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CW Pension & Widow Papers for Terrance and Sarah (Fusee) Martin, Greenwood Twp., St. Clair Co., MI

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CW Pension & Widow Papers for Terrance and Sarah (Fusee) Martin, Greenwood Twp., St. Clair Co., MI

Posted: 9 Mar 2004 7:20AM GMT
Classification: Pension
Edited: 26 Apr 2004 7:29AM GMT
Surnames: Martin, Fusee
Pension Papers for Terrance Martin
Terrance Martin is my Great-Great-Great Grandfather
Widow of Terrance Martin was Sarah Elizabeth Fusee Martin.

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Reissue Under Act of February 6, 1907
No. 433.790

United State of America
Department of the Interior
Bureau Of Pensions

It is herby certified That inconformity with the laws of the United Sttates, Terrence Martin who was a Private Co. "K" 3. re't Michigan Volunteer Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of Twent dollard per month to comence on the twenty eighth day of February one thousand nine hundred and seven.

Given at the Department of the Interior this twent fifth day of June one thousand nice hundred and seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty first

Jesse E. Wilson
Acting Secretary of the Interior
Countersigned
V. Warner
Commissioner of Pensions

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Michigan
County of St. Clair

In the matter of the claim for Invalid Pension
Terrence Martin - Co. K - 3rd Mich. Infy

Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid Terrence Martin, Fargo Mich person of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid claim, as follows:

He is the claimant,

I was taken with the piles on or about the middle of December 1864 caused from chronic diarohea and it trubled me all the time that I was in the armey after the midle December 1864 and has allways trubeled me ever since some time so I have to quit work alltogether

Witnessed:
T. E. Hill
W. K. Hill

Signature of Affiant:
Terrance (X - his mark) Martin
[Note - I believe that Terrance signed the affidavit himself, not just a mark - med]

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DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION

State of Michigan
County of St. Clair

On this 22nd day of January, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and nine personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Sarah Martin, aged 70 of Michigan, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the foloowing declaration in order to obtain pernsion under the provisions of the ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED APRIL 19, 1908.

That she is the widow of Terrance Martin, who was a private under the name of Terrance Martin, at [blank], on the 27th day of September, 1864 as a Private in Co. K 3rd Michigan Inf, and honorably discharged [blank], 18 [blank], having served ninety days or more during the late civil war.

That he also served [blank].
That he was not in the miltary or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above.
That she was married under the name of Sarah Fusee to said soldier at Brighton, Canada, on the 21st day of July, 1845, by Elder Williams of Brighton, Canada, that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had never been previously married; that the soldier had never been previously married, and that neither she nor said soldier married otherwise than as stated above.

That the said soldier died October 1st, 1907, at Township of Greenwood; that she was not divorced from him, and that she was not remarried since his death.

That the said solider left the following-named children who are now living and under sixteen years of age, to wit;
none under sixteen

That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
That her post-office address is Avoca R.F.D. 2, county of St. Clair,
State of Mich
Attest:
1. Esther McAuley
2. Celia Ann Twichell
Sarah Martin (Claimant's signature in full.)

Also personally appeared Esther McAuley, residing in FArgo Mich, and Ceolia A. Twichell, residing in Fargo, Mich, person whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Sarah Martin, the claimant, sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of [blank] years and [blank] years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Signature of witnesses:
Esther McAuley
Celia Ann Twichell

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1 day of Jan, A. D. 1909, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words [blank], erased, and the words [blank] added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Signature:
Charles McAuley
Justice of the Peace

NOTE:
Certificate was stamped as received on February 4, 1909

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