Collection: Indian Home Guard

Declaration and Testimony of Nancy Jumper, widow of Jumper

Fort Gibson; Indian Territory, February 15, 1871. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Sir: We enclose herewith additional declaration and testimony in the case of Nancy Jumper, widow of Jumper, application No. 110,510. If evidence as to birth of children of the character furnished is to be accepted, we recommend the allowance of this claim with increase. We have, as in all cases, fixed the date of birth at as early a day as it could have occurred consistently with the allegations of claimant and witnesses. The witnesses-George O. and Jesse Sanders-are intelligent men, speaking English fluently, and were both, as Jesse now is, neighbors of the claimant prior to the war. The discrepancies appearing in the declarations simply illustrate the method pursued by the attorney in conducting his business, and are no more glaring than usual. Respectfully, yours, GEO. E. WEBSTER, F. E. FOSTER, Special Agents United States Pension-Office. Hon. II. VAN AERNAM, Commissioner of Pensions. Widow’s declaration Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, ss: On this...

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Pension Lieutenant Alexander F. Barnes

Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, January 10, 1871. Sir: Albert Barnes, clerk of the Illinois district court, Cherokee Nation, as representative of the heirs of Lieutenant Alexander F. Barnes, deceased, late of Company M, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, desires us to inquire relative to the claim for back pay of said officer, and to ascertain the testimony required to establish the same. Among the papers put in our possession as relating to said claim appears the enclosed blank declaration, which, as the judge’s signature appears to be genuine, is transmitted as a further illustration of the manner in which the judiciary of this country is conducted. Please furnish us the information desired by Mr. Barnes. Respectfully, yours, GEO. E. WEBSTER, F. E. FOSTER, Special Agents Pension-Office, Hon. E. B. FRENCH, Second...

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Inquiry, Widow and Children of Stean Walker

Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, February 9, 1871. SIR: Please inform me whether there is a widow and children of Stean Walker, formerly of Company H, Second Indian Home Guards, living; whether the widow has been married since the death of her husband, said soldier; if she has been remarried, at what date, and what are the ages of the children of the soldier, now living, who were under sixteen years old when he died; and if his widow has died, at what date she died.. This is written at the suggestion of Mr. J. B. Jones, Indian agent for Cherokees. Respectfully, yours, F. E. FOSTER, Special Agent United States Pension-Office. Captain SIMON SNELL,...

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