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Items 18-34, pages 34-64 of file

Zachariah Sims Pension File Transcription, page 1

Transcribed by Ronda J. Snider, 2002

No corrections to spelling or punctuation were made.

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Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 18, part 1

[page 34 of file]

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.

Before executing his affidavit the claimant is requested to read carefully the instruction, and conform thereto in every particular, so far as the facts will allow.

Published by Charles & William B. King, No 906, F Street, Washington, D. C.

State of Missouri}

County of Wright} ss:

    In the Pension Claim of Polly Sims, widow Zacharias Sims, late of Co. [blank] Reg't [blank] Vols., personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid County and State, Henry L. Leach, who I hereby certify, is a respectable and credible person, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim, as follows:

[widowhood written in margin]

I am aquainted with the widow Polly Sims-since

1871, when I moved in the neighborhood of said

Polly Sims and I know that she never remarried

since that time. From the best information

by her own relation, her brother, I know, that

she was not married since Zacharias Sims

Death.

{stamped by U S Pension Office Aug 19, 1889}

    He further decleares that his post office address is Mountain Grove, County of Wright, State of Missouri, and that he is not interested in said claim or concerned in its prosecution.

                                                            H. L. Leach

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 18, part 2

[page 35 of file]

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this day, by the above-named affiant; and I certify that the foregoing affidavit was read over to said affiant, and its contents fully explained before execution. I am in nowise interested in this claim nor am I concerned in its prosecution.

    Witness my hand and official seal, this 9 day of August, 1889

Frank W. Newkirk

Notary Public

Commission expires May 10, 1893

{stamped by Charles & Wm B King, Washington, D. C. Aug 13, 1889}


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 19, part 1

[page 36 of file]

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.

Before executing his affidavit the claimant is requested to read carefully the instruction, and conform thereto in every particular, so far as the facts will allow.

Published by Charles & William B. King, No 906, F Street, Washington, D. C.

State of Missouri}

County of Wright} ss:

    In the Pension Claim of Zacharias Sims, late of Co. [blank] Reg't [blank] Vols., personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid County and State, T. M. McQuerter, who, I hereby certify, is a respectable and credible person, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim, as follows:

that he has been acquainted with the family of Widow

Polly Sims for ten years and that he knows, that the

children Hannah Jean, Nancy Elizabeth, Mary Martha

Z. Siegel and Rachel Clementin Sims reached the age

of sixteen years, further more state, that he is

living in the neighborhood of Polly Sims allways

    He further declares that his post office address is Mountain Grove, County of Wright, State of Missouri, and that he is not interested in said claim or concerned in its prosecution.

                                                                T M McQuerter

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 19, part 2

[page 37 of file]

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this day, by the above-named affiant; and I certify that the foregoing affidavit was read over to said affiant, and its contents fully explained before execution. I am in nowise interested in this claim nor am I concerned in its prosecution.

    Witness my hand and official seal, this 9 day of November, 1889

Argus [?] Cox

Notary Public

{stamped by Charles & Wm B King, Washington, D. C. Nov 15, 1889}

{stamped by U S Pension Office Nov 19, 1889}


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 20, part 1

[page 38 of file]

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.

Before executing his affidavit the claimant is requested to read carefully the instruction, and conform thereto in every particular, so far as the facts will allow.

Published by Charles & William B. King, No 906, F Street, Washington, D. C.

State of Missouri}

County of Wright} ss:

    In the Pension Claim of Polly Sims widdow of Zachariah Sims, late of Co. [blank] Reg't [blank] Vols., personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid County and State, Henry L Leach, who I hereby certify, is a respectable and credible person, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim, as follows:

That he has been a near neighbor of the above

named Claimient and Is well acquainted with

the family of widdow Polly Sims and her children

and Knows that all her children lived to reach the

age of sixteen years and over

[different handwriting]

Children lived to reach age of 16 ys.

    He further declares that his post office address is Mountain Grove, County of Wright, State of Missouri, and that he is not interested in said claim or concerned in its prosecution.

                                                                    Henry L Leach

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 20, part 2

[page 39 of file]

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this day, by the above-named affiant; and I certify that the foregoing affidavit was read over to said affiant, and its contents fully explained before execution. I am in nowise interested in this claim nor am I concerned in its prosecution.

    Witness my hand and official seal, this 11 day of November, 1889

Frank W Newkirk

Notary Public

Comission expires May 10, 1893

{stamped by Charles & Wm B King, Washington, D. C. Nov 15, 1889}

{stamped by U S Pension Office Nov 19, 1889}


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21

[page 40 of file]

No. 148904

NAME OF CLAIMANT,

Polly Sims Widow of

NAME OF SOLDIER

Zachariah Sims

Co. F, 24th Reg't, Mo Vol __[?]

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21, part 1

[page 41 of file]

DEPOSITION A.

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

    On this 18th day of Mch., 1890, at Mountain Grove, County of Wright, State of Mo., before me, Norman E. Ives, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Polly Sims, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:

                                    I am 56 years of age,

reside about eight miles south of the above

named village, which is my P. O. address. - Occupation

house keeper.

        I am the widow of Zachariah Sims who

was a Sergt. in Co. F. 24th Regt. Mo. Vol. Inft. -

I cannot give the date of his enlistment. he

was discharged in the fall of 1862 having

servid in said company and regiment a little

more than one year. -- Prior to the time he

enlisted in the above named company and

regiment [?] he belong to Captain Gallaways home

Guards Company in Christian County Mo. -

Capt. Gallaway was killed during the war. -

Judge Fyare [? Fyau or Fyan?] of Marshfield Mo. belonged to the

same company of home guards. - I do not know

of any others. -

        For a good many years immediately

preceeding the braking out of the war I lived

with my husband near a little village called

Lindon, Kenton P. O. Green County Mo. [Christian County] ten miles south of

Springfield and about the same distance north

of Ozark, Christione [Christian] Co. Mo. - We were living

there when my husband Zachariah Sims

enlisted. - After his discharge we lived in

the same place for about two years or until

some time in 1864, then moved to Xenia, Burbon

Co. Kans. at which place my husband died

Page 5 Deposition A.

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21, part 2

[page 42 of file]

Page 6.     Sept. 9th 1866. - He was taken sick on

Thursday preceeding his death by running of at the

bowles followed the same day by sickness at his

stomach and vomited a great deal during the

day and night. The next day he was taken with

an epileptic fit. After he came out of that he

began to sweat - cold sweat until he died, (Saturday

night after he was taken sick, about 10 oclock at

night, Sept. 9. 1866.) -From the time my husbands

discharge the service he was troubled more or less

with what he called camp diarrhora which he

told me he had been troubled with while in the

army and a member of Co. F. 24th Mo. -

        When he first came home he had a spell of

sickness that Dr. Roger's pronounced Thyphoid

pneumonia fever, which was followed by an

attack of Small Pox. - He had no other spell

of sickness after he recovered from small pox

until his last sickness. - he had puny

spell and an occasional spell of camp

diarrhora, I cannot remember how often he

had the spells of diarrhora. some two or three

a year perhaps - - Dr. Rogers was the only

physician that he had while we lived in Green

Co. after the war, and then only while he had

the spell of sickness. - he had no physician after

we moved to Kansas, except during his last

sickness Dr. Parks was his attending physician,

Drs. Rogers & Parks are dead. -

        While my husband and I lived in Green

County Mo. the following named were our

nearest neighbors - Isaac Fulton, -- Hummell

or Ummell, John Redfern, Hal. Gray George Gray [marked out]

George Caves [?] - there were a good many others

there at that time but I cannot remember their

names. Kenton, Christian Co. Mo. is the P. O. add.

of all the parties names, I think, they all live

near there. -

Q     When did you first know or see your husband

have an epeliptic fit or fit of any kind?

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21, part 3

[page 43 of file]

A  It was at the time he had the small Pox, or

about the time he was recovering from the small

Pox. -

Q  When did I Understand you to say that your

husband had small pox?

A  Well I guess I said it was after his discharge,

but he was taken sick on what was known as

the Price raid in the spring of 1862.  And was

left some place while the company was enroute

______[??] from Springfield I cannot tell now when

they left him; he came home sick at any rate

after he was left sick - And the doctor pronounced

his sickness Typhoid Pneumonia, and which terminated

in Small Pox, and about the time he began to recover

from the small pox he began to have fits and

continued to have them quite frequently after that

while we lived in Green Co. Mo. but they became

less frequent after we moved to Kansas and I

thought he was going to get "well of them."  he

had two or three though after we moved to Kansas.

    No sir I never knew my husband to have any

trouble of any kind with his head prior to the

time he had the fever & small pox in the spring

of 1862. - he never had any signs of epilepsy

before that time, never saw him have a fit

or any signs of such prior to his sickness

in the spring of1862.  I dont think he ever

had any such ailment prior to that time. -

I was married to Mr. Sims Dec. 21," `854, and

lived with him constantly to the date of his death

except while he was in the army. -

Q  It appears in your husbands military history

that he had been afflicted with epilepsy for years

prior to his army service.  Have you any idea

how such a record was made?

A  No I have not. - The only ailment that my husband

ever had before the war was cramp cholic. -

he was subject to that kind of spells. - he was[marked out]

use to have occasional spells of that.  and it

Page 7 Deposition A

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21, part 4

[page 44 of file]

Page 8     would draw him almost double. - he never

frothed at the mouth [?], or showed signs of having

fits. - After he had the small pox, he had cramping

spells in his muscels. he would grit his teeth

had cramps in his jaws which would be come set

and rigid, his eyes would roll back in his head, and

his head would be drawn backward, - Never noted

any such symptoms as those prior to the time he

had small pox. - he would be drawn over the other

way when he had the cramp cholic. - If he was

troubled with a diarrhora, or running of at the bowlels

when he had cramp cholic I never knew of it. --

        I never knew nor heard that there was such

a thing (disease) as camp diarrhora until he

told me about it after his return from the army.

        I had born to me of Zachariah Sims, five

children Hannah J. born Sept. 26, 1855. Nancy E.

born March 16, 1857. Mary M. born July 24, 1859.

Zachariah Jany. 6th 1862. Rachel C. Aug. 10, 1865.

        Mary M. and Rachel C. are dead. - Mary M.

died Nov. 6th 1884. - Rachel C. died last fall,

I do not know the exact date of her death. -

Zachariah's P. O. address is Mountain Grove Mo.

Nancy E.'s      "         "              Ottomer, Douglas Co. Mo

Hannah J.'s   "          "              Buckhart       "         "     "

        The two last named are married, their names

now are Nancy E. Bidick. - Hannah J. Hicks. -

Mary M. left no children surviving her. - Rachel C.

left three children, - their names and P. O. add. are as follows

Mary Francis Elliott Coburg, Lane Co. Oregon         Care[?] John Elliott

William Price Elliott         "                             "               their father.

Pearly Chester Elliott     "                             "

                                                        Polly Sims

                                                        Deponent

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 21, part 5

[page 45 of file]

DEPOSITION

Case of Polly Sims No. 148904

Claimant's cont.

        The dates of the births of my children, the

date of my marriage and death of my husband

are taken from my family bible which I

have here. The enteries made there in are

co temporaneous with the events there in recorded

or nearly so. - My husband made the most of

them that were made prior to his last sickness, and my brother -

John F. Milburn made the most of them that have been made since

Mr. Sims died. he now lives some place in Texas. -

        I have never re-married, lived with and raised

my children, and since my son has grown up

and married I have made my home with

him; where I now live.

        I waive my right to be present during

any further examination of my claim; do

not desire to be represented by an attorney.

        I understand and fully comprehend

the questions asked me and my answers

have been correctly recorded in this deposition

                                Polly Sims

                                Deponent.

        Sworn to and subscribed before me this

18th day of March 1890. And I certify that

the contents were fully made known to

deponent before signing.

                                Norman E. Ives

                                Special Exr.

Page 9 Deposition A


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 22

[page 46 of file]

DEPOSITION

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

        On this 19th day of March, 1890, at Mt. Grove, County of Wright, State of Mo, before me, Norman E. Ives, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared James Andrews, who, being duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:

                    I am 50 years of age. P. O.

add. Mt. Grove Mo. - occupation farming.

        I am acquainted with the claimant, have

known her for twenty one years last past.

have lived in the same community during

that period of time. -

        The claimiant has always lived with her

children since I have known her, on the

land she have stated. her son Zachariah now

owns [?] the farm. she lives with him; - she

has never remarried since I have known her. -

has lived with no one as her husband. -

        I do not know any thing about the dates

of the birth of any of her children. -

        I am not related to the claimiant. have no

interest in her claim for pension: -

        My answers have been correctly recorded

in this deposition:

                                        James Andrews

                                                    Deponent

        Sworn to and subscribed before me this

19th day of March 1890. And I certify that

the contents were fully made known to deponent

before signing.

                                                Norman E. Ives

                                                        Special Exr.

Page 10 Deposition B.


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 23

[page 47 of file]

DEPOSITION

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

    On this 17th day of March, 1890, at Mountain Grove, County of Wright, State of Mo., before me, Norman E. Ives, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, Personally appeared F. W. Newkirk, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:

                                    I am 51 years of age.

reside and receive my mail in above named

village. occupation Notary Public; Agent __[?]

        I am acquainted with the claimiant,

have known her for 20 years last past.

She has, during that time been known as

"The Widow Sims," and is a lady of good

Character, - has not remarried during the

20 years that I have known her. - I never

heard from any source that she at any time

remarried after the death of her husband. -

Nor that she ever lived with any one as her

husband. - She has always lived with her

children since I have known her.

        I am not related nor interested [?]. - My

answers to the questions asked have been

correctly recorded. -

                            F. W. Newkirk

                                    Deponent

        Sworn to and subscribed before me this

18th day of March 1890. An I certify

that the contents were fully made known

to deponent before signing

                            Norman E. Ives

                                    Specl. Exr.

Page 11 Deposition C.


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 24, part 1

[page 48 of file]

[pre-printed form]

CLAIMANT'S STATEMENT

DEPOSITION

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

On this 18th day of March, 1890, at Mountain Grove, County of Wright Co State of Mo, before me, Norman E. Ives, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Polly Sims, the applicant in the aforesaid pension claim, who says:

  1. If it should become necessary to further examine your claim, by taking the testimony of witnesses elsewhere, do you desire to be present in person or be represented by an attorney, or both, at such further examination? If so, you will be notified as to the place and time when it is to be made.
  1. I waive notice.
  1. Should you change your mind and desire to be present, or be represented by an attorney during any further examination of you case, will you at once address a letter to the "Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D. C., " giving the name and the number of your claim, informing him that you have so changed your mind, and desire to be notified when your claim is to be further examined?
  1. Yes Sir:
  1. State the names of the person or persons and their post-office addresses, instrumental in the prosecution of your claim for pension.
  1. Chas. & Wm. B. King, Washington, D. C.

Q State what contract or contracts you have made with such person or persons for their services in prosecuting your claim for pension, and whether such contract or contracts were written or verbal.

Page 12, Deposition D.

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 24, part 2

[page 49 of file]

  1. Written contract to pay $25. when pension shall be allowed. - I have agreed to pay F. W. Newkirk of Mountain Grove Mo. ten dollars for doing my writing if my claim is allowed. Verbal agreement. - I do not expect to pay him more than that, have not agreed to pay any more.
  1. State the amount of fees paid by you or at your instance, to whom paid, and all the circumstances connected with the transaction.
  1. I have paid no one any fees. -
  1. Please give me the names of all witnesses that you desire examined elsewhere, with their post-office addresses, and also state what you expect to prove by each witness.
  1. Have given the names of all in another statement.
  1. Have you any complaint to make as to the conduct, manner, or fairness of the examination of your claim? If so, please state specifically what it is.
  1. No sir.
  1. Do you desire to introduce any more testimony before me?
  1. No sir.

Polly Sims

Deponent.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of March, 1890 and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.

                                                                                                    Norman E. Ives

                                                                                                    Special Examiner


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 25

[page 50 of file]

249

L. C. W.

S. E. D. N-W. Dist.

No. 148904

Name: Polly Sims

P. O. address: Mountain Grove

County: Wright State: Mo.

Recommendation: Fur. Exan.

Norman E. Ives

Special Examiner.

ACTION

March 27th, 1890

To Christian Co, Missouri,

for fur. Ex as to prior

soundness.

[can't read signature]

Commissioner

{stamped by U. S. Pension Office, Received Mar 24, 1890, Spl. Exn. Division.}


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 26

[page 51 of file]

INDEX

TO SPECIAL EXAMINER'S REPORT

Claim of Polly Sims No. 148904

Pages

Names of Witnesses, Etc.

Exhibits

Depositions

Reputation

1 to 1

Index

 

 

 

 

Notice to claimant waived

 

 

 

2 to 3

Summary

 

 

 

 

Claimant's statement

 

 

 

4 to 4

Ira T. Fulton

 

A

good - no prejudice

5 to 5

M. M. Humble

 

B

" " "

 


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 27, part 1

[page 52 of file]

148904

Polly Sims

Widow of

Zacharia Sims

Sgt. "F" 24" Mo. Inf

August 8" 1890.

Sir:

        This claim was sent to the field as

to prior soundness, to me for the evi-

dence of Isaac Fulton, M. M. Humble

John Redfern, Hal Gray and George

Cave.

        Redfern and Gray are dead and

George Cave has removed to Milisa,

Texas. I took the testimony of the

other two and inquired of six other

old citizens as to whether the soldier

had epilepsy before the war or not

and received a negative answer

from each.

        Clmt. was well known by the

members of his Co. at enlistment. It seems

from the record that he was private, cor-

poral and Sergt. Had he been subject

to epilepsy it would have been known

and he would not have been pro-

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 27, part 2

[page 53 of file]

moted. I think the fact of his pro-

motion twice raises a very strong pre-

sumption that his epilepsy commenced

after his enlistment. Comrades and

officers knew each other very intimately

and person subject to epilepsy were

not promoted. The certificate of dis-

ability weakens this position some

but I have long since learned to

regard the statements in a certificate

of disability as not absolute verity.

A certificate of disability only says

to me: This man is disabled and we

want to get rid of him.

        The soldier lived only a little over

three years after discharge, I think

there is merit in the claim and

I recommend further examination at

Muscogee, Creek Nation, Ind. Ter.

for the testimony of George Swift;

that a list of comrades be placed on file

for data for F. E.

                            Respectfully

                                Dow McClain

                                        Spl. Exr.

Hon Green B. Rawn [? or Ramn? or Ranin?],

                                    Commissioner


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 28

[page 54 of file]

DEPOSITION A

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

    On this 7th day of August, 1890, at Pernbina, County of Christian, State of Mo, before me, Dow McClain, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Ira C. Fulton, who, being first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogations propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:

        I am 55 years of age, P. O. as above,

farmer.

        I am not related to claimant

and have no interest in her claim.

        I first knew husband of claimant

before the war but I cant give the

date. It was several years before

the war. He lived here when the war

came up and his family was

here during the war. He lived here

after the war and lived here

about a year. He lived or

of a mile from me. I think he was here

five years before the war. He worked some

for me before the war and was frequently

at my house. Now, as to his health

before the war, I think he was stout

and healthy. If he was fitified I

never knew it. I never heard about it.

While he lived here after the war I never

heard of it. He came home with the small-

pox at one time. That is all the sickness

I knew of him having while he lived

here.                                     Ira T Fulton

Subscirbed and sworn to before me this 7" day of Aug. 1890 and

and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent

before signing.                                 Dow McClain

Page 4 Deposition A                       Spl. Exn.


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 29

[page 55 of file]

DEPOSITION B

Case of Polly Sims, No. 148904

    One this 7" day of August, 1890, at Pembina, County of Christian State of Missouri, before me, Dow McClain, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared M. M. Humble, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:

        I am 77 years of age, P. O. 

Pembina, Christian Co. Mo. 

farmer.

        I am not related to claimant

and have no interest in her claim.

        Her husband lived right-near

here before the war for a long

time and we were well acquain-

ted with him. He came here often

and I was in his company

a good deal. He seemed a healthy

man before the war. If he ever had

fits before the war I never heard

of it. I never heard anyone say he

had fits. If he had fits I never

knew it.

        {G.[?] M. Logan[?]         M. M. Humble

Test {R. L. Pralar [?]              his mark

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7" day of August, 1890 and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.

                                                    Dow McClain

                                                    Spl. Exn.

Page 5, Deposition B


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 30, part 1

[page 56 of file]

                        Mt. Vernon Mo

                            Dec. 30, 1882

I hereby certify that Sergt.

Zachariah Sims of Co. F. 24th

Mo. Inft. Vols. was or had some

several attacks of Fits (I think) but

not positive they were Epileptic

and that I sent him to Genl [?]

Hospital at St. Louis from

Helena Arkansas.

    Furthermore I have no interest in

the prosecution of this claim

                        N. [?] B. Hooker [? or Hocker?]

                        late Surg i 24th Mo Inft.

Said attacks occurred on the march

from Springfield Mo to Helena Arkansas

                        N. B. Hocker [?]

                        late Surg. 24th Mo. Inft.

State of Missouri

Lawrence County

                        Subscribed and sworn to

before me this the 30th day of Decem

1882.And I certify that affiant

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 30, part 2

[page 57 of file]

is a regular practicing physician

Known to me as such for 30

years past and that I have

no interest in the prosecution

of the afforesaid claim

                        J. R. [? or P.] Porter Clerk

                        County Court Lawrence

                        County Missouri

 

Polly Sims

Widow of

Zachariah Sims

Co. F. 24" Mo. Vols.

No. 148904

{stamped by Charles & Wm B. King, Washington, D. C. Jan 9, 1882}


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 31, part 1

[page 58 of file]

No. 178     Printed and for sale by Hannibal Printing Company, Hannibal, Missouri.     Class 11

State of Missouri}

County of Lawrence} ss.                 Office of the Clerk of the County Court

            I Hereby Certify, That Jonah Lester [?],

before whom the foregoing Affidavit of S. T. [? P.?] Barris was made,

and who has thereunton subscribed his name, was at the time of so doing a JUSTICE OF

THE PEACE in and for the County aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn.

                                                            In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set

                                                            my hand and affixed the seal of my office, as Clerk of the

                                                            County Court for the County aforesaid, this 30

                                                            day of December 1882

                                                            J. P. Porter [?] Clerk

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 31, part 2

[page 59 of file]

State of Missouri}

County of Lawrence}

    In the matter of claim for pension of Mrs. Polly

Sims widow of Zachariah Sims, Sergt. of Co. F. 24th

Mo, Volls, Inft,

This certifies that I Samson T.[? P.?] Barris was Capt. of Co. F,

24th Mo, Volls, Inft. and was well acquainte with Zachariah

Sims, who was a Sergant in My Company, and was an

able bodied man when Enlisted and done duty with the

company on the march from Rolla to Pearidge Arkansas. and

remained with company on the march from, there to Hellena Ark.

was taken with Some kind of fits, on the march, was sent to

the hospital from where he was discharged on account of

disability. as to dates I cannot I cannot recolect, these facts are

known to me by being with the soldier I further State I have no

interest in the prosecution of this claim. My Post office is Billings

Christian Co, Mo.                                                 S. T. [P.?] Barris

                                                                Late Capt Co. F, 24th Mo. Inft

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 31, part 3

[page 61 of file]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,

August 30th, 1889.

Respectfully requested of the ADJUTANT

GENERAL U. S. A. a report from the records of his

Office as the the presence or absence, on or about

February, 1864,

of S. P. Barris

Captain.

of Co F 24th Mo Vol Inf

and the station, at that date of the 24th

Mo Vol Inf

Claim No. 148904 widow.

Zachariah Simms

Co F. 24th Mo Vol Inf

Hiram Smith Jr [?]

Acting Commissioner.

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 31, part 4

[page 60 of file]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Record and Pension Division,

Washington, D. C., Sep 12, 1889,

Respectfully returned to the Coms[?] of Pensions

Sampson P. [or T.] Barris Capt. of

Co F. 24 Mo. Inf. is reported

present on rolls for Dec 31'63 and

Feby 29'64. Regt at Canton Miss,

Co at Little Rock Ark. Jany & Feby, 64,

Regtt returns Jany & Feby 1864, says

no report received from Co. F.

By authority of the Secretary of War.

                                            F. C. [can't read signature]

                                            [can't read] Capt. and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A.


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 32

[page 62 of file]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

PENSION OFFICE

Oct 22nd, 1867

Sir:

You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the date and cause of death of Zachariah Sims, who was a Sergt in Co. F ", 24" Regiment of Mo Volunteers, who is reported to have died at ---- on the 9 day of Sept, 1866, of Diarrhoeu.

If the soldier died in hospital, state also at what date he was admitted to the same and for what he was treated.

Please attach this Circular to your report, and return the same to this Office.

No. 148804                                                     Respectfully, ___[?]

                                                                        Joseph H. Barrett

                                                                        Commissioner

Surgeon Gen'l, U. S. A.


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 33

[page 63 of file]

SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Record and Pension Division,

Oct 31, 1867

    Respectfully returned to the

Commissioner of Pensions

The Death Records of this Office furnish

no information relative to Sergt. Z.

Sims, Co. F, 24" Regt.

Mo. Vols.

    The data submitted by this paper

furnishes no evidence from which a satis-

factory examination of the records on file,

or accessible to this Office, can be made.

By Order of the Surgeon General:

J J Woodwwed [? Woodward?]

Brevet Major and Asst. Surgeon, U. S. A


Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 34, part 1

[page 64 of file]

S. Div.

WIDOW'S CLAIM

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Ex'r W

PENSION OFFICE

Jany 29, 1884

Sir:

It is respectfully requested that you furnish as full a medical history as practicable in the following - described case:

Name and Service of Soldier.

Zachariah Sims Corpl. F, 24 Mo Vols

Enild Aug 20, 1861. Discharged on Surgeons Certificate

Sept 4, 1862 at St. Louis Mo

Allegations of Claimant in regard to Fatal Disease or Injury.

Died Sept 9, 1866 of Diarrhord contracted while in the service

Report of Adjutant General of U. S. Army.

Nov and Dec 1861 present Jany and Feby 1862 absent sick at Springfield. Mch. Apl. May & June 1862 not on file July & Aug & Sept & Oct 1862 name not found [?] M.O. Roll of Co dated Oct 15, 1864 reports him Discharged on Surgeons Certificate Sept 4/62

Death of Soldier

Chs [? or Hs ??] alleged.

Zachariah Sims Pension File, Item 34, part 2

[page 65 of file]

Miscellaneous Statements

[none]

 

Please return this circular with your report.

 

Wm W. Dudley

Commissioner

The Surgeon General

U. S. Army.

Claim No. 148904

 

WAR DEPARTMENT

SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Record and Pension Division

Washington, D. C. April 3rd, 1884

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.

No information bearing upon this inquiry has been

obtained from discharge records of this

Office. No records of the required

on file [?], nor [?] of Springfield, Mo,

Sept, 1861 to Nov 1862

By Order of the Surgeon General:

B. F. Pope

Assistant Surgeon , U. S. Army

Per TSB [?]

{stamped by U S Pension Office Apr 4, 1884}

{stamped by R.[?] & P. Div, S. G. O. Feb 2, 1884}


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