The Widow's Pension Application
for Harriet O. Spencer Cardin


Page 3 -- Personal Affidavits, Part One

This page created August 9, 2008.

Note: Information in italics represents handwritten information.

Widow's Personal Affidavit
Mex. Widow #5872
State of Mississippi
Noxubee County
Personally came before me a Justice of the Peace Mrs. H O Cardin who being duly sworn declare that she was borned on the twenty fifth of May one thousand eight hundred & twenty five and is near one 62 years of age.         Harriet O. Cardin

This 22 day of March a.d. 1888
J.A. McCuen
MAR 27 1888
Widow's Record of Birth
Widow of
S.W. Cardin
Mex. War
Coppied from the Record
A Bible in the possession of Mrs. M Yeager a sister of Mrs Cardin
Harriett O Sitton was borned twenty fifth of May 1825
State of Mississippi, County of Noxubee
J. F. Halbert 54 years & John T Morgan 46, being duly sworn says:
Our P.O. address is Crawford Miss. In a book entitled a Family Bible and purporting to have been published by Jno Sitton of Pendleton S.C. in the year 1825 which book is now in the possession of Mrs M. Yeager of Starkville, a sister of Mrs Cardin, is a records of Births occuring in the family of Jno Sutton. Among these enrys is one in the words and figures copied at the head of this sheet and purporting the record of birth of Harriet O ______, who was first married to John
[?] H. Spencer and after his death, was married to Shackleford W. Cardin. The entries in said Book appear to have been written at or near the time of the events they record and is an ordinary family record of births occuring in the family. [illegible] copied at the head of this sheet has been compared by me with the qualifying one in said book: it is a true copy. I have no interest in Mrs Cardin's pension claim.
          J F Halbert
          John T. Morgan
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8 day of March 1888.
          J. A. McCuen
Justice of the Peace of Noxubee County, Mississippi
The State of Mississippi, County of Noxubee
I, Robert C. Patty, Clerk of the Chancery Court in and for said County, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that J A McCuen whose genuine signature appears to the above and foregoing Certificate of Acknowledgement, was, at the time of such signing, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly elected, commissioned, and qualified according to law, and that all his official acts, as such, are entitled to full faith and credit.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court, at office at Macon, this the 9 day of March A.D. 1888.
          Robert C. Patty Clerk.

MAR 27 1888
O. W. & N.
MAR 29 1888


General Affidavit About Marriage of Harriett and Shackleford Cardin

No. 1424 New York Avenue,
State of Mississippi
County of Oktibbeha
    In the matter of The application of Harriett O Cardin for pension as widow of Shd W Cardin.
     Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Chancery Court in and for aforesaid County and State, Richard D Cooper, aged 66 years and Simeon Pierce, aged 60 years citizen of the Town of Starkville Post Office Address, County of Oktibbeha, State of Mississippi, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
That they were present at the marriage of Shackleford W Cardin and Harriet O Spencer (widow) and that the ceremony was performed by John Thornten Justice of the Peace in Starkville, Mississippi in about the year 1856 & they further says that they are well acquainted with the said Harriet O Cardin and that she is the person she reports herself to be.
     They further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Richard D Cooper
Simeon Pierce

Signature of Affiants.
     NOTE.--In the executionof papers and evidence, whenever a person or witness signs by mark (X), two persons who can write must attest the signature by signing their names opposite.
     The official before whom papers are executed is not a competent witness to a mark.  
Affidavit - Front Fold Affidavit - Main Page
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiants; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiants, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants is are personally known to me; that they is a are creditable persons and so reputed in the community in which they reside.
               Witness my hand and official seal this 30 day of Jany 1888
                         Sign here C E Gay, Clerk of the Chancery Court
     Note.--Should be sworn to before any other officer than a CLERK OF COURT, then the proper CLERK OF COURT must add his certificate of character on the back hereof, and not on a separate slip of paper.
STATE OF_________________, COUNTY OF___________________, 88.
     I, __________________________, Clerk of the County Court in and for aforesaid County and State, do certify that ________________, Esq., who hath signed his name to the foregoing affidavit, was at the time of so doing a ________________________ in and for said County and State, duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts are entitled to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereunto is genuine.
               Witness my hand and official seal this _____ day of ____________ 18___
                         Clerk of the _______________
     **If a Notary Public (or Justice of the Peace) will put his signature and seal impress (if he has one) on a sheet of paper, and a Clerk of Court will certify that they are genuine, stating when his commission was dated and when it will expire, he can execute papers to be used in ONE DEPARTMENT ONLY during his term of office without authentication by Clerk of Court. **Such Certificate for each Department where many authentications are required, will save much expense.**
     **Several papers executed before one N.P. or J.P. on the same date need Co. Clerk's Certificate, on one only, if all are to be used in one case.
     **Write an affidavit just as you would write a letter, stating all the facts, circumstances, dates and places, as near as you can remember, and if of your own personal knowledge and observation, and state how you know what you say to be true.
Affidavit - Back Page

More Pension Application for Harriet O. Cardin

Introduction: Summary of Pension Application Information

Page 1: Pension File Cover Cards

Page 2: Application Tri-Fold

Page 4: Personal Affidavits, Part Two

Page 5: Final Briefs


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