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ALLEN N. WAIT (WAYT), Company "C"

Submitted by Elaine Muldrew


State of West Virginia
County of Marshall

     On this 25th day of April, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine personally appeared before me Clerk of the County Court a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Jemima J. Founds aged 56 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration. In order to obtain the pension provided by acts of Congress granting pensions to dependent relatives: That she is the Mother of Allen N. Wait who enlisted as a private under the name of Allen N. Wait at Wheeling West Virginia on the 23rd day of August, A.D. 1862, in Company C 12th Regiment West Virginia Vols Inft. in the war of 1861 who died of chronic diarrhea at Cumberland Maryland on the 15th day of December, A.D. 1862 who bore at the time of his death the rank of private in Company C 12th Regiment W Va Vols that said son Allen N. Wait, left neither widow nor child under sixteen years age surviving; that the declarant was married to the father of said son at Monroe County Ohio; that she was wholly dependant upon said son for support; that the Father of said son died at Glen Easton Marshall Co W Va, on the 20th day of April, A.D. 1849, that there were surviving, at date of said soldier’s death; his brothers and sisters, who were under sixteen years of age, as follows: William Waits, born July 15, 1847

That she has not heretofore received nor applied for a pension; that she has married again.

Washington, D. C. Feb’y 14, 1880

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of Application for Pension No. 248973, 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 Alen N. Wait was enrolled on the 14th day of August, 1862, at Marshall Co., in Co. “C” 12th Regiment of W. Virginia Infantry Volunteers, to serve three years or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 23rd day of August, 1862, at Wheeling, Va, in Co. “C”, 12th Regiment of W. Virginia Infantry Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. “C” of that Regiment, to October 31, 1862, he is reported present. November and December 1862 Private, Died in Cumberland Hospital December 15, 1862 of Chronic Diarrhea. Muster out roll of Company reports same date of death. Also borne as Allen N. Wait No final statement on file but March Records show him to have died at Cumberland, Md. Dec 15, 1862 by reason of chronic diarrhea.

U. S. PENSION AGENCY, Washington, D.C. March 22, 1898
Hon H. Clay Evans, Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir: I hereby report that the name of Jemima J. Founds Mother of Allen N. Wait, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 224.145 and who was last paid at $12, to March 4, 1898, has been dropped because of death March 16, 1898.

NOTE: It is believed, but not proven that this soldier was from the family in Marshall County more commonly referred to as WAYT. A cemetery stone in the Nauvoo Ridge Cemetery in Marshall County discloses the following: WAYT, A.N. – Co G 12th W Va Inf Civil War (no dates given). Since no other persons in the family match the information it is accepted that the remains of the soldier were brought home from Cumberland, Maryland.