Friday, June 24, 2016

Agnes P. (Dow) McDougall: Declaration for Widow's Pension on Robert McDougall of 2nd Michigan Regiment


McDougall, Agnes P., Declaration for Widow's Pension on Robert McDougall, Pvt., Co. G, 2nd Reg. [Mich.] Vol. Cavalry [Note: doc. says "V" instead of Michigan, clearly an error].

Declaration for Widow's Pension
Los Angeles, California
16 September 1919

Agnes P. McDougall, aged 73.
Born: 28 June 1846 at Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Widow of Robert McDougall

Soldier: Robert McDougall
Enlisted: 7 September 1861
Enlistment Place: (Woodbridge) Hillsdale, Michigan
Private, Company G, 2nd Reg. V. Vol. Cavalry

[Note: the "V" is either a typo of "M," or means something other than the state; Robert's unit is known: Co. G, 2nd Regt. Michigan Vol. Cavalry].

(First) Honorable Discharge: 4 Jan. 1864

Reenlistment: Reenlisted as Veteran Volunteer.

Disability: amputation received in battle. [Note: Actually, the amputation was surgical, after battle]

Final Honorable Discharge: 13 July 1865, Detroit, Michigan.

Marriage Facts:
Agnes Dow married Robert McDougall
3 September 1867, Hillsdale, Michigan.
Married by Rev. H. E. Whipple.
[Neither had been previously married; not divorced; never remarried].

Robert McDougall
Death: 27 August 1919, Monrovia, California.

Following: ONLY children of the soldier (or sailor) who are NOW living and under sixteen years of age, namely:

Andrew D. McDougall, born Sept. December 21, 1868, at Lansing, Michigan
Vinnie B. McDougall, born April 29, 1870, at Lansing, Michigan
John J. McDougall, born June 23, 1873, at Lansing, Michigan
Rose McDougall, born March 11, 1877, at Lansing, Michigan
Jean McDougall, born July 26, 1886, at Hillsdale, Michigan

Pension Certificate Number: 57618

Signed: Agnes P. McDougall

Two attesting and identifying witnesses:

(1) James O. Hodges, 207 N. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, Cal.

(2) Frank Cochran, 144 West Lenior Av, Monrovia, Cal.

Subscribed and sworn... 16 September 1919

...including the words Sept. erased, and the words December added; [note: this refers to the birth date of Andrew D. McDougall, whose birth date originally had "Sept.," which was stricken through, and "December" typed above it.

Stamp Marks:

Declaration accepted as a claim under Act April 19, 1908, amended by act Sept. 8, 1916. Chief Law Division, Per Jry (or JGY, handwritten init.)

U.S. Pension Office M Sep 22 1919.

Record Division Sep 23 1919.

Sep 29, 1919 Division (which division is blank or did not stamp properly)

(Signed and notarized, etc., Signature illegible--looks like Seml E Winquist, Notary Public)

Genealogy Notes: Robert McDougall, born in Scotland. Immigrated to America, moved to Woodbridge, Hillsdale, Michigan. Enlisted as a private in Company G, Second Michigan Cavalry Vols, Hillsdale, Michigan. Promoted to Corporal, was a division scout. Wounded, shot in left knee by rebels during a scouting expedition from Cleveland, Tennessee, into northern Murray County, Georgia. Cared for by Polly Headrick (widow of old Jacob Headrick). Left leg amputated by surgeon. Robert McDougall survived the war and later married Agnes P. McDougall on 3 September 1867. He and his family later resided in Monrovia, California.

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