Widow’s Declaration for Pension or Increase in Pension


State of Missouri, County of Jasper, SS:
On this 16th day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and Ninety personally appeared before me the Clerk of Co. Court of the Jasper County a Court of Record within and for the County of State aforesaid Sarah M. Stewart aged 46 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the Pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pension to widows: That she is the widow of Abijah Stewart, who Enlisted under the name of Abijah Stewart at Tenn. on the 1st day of April A.D. 1864 in Co. E. 1st Regt Tenn Lt Arty in the war of Rebellion who contracted…
died on the 19 day of March A.D. 1888 who bore at the time of his death the rank of Civilian in Pierce City, Mo. that shw was married under the name of Sarah M. Morison to said Abijah Stewart on the 13 day of June A.D. 1866 by James Squibb J.P> at Greene Co., Mo there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married, that she has to 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 father’s death, viz

Oscar Stewart of soldier by --, born April 9 1876
Almer Stewart of soldier by --, born Jany 29 1878
Arrah Stewart of soldier by --, born Sept 24 1881
Lilly Stewart of soldier by --, born Dec 27 1885

That she has not abandoned the support of any one of her children, but that they are still under care or maintenance.
that she has not in any manner engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that a prior application has been filed under act – June 27 1890 No 447076
That she hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, ?? Ballord of Washington D. C. her attorney to prosecute the above claim, that her residence in No – , street and her Post Office address is Carthage, Mo.
A. G. Rogers
Asa Hood
Sarah M. Stewart