Widow's Claim for Pension by Louisiana Varner
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Mrs. Louisiana Varner
[Stamped: Received direct from Claimant, N.W. FITZGERALD.]
WIDOW's CLAIM FOR PENSION.
State of Indiana}
ON THIS 20" day of June, 1882, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of a Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid Louisiana Varner a resident of Fairland in the County of Shelby and State of Indiana aged 33 years, who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862. That she is the widow of Jacob Varner who was a private in Company "I" commanded by Capn T. Nance in the 27 Regiment of Indiana & "I" 1. US. Eng. in the War of 1861; that her maiden name was Louisiana Bracken and that she was married to said Jacob Varner on or about the 12" day of November 1863, at Fairland in the County of Shelby and State of Indiana by John Tomlinson and that she knows of no record evidence of said marriage except that a true copy of which is hereunto annexed
SHE FURTHER DECLARES that said Jacob Varner her husband, died in the United States as aforesaid at Saline City in the State of Indiana on or about the 10 day of April 1881, of Lung disease caused by measles was also Ruptured while in service - soldier was an applicant for Pension 302987. She also declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of said Jacob Varner and that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints N W Fitzgerald &C" of Washington DC as her lawful Attorneys, and with power of substitution, and authorizes them to present and prosecute this claim, and to receive her pension certificates. The following are the names dates of birth and places of residence of all the children of her decease husband who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death Wm A born - dead, Doria A born July 4" 1867, Charles E born July 7" 1869, Sarah N Dead, Albert A born Decbr. 14" 1873, Harvey dead.
My Post Office address is Fairland, Shelby C" Indiana
If mark is made, two witnesses who write sign here.
ALSO PERSONALLY APPEARED before me William M Oldham and John Williams residents of Shelby County, and State of Indiana to me well known and credible persons, who being duly sworn, declare, that they were present and saw said Louisiana Varner make her mark to the foregoing declaration, and that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and know that said deceased recognized said applicant as his lawful wife, and that she was so recognized by the community in which they resided; and that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures of Witnesses
Sworn and subscribed to me before me, this 20" day of June 1882; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. And that the contents of the above were made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before signing.