JOSHUA ALLMAN, Company "B"
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Transcribed by Bobby Jones.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Transcribed by Bobby Jones.
NOTE - The affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.
STATE OF West Virginia
COUNTY OF Marshall ss.
In the matter of Joshua Allman & Mary Whetzel & Wm Allman ON THIS first day of September A.D. 1879 personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Mary Whetzel aged 35 years, a resident of Meade Dist.
in the County of Marshall and State of West Virginia and William Allman aged 38 years, a resident of Meade Dist. County of Marshall and State of West Virginia, well known to
me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
That they were well and personally acquainted with Joshua Allman late private of Co. B 12th Reg WVa Vol Inft War 1861, for at least 30 years; know he was a sound and healthy men before and at enlistment and in nowise disabled by Erysipelas; but that at the time of his discharge he could scarcely walk by reason of the Erysipelas and continues under medical treatment for a long time; and each year since his discharge he has been laid up unable to work for months by reason of said Erysipelas and said disease has greatly impaired his eyesight as well as his physical vigor that they know these facts by visiting him when sick in bed and confined to his room, and by associating with him and living neighbors to him.
They further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Mary x (her mark) Whetzel
Wm x (his mark) Allman
(signature of Affiants)
J. B. Fish
Attest-when any affiant signs BY MARK (2 person).
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ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 16th, 1881
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22nd day of March, 1881, requesting a "Statement of Service" of Joshua Allman. The following information has been claimed from the files of this Office, and is furnished in reply to your inquiry.
In the case of Joshua Allman there is no original Enlistment or Muster-in Roll showing him to have been enrolled or mustered into the service of the United States as an enlisted man in Company B of the 12th Regiment of W.Va. Volunteers, on file in this Office up to date.
The Muster Rolls of Company B of that Regiment contain the following evidence of service:
It is stated that he was enrolled Aug. 1st/62, at Rosbys Rock, and mustered into service as Privt. Sept.-1862, to serve three years. Muster Roll for Sept. & Oct, 1862, (first on file), reports him absent on leave, at home, sick. Reported present on all subsequent rolls to June 30.63. Co. Muster Out Roll dated June 16/65, Privt, mustered out with Co.
Return for January 1863, does not report him absent-
Station, Winchester, Va.
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Your obedient servant
Assistant Adjutant General
To the Commissioner of Pensions
Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
Washington, D.C. Jan 18, 1894
Inv Ctf No. 522679
Co. B 12, Reg't W.Va Inf
To further aid this Bureau in determing the merits of the above-entitled claim for pension, be kind enough to answer in your own handwriting the following questions, giving more complete details than your affidavit affords.
Wm Lochron Commissioner.
When did you first see claimant after he returned from the Army, and how do ou fix the date?
Answer: Immediately after the close of the war of 1861-5 and I fix date from close of said war.
Of What disability did he complain, and how was he affected?
Answer: He complained of chronic diarrhrea and erysipelas. He had frequent stools of the bowels, debilitated and unfit for manual labor.
How frequently have you seen him since your first acquaintance?
Answer: On an average of about six times a year to 1861 and about eight times a year since close of war of 1861-5.
If he has continued to suffer with such disability, please describe the symptoms which were apparent to you, and state to what extent he has been disabled therefrom for manual labor during each year.
Answer: He had frequent stools of the bowels, was very weak and debilitated. I frequently saw on his face and legs the erysipelas. I think he was each year since his discharge, disabled from the performance of manual labor, about one half and at time could do nothing.
My means of knowing the facts of the case are these:
By being a neighbor and intimate aquaintances and frequently labored with him. The foregoing was written at my residence on Mar. 12, 1894 by a Notary Public at my request and according to my own dictation.
COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS
OF WETZEL COUNTY
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.VA.
March 6, 1920
Department of Interior,
Bureau of pensions,
Washington, D. C.
ctf # 425266
Mary Ann Allman, a widow pensioner, of Proctor, Marshall County, West Virginia, died on the 3rd day of March, 1920. She had no children under 16 years of age. Her funeral expenses have been paid by her son but he is not financially able to pay out any amounts on accounts of any kind more than his own claims. He desires that a claim blank be sent that he may make out his claim for the amount of the pension due at the time of her death, the amount to be applied to the payment of the funeral expenses. You will please send a blank to Mr. Joseph Palmer, undertaker, at Proctor, West Virginia, who will deliver the blank to the claimant. I have no interest in this matter.
ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
Declaration For Widow's Pension
To be executed before a Court of Record or some officer there of having custody of its seal, a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace whose official signature shall be verified by his offical seal, and in case he has none, his signature and official character shall be certified by a Clerk of a Court of Record, or a City or County Clerk.
State of West Virginia, County of Marshall, ss:
On this 3rd day of April, A.D., one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mary Ann Allman, aged 61 years, a resident of Pioneer, County of Marshall, State of West Virginia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Joshua Allman, who enlisted under the name of Joshua Allman, on the 15th day of August A.D. 1862, as a private in Company "B", in the 12th Regiment of West Va. Inft., Volunteers, and served at least ninety days in the late War of the Rebellion, in the service of the United States, who was HONORABLY DISCHARGED June 16, 1865, and died Feb. 15th 1895. That he was not employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above (blank).
That he was never employed in the military or naval service of the United States after the 16th day of June, 1865.
That she was married under the name of Mary Ann Hall to said Joshua Allman, on the 7th day of January A.D. 1872, by Eld. Wm. Allen in Wezel Co. West Va., there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that she had been previously married; that her said husband had been previously married. (4) her first husband and his first wife both having died prior to said marriage.
That she has not remarried since the death of the said Joshua Allman. That she is without other means of support than her daily labor. That the names and dates of birth of all the children of the soldier, now living, and under sixteen years of age, are as follows: Not any.
That a prior application for pension has been filed by the soldier under the General Law but case was not adjudicated. Said soldier also drew pension under act of Jun 27, 1890, Cert. No. 522679
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 June 27, 1890. She hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Marion Moore of Marion, WVa. her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim, the fee to be TEN DOLLARS, payable as presribed by law.
That her post-office address is Pioneer, county of Marshall, State of West Virginia
Mary Ann Allman (X her mark) (Claimant's signature - FULL name)
1 John ?
(Two witnesses who write, sign here)
APPLICATION FOR ACCRUED PENSION.
State of West Va, County of Marshall ss:
On this 27th day of May, 1895, personally appeared Mary Ann Allman, who, being duly sworn, declares that she is the lawful widow of Joshua Allman, deceased; that he died on the 15th day of February, 1895; that he had been granted a pension by Certificate No. 522679. which is herewith returned (or if not, state why not) (blank); that he had been paid the pension by the Pension Agent at Washington D.C. up to the 4th day of December, 1894 after which date he had not been employed or paid in the Army, Navy, or Marine service of the United States, except ___; that she was married to the said Joshua Allman on the 7th day of January, 1872, at William Allens, in the State of West Virginia; that her name before said marriage was Mary Ann Hall; that she had been previously married; that her husband accrued on aforesaid certificate to the date of death; and that her residence is No. ___ Street, City of ___, County of Marshall, State of W.Va., and her post-office address is Pioneer Marshall Co., WVa
Mary Ann x (her mark) Allman (Widow's signature)
Also personally appeared John W. Messey, residing at Pioneer W. Va., and E.R. Parsons, residing at Pioneer W Va, who, being duly sworn, say they were present and saw Mary Ann Allman sign her name (make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they know her to be the lawful widow of Joshua Allman, who died on the 15th day of February, 1895; and that their means of knowledge that said parties were husband and wife, and that the husband died on said date, are as follows:
E. R. Parsons
John W. Messey
(Signature of witnesses)
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 27th day of May, 1895, and I certify that the affiants are reputable persons; that they know the contents of their depositions, and
that their statements are entitled to full faith and credit. I further certify and I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the above claim.
S. E. Mason (Signature)
Notary Public (Offcial character)
DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION
To be Executed before a Court of Record or some Officer thereof having Custody of the Seal
STATE OF West Virginia
COUNTY OF Marshall ss.
On this 22nd day of August, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine personally appeared before me Clerk of the County a COURT OF RECORD within and for the county and State aforesaid, Joshua Allman aged 60 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Joshua Allman who was ENROLLED on the 15th day of August, 1862 in company B of the Twelfth regiment of West Va. Vol Inft commanded by John B. Kelunk, and was honorably DISCHARGED at Richmond Va on the 16th da of June, 1865 that his personal description is as follows: Age, 44 years; height, 5 feet 10 inches; complexion, ? hair, red; eyes, blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Winchester, 1863 he contracted Erysipelas from the exposure incident to the service.
That this disese disabled him entirely for duty many time, greatly impairing his eyesight. And that he claims pension for the disability originating from said disease.
That he was treated in hospitals as follows: at Buchhannon Clarksburg, Grafton, Richmond
That he has never been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above (blank)
That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Marshall in the State of West Virginia, and his occupation has been that of a Farmer
That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a Farmer.
That he is now three fourths disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor, by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation. John W. P. Reid of Moundsville Marshall co West Va his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim.
That he has never received nor applied for a pension; that his residence is No. County of Marshall West Virginia lived most of the time near St. Josephs PO Marshall Co Wva and his post office address is:
Joshua Allman Moundsville Marshall Co W VA
Thomas H Manning
Joshua x (his mark) Allman
W. J. Jacobs
(Two witnesses who can write sign here)
ACT JUNE 27, 1890
U.S. PENSION AGENCY
Aug 21, 1895
Hon. Wm Lochren
Commissioner of Pensions
I hereby report that the name of Joshua Allman, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No 522679 and who was last paid at $12, to Dec 4, 1894, has been dropped decause of death Feb 15 1895 Pt B, 12, W.Va.
S. S. Ninson
Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.
APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT
(This application, when properly executed before some officer having authority to administer oaths for general purposes, should be forwarded, together with the pension certificate and itemized bills of all expenses, to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.)
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall, ss:
On this 25th day of March, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twenty personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Jacob Allman, aged 41 years, a resident of Proctor, Route N0. 1, county of Marshall, State of West Virginia, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain reimbursement from the accrued pension for expenses paid (or obligation incurred) in the last sickness and burial of Mrs. Mary Ann Allman, who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate No. 425266, on account of the service of Joshua Allman in ___.
That pension was last paid to December 11th, 1919
That the answers to questions propounded below are full, complete, and truthful to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and that no evidence necessary to proper adjustment of all claims against the accrued pension is suppressed or withheld.
1. What was the full name of the deceased pensioner?
Mary Ann Allman
2. In what capacity was decedent pensioned? (As invalid soldier or sailor, or as a widow, minor child, dependent relative, etc.)
3. If decedent was pensioned as an invlaid soldier or sailor- (a) Was he ever married? (Answer yes or no.)
(b) How many times, and to whom?
Answer: Twice, 1st to Peggy Allen, 2nd to Mary Ann Hall
(c) If married, did his wife survive him? (Answer yes or no.)
Answer: No the 1st died
(d) If so, is she still living? (Answer yes or no.)
(e) If not living, give full names and dates of death of all wives.
Answer: Can't give date of death of 1st wife, 2nd wife (Mary Ann Allman) died March 2nd, 1920
(f) Was he ever divorced? (Answer yes or no.)
(g) If so, is the divorced wife still living? (Answer yes or no.)
Answer: _______ (If living, a copy of the decree of divorce must be filed.)
(h) If not living, give her full name and the date of her death Answer: ____
4. Did pensioner leave a child under 16 years of age? (Answer yes or no.)
5. Is any such child still living? (Answer yes or no.)
6. Were any sick or death benefits paid on pensioner's account? If so, give name of society and amount paid.
Answer: No. None ever paid.
7. Was there insurance (life, accident, or health) in force on life of pensioner at time of death? (Answer yes or no.)
8. If so. give the name of each company in which a policy was carried and the amount in which each policy was written.
9. Who was the beneficiary named in each policy?
10. What was the relation of each beneficiary to the pensioner?
11. Were the premiums paid by the deceased pensioner?
12. If not paid by the deceased pensioner, state the amount of premiums paid by each person who made payments on that account.
13. Is there an executor or administrator, or will application be made for appointment of any person as administrator?
Answer: None and no application will be made.
14. Did the deceased pensioner leave any money, real estate, or personal property?
Answer: one bed and bedding.
15. If so state the character and value of all such property.
Answer: Used considerably, worth about $20.00
16. What was the assessed value (last assessment) of the real estate?
17. How was the pensioner's property disposed of?
Answer: She gave it to her grandson Charley Allman consisting of one bed.
18. Did pensioner leave an unindorsed pension check (Answer yes or no.)
19. What was your relation to the deceased pensioner?
Answer: Her son.
20. Are you married? (Answer yes or no.)
21. What was the cause of pensioner's death?
Answer: Infirmities of old age.
22. When did the pensioner's last sickness begin?
Answer: Feb 25th, 1920.
23. From what date did the pensioner become so ill as to require the regular and daily attendance person constantly until death?
Answer: Feb 25, 1920.
24. Give the name and post-office address of each physician who attended the pensioner during last sickness
25. State the names of the persons by whom the pensioner was nursed during the last sickness.
Answer: Myself and wife
26. Where did the pensioner live during last sickness?
Answer: Proctor, Route No.1, W.Va
27. Where the pensioner die?
Answer: At my residence.
28. When did the pensioner die?
Answer: March 2nd, 1920
29. Where was the pensioner buried?
Answer: Antioch, Wetzel Co W.Va
30. Has there been paid, or will application be made for payment to you or any other person, any part of the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial by any State, County, or municipal corporations? (Answer yes or no.)
31. State below the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial. Write the word none where no charge is made in case of any item of expense noted.
(Each charge entered below should be supported by an itemized bill of the person who rendered the service or furnished any supplies for which reimbursement is demanded, and should show, over his signature, by whom paid, or who is held responsible for payment, and contain the name of the pensioner for whom the expense was incurred or service rendered.)
NAMES, NATURE OF EXPENSES, STATE WHETHER PAID OR UNPAID, AMOUNT
None, Physician, None, None, None
None, Medicine, None, $2.00
None, Nursing and care, None, None
Joseph Palmer, Undertaker, Paid, $100.00
None, Livery, None, None
None, Cemetery, None, None
None, Other expenses and their nature:, None, None
32. Is the above a complete list of all the expenses of the last sickness and burial of the
Answer: No, Not all given.
That my post-office address is No. ____, on ____ street,
town or city of Proctor, Route #1, County of Marshall,
State of West Virginia
(When the claimant for reimbursement is a married woman, she is required to sign the application with her full name, not using the Christian name or the initials of her husband,and all bills should be receipted to her in her own name.)
Jacob Allman (Claimant's signature in full)
Also appeared Samuel G. Wilson and Hannah J. Parsons who, being duly sworn, say that they saw _____, the claimant, sign ____ name (or make ________ mark) to this application; that they know the claimant herein and that their answers to the following questions are true:
1. Did pensioner (if a soldier or sailor) leave a widow or a minor child under age of sixteen years surviving?
2. When did the pensioner die?
Answer: March 2nd 1920
3. Did pensioner leave any property? If so, state its character and value.
4. We knew pensioner,
Answer: five years. We believe above statements to be true because We live near Jacob 5 years.
Name Samuel G Wilson (x his mark)
P.O. Address Proctor R#1 WVA
Name Hannah J Parsons
P.O. Address Proctor R 1 WVA
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 20th day of March 1920
A.D. 191_; and I certify that the contents of the foregoing applications were fully made known and explained to the claimant and witnesses before swearing, that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim, and I further certify that the reputation for credibility of the witnesses whose signatures appear above is are good
Wm P. Richmond (Signature)
My commission expires Nov. 10th 1929
Notary Public (Official character.)