1831 - 1 January 1891
I do not know who this John Dolby is. According to the Pension Papers he was married to Jane H Kirk in 1854. (Some say 1852). He was apparently from the Beaver Co PA area. Clifford Dolby has these papers in his possession.
Application for Widows Pension
State of OHIO County of Columbiana.
On the 15th day of Jan 1891 personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid, Jane H Dolby, aged 54 years, a resident of the Grant District of Hancock County of ?? State of West Virginia who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of JOHN DOLBY, who enlisted under the name of JOHN DOLBY, at Mechanicstown on the 25th day of August 1862 in Co A 17th Reg't, PA Volunteers and served at least 90 days in the late War of The Rebellion, who was Honorably Discharged 16th day of Jun 1865 and died at Georgetown, in the state of PA on or about the 1st day of Jan 1891. That she was married under the name of Jane H Kirk to said John Dolby on the 26th Dec 1852 (others say 1854) by Rev. David Robinson at Hookstown PA there being no legal barrier to said marriage. That she has not remarried since the death of the said John Dolby. That he is without other means of support than her daily labor; that names and dates of all the children now living under 16 are as follows.. None Listed. .. G Y Travis of East Liverpool her attorney and that her PO address is East Liverpool County of Columbiana state of OH.. Atteest: R D Stewart George Peach
Claimant signed Jane H Dolby
7 Jul 1892
Shonsetown, Allegheny PA
Elizabeth Harper age 62 a resident of Allegheny Co PA
Sister of Mrs Jane Dolby and states they were married in her home26 Dec 1854
Columbiana Co OH NO DATES
Knew Jane H DOLBY for over 40 years was present at three of her childrens births
Beaver Co PA
Mary COLE age 60 a resident of Beaver Co PA
Present at the marriage of John Dolby and Jane H Kirk 26 Dec 1854 by Rev. Robinson of Mill Creek, Greene Twp Beaver Co PA. No Dates