Cert. 276.176




Elizabeth Upson

Widow of

Nelson Upson





Bundle 29











3-1081

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PENSIONER DROPPED

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF PENSIONS



MAR 23, 1917


Certificate No. 276 176

Class CIVIL WAR

Pensioner Elizabeth Upson

Soldier Nelson ``

Service K 11.Mo-Inf.

________


The Commisioner of Pensions.


Sir:

I have the honor to report that the name of

the above-described pensioner who was last

paid At $ 20, to Dec 4, 1916

has this day been dropped from the roll be- cause of death Feb 19 – 1917




Very respectfully,



Signature illegible

_______________________________________


Chief Finance Division

_______________________________________________________________

Note.-Every name dropped to be thus reported at

once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date

of death when known. 6-2249











War Department,

ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., January 10, 1881,

Sir:


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of

application for Pension No. 259998 , 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 _______

Nelson Upson was enrolled on the 3

day of June , 1861, at Chicago Ill. , in Co. I

7th Regiment of Mo Volunteers, to

serve 3 years or during the war, and mustered into service as

a Private on the 10 day of July , 1861,

at St. Louis Mo , on Co. I , 7 Regiment

of Mo Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or

during the war. On the Muster roll of Co. “I” of that Regiment

for the months of From Enrollment to Aug 31 , 1861,

he is reported present, same Co. Febry 29/64 Re Enlisted

as a Vet Vol Mch 1/64 in Said Co. Muster Roll of Co

for Meln April 1864 reports him absent with leave Since

April 12/64 May & June 1864 present, Same Co. Oct 31/64.

Muster Roll Co. K 11 th Regt Mo Vol for Nov & Dec 1864

to which transferred , reports time absent wounded

at Nashville Tenn. Dec 16/64. Co Engaged the E nemy

in action Dec 16/64 at Nashville Tenn. Jany & Febry 65

absent wounded. Same Co. Dec 31/65 Muster Out Roll of

Co. dated Jany 15/66 reports him present and Mustered

out that date at Memphis Tenn.


Location of Wound not stated.


I am, sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Signature illegible

_________________

Assistant Adjutant General

(2)

The Commisioner of Pensisons,

Washington, D. C. 3










PENSION OFFICE,


June 28, 1880



Sir:

You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the

enrolment, muster, service, duty, and discharge or death of __________

Nelson Upson , who was private

in Company I, 7th Regiment of Missouri Vol., Inf

reported died _________________________, 18 .

If the above name is not found on the rolls of said Company,

will you so state, and report as to enrolment, jc., in the case of any man

bearing a similar name, whom you have good reason for believing to be the

soldier inquired for.

Please, also, to furnish any evidence on file that may enable this

Office to decide whether the soldier’s death resulted from injuries received or

disease contracted in the service and line of duty.


Was wounded at Nashville Dec. 1864.

Date of death not given.


Please return this circular with your report.

Claim No. 259.998 Special

Very respectfully,

OPS. Clark

Acting Commissioner,

Adjutant General U. S. A. HWS

Present.


Adjutant General’s Office,

Washington, D. C.,

April 17th, 1867.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office

of applications for Pension No. 121.030 , 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

Nelson Upson was enrolled on the 1 st

day of March , 1864, at Vicksburgh in Co. ____,

the 7 th Regiment of Mo Volunteers, to

serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into

service as a Pvt on the 1 st day of Mar

1864, at Vicksburgh Miss , in Co. the 7 th

Regiment of Mo Volunteers, to serve 3

years or during the war On the Muster Roll of Co. “K “

of the 11th Mo Vols to which he was transferred for the months of Nov & Dec 1864, he is reported “Wounded at Nashville Dec 16 th 1864”, Nature of wounds not stated. Mustered out of service Jany 15 th 1866.


I am, Sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,


C Sam. Breck

Assistant Adjutant General

The Commissioner of Pensions,

Washington, D. C.

Memoranda,

Name of Applicant, _______________

Address, _______________________























State of Michigan

County of Berrien

Alexander H. Scott Jr.

being duly sworn says: I reside in St. Joseph Berrien County Michigan and have resided here for 21 years. I am a physician and surgeon and have been in the active practice of my profession in St. Joseph and vicinity ever since I came here. I was Asst. Surgeon of 12 th Mic. Vol. Inf. I knew a man who lived near St. Joseph by the name of “Rofe”. I remember that he was commonly called “Doc”. He was a chicken & egg buyer part of the time, traveling around the country, and speculating in funs some. If he ever attended a patient as a physician it must have been on account of the patients ignorance, as this man Rofe was never recognized or accepted as a physician by the profession in this vicinity. I never knew that he claimed to be a physician until recently. I do not know where he is now. He was only a short time in this vicinity. In my judgement it would be a travesty on the profession to accept his affidavit as last attending physician in a pension claim or any other case. I have no interest in the pension claim of Elizabeth Upson widow of Nelson Upson late pt. Co. I 7 Missori Inf. Vol. My P.O. St Joseph Mich

Alex H. Scott MD

Subscribed and sworn to before me July 16 th 1888. I have no interest in this claim. John A. Watson

Cert. on file Notary Public

Berrien Co. Mich.

















Application for an Invalid Pension

____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Nelson Upson

_______________________________________________________________________________


Co. K. 11 Reg’t Mo Vols

________________________________________________________________________________


Geo S Clapp

____________________________________

Attorney for Claimant

______________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

St Joseph

Michigan

_________________________________

___________________________

________________



















APPLICATION FOR AN INVALID PENSION. 175 (Printed and sold by S.D. ELWOOD. Detroit, Mich)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

STATE OF MICHIGAN,

County of Berrien

On this Second day of January A. D. one thousand eight hundred and

sixty Seven personally appeared before me, theClerk of theCircuit Court within and for the County and State aforesaid, Nelson Upson aged 25

years, a resident of St Joseph in the State of Michigan

who being duly sworn according to law, declares he is the identical Nelson Upson

who enlisted in the service of the United States as a Private in the Company (K)

commanded by Lieut Geo P Robertson in the Eleventh Regiment of

Missouri Infantry commanded by Col. Bovier

in the War of the Rebellion in the Southern States, and was honorably discharged on the

Fifteenth day of January in the year 1866; that, while in the service afore-

said, and in the line of duty, he became disabled at the time and place, and in the manner following, to wit: At the Battle of Nashville on the Sixteenth day of December 1864 while in said company while on a charge he was wounded in the right arm breaking the bone below the elbow. Since which time the arm has never been well. That the bones slipped past and never re united. That after his wound he was taken to Hospital Thru Branch One and after that remained in different hospitals for about a year and joined his Company at Memphis Tennesee and was there discharged.


The said Nelson Upson makes Declaration for the

purpose of obtaining the benefit of Invalid Pension Laws of the United States; and doth hereby constitute and appoint George S. Calpp of St. Joseph his true and lawful Attorney with full power of substitution, authorizing him to prosecute this, his Claim for a Pension, and to receive and receipt for any Duty or Certificate which may be issued thereon, and to do all other acts which may be necessary in the premises.



Nelson Upson (Seal)

Also, personally appeared Charles Williams and Adrian Cortiville residents of Berrien County persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who, being by me duly sworn according to law, say that they were present and saw Nelson Upson sign and make oath to the foregoing Declaration and Power of Attorney; and they further swear that they have very reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identified person he represents himself to be, and that they (deponents) do reside in the County of Berrien aforesaid, and are disinterested in this claim. And deponents further state, that the said Nelson Upson is by occupation a Farmer and that his habits of life are now and have been since his discharge, uniformly good. That the said “Upson” interlined in the second line of this page was so interlined before we signed.


Charles Williams


Adrian Corteville


Sworn and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written; and I further certify, that the above Power of Attorney was voluntarily acknowledged by the applicant as aforesaid; that the Circuit Court within and for the County of Berrien aforesaid, of which I am Clerk is a Court of Record, having a seal and that I have no interest in the result of this claim, and am not concerned in its prosecution. “Upson” interlinedin 2 nd line was so written before my signature.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Seal of the said Court this third day of January A.D. 1867.


George H. Murdock

Clerk






State of Missouri

Co of St. Louis


Thomas S. Hawley being duly sworn on oath says that he is a physician and surgeon residing and practicing in the city of St Louis Mo: that during the late war he was duly commissioned first as Asst. then as surgeon with the rank of Major of the 11 th Mo Infantry … Vols and served as such from June 17, 1863 to January 16, 1866.

That he knew of his personal knowledge that private Nelson Upson of “K” Co. 11 th Mo Inf … Vols which engaged in battle with the enemy at or near Nashville Tennessee on the 16 th day of December 1864 was severly wounded with a Minnie ball passing through his right arm producing a severe and complicated wound immediately after receiving this injury he with all the other wounded was removed to the General Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was incapacitated from further Military duty and in the opinion of affiant is at least one half disabled from obtaing his subsitance by manual labor.

Thomas S. Hawley M.D.

Ltae Surgeon 11 th Mo Inf …Vols

State of Missouri

County of St Louis


I D. C. Coleman Clerk of the County court within aforesaid County certify the foregoing declaration was made inder oath and subscribed to by Thomas S. Hawley M.D. before me this 28th day of December 1868, I further certify that the said Thomas S. Hawley is known to me as a physician and surgeon reputable in this profession and entitled to credit and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the proscecution of this claim.


In testimony whereof I hereby set my hand and affix the seal of the said county this 28 th day of Dec 1868


D. C. Coleman

Clerk County Court












WIDOW.

___


CLAIM FOR PENSION.


____


ORIGINAL.


_______________________________

_______________________________


Mrs. Upson Applicant

Widow of Nelson Upson

Private Co. “I” 7 th Reg’t.

Mo Inftry Vols


_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

Filed by

GILMORE & CO.,

Successors to Chapman, Homer & Co.,

ATTORNEYS,

629 F Street, WASHINGTON, D. C.

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

John L. Gink, Printer, 631 F street, Washington, D. C.











DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF A WIDOW.

To be executed before a Court of Record, or some officer thereof having custody of its Seal.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


State of Michigan

County of Berrien


On this 23 d day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine personally appeared before me Clerk of Circuit Court

The same being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Elizabeth Upson age 37 years, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by the Act of Congress granting pensions to widows: That she is the widow of Nelson Upson who enlisted under the name of Nelson Upson at St Joseph Michigan, on the____________day of___________A.D. 1861, in (1) Company “I” 7th Regiment Missouri Infty Vols, in the war of 1861 who (2) and reenlisted as a veteran in the same Co and Regiment and was wounded in the right arm below the elbow at the battle of Nashville about Dec 1864 He was treated in Brown’s General Hospital at Louisville Ky, and was discharged on account of disability and that his death was in consequence of such continued disability

on the ________________day of_________________________, A.D. 18_____, that she was married under the name of Elizabeth Gow to said Neslon Upson

on the 4 th day of April, A. D. 18 66, by Gotlieb Hetler Justice of the peace at Royalton, Mich, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previsously married (3)____________________________________________________________________

that she has to the present date remained his widow; that the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet surviving, who were under sixteen years of age at the father’s death, to wit:


HIS BY HERSELF HIS BY A FORMER MARRIAGE


Ella Nora , born Jan 26, 1869 ______________, born_______, 18

Carrie , born Sept 30, 1871 ______________, born_______, 18

Nelson , born Jan 15 , 1874 ______________, born_______, 18

Willie , born Nov 3 , 1877 ______________, born_______, 18


That she has not abandoned the support of any one of his children, but that they are still under her care or maintenance (4)___________________________________________

that she has not in any matter been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that no prior application has been filed (5)________________________

that she hereby appoints GILMORE & CO., of Washington City, D.C., her attorneys to prosecute her claim, with full power of substitution; that her residence is St Joseph Berrien County Michigan and that her post office address is St Joseph Berrien County Michigan


Two attesting witnesses

To signature of the claimant.


Louis Grubfelter Elizabeth X Upson

Thos H. Botham

  1. State company and regiment, if in army; or vessel and rank, if in navy.

  2. State nature of wounds and all circumstances attending to them, or the disease and manner in which it was incurred,

in either case showing soldier’s death to have been the sequence.

  1. If either have been previously married, so state, and give date of death or divorce of former spouse.

  2. For such children as are not under her care, claimant should account.


If prior application has been filed, either by soldier or widow, so state, giving number assigned to it.


(Over.)


Also personally appeared Louis Grubfelder, residing at St Jospeh Michigan and Thomas H. Botham residing at St Jospeh Michigan persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Elizabeth Upson the claimant (make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant 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.


Two witnesses to signatures. (Signature of witnesses.)

Attest:


Edwin D. Cooke Louis Grubfelter

Alex B. Leeds Thos. H. Botham


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23 d day of December

A.D. 1879 , and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c, were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words 12” and Michigan Erased and the words 7” and Missouri, added; and I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


Edwin D. Cooke

(Signature)


Clerk of the Circuit Court

(Office Character)


Berrien County

Michigan








GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.



I Joe Bates Alexander a resident of Lake in the County of Berrien and State of Michigan of lawful age, on oath depose and says in relation to the pension claim of Nelson Upson No 259998 late of Co. I Reg’t 7 Vols., as follows: and Mo Inft That claimant was a comrad and I bunked with him and at the battle of Nashville Ten he was wounded in the arm and was sent to the Hospital and after his return to the Regiment he was complaining of lung difficulty – having a severe cough and I asked him what made him cough so much and he said that he caught cold on the first night before the battle by laying out on the Hills and in the Rain and he seemed to grow worse further deponent sayth not


I further state that I have no pecuniary interest in this claim, and that my post office is Stevensville Mich


If the affiant makes hi mark, two persons who can write must attest by

Signing their names on the lines below his

1W M Smith Joe X Bates Alexander

Affiant Signature

2J H Narregan mark




General Affidavit.

I, John Murphy a resident of Saint Joseph in the County of Berrien and State of Michigan, aged 52 years on oath deposes and says in relation to the pension claim of Elizabeth Upson widow of the late Nelson Upson late of Co. I, 7 th Reg’t, Missouri Vols., as follows: that this affiant knew the said Nelson Upson before the war of the rebellion, that at that time he appeared to be a sound able bodied man, that on his return from the army at the close of the war, he looked and appeared in poor health, and I considered him in poor health but could not say just what his disease was, and he was never a well man or in good health after I knew him until his death in 1876. He had told this affiant he ws in poor health, that he has been acquainted with Elizabeth wife of said Nelson Upson since their marriage and that he has resided in St Jospeh most nearly all the time from his return from the army until his death, and that –said Elizabeth has not remarried, had she done so I would have know it, and the children Elanor, Carrie, Nelson and Willie are still living.

I further state I have no pecuniary interest in this claim, and that my post office address in Saint Joseph Michigan


If the affiant sign by mark, two persons who can write must attest by

Signing their names on the lines below.


__________________________________________________

John Murpshy

Affiant’s Signature

__________________________________________________









General Affidavit.

_____________

______________



State of Michigan , County of Berrien, ss:


In the matter of Pension Claim No 259998 of Elizabeth Upson, widow of Nelson Upson late of Co. I, 7 th Reg Mo. Vol ON THIS Fifth day of May A.D. 1890; personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths, Elizabeth Lucker age 53 years, a resident of Saint Joseph in the County of Berrien and State of Michigan well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

________________________________________________________________________ (NOTE.-Affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.)

I knew Nelson Upson when he was a boy, knew him when he went -into- the army, considered him a well man when he went into the army-I lived neighbor to him then. When he returned from the army he was in poor health then I saw him carry sand at a church building and he appeared to be unable to work I have known the family until this day. Nelson Upson died in about 1876-his wife Elizabeth has not remarried since the death of her husband, and has not abandoned her children form in all, viz: Nora, Carrie, Nelson and Willie who are now living with their mother in St. Joseph. I knew Elizabeth to work hard washing and other work to keep her children together, and keep them at home and cared for them faithfully. Her Post Office address is Saint Joseph Michigan

I further declare that I no interest in said case and I am not concerned in its prosecution.

her

C H Moulton Elizabeth X Lucker

J C Miers mark

(If Affiant sign by mark, two persons who can write sign here.) ______________________

(signature of Affiant)




























































General Affidavit Form No. 866 Printed and sold by The Chicago Legal News Co.


State of Michigan

County of Berrien

In the Matter of Pension claim of Elizabeth Upson widow of the late Nelson Upson C. I 7th Mo Inft Claim 259.998

Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for aforesaid County and State, James R Dunham, aged 53 years citizen of the Township of Saint Joseph, County of Berrien State of Michigan, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, on oath declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

I knew the late Nelson Upson before he enlisted in the army and knew him when he came home from the army. He was well & able bodied before he enlisted and when he came home he showed me where he was wounded and I worked with him, and he complained a good of his arm paining him, and some of the time he was unable to work at all from the effects of said wound and was never able to do a full days work when working with me, He seemed to be broken down in general health after he came back from the army and never seemed to be the same man he was before he enlisted and I further believe that his health and his constitution was … and broken down from the hardships and exposures incurred while in the army

I further declare, that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution, and am not related to the applicant.


Attest-when any affiant signs by mark, (2 persons.)

______________________________ Signature James R Dunham

of

_______________________________ Affiants. ________________________


No. 259.998


Elizabeth Upson widow


Nelson Upson


I 7th Mo. Inf


_______________________________________

_______________________________________

Filed By

Nathan Bickford

Attorney for Claimant,

WASHINGTON, D.,C.


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.


In the matter of Nelson Upson Pension Claim No. 259.998 Late of Co. I of the 7th Reg’t of Missouri Vols.

On the 3 day of May A.D. 1890; personally appeared before me, a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths Ashbel P Barlow aged 62 years, whose Post-Office address is St Joseph Mich well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I hereby certify that I knew the above Nelson Upson from the later part of the year 1872 up to the time of his death and that he worked for me off and on as his health would admit for several years that I am well aquainted with his widow Mrs Elizabeth Upson as she has worked in my family a great deal washing & co and believe her to be a worthy person in every respect. That the said Nelson Upson was suffering from a gun shot wound in the arm which he said he received while serving in the American Army during the late rebellion. That he was troubled with a bad cough which he said originated from a bad cold which he caught while in said Service from which he had never recovered from and subsequently caused his death. That the above said Elizabeth Upson has never to my knowledge remarried to my knowledge that she has been diigant in working for the support of her family to the best of her ability.


I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not in its prosecution


If affiant signs by mark, two persons who can write must attest by

Signing their names on the lines below.



O O Jordan Ashbel P. Barlow

(Signature of affiant)

_______________


State of Michigan County of Berrien ss:


Sworn to and subscribed before me, this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to affiant including the words ____________________

erased, and the words__________________________________ added and acquainted Him with its contents before He executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me, and that He is a credible person.


Orville O Jordan

(Official Signature)


Notary Public

(Official Character)

Berrien Co Mich

No. 259.998


Elizabeth Upson


widow of


Nelson Upson


Co. I 7 th Mo Inf Vols.


Affidavit of

Wm G. Ensley


____________________________________________

____________________________________________

FILED BY

NATHAN BICKFORD,

Pension and Claim Attorney

914 F Street,

Washington, D. C.





GENEARL AFFIDAVIT.



I William G. Ensley a resident of St Joseph in the county of Berrien and State of Michigan, aged 62 years on oath depose and say in relation to the pension claim of Nelson Upson late of Co. I 7th Reg’t, Mo Inft. Vols., as follows: I first knew said Nelson Upson in the year 1865. I knew him intimately from 1866 to the time of his death in the year 1876. He died in the township of Lincoln near this village-I knew him to have been troubled with lung disease for he often stopped at my house; first in 1866 and at that time he would cough and spit up phlegm and blood and could do no work on account of said trouble. Afterwards I saw him try to split some wood and he could not on account of his cough and in fact it troubled him in all these years and in capacitated him from labor.


I further state that I have no pecuniary interest in this claim, and that my post office address is Saint Joseph Michigan


If the affiant signs by mark, tow persons who can write must attest by

signing their names on lines below



William G Ensley

Affiant’s Signature

__________________


State of Michigan County of Berrien ss:


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28 day of June , 1890 and I certify I am nowise interested in this claim nor am I concerned in its prosecution ____________



William K Sawyer

Official Signature

Notary Public

Official Title


Commision on file in De partment


No. 259,998

Elizabeth Upson widow

Nelson Upson

I 7th Mo Inf


_________________________________________

_________________________________________

Filed By

NATHAN BICKFORD,

Attorney for Claimant,

Washington, D. C.




GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.


In the matter of Elizabeth Upson Pension Claim No. 259,998 of widow of Nelson Upson of St Joseph Michigan Late of Co.I of the 7 th Reg’t of Missouri Infantry Vols.,

On this 3 d day of May A.D. 1890; personally appeared before me, a Notary Public duly authorized to administer oaths Thomas Archer aged 57 years, whose Post-Office address is Saint Joseph Michigan well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:


The first became accunated with Nelson Upson on or about the close of the war on his return home he resided with his mother until he married a few months after the said Elizabeth. They then took up a residence opposite his house in St Joseph. He resided in St Joseph and vicinity until his death in the yaer 1876. That he worked for this affiant at different times for about three years after his return from the army. He had a serious cough and appeared to have the lung trouble so much so that although his work was light when he worked for the affiant-being working in a nursery-often obliged to stop work and often confined to his house several days at a time because of this lung trouble and that he deffered from work on account of his disability-about one-half his time and that he continued in poor health until his death on account of the cough and lung trouble

I further declare I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution.


If affiant signs by mark, two persons who can write must attest by

signing their names on the lines below


______________________________ Thos Archer

(Signature of Affiant)

__________________ ____________


State of Michigan County of Berrien ss:


Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant including the words________________

Erased, and the words Although in the 14th line added and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me and he is a credible person.

William K Sawyer

(Official Signature)

Notary Public

(Offical Character)

Commission on file in department


General Affidavit Form N. 866 Printed and sold by The Chicago Legal News Co.


State of Michigan

County of Berrien

In the matter of Mrs. Nelson Upson of St Joseph Berrien County Michigan

Personally came before me, a ____________in and for aforesaid County and State, Andrew Patzkoskie, aged 71 years citizen, of the Township of Lincoln, County of Berrien State of Michigan, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, on oath declare, in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

I knew Nelson Upson Before he went into the army and knew him Since his return from the army. I know that he had a Bad wrist-the right one he said he was Shot through the wrist at the Battle of Nashville Tennessee I know that his wrist was Lame continuously and he could not Do manual Labor on account of Said Lameness I knew him up to the time of his death he died here in St Joseph Michigan from lung trouble which he Said he contracted while in the army Just Previous to the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee


I further declare, that I no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution, and I not related to the applicant.


Attest-when any affiant signs BY MARK, (2persons.) His


J F. Barmore Signature Andrew X Patzkoskie

Of mark

Chasl Lucker Affiant ________________________________________