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John Jefferson Dolby
21 Dec 1841 - 27 Jan 1875

John Jefferson Dolby was born in Jefferson Twp, Wayne County IN and died in Randolph County IN. He was the son of Isaac & Caroline Mary (Martin) Dolby Jr and the Isaac & Dorthea (Dietz) Dolby Sr. John was married to Rhoda Tweedy 25 February 1866 in Blackford IN.
Transcribed by Jodi Reifsnyder Adrian

DECLARATION FOR WIDOW’S PENSION
(Under the Act of July 14, 1862, and supplementary)

State of Indiana
COUNTY OF Delaware

On this 15th day of July, A.D. 1880, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of a Court of record in and for the county and State aforesaid, Rhoda Dalby, a resident of Windsor, in the county of Randolph, and State of Indiana, aged 36 years, who, being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension provided by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862; that she is the widow of John Dalby, who was a Private in company I, commanded by J.M. Butler, in the 34 regiment of Indiana in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was Tweedy, and that she was married to said John Dolby on or about the 25 day of Feb’y, A.D. 1866, at _____________, in the county of Blackford, and State of Indiana, by T. Slater, and that there is ________ record evidence of marriage. She further declares that said John Dalby, her husband, died at Delaware County, in the state of Indiana, on or about the 27 of Jan’y, A.D. 1875 of rupture and dropsy.

She also declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of said John Dalby, and that she has the following-named children of her deceased husband, under sixteen years of age, who are now living, the dates of whose births are, as given blow, to wit:
Caroline, born March 20[?], 1867
Daniel, born June 11, 1869
Charles, born July 14, 1873

She further declares 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 person or persons; that they are the only legitimate children of herself and the deceased; and that she has not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States.

My post office address is Windsor, Randolph Co. Indiana

And she hereby constitutes and appoints Stoddart & Co. of Washington D.C., her Attorney, to present and prosecute this claim, and authorized them to receive and receipt for any certificate, draft, check or vouchers that may be issued for the same to…[cut off copy]

Be it Known, That on the 24th day of February, 1866, a Marriage License was duly issued to John Dolsby and Rhoda Tweedy, which License is in the words and figures following, to-wit:

Indiana, to-wit: Blackford County:
To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: KNOW YE, That any person empowered by law to solemnize Marriage is hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife, John Dolsby and Rhoda Tweedy; and for so doing, this shall be his sufficient authority.
In Testimony Whereof, I, Wm. Taughinbaugh, Clerk of the Blackford Circuit Court, Hereunto subscribe my name, and affix the seal of said Court, this 24th Day of February, 1866.
Wm. Taughinbaugh, Clerk.

THE MARRIAGE OF WHOM IS CERTIFIED THUS, TO-WIT:
To the Clerk of Blackford Circuit Court:
This Certifies, That I joined in marriage as Husband and Wife, John Dolsby and Rhoda Tweedy on the 25th day of February, 1866.
Tho’s Slater, J.P.

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