Saturday, January 12, 2013

Widows' Pension file Page 7

State of New York
City limits of Albany:

                                      Catharine Lynch
Being duty sworn says that she’s
the widow of Alpheus D. Lynch late
a private in Company B of 2C
Regiment of Heavy Artillery New York
volunteers. Defendant further says
that there is no record Church or
public record of her marriage &
that she has no certificate of her
marring with said Alpheus D.
Lynch and the whereabouts of
The Minister who performed said
Ceremony, or the whereabouts of
Witnesses who were present at the
Ceremony all unknown to de-
fendent and that there is no record
Of the baptism of the children or any
Of them, all of which defendant
States of her own personal Knowledge.
Defendant farther says that she was
Married at Newark, New Jersey
Some seventeen years ago & the minister
Who performed said ceremony& witnesses
Who performed said ceremony cannot be
Found defendant said that she can
Furnish no Evidence except the herein
After set forth affidavit to prove her
Said marriage. Defendant further says
That the reason she re-married again in
1864 is that a Chaplain in the army
And the Surgeon at the Hospital (Lincoln)
At Washington D. C. suggested that her

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