WILLIAM M. GOUDY
History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia
Compiled and written by J. H. Newton, G. C. Nichols, and A. G. Sprankle, 1879; page 410.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE #537.162
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.
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
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?
(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
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
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?
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
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
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
FINANCE DIVISION Sept 22, 1921
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