*Contributed by Harold Park Denny.  Thanks, Harold!

Civil War Pension Application
WILLIAM DENNY
by widow, Malinda Denny

Several people gave depositions as to the true dates of the children of William and Malinda Denny.  Below are a few of them.

State of Illinois} ss
Hamilton County}

On this 4th day of September AD 1867 before me clerk of the County Court in and for the County and state aforesaid personally appeared Malinda Denny who being duly sworn according to Law deposes and stays that she is the widow of William Denny who was late a private of Co. D 6th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry vols and affiant states that she is an applicant for Increase of Certicato No 52121 affiant states that she is the mother of the following ___ children to wit Ruth C. Denny, James M. Denny and William C. Denny and affiant states that the true dates of birth of said children is as follows Ruth C. Denny was born on the 26th day of February 1852, James M. Denny born the 22nd day of March 1854 and William C. Denny born the 23rd day of February 1857 and affiant states that of the dates of birth of said children is different in her original application ___ _____.  The mistake was made by her attorney George W. Heard who made said application.  Affiant states that she gave the dates of birth to said Heard correctly and said dates are not as stated in her application for increase.  Her said attorney did not unto them in said application correctly.

Malinda (her mark) Denny

Witnessed by J. Marshall and Amos Gibson

Subsided and sworn to before me this 4th day of September 1867.  I certify that above affident was send & contents explained to affiant before ___ & swearing that she is respectable and entitled to credit.  I also certify that I am not interested in the claim or concerned in its persecution.

Witness my hand and official seal.

J. W. Marshall, Clerk

State of Illinois}}
ss
Hamilton County}}

On this 20th day of September 1867 before me the undersigned and acting justice of the Peace in and for the County and state aforesaid personally appeared Eliza Jane Winterbottom who being duly sworn deposes and says that she was present at the birth of William C. Denny child of Melinda Denny and William Denny late private Co. D 6th Regiment Illinois Cav Vols and affiant states that said child was born on the 23rd day of February A. D. 1857.  Affiant states that she is not interested in this claim or concerned in its prosecution.

Eliza Jane (her mark) Winterbottom

In presence of Jefferson H. Greelee and Sarah S. Greenlee.

Subscribed & sworn to before me this 20th day of September 1867.  I certify that above _____ is well known to me to be a respectable and credible witness.  That above affident was read & contents explained & dully understood by affiant before signing and swearing.  I also certify that I am not interested in this claim or concerned in its prosecution.

James M. Greenlee, ____

State of Illinois}}
ss
Hamilton County}}

On this 25th day of May A. D. 1867 before me the undersigned clerk of the County Court in and for the County and state aforesaid personally appeared Mary Ann Boyer who being by me first duly sworn according to Law deposes and says that she is acquainted with Melinda Denny widow of William H. Denny late a private Co. D 6th Regt of Illinois Cavalry Vols.  Affiant further states that she is also acquainted with Ruth C. Denny, James M. Denny and William C. Denny who are the only surving legitimate children under 16 years of age of the said Melinda Denny and her said husband William H. Denny.  Afficant further states that she was present at the birth of the above named children and that the said Ruth C. Denny was born on the 26th day of February A. D. 1852, the said James M. Denny was born on the 22nd day of March A. D. 1854 and the said William C. Denny was born on the 23rd day of February A. D. 1854.  Affiant further states that she is not interested in this claim or concerned in its prosecution.

Mary Ann (her mark) Boyer

Witnessed by:

D. Marshall
D. M. Maulding

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25th day of May 1867.  I certify that above affidavit was read I& contents fully explained to affiant before signing & swearing that she is well known to me as a respectable and credible witness.  I also certify that I am not interested in this claim or concerned in its prosecution.

Witness my hand & seal the day and year above written.

J. W. Marshall, Clerk


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