CLEMENCY SHELLY
Civil War Nurse

Medical Dept., U. S. Volunteers, Wheeling, W. Va.


     Clemency Shelly received a government pension for her work as a nurse during the Civil War. She served as a nurse at the Sprigg House Hospital in Wheeling, W. Va.


NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
(Selections)

Declaration for Nurse's Pension

State of West Virginia
County of Ohio

     On the 8th day of October, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety 2 personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, CLEMENCY SHELLY, aged 64 years, a resident of near Wheeling, County of Ohio, State of West Virginia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the identical CLEMENCY SHELLY who was employed as nurse CONTRACT on or about September, 1861, in Post Hospital at Wheeling, W.Va. "Known as Sprigg House Hospital" in the service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and served at least six months and was Honorably Released at Wheeling West Va, on or about October 1862. That she is now unable to earn a support by reason of Age, Dropsey, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Heart Disease and resulting disabilities. - That said disabilities are to the best of her knowledge and belief of a permanent character. That she is not a pensioner..... That she has never been employed in the United Stats service as nure otherwise than as stated above. - That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of August 5, 1892. Address #74 Coal St, Wheeling West Virginia.

Clemency (her X mark) Shelly
Attest: Rease Furbay & Charles Crampton


General Affidavit

State of West Virginia, County of Ohio, ss:

     In the matter of pension of CLEMENCY SHELLY, Hospital Nurse, No. Claim 1.138682, Act of August 5, 1892.

     On this 3rd day of February, A.D. 1893, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths CLEMENCY SHELLY, aged 65 years, last a resident of Wheeling, in the County of Ohio, and State of West Virginia, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

     That she has not applied for or received a pension neither as a Widow, mother or Nurse, never had an application filed only this one that she never had a Husband or Son, in the U. S. Army at any time.

Her post-office address is #74 Coal St. Wheeling West Va.
I further declare that I am the claimant.

Clemency (her X mark) Shelly

A. H. Weidebusch
H. Bennett


War Department
Record and Pension Division

The medical records show that CLEMENCY SHELLY, nurse, was on duty at G. H. Wheeling, W.Va., from June 21 to Oct 28, 62. Date of attachment or discharge not shown. Nothing additional found.

By authority of the Secretary of War:
F. C. Aimsworth, Medical Surgeon, US Army
Dec 21 1892


Treasury Department Second Auditor's Office
Washington, D. C., Feby 7", 1893,

Respectfully returned to the Hon. Comms'r of Pensions.
     Clemency Shelly was paid as nurse at Gen. Hospital, Wheeling, West Va., from Dec 9, 1861, to Nov 3, 1862.
     No. 1.138.682

M. Patterson, Auditor


General Affidavit
State of West Virginia, County of Ohio, ss:
     In the matter of pension of CLEMENCY SHELLY Hospital Nurse at Sprigg House Hospital Wheeling West Va.
     On this 15" day of October, A.D. 1892, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths MARGARET CRAMPTON aged 543 years, a resident of Wheeling, in the County of Ohio, and State of West Virginia whose Post Office address is #111 East 11th St. Wheeling West Va.

NANCY FURBAY, aged 44 years, a resident of MARTINS FERRY, in the County of BELMONT and State of OHIO, whose Post Office address is Martins Ferry, Belmont Co., Ohio, well known to be a reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That they are well acquainted with applicant, and she is not able to earn a support by support and has no means and complains of quite a number of diseases, badly afflicted, quite old and infirm, and THEY WERE ALSO EMPLOYED AS NURSES AT SPRIGG HOUSE HOSPITAL at Wheeling, W. Va., with Applicant from about April 1862 and December 1861 up to about October 1862. When said Hospital was abandoned Mrs. Shelly was employed at said Hospital before we were, we can not remember exact dates as to when she commenced or quit work and that we know what we state from personal observation and acquaintance.

We further declare that we have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Margaret (her X mark) Crampton
Nancy J. (her X mark) Furbay

Witnesses: Rease Furbay & C. C. Crampton



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