Lydia Coffelt's Confederate Widow's Pension Application

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County of Shenandoah, TO-WIT:

I, E.D. Newman, Judge of the County Court of the County of Shenandoah, do certify that I have carefully enquired and examined, and am fully satisfied from the evidence adduced before me that each and all of the facts set forth in the within application are true; that the applicant is the identical person named in the application; that the application is for these reasons approved, and is therefore certified that Lydia Coffelt is entitled to receive annually from the State of Virginia the sum of thirty dollars.

Given under my hand this 14th day of June, 1888.

Application of a Widow of a Deceased Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension

I, Lydia Coffelt, residing at Lantz Mill, in the County of Shenandoah in State of Virginia, do hereby apply for aid under an act of the General Assembly entitled "An act to give aid to soldiers, sailors, and marines of Virginia, maimed or disabled in the war between the States, and to the widows of Virginia soldiers, sailors and marines who lost their lives in said war in the military service." And I do solemnly swear that I am the widow of Amos Coffelt who was a member of Company C 2nd Va Infantry and who, while in the discharge of his duty in military service during the late war between the States, lost his life. And I do further swear that I am not receiving aid from or a pension from any State or from the United States, and I do not hold any national, State or county office which pays me in fees or salary over three hundred dollars; that my income from no source amounts to three hundred dollars; and that I do not own in my own right property of the assessed value of one thousand dollars; and that I am no now entitled to receive annually the sum of thirty dollars under the terms of the aforesaid act of the General Assembly.

And I do further swear that the following answers are true:

1st. What was the name of the applicant's husband? Ans. Amos Coffelt

2d. When and where, as nearly as can be ascertained, did the applicant's husband die, and from what cause? Ans. He died at Chimborazo Hospital Richmond, Va. May 9th 1863. Do not know but he was badly ruptured before he went into the army. She thinks that he was taken sick while with his Company & was taken to the hospital.

3d. When and where were the applicant and her deceased husband married? Ans. Were Married Near Woodstock, Shenandoah Co.

4th. Has the applicant ever married again? Ans. No

I, E. D. Newman, Judge of the County Court for the County of Shenandoah, do certify that Lydia Coffelt, whose name is signed to the foregoing application, personally appeared before me in open court, and, having the said application read and fully explained to her, as well as the statements and answers therein made, she the said Lydia Coffelt made oath before me that the said statements and answers are true.

Given under my hand this 11th day of June, 1888

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