Bill West's Blog – July 2011 Archive (4)

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT11

 

One of those testifying in April 1884 was Asa's eldest child, my great granduncle

Walter Fred Ellingwood. I'm don't know why he testified. He could have

asked to do so, of course, but considering the little amount of…

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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT10

 

The next witness was his cousin Oliver Pratt. On the affidavit he

says "his age is 64 years. P.O. address West Paris Me. Occupation

carriage maker by trade and painter."

Q: How long have you known the claimant Asa F. Ellingwood

A: Ever since we was a little boy

 

Q: Did you ever work with him

A: Yes sir from 1853 to 1860 we worked for a chair mfg. co. and he did the

lifting part of the work

 

Q: What was his…

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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT9

In my last post in this series on my 2xgreat grandfather Asa Freeman

Ellingwood's Civil War Pension file, I talked about the revelation in the

testimony of his cousin James Barrows that he(Barrows) had testified

before in the case and in fact there were two previous afidavits!  When

I checked the testimony of several other witnesses on Asa's behalf, I found

they had also testified on earlier occasions.

 

So how did I miss…

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ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT8

The next person to testify in Asa Ellingwood's pension claim case was his

cousin James Barrows.

According to the statement,  James "says  his age  52 years, P.O. address

 West Paris, Maine occupation  mfg of chairs

 

Q: How long have you known the claimant Asa F.Ellingwood

A: Ever since 1850

 

Q: Did you work with him at that time

A: I worked with him from 1850 to 1860

 

Q: What was his physical condition in those…

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