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Child of the Rebellion: West Virginia Sesquicentennial
Civil War Union Militia Correspondence

State of West Virginia} ss
County of Clay}

In this 29th day of August & 1866 before me S B Grose a justice of the peace in and for said county & state personally came Miriam Shamblin of said county & state & who being by me duly sworn declares that she is the widow of Isaiah Shamblin who was amember [sic] of Capt Wm Kings Company of state militia West Virginia & who after serving in said company entered the service of the united states & died while in same that she by hereby appoint & constitutes J M McWhortor of Wheling [sic] her attorney to sign her name to the pay rols [sic] of said Capt King & to receive from the of the state of west va any and all money due her said husband on account of the services above rendered in the said Capt King’s Company & to do and perform all other lawful acts that I would be required to do were I present in person hereby satifying [sic] & confirming all that my said attorney may or what lawfully do in the and [unreadable text]and procure adraft made payable to the order of Ralph King Esq in witness where of I hereinto get my hand & seal this 29th day of August 1866

Miriam Shamblin

Witness}James K Grose
             David R Grose
State of West Virginia}ss
County of Clay

Be it known that on this 29th day of August & 1866 before me the undersigned a justice of the peace in and for said county & state personally appeared Miriam Shamblin to me well known to be the widow of the said Isaiah Shamblin and know that deceased and I further certify that I was well acquainted with the said Isaiah Shamblin & know that he did render the service in said Capt King’s Company as is by her [sic] represented and I have evory [sic] reason to believe other than personal knowledge that he did in the service of the united states and that I have no interest in this claim

Strother B Grose S.B.

State of West Virginia}
County of Clay}ss

I A J Stephens clerk of the circuit court of said county----
certify that Strother B Grose before whome the witness power of attry [sic] seems to have [unreadable text] is and was at the time of [unreadable text] the same justice of Henry Township Clay County and that all his [unreadable text] as such are entitles to full faith and credit

In writing Where of I have hereunto set my hand and [unreadable text] the seal of said court this 6th day of November 1866

A. J Stephenson Clerk

Transcription by Autumn Drummond, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University

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