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Declaration for Pension

State of Pennsylvania,
County of Washington} SS.

     On this 1st day August, one thousand nine hundred and ten, personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Robert Allison, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 71 years of age, and a resident of Donegal Township county of Washington, State of Pa.; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling, W. Va. under the name of Robert Allison, on the 6th day of August, 1861, as a private, in Co. "B", First Reg. Mounted W. Va. Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil War, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at New Creek Sta., Va., on the 31st day of December, 1863.

That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:

Height, 5 feet 10 inches          Complexion, fair
Color of eyes, blue                    Color of hair, dark
Occupation, farmer
That he was born Jan. 15, 1839, at Washington Co., Pa.

     That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:

West Finley & Donegal Townships, and E. Finley Twp., Washington Co., Pa.

     That he is now a pensioner. Certificate No. 695,443.
     That his post-office address is Claysville, R. F. D. 6, county of
Washington, State of Pa.

Robert Allison
(Claimant's Signature in full)

W. W. Mustard
Wm. Willson

     Also personally appeared W. W. Mustard, residing in Claysville, Pa. and William Willson, residing in Claysville, Pa., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Robert Allison, the claimant, sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 12 years and 10 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.

W. W. Mustard
William Willson
(Signatures of Witnesses)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of August, 1910.......

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions

Washington, D. C., January 2, 1915.

Robert Allison,
Claysville, PA.
R. D. 6

No. 1. Date and place of birth? Answer. Born in East Finley, Wash. Co. Dec. 30, 1841
     The name of the organizations in which you served. Answer. Co. B. First West Virginia Cavalry Vol.
No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer. East Finley
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name. Answer. Sarah Elizabeth Scott
No. 4. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer. Mar. 22, 1871, at East Finley by Rev. Morgan Filton
No. 5. Is there any official or church record of you marriage? No
No. 6. Were you previously married? Answer. Never married but the one time.
No. 7. Was you present wife previously married? Answer. She never was married.
No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation? Answer. She has been dead 27 years.
No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all you children, living or dead. Answer.

Forest Wilson Allison born Dec. 27, 1871
George William Allison born Oct. 3, 1873
Mary Catharine Allison born June 1, 1883

none dead

Date: March 24, 1915
Robert Allison

Application for Reimbursement

State of Pennsylvania
County of Washington}SS:
     On this 15th day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mary Malone aged thirty-two years, a resident of Donegal Township, County of Washington, State of Pennsylvania, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain reimbursement from the accrued pension for expenses paid (or obligation incurred) in the last sickness and burial of Robert Allison, who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate No. 695443, on account of the service of Robert Allison in Company B, 1 Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry. That pension was last paid to October 4th, 1915.

1. What was the full name of the deceased pensioner? Robert Allison
2. In what capacity was decedent pensioned? Invalid soldier
3. a) Was he ever married? yes
     b) How many times, and to whom? once to Sarah Elizabeth Scott
     c) If married, did his wife survive him? no
     d) If so, is she still living? --
     e) If not living, give full names and dates of death of all wives. Nov. 26, 1887, Sarah Elizabeth
     f) Was he ever divorced? no

4. Did pensioner leave a child under 16 years of age? no
5. Is any such child still living? no
6. Were any sick or death benefits paid on pensioner's account? none
7. Was there insurance in force on life of pensioner at time of death? no

Claysville, Penn. Apr. 3rd, 1916 Mr. Robert Allison

To H. H. Brownlee, Dr.
Furniture and Undertaking

Nov. 9, 1915,  	4 Carriages @ $4.00  	$16.00
Nov. 9, 1915, 	Casket                  $105.00
		Embalming                $10.00
		Shirt-Collar and Tie      $1.65
Jan. 8, 1916	By Cash			 $66.83
	   (Paid for by Forest Allison)  $50.82
County Treasurer
Washington, Pennsylvania.


     To aid in the adjudication of a claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred to the last sickness and burial of Robert Allison, who died Nov. 8, 1915, in Donegal Township, Washington county, Pa., and was buried in Fair Mount Cemetery by H. H. Brownlee, undertaker of Claysville, Pa., and who was pensioned by Inv. Cert. 695,443, on account of service in Co. B, 1 W. Va. Cav. kindly furnish a report showing whether any part of said expenses has been or will be paid by your county, and is so, the amount and to whom is has been or will be paid.
     The enclosed envelope for your reply does not require postage. Very respectfully,