91st PA: John Goodwin

John Goodwin

Before the war

He was born in 1833/34 (10 (27 in 1861), 12 [26 in 1860]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 12).

On 17 May 1857, he was married to Sarah Miller, by Reverend George Chandler (of the First Presbyterian Church, Kensington, Philadelphia) (15). They had two children (15):

In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was a brickmaker (12). He was living with Sarah Goodwin (presumably his wife) and William (perhaps his brother?), along with Henry and Sarah Sachenheimer (12).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, light eyes, and dark hair (10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 19 November 1861 (1, 10, 15 [mustered in 25 November]). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by C L Zinn (10). He was mustered in company H (1) as a teamster (15, 21). He had gun number 91 (10).

On 20 May 1862, he was promoted to second corporal, replacing Martin Jones (9).

On 23 July 1862 (or possibly 25 July), Sergeant George Finney (H) ordered him to guard John Mann, while Finney had Lieutenant Dyke order him to be held in the guard house (19). Goodwin apparently went to get his sidearm, which allowed Mann to start walking away (19).

He was on duty at slave pen in Alexandria, Virginia on 8 August 1862, when E Carroll Brewster was arrested for being drunk on duty (11). He testified that Brewster was not drunk at about 1 o'clock (three or four hours before he was relieved) (11).

On 8 September 1863, Sinex reported that he was in Philadelphia, and able to rejoin the regiment, and requested his return (4).

On 26 September 1863, he was reported returned from hospital for duty (5).

On 10 December 1863, the regiment reported he had been sent to the Division Hospital (6).

He died of typhoid fever, on 10 December 1863, in the Division Hospital, at Bealton Station, Virginia (1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 20). Lieutenant Joseph Jones was present at his illness and death, and also attended his burial services (15). He was buried in Philadelphia National Cemetery (2, 14 [Mechanics Cem], 20 [Philadelphia Nat'l Cem]). A headstone was produced by Gross Brother Lee Massachusetts; the contract was dated 1 June 1890 (2). He was a sergeant in company H (1, 6, 21; the interment index (2) claims he was a private).

After the war

His widow, Sarah Goodwin, applied successfully for a pension on 14 January 1864 (3, 13, 15). Her post office address was Cumberland, 4th door above Amber Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). Her pension was approved on 29 July 1864, retroactive to 10 December 1863 (15). She initially received $8.00 per month (15).

On 14 September 1866, she applied for, and received, an additional $2 per month for each child under 16 years of age, beginning 25 July 1866 (15). Her post-office address was 519 Adams Street, Philadelphia (15).

In 1870, his widow, Sarah Goodwin, was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). She was living with their children George and John (16).

In 1880, his widow, Sarah Goodwin, was living at 1932 Titan Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). She was living with their children George and John, who were both laborers (17).

Her pension was increased to $12.00 per month, beginning 19 March 1886 (15). Her post-office address was then 1929 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15).

In 1900, his widow, Sarah Goodwin, was probably living at 1552 South Capitol Street, ward 3Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). She was living with her son John and a lodger (18).

His widow, Sarah Goodwin, died on 13 May 1906 (15).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.)

2 Philadelphia National Cemetery, interment index (searched 2 November 2000)

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name. (Searched 13 Jan 2001, at Ancestry.) (John Goodwin)

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 September 1863

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 September 1863 (Sergt Goodwin [?])

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 December 1863 (J Goodwin)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 11 December 1863 (Lig [??] Goodwin)

8 company H, register of deaths (John Goodwin)

9 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (John Goodwin)

10 company H, descriptive roll, #79 (John Goodwin)

11 court-martial record, E Carroll Brewster (Corporal John Goodwin)

12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 456 = 456 handwritten (John Goodwin)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (John Goodwin)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 December 1863 (John Goodwin)

15 widow's certificate file (from Footnote), certificate 27,540 (John Goodwin)

16 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 83rd district, post office Station E Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 95 = 39 handwritten (Sarah Goodwin)

17 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 563, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 707 = 25 A handwritten (Sarah Goodwin)

18 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 36, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 925, microfilm series T623, film 1477, page 91 = 5 A handwritten (Sarah Goodwin)

19 National Archives and Records Administration. Record Group 153. Court-martial case file KK-213, John Mann (Corporal Goodwin)

20 Find a grave, memorial 2542079, imported from US Veteran's Affairs, 3 March 2000, accessed 15 February 2011 (John Goodwin)

21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Goodwin)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
I found a possible entry for him in the LDS index to the 1850 census, living in Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with James and Susan Goodwin, presumably as parents); the John Goodwin was 15, and a brick maker [see microfilm series M432, film 820, page 181 recto = 1 handwritten = 353 [?] handwritten
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed August 2010)
1910 US census
Ancestry index (accessed August 2010)
1920 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed August 2010)
1930 US census
Ancestry and Footnote indices (accessed August 2010)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 456 = 456 handwritten]
line2324252627
Dwelling number3260    
Family number3826 3827  
NameHenry SachenheimerSarahJohn GoodwinSarahWilliam
Age2220262122
Sexmfmfm
Color     
OccupationSegar Maker Brick Maker  
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthPhila""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 83rd district, post office Station E Philadelphia, microfilm series M593, film 1412, page 95 = 39 handwritten]
[the children match the children listed in the pension application]
line171819
Dwelling-house number278  
Family number299  
NameGoodwin SarahGeorgeJohn
Age3096
Sexfmm
Colorwww
OccupationKeeping House  
Real estate value   
Personal estate value100  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 563, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 707 = 25 A handwritten]
[the children match the children listed in the pension application]
line789
street nameTitan Street
house number1932  
dwelling visit #226  
family visit #238  
nameGoodwin SarahGeorge WJohn W
colorWWW
sexFMM
age401916
month born if born in year   
relationship SonSon
single 11
married   
widowed/divorced1  
married during year   
occupationKeeping HouseLaborerLaborer
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 36, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 925, microfilm series T623, film 1477, page 91 = 5 A handwritten]
[this is the only plausible candidate I've found for Sarah Goodwin in the 1900 census. her age and father's birthplace, and John's age, don't quite match the other information I have, but they're close enough that I'm assuming they are simply mistakes]
line434445
streetSouth Capitol
house number1552  
dwelling number96  
family number101  
nameGoodwin Sarah- John W.Baker William
relationshipHeadSon Lodger
colorWWW
sexFMM
birth dateNov 1837May 1865Mar 1870
age622530
married?WdSS
# years married   
mother of how many children?3  
# of children living2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupation SalesmanElectrician
# months not employed 00
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Goodwin, John
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Teamster | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 December 1863, John Goodwin]
This is to certify that John Goodwin late Sergeant of company "H" 91st Regt Pa Vols died at this Hospital on the 10th day of December 1863. Disease. Typhoid Fever.
Asst Surg Upanny [?]
In charge 2d Div 5th Corps Hospital

Place of Burial, [illegible] Mechanics Cem
Anthony C Hookey UNDERTAKER
Residence, Frankford Road Humberland
Date of Certificate. Jan 4th 1864

widow's pension certificate file

[source: Footnote]
[this file has 24 pages]


[page 1]

Box 31705
Certificate 27540
OK

Sarah Goodwin
Bundle #17

[page 2]

WAR OF 1861.
L.T.J.
Phil
27,540

Brief in the case of Sarah Goodwin widow of John Goodwin Sergt. Co. "H." 91. Pa. Vols.

Philadelphia County, and State of Pennsylvania, Pa.
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, Philadelphia, Cumberland 4th door above Amber St.
Claim for widow's Pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.

1. Authenticated copy of church record, showing marriage (May 17 /57.) Declaration + its affidavits showing widowhood, + that soldier left one child, whose name + date of birth are given.

2. Adjt. Genl's report, showing muster as Teamster, November 25. 1861.

3. Same report, showing him a "Sergt. Died from disease at Bealton Va. December 10. 1863." Certfct. of 2. Lieut. showing death, time + place aforesaid, "of disease supposed Typhoid fever contracted in service." Surgeon Genl. can furnish no report.

4. Jos. E. Dewitt. + Co. Attys. Phila. Pa.

Admitted July 29., 1864, to a Pension of $8 00 per month, commencing December 10, 1863.

Jas. E. Dewitt + Co.
427. Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Name and Residence of Agent.

Chas. T. Cotton.
EXAMINING CLERK.

I.A.M.

[page 3]

WIDOW.
STATE OF Pennsylvania
COUNTY OF Philadelphia

On this twenty eigth day of December A.D. 1863, personally appeared before me Fred. G. Wolbert Prothy. Sarah Goodwin a resident of Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania aged 24 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress approved July 14th, 1862: That she is the Widow of John Goodwin who was a Sergeant in Company "H" commanded by [blank] in the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania vols in the War of 1861, who died December 10 /63 @ Division Hosp. near Bealeton [sic] Va suddenly She further declares that she was married to the said John Goodwin on the 17th day of May A.D. 1857: that her husband, the aforesaid John Goodwin died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period. That deceased soldier left one child

George H. Goodwin Born November 23rd 1860.

As will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. She also declares that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided, or abetted, the rebellion in the United States. That her post office address is Cumberland St [??] 4th door above Amber Phila Pa.


X
Sarah Goodwin
her mark

Witness ED Sumper
CW Vauhorn

Sworn and subscribed to before me, the day and year above written, the contents having first been made known unto her by me.

Fred G. Wolbert
ant [?]

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Also personally appeared Patrick Flynn and Ann Campbell residents of Philadelphia Pa 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 Sarah Goodwin 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, that they have known claimant respectively 20 and 2 years knew her husband and knew them as man and wife that deceased soldier left one child whose name and age is correctly stated as is also her Post Office Address.

Patrick Flynn

Ann Campbell
her X mark
Witness ED Sumpert
CW Vauhorn

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 28th day of December A.D. 1863, the contents having first been made known unto them by me: and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Fred G. Norbert
L.U.L. [??]

[page 5]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
Jan 14 1864
PENSION OFFICE


[page 6]

Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
January 27th 1864

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 42823, 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 John Goodwin was enrolled on the 20th day of November, 1861, at Philadelphia in Co. H, 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, to serve 3 years, ['or during the war,' is crossed out] and mustered into service as a Teamster on the 25th day of November, 1861, at Philadelphia, in Co. H, 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, to serve 3 years, unless sooner discharged ['or during the war' is crossed out']. On the Muster Roll of Co. H of that Regiment, for the months of November and December, 1863, he is reported a "Sergt, Died from Disease at Bealton Va December 10th 1863" Nature of Disease not stated

I am, sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,
Sam G Preck [?]
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.

(2.)

Memoranda.
Name of applicant, Sarah Goodwin
Address, Cumberland St 4th door above Amber
Phila. Penna.

F.J. [?] O.

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Record of marriages by Rev George Chandler.
A.D. 1857.
May 17. Mr John Goodwin to
Miss Sarah Miller.

STATE OF Pennsylvania CITY OF Philadelphia ss.

On this Eighth day of January 1864 personally appeared before me F Campbell a notary public in and for the City and State aforesaid, Rev. William T Eva, resident of said city who being affirmed according to law, declares that the foregoing is a true copy from the record of marriages of the First Presybterian Church Kensington Philadelphia that said records are in his custody and possession, and that said extracts and copy was [sic] made by him, and in his own proper handwriting, and he declares that he is a disinterested witness.

William T. Eva
Past of 1st Pres Church Kensington

Affirmed to and subscribed before me on the day and year aforesaid, and I CERTIFY, That the affiant is a credible person, well known to me, and a minister in good standing in said church and that I have no interest in the claim of Sarah Goodwin for Pension

F Campbell
Not [?] Pub [??]

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3--1081.
PENSIONER DROPPED.
United States Pension Agency,
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
MAY 26 1906, 190[blank]
Certificate No. 27,540.
Class WIDOW. CIVIL WAR.
Pensioner Sarah Goodwin
Soldier John Goodwin
Service Sgt. H, 91" Pa.

The Commissioner of Pensions.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to May 4, 1906, has been dropped because of death, on May 13, 1906.

Very respectfully,

J. S. [??] Nickel
Acting United States Pension Agent.

NOTE.--Every name dropped is to be thus reported at once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date of death when known.

o-9

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U.S. PENSION OFFICE.
L
MAY 28 1906

Finance Division.
MAY 29 1906
BUREAU OF PENSIONS

[page 10]

No 27,540

Pennsylvania
Sarah Goodwin
Widow of John Goodwin
Rank Sergt
Company "H"
Regiment 91" Penn Vols
Philadelphia Agency.
Rate per month, $8.00
Commencing 10" December 1863

Certificate dated 2d Aug 1864
and set to Jos E Devitt + Co
427 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Penn

Act 4th July, 1862.
Book B Vol. 5 Page 33

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27,540
No. 42,823
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Sarah Goodwin
Philadelphia Co. Pa.
Wid of John Goodwin
Sergt Co. H. 91 Pa. Vols.
Died near Bealton Va
Dec. 10. 1863.
Pension Office,
Jan. 16th 1864.
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Joseph H. Barrett
Commissioner.

Received, Jany 14, 1864.
Joseph E. Devitt + Co
Philadelphia
Pa.
Attorney.

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April 28 /64 Circ 14. to D.S. [?]
May 3 / " " " ret. no. Ev.
" " " Circ G. [?] to Attys.
July 29 / " some add Ev. to Circ. G.

[page 13]

7411
This is to certify, that I was well and personally acquainted with John Goodwin late a private of Co "H" 91st Regt. P.V. USA. That the said John Goodwin died on the 10th day of December 1863, at Division Hospital near Bealton Va. of disease supposed to be Typhoid fever, contracted in the service and line of duty, as a soldier; That these facts are known to me being at that time first lieutenant of the company aforesaid of which said John Goodwin was a member, That I was present during his last illness and at his death, and also attended his burial services. and further that I have no interest whatever in this claim.

Jos T Jones
2 Lt 91st Regt P.V.

[page 14]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
July 28 1864
PENSION OFFICE

[page 15]

[COPY:]
FAMILY RECORD.
Children of John and Sarah Goodwin
George W. BORN November 23rd 1860
[blank lines]

I HEREBY CERTIFY the above to be a true and correct copy of the original Family Record, produced before me this 12 day of January 1864.

Witness my hand and official seal,

F Campbell
Not Pub [??]

[page 16]

16771
Widow's Claim for Increase of Pension.
ACT JULY 25, 1866.
State of Pennsylvania, County of Philadelphia ss.

On this 14th day of September A.D. 1866, before me, a Prothonatory of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County and State above-named, personally appeared Sarah Goodwin a resident of Philadelphia County of Philadelphia State of Pennsylvania aged 28 years, who being 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 2d section of the Act of Congress increasing the pensions of widows and orphans, approved July 25, 1866; that she is the widow of John Goodwin who was a Sergeant in Company "H" commanded by Capt. Joseph Clauson of the 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the war of 1861, and that by reason of his death in the service aforesaid, she has been granted a pension of eight dollars per month in accordance with the certificate, numbered 27.540 bearing date on the Second day of August 1864, and that she is a Pensioner of the United States, duly enrolled at the Pension Agency at Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania. She further swears that she has the following named children of her deceased husband and herself, under Sixteen years of age, who are now living. That the following are the names, dates of birth, and present place of residence, of all of the children of her deceased husband and herself, who are now under sixteen years of age, who reside with her and are all the children of claimant by the deceased soldier.

John William Goodwin born May 10th 1864
George W. Goodwin born November 23rd 1860

That deceased soldier left no other child or children by any former marriage, that there is no public or church record of the birth of the child George W. Goodwin. That she surrenders the aforesaid Pension Certificate, No. 27.540. She further declares that she has not remarried since the death of her husband, nor has she abandoned the support of any one of the child [sic] above named, nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any other person or persons as his, her or their child. That she hereby constitutes and appoints JOSEPH E. DEVITT & CO., No. 427 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa., her true and lawful attorneys, and authorizes them to present and prosecute this claim, and to receive and receipt for all orders or certificates that may be issued in consequence thereof, hereby revoking all Powers of Attorney, if any, heretofore given by her for a like purpose. Her Post-office address is 519 Adams St Philadelphia .

Sarah Goodwin
X
her mark
Signature of Claimant.

Witness John H. Miller
John Hayes

Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesaid Jane Burt a resident of Philadelphia, and Anna M. Tilburn of resident of Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia State of Pennsylvania whom I certify to be credible persons, who being duly sworn according to law, declare, each for themselves that they well know Sarah Goodwin widow of John Goodwin



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deceased. That they were present and saw Sarah Goodwin make her mark to the foregoing declaration, that they have been acquainted with the said applicant and the said deceased for 3 and 5 years respectively, and 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 believe the foregoing statement relative to the names, birth, and ages of the children of deceased husband and herself, to be true and correct, and that the said statement is believed to be true and correct by the community in which they resided, and know that the children within named are all the children of claimaint by the deceased soldier who left no other children by any former marriage. That she is still remaining the widow of the said John Goodwin.

They further swear that they have no interest in this claim, either present or prospective, and that they are not concerned, directly or indirectly, in its prosecution, and that deceased soldier left no other child or children by any former marriage

Jane Burt
Anna M Tilburn
(Signature of witnesses)

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 14th day of September 1866; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. That I believe the affiants to be credible persons. And that the contents of the above was made known and explained to applicant and witnesses before signing.

Fred. G. Wolbert Prothy.
Official Signature

NOTE.--Must be sworn to before a Judge or Clerk of a Court of Record. If before a Judge, the Clerk must certifify that he is a Judge, and that his signature is genuine. The signature must be authenticated by Clerk and sealed.



No of original certificate 27.540
Residence Philada

WIDOW'S APPLICATION
FOR
INCREASE OF PENSION.
ACT JULY 25, 1866.
THE MILITARY AND NAVAL AGENCY.
JOSEPH E. DEVITT & CO.
ATTORNEYS,
For the Adjustment and Collection of Claims against the United States, or any State Government, &c.
PRINCIPAL OFFICES No. 427 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.

RESPECTFULLY REFERRED TO THE
Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.

REMARKS.
App. for INCREASE of Pension of Sarah Goodwin Widow of John late Sergt of Co "H" of the 91 Regt., Pa Vols.
FILED BY
JOSEPH E. DEVITT & CO.
No. 16771 the 14 day of Dec 1866.
Feb 26 /67. cert. ret. mail
Dec.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
FEB 17 1866
PENSION OFFICE

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RECORD OF BIRTH.
STATE OF Pennsylvana COUNTY OF Luzern [sic] ss.

On this sixth day of December 1866 before me a Justice of the peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared Ann Witcraft a resident [crossed out: 'and practising Physician'] in said County and State, who being by me duly Sworn according to law, doth depose and say, that she attended professionally on Mrs. Sarah Goodwin, as Nurse, wife of John Goodwin on the 23d day of November 1860 when she was delivered of a male child, named George W. Goodwin and further that she has no interest in the claim of Mrs. Sarah Goodwin for Increase of Pension

Ann Witcraft

Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year first above written, the contents being made known before signing. I certify the affiant to be a credible person and a nurse of skill and reputation, and that I have no interest in the claim of Mrs. Sarah Goodwin for Increase of Pension

Jacob Brigan [??], J.P.

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COPY OF Baptismal RECORD.
NameDate of BirthDate of BaptismParents [sic] NamesOfficiating Clergyman
John WilliamMay 10th 1864December 4th 1864John + Sarah GoodwinJohn Allen [???]


STATE OF Pennsylvania CITY OF Philadelphia ss.

On this Twentieth day of September 1866 personally appeared before me James E. Wood an Alderman in and for the City and State aforesaid, Vaughan Smith, a Minister of the Gospel and resident of said City who being sworn according to law, declares that the foregoing is a true copy from the record of Summerfield M.E. Church of which said Vaughan Smith is the Pastor that said records are in his custody and possession, and that said extract and copy was made by him, and in his own proper handwriting, and he declares that he is a disinterested witness

Vaughan Smith,
Pastor Summerfield M.E. Church

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid, and I CERTIFY, That the affiant is a credible person, well known to me, and a Citizen in good standing in said City and that I have no interest in the claim of Said Parties for Pension

James E. Wood
Alderman
Ex Officio Justice of the Peace
S[eal]

JOSEPH E. DEVITT & CO., BLANKS, No. 427 WALNUT ST. PHILA.

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Increase
No. 27.540
Pennsylvania
Sarah Goodwin
WIDOW OF
John Goodwin
Rank Sergeant, Co. H
Regt. 91" Pa. Vols.

Philadelphia Agency.
Rate per Month, $8
Commencing 10" Dec. 1863
Additional sum of $2 per Month for each of the following children, until arriving at the age of 16 years, commencing July 25, 1866, viz:
George W. 22" Nov. 1876
John W. 9" May 1880
Former payments to be deducted
Certificate dated 24" Aug. 1867
Sent to Jos. E. Devitt + Co
Phila. Pa.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book C Vol. 13 Page 254
W. Benseman Clerk.

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1890 May 6 _ AD _
Old PC on file _ MEH
1890 May 29 _ Permit [?]

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WAR OF 1861.
Act of July 25, 1866.
CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW'S PENSION.
Supplemental to case in which certificate No. 27.540 was issued August 2, 1864.
BRIEF in the case of Sarah Goodwin, Widow of John Goodwin Sergt. Co. "H." 91. Pa. Vols.
Resident of Philadelphia County, and State of Pennsylvania.
Post Office address: Philadelphia. 519 Adams. St.
DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Abandonment or adoption.No abandonment +c. duly averred.
Date of Marriage of Parents.May 17. 1857.
Names and dates of birth of children.George W. Goodwin, born November 23 1860 who will be 16 years old November 22, 1876
John W. ", " May 10 1864 " " May 9, 1880
Proof of ages.As to the first: affidavit of nurse present at birth.
" " " 2d Copy of Curch baptismal record verified by affidavit of custodian.
Only childrenAs per both applications. The younger born since original application made.
Agent, and his P.O. address.Jos E. Devitt + Co. No 427 Walnut St. Phila. Pa.

Issue certificate for -8- dollars per month, commencing December 10, 1863, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing - 25th day of July, 1866, deducting former payments.

Chas. T. Cotton, Examiner.
Passed Aug. 10, 1867.
APPROVED: S.T.S.

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(3--128.)
27540 Phila
Reissue certificate worn out.
WIDOW'S PENSION.
Claimant Sarah Goodwin
P.O. 1929 Wharton St.
County Philadelphia State Pa.
Soldier John Goodwin
Rank Sgt, Co 'H'
Regiment 91st Pa. Vol. Inf.
Rate, $12.00 per month, commencing Mch. 19, 1886, date of the Act.
[crossed out: 'and two dollars a month additional for each child, as follows:']
Issued in lieu of certificate dated Aug 24, 1867 to show change of rate.
[blank spaces for childrens' names]
Payments on all former certificates covering any portion of same time to be deducted.
All pension to terminate [blank]

RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:
[blank]

APPROVALS:
Submitted for issue July 15" 1890 M.E. Hartwell, Examiner.

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(3--232.)
No. 27.540

DEAD.
Reissue

Sarah Goodwin
Widow of John Goodwin
Rank [blank?]
Company [blank?]
Regiment 91 Pa. Vol. Inf.
Rate per month $12
Commencing Mar. 19 1886
Ending [blank]

Certificate dated July 21, 1890
and sent Aug 5, 1890.
Payable at Phila Agency
No Atty

(Order 175--5 M.)

DROPPED
MAY 26 1906
Dead Aud. advd
JUN 2 1906
CILLEY.
JUN 27 1906
Auditor advised date to which last paid
STU [??] Finance

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