of Alamance Co., NC


State of North Carolina } ss
County of Alamance      }
            Personally appeared before me, clerk
of the Superior Court, in and for said County, the
same being a court of record, Anderson Thompson and
             a citizen of Alamance county
State of North Carolina, person of good character and
entitled to credits, who being duly sworn say: We I am
well and personally acquainted with Mrs. Rachel Webster
widow of Charles Webster who was late a private
in Capt. James Grahams Company of Col. Atkinson
3d Regt - Vols in the war with Mexico of 1812 that we I was
personally acquainted with the said Charles Webster and
know that he served in said Company & Regt. above
named and that he died of fever at
Norfolk while in said service, because we I
was also a member of said Co. & Regt. and even
with him the said company while in said
Army. We I further declare that we I am not
interested in the claim of the said Rachel Webster
and am not concerned in its prosecutions -
                      Anderson Thompson
Sworn to and Subscribed before you this the
8th day of April 1869.
                                       W.A. Albright
                                       Clerk of Superior Court. ___________________________________________________________________________________

Dept. of the Interior
Jun 4 1869
Pension Office



State of North Carolina }
County of Alamance      }ss
       ON THIS   8th     day of    April    1869, personally appeared before me, a
Clerk of a Court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid
Rachel Webster  a resident of      ~        in County of
Alamance and State of North Carolina aged 83 years, who being
duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the Pension
provided by the Act of Congress approved
JULY 14, 1862. That she is the widow of Charles Webster  who was
a private in Company commanded by James Graham
in the 3d Regiment of N Carolina Vols in the War 1812 that
her maiden name was Rachel Holt and that she was married
to said Charles Webster about the year 1803,
at ~ ~  in the County of Orange (Now Alamance)
and State of North Carolina by Michael Holt, Esq and
that she knows of no record evidence of said marriage except the license which she
thinks was returned unto the County Court Clerks Office
of the County of Orange.
            SHE FURTHER DECLARES that said Charles Webster her
husband, died in the service of the United States as aforesaid at Norfolk
in the State of Virginia on or about the sometimes day of
in the year 1814, of typhoid fever contracted on account of exposure in the service.
She also declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of
said Charles Webster and that she has not in any manner been engaged
in or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints R. W. Walker
Esq of Washington D.C. as her lawful Attorney, with
power of substitution, and authorizes him to present and prosecute this claim, and to receive her pension
certificates. The following are the name & date of births and places of residence of all the children
of her deceased husband who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death Wm Webster
John Webster, Katy (? wife or Russel) of Murphy Russel all of whom
reside in Alamance County.
My Post Office address is Curtis Mill Alamance County N Carolina.
    If mark is made, two witnesses who write sign here.
         J.E. Boyd                                                    her
         J.S. Faucette                                         Rachel Webster

            ALSO PERSONALLY APPEARED before me, Lewis Lutterloh
and        John Webster           residents of           Alamance
County, and State of North Carolina to me well known as credible persons, who being
duly sworn, declare, that they were present and saw said Rachel Webster
sign her name to the foregoing declaration, and that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and know that said deceased recognized said applicant as his lawful wife, and that she was so recognized by the community in which they resided; and that they have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

witness on Jno Webster mark

          J E Boyd                                             Signatures of Witnesses  Lewis Lutterloh
         J.S. Faucette                                                                                  his
                                                                                                      John Webster

Stamped by Department of the Interior
Pension office JUN. 4, 1869

               OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.

This oath is required from pensioners once, (on the first payment to new ones,) who are native-born, or have been naturalized.  If a ward, from the guardian, and whenever there is a change of guardian; if dead, from the person or persons executing the vouchers. When those of foreign birth have not resided in the United States, the magistrate may certify to the same; but if they have, and do not owe allegiance, it should be properly explained. When a pension has been increased, and the oath has been previously furnished, it will not be required again of the pensioner.

           I,              Rachel Webster            , a pensioner of the United
States, do solemnly swear that I will support, protect, and defend the
Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies, whether domestic
or foreign, and that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any
ordinance, resolution, or law of any State Convention or Legislature to the contrary not-
withstanding; and further, that I do this with a full determination, pledge and purpose,
without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever; and, further, that I will well and
faithfully perform all the duties which may be required of me by law: So help me God.
[Two witnesses when mark is made] 
                                             Rachel Webster
Jas. E. Boyd
J.S Faucette
State of North Carolina }                                      Subscribed and sworn to before me, this
County Alamance                  }ss                                   8 day of April, 1869
                                                                                        W A Albright, Clerk



Stamped by Department of the Interior
Pension office JUN. 4, 1869

State of North Carolina }
County of Alamance     } SS

ON THIS 18d day of May A/D/ 1869, before the undersigned, a
Justice of the Peace , personally appeared Rachel Webster,
who, being duly sworn, deposeth as follows: I am the widow of Charles
Webster , deceased, who was a private in Captain James Grahams
Company ( ) 3 d Regiment NC in the war of 1812 ~ 14,
that my maiden name was Rachel Holt: that I was lawfully
married to said deceased , in the County of Orange,
State of North Carolina, by Michael Holt, Esq.,
on or about the year 1803 or 1804; that I have by said
marriage the following children, whose ages and dates of birth are correctly set forth, to wit:
William Webster about 58 years old John Webster 52 years
old & Caty Russell 40 years old .
That these are the only legitimate children now living of myself and my deceased husband,
and that my said husband left no children by any former marriage. That I have made repeated
and diligent efforts to procure a copy of the record of my marriage, but have been unable to
do so, because the clerk of Orange has been unable to find it in his office.
That I cannot obtain the affidavit of the party who performed the marriage ceremony,
because he is long since dead.
That I have never abandoned the support of my family, nor permitted any one of my children
for whom increase of Pension is claimed to be adopted by any person or persons;
that my said husband died in the army at Norfolk Virginia in the year 1814;
that I lived with deceased from the date of my marriage up to the date of his death,
and that I file herewith the best evidence of my marriage that I can obtain.

Rachel x Webster

2 witnesses     G W    Isley
sign here       M.W. Noah

And also at the same time personally appeared Jacob Holt
and Caty Isley , of the County of Alamance
and State of North Carolina , to me well known as respectable, credible persons, who, being by
me duly sworn, do ( unreadable) the claimant Rachel Webster ,
and her deceased husband Charles Webster
who was a private in Capt. Jas Graham Company 3d Regiment of N. Carolina in War
of 1812 & 14 for 65 or 70 years, * and that they were this affiant Jacob Holt was
present and saw claimant and said
deceased married, as above stated by claimant; that claimant's maiden name was Rachel Holt,
and that she was married to said Charles Webster at
the home of Michael Holt, Esq. in the State of North Carolina
by Michael Holt Esquire on or about the day of sometimes about the year 1805 or 6.

Dept. of the Interior
Jun 4 1869
Pension Office

State of North Carolina }
County of Alamance }

              In the matter of claim for
Pension of Mrs. Rachel Webster widow of
Charles Webster of Company 3d Regiment
N Carolina vols: in the war of 1812
           Personally came before me, clerk of the Superior
Court in and for said County, the same being a
court of record  Lewis Lutterloh and Jno Webster
citizens of the county of Alamance State
of North Carolina, respectable and entitled to
credits, and who being duly sworn, declare no
relation to aforesaid claim as follows: that they
have been personally acquainted with Rachel Webster
for the last 10 years, and her conduct during the
late war was that of a loyal citizen of the United States,
and she never encouraged, sympathized with or in any way
sustained the rebellion or sided in promoting its cause,
but was opposed thereto and distinctly  in favor of its
suppression, and was during its continuance truly
loyal, and during the aforesaid period the said
Rachel Webster has resided in Alamance County N.C.
and her means of support was by the maintenance
furnished her by his children with who she
now lives
They further declare that they have no interest in said
claim and are not interested in its prosecution.

J.E. Boyd                                      signature               Lewis Lutterloh
Jr A J Patterson                              of                      ????


Treasury Department
   Third Auditor's Office
       June 18, 1869

Hon: H. Van A??????
Court of Pensions
Dept of the Interior

In reply to your letter of the 15th
Instant, I answer, that "Charles Webster"
served in Capt. James Grahams Company,
of North Carolina Militia, from 28 Nov 1814
until 22d of Feb. 1815, When the company
was disbanded.
                               Very Respectfully,
                              A.M. Gaufeuer  Chf Clk
                                                    ? Auditor


L.A. Jones

Department of the Interior,
Pension Office
Washington, D.C. July 13, 1869,

              The papers of Rachel Webster, widow of
Charles Webster, a soldier of the war of 1812, have
been examined.
           She alleges that her husband died at
Norfolk, Va. in the year 1814, but does not give the
date; and Anderson Thompson, who professes to have
been a member of the same company, also testifies
to his death, at that place, from fever, while in
the service. On examining the rolls however, it is
shown that the soldier did not enter the service until
November 1814, and was discharged on the 22d February
1815, with this company. Unless it could be clearly
proved that he died at a particular time and place,
and from a disease contracted in the line of his duty,
his widow would not be entitled to a pension.

                                                                             I am, respectfully
R. W. Walker, Esq                                               Your obt. Servant,
Present                                                                 H. Van (Aeruane??????????)
JDW Rg.                                                                       Com



North Carolina } In.
Alamance County }

         I W A Albright, clerk of the
Superior Court of for said county
do certify that RC Kimory the person
who subscribed the foregoing certificate
is an acting Justice of the Peace in said
county and that I am acquainted with
the handwriting of the said R C Kimory
and that it is his genuine signature.
       In witness whereof I have hereto set my
hand and the seal of my office on this
the 24th day of Sept, 1869
                                           W A Albright CSC
                                           per J A Long DCSC
                                          of Alamance County


Stamped by Department of the Interior
Pension office Feb. 22, 1870

State of North Carolina
County of Alamance

On this the 22 day of September, 1869 James Foster
personally appeared a citizen of said county and state a person of good character
and entitled to credit whereof on oath says he was personally acquainted
with Charles Webster - late private in the war of 1812 & 1814
from Orange County now Alamance County James Graham Capt. and the
third regiment North Carolina infantry that we were soldiers together of the
said war at the same time and place in Norfolk & I knew the said Charles
Webster to be taken sick when in service and died at Norfolk after being out of the service as
soldier in said war. I the said James Foster was a private under
William Clapp Capt of second regiment North Carolina infantry of
Guilford County. I am well acquainted with said Charles Websters
wife Rachel Webster who is now alive in said county & her three children.
William, John & Catharine all alive. The said Rachel Webster I believe
has always been loyal to the Government of the United States and having
have never engaged in rebellion or govern her to give any encouragement or sympathy
through witness.
                                         James x Foster {Seal}
Another signature ?? witnessed by
Lewis Lutterloh

Sworn to & subscribed before me this the date above mentioned I hereby
certify that I have no interest in the prosecution of the claims.
                                                                          R.C. Kimrey J.P. {Seal}

     (This is a hand written paper that is
        very hard to read. )         
       11 Mar '70
              In the case of
Rachel Webster, widow
of Charles Webster, a
Soldier of the war of
1812, per accounts that
the ???? , as to his
having det of a disease
contracted in the service
and his ??? , is not
satisfactory. The ???
allege that he did, but
may have been unable to
show clearly when and where
and ??????? its
this disease originated its
character & the date of
death, and then in no
affidavit from his att.
physician on the subject
???? claim is ???????
Whereby show that
he served out his term
of enlistment, and there
is not ????????????
????????????? your claim
to a pension.
R W Walker

State of North Carolina } ss
County of Alamance }

         In the matter of claim for pension
of Rachel Webster, widow of Charles Webster
late private of Capt James Graham
of Company 3rd Regiment N.C. Vols:
Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for
aforesaid County and State, George Spoon, a
citizen of the County of Alamance, State of North Carolina, reputable
and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid claims, as follows:
that I was personally well acquainted with
Charles Webster late a private of Capt
James Graham's Company of the Third N.C.
Regt. in the war of 1812, that I was
a member of Said Company & Regt. & in
service with the said Charles Webster.
that while said company was encamped
at Norfolk in February 1815, the said Charles
Webster while on line of duty was taken sick
with fever and remained sick with same
disease until the soldiers of said company &
the said Webster with others were discharged
from service, that said Webster was too sick
to leave the place or that he died from said
fever two or three days after his discharge
As all of which I was an eye witness: that I
am and have been personally acquainted
with his widow, the said Rachel Webster
before and ever since the time of her husbands
death until the present - and know her to
have been his lawful wife - that I am and
have all the while been a neighbor of said Rachel
Webster and believe she is and has always
been loyal to the Government of the United
States and I do not believe she ever aided or abetted the
Rebellion or sympathized with its cause
and I further declare that I have no interest in said claim,
and am not concerned in its prosecution.

attest - when any affiant signs by mark (2-persons)
Eleanor Spoon}                                          Signature
{L. Lutterloh    }                                                     of           { George Spoon
                                                                      Affiants           {

To 3d for service.
                                       June 15/69
July 13, 1859 R W Walker, soldier did not
die in service as stated by witness claim
not admissible unless satisfactory proof be
fur~ - that the husband died at a ????
time & place of a disease contracted in
the line of duty.
                                           Mar 4th
                                          Feb 26 '70

No. 18845               1812
Act of July 14, 1862.
Rachel Webster of Alamance
Co., N.C. widow of Charles
Webster, pvt. in Capt.
Graham's Co., 3d N.C. Vols.
war of 1812.
Died at Norfolk, VA.

Married in 1805 or 1806


Received June 4, 1869
R.W. Walker,

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