Joshua Jackson Mayhew




State of West Virginia
County of Hampshire

    On this 30th day of March, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven, personally appeared before me a J W Poling, Clerk Circuit Court within and for the county and State aforesaid, Joshua J. Mahew, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 62 years of age, and a resident of (near) Romney county of Hampshire, State of West Virginia, and that he is the idential person who was ENROLLED at Pead Mount W.Va. under the name of Joshua J. Mahew, on the 8th day of May, 1862 as a private, in Company I 10th Regiment of West Virginia Vols. Infantry in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLE DISCHARGED at Richmond Va., on the 13th day of May, 1865. That he also served _____________________.
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 inches; complexion, light; color of eyes, gray; color of hair, light; that his occupation was farm hand; that he was born in Loudon Co. Va., 1843, Sept. at said County of Loudon do not know the name of P.O. Office

    That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: near Keyser & Romney West Virginia every since close of the War, as a farmer & live on my place.

    That he is a pensioner. The he has heretofore applied for pension and received pension under certificate no. 197.777

    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 Romney, county of Hampshire State of West Virginia

Joshua (his X mark) Mahew
(Claimant's signature in full)

(1) C A Doyle
(2) J W Poling

    Also personally appeared C A Doyle, residing in Romney and J W Poling, residing in South Branch, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Joshua J Mahew, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 15 years and 30 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

C A Doyle
J. W. Poling
(Signatures of witnesses)

        Subscribed and sworn before me this 30 day of March, A.D. 1907 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words                                                 , erased, and the words                                                 , added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

V M Poling (?)
Clerk Circuit Court
(Official character)
Hampshire County, W.Va.

Transcribe and submitted by Lonny J. Watro on July 24, 2001, from a copy of the original in her possession.