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SKELTON STANDIFORD
Company "L"


     From records of the Adjutant General's Office, compiled by the West Virginia State Archives:

     Skelton Standiford - Resident or enrolled Cameron, W.Va.; 24; mustered in 14 Oct 1861, Cameron, W.Va.; mustered out 12 Nov 1864, expiration term of service.


National Archives Pension File

Provided by Blaine Standiford; transcribed by Linda Fluharty.

Declaration for Original Invalid Pension
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall
     On this 24th day of APRIL, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine personally appeared before me Clerk of the County Court; the same being a Court of Record of the County and State aforesaid SKELTON STANDIFORD a resident of County of MARSHALL and State of W.VA.
     "I am the identical SKELTON STANDIFORD who was enrolled on the -- day of Oct 1861 in Company L of the 6 Regt of W.Va. Vols., commanded by Captains DICKEY & TREADWAY and I was honorably discharged at Wheeling, W.Va. on the 12th day of Nov 1864 and my age is now 41 years. While in the service aforesaid, and in the line of my duty I received the following disability, to wit:
     At Mannington, W.Va. was taken with measles which settled in my back and at Rowlsburg had fever which left sight very much impaired and on account of these disabilities I claim a pension.
     Treated in hosp at Union and for second illness was allowed to go home and was there treated by George Price.

     I have never been employed in the Military or Naval Service of the United States otherwise than set forth above. Since leaving the Service, I have resided at W.Va. and my occupation has been Farmer before my entry into the Service aforesaid I was of good, sound physical health, being at enrollment a Farmer and I am now so much disabled from obtaining my subsistence by manual labor by reason of my disabilities above stated, received in the service of the United States, and I make this Declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States. I hereby appoint and empower, with full power of substitution, Nathan W. Fitzgerald, of Washington City, D.C. my true and lawful Attorney to prosecute my claim. My Post Office address is GLEN EASTON County of MARSHALL State of W.VA.

Signature of SKELTON STANDIFORD

Attest: W. W. ECHOLS & (illegible)


Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.
Certificate No. 293226
Name, SKELTON STANDIFORD

Sir:
In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
Very respectfully,
H. Clay Evans, Commissioner

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Sallie Standiford. Maiden name Williams.

Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Feb 23" 1865. In Marshall Co WVa Rev David Anguish

Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. A matter of record in the Clerks office Marshall Co.

Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. Never married but once.

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of their births.
Answer. None living.

Signature of Skelton Standiford.
June 4", 1898


Declaration for Pension
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall
     On the 4" day of October A.D. one thousand nine hundred amd seven, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for the county and State aforesaid, SKELTON STANDIFORD, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 70 years of age, and a resident Glen Easton, county of Marshall, State of West Virginia; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at CAMERON, WEST VA under the name of SKELTON STANDIFORD on the 1st day of OCT, 1861, as a Private, in Co. L. 6th Regiment West Va Vol Infty. in the service of the United States, in the Civil War, and was honorably discharged at Wheeling West Va, on the 12" day of November 1864.
     That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: height, 5 feet 10 1/2 inches; complexion, LIGHT; color of eyes, GRAY; color of hair, DARK; that his occupation was FARMER; that he was born SEPT 19", 1837, in Marshall County, West Va.
     That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: have always lived in the vicinity of Glen Easton West Va since my discharge from the service.
     That he is now a pensioner. That he has -- hereto applied for pension and my Certificate No is 293.226. Act of June 27 1890.
     That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.

     That his post-office address is Glen Easton, county of Marshall, State of West Virginia.

Signed by SKELTON STANDIFORD

Attest: W. A. Stewart & G. W. Hubbs


Pensioner Dropped
United States Pension Agency
Washington, DC
Mar 12, 1908
Certificate No 293226
Class Act of Feb 6, 1907
Pensioner SKELTON STANDIFORD
Soldier
Service Pvt L 6th W.Va V.I.
The Commissioner of Pensions
SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to 4 Dec 1907 has been dropped because of DEATH Jan 19- 1908. (Died of Senile Gangrene per Death certificate, Marshall County, W.Va.)


Declaration for Widow's Pension
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall

     On this 17th day of March, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eight personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, SALLIE STANDIFORD, aged 61 years, a resident of Vicinity of Glen Easton, County of Marshall State of West Virginia, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved June 27, 1890, as amended by the act of May 9, 1900.

     That she is the widow of SKELTON STANDIFORD, who was enrolled under the name of SKELTON STANDIFORD at CAMERON, W.VA. on the 14th day of OCTOBER, 1861 as a PRIVATE in Co L 6th W.Va Inf., and honorably discharged Oct 12, 1864, having served ninety days or more during the late war of the rebellion. That the soldier was not in the military or naval service of the United States except as stated above.

     That she was married under the name of SALLIE WILLIAMS to said soldier at her home, near Glen Easton, W.Va. on the 23rd day of February, 1865, by Rev David Anguish; that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married.

     That the said soldier died January 19th, 1980 at his home near Glen Easton, W.Va.

(No children)

Signed by Sallie Standiford

Attest: Elsie Crow & -- Thomas


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