91st PA: Jerret (or Garrat) Hurst

Jerret Hurst

Before the war

He was born in 1822/25 (4 (39 in 1862), 7 [35 in 1860], 9 [50 at death in 1863]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 7 [Ireland]).

On 13 September 1847, he married Mary D Burke (10). They were married by Reverend N D [?] Harris, of the Church of the Nativity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). They had three living children when he died (10):

In 1860, he was living in the 10th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a tinsmith, and owned $500 in personal property (7). He was living with Mary (presumably his wife), and Mary, Sarah, and William (presumably their children), along with two people with different family names (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and light hair (4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 13 August 1862 (1, 4, 10). He was enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (4). He was a private in company A (1, 11, 12, 13).

In fall 1862, he was living at 1217 Myrtle Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

He died of typhoid fever on 4 February 1863, at the division hospital, Camp in the Field, at Falmouth, Virginia (1, 2 [6 Feb], 3 [5 Feb], 4 [4 Feb], 10 [4 Feb]). He was a private, in company A (1, 3, 11, 12, 13).

According to the city death records, on 7 February 1863, he died, apparently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of rheumatism (9). He was a soldier (9). He was buried from 1217 Myrtle Street, 14th ward (9). He was buried on 15 February 1863 at Odd Fellows Cemetery (9).

After the war

On 15 April 1863, his widow, Mary K Hurst, applied successfully for a pension, under the Act of 14 July 1862 (5, 6, 10). She was living at 1217 Myrtle Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

She applied for, and received, an additional $2 per month for children less than 16, starting 25 July 1866 (10).

Payment of her pension was suspended in 1876, because her attorney, George W Ford, had fraudulently executed all the documents relevant to her application in his office, claiming they were executed in the Orphans' Court and the Court of Quarter Sessions (10). The investigating agents recommended that the suspension be removed (10).

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 consolidated morning report, 7 February 1863

3 company A register of deaths (Jarett Hurst)

4 company A descriptive roll, entry 98 (Jerret Hurst)

5 pension index, by regiment (Garrad Hurst) [perhaps the 'd' is a very sloppy 't']

6 pension index, by name (Garrat [sic] Hurst)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 10th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 636 = 262 [?] handwritten (Jerret Hurst)

8 1863 Philadelphia city directory, E C and J Biddle and Co. and A McElroy and Co., p.373 (Jerret Hurst)

9 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 February 1863 (Jared Hurst)

10 widow's pension file, Mary L Hurst, widow of Garrat Hurst, application dated 15 April 1863, certificate 4521 (Garrat Hurst)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jenest Hurst)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Genet Hurst)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jaret Hurst)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed October 2005)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed May 2009

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 10th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1160, page 636 = 262 [?] handwritten]
line3456789
Dwelling number1325      
Family number1415      
NameJarret HurstMary L "Mary J "Sarah E "Wm A "Stewart BurnsKate Petitt
Age353310874017
SexMFFFMMF
Color       
OccupationTin Smith    BakerOperator
Value of real estate owned       
Value of personal estate500      
Place of birthIrelandPa""""Ireland
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Cannot read & write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 June 2014, from Fold3]


Hurst, Jenest
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hurst, Jaret

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 15 June 2014]

Hurst, Genet
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inv.
Pvt | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Hurst, Jaret

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 15 June 2014]

Hurst, Jaret
Co. A, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

1863 city directory

[1863 Philadelphia city directory, E C and J Biddle and Co. and A McElroy and Co., p.373]
[this is the only Jerret Hurst in the directory]

Hurst Jerret, tinsmith, 1217 Myrtle

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 February 1863, Jared Hurst]
RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Jared Hurst
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 50 yrs
5. Married
6. Date of Death, February 7th 1863
7. Cause of Death, Rheumatism
Wm Read
Health Officer

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Soldier
9. Place of Birth, Ireland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
[lines 11 and 12 are connected by a curly brace, to the right of which is written:] Buried from
11. Ward, 14th
12. Street and Number, 1217 Myrtle St.
13. Date of Burial, Feby. 15th 1863
14. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cementy [sic]
Huran + Hughes Undertaker.
Residence, No 920 Race St + No 228 North 10th

widow's pension file

[widow's pension file, Mary L Hurst, widow of Garrat Hurst, application dated 15 April 1863, certificate 4521]
[transcribed from Footnote]


[page 1]
Cert 4521
Mary L Hurst
#4521
22 images ok
Box 31376
Bundle 37

[page 2]
[list of documents found for filming]

[page 3]

4521
WAR OF 1861.
Brief in the case of Mary L. Hurst, widow of Garrat Hurst, decd private in Co. "A." 91st Regt. Pa. Vols.
Philadelphia County, and State of Pennsylvania
Act of July 14, 1862.
Post Office address of Applicant, 1217 Myrtle St. Philadelphia Pa.
Claim for widow's pension.
Declaration and Identification in due Form.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
I. The marriage of Garrat Hurst to Mary D. Burke at Phila Pa Sept. 13. 1847. by the Revd N. [?] S. Harris, is proved by a verified copy of the church record.
II. The rolls show that Garrat Hurst, the above soldier, was enrolled and mustered into service as a private in Co. "A." 91st Pa. Vols. August 13. 1862, and that he died of Typhoid fever at Division Hosptl near Falmouth Va Feby 4, 1863.
III. He left three children whose names, ages, and place of residence are given.
IV. Power of attorney i n due form to Geoff. Ford.
Admitted August 3d, 1863, to a pension of $8.00 per month, commencing Feby 4th, 1863.
James A. Morgan EXAMINING CLERK.
Geoff Ford, Esqr. Philadelphia, Pa. Name and Residence of Agent

[page 4]
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, SS.

On this 14th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, personally appeared before me, the Clerk of the Orphans Court in and for the City and State aforesaid Mary L. Hurst aged 40 years, a resident of 1217 Myrtle St Phila. State of Pennsylvania who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration and acknowledgement in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14th, A.D. 1862; that she is the widow of Garrat Hurst, who was a Private in Company A commanded by [blank] in the Ninety first Regiment, Penna Vol commanded by Colonel Gregory, in the War of 1861; that her husband, the said Garrat Hurst volunteered at Philadelphia Pa. on or about the [blank] day of August, 186 [blank], and that he died at U.S. Hospital Falmouth Va on the 4th day of February 1863, from the effects of Typhoid Fever contracted while in the Service and line of his duty.

She further declares that she was married to the said Garrat Hurst on the 13th [could be '15th'] day of September, in the year 1847, at Philadelphia Pa., by Revd S. Harris; that her name before her said marriage was Mary L. Burke, that her husband, the aforesaid Garrat Hurst died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow since that period. She also declares that she has not at any time or in any manner, been engaged in or abetted the Rebellion in the United States; that she has three children under the age of sixteen years living, named as follows Mary J. born September 30th 1850 Sarah E. born September 12th 1852 and William B. born February 5th 1854. all of which will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed, and also declares that she has not made any previous application therefor, and that she is not in the receipt of a pension under any act of Congress.

And I hereby constitute and appoint George W. Ford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my true and lawful Attorney for me in my name, place and stead, to prosecute and procure the above claim for Pension,--giving and granting unto said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, and necessary to be done in and about the premisses, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or substitute shall lawfully do, or cause to be done by virtue hereof,--hereby revoking all and every other order or power of Attorney, that I may have given or granted to any other person for a like purpose.

Mary L. Hurst
Philada P.D. Pa.

[page 5]

I, F H Gregory 1st Lieut. hereby certify on honor, that Jerritt Hurst who was a Private in Company "A" 91st Regiment P.V. commanded by Coll [sic] E M Gregory and who volunteered at Philada Penna on or about the 13th day of August 1862 that [sic] while in the service of the United States and in the line of his duty, he contracted the disease of Typhoid Fever at Division Hospital near Falmouth Va on or about Feby 4th 1863 [while?] performing military duty from the effects of which he died on the fourth day of February 1863 at U.S. Division Hospital at Falmouth Va. Pay is due him from enlistment August 13th 1862

And I certify to the above from a personal knowledge of him and of his service.

In Testimony whereof, witness my hand and seal this 9th day of April A.D. 1863 at Camp nini [??] Falmouth Va

Capt F. H. Gregory
Comd Co A 91st Regt PV

[page 6]

NameDateBy whom
Garrat Hurst
Mary L. Burke
Sep 13th 1847Rev. N. S. Harris
State of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, SS.

On this Twenty Third day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty three personally appeared before me an Alderman, and ex=officio a justice of the peace in and for the City and State aforesaid R.C. Matlack a Minister of the Gospel, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that the above is a true and correct copy of the record, recording the marriage of Garrat Hurst and Mary L. Burke which ceremony was performed by Rev N. D. [?] Harris which copy is taken from the record of the Church of the Nativity Philadelphia of which he is now Pastor, and which record is now in his possession and keeping, and that he has no interest in the claim.

Robert C. Matlack
Rector of the Church of the Nativity

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written: and I certify that I know the affiant to be a credible person: that he is the person he represents himself to be, and that I have no interest in this Claim.

Geo A Rees Ald. &c.

[page 7]

Also personally appeared, Mary Wentling a resident of 1217 Myrtle St. Philadelphia, and Annie Stewart a resident of 1217 Myrtle St. Philada, persons whom I hereby certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present at and saw Mary L. Hurst sign her name to the foregoing declaration and acknowledgement, 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 were well acquainted with her husband, the said Garrat Hurst deceased, during his lifetime, and from our intimate acquaintance with the applicant and her husband, we knew them to have lived together as husband and wife, and were so regarded and respected; and have every reason to believe that they were married on or about the time above mentioned, and that he died on or about the 4th day of February, A.D. 1863. And we further declare that we saw him while in the service aforesaid.

At the time of his death there were three children living under the age of sixteen years as follows Mary J. apparently about 12 years of age. Sarah E. about 10 years of age and William B. about nine years of age. and that she has remained a widow since the death of her said husband, and we have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Mary Wentling
Annie Stewart

Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me on this 14th day of April A.D. 1863, and I hereby certify that I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim;--that the said Court is a Court of Record in and for the City and State aforesaid, that I am duly authorized to administer oaths in and for said Court, and have the custody of its official seal. And I further certify that Geo A Rees Esq before whom the annexed affidavit was made was at the time of so doing an alderman, that his official acts are Entittled [sic] to confidence and the Signature purporting to be his is genuine.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court at Philadelphia, Pa., this 14th day of April A.D. 1863.

Samuel [illegible]

[page 8]
APPLICATION
Mary L Hurst
Widow of Garrat Hurst
Private Co A
91st Regt Penn vol
Col Gregory.--
War of 1861.
FOR PENSION.
Act of July 14th, 1862.
GEORGE W. FORD,
ATTORNEY,
No. 136 South Third Street,
PHILADELPHIA.

[page 9]

Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, D.C.,
July 27th 1863
Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 98,315, 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 Garrat Hurst was enrolled on the 13th day of August, 1862, at Philadelphia Pa, in Co. A, 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 13th day of August, 1862, at Philadelphia Pa, in Co. A, 91st Regiment of Penna Volunteers, to serve Three years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. A of that Regiment, for the months of January and February 1863, he is reported "Died of Typhoid fever at Division Hospital near Falmouth Va July 4th 1863", [sic]

I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Sam G Prick [?]
Assistant Adjutant General.

The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D.C.
[illegible]
Name of applicant, Mary G Hurst
Address, No 1217 Myrtle Street Phila Penna

D.B.S [?]

[page 10]

4521
No. 18,315
ACT OF JULY 14, 1862.
Mary L Hurst, Phila Pa wid of Jarrat Hurst pri in Co "A" 91 Penna vols Died at Falmouth Va Feb 4, 1863 of typhoid fever
Pension Office,
April 18, 1863
Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
Jos H Bartle Commissioner.

[page 11]

No. 4521
Admit.
(Cer. [??])
Pennsylvania
Mary L. Hurst
Wid of Garrat Hurst
Rank Pri
Company "A"
Regiment 91st Pa vols
Phila. Agency.
Rate per month, $8
Commending 4 Feb 1863
Certificate dated 7" Aug 1863
and sent to George W Ford
Phila
Pa
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book A Vol. 5 Page 42

[page 12]

[blank, except for an apparent 'Ba']

[page 13]

WAR OF 1861. Act of July 25, 1866.
CLAIM FOR INCREASE OF WIDOW'S PENSION.
Supplemental to case in which certificate No. 4521 was issued August 7, 1863.
BRIEF in the case of Mary L. Hurst, Widow of Garrat Hurst priv. Co. "A." 91 Pa. Vols.
Resident of Philadelphia County, and State of Pennsylvania.
Post Office address: Philadelphia. 1217. Myrtle St.

DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.
PROOF EXHIBITED.
Abandonment or adoption. No abandonment + no adoption permittd, duly averred.
Date of parents' marriage Sept. 13 /47.
Names and dates of birth of children.
Mary Johanna Hurst, born September 30, 1850, who will be 16 years old September 29, 1866.
Sarah Elizabeth " [sc. Hurst] " [sc. born] September 12. 1852 " " [sc. who will be 16 years old] September 11, 1868.
William Anthony " [sc. Hurst] " [sc. born] February 25. 1854 " " [sc. who will be 16 years old] February 24, 1870.
Proof of ages.
Copy of Church baptismal record verified by affidavit of pastor.
Same dates alleged in the original: except as to the youngest one, whose date of birth is therein given as Feb 5 /54.
Only children. So appears from both applications.
Agent, and his P.O. address. Geo. W. Ford 241. Dock St. Phila. Pa.
Issue certificate for eight (8) dollars per month, commencing February 4, 1863, and two dollars per month additional for each of the above-named children, commencing July 25, 1866, deducting former payments.
Chas. T. Cotton, Examiner.
[word missing because bottom left corner of page is missing] March 18, 1867.

[page 14]

Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow--Child or Children under Sixteen years of age surviving.
STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Philadelphia, ss:

On this 12" day of May, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six personally appeared before me Deputy Prothy of Common Pleas the same being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Mary L. Hurst aged 53 years, who, being duly sworn accord'ng to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pensions to widows: That she is the widow of Garrat Hurst who enlisted under the name of Garrat Hurst at Philadelphia, on the 18" day of August, A.D. 1862 in Co. A. 91" Reg't Penna Vols in the war of the rebellion, who died of Typhoid fever at Division Hospital, near Falmouth, Va. on the 4" day of February, A.D. 1863, who bore at the time of his death the rank of Private, in Co. A. 91" Pa. Vols; that she was married under the name of Mary L. Bucke to said Garrat Hurst on the 13" day of Sept., A.D. 1847, by Rev. N. S. Harris at Philadelphia, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married 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.
Mary J, born Sept. 30", 1850
Sarah E., born Sept. 12", 1852
William, born Feby 25, 1854
HIS BY A FORMER MARRIAGE
None
That she has not abandoned the support of any one of his children, but that they are still under her care or maintenance.
that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States;
that her prior application has been filed and she was pensioned by Cert. No. 4521
that she hereby appoints -- her attorney to prosecute her claim;
that her residence is No. 1217, Myrtle street, Philadelphia Pa.
and that her post office address is the same
(Claimant's signature.) Mary L Hurst
(Attest.)
Mary Hughes
Sarah E. Hurst

Also personally appeared Mary Hughes, residing at No. 242 North Thirteenth street, in Phila, and Sarah C Hurst, residing at No. 1217, in Myrtle street, in Phila, 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 Mary L Hurst, the claimant, sign her name (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.

Mary Hughes
Sarah E Hurst
(Signatures of witnesses)
SWORN to and subscribed before me this 12" day of May, A.D. 1876 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 [blank], erased, and the words [blank], added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
W J Stell
Deputy Prothonotary

[page 15]

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. ss.

On this Twelfth day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty six, personally appeared before me, the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions in and for the said City and State aforesaid Mary L. Hurst aged 43 years, a resident of 1217 Myrtle St Philada State of Pennsylvania who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration and acknowledgement in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14th, A.D. 1862: that she is the widow of Garrat Hurst who was a Private in Company A. commanded by [blank] in the 91st Regiment, Penna Vols commanded by Colonel E. M. Gregory, in the War of 1861; that her husband the said Garrat Hurst volunteered at Philadelphia on or about the 15th day of August 1862 and that he died at U.S. Hos Falmough Va on the 4th day of February 1863 and on account of his death she received Pension certificate No 4521 for $8 per month [illegible] date August Seventh 1863

She further declares that she was married to the said Garrat Hurst on the 13th day of September, in the year 1847, at Philadelphia Pa, by Rev S. Harris; that her name before her said marriage was Mary L. Burke, that her husband, the aforesaid Garrat Hurst died on the day above mentioned, and that she has remained a widow since that period. She also declares that she has not at any time or in any manner, been engaged in or aided or abetted the Rebellion in the United States; that she has three children under the age of sixteen years living, named Sarah Elizabeth Hurst born Sep 12, 1852 Mary Johanna Hurst born Sept 30, 1850 and William Anthony Hurst Feb 25. 1854 and that they are the only legitimate children under 16 years of age of her herself and her deceased husband that she has not abandoned the support of any one of the children above named nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any other person or persons as his her or their children all of which will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed, and also declares that she has not made any previous application therefore and that she is not [illegible] of Congress except under Act July 14, 1866 [sic, presumably 1862].

And I hereby constitute and appoint George W. Ford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my true and lawful Attorney for me in my name, place and stead, to prosecute and procure the above claim for Pension,--giving and granting unto said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney shall lawfully do, or cause to be done by virtue hereof, hereby revoking all and every other order or power of Attorney, that I may have given or granted, to any other person for a like purpose.

Mary L Hurst
Philadelphia City P.O. Penna

[page 16]

NameDate of BirthDate of BaptismParentsSponsors
Sarah Elizabeth HurstSeptr 12, 1852April 25, 1866Jerret + Mary LMother + Sarah Alkins
Mary Johanna HurstSeptr 30. 1850April 25, 1866Jerret + Mary LDitto
William Anthony HurstFebry 25, 1854October 3, 1866Jerret + Mary LDitto


[page 17]

[page 17 is a form swearing that the person before whom an affidavit was made was qualified to administer oaths. I have not transcribed it because none of the blanks are filled in]

[page 18]

Also personally appeared, Ellen Tarr a resident of Philadelphia, and Mary C. Dougherty a resident of Philadelphia, persons whom I hereby certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present at and saw Mary L. Hurst sign her name to the foregoing declaration and acknowledgement, 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 were well acquainted with her husband, the said Garrat Hurst deceased, during his life time, and from our intimate acquaintance with the applicant and her husband, we knew them to have lived together as husband and wife, and were so regarded and respected; and have every reason to believe that they were married on or about the time above mentioned, and that he died on or about the 4th day of February, A.D. 1863 and on account of the death of her said husband she received Pension certificate No 4521 for $8 per month payable at the Philadelphia Agency

At the time of his death, there were three, the only children living under the age of sixteen years of her deceased husband and herself named Sarah Elizabeth Hurst apparently 14 years old, Mary Johanna Hurst apparently 16 years old and William Anthony Hurst apparently 12 years old, nor has the said applicant abandoned the support of either [sic] of the above named children nor permitted any one of the same to be adopted by any other person or persons as his her or their children, and that she has remained a widow since the death of her said husband, and we have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Ellen Lorr X her mark
Mary C. Dougherty
Witness William Delbovis [?]
B K Smith

Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me on this 12th day of October A.D. 1886, and I hereby certify that I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim, that the said Court is a Court of Record in and for the City and State aforesaid, that I am duly authorized to administer oaths in and for said Court, and have the custody of its official seal, and I further certify that the foregoing was read and fully explained to applicant and witnesses before signing and acknowledging

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court at Philadelphia, Pa, this 12th day of October A.D. 1866
Rammone [?] J Dep Clk of Court of Q Sessions

[page 19]

4521
H
APPLICATION.
Mary L. Hurst
Widow of Garrat Hurst
Late Private Co. A
91st Regt., Pa Vols
Residence, Philadelphia
War of 1861.
FOR Increase PENSION.
Actd of July 25th 1866,
and Supplements.
GEO. W. FORD.
ATTORNEY,
241 Dock Street,
Philadelphia

[page 20]

Increase
No. 4521
Pennsylvania
Mary L. Hurst
WIDOW OF
Garrat Hurst
Rank Privt, Co. A
Regt. 91st Penna Vols
Phila. Agency
Rate per Month, $8
Commencing 4th Feby. 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:
Mary J. 27th Sept. 1866
Sarah E. 11th Sept. 1868
William A. 24th Feby. 1870
Former payment to be deducted.
Certificate dated 27th March 1867
Sent to Geo. W. Ford
Phila.
Pa.
Act 14th July, 1862.
Book Oct Vol. 5 Page 42
Shaw. Clerk.

[page 21]

16" May 76. Report Spec. Com.
19" May 76. Pen. Agt. to remove sus. Covers [?]

[page 22]
EXHIBIT
CASE OF [blank], No. [blank]

On this 12" day of May, 1876, at Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia State of Penna., before me, A. F. Kingsley, a Special Agent of the Pension Office, personally appeared Mary L. Hurst, who, being by me duly sworn according to law, declares that her age is 53 years, that she resides at 1217 Myrtle St. County of Philadelphia, State of Penna., and that both of her applications for pension were prepared in the office of Geo. W. Ford, and the oath to each was then and there taken by deponent and witnesses.

Deponent was married to Garrat Hurst Sept. 13" 1847, by Rev. N. S. Harris of the Church of the Nativity Phila. Her husband died while in service near Falmouth Va. Feby. 4" 1863, and she has not remarried since his death, but has remained his true and lawful widow.

Deponent has three children by the soldier, now living, whose dates of birth are as follows.--Sarah Elizabeth born Sept. 12" 1852.--Mary Johanna born Sept. 30" 1850. and William Anthony born Feby. 25" 1854. Said children were all duly christened, at the Church of the Nativity, by Rev. N. Matlock.

Deponent has a family record containing the dates of her marriage and the birth of her children.

Mr Ford obtained the evidence from the church records for use in the claim, and affiant does not know how the said evidence was executed.

Mary L Hurst
Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12" day of May 1876, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to affiant before signing.
A. F. Kingsley
Special Agent.

[page 23]

EXHIBIT
CASE OF [blank], No. [blank]

On this 16" day of May, 1876, at Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia, State of Penna., before me, A. F. Kingsley a Special Agent of the Pension Office, personally appeared Robert C. Matlock, who, being by duly sworn according to law, declares that his age is 47 years, that he resides at 3914 Walnut St. County of Philadelphia, State of Penna, and that he has examined the certificate of marriage of Garrat and Mary Hurst, and of the birth of their children now [?] exhibited to him, and on file in the pension claim of Mary L. Hurst, widow of Garrat and pronounced said certificates genuine, and a correct copy made by him from the records of the church and further that the records of birth were made at the time of the christening of the children.

and he further declares that he has no interest, direct or indirect, in the claim of Mary L Hurst for a Pension; and further saith not
Robert C. Matlack
Affiant.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16" day of May 1876, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to affiant before signing.

A. F. Kingsley Special Agent.

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Philada Pa. May 16, 1876
Hon. J. A. Bentley,
Commissioner of Pensions,
Sir,

We have the honor to submit herewith our report in the case of Mary L. Hurst widow of Garrat, Cert. No. 4521.

The pensioner appeared and identified herself by account of the soldier's service and by witnesses. The original declaration was filed by George W. Ford and purports to have been made before the Orphans Court. The increase [?] application was filed by Ford, and purports to have been made before the Court of Quarter Sessions. The pensioner swears that they were not so executed, and filed a new declaration which is attached hereto. Marriage, and births of children shown by copy of church records before Alderman and Notary Public, by Rev. Mr. Matlock, who appeared and verified the same.

We recommend that suspension be removed.

Very respectfully,
Wm H Webster
J D Leage
J [?] Hobbes
A. F. Kingsley
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
MAY 17 1876
PENSION OFFICE

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