Affidavit for Civil War Pension Increase
George William Hilts
Contributed by Carol Grainger.
George William Hilts.
George was the son of William G. & Delia (Baldwin) Hilts. He was married to Mary "Louise" Brooks in Watertown New York on March 21, 1867. They had eight children and these children were listed on the request for a pension.
Those children were; Dora Mae, Florence, Mae (who was always called Omega), William G. (noted he was dead), Matilda P., Dalia, Leonard B. and George F. Hilts. Dalia Hilts married Robert William Roberts and had a daughter named Louise. At this time, there are not any other known descendants of George and Dalia Hilts.
In the matter of the claim of George W. Hilts, Private Co. K. 186th Regt. N.Y. Vol. for increase of pension because he will become 62 years of age, August 3rd 1910.
State of New York,
On this 29th day of July, 1910, came George W. Hilts, before me a Notary Public in and for the County of Schenectady, in the State of New York, and being by me duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is the identical person named in Pension Certificate No. 506392, issued to him on the 11th day of September, A.D. 1903, that he was born in the town of Herkimer, County of Herkimer, State of New York, on the 3rd day of August, 1848, and that he will reach the age of 62 years on the 3rd day of August, 1910.
That he enlisted and was enrolled as a private in Co. K. 186th Regt. N.Y.Vol. on the 21st day of August, 1864, and was discharged from the service on the 2nd day of June, 1865, by reason of close of war; that his discharge gives his age at the time of such discharge as 19 years, whereas in fact he was then only 17 years old; that at the time he enlisted he gave his age as 18, for the reason that he feared if he gave his age correctly he would not be accepted.
That he makes this affidavit for the purpose of obtaining an increase of his pension on and after the 3rd day of August, 1910, to which he believes he will then be entitled.
George W. Hilts.