This was one of the pages included in the pension packet for Mathilda Jane {Brittain} Sanchez-Tereso, widow of 1st Lt Frederick Sanchez-Tereso of F Co. of the Iowa 33rd Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
He died in 1882. She apparently needed an affidavit about the births of her youngest children.


County of Keokuk} SS.
In the matter of the claim of Matilda J. widow of Frederick Sanchez Tereso 1st Lieut, Company F of the 33rd Regiment, Iowa Inft Vols. Personally came before me, a_____ in and for aforesaid County and State, Dr. J. D Henry Town and Citizens of Martinsburg County of Keokuk State of Iowa well known to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That he well knew the above named claimant her Husband the above named Soldier and that they had born unto them during wedlock the following named children to wit:
Theodore S. who was born on the 11th day of November 1872 and George O. who was born on the 1st day of July 1875.
That affients? knowledge of the above facts is from being the attending Physician their attended the above named claimant in her _______at the date of each of the above named Births and Personal Knowledge of the Same.

We further declare that we have no interest in said case and not concerned in its prosecution and not related to said applicant.
J.D. Henry, MD

{On the next page (not shown) the document is signed and dated 16 Aug 1882.}

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    I suppose this must be the ultimate in “mastering genealogical proof” — testament to a birth from the actual attending physician. : ))ReplyCancel

  • Climbing My Family Tree - June 19, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    I agree! If only I had one of these for all of my ancestors!!ReplyCancel

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Dr. John Jennings {J.J.} Moorman was a brother to my 4th great-grandmother, Sally Moorman Lee. He lived such an interesting life!! Here is one of his many obituaries, which were published throughout the country when he died. This one is from the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated 23 January 1885.
Obituary Notes.

Dr. J. J. Moorman, president of the Board of Trustees of Roanoke College for forty-five yeras, resident physician at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, and author of several works on the mineral springs of North America, died at his home in Salem, Va., yesterday, aged eighty-four years.

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    My parents lived in Roanoke, VA. I’ll bet Dr. Moorman had a lively time being president of the Board of Trustees. After my career in college teaching, I know there are no discussions as nitpicking and frustrating as academic discussions!ReplyCancel

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Elvine Walker Norwine (1873-1964) and Martha Belle {Stafford} Norwine (1876-1954)

  • Mariann Regan - June 13, 2013 - 8:32 am

    MMmmmm, they are holding hands. That’s what I first see in the photo. And Martha Belle’s expression looks so innocent and clear.ReplyCancel

  • Nick Woods - June 16, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    I wonder if any of their children-now grown Grandchildren-might have Martha Belle Stafford Norwine’s memories of growing up and how she met her husband. Wish I could have a link to one of these relatives who would share Martha’s stories with us. I do have some of her letters and photos of her and her children from my Grandmother’s and Mother’s keepsakes. I know I read She and “Erv” were married in North Lawrence, KS. I’ll have to find that again to see if it mentions who was the pastor and where the wedding was held.
    Elizabeth Woods Related to Martha Belle through my Great-Grandmother Mary Ann Stafford Davidson and my Great-Grandfather Thomas Talbot(t) Davidson.ReplyCancel

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I can’t remember which cemetery this gravestone was in, but I know that it was in Crawford county, Iowa.
Henry Ehlers was married to Minnie Hattery, a sister to my great-great grandmother, Ella Jane Hattery Edwards Rickman Proffitt Kryselmier

  • Mariann Regan - June 18, 2013 - 8:24 pm

    Wow, is all that her name? My mother was given almost that many names when she was born — all the names they had left over, because she was the last child.ReplyCancel

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This is the mustering out payment, which my grandfather, Alphonso J. Thornton, Jr., received when he was discharged from the Marine Corps after World War II.

  • Mariann Regan - June 12, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    I’ve never seen a “mustering out payment” before, and never thought about what that meant. That’s probably where the phrase “pass muster” comes from.ReplyCancel

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