Civil War Pension Records

Hiram J. Conover

Contributed By: Brett Conover

Pension files of William Henry Conover, original pension claim number 278,373, 13th Kentucky Infantry, Company B, and widow's pension filed for by his wife Sarah Elizabeth Stapp-Conover. William Henry Conover was born July 17, 1842, and died around midnight on April 11, 1922. His brother Hiram J. Conover was ransferred to Company B from Company H and died at the Battle of Huff's Ferry, TN on November 14, 1863. Hiram's orginal pension claim filed on by his father Levi was 243,043. His brother Dominicus was a member of Company B and was transferred to the 6th KY Cavalry Co. I. Dominicus was born about 1846 and died of disease shortly after returning home from the 6th KY Veteran Cavalry in
September of 1865.
 

The pension files of William Henry Conover and his wife consist of over 150 pages of documents. Spelling has not been corrected; some punctuation has been added for clarity. All major documents have been included. This file has been formatted for viewing in a web browser.

Transcribed by: Brett Jordan Conover

 


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

CERT. NO. 924891

PENSIONER: SARAH E

Widow OF VETERAN: William H. Conover

CAN NO: 61,118 BUNDLE NO: 8

 


DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION

TO BE EXECUTED BEFORE A COURT OF RECORD OR SOME OFFICER THEREOF HAVING CUSTODY OF ITS SEAL

State of Kentucky

Russell County,

On this 31st day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine personally appeared before me, A.C. Wells C,C,K, of the Russell County Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, William H Conover aged 39 years, a resident of the County of ....................., county of Adair, State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Person who was ENROLLED on the 2nd day of October, 1861, in Company B of the 13th Regiment of Ky Ift. Vols. commanded by Col Hobson and was honorably DISCHARGED at Louisville Ky on the 12th day of January, 1865; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 37 years; height 5 feet 11 inches; complexion, Fair; hair, Light; eyes, Blue. That while a member of the organization of aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Camp Andy Johnson, in the State of Kentucky, on or about the 1st day of November, 1861, he got sick of Measles and was treated by Dr. Hughes and Dr. Moore; remained about three weeks and was then sent to Camp Hobson; remained there about a week and taken relapse of Measles and was treated by Dr's Hughes and Moore and was sent to Cary Griffin Hospital; remained about three weeks, then he went with his regiment to Shiloh Tenn; remained there six weeks; on or about the 15 of Oct, 1862 he went with his regiment through Ky on a rade after Gen. Bragg's forces and he taken chronic diairhia and was left in Rockcastle Co, Ky; and he got with a wagon train and was hauled to Sumerset Ky, he was not able for duty; remained a short time, in November 1862

That he was treated in hospitals as follows:

he went with his Regiment to Munfordville Ky and taken scurvey which has Eat his gums and caused his teeth to decay and start hurting him; said measles fell and settled in his back and Kidneys which has disabled him

That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above

also he has never got well; the Diarrhea still weaken him, which disables him from manual labor

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the County of Adair in the State of Kentucky, and his occupation has been that of a Farmer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a Farmer. That he is now Wholly disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.

He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Myers & Co, of Washington City of D. C., his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a Pension. That his POST OFFICE ADDRESS is Jamestown, county of Russell, State of Kentucky.

Claimant's signature, William H. Conover "X" his mark

ATTEST: A.G. Bailey

John M. Darnell

 


Also personally appeared John M. Darnell, residing in Adair Co, Ky and A.G. Bailey, residing in Adair Co, Ky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and said William H. Conover, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

John M Darnell

A.G. Bailey

(Signatures of Witnesses.)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of March, A. D. 1879, 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......................erased, and the words........................ added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

A.C. Wells Clerk

(Signature.)

Russell County Court

(Official character.)
 


N.o. 5.

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INVALID DIVISION

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Department of the Interior,

PENSION OFFICE,

Nov 18, 1879

Respectfully requested of the ADJUTANT GENERAL U.S.A. a report of service and disability in the case No. 278.373, of William H. Conover, 'B' Co. 13 Ky Infty Vols

Disabled by Measles and Diarrhea at Camp Andy Johnson Ky November, 1861.

Discharged Jany 12, 1865;

a full history is desired


OPG. Clarke

acting Commissioner
 


ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., May 11th, 1880.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 278373, 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 William H. Conover was enrolled on the 2d day of Oct, 1861, at Green & Taylor Co's Ky in Co. B 13th Regiment of Kentucky Inf. Volunteers, to serve three years or during the war, and mustered into service as a prvt on the 31st day of Dec., 1861, at Camp Hobson Ky, in Co. "B", 13th Regiment of Kentucky Inf. Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muster Rolls of Co. "B" of that Regiment, for the months of from Dec 31, 61 first on file to June 30, 1863 Present for duty. No roll for July & Aug 63 on file. On rolls from Aug 31, 63, to Oct 31, 64, he is reptd present for duty. On Co. Muster-out roll dated Louisville Ky, Jan 12, 65, he is reptd prvt, honorably mustered out with the Co.

No regimental returns on file, prior to Octr 1862. Returns for July & Aug 63, do not report his presence or absence.

Co, and Regimental Books, not on file


I am, sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

[illegible signature]

Assistant Adjutant General.

(2)

The Commissioner of Pensions,

Washington, D. C.
 


State of Kentucky

County of Russell

In the matter of the original Invalid Pension Claim No 278,373 of William H. Conover, on this 28th day of June 1880, personally appeared before me a Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths. William H. Conover aged 36 years, a resident of Adair, Co, Ky, well known to me to be
reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn dictates in relation to his Claim for Pension as follows. My post office address, is Montpelier Adair Co, Ky. For five years, immidiatly preceding my enlisment in the service of the U.S., I resided about nine miles East of Columbia in Adair Co, Ky, and my my occupation was that of a farmer, since my Discharge from said service. I have resided in Adair Co, Ky, some 9 or 10 miles East of Columbia, and my occupation has been that of a farmer. I further State that the for which I claim a Pension arrises from Measles and Diarrhea which was contracted in the service of the U.S. in the line of my duty. I took sick of Measles at Camp Andy Johnson in Taylor Co, Ky, on or about 15th December 1861, and was treated by Dr. Moore, Surgeon of the Regiment; remained there a short time and was then sent to Camp Hobson, in Taylor Co, Ky, and said Dr. Moore sent me to Griffin's Hospital in Taylor County Ky, and was treated by said Dr. Moore for Measles; remained there about one month; said Measles fell and settled in my Kidneys and greatly Injured my health and causes me to urinate a great deal too much. On or about the last of September 1862 I taken Diarrhea in the State of Tenn, and went from then to Somerset Ky and was treated by Dr. Moore on the road to Somerset, and then went to Munfordville, Ky, and I was treated for said Diarrhea by Dr's Taylor and Cooper; remained some 5 or six months; Dr. Taylor's post office address is Horse Cave, Ky; I don't know Dr. Cooper's post office address; said Dr. Moore's post office address is Greensburg Ky.

I also took scurvey which caused me to have my teeth pulled out or at least some of them; said scurvey was contracted in the service, of the U.S.; I have never recovered from the effects of said diseases, Since the origin of the Disability for which pension is Claimed. I have not suffered with any acute disease.

Dr. Milton Wolford treated me for Kidney disease, if I mistake not, about the year 1874. And during all said time my physical condition to perform manuel labor has been as follows; to do myself Justice I have not been able to work more than one fourth of the time since my Discharge, though I have worked some each year since the war.

I further state that the above married service is all That has been rendered by me,


William H. Conover "X" his mark


attest Silas M. Roy

Joel B. Hill


Subscribed and Sworn to before me by William H. Conover after the same had been read over and explained to him and I Certify that I have no interest in this Claim and am not concerned in its prosecution. Given under my hand and official seal this 28th day of June 1880


A.C. Wells Clerk

Russell County Court


Disability Affidavit

William H. Conover

in his Pension

Claim No. 278.373

Co B 13th Ky Inf
 


(INVALID.) (3-062.) (No. 6.)

Department of the Interior,


PENSION OFFICE,


Nov. 4, 1880


Sir:

Please furnish this Office a report of hospital treatment in the Claim No. 278,373, of Wm H. Conover, late a Pvt. Co. "B" 13 Ky. Inft., from the data given below.

1. Disability from effects of measles and Diarrhea; contracted measles Dec 15/61 at Camp Andy Johnson Ky, & Diarrhea in Tenn., Sept. 1862

2. Treatment, as follows: for measles in Griffin's Hospital, Taylor Co., Ky in Dec 1861

3. The Adjutant General's report shows: no Hospital treatment

4. Discharged Jany 12, 1865


Very respectfully,

J.A. [illegible]

Commissioner.

The Surgeon General U.S.A.
 


(3-108.)

EXAMINING SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE IN THE CASE OF AN ORIGINAL APPLICANT.

No. of Application, 278.373


State: of Kentucky County: Russell

Post Office: Jamestown, 1880.


I hereby certify That I have carefully examined William H. Conover, late a pvt Co. B, 13th Reg't, Ky Inft Vol in the service of the United States, who is an APPLICANT for an invalid pension by reason of alleged disability resulting from Diarrhea, Disease of Kidneys result of measles, loss of teeth result of Scurvy

In my opinion the said Wm H. Conover is one fourth incapacitated for obtaining his subsistence by manual labor from the cause above stated.

Judging from his present condition, and from the evidence before me it is my belief that the said disability did........... originate in the service aforesaid in the line of duty.

The disability is likely to continue for some time

Height 5 ft 10; weight, 150; complexion, light; age, 37; pulse, 76; respiration, 20

I find no emaciation. Tongue a little red. Abdomen a little tympanitic. Claimant States that he has perhaps eight or ten evacuations daily, generally small, and sometime tinged with blood. He is much better at times. He is worse in the Summer than in the winter. I find tenderness in region of kidneys. He States that at times he has frequent desire to urinate. I find that he has lost Some of his teeth from the effects of Scurvy. The gums of the remaining teeth are badly affected with Scurvy. He has lumbar Rheumatism.

Green Moore

Examining Surgeon.

 


WAR DEPARTMENT

Surgeon General's Office,

Record and Pension Division,

Washington, D.C., Jany 29, 1881


Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

There are no records of the within named Regiment on file in this Office nor any evidence of Griffins Hospital, Taylor Co. Ky - .............

BY ORDER OF THE SURGEON GENERAL:

J.J. Woodward

Surgeon, U.S.A.

(123)

Per

J. Frech 278.373

 


The Proof you called for in paragraf No 182 which you State called on Myers & Co to furnish Nov 1880 was not furnished because I never Received the order.

Respectfuly yours

William H. Conover
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


I N.G. Butler late 1st Lieut, Co B, 13th Regt Ky Infty Vols, war of 1861 & being duly sworn in the matter of Invalid Pension Claim No 278,373 of Wm H. Conover state that my age is 55 years, my Post office address is Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. I have known claimant for, since 1861, twenty two years. That Claimant had measles in fall of 1861, about the month of November, at Camp Audy Johnson in Taylor County, Kentucky, near Campbellsville, and a short time after the battle of Perryville Ky near the Wild Cat Mountains in Ky in the fall of 1862 sometime in the month of October, Claimant was taken sick and was left behind the Regiment when it left that part of the state and marched toward Nashville, Tenn, because he was unable to march. I remember he had a very sore mouth. Risings were on his lips and his lips were swolen. I remember that I opened from three to five of the sores on his lips & took the cones out of them. I do not remember examining his teeth at that time. I do not remember now whether claimant then complained of any thing else or not. After he was left sick as above stated, claimant rejoined the Regt somewhere about Glasgow Ky. I am not interested in this claim directly or indirectly or in its prosecution.

N.G. Butler

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 2nd day of October 1883, by N.G. Butler; And I certify that affiant had fully read and explained to him the Contents of the foregoing affidavit before swearing; that affiant is well known to me to be a credible person and I am not interested in the prosecution of this claim directly or indirectly.

L.B. Hurt Clk

Adair Clk

(Lt. alleges claimant was sick had measles and a sore mouth)

(sore mouth)
 


I Flavius J. Taylor state under oath that I was formerly Hospital Steward afterwards asst surgeon of the 13th Regt of Ky vol Infantry in the war against the rebellion of 1861; That I was intimately acquainted with William H. Conover who was a soldier in Co B of said Regt; That I enlisted and went out in the same company (B) with the said Conover; That I know him well priorous to & at the date of his enlistment, and know that he was a remarkably sound, healthy, and active young man; that I know that he had measels at "Camp Andy Johnson" in Taylor County Kentucky in the winter of 1861 & 2 and was treated in Regimental Hospital & relapsed and had a slow recovery; I further know that he had "Chronic Diarrhea" during the Bragg Campaign through Kentucky in the fall of 1862 and came down from the effects of the same near "Wild Cat" in the State of Ky and was left with the waggon train; Said Conover was treated by myself as Hospital Steward during the fall 1862 and winder of 1862 & 3 - during that time he was laboring under dibility generally being also effected as were many of the soldiers with scurvey; I do not remember his condition at the date of muster out; I have no interest in this claim and my Post office is Meymour, Hart Co, Ky.

Flavius J. Taylor

formerly Asst Surgeon

13th Ky Inftry


State of Ky

County of Hart


I Jas. F. Taylor, Depty Clerk within and for the county and state aforesaid do hereby certify that Dr. F.J. Taylor this day personly appeard before me and was by duly sworn to the foregoing statements and I futher state that Dr. Taylor is a respectble phusician and a reliable witness and I have no intrest in this claim.

Given under my hand

this 24th day of Dec 1883

Jas. F. Taylor

Dpty Clk

See certificate of my official character on file.

(Dr. asst surg measles, diarrhaea and scurvy in service.)

(Chronic diarrhea & scurvey)

 


Case of William H. Conover, Private in Co. B, 13th Reg Ky Vol Inft, No 278.373.

Feb 20th 1884

I, William H. Conover, Claimant for Invalid Pension No 278.373, States that Dr. John M. Wolford hoo first Doctered him after the ware is dead

My Po. adress Montpelier, Adair Co, Ky

Wm H. Cawnover "X" his mark

Atest

Waitsville Perryman

Silas M. Roy


Subscribed & sworen to before me by Wm H. Cawnover, Feb. 20th 1884. I am not

interested in the claime in no way.

Charles Bryant (illegible)
 


State of Kentucky, County of Russell, personaly appeared before me Dr. J.R. Wolford being well known to me who is respectable and entitled to credit and belief being first only Sworn depose and Says that; I have been acquainted with William H. Conover who was a private of Company B, 13th Regt of Kentucky Inft vols ever sence his discharge from the war of 1861; and Some time in the year 1878 I was cald on by Said Conover to treat him Professionly which I did; I found him laboring under a Kidney disease and Scurvy of the teeth; I found his teeth and gumes in a vary bad find and I further State that I have Prescribed
for Said Conover ever Sence the year 1878 and he has been afflicted all the time with the above diseases; and I further State that Said Conover is Still laboring under those diseases; I further State that he has not been able to perform manual labor more than one half of his time, during the time I have been treating Said Conover; I further State that I am Knowing to my father Dr. J.M. Wolford Ishuing Medison to Said Conover before his death; my age is 30 years;

Postoffice address is Montpelier, County of Adair and State of Kentucky; I further State that I have no intrest in this claim and am not conserned in its Prassecution

J.R. Wolford MD

Swourn and Subscribed to before me by Dr J.R. Wolford This March 26, 1884; and I

further State that I have no interest in the prosecution of this Claim

A.C. Wells Clerk

By J.W. Coffey D.C.

 


so Div.

H.D.R. Ex'r.

Invalid No. 278.373. Department of the Interior

William H. Conover PENSION OFFICE

Co. "B" 13 Reg't Ky Vols.

Return this letter with your reply. Washington, D.C. April 16, 1884


Sir,

Referring to your affidavit filed in the above entitled pension claim, please state by indorsement on the back of this letter whether you know from personal knowledge that the claimant was healthy and strong when he enlisted, and whether he contracted measles, diarrhora, and scurvy while in the service.

Any information you can furnish relating to this claim will be appreciated.

Very respectfully

Wm W. Dudley

Commissioner

Dr Flavious J. Taylor

Seymour

Hart Co Ky.
 


Seymour Ky

April 23d 84


Sir

In answer to your urthin uill State that I Know from personal Knowledge that Wm H. Conover mentioned was a strong, healthy young man previous to and on the date of his enlistment; I Knew him well - and I Know that he had measels at Camp Andy Johnson near Campbellsville Ky in the winter of 1861-2 and that he suffered with chronic Diarrhea on Bragg Campaign through Ky in fall of 62 and that he got into a low condition generally and became finally effected with scurvy in the fall or winter of 62 & 3 - I treated him personally in capacity of Hospital Steward which position I filled at that time

Resp

F.J. Taylor
 


278.373. War Department,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 29, 1884.


Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Nathaniel G. Butler, a 1st Lieut of Company "B", 13th Regiment Ky. Inf. Volunteers, was enrolled on the 2nd day of Sept., 1861, at......................, and is reported: on muster in roll dated Camp Hoben Ky. Dec. 31/61. And return for Oct. 1862 present. Station Oct. 31/62 Columbia Ky.

No books of organization on file.

(illegible signature)

Assistant Adjutant General.

(2.)
 


County of Adair

State of Kentucky


We were members of Company (B) 13th Ky. V.I.; we were both Second Lieutenants in Said Company at different times - we are well acquainted with William H. Conover who was a private in Said Company and who we maintain is now an applicant for a pension; The no of his Claim we see from a paper form and from the Dept - is 278,373; Mr. Conover was an able bodied man when he entered the servide and was apparently entirely free from all disease during the time of his service; the following is our best memory as to the history of his sickness; In the month of December 1861 he took measles and was very sick at Campbellsville Kentucky for several weeks; when he was restored to duty and in a short time took a relapse of measles and was sick longer than at first, more than a month; He afterward joined his command and his duty until the fall of 1862 on the march through Tennessee & Kentucky under Buell, what was called the Bragg Campaign; he had diorhea and sores rised of his mouth which we suppose must have been scurvy; he before the campaign in Kentucky was even become unfit for duty for a month or more; after this he was in moderate health and often did duty when he was unable to do so; he was a faithful good soldier and never flinched from duty; we have not seen him very frequently since the war, say once every two or three months; he seems to have some disease of his mouth and gums; we cant say what as we are not advised as to any sicking he may have had since his discharge; we are not interested in this claim

W.J. Atkins

J.R. Hindman

Subscribed and sworn to by W.J. Atkins and Janus R. Hindman on this the 8th day

of August 1885 and I certify that I am not interested in the prosecution of this

Claim

Junius Hancock Clerk

Adair Circuit Court

(Comrades)

(diarrhora & sore mouth)
 


AFFIDAVIT FOR

Neighbors' and General Purpose.

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STATE OF Kentucky COUNTY OF Adair SS.

In the matter of the invalid pension claim of W.H. Conover late Co. B Regt Ky Vols,

On this 26 day of August A. D., 1885, personally appeared before me, a a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to administer oaths.

W.N. Collins aged 69 years, a resident of Adair County, Wm B. McElroy, aged 56 years, a resident of Adair County, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows:

That they are neighbors to said Claimant and have been ever since his discharge from the service and have been with him frequently ever since, and have heard him complaining of his back and Kidneys more or less all of the time, and that he is disabled from performing manual labor about one half; deponents further state that their Post office is Montpelier Ky and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

W N Collins "X" his mark

W.B. McElroy

(Affiant's Signature)

O B Patteson

Cyrus Wheat

(If Affiant's sign by mark, two persons who can write sign here.)

STATE OF Kentucky COUNTY OF Adair SS.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted them with its contents before 2 executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor an I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are personally known to me, and that they are credible person.See my certificate in the pension office

ZT Williams

(Official Signature.)

Notary Public AC Ky

(Official Character.)
 


State of Kentucky

County of Russell

In the matter of the pension claim of Wm H. Conover of Co. B. 13 Ky Infantry Vol personaly appeared before me Luke Foley, a Justice of the Peace of Russell County; John D. Calhoune a private in said Co. B. 13th Ky Infantry whoes post office address is Webbs Cross Roads Ky and whoes age is 43; affiant after being duly Sworn States that he has Been acquainted with claimant from childhood and knows at the time of his Elistment that he was a Stout healthy man and free from disease of any kind; affiant States that Sometime in the fall of 1862 he joined the Same Co that claimant belong to at Glasgow Ky and at Said time and place Said claimant was Sick Complaining of diarrhora and Scurvy; he had a vary Sore mouth; he was So feble that he was releaved from duty, and I carried his gun for a month or so untill we got to Nashville Tenn; affiant States that he has no intrest in the Prosecution of the claim. John D. Calhoune

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 29 day of August 1885, I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit wer fuly made known & explained to The affiant before Swaring theirto and I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

Luke Foley J.P.R.C.

State of Kentutucky County of Russell, SS

I A.C. Wells Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid certify that Luke Foley whose genuine Signature appears to the foregoing was at time of Signing Same a Justice of the peace in and for Said County duly Commissioner and gratified as such and have no interest whatever in this Claim; Given under my hand and Seal of office this 29th day of August 1885

A.C. Wells Clerk

Russell County Court

(Ky)

(Comrade)

(diarrhora & scurvy)
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the pension claim No 278.373. of William H. Conover for Co "B" 13th Ky. Inty Vols, - Prsonally came before me the undersigned authority Dr Richard H. Perryman whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit, being duly sworn, suposes and states that he was personally acquainted, with claimant 10 years prior to his entry into said service, and states he was to all apprearance, a sound young man and that after his return from the service, was afflicted with scurvy and Kidney disease, alledged to have been contracted while in the service aforesaid; Said claimant applied to my (p????ptor) Dr. John M. Wolford of Montpelier Ky for treatment several times for said diseases - in my presence, and I am satisfied that such was the case in Jan 1865. I have been a practicing physician for 22 years, my post office address is Neatsville Ky. and I have no intrest in the prosecutian of this claim

Richard H. Perryman M.D.

Late (H??f?t) Std & A.A. Surg 13th Ky Cav Vols

Sworn to before me by R.H. Perryman August 31 1885 and I certify that the Contents of the foregoing affidavit was made Known to him before he signed the same & that he is repectable and entitled to credit on oath, and I am not interested in this claim, given under my hand and seal this 31 day of August 1885

LB Hurt Clerk

Adair County Court

By R.A. Burton D.C.
 


Glens Fork Ky

Sept 1st 1885

Certificate of Official Character on file in Pension office

J.W. Warren



I William Blair, a resident of Glensfork in the County of Adair, State of Kentucky, late a Corporal of Company B 13 Ky vols, on oath depose and say that I was well acquainted with William H. Conover, late a private in Company B 13 Redgement of Kentucky vols of the war of 1861; that at the time of his enlistment Said William H. Conover was a Stout able boddied man and free from disease of the mouth and kidneys So far as I knew; and while in the military service of the US in the line of his duty, and without fault or improper conduct of his own, about the Summer or fall of 1862, Said Conover was taken with kidney disease or bladder disease; he lost control of his water; had to pas his water very often; Sometimes could not get out of Company and during the fall or winter was suffering with a sore mouth; he also complaind with his Stomache Sauring; did not dare to use coffee on acount of his Stomache; My source of information
was being preasant and eating and sleaping and doing duty with him, and I have no interest whatever in the prosecution of this claim for pension

William Blair


Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 1 day of Sept at Glensfork in the County of Adair, State of Ky, I certify that I am disinterested, that the affiant is to me known, and is respectable and worthy of ful credit as a witnss and that the contents of the affidavit were made known to him before execution

John W. Warren

Notary Public

(Comrade)

(Kidney bladder & stomach)

 


Southern division #278373

I F.J. Taylor State that in addition to a former statement in the claim of  William H. Conover that I remember his complaining of his back, and pain in the region of his Kidneys, but I cannot now state the times and places, at which he so complained; my recolection is that I prescribed rest; I have no interest in said soldiers claim for Pension and my Post office address is Seymour Kentucky

F.J. Taylor M.D.

State of Kentucky

County of Hart

I Jas. F. Taylor Deputy Clerk within and for the county and State aforesaid do certify thate Dr. FJ Taylor this day personaly appeared before me and was by me duly sworn to the foregoing statements and that I have no intrest in this claim

Given under my hand this 18th day of Oct., 1885

Jas. F. Taylor

Dpty Clk Hart

See certificate of my official character on file
 


(3-108.)

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ORIGINAL

(FOR A BOARD.)

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Claim No. 278.373

ADDRESS OF THE BOARD:

Name of the claimant, William H Conover Post office, Burksville

Rank, Pri County, Cumberland

Company, B State, Kentucky

Regiment, 13 Ky Inf Date of examination, Oct

21, 1885.

Post-office address, Montpelier Ky


WE HEREBY CERTIFY that in compliance with the requirements of the law * we have carefully examined this applicant, who claims that while in the service of the United States at or near a place named Kentucky, and while in line of duty, on or about the ........... day of ................, 1861, he incurred, scurvy, chronic diarrhora, disease of back and Kidneys ...... and that in consequence thereof he is 3/4 disabled for earning his subsistence by manual labor.

His pulse-rate is 88 per minute; his respiration 18; his temperature 98/5, his height is 5 feet and 7 inches; he weighs 154 pounds, and states that he is 43 years of age.

Touching the cause and degree of the disability for which he claims a pension, he makes the following statement:

That while in line of duty (??afing) Through Kentucky in 1862 he contracted scurvey and has suffered from its effects ever since, and that during the June raid he Contracted Chronic Diarrhoea near Wilowleaf Kentucky. That he has a spell of diarrhoea every month and during the time his bowels move four or five times a day, This and watery. That in the fall of 1862 he contracted Kidney Disease in (Ju????f?e?). That he has contracted pain in his back and frequently makes too much water,

The examination reveals the following objective facts in support of his statements: Inspection of mouth shows eight molars about in upper pan and worn in lower pan and two upper incisors, the gums are spongy and have receded from the teeth which are disalined. We believe he suffered from scurvy as claimed. He has a (m???????) abdomen, thin, pointed tongue, feeble pulse, flabby muscles, sunken eyes, yellow tinge of skin and other evidences of C. diarrhoea which we think he has,

(???-??????) rectum and stomach normal, He cannot bring muscles of lumbar to give into action without apparent pain. We believe he has lumbago. There is a tumultuous heart beat with a (oli???) (orit???) (????) (?pitant?) measures, Inspection of urine by the usual tests (?????) no disease of Kidneys. (another sentence written on side of page - cut off)

From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judgement, ..............probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it has not been aggravated or prolonged by vicious habits. He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 1/4 rating for the disability caused by scurvy, 1/2 for that caused by c diarrhoea, and .............. for that caused by ..................... , the sum of which aggregates 3/4.

PE Sandidge, Pres.,

RM Alxander, Sec'y,

IA Dixon, Treas.,
 


278,373. War Department

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, Nov. 3rd, 1885.


Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Flavius J. Taylor, a Hospil Steward of 13th Regiment Ky. Inf. Volunteers, was enrolled on the 20th day of Oct., 1861, at ..................... and is reported: on muster in roll of F. and S. dated Jany. 1st 1862 present. Muster rolls to Aug. 31. 1862 and roll to Dec 31/62 (4 mos) muster do not show his presence or absenceHe was subsequently Asst. Surg. of said Regt. William Blair and William J. Atkins Privates Co. "B." said Regt. (enrolled respectively Oct. 2nd and 1st 1861.) are reported on muster in roll of Co. dated Camp Hobson Ky. Dec. 31, 1861 present. Muster rolls to Aug. 31, 1862, and roll to Dec 31, 1862 (4 mos) muster reports the same; latter roll also reports John D. Calhoun Private of said Co. present, enrolloed Nov. 7, 1862. Return for Oct. 1862. (first on file) Reports Blair absent cause or date not stated, Atkins not reported absent: absent enlisted men of Nov. Com. Staff not accounted for by name. Consolidated return for Nov. & Dec. 1862 does not report the Privates absent. Absent enlisted men of Nov. Com. staff not accounted for my name on said return. Station Aug. 31/62 Louisville Ky. The name J. N. Hindman is not borne on any rolls of said Co. No additional information regarding presence absence and station at time indicated.

Company Returns and Books of organization including Hospital records not on file.

A.D. Rucker

2nd Lt. 2nd Cavy.
 


Department of the Interior

PENSION OFFICE,

So. Div.

C.C.W., Ex'r.

No. 278.373

William H. Conover

Co. "B" 13th, Ky. Inf. Nov. 14, 1885.


SIR:

I have the honor to request that you will furnish from the records of the War Department a full report as to the service, disability, and hospital treatment of William H. Conover, who, it is claimed, enlisted Oct. 2d, 1861, and served as Private in Co. "B", 13th Reg't Ky. Inf.;............. and was discharged at Louisville, Ky., Jany 12th, 1865

While serving in Co. "B", 13th Reg't Ky. Inf., he was disabled by diarrhoea contracted in Rock Castle Co. Ky. in Oct. '62; scurvy contracted at Munfortville, Ky. November 1862; disease of back and kidneys contracted at Camp Andrew Johnson, Ky. Nov. 1st '61 ...... and was treated in hospitals of which the names, location, and dates of treatment are as follows: by surgeons Hughes and Moore in regimental hospital

(Please give a full military history)

Very respectfully,

John C. Black.

Commissioner.

The Adjutant General, U. S. Army.

(324---100 M.) 362/17
 


War Department,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, Feb 12, 1886.

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

William H. Conover, a Private of Company 'B; 13" Regiment Ky Infty Volunteers, Muster roll for Nov & Dec 1864 not on file; Regtl returns for Nov 1862 & Nov 1864 (last in file) Do not report him absent

The Records of this office furnish no evidence of alleged disabilities

Regimental Hospital Records not on file

A.D. Rucker

5 2 "Luris S" Carr

c 362/17
 


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.

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State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the matter of the claim of Wm H. Conover late of Co. B, 13' Regt. Ky. Inf. Vols

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, William H. Conover, aged 44 years and ------------, aged --------- years citizen of the Town of Montpelier, County of Adair, State of Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, delcare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

Deponent states that in obedience to the requirements of the Commissioner of Pensions as to testimony to complete his claim, he has made diligent efforts to procure the testimony of the Surgeon who treated him in the service, but that he has been unable to do so, by reason of the fact the deponent does not know the present post-office address of the Surgeon and even should he find him, the Surgeon, unless gifted with unusual memory will be unable to testify to the nature and character of his disability, deponents case being one of thousands whom he treated.

1. U.S. Haynes William H. Conover "X" his mark

2. Cyrus Wheat

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant ' and I certify that I read said affidavit to affiant , and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that he is a creditable person and so reputed in the community in which he reside

Witness my hand and official seal this 29th day of July 18786

Sign here Z.T. Williams

ADD SEAL HERE. NPAC Ky
 


Ballevue MO

Aug 10 86

I am sorry to say I dont recall the person by name or anything about him. All records of treatment in Regt destroyed several times

Rupert(?) Eslevofer(?) MD
 


Rate of disability

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.

--------------

State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the matter of the claim of Wm H. Conover late of Co. B, 13th Regt. Ky. Vols.-Infantry

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, W.B. McElroy, aged 64 years and David Conover, aged about 60 years, citizen of the Town of Montpelier, County of Adair, State of Kentucky, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That deponents are personally acquainted with Wm. H. Conover late of Co. B, 13th Regt. Ky. Infantry Vols.

That such acquaintance has existed since about the date of the soldiers arrival home after discharged from the service.

That from such acquaintance and personal observation deponents state that at the time the soldier reached home after discharged from the service as aforesaid, he was greatly disabled by reason of chronic diarrhaea and general dibility partly resulting from measles.

That such disability has failed to yield to medical treatment. The treatments having failed to afford other than very temporary relief. In our judgements, the extent to which the soldier has thus been disabled annually from the date of discharge to the present is one half for the performance of hard manual labor.

They further delcare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant ; and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant , and acquainted Them with its contents before they executed the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, not am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant is personally known to me; that they is are a creditable persons and so reputed in the community in which they reside See my certificate in the pension office

Witness my hand and official seal this 8th day of Oct 1886

Sign here ZT Williams

ADD SEAL HERE. NPAC Ky
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the matter of the invalid pension claim of W.H. Conover late of Co. B, 13th Regt Ky Vols Inft, personally came before me a Notary Public in and for the County and state aforesaid W.H. Conover the Claimant and states as follows

That he can not furnish medical evidence of treatment of Diarrhoea and effect of measles since his discharge from the fact Dr. J.M. Wolford who healed him is dead, and that he has not called any physicians to heal him specially for these troubles since his death

That he has now furnished all the evidence in his case that he can so far, as he knows and desires a settlement on the evidence furnished and that that is furnished with this affidavit

That his Post office address is Montpelier Ky.

Wm H. Conover "X" his mark

U.S. Haynes

John M Darnell

Sworn and subscribed before me this day by the above named claimant and I certify that I read the above to affidavit to Claimant before swearing and acquainted to him fully with its contents. I am not interested in the prosecutioin of the claim. See my certificate in pension office Washington D.C.

ZT Williams

NPAC Ky

(Filed by Myers & Co Attys Present)
 


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ORIGINAL INVALID CLAIM.

352107 Louisville

Soldier William H. Conover

P.O., Montpelier, Rank, Private

County, Adair, Company, "B"

State, Ky. Regiment, 13 Ky Vol. Inf.

Rates, $ 2. per month, commencing Jan'y 13, 1865.

and $4 from October 21, 1885

Pensioned for Ch. Diarrhoea & disease of gums, result of scurvy


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:

Name, Myers & Co, Fee $2500, Agent C to pay.

P.O., Washington, D.C. Articles filed July 28, 1886.


APPROVALS:

Submitted for Ail Dec 24, 1886, L,D, Stone, Examiner.

Disabled by Chr' diarrhoea x scurvy.


Approved for......................

Chronic diarrhoea and scurvy

Ruling 97 as to results of measles.

J.L. Davenport


Feby 24, 1887, Abram T. Tracy

Mch 9, 1887 Legal Reviewer


Approved for EaB

Chronic diarrhoea and disease of gums result of scurvy

1/4 to Act 21st 1885

1/2 thereafter

Stuart F. Staples

John Caudwell

Jan 12, 1887, Medical Reviewer


IMPORTANT DATES:

Enlisted Oct 2, 1861.

Mustered Dec 31, 1861.

Discharged Jan'y 12, 1865.

Declaration filed Apr 9, 1879.

Not in service since Jan 12, 1865. (sec dec'l)


BASIS OF CLAIM.

"Claimant dont write"

In declaration filed (Apr 9, 1879,) claimant alleges that at Camp Andy Johnson, Ky, Nov 1,

1861, he contracted the measles & had a relapse of same, resulting in disease of back & kidneys; also at Munfordville, Ky, Nov 1862, he incurred scurvy. Treated in Hospital at Camp Hobson, & Cary Griffin.

Diarrhoea as alleged in Orig. Decl.
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

On this 23rd day of sept 1887 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and state aforesaid Wm H Conover aged 45 years, a resident of the county of Adair and state Ky. who being duly Sworn according to law declares that he is a pensioner of the United States enrolled at the Louisville pension agency at the rate of $400 dollars for month, main pension certificate # 352107 by reason of disability from Chronic diarrhea and disease of gums result of scurvy incured in the military service of the United States while a member of Co B, 13th Regt Ky Inft Vols. That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension on account of increase disability. That his post office address is

Montpelier, Adair Co Ky.

Wm H Conover "X" his mark

Cyrus Wheat

U.S. Haynes

Also personally appeared Cyrus Wheat and U.S. Haynes of Montpelier Ky, persons whom I know to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn say they were present and saw Wm H Conover the claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration. That they know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

U.S. Haynes

Cyrus Wheat


Sworn and subscribed before me this 23rd day of Sept 1887 and 2 certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known to Claimant & witnesses before swearing. I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. See my certificate in pension office.

ZT Williams

NPAC Ky
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

On this 4th day of Jan 1888 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the county and aforesaid. William H. Conover aged 45 years, a resident of the county and state aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is a pensioner of the United States duly enrolled at the Louisville pension agency at the rate of $4.00 per month under pension certificate # 352107 by reason of a disability from Chronic Diarrhea and disease of the gums, result of Scurvy, incured in the Military Service of the United States while a private of C.B, 13, Regt Kentucky Vols Inft; that he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension on account of his rating being unjustly low and from increase of disability. That his Post Office address is Montpelier, Adair Co Ky

William H. Conover "X" his mark

Cyrus Wheat

Silas M Roy

Also personally appeared S.M. Roy and Cyrus Wheat of Montpelier Ky and whom I know and who are entitled to full credit and say they were present and saw the Claimant sign make his mark to the above affidavit; that they know him to be the person he represents himself to be; that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

Silas M Roy

Cyrus Wheat

Sworn to and subscribed before me this Jan 4th 1888, and I certify that the contents of the above affidavit was fully made Known to the Claimant and witnesses befor swearing; I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

ZT Williams

NPAC Ky
 


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INVALID PENSION.

-----------------

REISSUE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL DISABILITY. & Increase

352.107

Louisville


Claimant, William H. Conover

P.O., Montpelier. Rank, Private.

County, Adair. Company, B.

State, Ky. Regiment, 13" Ky. Vol. Infy.

Rate, $4. per month, commencing January 13, 1865

and $6. from October 21, 1885 & $10. from March 28, 1888; Issue in lieu of Deduct paymets dated March 16, 87

Pensioned for Ch. diarrhoea & resulting disease of rectum, and disease of gums result of scurvy, & disease of Kidneys

RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY.


Name, Myers and Co. Fee, $; paid on (?rgi?s?n)

P.O., Washington, D.C. Articles filed July 28", 1886.

Commencing Jany. 13" 1865.

APPROVALS.


Approved for Old Dis., Chr. diarrhoea & disease of gums result of scurvy; New Dis., Dis. of kidneys.

Submitted for ad. Feby. 8", 1889; K. Seroggy., Examiner.


Approved for Chr. diarrhoea and disease of gums result of scurvy; also, for disease of Kidneys, the latter being a new disability, pension to Commence Jany 13, 1865


Feby. 23, 1889; N.J.Burhall Legal Reviewer.


Approved for chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum, and disease of gums, result of scurvy. 8/18 from March 28, 1888 Disease of kidneys 2/18

WWalleger, AMC


Feb 28, 1889; (faded signature)

Medical Reviewer.


HISTORY OF CLAIMS AND FORMER ACTION.


Discharged Jany. 12", 1865. Last paid to -----, at $4.

Pensioned from Jany. 13", 1865, at $2, for chr. diarrhoea & disease of gums result of scurvy.

Pensioned from Oct. 21. 1885. at 4.


Original declaration filed April 9", 1879; alleged disease of back & kidneys resuts of measles, scurvy and chronic diarrhoea.


Declaration filed Sept. 27", 1887; alleged Increase of Original disability

Declaration filed Jany. 10. 1888; alleged Increase of Original disability


PRESENT CLAIM


Declaration filed April 9", 1879. disease of back & kidneys, result of measles, scurvy, and chronic diarrhoea.
 


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Increase Pension Claim No. 332.107.

William H. Conover, Rank, Priv

Company B, 13. Reg't Ky Vols. Columbia Ky. State,

Montpelier Ky. March 28", 1888


We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz:

Chronic diarrhoea and disease of gums, result of Scurvy; disease of Kidneys & back. and that he receives a pension of Four. dollars per month.

Pulse rate per minute, 84; respiration, 24; temperature, 100; height, 5 feet 10 1/2 inches; weight, 165 pounds; age, 45 years.

He makes the following statement which he bases his claim for+ Increase.

Increase disability and Inc low rating.

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:

Four large ulcers of Rectum. Rectum tender & inflamed, vessels full - rectum not prolapsia. Gums Spongy, Soft, & Very much inflamed. quite a number of teeth gone, remaining ones disealiened & loose. Analysis of urine reveals colorless and odorless, Spec. grav. 1005 neat & nit, acid no albumen. Frommers test no sugar, acid reaction. Slight tenderness over region of Kidneys. Otherwise no objective symptoms of disease of back. A.P&P. reveals heart normal. Tenderness over Liver, Stomach, Spleen & Bowels. Tongue evated, white, & fissured. Skin normal, not Emaciated. Nutrition moderately good.

From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judgement, .............probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it has not been prolonged or aggravated by vicious habits. He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 6/18 rating for the disability caused by Chronic Diarrheoa, 2/18 for that caused by Scurvy, and 4/18 caused by Disease of Kidneys

J.H. Grady, Pres. T.H. Curd, Sec'y. J.W. Squire, Treas.
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the matter of the pension claim of Wm H Conover for New disability pension certificate #352107, personally appeared before me the undersigned authority Wm. H. Conover the claimant, and States that he was first treated after his return home for Kidney disease by Dr. John M. Wolford now deceased, and was under his treatment until his death; That wolford advised him not to take treatment from every physician that advised him or wanted to prescribe for him; That since the death of Wolford he has been treated same by Dr. J.R. Wolford and Dr. Waitsville Perryman.

Silas M. Roy Wm. H. Conover "X" his mark

J M Darnell

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 7th day of July 1888, by Claimant and certify that the content of the above affidavit was fully made known to claimant before swearing.

Z.T. Williams

NPAC Ky
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair

In the matter of the pension claim of Wm H Conover #352107 late a private of Co. B, 13th Regt Ky Vols, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County State aforesaid Oliver B Patteson aged 54 years, who being duly sworn according to law states his post office address is Montpelier Ky;

That he served with the Claimant Wm H Conover during the war of 1861, and was Capt of his Company for two years prior to the close of the war; That about Oct 1862, while on the Bragg rade, was the first time he heard Claimant complain of Kidney or back trouble; That during that rade (faded word) he heard him compain and observed him too freequently urinate; That he was (faded word) from the Regiment from last of Oct 1862 to Jan 1863 when he returned to the Regiment at Montfordsville Ky; That he remembers that the Claimant was Still complaining of Kidney trouble and Knows that his Kidney acted too often and that he heard The boys of the Company Complaining of his sometimes urinating on them at night before he could get out. He does not know what caused the Kidney disease, That said Claimant was troubled more or less on through the war with same trouble and have freequently heard him complaining with same trouble since the war; That he has no interest in the prosecution of this Claim; That he knows the facts stated above from personally Knowledge

Oliver B Patteson

Late Capt Co (B)

13 Ky Vol Inf.
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


In the matter of the pension claim of William H Conover No 352107 who was a private of Co B 13 Ky vols. personally apeared before me a Notary public in and for the County and State afore Said; William Blair aged 46 years and after being duly Sworn acording to law States that he was a comrad of Said William H Conover; that he was a corporel of Co B 13 Ky vols and that he messed with the claimant most of the time while in the army. States that he does not know the origen of Said claimants Kidney disease for the reason that Said affiant was on detached duty at the time claimant Says he contracted Kidney disease, but when affiant returned to the Company and redgement during the fall of 1862, Said claimant was Suffering with what he called Kidney disease; don't know what the disease was but one of the Simptoms That he complained of was he could not retain his water long at a time; Sometimes he could not get out from under his blanket but would pass his water involuntarily (pricontinence); think he complained of his back also; my recollection is that he complaned in the Same manner up to January 1865 when we was mustered out of the Servis at which time we Separated; affiant further States that he has no interest in the prosecution of this claim and that his postoffice is Glensfork, County of Adair and State of Kentucky

William Blair

 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


In the matter of the pension Claim of Wm H Conover # 352107 who was a private of Co. B, 13 Regt Ky vols Inft, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and state afore said; Christopher C. Gentry age 45 years and who being duly sworn according to States that his post office address Craycraft, Adair Co Ky.

That he has been well acquainted with the Claimant Wm H Conover for 11 years, -have lived within 3/4 of a mile of Claimant for that long; That he has worked with Claimant often during his acquaintance and that he has Seen him often when he would have to urinate as often as every half hour, and he would complain of his back freequently; Have seen him down confined to his bed or room for a week at a time when he would be Suffering with his back and Kidneys.

That during the time Since he lived near Claimant, he has not been able to do more than one half manual labor. That he knows the facts here stated from personal knowledge. That he has no interest in the prosecution of this claim.


Christopher C. Gentry
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


In the matter of the pension claim of Wm H Conover # 352107, personally appeared before the undersigned authority Wm B. McElroy, a resident of Russell Co. Ky, and who being duly sworn states in the afore said case as follows; Has been well acquainted with Claimant all his life; lived within one half mile of Claimants father when he returned home from the war; Saw him in a day or so after his return home; Claimant lived with his father about two years after his return; That he was complaining when he first seen him of his back, which was effect of Kidney disease; That he worked with Claimant in making crop first year after his return home and he would have to Stop too frequent to urinate, is the reason he knows his Kidneys were affected.

That he has lived near Claimant ever Since the war with the exception of 3 years - 80 - 81 - 82, affiant was away from community; That claimant has complained with the same trouble ever since and has grown worse all the time; That he has been incapacitated from performing hard manual about one half upon an average Since the war; That his post office address is Kimble, Russell Co. Ky. That he has no interest in the prosecution of this claim


Wm. B. McElroy


Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 7 day of July 1888, by Wm B. McElroy who is personally known to me and who is entitled to full credit and I certify that the contents of the above affidavit was fully explained to affiant before swearing; I have no interest in the prosecution of this Claim; See my certificate in pension office.


ZT Williams

NPAC Ky
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


In the matter of the pension claim of W.H. Conover #352107 late of Co B, 13th Ky vols personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and state aforesaid; Waitsville Perryman whose age is 50 years, whose Post office is Montpelier Ky and who being duly sworn States in afre said case as follows; That he has bin acquainted with Wm H Conover for Twenty five years and have Lived Neighbor to hom Ever cince the ware and hav treate him for Rheumatism; Never treated him for Kidney Trouble but have frequently cince the ware heard him complain of Kidney Trouble and with Dificulty in urenating; I have made Examination of Claimants uren and found heavly charged with Albunon. I have no intrust in this claim

Waitsville Perryman


Sworn and subscribed to before me this 14th Sept 1888, and 2 certify that The affiant is well Known to me and is entitled to full credit, 2 have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

ZT Williams

NPAC Ky
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


On this 11th day of sept 1889 personally appeared before me a Notary Public Within and for the County and state aforesaid; William H. Conover aged 47 years, a resident of Adair County Ky Who being duly sworn according to law delcares that he is a pensioner of the United states duly enrolled at the Louisville pension agency at the rate of ten dollars per month by reason of disability from Chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum, disease of Gums result of scurvy, and disease of Kidneys incurred in the Military service of the United states While a private of Co. B. 13. Regt. Ky. Inft. Vols.; That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension on account of increase of disabilities; That his certificate is #352107. That his post office address is Montpelier, Adair Co Kentucky.

Cyrus Wheat William H. Conover "X" his mark

W.B. Patteson


Also personally appeared Cyrus Wheat of Montpelier Ky and W.B. Patteson of Montpelier Ky, persons whom I Know, and who are entitled full credit and say under oath that they were present and saw the Claimant William H Conover sign make his mark to the foregoing declaration; that they Know him to be the
identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Cyrus Wheat

W.B. Patteson

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this sept 11th 1889 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration was fully made Known to Claimant and witnesses before swearing, including the wordes "The United states" underlined; I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Z.T. Williams

N.O. AC Ky

 


War Department,

Certificate ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,

352.107 Washington, Nov 16, 1888


Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Oliver B. Patterson, a 1st Sergt. (Sub. Capt.) of Company B, 13th Regiment Ky. Infty Volunteers, is reported: on roll of Co. to Aug. 31/62 at Louisville, Tenn, Absent, Recruiting since Aug 17 1862. Roll to Dec. 31/62 (4 months muster) Captain, Present. Promoted from 1st Sergt. to Capt. Oct. 21, 1862. Regtl. Return for Oct./12 at Munfordsville Ky. (first on file) reports him Capt. Co. B, at Columbia, Ky. Detached on recruiting service Aug. 14/62.

Co. Returns, Co. & Regtl. Books not on file.


Records of this Office furnished no further information as to presence, absence, or station, time called for.


R.C. DRUM,

Adjutant General.

By (Illegible signature)

/ G. 20 Infy.
 


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Increase Pension Claim No. 352.107.

William H. Conover, Rank, Private

Company B, 13th Reg't Ky Vol. Inf. Columbia Ky. State,

Montpelier, Adair Co., Ky. November 24th, 1889.


We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz:

Chronic Diarrhea, resulting disease of rectum; disease of gums, result of scurvy; and disease of Kidneys and that he receives a pension of Ten dollars per month.

Pulse rate per minute, 90; respiration, 24; temperature, 99 2/5; height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight, 182 pounds; age, 47 years.

He makes the following statement which he bases his claim for+ Increase

General increase of disabilities - Excessive flow of urine - Internittent diarrhea -

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:

Chronic Diarrhea, evidenced by large, flabby, foul tongue, very red fauces.

Enlarged Stomach. Distended bowels. Slight tenderness of liver and spleen -

sub-acute inflammation of rectum - Disease of Gums revealed by bleeding,

softening, spongy condition - Well marked case of scurvy - Disease of Kidneys:

Frommers test shows no albumen, nor sugar. Litmus paper shows alkiline reaction

- Specific gravity normal. Probably result of Rheumatism - Rheumatism: mild in shoulders and knees, shown by crepitation. All other organs normal

From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judgement, .............probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it has not been prolonged or aggravated by vicious habits. He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 4/18 rating for the disability caused by Chronic Diarrhea, 6/18 for that caused by Scurvy, and 4/18 caused by Kidney trouble and 4/18 for Rheumatism -


J.K. Nell, Pres. U.L. Taylor, Sec'y. William Blair, Treas.
 


(3-145.)

Increase INVALID PENSION


Claimant, William H. Conover


P.O., Montpelier Rank, Pvt

County, Adair, Company, B

State, Ky Regiment, 13" Ky. Vol. Inf


Rate, $..............per month, commencing....................

[REJECTED MAR 27 1890]

and disease of kidneys, of rectum, & disease of gums, result of scurvy

Disabled by Chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:

Name, Claimant


APPROVALS:


Submitted for Feby 26", 1890 E. Schubar, Examiner.

Approved for Approved for

Chronic diarrhoea and resulting Chronic diarrhoea and resulting

disease of rectum and disease of disease of rectum and disease of gums

gums result of scurvy and disease result of scurvy and disease of kidneys

of Kidneys 10/18 no increase

A.L. Jackson

Mch 4, 1890, Dawson, Legal Reviewer. March 19, 1890, Thos. D. Ingram,

Medical Referee.

Discharged Jany 12", 1865. Last paid to ................., at $10

Pensioned from " 13, 1865, at $2, for chronic diarrhoea & disease of gums, result of scurvy, & $4 from Oct 21" 1885

Original declaration filed Apr 9", 1879; alleged s,urine & disease of back & kidneys

Reissued Feby 28" 1889 to allow additional disability & increase at $4 from Jany 13' 1865. $6 from Oct 21" 1885 & $10 from Mar 28" 1888.

PRESENT CLAIM:

Declaration filed Sept 16", 1889 Original
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


On this 23rd day of June 1890 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid; William H. Conover aged 48 years, a resident of Adair County Ky, who being duly Sworn according to law declars that he is a pensioner of the United States enrolled at the Louisville Pension agency at the rate of $10.00 dollars per month by reason of disability from Chronic diarrhea and resulting disease of rectum, disease of gums result of Scurvy, and disease of Kidney, incured in the Military service of the United States while serving as a private in Co. B, 13th Regt Inft Vols Inft; That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of disability; That he asked to be ordered before the board at Columbia Ky for examination; That his Post office address is Montpelier Ky certificate # 352107

Cyrus Wheat William H. Conover "X" his mark

W.B. Patteson

Also personally appeared W.B. Patteson residing at Montpelier Ky, and Cyrus Wheat residing at Montpelier Ky, persons whom I Know to be reputable and entitled to full credit; who being by me duly sworn say they were present and saw claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration; That they Know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be; that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

Cyrus Wheat

W.B. Patteson

Sworn and scubscribed to before me this 23rd day of June 1890 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fuly made Known to applicant and witnesses before swearing including the (??nft) raised; that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim

Z.T. Williams

NPAC Ky
 


(3-111.)

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Increase Pension Claim No. 352.107.

William H. Conover, Rank, Private

Company B, 13th Reg't Ky Vol. Inf. Columbia Ky. State,

Montpelier, Adair Co., Ky. October 1st, 1890.

We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz:

Chronic Diarrhea, and resulting disease of rectum, and disease of gums, result of Scurvy, and disease of kidneys

and that he receives a pension of Ten dollars per month.

He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Increase

An increase of disabilities, and a too low rating

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions: Pulse rate per minute, 74; respiration, 26; temperature, 99; height, 5 feet 10 inches; weight, 176 pounds; age, 48 years.

Chronic diarrhea, revealed by a very foul, coated, and cracked tongue, red fauces, and mouth, Tender stomach, liver spleen, and bowels, and in the ascending colon, with enlarged and indurated bowels - Has chronic inflammation of the rectum, with five large tender, and bleeding pile tumors internal, and three rather small tumors external, size of 1/2 by 1/4 inch in diameter - We think this the result of chronic diarrhea - Disease of gums is shown by red, tender, bleeding, and ulcerated gums, and mouth, the result, we have no doubt, of Scurvy -

Urinalysis shows specific gravity 1008. neutral reaction, neither sugar nor albumen -

Rheumatism revealed, by crepitation in both shoulders, wrist on the right, both knees, and lumbar muscles -

Heart normal.

All other organs normal.

He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 8/18 rating for the disability caused by Chronic Diarrhea & piles, 6/18 for that caused by Scurvy, and 4/18 for that caused by Rheumatism -

J.K. Nell, Pres. U.L. Taylor, Sec'y. William Blair, Treas.

absent having gone
 


(3-145.)

Increase INVALID PENSION


Claimant, William H. Conover


P.O., Montpelier Rank, Pvt

County, Adair, Company, B

State, Ky Regiment, 13" Ky. Vol. Inf


Rate, $14 per month, commencing October 1 1890


Chr. diarrhoea & resulting disease of rectum &

Disabled by disease of gums result of scurvy & disease of kidneys.


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:

Name, Clt.

APPROVALS:


Submitted for Nov 12", 1890 M. J. Muller, Examiner.

Approved for Approved for Ch diarrhoea and Chr diarrhoea & resulting disease of resulting disease of rectum & disease of gums result of rectum and disease of gums result of scurvy & disease of Kidneys scurvy and disease of Kidneys

14/18 from Oct 1, 90

L.F.W. Leech & Ex.

Nov 5, 1890, McWhorter, Legal Reviewer. Nov 21, 1890, (faded sig),

Medical Referee.


Discharged Jan. 12", 1865. Last paid to ................., at $10

Pensioned from " 13, 1865, at $2, for same as above & $4 from Oct 21'/85

Original declaration filed Apr 9", 1879; alleged same as above; Reissue to allow additional disability & increase at $4. from Jan, 13/65 & $6. from Oct. 21/85 & $10. from Mar. 28/88; Inc. Rej. Mar. 19/90


PRESENT CLAIM:

Declaration filed June 26", 1890 Original
 


3-367.

(Old No. 8-127.)

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HISTORY OF CLAIM



Pensioner, William H. Conover, Certificate No. 352.107

1st service, B 13 Ky Inf; enlisted, Oct 2, 1861; discharged, Jany 12, 1865


Pensioned from Jany 13, 1865, at $2 & $4 per month for Ch diarihoeee and disease of gums, result of scurvy. issued July 14/1862

Reissue to allow ch diarihoea resulting disease of rectum and disease of gums result of scurvy & disease of Kidneys at $4 from Jany 13 1865, and to $6 from Oct 21, 1885 and to $10 from Mch 28, 1888; Inc to $14 from Oct 1, 1890 for same

Original declaration, Act of July 14, 1862, filed April 9, 1879

alleged measles resulting disease of back and Kidneys - Scurvy & diarihoeee approved as above; Declr filed Aprl 9 1879, alleges Reissue under Act July 14 1862 on account of disease of back and Kidneys results of measles, scurvy, and ch diarihoeee - approved as above - Declr filed Sept 16, 1889 alleges increase under Act July 14 1862 on account of Origl Rejct. Mch 19, 1890, no increase;

Decl filed June 26 1890 alleges increase under Act July 14 1862 on account of

Orignl - approvd as above

 


3-173.

So Div. ?RH, Ex'r.

Ctf No. 352.107 Department of the Interior

Wm H Conover BUREAU OF PENSIONS,

Co. B, 13 Reg't Ky. V. Inf.

Washington, D. C., March 4, 1898


SIR:

Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.

Very respectfully,

(faded signature)

Commissioner.


No. 1. Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.

Answer: Yes Sarah. E. Conover mn Stapp


No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married?

Answer: Feby. 20, 1867. Adair Co., Ky. Morgan Blair


No. 3. What record of marriage exists?

Answer: Record in County Clerks office Columbia Ky


No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.

Answer: no.


No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.

Answer:

James P. born Oct. 9, 1869.

Mary E. born Mch. 13, 1872.

Laura A. born Apr. 28, 1875.

Ida F. born Mch. 12, 1878.

Lou C. born Nov. 5, 1880.

Sarah E. born Dec. 4, 1882.

Edward N. born Mch. 5, 1886.

Bennie H. born Apr. 18, 1888.

Ruford E. born Oct. 4, 1890.

Flora A. born Dec. 4, 1895.



Date of reply, May 4, 1898

William H Conover "X" his mark
 


State of Kentucky

County of Adair


On this 10th day of June 1899 personally appeared before me the undersigned, duly authorized to administer Oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid; William H. Conover Aged 56 years who being duly Sworn according to law declares that he is a pensioner of the United States duly enrolled at the rate of "Fourteen" dollars per month under Pension Certificate No 352.107 by reason of disability resulting from"Chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum and disease of gums, result of Scurvy and disease of Kidneys" incurred in the Service of the United States while Serving as a "Private, Co. B. 13" Regiment Kentucky, Volunteer, Infantry. That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension for disability above Stated and herebyy makes application for Same as he thinks the rates allowed are unreasonably low and not in proportion to the rates granted others for Similar and like disabilities and not in proportion to the degree of his disability - That by reason of these disabilities growing on him he is unfit to perform manual labor and that he has no other means of Supporting himself and family than by his labor; he therefore prays that he be ordered before a board of examining Surgeons in order that he may receive a rating that is in proportion to his disabilities. That he hereby appoints Jo Nat Conover of Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky his True and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim and that his Post office Address is Montpelier, Adair County, Ky.


William H Conover "X" his mark

Attest - J.W. Johnston

W.D. Jones


Also personally appeared J.W. Johnston residing at Columbia, Adair County, Ky and W.D. Jones residing at Columbia, Adair County, Ky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who being by me duly Sworn Say they were present and Saw William H. Conover the Claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of Said claimant and from their Knowledge and acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.


J.W. Johnston

W.D. Jones


Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 10th day of June 1899 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration was fully make Known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before they Signed and Swore to the; and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim


T.R. Stults Clerk Adair Co. Ct.

By T.A. Murrell D.C.
 


SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE.


Inc Pension Claim No. 352107

Wm H Conover Columbia P. O.

Pri Company B 13 Reg't Ky Inf. Ky State.

Montpelier Ky Oct 18, 1899

[Date of examination.]


Chr. Diar. & resulting dis of rectum, dis of gums res of scurvy, dis of Kidneys. He receives a pension of Fourteen dollars per month. He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Inc not satisfied with present rating and asks to be rated on new disabilities

We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:

Pulse rate, 78, 82, 100 [Sitting, standing, after exercise.], respiration, 20, 22, 30 [Sitting, standing, after exercise.], temperature, 98, height, 5 feet 10 inches; actual weight, 160 pounds; age, 57 years.

Chr Diar as manifested by coated tongue, red fauces, stomach tender, tympanitic, & Tumified; also tenderness over region of small intestines. no other obj sym of Chr. diar. Moucous membrane at rectum ulcerated, hemorrhoidal vessels ingorged; 2 External piles 1/3 in. in diam. 3 internal piles 1/4 in. in diam.

No other obj sym of dis of rectum. Find gums atrophied, red, tendency to bleed, (????es) on teeth, breath very offensive, no other obj sym of dis of gums. Spec G. urine 1010 acid, no sugar no albumen; tenderness over lumbar spine, no other obj sym of dis of Kidneys. Rheum affecting all principle joints of upper & lower Extremities as manifested by cup & tenderness; motion in shoulders limited 1/4. no other obj sym of rheum. Apex beat of heart in 5th interspace 3rd in. from med. line, 1st one 2nd nearby absent, (??ic) on exercise 100 no odema or murmers. no other disabilities found. no Evidence of Vicious habits. Rating Chr. Diar & resulting dis of rectum 14/18, Dis of gums result of scurvy 8/18, Dis of Kidneys 2/18

Absent, Pres. (faded signature), Sec'y. J. Chase, Treas.

(This certificate to be filled in by the member of the board acting as secretary, and signed by the applicant, when a full board is not present.)

"I, Wm H Conover, the applicant for (increased or original) pension referred to in this medical certificate, hereby consent to be examined by Dr. Russell and Dr. Gose, the examining surgeons here present (waiving examination by full board), on this 18 day of Oct, 1899."

(Signature.) Wm H Conover "X" his mark


Witness

Alvin A. Strange &

A M Russell
 


THIS PAPER MUST NOT BE DETACHED FROM THE ACCOMPANYING CERTIFICATE.

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Department of the Interior,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,


Washington, D. C., October 27th, 1899


The attached certificate is returned for amendment. Date and sign the amendment and return promptly to this Bureau.

Secretary Board.

This certificate requires the names of the members making the Examination attached before completed.

Doctor:

Another witness is required to claimant's mark. One member of the board who was present may sign as much. See attached circular of March 31, 1898.


J. F. RAUB,

Medical Referee.
 


MEDICAL DIVISION. 3-438.

--------------------

Department of the Interior,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,


Washington, D.C., March 31, 1898


Circular:


When a claimant is unable to write, his signature by mark on the back of certificates, waiving examination by a full board, must be witnessed by two persons, one of whom must be other than a member of the board. one member of the board who was present at the examination, can Sign as a witness.


J. F. RAUB,

Medical Referee.

Approved:

H. CLAY EVANS,

Commissioner of Pensions.
 


3-730.

INVALID.

Cert. No. 352107

Name, William H. Conover

Rank, Priv; Service, Co B. 13" Ky Inf.


Agency:

Original Roll: Louisville

Transf'd ..............., 1 , to G2


Issued Apr 15, 1913

Mailed APR 16 1913

Rate and period, $19, from June 6, 1912

$25 " July 17, 1912

$30 " July 17, 1917


Disability: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912


DEAD


Dec 4, 1922 widow


INDORSEMENTS

July 11, 1922. Blank for wids app with circular to S.C. Neat, Clk Adair Co Ct.

(illegible)

 


3-464 aa.

So Div., MC, Ex'r.

-----------------------

Department of the Interior,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,

Washington, D.C., July 13", 1900



Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a full military and medical history of the soldier and age at date of enlistment

No other report on file.

Cert No. 352.107

Name, William H. Conover

Co. B, "13" Reg't Ky V. Inf

H.L. (faded signature)

5-enclosures
 


Record and Pension Office,

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, JUL 16 1900


Respectfully returned to the

Commissioner of Pensions,

with the information that in the case of

William H. Conover,

Capt. Alexander's Co B. 13th

Regt. Ky. Infantry

Age at enlistment 18 years

Military records furnish

nothing addl to that

contained in former reports


The medical records show him treated

No record found


By authority of the Secretary of War:


Q.C. A??worth

Chief, Record and Pension

per m
 


(3-145.)

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Increase INVALID PENSION.


Claimant, William H. Conover Cetf 352.107


P.O., Montpelier Rank, Private

County, Adair. Company, B.

State, Kentucky Regiment, 13. Ky Vol Inf


Rate, $........per month, commencing................

Disabled by.................. [REJECTED] Aug. 20-1900


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:

Name, JH Conover Fee $2, Agent ...... to pay.

P.O., Columbia Ky Articles filed -----, 18

.

APPROVALS:


Submitted for July, 23, 1900. EH Ripley, Examiner.

Approved for chronic diarrhoea and Approved for Chronic diarrhoea

resulting disease of rectum and and resulting disease

disease of gums, result of scurvy and of rectum and disease of

disease of kidneys. gums, result of scurvy and

no increase disease of kidneys 14/18


Finders

July 25, 1900, J Morrison, Legal Reviewer. July 26, 1900, Jf

Raub,

Medical Referee.


En Oct. 2 1861

Discharged Jany 12, 1865. Last paid to ................, at $14

Pensioned from July 13, 1865, at $2 & $4 from Oct. 21/85., for Ch diarihoea disease of gums res of scurvy.


PRESENT CLAIM.


Declaration filed June 14, 1899. the original

(signature cut off)
 


No. 38.

ACT OF JULY 14, 1862

Declaration for Increase of Invalid Pension.

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State of Kentucky, County of Adair, SS:

On this 10th day of September A. D. 1908, personally appeared before me a ..............., within and for the County and State aforesaid, William H. Conover, aged 67 years, a resident of near Montpelier, County of Adair and State of Ky., who, being by me duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, enrolled at the Louisville Pension Agency at the rate of 14 dollars per month, under Certificate No. 352107, by reason of disability from chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum, disease of gums result of scurvy & disease of Kidney, incurred in the service of the United States while serving as a Private in Company B. of the 13th Regiment of Ky. Inf. Volunteers. That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension on account of increased disability resulting from cause for which pension was granted.

That he believes he deserves a higher rating because of the increased severity of the said diarrhoea and disease of Kidney. The attacks of chronic diarrhoea come at frequent intervals & last a week & hurt him longer & the disease of Kidney gives him a great deal of trouble in various ways, especially causing his back to be quite weak in lower part; & from said causes he is unable to perform any manual labor & attempting it makes him very (cut off)

That he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,

Thomas A. Murrell of Columbia Adair Co. Ky.

his true and lawful attorney.....to prosecute his claim.

His Post Office address is Montpelier, Adair County, Ky.

WITNESSES:

1. R.H. Perryman William H Conover "X" his mark

2. SA Taylor


Also personally appeared Dr. R.H. Perryman, residing at Purdy, Adair Co. Ky, and Dr. S.A. Taylor, residing at Montpelier, Adair Co. Ky., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw William H. Conover, the claimant, sign his
name (or make his mark) to the aforegoing; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant, and their acquaintance with him for 40 years and 20 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

WITNESSES:

1. R.H. Perryman

2. SA Taylor


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10 day of September, A. D. 1908, and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing declaration were fully make known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before they made oath to the same, including the words "Mae Stults" & "Rooney Young" & letter "W." erased, and the words "R.H. Perryman," S.A. Taylor" & "William" added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Luther Williams

Notary Public, Adair County, Ky.

My commission expires January 21, 1912

Declaration and

Power of attorney valid.

S. A. Cuddy, Chief, Law Division.
 


3-155.

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE.


Increase Pension Claim No. 352,107

William H Conover Jamestown P.O.

Company B 13 Reg't Ky Vol Inft Kentucky State

Montpelier Ky Nov 4, 1908

(Date of examination.)


Chronic diarrhea, Disease of rectum, and disease of gums, result of scurvy.

He receives a pension of Fourteen dollars per month. He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first discovered by him: About the year 1862 I contracted the above named diseases. They get worse all the time and nearly totally disables for the performance of manual labor

Birthplace, Adair Co Ky; age, 66 years; height, 5 ft 8 1/2; weight, 187 pounds, complexion, fair; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, dark; occupation, farmer; permanent marks and scars other than those described below,

...............

We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:

Pulse rate, 84 - 90 - 104 [Sitting, standing, after exercise];

respiration, 18 22 26 [Sitting, standing, after exercise]; Temperature, 98 1/2;

Chronic Diarrhea. We find the tongue coated, the fauces and tonsils congested, the stomach and bowels distended and tender of pressure. We find the liver enlarged and tender on pressure. We find the rectum inflamed, engorgement of the hemerrhoidal veins, three internal pile tumors, all of which are about 1/2 inch in diameter; they are sensitive and have a tendency to rupture. He does not have active diarrhea. We find 5 remaining teeth, all of which are decayed and contain cavities. The gums are ulcerated and sloughing.Kidneys. Examination of the urine shows straw color. Specific gr 1020 acid reaction no pus sugar nor albumen. We find no disease of Kidneys. we find an inlarged and irritable prostate gland which causes the frequent Voiding of urine.

Heart. We find the apex at left border of ensiform cartilege, area of dullness 4 1/2 inch in both diameters, increased feebleness of hearts action. We find general odema of the skin and dyspnea after exercise.

Measurement of chest at rest, HO full 41, and forced expiration 39 inches. We find no disease of lungs.

There is no evidence of vicious habits. He is in our opinion entitled to 6/18 rating for chronic diarrhea, 8/18 rating for dis of rectum, 4/18 rating for disease of gums and 6/18 rating for alleged disease of Kidneys (prostatie disease)

This Claimant is so disabled from the above named disease (above) as to be incapacitated in a degree equivalent to the loss of a hand or foot for the purpose of manual labor and is entitled to $24 a month. Except as described above, the Claimant is suffering from no disability


J.S. Rowe, Pres. W.G.D. Flanagan, Sec'y. JE Buster, Treas.


(This certificate to be filled in and signed by the secretary when the full board is present.)

"I hereby certify that Dr. J.S. Rowe, Dr. W.G.D. Flanagan, and Dr. J.E. Buster, were personally present and actually participated in the examination of William H Conover, the claimant in this case, on the 4 day of November, 1908."

(Signature.) W.G.D. Flanagan

 


3-355. Certificate No.

352107

-----------------

Increase INVALID PENSION


Claimant, William H. Conover

P.O, Montpelier Rank, Private

County, Adair Company, B

State, Kentucky Regiment, 13" Ky. Vol. Inft.


REJECTED Dec 11 1908


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY.


Name, Thomas A. Murrell Fee, $2; Agent to pay.

P.O., Columbia, Kentucky Articles filed..........., 1..... Refferred for med. Ex. Oct. 2 1908. (illegible words)


APPROVALS.


Submitted for December 3, 1908 EH Ripley, Examiner.

Approved for chronic diarrhoea Approved for Chonic Diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum and resulting disease of gums and disease of gums result of scurvy result of Scurvy and Disease and disease of kidneys. of Kidneys 14/18 no increase

Dec. 5, 1908, J. Morrison Bennet Medical Examiner.

Legal Reviewer. (?Cowan?) Medical

Reviewer.

Dec. 8, 1908, C.F. Whitney

Medical Referee.


Enlisted Oct 2, 1861. Discharged Jany 12, 1865.

Pensioned at $14, per month for chronic diarrhoea and resulting disease of rectum. and disease of gums, result of scurvy and disease of Kidneys.

PRESENT CLAIM.

Declaration filed Sept 14, 1908. alleges increase

Claimant does not write.

no, M.C.
 


ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.

-------- 3-014.

DECLARATION FOR PENSION.

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THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.


State of Kentucky, County of Adair, ss:

On this 4th day of June, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, William H. Conover who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 69 years of age, and a resident of near Gentrys Mill, county of Adair, State of Kentucky; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Greensburg Kentucky, under the name of William H Conover, on the 2nd day of October, 1861, as a private, in Co. "B" 13th Regiment of Kentucky Infantry Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Louisville Ky, on the 12th day of Jany, 1865.

That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was a follows: Height, 5 feet 11 inches; complexion, fair; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, light; that his occupation was farmer; that he was born July 17th, 1842, at in Adair County Kentucky

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: from 1865 to 1870 in Adair County Ky.; removed to Russell County for 1 year, and then back to Adair where I have lived ever since

That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 352.107. That he has not applied for pension under original No. ....................

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.

That his post-office address is Montpelier, county of Adair, State of Kentucky.


Attest: (1) Luther Williams William H Conover "X" his

mark

(2) FF Collins


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of June, A. D. 1912, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words ................ erased, and the words ............, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


Luther Williams

Notary Public, Adair County, Ky.

My commission expires January 9 -

1916.
 


ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.

-------- 3-014.

DECLARATION FOR PENSION.

----------

THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.


State of Kentucky, County of Adair, ss:

On this 12th day of Feby, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, William H. Conover who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 70 years of age, and a resident of near Gentrys Mill, county of Adair, State of Kentucky; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Greensburg Kentucky, under the name of William H Conover, on the 2nd day of October, 1861, as a private, in Co. B. 13th Reg. Ky. Inft. Vols. in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Louisville Ky, on the 12th day of Jany, 1865.

That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was a follows: Height, 5 feet 11 inches; complexion, Fair; color of eyes, Blue; color of hair, Light; that his occupation was farmer; that he was born July 17th, 1842, at near Roy in Adair County Kentucky

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: in Adair County Ky up to 1865 or 1870. then in Russell County for one year, and then back to Adair County Ky where he has lived ever since

That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 352.107. That he has ...... applied for pension under original No. 352.107

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.

That his post-office address is Montpelier, county of Adair, State of Kentucky.

Attest: (1) Luther Williams William H Conover "X" his mark

(2) FF Collins

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12" day of Feby, A. D. 1913, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words ................ erased, and the words ............, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


Luther Williams

Notary Public, Adair County, Ky.

My commission expires January 9 - 1916.

P. O. Montpelier, Ky.
 


sk/DSB

IBW. 3-1865


Removal Division. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Inv.Ctf.352,107. BUREAU OF PENSIONS

William H. Conover, WASHINGTON

Co.B, 13 Ky. Inf. February 25, 1913


Sir:-

Your above entitled claim for pension under the Act of May 11, 1912, requires a properly verified copy of the public, baptismal or family record of the date of your birth.

If a copy of the family record be furnished, the officer certifying to the same should state the year in which the Bible or other book containing the record was printed, whether the record bears any marks of erasure or alteration, and whether from its appearance he believes the record to be a reliable one.


Very respectfully,

J. L. Davenport

Commissioner.
 


State of Kentucky,

County of Adair, sct.


This is to certify that I have this day examined the family record of William H. Conover regarding his age. This record is written in said William H. Conovers family Bible as follows, "William Henry Conover was born July 17th, 1842". Said record bears no eraseures or alterations, and said Bible is a very old book, and the page giveing the date the Bible was printed is torn out, but from the general appearance of the record and the Bible and also William H. Conover, I believe the record to be a reliable one.I understand there is no public or baptismal record of said William H. Conovers birth.

In testimony whereof witness my signature this 2nd, day of April 1913.

Luther Williams

Notary Public, Adair Co., Ky.

My commission expires January 9, 1916.

P. O. Montpelier, Ky.
 


3-364

K Louisville Cert. No. 352107

ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.

As amended by Act of March 4, 1913.


Claimant, William H. Conover

P. O., Montpelier Rank, Private

County, Adair Service, B

State, Kentucky 13 Kentucky Inf.

Rate, $19 per month, commencing June 6, 1912

$25 commencing July 17, 1912.

$30 commencing July 17, 1917.


[Approved for Increase, $40 from June 10, 1918, Act of June 10, 1918]

(illegible signature) Exr.

Paul Rev.

[Articles filed JUN 17 1918]


Submitted for adm, April 9, 1913 , D.L. Brandon, Examiner.


Approved for Admission Rate $19. per month; age 69 years.


Reissue from General Law.

Date of birth July 17, 1842.


Length of pensionable service: 3 years, 3 months, 11 days.

Deductions in service from any cause: none


April 11", 1913, W.H. Andrews Legal Reviewer. April 14, 1913, M. Thorner Re-

Reviewer.


Enlisted October 2, 1861; honorably discharged Jany 12, 1865


Length of pensionable service: 3 years, 3 months, 11 days.


Pensioned at $14 per month, under General Law

----------------

PRESENT CLAIM, ACT OF MAY 11, 1912


Declaration filed June 6, 1912

Age shown by evidence 69 years; date of birth accepted July 17, 1842.

Claimant does not write.

no, M. C.

 


Columbia Ky april 12 1922


Mr William Henry Conover Died last night in White oak in Adair County Ky; He old federal soldier in Colum; Was He Was in Capt O B patterson; How many old soldier on Roll up; Washington send How many it on Roll

Will Dohoney
 


3-1860

-----------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF PENSIONS

OFFICE OF THE DISBURSING CLERK

WASHINGTON

APR 29 1922


The Postmaster,

Roy Ky


Dear Sir:


A letter containing a pension check addressed to William H. Conover - Certificate Number 352.107, was mailed in time to reach your office on or about MAY 4 1922

Since the mailing of that check I have been informed that the pensioner is dead.

Please return that letter and this one to me at once.


Very respectfully,


EE Miller

Disbursing Clerk.

(D-B-1)
 


WILLIAM H. CONOVER 3-1081

ROY KY

352107 ACT MAY

DROP REPORT--PENSIONER

--------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF PENSIONS

DEAD


INVALID Cert. No. 352,107

Pensioner William H. Conover

Soldier............

Service B 13" Ky. Inf.

Class ACT OF MAY 1, 1920 Group 2


505/4/22

DISBURSING DIVISION

MAY 13 1922


Check No. 3789316 $150

dated MAY 4 1922, Section 4

returned by postmaster with information that the above-described pensioner died ........ 19...., has been cancelled.


Per MLB E.E. MILLER, Disbursing Clerk.


FINANCE DIVISION


April 20, 1922

The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $50 per month to FEB 4 1922, has this day been dropped from the roll because of death April 12, 1922

OJ Randall Chief, Fianance Division. M.W.
 


S. C. NEAT

CLERK ADAIR

COUNTY COURT


Columbia, Kentucky, June 28th, 1922

To the Honorable Commissioner, of Pensions

Washington, D.C.


My dear sir:

I, am writing you to ask a little favor in the way of assisting a Widowed friend, the Case is Simply this: one Mr William H.Conover, who was a Private in Company B. 13th, Kentucky, Regt, KY: died a few weeks ago, and was drawing a pension of some $40.00 to $50.00 per month, at the time of his death, and he has left a Widow and two daughters, and the widow wants to get his pension, the thing I would like for you to assist me in, is to inform me as to whether or not, I should employ and Attorney, to get this Widow's Pension. no Complication Whatever, the Marriage Certificate is on record in this office and this Soldier, was drawing this pension under the War of 1861. to 1865. and his widow ask me to help her out in the matter, and it does look to me like this claim could be presented in a way that would show proof enough to get it allowed without any expense or the employing of any attorney. if you will be so kind as to advise me about this matter, I shall feel very greatful indeed to you for the favor, kindly let me know at your earliest if you please, and greatly oblige, very truly. S. C. Neat Clerk, A.C.C.
 


S. C. NEAT

CLERK ADAIR

COUNTY COURT


Columbia, Kentucky, July, 1922

Department of the Interior,

Commissioner of Pensions,

Washington, D.C.


Gentlemen;

Complying with the Declaration for Widows Pension, Act of May 1st, 1920. I am herewith inclosing you the affidavit of the Widow, of the late William H.Conover, deceased, which will be sufficient I think for you to send her on her allowance of the Widows, Claim, if you should be in need of more proof as to either, the deceased, or his Widow, kindly let me know at once and I shall be glad to furnish you with the same. thanking you for an early action in this matter, I beg to remain by thanking you in advance and also thanking you for the Courtisy already shown me. I beg to remain,

Very truly. SC Neat Clerk, A.C.C.
 


3-015.

DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION.

Act of May 1, 1920.


State of Kentucky, County of Adair


On this 22 day of July, 1922, personally appeared Sarah E. Conover before me the undersigned, who makes the following declaration as an application for pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1, 1920.

That she is 69 years of age, that she was born in Russell Co., Ky, May 27", 1852, at Russell County, Ky, near Montpelier Ky, and that her post-office address is Roy, Adair County, Kentucky.

That she is the widow of William H. Conover, Private, Co. "B" Thirteenth Reg of Ky Inf., who ENLISTED 2nd day of October, 1861, at Columbia Ky or Greensburg Ky, under the name of William H. Conover, in Company (B) 13th Kentucky Infantry Volunteers and was honorably DISCHARGED 12th day of Jany., 1865, having served ^3 or 4 years^ ninety days or more, or was discharged for, ^Expiration of Term,^ or died in service of the United States of a disability incurred in the service in the line of duty, during the CIVIL WAR, and who DIED April 12", 1922 at near Roy, Adair County, Kentucky.


THAT SHE WAS MARRIED to said soldier February 20th 1868 x at Residence of Wm Stapp....

that she had not been previously married, that he had not been previously married;

That she was NOT divorced from the soldier (or sailor) and that she has NOT remarried since his death; That the following are the ONLY children OF THE SOLDIER (or sailor) who are now living and are under sixteen years of age; (If he left no children under sixteen years of age, the claimant should so state)

None under 16 none under 16 yrs none under 16 yrs

That she has never heretofore applied for pension, the number of her former claim being none; that said soldier (or sailor) was ........... a pensioner, the number of his pension certificate being 352.107.

(1) Robert Neat Sarah E Conover "X" her mark

Columbia, KY Roy, Adair County, Ky.

(2) LE Bailey

Gentrys Mill Kentucky


Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22" day of July, 1922 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words .............. erased, and the words ............... added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


S.C. Neat

Clerk Adair County Court Ky

Columbia, A.Co. Kentucky
 


M9 53

Widow Division

wo 1192129

B. 13. Ky Inf.

Roy, Adair County, Kentucky

September,n 1st, 1922.

HON; Washington, Gardener,

Commissioner of Pension's,

Washington, D.C.

My dear sir;

In the Matter of Claim in favor of Widow Sarah E.Conover, Wife of Wm H.Conover, deceased, beg to say that we are herewith sending you the proof you ask for in the matter. which is the Marriage Certificate, -and also the proof showing that said Wm H.Conover, died about April 12th, 1922. and that he was living with his wife, Sarah E.Conover, at the time of his death, and that he had never been divorced from the said Sarah E.Conover, and I trust you will have this Claim allowed at once as she is the only Wife, Deceased ever had, and he or she was never Married, since their Marriage in the year 1868. will thank you to act on this Matter at an early date and greatly oblige Very truly. S.C. Neat

Clerk Adair County Court. Ky.
 


MARRIAGE BOND:


THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY:

BE IT KNOWN. That we Wm H.Conover, as Proncopal, and John Blair, as Surety, are are jointly and Severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One hundred dollars.

CONDITION OF THIS BOND IS AS FOLLOWS;

That Whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between theabove bound Wm H.Conover, he being over 21 years of age, and Mifs. Sarah E.Stapp, her Father having certified his consent, NOW, if there isno lawful Cause to Obstruct said Marriage, this bond shall be Void, otherwise so shall remain in full force and effect.

DATED att Columbia, Adair County, This 17th, day of February. 1868.

25 Gov stamp

Wm H.Conover, "X" his mark

John Blair,

Attest. J.W.Butler, Clerk.

Adair County Court.



State of Kentucky.

( SCT )

County of Adair,

I, S.C.Neat, Clerk of the Adair County Court Certify that the above is a true and correct Copy of the Marriage Bond of Wm H.Conover, to Miss, Sarah E.Stapp, as will be found of record in the Adair County Court Clerks Office in Marraige bond Book ^White^ at page 241. Given under my hand and seal of office this September 1st, 1922


Attest. SC Neat Clerk, Adair County Court KY.
 


On the matter of widow

Division Sarah E Conover

w.o. 1192129 ^Both of Columbia Ky each


The Affiant's T.R.Stults, and J.O.Russell, both being sworn, States upon oath that they were well acquainted with ^The Soldier^ Wm H.Conover, deceased, and that they further State upon oath, that the said Wm H.Conover, was living with his Wife, Sarah E.Conover, at the time of his death, and that he had been continually living with her since their Marriage, in the year 1868. and that ^they^ had never been divorced from each other. they ^T.R. Stults & J.O. Russell^ further State that they are not related to the said Claiment, either by blood or Marriage, and that they have no interest in the Claim either directly or indirectly,


T.R. Stults

J.O. Russell


Subscribed and sworn before me by T.R.Stults, and J.O.Russell, this September 1st, 1922.

S.C. Neat Clerk, Adair County Court Ky

 


State of Kentucky

( SCT )

County of Adair,

The Affiant Dr W.F.Carwright, ^of Columbia Ky^ being a ^Practicing^ Physician, about 30 to 40 years, States upon oath, that he visited, ^The Soldier^ William, H.Conover, deceased. Just Prior to his death, and that he was Called in to see the said William H.Conover to administer medical aid to the deceased, and that he further States upon oath, that the said William H.Conover, died the next night following his last visit, and that the said William H.Conovr, was then and has been living with his Wife, from the time of his Marriage up to the date of his death, and that he was never divorced from the said wife, (Sarah E.Stapp,)Conover. and the Affiant further States that he has no interest directly, or indirectly, with the Claiment, Sarah E.Conover,

W.F. Cartwright M.D.

Subscribed and sworn to before me by W.F. Cartwright this September. 1st, 1922.


S.C. Neat Clerk, Adair County Court, KY.
 


IN REPLY REFER TO


Widow Division 3-1865

W.O. 1192,129 ---------------

Sarah E. Conover DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Wm. H. Conover BUREAU OF PENSIONS

Co. E- 13 Ky. Inf. WASHINGTON Sept. 26, 1922


Mrs. Sarah E. Conover,

Roy, Kentucky.


Madam:-


Your above entitled claim requires a supplemental affidavit from Dr. W. F. Cartwright, showing the date of the soldier's death, as disclosed by his books, as in his affidavit on file he has omitted to state the year thereof.

You should also furnish the sworn statements of two credible witnesses having knowledge of the facts, showing whether you and the soldier lived together as husband and wife, without separation or divorce, from 1895 to the date of soldier's death. The affidavits of T. R. Stults and J. O. Russell are unsatisfactory for the reason that they failed to state their ages or means of knowledge.

No affidavit can be considered satisfactory that fails to state affiant's age, post office address and means of knowledge of the facts stated.

Do not fail to inscribe on every paper filed the name and service of the soldier and the number of the claim to which it relates.

Very respectfully,

Hayes Haymaker

HCR-EG Chief Clerk.
 


S. C. NEAT

COUNTY COURT CLERK

ADAIR COUNTY

COLUMBIA, KY. October 9th, 1922.


HON; Haymaker, Chief Clerk,


Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions

Washington, D.C.

My dear sir:

I, am to day sending you the affidavits of the parties you ask for, and also the information as you required, and I will thank you very much if you will act at once on this matter, as I know to my personal knowledge that the said WmH.Conover, deceased, who served in CO; B.13th, Ky Inf, was at the time of his death and had been continually living with his said Wife. Sarah E.Conover, from the time of their Marriage up to the time of his death. please act at once and if any further information is required let me know at once, and greatly oblige

Very truly.

S.C. Neat Clerk Adair Co. Court KY.
 


The affiant, Dr W.F.Cartwright, of Post Office Columbia Adair County, Kentucky States that he has been a Practicing Physician of about 35 years, and that he was the attending physician to Wm H.Conover, deceased, and that the said Wm H.Conover. died about April 11th 1922. the affinat Dr W.F. Cartwright, being duly sworn States that he is not related either by blood or Marriage to the said Wm H.Conover, deceased. and that he has no interest ^in this case^ either directly or indirectly, ^other than the facts in this case^ the affiant Dr W .F Cartwright, further States that he is now 70 years old and that he now resides at P.O Columbia Adair County, Kentucky,

W.F. Cartwright M.D.

Subscribed and sworn to before me by Dr W.F.Cartwright. this October 9th 1922

S.C. Neat, Clerk Adair County, KY.
 


State of Kentucky

( SCT )

County of Adair, The affiant, J.O.Russell, being duly sworn States that he is by occupation a merchant, and that he is 66 years, of age, and that he was well acquainted with Wm H.Conover, deceased. who served in CO" B. 13" Inf; of the U.S.Army.and that he knows to his personal knowledge that he was at the time of his death, and had been, from the time of his Marriage to Sarah E.Conover, been living with the said Sarah E.Conover, and that they had never been seperated or divorced from each other, from the time of their Marriage up to the time of the Said Wm.H.Conovers. death, which occured some time in April 1922. the affiant further States that he has no interest in this case either directly or indirectly, other that the facts in this case.

J.O. Russell

Subscribed and sworn to before me by J.O.Russell, this october 9 1922.

S.C. Neat Clerk of the Adair County, Court, KY.
 


State of Kentucky

( SCT )

County of Adair,

The affiant, U.L.Antle, being first duly sworn States upon oath that he is by occupation a farmer, and that he has resided on a farm adjoing the said farm and home of Wm H.Conover, deceased. who was in the U.S. Army and in Company B" 13" Ky Inf.and that the said Wm.H.Conover, deceased, was at the time of his death, and had been continually from the time of his Marraige to Sarah E.Conover up to the time of his death, living with the said Sarah E.Conover, and that he had never been divorced or seperated, from the said Sarah E.Conover, and that he knows to his personal knowledge that they had been living together as husband and Wife from the time of their Marraige up to the time of the death of the said Wm.H.Conover, deceased. and the affiant U.L.Antle, further States upon oath, that he is not ^interested in this case either directly or indirectly. other than the facts in this case^ he also States that he is a farmer, and that his post office address is Columbia Adair County, Kentucky. and that his age 51 years.

U.L. Antle

Subscribed and sworn to before me by U.L. Antle, this 9th day of October 1922.

S.C. Neat Clerk of the Adair County, Court, KY.
 


IN REPLY REFER TO


Widow Division 3-1865

W.O. 1192,129 ---------------

Sarah E. Conover DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Wm. H. Conover BUREAU OF PENSIONS

B - 13 Ky. Inf. WASHINGTON Nov. 11, 1922


Mrs. Sarah E. Conover,

Roy, Kentucky.


Madam:-

In your above entitled claim you state in your declaration that the soldier died April 12, 1922, while Dr. W. F. Cartwright in his affidavit on file, shows April 11, 1922, as the date of the soldier's death. This discrepancy should be explained by the party in error, under oath, and the correct date of death clearly shown by a certified copy of the public record.

There should also be furnished a supplemental affidavit from U. S. Antle, showing his age.

Do not fail to inscribe on every paper filed the name and service of the soldier and the number of the claim to which it relates.

Very respectfully,

Washington Gardner

Commissioner.
 


S. C. NEAT

COUNTY COURT CLERK

ADAIR COUNTY

COLUMBIA, KY. November 22nd, 1922.

HON; Washington Gardner, Commissioner of Pension's

Washington, D.C.


My Dear Mr Gardner,

Replying to your letter addressed to Mrs Sarah E.Conover of Roy Adair County, KY, will say that I have secured the age of Mr U.L.Antle and his affidavit, to that effect, and also the Certificate of the Local Registrar which shows the death of William, H.Conover, deceased, who was the Husband of Mrs Sarah E.Conover, and who was in the U.S.Army, in Co B.13th Ky Inf, to be that of April 11th, 1922. instead of that of the 12th, as the Widow so Stated, but from the records as you will see from the Copy hereto accompanied will show that his death occured about Midknight on the 11th, of April 1922. and the Statement made by Mrs Sarah E.Conover, was really true and correct as near as she could remember it, and Mr Gardner: I will take it as a special favor of you. if you will see if this is not enough explanation please let me know at your very earliest convenience, and I will proceed to get an attorney to take this Matter up and try to get it prepared in the correct way. this is something that I have never had any experience in.and I do not fully understand, Just how to get these papers all fixed up. anything you may do to speed this matter along will be highly appreciated by the writer,and greatly oblige

Very Truly S.C. Neat Clerk Adair County Court, KY.

P.S. you may Refer to Widow Division, W.O. 1192. 129.

Sarah E.Conover,
 


State of Kentucky

( SCT )

County of Adair,



The affiant U.L.Antle, after first being duly sworn according to law, States that he is the same identical U.L. Antle, who on a former occasion made an affidavit as to the death of the Claimants Husband, William H. Conover, deceased, B.13 Ky. Inf the husband of Mrs Sarah E. Conover, (the now Widowed Sarah E. Conover,) and that in his former Statement he failed to State his age, and he, the said U.L. Antle, now States upon oath that he is of the age of 51 years, and that this affidavit is a Supplement to the said U.L. Antle,s former affidavit, and that the Statement made therein is true and correct and that he, the said U.L. Antle, States up on oath that he has no interest either directly, or indirectly, other than the facts in this Case. he further States that the Statement made in his former affidavit and the Statement made in this affidavit are true and correct,

This November 21st, 1922. U L Antle

Subscribed and Sworn to before me by U.L.Antle, this November 21st,1922.

S.C. Neat, Clerk Adair County Court, Kentucky.
 


State of Kentucky, County of Adair, (SCT )


The affiant, A.J. Combest, States that he is the Legaly appointed and acting Local Regastrar, within and for the County of Adair,and State of Kentucky, and that he keeps a record of the dates of the deaths and births within and for his District, and County and State aforesaid, and that he has recorded in his Memmorandum book, the exact date of the death of William H.Conover, deceased, who was a soldier, and who was the Husband of the Claimant,Mrs Sarah E.Conover,(the now Widow of the late William H.Conover, deceased, who was in Co B.13 Ky. Inf. and that he ^the said A.J. Combest^ States upon oath that the said William H.Conover,who served in Co.B. 13 KY. Inf U.S. Army died on April 11th,
1922 at midknight as shown from his record. and that his Memmorandum book shows the date to be that of the 11th, 1922 and that he the said A.J. Combest, further States, that he has no interest either directly or indirectly, in this case other than the facts and that the Statements made herin are true and correct.

A.J. Combest

November 22" 1922. Subscribed and sworn to before me by A.J. Combest

State of Kentucky S.C. Neat Clerk A.C.C.

(SCT)

County of Adair,

I.S.C.Neat, Clerk of the Adair County Court Certify that the above affidavit was this produced to A.J. Combest,to me personally Known and that the Contents of the same was fully read by the said A.J. Combest, and that he makes oath to all of the above Statements and subscribes his name to the same-Given under my hand as Clerk of the Adair County Court, this November 22nd 1922.

S.C. Neat Clerk Adair County,Court, Kentucky.
 


State of Kentucky,

( SCT )

County of Adair,

The affiant, S.C.Neat, after first being duly sworn States upon oath that he has examined the records of A.J.Combest,the local ^& Legal^ Reigstrar ^& Legally^ appointed and acting as such, officer within and for Adair County Kentucky, and that he ^The said SC Neat^ finds from the said A.J.Combest, records, that it shows that William H.Conover, deceased,who was a soldier in Co, B. 13. Ky Inf, U.S.Army, died on April 11th, 1922. at about Mid knight,and that the said Dr W.F.Cartwright, attending Physician, did not sign the death Certificate until April 12th, 1922. as is shown from the Copy hereto attacht, and that thesaid S.C.Neat, further States that he has made a special trip to get the correct date from the said A.J.Combest, record's and that the Copy hereto attacht is a true and correct Copy of the Certificate as will be found of record in the Memmorandum Book of the said A.J.Combest, the affiant S.C.Neat, further States that he is not related either by blood or marriage to either the Said William.H.Conover, deceased, or to the Claimant Mrs Sarah E.Conover, subscribed and sworn to by S.C.Neat, this November 22nd 1922.

S.C. Neat

Subscribed and sworn to before me by S.C.Neat, this November 22nd 1922.

Attest S.C. Neat Clerk of the Adair County Court, KY.

By L.W. Staples Deputy County Court Clerk, Adair County, KY.
 


Commonwealth of Kentucky

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH


1. PLACE OF DEATH

County of Adair

Vot. Pct. White oak

Registration District No. 8,009

Registered No. 6

Primary Registration District No. 9

City Roy, Ky

2. FULL NAME William. H. Conover

3. SEX Male

4. COLOR OR RACE White

5. married

6. DATE OF BIRTH July 12, 1843

7. AGE 79 yrs. 9 mos.

8. OCCUPATION Farmer

9. BIRTHPLACE Adair Co, Ky

10. NAME OF FATHER Levi Conover

11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Adair Co, Ky

12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Cravens

13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Russell Co, Ky

14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE

(Informant) James P. Conover

(Address) Roy Ky

15. Filed Aprl 12, 1922 A.J. Combest REGISTRAR

16. DATE OF DEATH April 11, 1922

17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from in consultation, 191..., that I last saw him alive on the 9 Aprl, 1922 and that death occurred on the date stated above at 12 am. The CAUSE OF DEATH* was as follows:

Caus of Death

Prostrate Disease

...(Duration) 15 yrs. .....

(Signed) W.F. Cartwright, M. D.

Aprl 12, 1922 (Address) Columbia Ky

19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Home G. yd. DATE OF BURIAL April 12, 1922

20. UNDERTAKER J.B. Jones ADDRESS Columbia Ky
 


3-438

Gr 2 Cert. 352107

2 Briefs Act May 1, 1920

ACCRUED PENSION


Class Invalid


Pensioner William H. Conover

Date of Death April 11, 1922 Certificate not filed.


Claimant Sarah E. Conover, widow, Roy, Adair County, Kentucky

Attorney none

Submitted adm Nov. 25, 1922, Harry C Rohlman, Examiner.

Approved for Admission.


Pay to widow as above.


H.W. Blanchard, Reviewer, Nov. 28., 1922

F.W. Warfield, Rereviewer, Nov 29, 1922


Claimant does not write. no, M.C.
 


2 Briefs 3-367 No. 1192129

VTL ACT OF MAY 1, 1920

924891 WIDOW'S PENSION.

Gr 2


Claimant Sarah E. Conover Soldier/Sailor William H.

Conover

P.O. Roy, Service Private, B 13 Kentucky Inf.


County Adair, State Kentucky

Rate, $30. per month, commencing July 25, 1922.

none


RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY.


Name none


APPROVALS


Submitted for adm. Nov. 25, 1922, Harry C Rohlman, Examiner.


Approved for addmission under Act of May 1, 1920.


Nov. 28, 1922, H.W. Blauchard Reviewer. Nov 29, 1922 Fawanfield

Rereviewer.


The soldier was ..... pensioned at $50 per month under act May 1, 1920.

Enlisted October 2, 1861 Clt's app'n under other laws

none

Discharged January 2, 1865 Former marriage of soldier none

Reenlisted none Death/Divorce of former wife ....

Discharged .... Former marriage of claimant none

Invalid claim filed April 9, 1879 Death/Divorce of former husband

....

Died April 11, 1922 Clt's marriage to soldier

February 20, 1868

Widow's claim filed July 25, 1922 Cl't not remarried nor divorced

Claimant does not write. no, M. C.

 


3-732

------------

Cert. No. 924891

ACT OF MAY 1, 1920


Sarah E.

Widow of

William H. Conover


Rank Private

Company B

Regiment 13" Kentucky Inf.


Rate per Month $30

Commencing July 25" 1922

DEAD

Agency or Group No. Group 2

Issued Dec 4", 1922
 


SARAH E CONOVER

ROY KY

924891 MAY WID


3-1081

DROP REPORT--PENSIONER


SECTION W


FINANCIAL DIVISION


AUG 10 1925

The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $30 per month to JUL 4 1925, has this day been dropped from the roll because of death

July 18, 1925


O.J. Randall Division.

60