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CIVIL WAR PENSION: George Squibb ROGERS, Lincoln Co., Washington Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Emily Goodey < firstname.lastname@example.org> Pension files for George Squibb Rogers [Page 1] State of Washington County of Lincoln On this eighth day of September, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety [blank], personally appeared before me, C. C. May, a notary public in and for the County and State aforesaid, George S. Rogers, aged 70 years, a resident of Larene, County of Lincoln, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical George S. Rogers, who entered service during the War of the Rebellion under the name of Geo. S. Rogers on or about the 14th day of Aug., 1862, as corporal in company A of the 17 regiment of Ind. Vols. commanded by Henry Henley, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Nashville, Tenn, on or about the 6 day of March, 1864, by reason of Surgeon’s certificate of disability; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 70 years; height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, dark; hair, gray; eyes, gray. That he is now suffering from heart trouble and disease of throat also general debility and that the said dsiability is of a permanent character, and is not the result of vicious habits, and that it incapacitates him from the performance of manual labor in such a degree as to render him unable to earn a support, and that this declaration is made for the purpose of being placed upon the pension roll, under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above. That since the 14th day of August, A.D. 1864, he has not been employed in the military or naval service of the Unitd States. He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, George E. Lemon of Washington D.C., his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim. That he has not received or applied for a pension. That his postoffice address is Larene, County of Lincoln, State of Washington. [Signature] Witnesses: S.P. Havawall (?) Albert F. Lambert [Page 2] The physician will be careful to state the approximate date when he first knew the soldier; what his physical condition was at that time, giving a full description or diagnosis of all disability from which he was then suffering. He should then state, approximately, how often he has treated the soldier since that date, and for what disability or disabilities. If treatment has been for a disease or injury that has caused other organs to become affected, or other diseases to result as a sequence of the original disability, the affiant should state clearly what such sequences are when developed, and explain their pathological relation to the original disease or injury. State of Washington County of Douglas In the pension claim of Geo S. Rogers A 17 Ind Personally came before me, a notary public, in and for aforesaid county and state, JML Cooper, a resident of Watervill, of the County of Douglas, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, delcares, in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: I have been practicing medicine 8 years. I first knew the soldier about Dec. 1 1891. I first treated him professionally about Dec 17, 1891. He is at present suffering from catarrhal fever, and is confined to his bed. For this reason and on account of his feeble condition on account of old age he is unable to make a journey to [unreadable] Ellensburgh Washington, a distance of about 85 miles by stage over a mountainous road, or to Spokane Wash., a distance of about 150 miles, 50 by stage. An attempt to make either trip would endanger his life. Signed JML Cooper M.D. Sworn to and subscribed before me this day; and I hereby certify that the affiant is a practicing physician; that I am not interested in the prosecution of this claim, and that the affiant acquainted himself with the contents of the affidavit before he executed the same. Witness my hand and official seal this 18 day of December, 1891. Signed [Something] Notary Public, Residence Waterville, Washington [Note--One half of page is printed crosss-wise, with some legal jargon, and a portion showing that this is medical evidence in the pension claim of George S. Rogers.] [Page 3] Act of June 27, 1890 United States of America, department of the Interior, bureau of pensions It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, George S. Rogers who was a Corporal Co. A 17 Regiment Indiana Volunteer infantry is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890 at the rate of twelve dollars per month to commence on the eighteenth day of September on thousand eight hundred and ninety. This pension being for senile debility and disease of the heart and throat. Given at the department of the interior this Second day of July 1892 and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixteenth. [Stamped} John W. Nobe? [Countersigned] something B. Reeves [Page 4] DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF A WIDOW--CHILD OR CHILDREN UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE SURVIVING State of Washington County of Lincoln On this 8th day of September, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Matilda A. Rogers, aged 70 years, a resident of Larene, Lincoln County, Washington, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Act of Congress granting pensions to widows, approved June 27, 1890, to wit: That she is the widow of Geo S. Rogers, who served during the late War of the Rebellion under the name of Geo. S. Rogers from the 14 day of Aug, A.D. 1862, to the 6 day of Mch, A.D. 1864, as a Corporal in the A 17 Ind and who was HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the service at Nashville Tenn Mch 6/64, and who died of General debility on the 22 day of July, A.D. 1892, at Larene, Washington: that she is without other means of support than her daily labor; that she was married under the name of Matilda A. Johnson to said Geo S. Rogers on the 24th day of January A.D. 1845, by William Martin, A clergyman at Bono, Lawrence Co., Ind, there being no legal barrier to such a marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married that she has not remarried since the death of the said Geo S Rogers. That she has not in any manner been engaged in, aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that hse has not heretofore applied for pension...blah, blah, blah That her post office address is Larene, Lincoln, Washington. Signature Matilda A. Rogers [Note--she was actually married on January 24, 1846. I have a copy of the original certificate filed.] [Page 5] GENERAL AFFIDAVIT State of Washington County of Lincoln In the matter of claim of Matilda A. widow of George S. Rogers Co. A 17 Ind Inf Personally came before me, a notary public, in and for aforesaid County and State, Matilda A. Rogers, aged 75 years, residing at Larene, County of Lincoln, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: I am the widow of George S. Rogers aforesaid. I was never married except to said George S.. Rogers and he was never married except to me. We were married at Bono, Lawrence County, Indiana in year 1845. The courtyhouse and records of that county were burned many years ago, I have written to Postmaster at Bono asking if my former acquaintances were there by all are gone or dead hence seems impossible to secure the affidavits necessary to establish some facts required. I own land as follows S.E. 1/4 sec 24 26 NR 36 E and NW 1/4 sec 25 26 N R36 E. [unreadable] 320 acres said land is assessed at about $1400, do not now know exact amount. I could not sell this land hardly at all for cash and I have no income except from above land which is also uncertain and never amounts to more than $200 per year. I own no other property. This affidavit is written in my presence, my [unreadalbe] by C.C. May of Davenport Washington on June 6, 1896. Signature Matilda A. Rogers [Page 6] Affidavit of Physician who Treated the Soldier in his Last Sickness, Showing the Date and Cause of Death. State of Washington County of Lincoln In the pension claim of Matilda A. Rogers widow of Geo. S. Rogers A 17 Ind personally came before me, a notary public in and for aforewaid county and state, Henry J. Whitney M.D. a resident of Davenport of the County of Lincoln, State of Washington, who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: I was the attending physician at the time of the above-named soldier’s death. He died on the 22 day of July, 1892. The immediate cause of his death was old age and general debility having been very weak and low state of health since my first acquaintance with him. I have been practicing medicine for 12 years. I first knew the soldier about April 1887. I first treated him professionally about June 26, 1887. An invalid suffering from ulcers in the linchs caused from enlarged veins and general weakness and debility. Signed Henry J. Whitney M.D. [Page 7] State of Washington County of Whitman In the matter of claim for Matilda A. Rogers, a widow of Geo S. Rogers A 17 Ind Personally came before me, a notary public in and for aforesaid County and State Wm P. Lawrence, aged 40 years, residing at Garfield, County of Whitman, state of Washington, who, being duly sworn, delcare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: I became acquainted with the above named Geo S. Rogers and Matilda A. Rogers in the fall of 1864, in McLean Co., Ill, and knew them intimately until the death of the said Geo S. Rogers in the summer of 1892. During all this time they lived together as husband and wife and were so recognized in every community in which they lived. They raised a family of five children. I have not used not have I been in any way aided in making the above statement by any written or printed matter, statement, or recital. The above statements were written in my presence from my own oral statemens made on my own knowledge by J.C. Lawrence, my brother, at his office in Garfield, Washington on the 26th day of July 1895, at the same time and place this affidavit is acknowledged. And I further declare that I have no interested in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution Signature Wm. P. Lawrence [Note: J.C. Lawrence was the son-in-law of Matilda Rogers. They had all lived near one another in McLean County, and gone to school together.] [A very similar statement was given by W.W. Duling, also known as Col. Duling, who was a school friend of the Lawrences and Rogerses who had also migrated to eastern Washington state.] MILITARY RECORDS FOR GEORGE S. ROGERS Muster Rolls showing: George S. Rogers Corporal Co A, 17 Reg’t Indiana Infantry Enrolled Aug 14, 1862 at Memphis, Indiana for 3 years Present on Nov, Dec 1862 April 10, 1863 March and April 1863 May and June 1863 Nov and Dec 1863 Sept and Oct 1863 July and Aug 1863 Jan and Feb 1863 Aug 18 1862 Enrollment to Oct 1862 March and April 1864 Jan and Feb 1864 ___________ Discharge: George Rogers Corporal of Company A 17th Regiment of Indiana State Volunteers Nature of Casualty Discharge 1864 A.G.O. September 14, 1882 Discharged at Indianapolis Ind., March 6, 1864 by reason of Surgeons’ certificate of disability, nature of disability not stated. Asst Adjt General _________________ CERTIFICATE I certify on honor, that George S. Rogers a Copl of Captain Henley’s Company (A) of the 17th Regiment of Indiana, Volunteers, of the state of Indiana, born in Fayatt Co., State of Pennsylvania, aged 43 years; 5 feet 5 inches high; dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer, having joined the company on its original organization at Memphis, Ind., and enrolled in it at the muster into the serice of the United States in Indianapolis Ind., on the 19th day of Aug 1862; and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in Tennessee, to the present date, is now entitled ot a discharge by reason of Surgeon’s Certificate of disability. The said George S. Rogers was last paid by Paymaster Maj. Vrooman to include the 31st day of Dec 1863 and has pay due him from that time to the present date, and also pay for the use of his horse, (having been mounted during the time,) and he is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrollment and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers or militai, so discharged. He has received $5.60 dollars advanced by the United States on account of clothing acct. since last settlement Aug 15, 1863. And for other stoppages viz: Recd. $25.00 advance bounty. Given in duplicate at Indianapolis Ind this 6th day of Mch, 1864 Nicholas S. Smith ________________ Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records Name: Rodgers, George Rank: C No of reg’t: 17 State: Ind Arm of Service: V Co: A Captured at Mumfordsville, KY Sept. 17, 1862 Paroled at Mumfordsville KY Sept 17, 1862 Copied by E.C.C. _____________ Company Descriptive Book Co A, 17 Regt Indiana Infantry Age 43 years; height 5 feet 5 inches Complexion Dark Eyes Gray; hair Dark Where born Faitt Pennsylvania Occupation Farmer Enlistment When Aug 14, 1862 Where Memphis By whom Captain Henly; term 3 years Remarks: Mustered into service at Indianapolis by Lt. MOrris Aug 19, 1862
Buried at Mountain View Cemetery-Davenport
Row: Section 4 Block 52 Lot 4
Site: Grave 16
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