Civil War Pension File of Adoniram Judson Tucker

Donated by Joanne Murray

From the Widow's Pension File of
Catherine M. (Becraft) Tucker
Widow of Adoniram Judson Tucker
Cert. #229257; Box 35398; Bundle #23
National Archives Trust Fund, Washington, DC

Declaration for Original Pension of a widow - child or children under
Sixteen years of age surviving
State of New York
County of Oneida

     On this 21st day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty, personally appeared before me a clerk of the Supreme County Courts, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Catherine M. Tucker, aged 60 years, a resident of No. 93 Lansing St., Utica, Oneida Co., New York, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting to widows, to wit:
     That she is the widow of Adoniram J. Tucker who enlisted under the name of Adoniram J. Tucker at Brooklyn, NY on the 8th day of December A.D. 1863 as a private in Company K, 5th Reg. N.Y. Veteran Infantry Vol. Commanded by Captain Charles T. Greene of war of 1861-5. Who died after his discharge of disease contracted while in service, on the 2nd day of May A.D. 1870, at 36 Cooper St., Utica, NY.
     That she was married under the name of Catherine M. Becraft to said Adoniram J. Tucker on the 1st day of Sept. A.D. 1841, by The Rev. Wm Thurston at Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., NY, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married. That she has to the present date remained his widow;
That the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children WHO WERE UNDER SISTEEN YEARS OF
AGE at the father's death, to wit:
Elma Tucker, born Nov. 6, 1854
Ada Tucker, born Aug. 12, 1856
Emily Tucker, born Feb. 5, 1861

     That she has not in any manner been engaged in, aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that no prior application has been made.

She hereby appoints, with full power of submission and revocation,
George E. Lemon, of Washington, D.C., her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim. That her post office
address is No. 93 Lansing St., Utica, Oneida Co., NY

Catherine M. Tucker (Her mark)

If claimant sign by X mark, two persons who write their names MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.
George D. Frank
W. J. Brown

     Also personally appeared Elmira Becraft, residing at No. 93 in Lansing Street, in Utica, Oneida Co., NY and Theo. C. Remonda residing at Morehouse, Hamilton County, NY. Persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Catherine M. Tucker the claimant 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 the prosecution of this claim.
Elmira Becraft
Theo. C. Remonda
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of June A.D. 1880; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses, before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

Henry J. Coggelhall
Clerk of the Supreme County Court

Widow - Claim For Pension - Original
Mrs. Catherine Tucker Applicant
Widow of Adoniram J. Tucker
Pvt. Co. K, 5th Regt.
NY Vet. Inf. Vols.
Died May 2, 1870

Filed by George E. Lemon
Attorney, P.O. Drawer 325, Washington, DC

War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, June 9, 1882

     Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
Adoniram Tucker, a private of Company "G", 84 Regiment of New York Volunteers, was enrolled on the 8th day of December, 1863, at Brooklyn and is reported:
On roll for Nov. & Dec. 1863 present. Same report to April 30, 1864. Transferred to Co. "K" 5 NY Vols. May & June 1864 detached Pioneer 1st Brig., 2nd Division. July & Aug. 1864 absent daily duty Brig. Pioneer. Sept. & Oct 1864 present. Nov. & Dec. 1864 on daily duty. Brig. Hdqtrs. Same report to April 30, 1865. May & June 1865 present. Mustered out with Co. Aug. 21, 1865 at Heart Island, N.Y.C.
Name not borne on rolls of Pioneers on file. Records incomplete.

A. Mick...[?]
Assistant Adjutant General

Copy of the family record of Adoniram J. Tucker deceased. His widow Catherine M. Tucker referred to in the annexed affidavit of Elizabeth Joluis[?] as exhibit marked "A"

Henry Mortimer Tucker ~ January 3rd 1843
Nancy Elizabeth Tucker ~ January 13th 1845
Josephine B. Tucker ~ May 23rd 1846
Helen Eleucia Tucker ~ April 14th 1848
Caroline Theodocia Tucker ~ October 19th 1849
Minetta Aura Tucker ~ March 8th 1851
Josephine Tucker ~ December 28th 1852
Elma Tucker ~ November 6th 1854
Ada Tucker ~ August 12th 1856
Lewis Judson Tucker ~ May 7th 1859
Emily Tucker ~ February 5th 1861
In the service of his country ~ Henry M. Tucker ~ July 1863
Josephine B. Tucker ~ May 19th 1847
Lewis Judson Tucker ~ May 27th 1859
Helen Eleucia Tucker ~ June 27th 1860

Drop Order And Report
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Finance Division
Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1906

Pensioner: Catherine M. Tucker
Certificate #229257
Class: Widows
Soldier: Adoniram Tucker
Service: Co. K, 5 NY Inf
U.S. Pension Agent, Buffalo, NY
Sir: You are hereby directed to drop from the roll the name of the above-described pensioner who died May 16, 1906
V. Warner, Commissioner
REPORT: Commissioner of Pensions
Sir: The name of the above-described pensioner, who was last paid at $12 per month to April 4, 1906, has this day been dropped from the roll of this agency.
[signed ..........]
U.S. Pension Agent
Dec. 24, 1906

1890 Federal Census ~ Special Schedule
Utica, Oneida County, New York; S.D. 8; E.D. 154;
Minor Civil Division: 2nd Dist. 12th Ward; Pg. 5
Line 31, house #170, family #224
Catherine E. Tucker w
Judson A. Tucker
Rank: Private
Company: K
Regiment: 5 NY Inf
Date of Enlistment: 8 Dec 1863
Date of Discharge: 21 Aug 1865
Length of Service: 1 yr., 8 mos., 13 days
Post Office Address: 181 Howard Ave., Utica, NY
Disability Incurred: X


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