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History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia
Compiled and written by J. H. Newton, G. C. Nichols, and A. G. Sprankle, 1879; page 410.

     JOHN GOUDY, farmer, was born in Washington county, Pa., in Removed to Brooke county with his parents in 1807. In 1812, he married Rebecca Morgan, and had a family of three children. Moved to Wheeling in 1848. From the latter place he removed to Marshall county, in 1869. William M. Goudy, his son, served three years and three months in the rebellion. He was a member of the First West Virginia Infantry.



Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin

Washington June 22, 1886
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
William M Goudy, a Private of Co. "G", 1st Regiment West Va. Inf. Volunteers, was enrolled on the 23 day of Sept. 1861, at Ohio Co, Va for 3 years, and is reported on muster rolls from enrollment to Oct. 31 1864, present.
Mustered out with Co. as Corp'l at Wheeling, West Va, Nov. 26, 1864. Returns for March, May, july and Sept. 1864 do not report him about Regimental Hospital Records show him treated May 31, June 1, 64 for "Diarrhora", Aug 4 & 5 by "Fever" - Aug 24 to 26 by "Diarrhoea", Nov 10 by "Tonsilitis"

Thomas Ward, Asst Adjt.Genl.


Certificate No 333737
Name Wm M Goudy
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 1898

In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.

Very respectfully signed ______Evans, commissioner

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wif'es full name & her maiden name.
Answer. Yes Annie R Goudy, Jones

Second. When, where and by whom were you married?
Answer. Nov 28, 1867 near Limestone by Rev Garrett Jones

Third. What record of marriage exists?
3 children
(two lines ran together - answer no)

Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, state their names and the dates of their birth.
Anwer. Effie M born 5 May 1870, Harry H Goudy born Sept 21, 1874

Date of reply 4 June, 1898
Signed William M Goudy


Dept of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions

Sir: Please answer at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the enclosed envelope, which requires no stamp

Very respectfully, GMSaetzgaby? Commissioner.
William M. Goudy
Moundsville, W.Va.
333737     Act May

No 1. Date & Place of birth?
Answer. Oct 6? 1840, Ohio Co, West Va

The name of organization in which you served?
Answer. First West Va infty Co G

No 2. What was your p.o. at enlistment?
Answer. Wheeling, West Va

No 3. State your wife's full name & her maiden name.
Answer. Annie R Goudy, Jones

No 4. When,where and by whom were you married?
Ans 28 Nov 1867 by Rev G. Jones

No 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage?
Answer. Certificate

Skips to "and the date & place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service and if so give name of the organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands. Ans. NO"

No 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a seperation?
Answer. She is dead.

No 9. State the names & dates of birth of all your children, living or dead
Answer. Effie M Goudy was born May 5 1871 living
Harry H Goudy was born Sept 21 1874 living
Edmund W Goudy was born Feb 21, 1877 Dead

Date March 18, 1915
Signed William M Goudy


Act May 1, 1920
Declaration for Pension
State of West Virginia County of Marshall

On this 24 day of July 1920, personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid William M Goudy, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 79 years of age and a resident of Moundsville, R.D #1, county of Marshall, State of West Virginia and that he is the identical person who enrolled at Wheeling, West Virginia, under the name William M goudy on 23 of Sept, 18-- as a Private in Co "G", First W.Va Volunteer Infantry in the servuce of the US in the Civil War and was Honorably Discharged at Cumberland, MD on 26 Nov. 18--. That he served in no other service.
That he was not employed in the military or navel service of the US otherwise than as stated above. That his description at enlistment was as follows: Height 5 ft. 6 in, complexion Fair, color eyes black, color hair, Sandy, that his occupation was carpenter, that he was born Oct 9, 1840 at Short Creek, Ohio Co, Virginia.
State nature of disability. Pensioner is now total invalid and needs attention of attendant all the time.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service has been as follows: Moundsville, WVa RD1, all time, except 3 years in Moundsville, WV (do not know number)
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the US under provisions, the act of May 1, 1920. The attesting & identifying witnesses: Nellie Jones, Bellaire, OH

Irene A Burton, Moundsville, WV
William M Goudy (X His mark) Moundsville, WV RD#1

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of July 1920 and I here certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim Declaration accepted as a claim under Sec 2, act of May 1, 1920 Chief Law Div.

Signed Charles C Parrigay, Notary Public for Marshall Co, West Virginia
My Commission expired April 24, 1924


(3-1081) Drop Report - Pensioner
Dept of Interior, Bureau of Pension
William M Goudy, Moundsville, WV #333737, Act May 1920, RR1, Marshall
Group 3
Sept 15, 1921
Check No 2382566 - $150
" " 15228-B 287.47
Dated Sept 4 and Sept 6, 1921 Section 7 returned by postmaster with information that the above-described pensioner died July 28, 1921 has been canceled. per E.E. Miller, Disbursing Clerk

The name of the above described pensioner who was last paid at the_______50 per month to June 4, 1921 has this day been dropped ____________cause of death July 28, 1921

O. J. Randall, Chief, Finance Division