ADAM EMERY, Company "B"

and his father,

WILFORD EMERY, Company "H" (or "F") 3 Month 1st West Virginia Infantry

National Archives Pension File

Purchased and transcribed by Linda Fluharty.

     Adam Emery died of "dropsy" 14 Jan 1866. Wilford Emery, the father of Adam Emery, filed a pension claim, based on the service of Adam in the Civil War. Wilford's claim was rejected because he was already getting a pension for his own service in the war. - Wilford was in Company "H" of the 1st West Virginia Infantry - (See Conflicts in Records for info about companies "F" & "H"), organized for 3 months, May-Aug 1861. He is found in Appendix A (Company "F") of the regimental history book presented at http://www.lindapages.com/wvcw/1wvi/1wvi.htm.

     Following his service in the 1st Infantry, Wilford Emery served in the Marshall County Militia. Wilford did receive an Invalid pension, Application #973621; Certificate #712297. In 1913, his widow, Mary M. filed for a Widow's pension - Application #1004.091; Certificate #760.637.

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C., July 8, 1864

Southern Division.
Inv Orig No. 514930
Adam Emery

Sir:      It is alleged that ADAM EMERY enlisted Feby 19th, 1864 and served as a PRIVATE in Co. B, 1st Reg't WVA INFTY. It is also alleged that on or about JANY 14th HE DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF DROPSY.

Andrew Davidson, Commissioner

Declaration for Dependent Father's Pension
Act of June 27, 1890

State of W. Va., County of RITCHIE, ss:
     On the 24 day of MARCH, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety-ONE personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, WILFORD EMERY aged 70 years, a resident of the town of GOFF'S County of RITCHIE, State of W.Va., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the father of ADAM EMERY who enlisted under the name of ADAM EMERY, at WHEELING, WVA, on the 19th day of FEB, 1864 PRIVATE "B" 1st W.VA. VOLS in the War of the Rebellion,who died at GLENEASTON, on or about 14 day of JANUARY, 1866, from the effects of DROPSY IN CHEST incurred at CANNOT SAY TIME NOR DATE - BUT WAS CAUSED BY BEING IN WAR.
That said son left neither widow, nor child under sixteen years of age, surviving. That declarant was married to the mother of said son on the THIRD day of APRIL 1840 IN GREENE CO PA, by John Lenard and that she deid 14 JANUARY, 1879, at WHITE PINE, W.VA. That he is without other present means of support than his own manual labor, or the contributions of others not legally bound for his support. That he has applied ..... application being 973621. 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 June 27, 1890. He hereby appoints Milo B. Stevens & Co Washington. DC, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim and agrees to allow them a fee of ten dollars ($10). That his post office address is GOFF'S, County of RITCHIE State of W.VA.

Witnesses: W. H. Moore & M. C. Taylor

Act of June 27, 1890
War of the Rebellion
Dependent FATHERS Pension

Claimant, Wilford Emery
P.O. Hazelgreen
County, Ritchie, State, W.Va.
Soldier, Adam Emery
Rank, Private, Co B.
Regiment, 1 W. Va. Vol. Cav.

Recognized attorney: Travis and Brown, Crawfordsville, Ind.


(A note says, "Called up by Hon. Warren Miller Feb 10 - 1898.")

Rejection March 8, 1898, H. B. Whitney, Examiner.
He being in receipt of $12 per month as an Invalid pensioner under Act of June 27, 1890 Ct. 712.297 since prior to date of filing claim as dependent father.

Important Dates
Enlisted Feb 17, 1864
Discharged July 8, 1865
Died about Jan 14, 1866
Declaration filed March 31, 1891.
Invalid application filed NONE BY SOLDIER.
Death of Mother Jan 14, 1879

Incidental Matter.
Submitted for rejection on the ground that claimant - now draws a pension of $12 per month under the act of June 27 - 1890 Cert. No. 712297 Co H. (? - See Conflicts in records) W.Va. Vol. Inf. Other points not considered....... (next page missing.)