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13th Vermont Infantry
Nicholas Lamb, Company A
State of Vermont } On this 4th day of August A.D. 1863
County of Rutland } personally appeared before me the Clerk of the Honorable County Court in and for said County and State, which is a Court of record, and its Clerk has the custody of its seal, and is duly authorized by law to administer oaths Jane Lamb aged 43 years, a resident of Rutland in the County of Rutland and State of Vermont who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the pension made by act of Congress approved July 14, 1862; that she is the widow of James Lamb and the mother of Nicholas Lamb who was a private in company A commanded by Capt. Lonergan in the 13 regiment of Vermont Volunteers Militia, in the war of 1861, who died in Mt. Pleasant Hospital in Washington, D.C. on the 4th day of July 1863 of Typhoid Fever of which he was attacked about ten days prior to his death in the service in the line of his duty. She further declares that she was married to the said James Lamb the father of Nicholas on the 15th day of August 1840 at the Parish of Rathenny in Meath County Ireland by Father Dennis O'Brien who is deceased and she does not suppose any record of the marriages exists - that two of her children were born and baptized in this country and that in this baptism in which she supplies this case has clear record evidence and that her son Nicholas was 19 years and a half old - was never married and left no active widow or child.
She further declares that her said son upon whom she was wholly or in part dependent for support having left no widow or minor children under sixteen years of age surviving, declarant makes this application for a pension under the above mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department, to establish her claim. She also declares that she has not in any way, been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States, - nor has she again married since the death of her son the said Nicholas Lamb-. That her husband died on the 17th of March 1859 and since which time her son has contributed his wages before he enlisted. This was both State and National regularly since he was in the service to her for her support and that of her other two children, one of 8 and the other 11 years of age. and upon his wages and pay she depended for her living with what she could earn for her self - that she still remains the widow of James Lamb -
H. Henry Baxter } Her W. H. B. Owen } Jane X Lamb Mark
Also personally appeared H. Henry Baxter and Wm. H. B. Owen residents of Rutland in said country and State, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Jane Lamb sign her name by her mark to the foregoing declaration - and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further state that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. That they have known her and did know her husband the James and they lived together and were reported husband and wife for several years before his death and she also has .........loss of her son Nicholas who volunteered in sd Company & regiment and has no dout (sic) about his contribution of his wages and pay for her support and that of her children ever since the father and husband's death and that she had to depend upon him for her support to a considerable extend. She still remains the widow of James Lamb.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of August A.D. 1863 and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said Court at Rutland in said county and State, the day and year last above mentioned.
F. W. Hopkins, Clerk
I hereby authorize W. H. Smith of Rutland Vt. my agent and attorney to prosecute this claim to final settlement, and in all things pertaining thereto to act in my stead.
H. Henry Baxter } Her W. H. B. Owen } Jane X Lamb Mark
State of Vermont } Personally appeared Jane Lamb whose
County of Rutland } name is signed to the foregoing power of attorney and
acknowledged the same to be her free act and deed, for the purposes therein named.
Before me F. W. Hopkins, Clerk
Rutland Vermont, December 25, 1854 then Baptized James Lamb the son of James Lamb and Jane Lamb of Rutland.
A true copy of Record
Attest Z. Druon
I the above named Z. Druon of lawful age certify and defend that at the date of Baptism I was ministering to the Catholic Church in the city of Rutland and baptized the child as stated in the record and that the same is true -
I have no interest in any claims of the Jane Lamb for allowances from the United States
State of Vermont } Personally appeared this day Z. Druon who is a credible person.
Washington County } .................... to the truth of his above statement on this 21st day of August 1863, before me -
I Charles Boylan of Rutland Vermont of lawful age defend that I know Jane Lamb of this town and did well know her husband James Lamb in his life time and knew of his death in March 1859. I saw him in his last dictuss and after his death. That I am and was then the parish Priest of the Catholic Church in East Rutland to which church they belonged. That they resided in town several years before his death. Were respectable citizens. Raised a family of children and were active in the church and community and lived together as husband and wife.
That therein their son Nicholas Lamb also went into the United States Service as a soldier. That after the death of his father ... James the mother Jane Lamb was poor and depended upon her son Nicholas for means of support in part and with what she could earn at work and that Nicholas was accustomed to regularly contribute to the support of his mother. I have no interest in the claim for a pension.
Contributed by Veronica Meier, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Nicholas Lamb's great-grandniece.