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

INTRODUCTION

Page 4 -- Personal Affidavits, Part Two

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General Affidavit About Death and Burial of Shackleford Cardin
Mexican War
 
No. 5872
 
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
CASE OF

 
Widow of Shackleford W. Cardin
Capt Wm G Coleman
1st Ala. Col Coffey
 
FOR
______________________________
______________________________
 
US BUREAU
MAR 15 1888
OF PENSIONS
______________________________
______________________________
 
AFFIDAVIT OF
______________________________
______________________________
 
U.S. O. W. & N.
MAR 16 1888
RECEIVED
______________________________
______________________________
FILED BY
J.W. SMITH
Attorney-at-law,
No. 1424 New York Avenue,
WASHINGTON, D.C.
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
State of Mississippi
County of Noxubee
 
    In the matter of the pension claim of Harriett O Cardin as widow of Shackleford W. Cardin, late of Col Coffey's Regt Mex War.
     Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for aforesaid County and State, J F Halbert, aged fifty four years and John T Morgan, aged forty three years citizen of the Town of Crawford Miss Post Office Address, County of Oktibbeha & Noxubee, State of Miss--, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
 
We were well acquainted with said Harriett O and Shackleford W. Cardin and have been well acquainted with her since his death. She has not remarried since his death. From her appearance and from our acquaintance with her we should estimate her age at the present time to be about sixty two years.
     Said Shackleford W. Cardin died in the early part of the late war: they say it was in the 29 of July 1862 that he died and we know that it was about that time. Our methods of knowing that he is dead are as follows viz: He was buried near Richmond VA at the time of his death and afterwards his remains were removed to Hollywood Cemetery Richmond VA. We did not see his body after death but the one surgeon that was with him and those that buried him told us of his death. We were in the same army with him, Company & Regiment. Have known Mrs. H O Cardin ever since 1862 and know that she has not remarried.
     We further declare that we have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
 
J F Halbert
John T Morgan

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 affiant ; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant , 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 affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community in which they reside.
               Witness my hand and official seal this 8 day of March 1888
                         Sign here J.A. McCuen
                         Justice of the Peace of Noxubee County, Miss

 
     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 Mississippi, COUNTY OF Noxubee, 88.
     I, Robert C Patty, Clerk of the County Chancery Court in and for aforesaid County and State, do certify that J A McCuen, Esq., who hath signed his name to the foregoing affidavit, was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Peace 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 9 day of March 1888
                         Robert C Patty
                         Clerk of the Chancery Court
 
     **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

   

General Affidavit About Death and Burial of Shackleford Cardin
Mexican War
 
No. 5872
 
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
CASE OF

 
Widow of S. W. Cardin
Capt Coleman 1st Ala.
 
FOR
______________________________
______________________________
 
US PENSION
MAR 27 1888
OFFICE
______________________________
______________________________
 
AFFIDAVIT OF
______________________________
______________________________
 
U.S. O. W. & N.
MAR 29 1888
RECEIVED
______________________________
______________________________
FILED BY
J.W. SMITH
Attorney-at-law,
No. 1424 New York Avenue,
WASHINGTON, D.C.
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
State of Mississippi
County of Noxubee
 
    In the matter of _____________________________________________________________
     Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for aforesaid County and State, George Jones, aged 54 years and ________________, aged _______ years citizen of the Town of Choctaw Agency 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 I being at the time of Mr Cardin death a servant in Co E 11th Miss was with Mr. Cardin when he was sick saw him die, and help burry him.
     ______ further declare that ______ _______ no interest in said case, and ______ not concerned in its prosecution.
 
1. J F Halbert                George Jones (X his mark)
2. R.F. Gartin                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.  
 
 
US PENSION
MAR 27 1888
OFFICE
  US O. W. & N.
MAR 29 1888
RECEIVED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affidavit - Front Fold Affidavit - Main Page
 
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant ; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant , 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 affiant is personally known to me; that they is a creditable person and so reputed in the community in which they reside.
               Witness my hand and official seal this 22 day of March 1888
                         Sign here J.A. McCuen
                         Justice of the Peace

 
     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 ___________________
 
Mexican War
APR 12 1888
TO EXAMINER
 
     **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 3: Personal Affidavits, Part One

Page 5: Final Briefs

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