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Declaration for Widow's Pension - Eliza Phillips, widow of James Madison Phillips (Civil War Veteran)

Declaration for Widow's Pension - Act of June 27, 1890 - State of Missouri, County of Greene

On this 9th day of December, A.D. 1897 personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within the County and State aforesaid, Eliza Phillips, aged 51 years, a resident of the City of Springfield, County of Green, State of Missouri, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of James M. Phillips who enlisted under the name of James M. Phillips at madison, Wis., on the 30th day of March A.D. 1864 in Private in Co. A, 16th Regmt. Wisconsin Infantry (and drew a pension under Certificate No. 363287 - 17.00 per month) and served at least ninety days in the late war of the Rebellion, who was honorably discharged July 12th, 1865, and died at Springfield, MO, November 19th, 1897. That she was married under the name of Eliza Helms, to said James M. Phillips, on the 14th day of October, 1868, by A. D. Clark, J.P., at home of Levi L. Dunlops [hard to read; may be mistranscribed] in Franklin County, Missouri, there being no legal barrier to such marriage. Was never married before. That she has not remarried since the death of the said James M. Phillips. That she is without other means of support than her daily labor.

That names and dates of birth of all the children now living under 16 years of age of the soldier are as follows: Jesse F. Phillips, born May 14th, 1884. That she has not heretofore applied for pension.... That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. She hereby appoints J.J. ____ [hard to read] of Springfield, Mo, her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim. That her post office address is Springfield, County of Greene, State of Missouri. Signed with an "X" -- [witness signatures hard to read -- look something like Els Wadlow and ___ Drews]

Source: I obtained this military record from the U.S. Federal Government.

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