logo

Marsha's Warrick Web & Warrick InGenWeb

Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Fauhander, John

Pension Application for John S. Faughander
Susan Miranda Toombs Beach Faughander Welborn
Widows/Children's Pension Application
Widow of John S. Faughander
Warrick County, Indiana
Transcribed by Martie Williams
January 2000
John St. Clair Faughander, a Union veteran, died in April 16, 1874 in Warrick County, Indiana (and is now buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, IN). The 1850 Census indicates that John was born about 1842 in Illinois. In this record John is listed as living in Newburgh, Warrick County, Indiana along with his mother, Hulda; sister Julianna Faughander Moore and her husband, William Moore and their children. In 1864 John would enlist as a Private in Company "H", 12th Regiment Kentucky Calvary Volunteers and be dead within 10 years of his enlistment. Although he died in 1874, his widow would still be fighting to obtain her children's pension entitlement up until 1888. From the following transcription it becomes very obvious that she had a difficult time in obtaining the support due her children.
In addition to the affidavits transcribed, the records received included a copy of her marriage certificate to John S Faughander and William Welborn, a claim form that had been stamped "REJECTED - OPENED". This record had many notations, one of which read "Ratified 3-21-87 - Jan 13 88 (illegible) that claim under consid. With review to final section. Feb 3, 88 (illegible) cause of reject reopened Jun 7 88 Act of July 1788".
Also, Adjutant General, R C Drums report, reads as follows:
WAR DEPARMTENT
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
Washington Nov 17, 1887
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions. John Faughander, a Private of Company "H" 12 Regiment KY Cav Volunteers, was enrolled on the 8 day of Feb. 1864, at Newburg, Ind, for 2 yrs and is reported: on roll for March & April/64 (list on which borne) present. Same to Aug 31/64. To Dec 31/64 (4 months roll) present to Subsequent muster and pay rolls not on file. Co muster out roll dated at Louisville Ky August 23/65 report him mustered out at that date and place a Corp'l. Not borne as John S Faughander, Co Returns for June, July & Dec/64, and march, April may, and June/65 (only one on file) name not borne. Name not borne on Co. Morning Reports, covering from Jany to June /165 both inclusive. Hospital Prescription book shows him admitted July 29, 64 with Int. Fever. August 3/64 with debility. The records of this office furnish no further evidence of disability.
R.C. Drum, Adjutant General


Affidavit of Claimant Susan M Welborn
State of Indiana
County of Warrick SS
On this 8th day of September 1886 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for the County and State afore said Susan M Welborn late widow of John Faughander dec. whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn says.
That she is unable to furnish the testimony of Dr. McGill who treated her late husband in his last sickness for the reason that Dr. J N McGill died about two years after the death of her former husband John Faughander.
That she respectfully asks the department to allow her to furnish the evidence of neighbors in lieu of the certificate of Dr. J. N. McGill. And that her PO address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana.
Susan M Welborn (this is a signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of September 1886 and I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit was by me read to affiant before she executed the same and that I have no interest in this claim.
And that a certificate of my official character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(this is a signature)
(Date stamped "Pension Mar 5 1887 Office")
Affidavit of Dr. Peter S Thompson MD
State of Indiana
County Of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of Pension Claim No.------------ of Susan M. Welborn late widow of John Faughander dec. On this 8th day of September 1886 Personally appeared before ma Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said Peter S. Thompson MD whom I certify to be a practicing Physician in good standing reputable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn in relation to the afore said pension claim says as follows.
(transcriber's note - the following is in Dr. Thompson's handwriting)
I treated John Faughander in the year 1871 for Bronchial and Lung trouble. Prescribed Several times previous to his being treated by Dr. McGill I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
My Post office address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana
Peter S. Thomspon M.D. (this is a signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of September 1886. And I certify that the foregoing affidavit was written in affiants own hand writing. And that I have no interest in this claim. And that a certificate of Official Character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(Date stamped "Pension Mar 5 1887 Office")
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.


In the Matter of Pension Claim of Susan M Welborn late widow of John S Faughander
On this 10th day of September 1886 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said Samuel Alexander whom I certify to tbe reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to the afore said case says as follows. (transcriber's note: the handwriting changes here) I was well acquainted with John Faughander from about the year 1857 Saw him as often as once a month from that time up to the time I enlisted in the year 1861. He appeared to be a stout able bodied young man prior to his enlistment. After being discharged he lived near neighbor to me. I saw him often he was all the time complaining of weak feeling well had a frale face and a hard hacking cough. He worked for me some in I think 1867 or 1868 he was not able to do much but very willing to do all and more than he was really able to do was at one time taken sick at my house when Dr. J. N. McGill attended on him. Said J. N. McGill is now dead. Said John Faugnder seemed to get weaker and his cough got worse until he was entirely disabled from labor. I saw him more or less each and every year from discharge until his death in I think, If I remember right, march 1874. I saw him several times during his last illness was at his house just a few hours before he died he died with consumption. Dr. J. N McGill attended on him in his last sickness. Said Dr. J.N. McGill is now dead.
I have no interest in this matter and My Post Office address is Chandler in the County of Warrick and State of Indiana.
Samuel Alexander (this is a signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of September 1886 and I certify that affiant wrote the above said affidavit in his own hand writing that I have no interest in said claim And that a certificate of my official character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(date stamped "Pension mar 1887 Office")


State of Indiana
County Of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of Pension Claim No. ------------- of Susan M. Welborn late widow of John Faughander dec. On this 11th day of September 1886.
Personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said William Fuquay whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to the afore said case says as follows. That He was well acquainted with John Faughander since the Spring of 1871 and was intimately acquainted with him up to the date of his death which occurred in 1874. Affiant further says that in 1871 he saw him as often as once a month and in 1872 he worked right before his door cleaning land and he saw him nearly every day, and up to the time of his death in and from 1872 He saw him as often as once a week. Affiant says that at the time above stated said John Faughander suffered with a cough which appeared from the symtoms to be consumption the said Faughander complained of pain in his breast very often when affiant inquired about his health. Affiant further says that he attended on him. Some while he was on his death bed and is satisfied that said Faughander died with consumption. Affiant further says that Dr. J.N. McGill attended said soldier in his last sickness that affiant often inquired about said Faughander and consulted him relative to his ailments and Dr. McGill often sated to affiant that said soldier was afflicted with consumption and could never get well.
Affiant further says that he knows these facts having been personally present was with said solider while he worked opposite of his place that he got water at his house and often eat his dinner in his house on the account of wind which seemed to hurt his lungs while it was blowing.
Affiant further says that he believes that the immediate cause of said Soldiers death was consumption that said solider lived within a half mile from affiant during the periods when named and believes that said soldier in 1871 and 872 he was one half disabled for manual labor and in 1873 he was two third disabled and in 1874 he was totally disabled for labor. That he has no interest in this claim and that his PO address is Fuquay Warrick County Indiana.
William Fuquay (this is a signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of September 1886 and I certify that the contents of the above affidavit was read to affiant before he executed the same. That I have no interest in this claim and that a certificate of my official character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter, JP (Seal)


State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
On this 28th day of February 1887 Personally appeared before me R. D. O. Moore a Clerk of the Warrick Circuit Court the same being a Court of record within and for the County and State afore said Susan M Welborn formerly Susan M. Faughander aged 45 years.
Who being duly Sworn makes the following Declaration in Order to obtain the pension provided by acts of Congress granting pensions to widows That she was the widow of John S Faughander who was a Priv Co "H" 12 Regt Ky: Cav. Who was enrolled on the 8th day of February 1864 in the War of 1861. And was discharged form the Service of the U S 23rd day of August 1865 at Louisville Ky by reason of S.O. No 41 and at the time of his discharge bore the rank of Corporal.
Affiant further says that her husband contracted a severe cold on the Atlanta Campaign in the State of Georgia in the fall of 1864 which settled on his Lungs and resulted in Bronchial and lung trouble which finally resulted in Consumption and caused his death April 16th 1874
That she was Married to said John S Faughander December 24th 1867.
Affiant further says that she remarried October 10th 1875 to William Welborn her present husband.
That her former husband John S. Faughander was treated by Dr. Peter S Thompson Dr. McGill (now dead) Dr. McGill treated him in his last sickness. That her husband was treated in hospital at Louisville Kentucky. That neither he nor husband had been previously Married (there is an insertion made here in the margin) Except she was previously married to Alfred Beach on 19 day of April 1862 who died in August 1863 leaving no issue. And that she remained his widow until she remarried to William Welborn October 10th 1875. That the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet surviving who were under Sixteen years of age at their fathers death to wit:
Anna Isabella Faughander Born October 13th 1870
Lilly May Faughander Born May 8th 1873
That she has not abandoned the support of any of his children, but that they are still under her care and maintenance. That she has not in any manner engaged in or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States. Affiant further states that she executed a declaration for pension for herself and children sometime in April 1886 by her Attorney James Hemmenway of Booneville Indiana setting forth the above facts. That said declaration was lost in some way that she applied to the Commission of Pensions for number of her claim and in answer to department letter of Feb 9 1887 which is herewith filed it seems that said declaration was never filed. Affiant further states that she procured the testimony herewith filed after she made her first declaration which testimony was all execu8ted prior to this date and she respectfully asks the department to file her declaration together with said testimony and she most respectfully asks that said testimony filed here with which was made and executed prior to this date and since the date of her first declaration be considered.
And that her P.O. address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana Susan M Welborn
(Attest by two)
William A Williams
James M Fowler
Also, on the same day personally appeared before me William A Williams of Booneville Warrick County Indiana and James M Fowler of Newburgh Warrick County Indiana persons whom I certify to respectable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn say that they were present and saw Susan M. Welborn, formerly Susan m Faughander, sign her name to the foregoing declaration. That they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her that she is the identical person she represents herself to be and that they have no interest in her claim and that they are not concerned in its prosecution.
William A Williams
James M. Fowler
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of February 1887. And I certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known to and explained to applicant and witnesses before swearing and that I have no interest in this claim and that the Marriage of her to Alfred Beach was put on margin before swearing.
RDO Moore Clerk
Warrick Circuit Court


Matter of Susan M. Welborn
Late widow of John S Faughander
Late Co "H" 12 Regt Ky Cav
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of Susan M. Welborn late widow of John S Faughander late of Co "H" 12th Ky Cav.
On this 1st day of March 1887 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said Emma Walden aged 37 years whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn according to law on her oath says that she was well acquainted with Susan M. Welborn late widow of John S. Faughander. That at the time Lilly May Faughander was born she lived within a half a quarter of a mile from applicant when said child was born that she was at the house immediately after said birth took place that she visited her most every day for several weeks and helped to attend her and the child. She further says that said child was born may 8th 1873. Affiant further says that she is positive as to the date of said birth as afore stated and that she has no interest in this claim and that her P.O. address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana.
Emma Walden (this is a signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of march 1887 and I certify that the contents was read to affiant before swearing and that I have no interest in this claim and I am not concerned in its prosecution.
And that a certificate of my official character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(Date stamped "Pension Mar 5 1887 Office")


Matter of Susan M. Welborn
Late widow of John S Faughander
Late Co "H" 12 Regt Ky Cav
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of Mrs. Susan m. Welborn late widow of John S Faughander deceased late Co "H" 12 Regt K6y Cav. On this 1st Day of March 1887 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for the County and State afore said Mary A. Cravens aged 48 years whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to the birth of Anna I Faughander says That she was well acquainted with the applicant Susan M Welborn when the afore said child was born that she was present when said child was born, that she was on of the female attendants and knows that said birth took place the 13th day of October 1870. That she knows these facts having been personally present when said Anna I. Faughander was born and know were of she testifies and that she has no interest in this claim and that she is not concerned in its prosecution and that her P.O. address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana.
Mary "her X mark" A Cravens
John Weihe
John P Hochhalter
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of March 1887. And I certify that the contents aforegoing affidavit was by me read to affiant before she executed the same and that I have no interest in this case and that I am not concerned in its prosecution. Certificate on File: Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(Date stamped "Pension Mar-5, 1887 Office")


affidavit of John E Potter
Claim of Susan M Welborn late widow of John S Faughander dec
Claim No 351302
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of pension Claim No 351302 of Susan M Welborn widow of John S Faughender dec.
On this 30th day of July 1888 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for the County and State afore said John E Potter whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to the above named case says
That he was well and intimately acquainted with John S Faughender and was present when he died helped to prepare him for the funeral which death took place April 16th 1874. Affiant further says that he knows these facts having been personally present and saw him die. He further states that there was no other children survives John S. Faughender only Anna I. And Lilly may Faughender and that they have not been abandoned by their mother. That he has no interest in this claim and that is not concerned in its prosecution and that my Post Office address is Fuquay Warrick County Indiana.
John E. Potts (this is a signature, not an "X")
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of July 1888 and I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidant was by me read to affiant before he executed the same that I have no interest in this claim and that I am not concerned in its prosecution.
Certificate on File Henry Hochhalter, JP (Seal)


Affidavit of Daniel F. Williams
In case of Susan M. Welborn widow of John S. Faughander
Claim 351302
State of Indiana
Warrick County S.S.
In the matter of Pension Claim No. 351,302 of Susan M. Welborn formerly Faughander.
On this 30th day of July 1888 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for the County and State afore said Daniel. F. Williams whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn says that he has been acquainted with John S Faughender for thirty years and knows positively that he was never married to any other woman than his wife Susan M. Beach now Susan m. Welborn.
Affiant further says that he know these facts and is positive that Faughender was never married to any other woman from the reason that Faughender afore said went to school with affiant when they were boys and served in same command Viz: Co "H" 12 Ky Cav. And that he left no other children knowing him than "Anna I. And Lilly May Faughender who are now living and have not been abandoned by their mother Susan M. Welborn.
That he has no interest in this claim and that he is not concerned in its pos. action. And that his P.O. address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana.
Daniel F. Williams (no mark, appears to be original signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of July 1888 and I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit was by me read to affiant before he executed the same. That I have no interest in this claim and I am not concerned in its prosecution. And that a certificate of my official character is on file.
Henry Hochhalter, JP (Seal)
(This document was dated stamped "Pension Aug 7 1888 Office"


Affidavit of George W. Stewart
Case of Susan M. Welborn widow of John S Faughander, dec.
Claim No 351302
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of pension claim of Susan M. Welborn widow of John S. Faughander dec. On the 3rd day of August 1888 Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said George W. Stewart aged 56 years a resident of Warrick County Indiana whose Post Office address is Newburgh Warrick County of Indiana well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to the afore said case say
That he has been intimately acquainted with Susan M. Welborn formerly Faughander for 38 years and was well acquainted with her when she married Faughander and her previous marriage when she married Alfred Beach and he know positively that she never was married until she married Beach and after his death she married Faughander and after his death she married Welborn her present husband.
And he further states that he was present and helped to bury Faughander which burial took place about April 17th 1874 and was buried in a grave yard called Townsend Grave Yard in Warrick County Indiana and that the immediate cause of his death was consumption and that the children Anna I Faughander and Lilly May Faughander that the above named children are still living and have not been abandoned by their mother Susan M. Welborn. That he has no interest in the claim and is not concerned in its prosecution.
Witness to Mark. George "his X mark" W Stewart
Peter Briody
James L. Matthews
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of August 1888. And I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit was and to affiant before he executed the same.
That I have no interest in this claim and that I am not concerned in the prosecution.
Henry Hochhalter, JP (Seal)
Certificate on File
(This page was date stamped "Pension August 7 1888 Office"

Affidavit of William McGhee
Claim of Susan m Welborn widow of John S. Faughander
Claim no 351302
State of Indiana
County of Warrick S.S.
In the matter of Pension claim No 351302 of Susan M. Welborn formerly Susan M. Faughander dec.
On this 3rd day of August 1888 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State afore said William McGhee aged 60 years whose Post office address is Newburgh Warrick County Indiana well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn in relation to her claim says that he has been well acquainted with applicant for thirty years was at the house of John S Faughander a few hours after his death. Say him when a corps, helped to bury him.
And affiant further says that the immediate cause of his death was consumption and that he died April 16th 1874. That he knows these facts having been personally present when said John S. Faughander was buried and that he lived a neighbor to him seen him often while he was sick and further that Anna Isabelle, and Lilly May Faughander is now living and are the only surviving children of John S. Faughander dec. and that they have not been abandoned by their mother. That his P.O. address is Newburgh Warrick Indiana that he has no interest in this claim and is not concerned in its prosecution. William McGhee (appears to be original signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of August 1888 and I certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit was by me read to affiant before he executed the same that I have no interest in this claim and I am not concerned in its prosecution.
Henry Hochhalter JP (Seal)
(This copy is date stamped: "Southern H12 Aug 16 1888 To Examiner"


Declaration of William A Hewins
Guardian of Annie I Faughander
Lilly May Faughander
Heirs of John S Faughander late Co "H" 12 Regt Ky Cav.
State of Indiana
County Of Warrick S.S.
On this 23rd day of November 1888 Personally appeared before me the undersigned Clerk of the Warrick Circuit Court the same being a Court of Record a resident of Chandler Warrick County Indiana
William A Hewins aged 37 years who being duly sworn according to law makes the following Declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by acts of Congress for children under sixteen years old.
That he is the only legal Guardian of Annie I Faughander and Lilly May Faughander legitimate children of John S Faughander who was a corp. Co. "H" 12th Regt Ky Cav that he left surviving his wife Susan M Welborn former Faughander who has obtained a pension granted September 15th 1888 under certificate No 247573 to the amount of $214 up to the date of her remarriage which occurred on the 10th day of October 1875. That the above named Annie I Faughander and Lilly may were named in her Declaration and proof of their birth furnished.
That there is now due the afore said heirs Annie I and Lilly May Faughander the pension from the date of their Mothers remarriage until sixteen years of age or date of their fathers death. That the said children were the only issue of said Soldier as follows.
Annie I Faughander born Oct 13th 1870
Lilly May Faughander born May 8th 1873
That their father was married under the name of John S. Faughander to Susan m Beach whose maiden name was Toombs on the 24th day of December 1867 and that she as married to William Welborn on the 10th day of October 1875.
That there exist no legal barrier to such marriage and that the afore said children have not aided or abetted in the rebellion.
And that a former application had been filed for the afore said Susan m Welborn formerly Faughander and the afore said Annie I and Lilly May Faughander No 351302
To which special references had to aid in the establishment of this claim. Letters of Guardianship filed herewith. And that my P.O. address is Chandler Warrick County Indiana.
W. A. Hewins (seal) (above seal in small print "Guardian sign here:")
Guardian of Annie I and Lilly May Faughander
Two witnesses
Sign here
John p Hochhalter
Nely Curtis (this name is hard to make out)
Also on the same day personally appeared Jacob Grofs of Booneville Indian and Jacob B. Ashley of Booneville Indiana whom I certify to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn say that they were present and saw William A Hewins the Guardian of Annie I and Lilly May Faughander sign his name to the foregoing Declaration that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be that they have no interest in this claim and are not concerned in its prosecution. Witness own hands and seals.
Jacob C Grofs (Seal)
Jacob B Ashley (Seal)
(both were signatures)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23 day of November 1888 And I certify that the contents of the foregoing Declaration was by me read to defiant and witnesses before the executed the same that the name of the Guardian was omitted and placed in the margin in the caption of this Declaration.
That I have no interest in this claim and that I am not concerned in its prosecution.
Witness my hand and official seal.
W. J. Ha-------(illegible)
Clerk Warrick (illegible)
(date stamped " Pension Nov 28 1888 Office")

usgenweb

vanderburgh

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please to not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Indiana and do not have access to additional records.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contributions, or problems with this site, email:

Coordinator - Marsha Bryant

State Coordinator- John Peck, SC16ingenweb@att.net
Assistant State Coordinator - Debby Beheler, dbeheler@gmail.com
Assistant State Coordinator - Lena Harper, gostraka@yahoo.com