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Military Monday: Who Signed Affidavits for Samuel S. Glover, Jr.?

08 November 2010

The following people signed affidavits in Samuel S. Glover’s Civil War Pension File:

John W. Lumley-Supervisor of Pleasanton Township, Manistee County, Michigan:  States that no property was assessed to S.S. Glover or Adda L. Glover in the last six years.

Mary E. Potts-Jackson, Michigan (I believe this to be Addie Glover's sister)

States she knew Adda L. Glover from the age on nine years until she was married to Samuel S. Glover Jr. and knew Samuel S. Glover Jr. from the age of twenty years until he was married to Adda L. Glover and have known them both every since and know that neither of them was ever married until they married each other on Aug 1st 1857 and after that time they have lived together as man and wife until he died and that neither had ever been divorced and that she has not remarried since the death of her late husband. Deponent further says that she was present at the wedding of Adda L. Dyer to Samuel S. Glover, Jr at the date aforesaid.

William B. Dyer, age 51, Adrian, Michigan (This is Addie's brothers)

He has known Adda L. Glover since she was 15 years of age and Samuel S. Glover Junior since he was about 21 years of age and know that neither of them was ever married until they were married to each other and have known them ever since they were married and know that they have lived together as man and wife and now that they were never divorced from each other and that neither of them were ever married to any one else and that Adda L. Glover has not remarried since the Death of her late husband.

William B. Dyer, aged 54 and Mary E. Potts, aged 57

They were well acquainted with both the above named (Samuel S. Glover and Adda L. widow) parties prior to their marriage & since. Said Samuel S. Glovers full and correct name was Samuel Stillman Glover but by some reason unknown to affidavits the public record of his marriage to this claimant shows him married under the name of Stillman S. Glover. Affidavits further state that Samuel S. Glover and Stillman S. Glover was the one and same person who was married to the above named claimant as set forth in her declaration for pension.

C. A. Norconk, MD aged 48

He was the attending physician at the last illness and death of the above name Samuel S. Glover Jr. He died Apl 12, 1904

Thomas Simpson, aged 66 and Catharine C. Simpson, aged 59 years

They have known Samuel S. Glover Jr and Adda L Glover for the period of thirty seven years respectively and know that neither had any real estate and no personal property except two horses and one cow which was sold for one hundred and seventy five dollars which went to pay the doctor bill and funeral expenses of Samuel S. Glover Jr Deceased, above that Adda L Glover has no one legally bound to support her and that she has no income from any source aside from her own labor and that Samuel S Glover Jr and Adda L Glover has lived together as husband and wife all the years we have known and our acquaintance with them is such that we should of known if they had either of the been married or divorced before they were married to each other and that she has not remarried since the death of her late husband also that he left her no life insurance when he died.

Sadie Glover and Jas. Connolly attested they saw Adda L. Glover sign the declaration. (Sadie Glover is the daughter of Samuel and Addie)

H.K. Mosher, Adjutant of Wisconsin Veterans’ Home

Reported the death of Adda L. Glover in the Wisconsin Veterans’ Home

Thomas Simpson aged 56 years, a resident of Bear Lake and A.W. Van Alstine aged 50, a resident of Bear Lake.

They have known Samuel S. Glover for 30 years, and 25 years respectively and attested to his disability and his inability to do physical labor.

C.S. Linkletter and Lot Nevins

Attested they saw Samuel S. Glover sign the declaration.

Morton Eddy and Robert R. Bucher attested they saw Samuel S. Glover sign the declaration.

Geo. W. Hopkins and Thomas Simpson both of Bear Lake attested they saw Samuel S. Glover sign the declaration.

Fred J. Russell and Henry S. Seegles , attested they saw Samuel S. Glover sign the declaration for pension increase.

1 comments:

Barbara said...

Brenda, I've often wondered about the names of witnesses and those signing affidavits, but never went much further. Seeing what you have done, maybe I should. Nice piece of work.

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