PENSION FILE FOR JEROME B. HORTON

The following Pension files for JEROME B. HORTON have been transcribed by me, to the best of my ability, however some of the records and handwriting are difficult to read. If you can shed light on any of the missing words or phrases I have missed, please contact me with the information and I will correct it.


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Cover page – Box 31566, Bundle # 6, Cert. # 17788 Sarah B. Horton
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WIDOW’S CERTIFICATE FILE NUMBER: WC 17788

Soldier’s Last Name HORTON

First Name JEROME

Middle Name or Initial B

Company & Regiment K 4th

State RI Infantry

Widow’s Name SARAH B. (WHITE)

Other Dependants: ESTHER, HENRY, JOHN (children)

The following were found in this file:

Brief & Original Application
Proof of Service
Proof of Death
Proof of Marriage
Proof of Children

Total images in the completed file: 22

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WAR OF 1861 17788

Brief in the name of SARAH B. HORTON, widow of Jerome B. Horton, Pri. Co. “K”, 4th RI, Providence County, and State of Rhode Island.

Act of July 14, 1862

Post Office address of Applicant: “Pascoag, Burrisville, RI

Claim for Widow’s Pension

Declaration and Identification in due Form.

PROOF EXHIBITED
On Rolls Jerome B. Horton mustered Oct 30th 1861, Private Co. “K” 4th RI

Died April 29th, 1862 Reg. Hosp. Of Typhoid Fever, (Jerry Horton) Report_______ of marriage Jerome B. Horton to Sarah B. White, June 16th, 1856, Record in Conn. Of names + c of Three minors _______.

Admitted March 10th, 1864, to a pension of $8 per month, commencing April 29th, 1862.

(Signed) Joseph S. Pitman

Providence, RI

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DISTRICT STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

City and County of Providence, SS

On this ninth day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty three personally appeared before me Henry _________, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the ____________ within and for the District and state aforesaid; Sarah B. Horton aged twenty two years, a resident of Burrillville in the State of Rhode Island, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Jerome B. Horton who enlisted in the service of the United States at Burrillville, RI on the twentieth day of September in the year 1861 as a Private in company K commanded by Capt. _____ in the Fourth Regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers, in the war of 1861, and who died at North Carolina City, NC on the twenty-ninth day of April in the year 1862 of fever contracted in the service aforesaid, that she was married to said Jerome B. Horton on the sixteenth day of June in the year 1856 at Thompson, in the State of Connecticut by the Rev. A. (Demming)? and that she knows of no record evidence of her marriage intent as recorded in said Thompson; that her maiden name was Sarah B. White that her husband the aforesaid Jerome B. Horton died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed, and to the papers on file in the SECOND AUDITOR”S OFFICE, Washington, in support of her claim to bounty and back pay. She….(cont’d)

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(cont’d)….also declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted the Rebellion in the United States. She further states that the following are the names, ages, and places of residence of her children who were at her said husband’s decease, under the age of sixteen years; Esther I. Horton born November 1st 1857; Edgar Henry Horton born November 23rd, 1859; Ellsworth ________ born December 21st, 1861. Said Esther lives in Uxbridge, Mass. and the others live in Burrillville, RI.

That she makes this declaration for the purpose of procuring a pension under the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, and she appoints JOSEPH S. PITMAN, Esq., of Providence, RI, as her lawful attorney, and authorizes him to present and prosecute this claim to receive the certificate which may be issued to her under said Act.

Applicant’s Post Office address: Pascoag, Burrillville, Rhode Island

Witness,

(Signed) Gilbert F. Robbins

(Signed) Sarah B. Horton “Made her mark X”

(Signed) Daniel L. Burton

Also personally appeared Gilbert F. Robbins a resident of Providence and Daniel L. Burton a resident of Burrillville in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island whom I certify& believe to be respectable and credible persons, who, being duly sworn by me, say, that they were present and saw Sarah B. Horton make her mark to the foregoing declaration, and they further swear, that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim, that they know the said Sarah B. Horton to reside in Burrillville……..(cont’d)

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(cont’d)….aforesaid, that they knew that said Jerome B. Horton recognized said applicant as his lawful wife, and she was reported to be such in the neighborhood in which she lived, that we have known her and her said husband for the three years last past and that she remained a widow ever since his death & that we knew them to live together as husband and wife.

(Signed) Gilbert F. Robbins

(Signed) Daniel S. Bunton

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first above written, and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Witness my hand and seal of said Court of Providence aforesaid.

(Signed) Henry Pitman

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Providence, RI, Nov. 9th, 1863

Hon. Joseph H. Barrett, Commissioner of Pensions

Sir:

I have the honor to forward herewith the claim of Sarah B. Horton to pension, and request that the result thereof may be made know to

Your obedient Servant,

Joseph S. Pitman

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APPLICATION FOR WIDOW’S PENSION

Act of July 14th, 1862

Sarah B. Horton

Widow of Jerome B. Horton

Private Co. K, 4th Regiment

Regiment R.I. Vols.

Attorney for Applicant

JOSEPH S. PITMAN

Providence, RI

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ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE

Washington, D.C. 14th December, 1863

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 38.581, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Jerome B. Horton was enrolled on the 9th day of Sept. 1861, at Burrillville, in Co. K, 4th Regiment of RI Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 30th day of October, 1861, at Washington, D.C., in Co. K, 4th Regiment of RI Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. K of that Regiment, for the months of March and April, 1862, he is reported “Died Carolina City, NC April 28, 1862”.

I am Sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Saml. _______________

Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.

Memoranda

Name of applicant: Sarah B. Horton

Address: Pascoag, Burrillville, RI

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT, COUNTY OF WINDHAM, TOWN OF THOMPSON

June 16th, 1856

This certifies that Jerome B. Horton of Uxbridge, Mass & Sarah B. White of Burrillville, RI were joined in marriage according to law by me this day.

(Signed) A Dunning

I certify that the above is a true copy of the record with the exception of the date, which is expressed on the record in fair legible words and figures, as follows:

(Signed) Eustus Knight, Conn. Clerk

I, Eustus Knight, above named depose and say, that I hold the office of Town Clerk in the Town, County and State aforesaid and that the above is a true extract from the records of marriages solemnized and recorded in said---------------------

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State of Connecticut,

County of Windham, SS

I, Uriel Fuller, Clerk of the Superior Court in and of the County and State aforesaid, the same being a Court of Records do hereby certify that Stephen Crosby, Esq. Before whom the within affidavit was made, and who has signed his name thereto, was at the time of so doing, an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the said Windham County duly commissioned and qualified; and that all his official acts as such, are entitled to full faith and credit, and thus his signature thereto is genuine.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Superior Court, at Brooklyn, this 30th day of December A.D. 1863.

(Signed) Uriel Fuller, Clerk

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Additional Evidence in Widow’s Pension Claim No. 38.581 Sarah B. Horton

(Signed) Joseph S. Pitman

Providence, RI

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No. 17.788

Rhode Island

Sarah B. Horton

Widow of Jerome B. Horton

Rank: Private

Company: K

Regiment: 4th, R.I. Vols.

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Providence Agency

Rate per moth, $8

Commencing April 29th, 1862

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Certificate dated 1 April 1864

And sent to Jos. S. Pitman,

Providence, RI

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Act 14th July, 1862

Book A Vol. 5 Page 122

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No. 38.581 17.788

ACT OF JULY 14, 1862

Sarah B. Horton, Burrillville, R.I.

Widow of Jerry Horton

Pr. Co. “K”, 4th R.I. Vols

Died at North Carolina City, NC April 29, 1862 of Fever Typhoid

PENSION OFFICE

November 18, 1863

Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.

(Signed) Joseph H. Barnett

Commissioner

Died at Carolina City, NC

(Signed) R. Miller, asst Regtl. Surg.

Received November 10th, 1863

(Signed) Joseph S. Pitman

Providence, R. I.

Attorney

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THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

Providence, SC.

CLERK’S OFFICE, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

Providence, December 4th, A.D. 1866

I, AMASA S. WESTCOTT, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, of said State, within and for the County of Providence;

DO HEREBY CERTIFY, that Oliver A. Inman was on the 24th day of November A.D. 1866 a Notary Public on and for said County, duly appointed and qualified , and authorized to administer oaths and take depositions and the acknowledgement of deeds and other instruments, and that the signature to the annexed Certificate, purporting to be his, is genuine.

IN ATTESTATION WHEREOF, I hereto subscribe my name, and affix the Seal of said Court, the day and year above written.

(Signed) Amasa S. Wescott, Clerk

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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

County of Providence, Town of Burrillville

(1) Date of birth November the first, eighteen hundred and fifty seven. Name of child, Esther I. Horton, sex female, color white, No. of child of Mother first; Place of birth Burrillville, Father’s name Jerome B. Horton, Father occupation Laborer; Father’s birth place Uxbridge; Mother’s name Sarah B. Horton; Mother birth place Smithfield, R.I.---(Date of birth, December the twenty first eighteen hundred and sixty one, Name of the child John E. Horton, Sex male, color White, No. of child of Mother 3rd, place of birth Burrillville, Father Name Jerome B. Horton, Father’s occupation Soldier U.S.; Father’s birth place Uxbridge, Mass., Mother’s birth place Smithfield, R.I.

(2) I Certify that the above is a true copy of the record, with the exception of the date, which is expressed on the record in fair legible words or figures, as follows: November 1, A.D. 1857, and December 21, A.D. 1861

(3) (Signed) Alvah Mowry

(4) Town Clerk

I , (3) Alvah Mowry above named, depose and say, that I hold the office of (4) Town Clerk in the Town, County and State aforesaid, and as such, am the proper custodian of the records of Births in said Burrillville and that the above is a true extract from said records, with the exception above named, as certified by me; I have no interest in the claim of (6) Sarah B. Horton for Pension either directly or indirectly.

(3) (Signed) Alvah Mowry, (5) Town Clerk

Subscribed to and sworn to, before me, this 14th day of November A.D., 1866. And I certify that I know said afflant to be the person he represents himself to be; and that he is a respectable and credible person. I have no interest in said claim, directly or indirectly.

(8) (Signed) Oliver A. Inman, Notary Public

NOTE: (1) Copy of record, except figures, which must be written out in letters. (2) Date in figures as it is recorded. (3) Name of the keeper of records. (4) Office of said keeper, (as pastor, clerk or registrar). (5) Town, Church, or parish. (6) Name of widow or claimant for pension. (8) Name of the officer and title of office before whom affidavit is made. If sworn to before a Justice or Notary, the certificate of a Clerk of a Court of Record in the County, that he is such Justice or Notary, must be attached, with the seal of the Court.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dec. 12, 1866 PENSION OFFICE

(Document is stamped with the above Wording)

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
WORCESTER COUNTY, SS.


I, JOSEPH MASON, Clerk of the Superior Court, which is a Court of Record for the County and Commonwealth aforesaid, do hereby certify that

(Signed) George W. Hobbs, Esquire

whose signature is affixed to the Certificate on the paper hereunto annexed, was at the date thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly commissioned and qualified, and authorized by the laws of this Commonwealth to take the acknowledgement of deeds and administer oaths, that full faith and credit is and ought to be given to his acts and attestations done in that capacity, and that his signature to said certificate is genuine.

Given under my hand and the seal of said Court, this sixteenth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.

(Signed) Joseph Mason, Clerk

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I, Henry Capron Town Clerk of the town of Uxbridge in the County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts having the care and custody of the Records of said Town do certify that the following is an exact copy of the Record if Birth, so far as it relates to the birth of Henry Edgar Horton, child of Jerome B. & Sarah B. Horton.

Date of Birth: Nov 23, 1859 Name of Child: Henry Edgar Horton, Sex Male, Place of Birth - Uxbridge, Names of Parents: Jerome & Sarah B., Residence of Parents: Uxbridge, occupation of father: Laborer, Place of Birth of Father: Uxbridge, Place of Birth of Mother: Rhode Island, When Residing: Jan. 1860.

Uxbridge, Nov 14, 1866
(Signed) Henry Capron, Town Clerk

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Worcester, SS November 14, 1866

Then the above named Henry Capron, Town Clerk, known to me to be the person he presents himself and a good credible person appeared and made oath that the above statement by him subscribed is true.

Before me,
(Signed) Geo. W. Hobbs, Justice of the Peace

(over)

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I certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of the claim of Sarah B. Horton for increase in pension.

(Signed) George W. Hobbs, Justice of the Peace

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SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE
Washington, D.C.
March 8th, 1864

Sir:
I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension No. 38.581, with such information as is furnished by the records of this office. Private Jerry Horton, Co. K, 4th Regiment R.I. Vols., is reported to this office by 4th Reg. Surgeon R. Miller as having died April 29th, 1862, at Regimental Hospital of Typhoid Fever.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
(Signed) JJ Woodward
Asst. Surgeon General USA

By order of the Act. Surgeon General

The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.

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WIDOWS APPLICATION FOR AN INCREASE OF PENSION UNDER THE SECOND SECTION OF THE ACT OF JULY 25, 1866

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
County of Providence, SS

On this 15th day of November, A.D. 1866, personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in aforesaid county and state, Sarah B. Horton a resident of Burrillville, in the County of Providence, and State of Rhode Island, aged 25 years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the second section of the act of Congress increasing the pensions of widows and orphans, approved July 25, 1866; That she is the widow of Jerome B. Horton, who was a private in Company K, Commanded by ___________, in the 4th Regiment of R.I. Inf. Vols., in the war of 1861; and that, by reason of his death in the service aforesaid, she has been granted a pension of eight dollars per month, in accordance with a certificate numbered 17.788 bearing date April 1st, 1864. She further swears that she has the following named children of her deceased husband and herself, under sixteen years of age, who are now living, that dates of whose birth were as given below, to wit:
Esther Horton born November 1st, 1857 in Burrillville, RI
Henry Edgar Horton born November 23rd, 1859 in Uxbridge, MA
John C. Horton, born December 21st, 1861 in Burrillville, RI
And no others


She further declares that she has not re-married since the death of her said husband, nor has she abandoned the support of any of the children above named, nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any other person or persons as his, her, or their child. She hereby appoints Amos D. Smith, 3d of Providence, Rhode Island, her attorney to present and prosecute this claim, and requests that all communications, and the certificate, may be sent to him. My Post Office address is as follows: Pascoag, R.I.

(Signed) Sarah B. Horton (Made her mark X)

Witness,
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John __________

Also personally appeared O. A. Inman and Thomas M. Buffum both residents of Burrillville, County of Providence State of Rhode Island, persons whom I certify to be respectable, and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Sarah B. Horton make her mark to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution.

(Signed) O.A. Inman
(Signed) Thomas M. Buffum

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 15th day of November, 1866, and I hereby certify that I duly read and explained the foregoing to the understanding of the declarant and affiants; and that they subscribed and swore to the same with a full knowledge of its contents, and I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Witness my hand and the seal of said Court,

(Signed) Amasa S. Westcott, Clerk

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APPLICATION OF
Sarah B. Horton widow of Jerome B. Horton
Private Co. K, 4th Reg't, RI Inf. Vols.

FOR INCREASE PENSION, ACT JULY 25, 1866

Address,
AMOS D. SMITH, 3d
Attorney, Providence, RI

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NO. 17788
RHODE ISLAND

Sarah B. Horton widow of Jerome B. Horton

Rank: Private, Co. "K"
Reg't: 4th R.I.

Providence Agency
Rate per month, $8
Commencing 29 Apr 1862.

Additional sum of $2 per Month for each of the following children, until arriving at the age of 16 years, commencing July 25, 1866, viz:

Esther I. 31 Oct 1873
Henry E. 22 Nov. 1875
John E. 20 Dec 1877

Former payments to be deducted
Certificate dated 30 March 1867
Sent to: A.D. Smith 3d, Providence, R. I

Act 14th July, 1862
BOOK C, Vol 14, Page 26

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WAR OF 1861 Act of July 25, 1866

CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW'S PENSION
Supplemental to case in which Certificate No. 17.788 was issued April 14th, 1864

BRIEF in the case of Sarah B. Horton, Widow of Jerome B. Horton, Pri. Co. "K", 4th R.I. Vols.

Resident of Providence County, and State of R.I.
Post Office address: Pascoag, R. I.

DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM
PROOF EXHIBITED

Abandonment or Adoption - Alleged

Date of Marriage of Parents - June 16th, 1856

Names and dates of births of children:
Esther I., born Nov 1st, 1857, who will be 16 years old, Oct 31st, 1873
Henry Edgar, born Nov. 23rd, 1859, who will be 16 years old, Nov 22d, 1875
John E., born Dec 21st, 1861, who will be 16 years old, Dec 20th, 1877

Proof of ages - Record evidence

Only Children - alleged

Agent and his P.O. address - Amos D. Smith, 3d, Providence, R.I.

Issue certificate for 8 dollars per month, commencing April 29th, 1862, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children commencing 25th day of July, 1866, deducting former payments.

(Signed) _______ Tompkins, Examiner

Passed March 19th, 1867
Approved