Transcribed by Patricia Sexton.

Hospital Statement

I hereby certify that I am claimant for Pension No. 728743. I was late a member of Company I. 1st Regiment W Va Cav. Volunteers, and the following is a full, true, and correct statement of all treatment received by me while in the service of the United States, to the best of my recollection:
I was treated for the mumps at General Hospital Cumberland, Md about Jan or Feb 1862. I was in the Hospital at York Pa. about Sept 1864 for fever and Ague and yellow jander. I was also treated for Rheumatism, Liver complaint and General disability by Dr. Gray of Wind Ridge Pa about the spring of 1865 or 66 after discharge. I was Doctored by Dr. Porter of Harveys Pa during 1865 or 1866 for Rheumatism Liver complaint and janders and general disabilities. Also by Dr. J. T. Imis of Wind Ridge Pa. now of Waynesburg Pa. for general disability during the years of 1875 to 1880. I was then Doctored by John M. Murry of Wind Ridge Pa for general disability from 1880 to 1889. And also by Dr. Patterson of Harveys Pa during summer 1889.
Given this Sixteenth day of December 1889, and I further state that my Post Office address is Harveys County of Greene State of Pennsylvania

D. W. Sollars (signed)

For Officer's or Comrade's Testimony

I, Peter Fry, a resident of White Collage in the county of Greene, State of Penna, late private of Company I of the first Regiment W Va Cav on oath, depose and say, that I was well acquainted with Daniel W. Sollars late a private in company I of the first Regiment W. Va. Cav. of the war of 1861: that at the time of his enlistment, said claimant was a sound man and while in the military service of the United States in the line of his duty, and without fault or improper conduct of his own, on or about the Thirtieth day of January 1862, at New Creek in the state of W Va, Said applicant was sent to the hospital at Cumberland MD with the mumps at about Sept 1864 the Said claimant was sent to the hospital at York Penna with Rheumatism and ague.
I know these facts from being present with the Company and I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of this claim for pension

Peter Fry (signed)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Fourth day of February, 1890 at my office in the county of Greene State of Penna. I certify that I am disinterested, that the affiant is to me well known, and is respectable, and worthy of full credit as a witness, and that the contents of this affidavit were made known to him before executing.

J.G. Morris (signed)

Declaration for Invalid Pension
Claim No. 728743
Daniel W. Sollars

On 15 Sept 1894, Daniel W. Sollars, 50 years old and a resident of Harveys, Greene Co, PA, appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Greene Co., PA. He declared that he was the identical Daniel W. Sollars who was enrolled on the 18th of Nov 1861 in Co. I, 1st W. Va. Cav. in the War of the Rebellion and was honorably discharged at Camp Russell, W. Va on the 5th of Dec. 1864. He claimed that he was unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of injury to left knee. His post office address was Harveys, Greene Co, PA.

signed by D.W. Sollars
witnessed by A. B. Teagarten and Lineas Auld

Certificate No. 908934
Daniel W. Sollars
July 4th 1898

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898

Pension questionaire
Daniel W. Sollars
Harveys, Greene Co., Pa
Are you married? - yes - Mary A. Messenger
When, where, and by whom? - Dec 10th 1870 Richhill Twp. Rev. C. K. Stillwagon
What record of marriage exists? - Living Witnesses
Were you previously married? - yes - Hannah A. Bogard Richhill Twp Apr 21st 1870
Have you any children living? - yes - John H., Born March 24th 1878.

Daniel W. Sollars (signed)

Declaration For Pension
Pension certificate No. 908934

In his application for a pension, dated 21 May 1912, Daniel W. Sollars swore before a Justice of the Peace that he was 68 years of age and a resident of West Finley, Greene county, Pennsylvania and that he was the identical person who was enrolled at Wheeling, West Virginia under the name of D. W. Sollars on the 18 day of November 1861 as a Private in Co. I, First West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry and was honorably discharged at Russell, West Virginia the fifth day of December 1864. He stated that his height was 5' 11", complexion dark, eyes gray, hair color dark. He was born 10 January 1844 at Harveys, Greene Co., Pennsylvania. He made this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912. His post office address was West Finley, Washington Co., Pennsylvania.

Daniel W. Sollars (signed)
witnessed by
J. H. Sollars (signed)
M. A. Sollars (signed)

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C.
January 2, 1915

Pension questionaire
Certificate No. 908 934
Daniel W. Sollars
West Finley, PA

Date and place of birth? - Born January 12th 1844 Wind Ridge, Pa.
Name of organization in which you served? - First Va. Cavalry
What was your post office at enlistment - Wind Ridge, Pa.
State your wife's full name and maiden name - Mary A. Sollars, Miss Mary A. Messenger
When, where, and by whom were you married? - Married December 10th 1879 at her Fathers Residents Rysons Station, Pa. Minister C.K. Stillwagon
Were you previously married? -Was previously married to Miss Hannah Bogard Wheeling, Va. April 7th 1863. Her death occured at my residents April 21st 1870.
Are you now living with your wife? - My wife + I live together.
State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead - One son John H. Sollars Born March 24th 1878.

Daniel W. Sollars (signed)
March 15th 1915

State of Pennsylvania
County of Greene

I, Lindsey K. Auld age 53 Years. Post Office address is West-Finley, Penna. R. D. #2
Being a neighbor of Daniel W. Sollars of Company I, 1st West Va. Cav. and that I am also acquainted with Mary A. Sollars the Claimant in this case under claim #1171510. And that I was present at the time of the death of Daniel W. Sollars which death took place on February 7th 1921.

Linsey K. Auld (signed)

Pensioner Dropped
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Mar 8 1921
Certificate No. 908 834

Daniel W. Sollars
Co., "I" 1 W. Va. Cav.

I have the honor to report that the name of the above described pensioner who was last paid at $50, to Jan 4, 1921 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death. Feb 1921.

Very respectfully,
W. (illegible)

Declaration For Widow's Pension
State of Pennsylvania, County of Greene

On this 17 day of March, 1921, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mary H. Sollars, who, being duly sworn by me according to law, declares that she is 77 years of age and that she was born Aug 28, 1843.
That she is the widow of Daniel W. Sollars, who enlisted November 18, 1861 at Wheeling, West Virginia, under the name of Daniel W. Sollars as a Private, in Company I, West Virginia volunteer Cavalry and was honorably discharged December 5, 1864, having served ninety days or more, or was discharged for or died in service of a disability incurred in the service and in the line of duty, during the Civil War.
That she was married to said soldier December 10th, 1870, under the name of Mary H. Messinger, at Rymons Station Greene County, Penna. by Reverand Stillwagon; that she had not been previously married; that he had been previously married to Hannah A. Bogard in 1863, April 7th. Died April 21, 1870.
That said soldier died March 7, 1921, at West Finley, Penna. R.D. that she was not divorced from him; and that she has not remarried since his death.
The following are the ONLY children of the soldier under sixteen years of age, who are now living-NONE She has not heretofore applied for pension....the number of his pension certificate being 908-934.

Mary A. Sollars (signed)
West Finley, Penna R.D. #2

M. E. Ealy, Justice of the Peace

witnessed by
Hobart Auld
West Finley, PA
L.K. Auld
West Finley, PA

Submitted by Joe Basinger.

Waynesburg Republican, January - March, 1871.
SOLLERS-MESSENGER - Dec. 10, 1870, at Ryerson's Station, J. Westly Sollers and Miss Mary Ann Messenger. May Westly be happy in the enjoyment of his Messenger - and may their copies increase - and their type be clear - and may they never have trouble with the Devil.

1910 mircode PA.
Daniel W Sollars
Age: 66 State: PA
Color: W Enumeration District: 0116
Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0158
County: Greene
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Wife Mary A 66, Pennsylvania
Son John H 32, Pennsylvania

Sollars Daniel W. I 1 West Virginia Cavalry. Private Private 507 11 3381 Union the Shenandoah, he saw much active service.

From Dorothy Hennen's Vol II, Greene Co., Cemeteries; Richhill & Gray Townships:
Page 788

Sollars Cemetery

If you go to Graysville, Pa and turn up Ackley Creek RD. and follow it to the county line there will be a road on the right that is called Enon Church RD. on your left will be a large white house well kept up. The cemetery is on the right where Enon Church Rd and Ackley Creek Rd meet. It can not be seen from the road. The best way to access it is to turn up Enon Church Rd and you will see a small cottage on the right, to the right of the cottage is a path going up the hill and it is up on top of the hill.

Sollars, James B. d. 12-8-1848, aged 19 days
...Mary E. d. 10-8-1846, aged 5 yr, 7 mo, 19 da
...Levi B. b. 4-6-1850 d. 6-2-1865 - Co.K, 49th Vol. Inf. Pa.
...Elizabeth d. 8-25-1889, aged 64 yr., 27 da
...Levi d. 4-25-1892, aged 82 yr., 8 da - Co. C. 18th Pa. Cav.
...D. W. b. 1-22-1844 d. 1-7-1921 - Tombstone Photo
...Mary A. Messenger b 8-28-1843 d. 4-23-1925 - w/o D. W. Sollars
...Hannah A. Bogard b. 2-5-1845 d. 4-21-1870 - w/o D. W. Sollars
...Margaret A. b. 8-14-1853 d. 6-18-1854
...Infant son of L. & E. b. & d. 7-29-1830
...Infant son of L. & E. b. & d. 9-23-1862

Knieriem, William aged 74 (or 71) yrs. - Co. E, 24th Ill. Infry

Burns, Infant d/o James & Sarah d. 12-1-1868
...James H. - d. 2-12-1876, aged 17 yrs.,1da - s/o William & Lucinda Burns
...Elizabeth - d. 5-23-1839, aged in her 29th yr. - wife of Alexander Burns
...William L. - d. 6-2-1863 aged 27 yr, 9 mo, 24 days

Hitchcock, Leroy M. - d. 5-14-1876, aged 1 yr. 7 mo. 18 da - s/o David & Lucinda

Descendants of Levi Sollars

Generation No. 1

1. LEVI1 SOLLARS was born April 17, 1810, and died April 25, 1892 in Sollars cemetery, Greene Co., Pa.. He married ELIZABETH BURNS, daughter of JAMES BURNS and ELIZABETH JOHNSON. She was born July 28, 1825, and died August 25, 1889.


i. DANIEL WESTLEY2 SOLLARS, b. January 22, 1844; d. January 07, 1921; m. (1) HANNAH BOGARD; b. February 05, 1845; d. April 21, 1870; m. (2) MARY ANN MESSENGER, December 10, 1870, Ryerson's Station; b. July 28, 1843, Morgan Twp., Green County Pa.; d. May 23, 1925.
iii. LEVI BRITAM SOLLARS, b. April 06, 1850; d. June 02, 1865.
iv. EMMA S SOLLARS, b. September 08, 1855; d. August 08, 1943; m. DENNIS IAMS; b. 1857, Green county, Pennsyvania; d. August 22, 1930.