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Clinedinst family papers: Sarah Clinedinst pension application

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by an act approved March 10, 1908, is personally well known to us, and that we have known her for years, and know her to be the widow , who was a soldier (sailor or marine) in the military (or naval) service of Virginia, or of the Confederate States, and that we were soldiers (sailors or marines) in the said service during the said war, and that we were with the said members of (here state the command and the immediate superior officers thereof) and that to our personal knowledge, on or about the day of 186_, at (here state battle or combat where killed or fatal wounds received) and that the said during the said war (state here whether killed or died as the result of wounds received, or surgical operation therefor) (if he died after the war, strike out all relating to death during the war and proceed as follows:), on or about the day of , 186...., the said died, and that the said was a true and loyal soldier int he said service, and was faithful in the discharge of his duty as a soldier (sailor or marine) in the said service, and that we have no personal interest in the allowance of the applicant's claim.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a for the of , State of Virginia, this day of 190_. Note.--If only one comrade whose residence and address is known to applicant, let him make the above affidavit. If no such comrade is living whose address is known to the applicant, then let one or more reputable persons who have personal knowledge of the services of the applicant's husband and of cause of his death, make the following affidavit: (C) AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES, NOT COMRADES, AS TO WOUNDS We and of the in the State of do solemnly swear that we personally know, and are well acquainted with whose name is signed to the annexed application, and who is applying for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved April 2, 1902, and subsequent acts, as amended by an act approved March 10, 1908, and that we have know the said applicant for years, and that to our personal knowledge she is the widow of who was a loyal and true soldier (sailor or marine) in the military (or naval) service of Virginia, or of the Confederate States, in the war between the States and that on or about the day of 186_, at (here state battle or combat where killed or fatal wound received) that said during the said war (state whether killed or died as the result of wounds received, or surgical operation therefor) (if he died after the war, strike out all relating to death during the war and proceed as follows), on or about the day of the said died, and that the said and lived as husband and wife up to the date of the death of the said and that we have no personal interest in the allowance of the applicant's claim.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a in and for the of this day of 190_ Note.--If no comrade in arms or other person who has knowledge of the services of the applicant's husband, and of the cause of his death, is living, whose residence is known to applicant, state that fact here. (D) CERTIFICATE OF PHYSICIAN I, H.W. Hisey, a practicing physician, in the Town of Edinburg, in the State of Virginia, do certify that I am personally acquainted with John Jackson Clinedinst, whose name is signed to the annexed application for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved April 2, 1902, and subsequent acts, as amended by an act approved March 10, 1908 and that I attended her husband, the said John Jackson Clinedinst during his last illness, and that from my professional knowledge of his death, I verily believe that his death resulted from Brights Disease and that I have no personal interest in the allowance of the applicant's claim. Given under my hand this 10th day of April, 1909. H W Hisey MD Note.--This certificate of physician shall only be required in cases where the husband has died since the close of the war. (E) CERTIFICATE OF CAMP OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS The Camp of Confederate Veterans of the of in the State of Virginia, hereby certifies that it has examined into the merits of the annexed application of for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved April 2, 1902, and subsequent acts, as amended by an act approved March 10, 1908, and being satisfied of the justice of her claim, hereby recommends the said for aid under the provisions of the said act, and that it has no personal interest in the allowance of the applicant's claim. Commander. Note.--If there is no camp of Confederate Veterans in applicant's city or county, then the affidavit of two ex-Confederate soldiers residing in said city or county must be obtained, as follows: (F) CERTIFICATE OF EX-CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS We, R.M. Lantz and M. J. Spires of the county of Shenandoah, State of Virginia, do certify that we were soldiers (sailors or marines [underlined]) of Virginia in the war between the States, and that we have examined into the merits of the annexed application of Sarah C. Clinedinst for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved April 2, 1902, and subsequent acts, as amended by an act approved March 10, 1908, and that we are satisfied of the justice of her claim, and recommend the said Sarah C. Clinedinst for aid under the provisions of the said act, and that we have no personal interest in the allowance of the applicant's claim. Given under our hands this 12th day of April, 1909.

R. M. Lantz M J Spires (G) CERTIFICATE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE. I, H. S. Wightman, Commissioner of the revenue, in the County of Shenandoah in the State of Virginia, do certify that Sarah C. Clinedinst or her trustees, whose name is signed to the annexed application for aid under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia, approved April 2, 1902, and subsequent acts, as amended by an act approved March 10, 1908, is charged on the land and personal property books of the said District with estate, real, personal and mixed, of the assessed value of 609.00 Given under my hand this 9th day of April, 1909. H. S. Wightman Note.--In computing the value of the estate held by any person or for his or her benefit under this section all property conveyed by deed for consideration