JACOB JOSIAH ROBERTS, Corporal, Company "B"
Descendants of Jacob Josiah Roberts
Descendants of Jacob Josiah Roberts
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Transcribed by Bobby Jones.
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, D.C. March 13,1877.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 228.380, and to return herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that Jacob J. Roberts was enrolled on the 15th day of August, 1862 at Wheeling, in Co. "B", 12th Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 20th day of August, 1862 at Wheeling, in Co "B", 12th Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war.
On the Muster Roll of Co."B", of that Regiment, for the months of to October 31, 1862, he is reported Corporal, absent at home in Marshall Co. Va. on sick leave from Oct. 20,1862. November and December 1862 present (without remark) He is not reported absent sick or otherwise on return for November 1862. Rolls to April 30th 1863 report him present. May & June 1863 absent. Missing in action at WinchesterJune 14, 1863. A Private reduced to the ranks from Corpl. May 30th, 1863 a fine of ten dollars stopped by order of Major Pierpoint, as per order war Dept. The company was in action as above stated. July & August 1863 same report. September & October 1863 present. So reported to February 29, 1864. March & April 1864, absent in Hospital at Martinsburg since April 29, 1864. Same report to Dec. 31, 1864. January & February 1865 present. March & April 1865 same. Mustered out with the Company June 16, 1865 as a Private. No evidence on rolls or returns of disability November 1862 in this case.
This man was captured at Winchester Va. June 14, 63 paroled at City Point Va. (unable to read) reported at Camp Parole, Md. July 2, 63 and deserted Aug 14, 63, Arrested Sept. 12, 63 in 13th Dist. Ohio and sent to Columbus Ohio Sept. 23, 63. Expenses of Arrest $4.66; there is no record that he was tried by Court Martial on the charge of desertion.
The records of this Office do not show him injured in November 1862.
I am, Sir, very respectfully
Your obediant servant,
S. V. Reujaimir, Assistant Adjutant General
The Commissioner of Pensions,
2240 B.AGO (EB) 1877
State of West Va., County of Marshall, ss
In the matter of the invalid Pension claim of Jacob J. Roberts On this 6th day of Sept. A.D. 1881; personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Amos Griffith aged 37 years, a resident of Liberty Dist. in the County of Marshal, and State of West Va. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares, in relation to the aforesaid case as follows; I was well and personally aquainted, with Ja cob J. Roberts for years before he enlisted in the 12th Reg. W.Va. Vol. Inft have been in swimming with him often and just before his enlistment saw him in a nude state in this section we use no swimming suit but go in the water in a nude state and further I was a member of the same company and reg. was in swimming with him often and saw him in a nude a nude state after his enlistment just prior to November 1862 I know thus know that there was no apperance of rupture until the time specified in his application and that he has been more or less disabled ever since from seeing him frequently in a nude state and some of the times immediately preceding enlistment, I feel confident in testifying that Roberts was entirly free from rupture at enlistment.
Post Office address is Bellton W.Va.
I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in it's prosecution.
Amos Griffith X (his Mark)
(signature a Affiant)
(if Affiant sign by mark two persons who can write sign here)
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
WASHINGTON, D.C. January 15, 1898
Certificate No. 214136
Name, Jacob J. Roberts
In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quartley payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
H Clay Evans
First. Are you married? If so state your wifes full name and her madien name.
Answer. Yes, Hannah Anne Roberts, ??? Sloan
Second. When, Where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Oct. 26, 1872, Green Co. Pa. by Rev. James Bloid
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer.None, But family record.
Forth. Were you previously married? If so please state the name of your former wife and the
date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. Yes, Rachel Griffith, Died July 3rd 1872
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. Sammuel J. born Jan 27, 1862; Henery F. and Mary M. (twins) June 11, 1872; Francis M July 6 1875; Lousia R. Oct. 1877; James W. Dec. 20 1879; Sarah A. May 16, 1882; John A Sept. 11 1884; Lulu B Feb. 14 1887; Thomas C. Nov. 1890.
Jacob J. Roberts(signature)
Date of reply, May 4th, 1898
ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDEDWITH THE APPLICATION
State of West Va.
County of Wetzel ss.
On this 28 day of Sep, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Jacob J Roberts, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 70 years of age, and a resident of New Martinsville county of Wetzel, State of West Virginia; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED in Wheeling under the name of Jacob J Roberts, on thee 15 day of August, 1862 as a private, in Co. B, 12th W.Va. Regiment Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Richmond, Va., on the 16 day of June, 1865
That he also served ____________
That he also 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 6 Inches:
complexion, Fair; color of eyes, Brown; color of hair, lighter; that his occupation was Shoemaker; that he was born Aug 17, 1837, at Moundsville W.Va.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:
Tyler Co. W.Va. 2 yrs., Green Co. Pa. 3 yrs., Wetzel Co. W.Va. 3 yrs., Marshall Co. W.Va. 2 yrs., Tyler Co. W.Va. 18 yrs., Wetzel Co. about 11yrs., P.O. New Martinsville W.Va. That he is ____ a pensioner. That he has ____ heretofore applied for pension certificate No. 214136
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 New Martinsville, County of Wetzel State of West Va.
Jacob J. Roberts (claimant's signature in full)
(1.) JM Stine
(2.) CW Morgan
Also personally appeared J.M. Stine, residing in New Martinsville W.Va. and C.W. Morgan, residing in New Martinsville W. Va., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Jacob J. Roberts, 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 5 years and 3 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.
SUBSCRIBED and sworn to before me this 28th day of Sept, 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 prosection of this claim.
Chas. S Farmer (signature)
Notary Public (Official character)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
ACT OF MAY 11, 1912
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
State of West Va., County of Wetzel
On this 5 day of Sept., A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Jacob J. Roberts who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 75 years of age, and a resident of New Martinsville, county of Wetzel State of West Va.; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling W.Va., under the name of Jacob J Roberts on the 15th day of August, 1862 as a private, in Co. B 12th regiment W.Va., Infantry Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Richmond Va., on the 10th day of June, 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 6 Inches; complexion Fair: color of eyes, brown; color of hair, Light; that his occupation was shoemaker; that he was born August 17, 1837, at Moundsville, Marshall Co. Va. (now West Va.)
That his several places of residence since leaving the service ave been as follows: Tyler Co. W.Va. from 1865 to 1867. Green Co. Pa. from 1867 to 1870. Wetzel Co. W.Va. 1870 to 1872 Tyler Co. W.Va. 1872 to 1876. Marshall Co. W.Va. 1876 to 1880. Tyler Co. W.Va. from 1880 to 1896 Wetzel Co. W.Va. 1896 to 1912
That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 214136.
That he has ____ applied for pension under original No. ______
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 May 11, 1912.
That his pst-office address is New Martinsville, County of Wetzel State of West Va.
Attest:(1) S.W. Kozct???
(2) M.? Murray
Claimant: Jacob J. Roberts
subscribed and sworn to before me this 5 day of Sept., A.D. 1912 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above swearing, including the words___________ erased, and the words_________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
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