant understands that there exists a mortgage on which there is due $125
     The said soldier left no propety and no life insurance except a policy with the Prudential Life Ins Co. of $110 - which was used to pay his funeral expenses. That said Sarah C Green has no income from any source & that no one is legally bound for her comfort.
     Tina Stevens age 44 being duly sworn states that she has lived in the same community with the claimant & her late husband Seely D. Green ever since she can remember and that she does not believe from her acquaintance with her that she was married to any other persons but Ezra McMinds & Seely D. Green.
    That the only property of any kind possessed by the claimant is a house & lot the value of which would not excede $400 and that Mr. Green left no life Insurance except a policy of $110 with the Prudential Life Ins. Co. which was use for funeral expenses. We further declare we have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosectuion.
A. W. Cadogan
Tina Stevens
(Signature of Affiats.)

     Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiants, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in no wise interested in said claim, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
     Witness my hand and official seal this 13th day of March 1908,
C. R. Tayler
Justice of the peace.