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ALEXANDER HOBACK, Corporal, Companies "G" & "D"


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Some Descendants of Alexander Hoback

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WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION

State of West Virginia
County of Cabell

     On this 27th day of July AD 1864 personally appeared before me William Merritt Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for said county Mariah Hoback aged 24 years a resident of said County and State. Who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862. That she is the widow of Alexander Hoback who was a Private in Company "D" commanded by Captain Earl W. Shaffer in the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteer Cavalry and acted a Scout to General Averill in the war of 1861.

That her said husband was killed at New London in the County of Campbell and State of Virginia on or about the 17th or 18th day of June 1864 while in the service of the United States.

She further declares that she was married to the said Alexander Hoback in the County of Wayne and State of now West Va on the 13th day of July 1852 by one Rev Anthony Plymale that her name before marriage was Mariah Pyles and that ever since the death of her said husband she has remained a widow.

That during the existence of the aforesaid marriage there were born to her and her said husband the following named children viz:
1- GEORGE ROBERT HOBACK born July 16th 1853
2- LOUISA CHRISTIANA HOBACK born December 2cd 1855
3- MARYANN HOBACK born October 15 1857
4- SARAH ELIZABETH HOBACK born August 16th 1858
5- JOHANA HOBACK born August 2cd 1860

     All of whom are under the age of sixteen years and reside in Cabell County West Virginia.

     She also declares that she has in no manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the Rebellion in the United States. That Charles Mollohan of Gallipolis Ohio is hereby appointed her attorney to prosecute this claim and receive her cetificate when it issues.

     That her Post Office address is Guyandotte Cabell County West Virginia

Mark of MARIAH HOBACK

     Also personally appeared ELISHA BARBOUR and MARY OWENS residents of the County of Cabell and State of West Virginia persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn say that they were present Mariah Hoback make her mark to the foregoing declaration. They further swear that they were acquainted with the said Alexander Hoback deceased in his lifetime and know that he and the said Mariah Hoback lived and cohabitated together as man and wife up to the time when the said Alexander Hoback entered the service and that they were generally recognized as such by their acquaintances and neighbors and their marriage was never questioned known to these affiants. That during the continuation of their marriage there were born to them five children George R. Hoback, Christian Hoback, Maryann Hoback, Sarah E. Hoback & Johnsen Hoback.

Since the death of her said husband the said Mariah Hoback has not married but is still a widow and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be. All the foregoing statements they make of their own personal knowledge and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim,

ELISHA BARBOUR
Mark of MARY OWENS

Personally appeared before me Mariah Hoback the applicant and Elisha Barbour and Mary Owens - the witnesses who subscribed and made oath to their foregoing statements after they were read and fully explained to them and thereby certify that I have no interest in this claim.

Witness my signature on this 27th day of July 1864 and I further certify that I have no Seal of office that the said Circuit Court has no seal that none has been furnished the said Court since the organization of West Virginia.

William Merritt, Clerk of Circuit Court
Cabell County West Va.


Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
April 6th, 1865

Sir:
     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 71247, 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 ALEXANDER HOBACK was enrolled on the 1 day of JANUARY, 1864, at NEW CREEK in Co. "G", 1 Regiment of VA CAVy Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 1st day of JANUARY, 1864, at NEW CREEK, in Co. "G", 1st Regiment of VA CAVy Volunteers, to serve 3 years or during the war. On the Muster out Roll of Co. "G" of that Regiment, DATED NOVEMBER 21st, 1864, he is reported "KILLED IN ACTION AT NEW LONDON W.VA. JUNE 10 1864" REPTd a CORPORAL.
I am, Sir, very repectfully,
     Your obedient servant,
Signature of Assistant Adjutant General (Illegible)


APPLICATION FOR PENSION INCREASE

Affidavit of MARIAH HOBACK, 10 June 1867

State of West Virginia
County of Mason

     On this 10th day of JUNE AD 1867, personally appeared before me JUSTICE OF THE PEACE within and for said county and State MARIAH HOBACK who being by me duly sworn (as the law directs) declares that she is an applicant for the increase of Pension provided by the Second Section of the act of Congress of July 25, 1866 on account of being the mother of the following named children, to-wit: GEORGE R. HOBACK, CHRISTIANIA L. HOBACK, MARY ANN HOBACK, and SARAH E. HOBACK who are the children of ALEXANDER HOBACK her late husband who was a Private in Company "D" of the FIRST Regiment of WVa Inft Volunteers in the war of 1861.

She further swears that she has not married since the death of her said husband nor abandoned the support of any one of their Children under sixteen years of age, nor permitted any one for whom increase is claimed to be adopted by any person or persons and that they are the only legitimate Children of herself and her deceased husband now living.

She further swears that she knows of no Baptismal, or any othsr public record of the birth of her said Children and the best testimony she can offer is THE AFFIDFAVIT OF THE MIDWIVES WHO ATTENDED HER AT THE BIRTHS OF HER SAID CHILDREN.

Mark of MARIAH HOBACK

Witnesses: B. F. D--- and PEYTON NEWMAN, 10 June 1867.


Affidavit of MARY ANN HOBACK

State of West Virginia
County of Wayne

     On this 10 day of June AD 1867 before the undersigned a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE within and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared MARY ANN HOBACK of lawful age, a resident of the county of WAYNE and State of West Virginia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she has been for 14 years past acquainted with the family of ALEXANDER HOBACK deceased, with whom also affiant was well acquainted in his life time, and who at the time of his death was a resident of the county of WAYNE in the state of WEST VIRGINIA; affiant further states THAT SHE well knew GEORGE R. HOBACK, SARAH ELIZABETH HOBACK minor children of the above named ALEXANDER HOBACK deceased by Mrs. MARIAH HOBACK who resides in the county of WAYNE said State of that aforesaid Minor children born at the date and places as follows, to wit:
GEORGE R. HOBACK, BORN JULY 16th 1853 in WAYNE CO WVA
SARAH E. HOBACK BORN AUGUST 16th 1858 in WAYNE CO WVA
which facts of dates and places of births, affiants testifies to from personal knowledge; affiant further states that she was present in the room and was an eye witness to the birth when they took place, and acted as MIDWIFE in the accouchement of the Mother of said Children. Mrs. MARIAH HOBACK who was the accreditated wife of the said ALEXANDER HOBACK deceased and reputed father of the aforesaid minor children and was by him owned and acknowledged as his child; and was so reputed by his friend and neighbors, who was formerly a PRIVATE in Company "D" of the FIRST Regiment of WVA CAV VOLS in the war of 1861, and that affiant has no interest whatsoever in making this affidavit, but does it at the request of SAID MARIAH HOBACK TO ENABLE HER TO PROCURE HER INCREASE OF PENSION DUE HER OWN ACCOUNT OF HER CHILDREN.

Signature of MARY ANN HOBACK
Witnesses: JOHN M. UNDERWOOD and HESTER A. H---

G. NEWMAN, J. P., 10 June, 1867


Affidavit of CHRISTIANA ADKINS

State of West Virginia
County of Wayne

     On this 10th day of JUNE AD 1867, before the undersigned a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE within and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared CHRISTIANA ADKINS of lawful age, a resident of the county of WAYNE and State of WEST VIRGINIA, who being duly sworn according to tlaw, declares that she is and has been for FIFTEEN years past acquainted with the family of ALEXANDER HOBACK deceased, with whom also affiant was well acquainted in his lifetime, and who at the time of his death was a resident of the county of WAYNE in said State of WEST VIRGINIA; affiant further states that she well knew CHRISTIANA L. HOBACK who resides in the county of WAYNE in said State of that the aforesaid Minor child was born at the date and places as follows, to-wit:
CHRISTIANA L. HOBACK BORN DECEMBER 2d 1855 WAYNE COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
which facts of dates and places of births, affiants testifies to from personal knowledge; affiant further states that she was present in the room and was an eye witness to the birth when it took place, and acted as MIDWIFE in the accouchement of the Mother of said Child. Mrs. MARIAH HOBACK who was the accredited wife of the said ALEXANDER HOBACK deceased and reputed father of the aforesaid minor child and was by him owned and acknowledged as his child; and was so reputed by his friend and neighbors, who was formerly a PRIVATE in Company "D" of the FIRST Regiment of WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY VOLS in the war of 1861, and that affiant has no interest whatsoever in making this affidavit, but does it at the request of SAID MARIAH HOBACK TO ENABLE HER TO PROCURE HIS PENSION DUE ON ACCOUNT OF HER CHILDREN.

Mark of CHRISTIANA ADKINS
Witnesses B. F. D--- and PEYTON NEWMAN
G. NEWMAN, J.P., 10 June 1867.


AFFIDAVIT FOR NEIGHBORS AND GENERAL PURPOSE

State of West Virginia
County of Wayne

     In the matter of MARIAH HOBACK.
     On this 28th day of OCTOBER A.D. 1887, personally appeared before me MARIAH HOBACK aged 57 years, a resident of WAYNE COUNTY and STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA... well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
MY FAMILY RECORD IN THE FAMILY BIBLE SHOWS AS FOLLOWS
MARIAH HOBACK WAS BORN NOVEMBER THE 28th 1832.
GEORGE R. HOBACK WAS BORN JULY THE 2?th 1853
LOUISA CHRISTIANA HOBACK WAS BORN NOV 29th 1854
MARY ANN HOBACK WAS BORN SEPT 3d 1856
SARAH E. HOBACK was born AUGUST the 12th 1858
JOANNAH S. HOBACK WAS BORN JULY THE 17th 1860
JOANNAH HOBACK DIED NOV 2nd 1863
GEORGE R. HOBACK DIED SEPT 1888
THEREWITH ENCLOSE THE LEAF TAKEN FROM MY FAMILY BIBLE WHICH I TAKEN OUT OF MY BIBLE WITH MY SISTER AND MY SISTERS HOUSE HAS SINCE BEEN BURNED AND ALSO THE BIBLE.

Post Office is DICKSON, WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

Mark of MARIAH HOBACK
Witnesses: HARRY BLOSS & J. L. BLOSS


DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION AND INCREASE, 14 June 1889

State of West Virginia, County of Wayne, ss.

     On this FOURTEENTH day of JUNE AD 1889, personally appeared before me a CLERK of a Court of record in and for the said County and State aforesaid, MARIA HOBACK, a resident of DICKSON, in the County of WAYNE, and State of W.Va., aged 59 years, who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862; that she is the widow of ALEX. HOBACK who was a PRIVATE in Company "G", commanded by Capt, J. A. BYERS, in the 1 Regiment of W.Va. CAV VOL in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was MARIA PILES, and that she married said ALEX. HOBACK on or about the 18 day of JULY, AD 1852 at LYNN, in the County of WAYNE, and State of W.Va., by ANTHONY PLYMALE.

     She further declares that said ALEX HOBACK, her husband WAS KILLED while in the service of the United States, as aforesaid, at NEW LONDON, in the State of VIRGINIA on or about the 31 day of Dec AD 1864.

     She also declares that she has remained a widow from the death of said ALEX HOBACK, and that she has the following-named children of her deceased huisband, who were under sixteen years of age, at date of soldier's death, who are now living, the dates of whose births are, as given below, to wit:
LOUISA, born Nov 29 1854
MARY A. born Sept 3 1856
ELIZABETH born August 12 1858

She further declares that she has not abandoned the support of any one of the children above named, nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any person or persons; that they are the only legitimate children of herself and the deceased; and that she has not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the Rebellion in the United States.

     Her Post Office is DICKSON, WAYNE CO WVA

     Andshe hereby constitutes and appoints J. W. FLENNER & CO of Washington, D.C., her Attorneys, to present and prosecute this claim, and to do any other act or thing necessary or that she might do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby countermanding all former authority that may have been given for the above specified purpose.

Mark of MARIAH HOBACK

     Also appeared me SAMUEL BLANKENSHIP and JENNIE ADKINS, residents of WAYNE County and State of West Virginia to me well known as credible persons, who, being duly sworn, declare that they were present and saw said MARIAH HOBACK sign her name to the foregoing declaration; and that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and know that said deceased recognized said applicant as his lawful wife, and that she was so recognized in the community in which they resided; and they further declare that they know the fact that she has not abandoned the support of any of the said children, and that her statement in reference to the same is true to their personal knowledge, and that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Signature of SAMUEL BLANKENSHIP; mark of JENNIE ADKINS
Witnesses THOMAS HARRISON & BOSTIE BRUMFIELD
14 June 1889, JAMES P. WILLMAN, Clerk


CLAIMANT'S TESTIMONY, 8 Sept 1889

State of WEST VIRGINIA, County of WAYNE, ss:
     In the matter of the application for WIDOW'S Pension No --- of MARIAH HOBACK, personally comes the claimant, who, being first sworn on oath, says SHE CANNOT FURNISH A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE ON ACCOUNT OF THE RECORDS OF MARRIAGES, DEATHS & BIRTHS BEING DESTROYED DURING THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. SHE FURTHER STATES THAT ANTHONY PLYMALE A BAPTIST MINISTER AUTHORIZED TO CELEBRATE THE RITES OF MATRIMONY MARRIED HER TO THE SOLDIER ALEXANDER HOBACK JULY 18th 1852 IN WAYNE COUNTY BUT IS NOW DEAD AND HIS EVIDENCE CANNOT BE PROCURED.

My Post Offfice address is DICKSON, county of WAYNE, State of WEST VIRGINIA

Mark of MARIAH HOBACK
Witnesses, AARON THOMSON & WM HARTRO

     Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8 day of SEPTEMBER 1889. The affiant is the person SHE represents HERSELF to be, and a credible witness. I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted HER with its contents before SHE executed the same. I am not interested in this claim. Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written. JOHNSON FRY, Notary Public


AFFADAVIT FOR NEIGHBORS AND GENERAL PURPOSE, 9 Sept 1889

State of WEST VIRGINIA, County of WAYNE, ss:
     In the matter of BACK PAY AND BOUNTY OF MARIAH HOBACK WIDOW OF ALEXANDER HOBACK.      On this 9 day of SEPTEMBER, AD 1889, personally appeared before me DAVID H. LUTHER aged 66 years, a resident of SHOALS WAYNE CO. WVa well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
I AM WELL ACQUAINTED WITH CLAIMANT MARIAH HOBACK AND WAS ALSO WITH HER HUSBAND ALEXANDER HOBACK IN HIS LIFETIME AND WAS ACQUAINTED WITH THEM BEFORE AND AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE AND AT THE TIME OF THEIR MARRIAGE I WAS PRESENT AND SAW THEM MARRIED BY ANTHONY PLYMALE A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL WHO WAS AUTHORIZED TO SOLOMNIZE THE RITES OF MATRIMONY.
     MY Post Office is SHOALS WAYNE COUNTY W.Va AND I ruther declare that HAVE no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.
Signed DAVID H. LUTHER


AFFADAVIT FOR NEIGHBORS AND GENERAL PURPOSE, 4 Dec 1889

State of West Virginia, County of WAYNE, ss:

     In the matter of MARIAH HOBACK WIDOW OF ALEXANDER HOBACK
     On this 4th day of DECEMBER AD 1889, personally appeared before me JANE ADKINS aged SIXTY years, a resident of WAYNE COUNTY and MARGARET HARVY aged 22 years, a resident of WAYNE COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn, declartes in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

JANE ADKINS STATES THAT THE SAID ENCLOSED LEAF TAKEN OUT OF THE BIBLE CONTAINING THE FAMILY RECORDS OF ALEXANDER HOBACK'S FAMILY. SHE FURTHER STATES THAT HER HOUSE AND THE FAMILY BIBLE WAS BURNED AND FURTHER THE DEPONENT SAITH NOT... JANE ADKINS

MARGARET HARVY STATES THAT THE HOUSE OF JANE ADKINS WAS BURNED AND ALSO THE BIBLE ABOVE DESCRIBED WAS BURNED THEREIN. AND FURTHER THE DEPONENT SAITH NOT... MARGARET HARVY

Post Office is DICKSON, WAYNE CO WVA


PENSIONER DROPPED

United States Pension Agency,
Washington, D.C.
Sept 18, 1902

Certificate No. 47262
Class WIDOW
Pensioner MARIAH HOBACK
Soldeir ALEXANDER HOBACK
Service PVT, G, 1 WVa Vols

The Commissioner of Pensions.
SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to 4 June 1902 has been dropped because of DEATH JULY 23 1902

Signed by US Pension Agent (Illegible)


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