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LEWIS LENNOX, Company "B"


NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
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Transcribed by Laurie Birks Dean from file provided by Linda Fluharty.


General Affidavit.

State of Pennsylvania
County of Washington}SS.
     In the matter of Lewis Lennox on this 31st day of March, 1881; personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the Courts in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths James Molden aged 56 years, a resident of Washington in the County of Washington, and State of Pennsylvania, whose Post Office address is Washington, Penna. and George Klinefelter aged 39 years, a resident of Washington in the County of Washington, and State of Pennsylvania, and whose Post office address os Washington, Penna. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:

In the Spring of 1863 shortly after recovering from Typhoid fever, said Lewis Lennox was prostrated by hemorrhoids, that he was treated for the same by the regimental surgeons whose whereabouts we are now unable to learn, affiants know further, that the Hemorrhoids continued after discharge of claimant, from service. The facts stated are personally known to the affiants by reason of being with the command at the time disability was contracted, James Molden further states that he gained his knowledge from personal examination of the Hemorrhoids, his attention being called to the case by the claimant, the claimant not knowing his ailment. Said Molden being afflicted in the same way for years himself prior to the war. Said Klinefelter states that he heard frequent complaints from applicant at different time while in the service, and further said Molden and Klinefelter state that they have heard applicant make frequent complaints and know that he has suffered from same since the war.

Lewis Lennox, James Molden, and George H. Klinefelter were members of Co. "B"1st Reg't. of West Va. Cavalry. Discharged on or about 16th July 1865

James (X) Molden
G. H. Klinefelter
(Signatures of Affiants)

J. J. Jordan
Work Hughes, Jr.
(Affiants sign by mark two persons who can write sign here.)


General Affidavit.
State of Pennsylvania, County of Washington}SS.
     In the matter of Lewis Lennox, applicant for Original Pension No. 298,339.      On this ......day of December, 1881; personally appeared before me a Clerk of Orphan's Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths David Hall aged about 55 years, a resident of Washington, and State of Pennsylvania, 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 have been acquainted with Lewis Lenox (applicant for Original Pension No. above) for about twenty years, have known him to be seriously afflicted with Piles and Weat eyes since the close of war, and have been with him frequently since his discharge from service and have seen bleeding hemorrhage or Piles. Have worked for him when he was unable to do his own labor on account of Pile disability. I have worked for said Lenox at close intervals yearly & monthly since the war and know from observation that he has the regular "bleeding Piles" and is disabled about 3/4 of the time since I knew him.

Post Office address is Washington, Washington Co., Penna. and I further declare that I no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

David Hall
(Signature of Affiant)


General Affidavit.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Washington}ss.

     In the matter of Pension Claim of Lewis Lennox No. 298339 on this 20th day of April, 1882; personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the Orphan's Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Lewis Lennox aged 39 years, a resident of Washington in the County of Washington and State of Pennsylvania and whose Post Office address is Washington County of Washington, Pa. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, delcare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That is claimant in the above named case; that he has been asked to repeat the affidavits of James Moulden and G. H. Klinefelter; that he has secured the affidavit of James Moulden, but cannot furnish the affidavit of said Klinefelter for the reason that he cannot find him, he, Klinefelter, having left this place where he has been living and affiant does not know where he is, affiant obtained what he supposed was the address of said Klinefelter but can get no word from him by letter, affiant does not know where said Klinefelter is and has no means of communication with him; affiant corresponded with the two surgeons named in the communication herewith returned and herewith submits their replies; they (said surgeons) were members of 1st W. Va. Infantry (so claimant has been informed) but he, claimant, does not think that said surgeons were ever connected with 1st W. Va. Cav. Company "B" of which claimant was a member, affiant was never treated by said surgeons as he recollects. Claimant herewith submits the best evidence he can obtain of disability while in said service and asks for further information if this is not satisfactory.

Lewis Lennox
(Signature of Affiant.)


Declaration For Pension.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Washington, SS:
     On this 27th day of May, on thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Lewis Lennox who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 70 years of age, and a resident of Washington, county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling, W. Va., under the name of Lewis Lennox, on the 6th day of August, 1861, as a private, in Co. B, 1st Reg. Virginia Mounted Volunteers, in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at near Cumberland, Md., on the 31st day of December, 1863. That he also served by re-enlistment as bugler in Co. B, 1st Reg. W. Va., Cav., January 1st, 1864, and was discharged July 8, 1865, by reason of muster out of Company. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:

Height, 5 feet 6 inches;
Complexion, light;
Color of eyes, hazel;
Color of hair, dark;
Occupation was laborer;
Born, May 10, 1842 at Beallsville, Pa.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Washington County, Pa.

That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 234,171.

That his post-office address is Washington, county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania.

Lewis Lennox
(Claimant's signature in full.)

Sworn and subscribed to me this 27th day of May, 1912........


Affidavit For Commissioned Officer or Comrade.

State of Pennsylvania
County of Washington}SS:
     In the pension claim of Lewis Lennox personally came before me, Clerk Orphans Court in and for aforesaid County and State, H. P. Boon late a Capt. in company "B" of the 1st Regiment of W. Va. Cav. Volunteers, and now a resident of Washington County of Washington State of Pa. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in the aforesaid case as follows:

     That Lewis Lennox late a pvt. in company "B" of the 1st Regiment of W. Va. Cav. Volunteers of the war of 1861, while in the military service of the United States, in the line of duty, and without fault or improper conduct of his, on or about Sept. or Oct. 1862 at near Bull Run in the State of Va. contacted Typhoid Fever and chronic diarrhea form hard service, exposure and bad water! That the fever caused an affection (infection) of the eyes and the diarrhea combined with subsequent exposure in April or May 1863, resulted in Piles.

     And I further certify that I am disinterested, and that I make the above statement from personal knowledge, having been present at said times and places.

H. P. Boone
(Affiant sign here.)

W. McB Perrin
John S. Marguis, Jr.
(Names of witnesses.)


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