THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.
State of West
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,
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,
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
Hampshire County, W.Va.
Transcribe and submitted by Lonny J. Watro on July 24, 2001, from a copy of the original in her possession.
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