Juliette Potter Cavit was my 4th great-grandmother. Her son, George T. Cavit, died during the Civil War and she applied for a Mother’s Pension.
…On this 10 day of Sept, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, personally appeared before me, a County Judge in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths Juliette Cavit, aged 74 years, a resident of Burkmere, County of Faulk State of S. Dak, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the mother of George T. Cavit, who enlisted under the name George T. Cavit, at Washington Co, Ia., on the X day of August 1862, in Co. A. 25 Regt Ia Vols..in the war of the Rebellion, who died at Millikens Bend, La on the 26 day of May, 1863, from the effects of Lung disease incurred at Millikens Bend, La on the ++ day of May 1863. That said son left neither widow, nor child under sixteen years of age, surviving. That she is without other present means of support than her own manual labor. That she has applied for a pension; the number of her application is 409819. That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. She hereby appoints PATRICK O’FARRELL, of Washington D.C., her lawful attorney to prosecute her claim and agrees to allow him a fee of ten dollars. That her Postoffice address is Burkmere, Faulk Co., S. Dak.
Samuel H. Haughn
S. Whitney Juliette Cavit X her mark
Also personally appeared Samuel H. Haughnm residing at Faulkton SD, and S Whitny, residing at Faulkton SD, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say they were present and saw Juliette Cavit the claimant, make her mark to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 7 years and years respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Samuel H. Haughn
State of South Dakota County of Faulk ss;
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10 day of Sept, AD 1890…