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Rhoda A. Weir
(Widow of Huge N. Weir)
Pension Papers
 


Pension Application Files
Mexican Wars
Death or Disability

Mexican War
The national Archives
"Old War" Widow
File No. 11762
Pensioner:    Rhoda A., Widow of
Veteran:  Hugh N. Weir
Service: Pvt. Geo. Mtd. Vol.


Carrollton, Ga. Dec. 25, 186?
Court of Pensions, Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
    Some time since I mailed to your address the application of Mrs. Rhoda D. Weir for an increase of Pension under act of July 1866 about the same time I mailed the applications of Mrs. Martha Janus and Mrs. Nancy M. Burnett. A certificate has been issued and sent me in each of the latter cases but I have heard nothing from Mrs. Rhoda D. Weirs case.  Will you be kind enough to have an examination made and inform me whether or no the application reached your office and if so the cause of the delay (?) and oblege (sic)
    Yours Respect.
        H. F. Merrell

Rhoda D. Weir Widow of Hugh N. Weir, private in Ga. Mtd. Vols. Pension Certificate No. 3270 was issued to Mrs. Weir on the 15the Deb 1867.  Under Act of June 3 1858 to commence 9th March 1868 and continue life or widowhood.  I mailed Mrs. Weir's application for an increase of pension I think in Nov. last and enclosed her pension Certificate with said application.  The pension certificate is pay at the agency in Washington D. C.
Robert Clarke  Agent
    Please address me at Atlanta G..  I shall remain there during the approaching Session of the Legislature.  and Oblege (sic).    Respy
H. F. Merrell


(Letter Stamped DEAD and initial G.L. )
Boaz Ala  April 24, 1906
Mr. John T. Wilder
Dear Sir I want to get what was due Rhoda D. Weir at her death.  She died the 21 day o October 1905 to pay her funereal expenses.  The Number of her certificate was 3270 page 172 roll 203.  The expenses was about thirty five dollars.
Yours Truly
G. H. S. Weir
**Hugh N. pvt. .G. Mtd. 12-4 Aug. OS


State of Georgia  County of Carroll
On this thirteenth day of May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Six personally appeared before me James M. Cheavers Justice of the Inferior Court of  (law?) State and County the same being a Court of Record Rhoda D. Weir aged Forty Five years a resident of Carroll county in the state o Georgia who being duly sworn according to Law declares that she is the identical Rhoda D. Weir who was a pensioner on the roll of the agency at Savannah Georgia and whose pension certificate is lost or mislaid.  She having made diligent search therefore but fails to find it.  That she has resided since the first day of January A. D. 1861 as follows to wit in ( ? ) Carroll County State of Georgia.  That during this period she has supported herself by labor having no other means of sustenance and that she has not borne arms against the government of the United States or in any manner encouraged the rebels or manifested a sympathy with their cause and that she was last paid her pension she thinks in the year 1860 but cannot recollect the precise time.  She further declares that she is still a widow.
    This application is made for the purpose of securing a restoration of her name to the pension rolls and of obtaining a new pension certificate such as she may be entitled to under existing laws reference being made to the evidence heretofore filed in the Pension Office to substantiate her original claims.
Rhoda D. (X her mark) Weir

Also personally came John Long and B. M. Long residents of the aforesaid State and County - 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 Rhoda D. Weir 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 they further swear that she is still a widow and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
John Long
B. M. Long

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 13th day of May A. D. 1866 and I hereby certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim and I further certify that the contents of the aforesaid declaration was made known to applicant before signing her mark.
    (signed)  James M. Cheavers J.P.C
    I, Rhoda D. Weir do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will henceforth faithfully support protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder.  That I will in like manner abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the Emancipation of slaves.  So (help sic) me God. 
Rhoda (X her mark) D. Weir
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13the day of May 1866
James M. Cheavers J.P.C


Carrollton, GA   Oct 15the 1868
Court of Pensions
Washington D. C.
Dear Sir:
    Enclosed please find the application of Mrs Rhoda D. Weir for an increase of her pension under act of 27the July 1868.
    I supposed it would be necessary to send her pension certificate which is here enclosed.  If it is not required please return it and oblige.
Respectfully
H. F. Merrell


Carrollton, Ga. January 29th 1867
Court of Pensions
Dear Sir:
Enclosed please find the application of Mrs. Weir for restoration to pension roll.  Her original certificate is lost and therefore cannot be returned  but she  accounts  for it in her  declaration and I hope this will be sufficient
Yours Resply
H. F. Merrell
Atty at Law
Carrollton Ga.


(This statement probably goes with the above letter or the one below)
I, Rhoda D. Weir drew a pension under the act of 21st July 1848 at the rate of three dollars and fifty cents per month commencing on the 7the of March 1848 and terminating on the 7the of March 1853 under certificate of pensions N. 576 and dated 25the September 1849 and request my pension certificate renewed under the law of the United States of the 3the February 1853.
Rhoda D. Weir


Georgia Carrolton 7th of December 1853

To the Commissioner of Pensions
Sir:
Enclosed I send you a declaration of Rhoda D. Weir widow of Hugh N. Weir decd to renew her pension certificate under the law of the United States of the 3rd of February 1853  If the declaration should be deficient please mark the deficiency and return it to me o be corrected.
Yours Very Respectfully
Wm. L. Parr
Commissioner of Pensions
Washington City D. C.


State of Georgia  County of Carroll
    On this 15th day of October, A. D. 1868 personally appeared before me J. M. Griffin Clerk of the Superior court within and for the county and State aforesaid Rhoda D. Weir age 47 years a resident of Carroll County in the State of Georgia who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the identical Rhoda D. Weir to whom was granted pension certificate N. 3270 payable at Washington City. at the rate of three dollars and fifty cents per month issued under the act of June 3, 1858.  (Heul?) she makes this declaration in order to secure the increase of her pension to which she is entitled under the 13th section of the Act o July 27the 1868.  My post office address is Carrolton Ga.
Rhoda D. (X her mark) Weir

Also personally appeared J. B. Beall and E. T. McDowell residents of the county and state aforesaid 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 Rhoda D. Weir 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.
John . Beall
E. T. McDowell

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of October 1868.  I having authority under the law to administer oaths, and I hereby certify that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim given under my hand and the Seal of said Court (the same being a Court of Record) this 15th of October 1868.
J. M. Griffin  Clerk, S. C.


State of Georgia  Carroll county
On this 7th day of December A. D. one thousands eight hundred and fifty three personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Inferior court within and for the county aforesaid Mrs. Rhoda D. Weir a resident in the county of Carroll and state of Georgia aged 32 yeas who being found duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the law of the United States on The 3rd of February 1853 that she is the widow of Hugh N. Weir deceased who was a private in Company (E) of the Georgia Volunteer Mounted Battalion commanded by Leut. Co. James S. Calhoun that she was married to the said Hugh N. Weir on the 7th day of January 1845.  That her husband the aforesaid Hugh N. Weir died at Vera Cruz, Mexico on the 7th day of March 1848 in consequence of sickness contracted while in the service of the United States in the line of duly and that she was a widow at the passage of the act and is still a widow and that she had by the said Hugh N. Weir the following children. Namely John B. Weir aged eight years and George H. S. Weir aged six years the date of the passage of this act.
Rhoda (X her mark) D. Weir
    Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year above written and I certify that I have no interest in the result of the case and am not concerned in it's prosecution.
John P. Meador, J.P.

State of Georgia  Carroll County
On this 7th day of December A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty three and personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Inferior Court within and for the county aforesaid and severally made oath according to law that Mrs. Rhoda D. Weir is the widow of Hugh N. Weir deceased lat a private in company (E) of the Georgia Volunteers Mounted Battalion commanded by Leut. Col. James S. Calhoun that she was married to the said Hugh N. Weir on the 7the day of January 1845 in the county of Carroll and state of Georgia that she had by the said Hugh N. Weir decd the following children namely John B. Weir aged eight yeas and George H. S. Weir aged six years and that the said Mrs. Rhoda D. Weir was a widow at the passage of this act and is still a widow.
Abel Mathews
John boggs  
Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year first above written and I do certify that Abel Mathews and John Boggs are credible witnesses
John T. Meador, J. P.

State of Georgia   Carroll County
I hereby certify that John T. Meador, Esq. before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavits were made and who has hereunto subscribed his name was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Inferior Court (?) and for the (?)  and duly commissioned (?) sworn.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office as clerk of the inferior court of said county this 7the day of December 1853.
William Meador, CIC


 


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