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Elizabeth Youmans
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Widow's Certificate File Number WC 5584
Soldier's Last Name: Youmans First Name:  Nehemiah
Company and Regiment and State: Co. D. 161st NY Infantry (drummer)
Widow's name (include maiden name if known): Elizabeth (Birkett)
Minor Child (include names of all children and the number of children): 2 Mary Jane, Amos S.
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: 17


5584
WAR OF 1861.
Brief in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Youmans, No. 11338, widow of Nehemiah Youmans, a Drummer in Co "D" 161st Regiment New York Volunteers. 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.

Muster.
     Nehemiah Youmans, was enrolled September 19, 1862, and mustered into service as a Drummer October 27, 1862 in Co "D" 161st Regiment New York Volunteers.
Death.
     Died November 21, 1862 at Bath, N York of a fever.
Children.
     Mary Jane, born February 22, 1846, and Amos S. Youmans born December 3, 1848, and reside at Bath, N. York.
Marriage.
     Chester Whittaker, Esq., a Justice of the Peace married Nehemiah Youmans and Elizabeth Birkett April 6, 1843 at Bath, N. York.
     R Birkett and I. D. Yeomans, make oath that they were present and saw the parties married, and as to their having afterwards lived as man and wife also that the said Whittaker is dead and there is no record evidence of the marriage.
Power of Attorney.
     In due form.
     Admitted September 2, 1863 to a pension of $8 per month, commencing November 21st, 1862
Name and Residence of Agent C. F. Knigsley, Esq. Bath, N. York     EXAMINING CLERK. Charles H. Moroe
     I hereby certify upon my honor that Nehemiah Youmans a Drummer in Co. 'D' commanded by me in the 161 Regiment of New York Volunteers was taken sick with a fever while in the Service of the United States & in the line of his duty and that he died of said fever while in the service of the United States on the 21st day of November 1862 at Bath in Steuben County and State of New York
Dated at Baton Rouge this 2th day of July 1863
Capt George E Biles
Co D 161 N Y Vols
State of New York
Steuben County SS.    Robert Birkett and Isaac D. Youmans of said county and state being duly sworn say that thew were present & saw Elizabeth Youmans (formerly Elizabeth Birkett) married to Nehemiah Youmans late private in Company D 161 Regt N.Y.V. that they even married at Bath in said county & state by Chester Whittaker Esq a justice of the peace in & for said county on the 6th day of April 1843. That they the said Elizabeth Youmans & Nehemiah Youmans lived together as man & wife from the said 6th of April 1843 until the death of said Nehemiah Youmans. That she has never married since the death of her said husband. That there is no more evidence of said marriage. That she said Chester Wittaker Esq who married them is dead. That they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Robert Birkett
I. D. Yeomans
Sworn to before me this 22d day of July A.D. 1863 and I hereby certify that I have no interest  direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim
Henry Faucett Deputy Clerk
WIDOW'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION.                     Printed and Sold by BENTON & ANDREWS, Rochester, N.Y.
State of New York}
County of Steuben}  SS.
     On this 22d day of July A.D. 1863, personally appeared before me Henry Faucett Deputy Clerk of the County & Supreme Court of said County Elizabeth Youmans a resident of Bath in the County of Steuben and State of New York, aged forty two 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 a widow of Nehemiah Youmans who was a Drummer in company D commanded by George E. Biles in the 161st regiment of N.Y.V. in the war of 1861, who died of fever on the 21st of November 1862 at Bath in said county while he was in the service of the United States & that he contracted said fever while in said service. That the following on the names, dates of Birth & residence of her children viz: Mary Jane Youmans born 22d February 1846 and Amos S Youmans born 3d December 1848 both reside in Bath in said county. That there is no record evidence of my marriage. That the hereby affidavits Charles F Kingsley of Bath her true & lawful attorney to prosecute this her claim for Pensioner & to receive the certificate to be issued therefor.
     She further declares that she was married to the said Nehemiah Youmans on the 6th day of April in the year 1843; that her husband, the aforesaid Nehemiah Youmans 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.
Elizabeth Youmans
Robert Birkett
I. D. Yeomans
     Also personally appeared Robert Birkett and Isaac D. Yeomans residents of Bath in said Co. 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 Elizabeth Youmans 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.
Robert Birkett
I. D. Yeomans
     SWORN to and subscribed before me, this 22d day of July A.D. 1863, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Henry Faucett Dep Clerk
Applicant's post office address:
Bath Steuben Co NY
WIDOW'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION.                     Printed and Sold by BENTON & ANDREWS, Rochester, N.Y.
State of New York}
County of Steuben}  SS.
     On this 22d day of January A.D. 1863, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace of the said County Elizabeth Youmans a resident of Bath in the County of Steuben and State of New York, aged forty two 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 a widow of Nehemiah B Youmans who was a Drummer in company D commanded by George E. Biles in the 161st regiment of N.Y.S.V. in the war of 1861, who died at Bath in said county after the 21st of November 1863 of sickness contracted in camp. That he was in the service of the United States at the time of his death. That this applicant was entirely dependant on said Nehemiah B. Youmans her husband for her support & living & that she has no means or property of her own for her support or living.
     She further declares that she was married to the said Nehemiah B. Youmans on the 6th day of April in the year 1843; that her husband, the aforesaid Nehemiah B. Youmans 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.
Elizabeth Youmans
     Also personally appeared Robert Birkett and Ira Buckley residents of Bath 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 Elizabeth Youmans 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 the said Elizabeth was entirely dependant on her said husband for her support.
Robert C Birkett
Ira Buckley
     SWORN to and subscribed before me, this 22d day of January A.D. 1863, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
James Lindsay Justice of the Peace
Applicant's post office address:
Bath Steuben Co NY
(Circular no. 5)
Pension Office,
August 25th, 1863

Sir:
     Please examine the enclosed certificate of George E. Biles a Captain of Company "D" of the 161st Regiment of N York Volunteers, and return the same with a report as to his rank and the genuineness of his signature.
Respectfully, yours,
Jos. H. Barrett,
Commissioner.
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
Aug 26th, 1863.

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of a letter asking for the rank and verification of the signature of George E. Biles, 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 the signature of George E. Biles, who was, on the 21st day of Nov., 1862, a Captain of Co. "D" 161st Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, upon the within certificate, is genuine.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Saml. Breck
Assistant Adjutant General.
To the Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
February 24th, 1863

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 11,388, 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 Nehemiah Yourmans was enrolled on the 19th day of Sept, 1862, at Elmira in Co. D 161st Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Drummer on the 27th day of Oct 1862, at Elmira, in Co. D, 161st  Regiment of NY Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. D of that Regiment, for the months of Nov. and Dec. 1862, he is reported as "Died" Cause date or place 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, Elizabeth Youmans
Address, Bath Steuben Co NY
PENSIONER DROPPED.
United States Pension Agency,
Buffalo, N.Y.
Aug 31, 1910
Certificate No. 5584
Class Widow
Pensioner Elizabeth Youmans
Soldier Nehemiah
Service Drummer D 161 N.Y.V.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to H Jany, 1910 has been dropped because of Death 26 Feby 10.
Very Respectfully,
C.A.DM
United States Pension Agent.
5584
No. 11,338
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Elizabeth Youmans wid of Nehemiah B Youmans, drummer in Co. D. 161 New York Vols. Died at Bath, N.Y. Nov 21, 1862.
Pension Office,
January 28, 1863.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Jos. H. Barrett
Commissioner.
Received, Jan 26, 1863. C. F. Kingsly Bath N.Y. Attorney.
No. 5584
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New York
Elizabeth Youmans
Wid of Nehemiah Youmans
Rank Drummer
Company "D"
Regiment 161 N.Y. Vols.
Albany Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 21 Nov 1862
Certificate dated 5 Sept 1863 and sent to C. F. Kingsley Bath, N.Y.
Act 14th July, 1862.
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