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Ancestors of Charles Smallwood

Descendants of Charles Smallwood


Submitted by Marjorie Smallwood.

Cert # 297441, Box #37722

Pensioner Dropped
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Aug 28, 1913
Certificate No. 297441
Class ACT April 19, 1908
Pensioner Margaret Smallwood
Soldier Charles
Service H 12 W.Va Inf.
The Commissioner of Pensions
Sir: I have the honor to report that the name of
the above described pensioner who was last paid at $25 to June ????
has this day been dropped from the roll because of death July 31, 1919
422 E. Main St. Grafton, W. Va.
Very respectfully (unreadable)

Washington January 13, 1884

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions. Charles Smallwood, a Priv. of Company "H", 12th REgiment W.Va. Inft. Volunteers was enrolled on the 11th day of August 1862 at Grafton, 3 yrs and is reported on roll for Sept and Oct. '62 absent at home sick. Subsequent rolls to Feby 29/'64 present. Mar and Apr '64 absent in U.S. hosp at Grafton, W Va since Apr 5/'64. So reported to Apr. 30/'65 Mustered out on individual muster out roll at Grafton, W Va June 3, '65 with remarks mustered out U.S. Genl Hospt. Grafton, W Va. under gen order the 77 C.S.A.C.O?? Nature of sickness, not stated Nor medical center regimental hospital records on company returns a file.

Washington, August 1884

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions. Charles Smallwood a Private of Company H, 12 Regiment West Virginia Volunteers was enrolled on . . ... Nothing additional Regimental Hospital Record are not on file
O. D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General

State of West Virginia, County of Taylor:
     I, Chas. H. Recht, Clerk of the County Court in & for said County & State, notify that the record of births now on file in my office for said County, shows that Roselina Smallwood was born in the 1877 and Minnie C. Smallwood was born May 5, 1877 both were children of Charles & Margaret smallwood. The record shows the birth of no other children to them. Given under my hand & seal of said Court at Grafton this 17th Sept. 1886. Chas. H. Recht

State of West Virginia County of Taylor :
     On this 9th day of February, A.D. One thousand eight hundred and eighty-six: personally appeared before me, a clerk of the Circuit Court, the same being a court of record within and and for the County and State aforesaid, Margaret Smallwood, aged 45 years, who, being sworn according to law, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the pension provided by acts of Congress granting pensions to widows; That she is the widow of Charles Smallwood, who enlisted under the name of Charles Smallwood with the rank of Private in Captain J. H. Bristor's Company "H" of the 12th Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers on the 16th day of August 1862, to serve for the period of three years, and was honorably discharged from the service of the United States, at Grafton in the State of West Virginia on the 3rd day of June 1860, "by reason of disability."
     That her said husband, the said Charles Smallwood, while in the service aforesaid and in the line of his duty contracted hernia (or rupture), injury to ankle and deafness from which he suffered continuously from date of his discharge on the 7th day of December 1885. that she was married under the name of Margaret Vincent to the said Charles Smallwood on the _____ day of August 1855, by John Clark a minister of the gospel, at Pruntytowy in the County of Taylor and State of Virginia, there being no legal barrier to such marriage that she had not been previously married: that hersaid husbank had been previously married to one Mary Giles who died prior to the marriage of the claimant to the said Charles Smallwood, that she has not re-married since the death of her late husband but has to the present date remained his widow; that the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet surviving who were under sixteen years of age at the father's death, to wit:
His by herself.

Zaney Smallwood born February 8th 1871
Lillie Smallwood, born February 25th 1874
Rosie A. Smallwood, born December 14, 1876
Miney C. Smallwood, born January 28th, 1881
George F. Smallwood, born June 20th 1883

That she has not abandoned the support of any of the above-name children, but they are still under her care or maintenance that she has not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion.

That prior application for pension was made in his lifetime by her said deceased husband: that said prior application is designated and known in the files of the Pension Office as Claim for Invalid Pension No. 495937 of Charles Smallwood, Private, Co. "H", 12th Reg. W.Va. Infantry Volunteers," which claim was unsettled and pending at the date of his death.

That she makes this application for the purpose of completing the said claim of her deceased husband and receiving the arrears of peision due him at the date of his death. and for the further purpose of procuring a pension for herself and minor children by reason the death of her said husband being due to his military service. That she hereby appoints William Gray of Palatine, Marion County, West Virginia her attorney to prosecute her claim that her residence is in Taylor County West Virginia; and that her Post Office Address is Pruntytown, Taylor County West Virginia. signed margaretXsmallwood
Attest: Silas Giles
Elizabeth Grove

Also personally approved Silas Giles residing at Pruntytown, W. Va in the County of Taylor and State of West Virginia and Elizabeth Grove residing at Pruntytown in the County of Taylor and State of West Virginia, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to ?ndit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Margaret Smallwood, the claimant make her mark to the foregoing declaration: that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim
Silas Giles
Elizabeth Grove

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of February A.D. 1886: and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration xx , have fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words "sign her name" erased and the words her attorney underlined and transpose interxxxx added; and that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

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State of West Virginia, County of Marion,
In the matter of Pension Claim No. 335.246 of Margaret Smallwood, widow of Charles Smallwood late of Co. "H", 12th Reg. W. Va. Infantry Vols.
     On this 8th day of October A.D. 1890 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid couty, duly authorized to administer oaths, Margaret Smallwood, aged 49 years, the applicant in the above-entitled claim for pension, a resident of booths Creek District in the county of Taylor and State of West Virginia, whose Post Office address if Boothsville, Marion Co., W.Va. well know to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being sworn, declared in relation to aforsaid case as follows:

     I am the applicant named in the above-entitled claim for Widow's Pension.
     I have made diligent inquiry and effort to obtain the most reliable evidence to show the date of my marriage to the above-named soldier, the date of my said husband's death, and the date of birth of each of the following named children of myself and my deceased husband, to wit: Rosa A. Smallwood, Miney C. Smallwood, Fanny Smallwood, George F. Smallwood and Charles F. Smallwood
     That after diligent inquiry and all proper effort, I have failed to secure further or better testimony than that which is now on file with my application for widow's pension N335-246 and dated on the 9th day of February 1886.
     I most respectfully ask, that, the evidence on file with my application dated February 9th 1886, be admitted in my application dated August 10th 1890. and that the same be judicated at once.?
B. Meredith
Ada Meredith


State of West Virginia
county of Taylor
On this 4th day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three personally appeared before me John S Sxxxxxx, Clerk of County Cort; the same being a Court of Record of the County and State aforesaid Charles Smallwood a resident of Taylor County State of West Virginia who being by me duly sworn according to law, on his solemn oath, deposes as follows, to wit:
     I am the identical Charles Smallwood, who was enrolled on the 16th day of August 1862 in Company "H" of the 12 Inf. Reg't of W. Virginia Vol's, commanded by Captain J. H. Bristor and I was honorable discharged at Grafton W. Va and my age is now 63 years. While in the service as afroesaid, andin the line of my duty I recieved the following disability, to wit:
     During a forced march from Bxxxty to xxxlt in Va, I incurred an injury to my ankle. Also incurred a rupture caused by exposure and other hardships of the service and suffer greatly from these disabilities. not able to do hard labor and I xxxx a Pension thereon. Was treated in tent in the xxxx of 1864. did not go to the hospital.
      Since leaving the service I have resided in Taylor Co. W. Va and my occupation has been farmer before my entry into the service aforesaid I was of good sound physical health, being at enrollment a farmer and I am now farming, disable from obtaining my subsistence by manual labor by ....... My Post Office address is Pruntytown County of Taylor State of West Virginia
Charles Smallwood
attest ?.P.Chapin
xxxxx Davy?


On this 15th day of January A.D. 1885 personally appeared before me Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Charles Smallwood aged 66 years, a resident of near Pruntytown in the County of Taylor and State of West Virginia whose Post Office address is Pruntytown, W.Va ........declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
     I was not treated in any Assistant Surgery or Surgeon while in the service except by F. H. Patton Asst. Surgeon of 12th Regt. W.Va Infantry in my quarters in camp at Cumberland MD, about xxxxx winter of 1862 and by Surgeon ______ Sherman, at the xxxx hospital at Grafton W.Va. on____ day of _____ 1864 (winter) to about May 1860 when I was discharged from the service from said "hospital; and that I cannot obtain said surgeon Sherman's affidavit for the reason that said surgeon is dead; and that zzz for xxxxxxaffidavit of said Asst surgeon Patton if possible and file in the case

Charles Smallwood