General Affidavit

By John Van Buren,
for Martha E. Cox's Claim for Widow's Pension
on Service of David Van Buren

Co. C, 44th N.Y. Volunteers

Contributed by


State of New York, County of Herkimer, SS:

In the matter of claim for widows pension Martha E. Cox, Late wid David Vanburen (Decd) of Co. C 44th N.Y. Inf.,

On this 22d day of January, A.D. 1901, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths John Van Buren aged 61 years, a resident of Warren in the County of Herkimer, and State of New York whose Post-office address is Warren Herkimer Co. NY, well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That the said David Van Buren is his Brother, and we both made it our home at our Fathers house until he enlisted in the Army, which he did in the year 1861. We saw each other quite often, never heard him complain of any sickness of any kind previous to his enlisting and going to the war, or any disability of any kind before his enlistment in the above named service. but on his return from the service in the year 1862 he looked to be in bad health and complained of his breast had a cough difficulty of breathing lung or throat trouble and continued to complain as long as he lived in this part of the country or until he moved to West Va. he thinks about the year 1869 or 1870. I know these facts from personal knowledge by seeing him very frequently, while he remained in this part of the country, and were informed that he died from same disease Viz; lung or throat trouble.

I further declares that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.

John Van Buren

State of New York, county of Herkimer, SS:

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, including the words until he erased, and the words ___ added, and acquainted him with its contents before he 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 and that he is a credible person.

E. W. Stannard
Justice of the Peace

Note from anonymous contributor:

John Van Buren, b. 30 Apr. 1839, and David Van Buren, b. 12 Jan. 1834/5, were sons of Tobias H. Van Buren & Dorothy Dingman of Schoharie Co.

John enlisted 19 Sep. 1863 in co. C of the 16th Arty. Regiment.

David enlisted 19 Aug 1861 in Co. C, 44th Regt., N.Y. Inf. Vols. After the Civil War, because of his illness, David moved to West Virginia, where he married 13 May 1866 Martha E. Roberts. After David died, 12 Nov. 1871, she married Hiram Cox of Gilmer Co., WV.

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