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MySource Jacob Varner Declaration Of Original Invalid Pension 1879
Place Clay, Indiana, United States|Clay, Indiana
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Surname Varner
Jacob Varner Declaration Of Original Invalid Pension 1879.

Declaration of Original Invalid Pension for Jacob Varner


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Claim For Pension


Jacob Varner
Pvt. Co. I. 27th Reg't
transfered to
Co. I 1st U.S. Engineers
Recd direct from
I.U.T. ?

Washington, D.C.

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"A" Declaration For Original Invalid Pension. "A"

State of Indiana
County of Clay }SS.
On this 12th day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine personally appeared before me Elias C. Kilmer Clerk Clay Cir. Court; the same being a Court of Record of the County and State aforesaid Jacob Varner a resident of Saline City County of Clay ?Indiana? who being by me duly sworn according to law, on his solemn oath, de???
"I am the identical Jacob Varner who was enrolled on the __ day of August, 1861 in Company I of the 27th Reg't of Indiana Vol's., commanded by Captain Tillman Nance and I was honorably discharged at Falmouth, Va on the __ day of April 1863 and my age is now 37 years. While in the service aforesaid, and in the line of my duty, I received the following disability, to wit:
In December 1862 at Falmouth Virginia In throwing a bridge across the Rappahannock River; while carrying a pontoon I slipped and fell causing a severe rupture. I was treated by a surgeon (our battalion had no regular surgeon) and was discharged on account of rupture. Am disabled half the time period.
I claim a Pension on account of Rupture.
I was transfered to Company I 1st U.S. Engineers — Captain Glaspi[1] — at Sandy Hook Md in November 1862. In Jany 1865 I enlisted in Co I 16th Regt Indiana Mounted Infty. and was discharged Nov 30 65 after being transfered to Co B 13th Ind Cavly.
I have never been employed in the Military or Naval Service of the United States otherwise than set forth above.
Since leaving the Service, I have resided at Saline City, Clay Co. Ind. for the last 5 yrs, and my occupation has been Laborer before my entry into the Service aforesaid. I was of good sound physical health, being at enrollment a Brakesman on RR and I (am?) Partially disabled from obtaining my subsistence by manual labor by reason (of disabilities?) above stated, received in the service of the ???? being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States. I hereby appoint and empower with all powers of substitution, Nathan W. Fitzgerald of Washington City, D.C. for my true and lawful Attorney to prosecute my claim. My Post Office address is Saline City County of Clay State of Indiana"

Jacob Varner
(Claimant's Signature.)

Attest: Two Witnesses
{W.O. Gordon [witness]
{John Gaffney [witness]

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Also personally appeared William O. Gordon residing at Saline City, Ind. and John Gaffney residing at Ashboro Ind persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me first duly sworn according to law, say they were present and saw Jacob Varner the claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be: and that they have no interest in this claim for Pension.

Signature of Witnesses, {W.O. Gordon, John Gaffney

Sworn to and Subscribed before me, this 12" day of June A.D. 1879
The contents of the foregoing Declaration were fully made known and explained to claimant and witnesses before swearing, including the words "or make his mark" erased, and the words __ added; and I have no interest in this claim for Pension

E.C. Kilmer, Clerk
Cir. Ct. Clay Co., Inda
(Official Character)

  1. Captain George L. Gillespie.