Editor's Notes: George Washington Haworth descends from Mahlon Haworth and Rachel Haworth (both descend from George), then James Haworth and Rachel Wright (both descend from George), then James Haworth and Sarah Wood, then George (the immigrant) and Sarah Scarborough. The following text comes from the history files of the 50th Illinois Volunteer Army Infantry.
George W. Haworth's family was in Vermilion County, Illinois for the 1850 census and he enlisted from Honey Creek/Coatsburg, Adams County, Illinois. After the war he went to Warren County, Iowa and lived there until his death in 1908. He and his family were Quakers.
George W. Haworth, a Private of Captain H.P.W. Cramer's Company (A), of the Fiftieth Regiment of Illinois Inf., was enlisted by Edgar Picket, of the (blank) Regiment of (blank) at Marcelline, Ill., on the 20th day of August 1861, to serve 3 years; he was born in (blank) in the State of Ohio, is eighteen years of age, five feet five inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days.
I certify, that I have carefully examined the said George W. Haworth, of Captain Cramer's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Gunshot wound received at the battle of Corinth on 3 of October. Ball entered on radial side of right forearm in its middle, causing a compound fracture of radius and ulna. The fracture is united and the man will have full use of his arm in the course of four to five months. (In different handwriting - No case for pension (signed) unreadable))
Gen'l Hospital, New House of Refuge, Saint Louis, Mo., January 10, 1863. Discharged this 21st day of January 1863, at Saint Louis Mo, Henry Almstedt, Colonel Commanding the Post.
Claim for Invalid Pension State of Illinois Adams County ss.
On this twenty seventh day of June 1863, before me, the undersigned a Judge of the County Court in and for the County and State above named, personally appeared George W. Haworth a resident of Honey Creek Twp in the State of Illinois aged 20 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical George W. Haworth who was a private in Company A commanded by Captain Cramer in the 50th Regiment of Ills Volunteers, commanded by Colonel M. M. Bane, in the war of 1861 and 1862, for the suppression of the Rebellion. That he volunteered at Marcelline, in the State of Illinois on or about the 20th day of August 1861, for the term of three years and was honorably discharged at St. Louis Mo on the 21st day of January 1863, as will appear by his certificate of discharge herewith presented.
That while in said service in the line of his duty at Corinth Miss. In the State of Mississippi on the third day of October 1862 he received the following would to wit --: A gun shot - through the right-arm causing a compound fracture of the radius and ulna causing stiffness of the arm and fingers and he claims one half disability and a pension for the (cannot read).
He makes this declaration for the purpose of being place on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States by reason of the disability above stated; and hereby constitutes and appoints C; Meely of Quincy Ills, his attorney to prosecute this claim and procure as Pension Certificate. (signed) George W. Haworth
Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me, the day and year first above named, and on the same day personally appeared Thomas C. White and James Haworth residents of Adams Co. Ills, and made oath that they are personally acquainted with George W. Haworth who has made and subscribed the foregoing declaration in their presence, and that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, that they reside as above stated, and are disinterested in this claim for a Pension.
Applicant has (cannot read) and has resided in Honey Creek Township since discharge. (signed) Thomas C. White (signed) James Haworth
Sworn to and subscribed before me; and I certify that I am not interested in the claim or concerned in its prosecution; that I believe the affiants to be credible witnesses, and the claimant is the person he represents himself to be. (signed) Ebenezer B. Barker, Judge of the County Court
Post Office address Coatsbury, Illinois
State of Mifs, County of Tishomingo ss.
I, Henry P.W. Cramer do hereby certify that I am Captain of Company A, of the 50th Regiment of Illinois Infty Volunteers, and am acquainted with George W. Haworth, who was a member of my Company, and as I am informed is an applicant for an Invalid Pension. That the said George W. Haworth was mustered into service on or about the 12th day of September, A.D. 1861, and discharged for disability about the 21st day of January 1863, having become disabled from doing duty as a soldier from on or about the 3rd day of October A.D. 1862, while in the service of the United States, and in the line of his duty as a soldier, in the manner and at the place as follows had the cords of his arm cut between the wrist and elbow by A gunshot, while in an engagement with the enemy at Corinth Mifs on the 3rd Day of October 1862.
That the said soldier was in good health at the time he entered the service, and the disability above referred to affected him while in the service, and at his discharge, as follows: rendering him unfit for Duty as A Soldier. Corinth Mifs Aug 28th 1863 (signed) Henry P.W. Cramer Capt, Comdg. Co. A, 50th Regt, Ill, Infty
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 97,596, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Geo. W. Haworth was enrolled on the 24 day of Feby., 1864, at Quincy, Ills. In Co. "A", 50 Regiment of Ills. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Pvt. & Vet. Vol. From the 24 day of Feby. 1864, at Quincy Ills, in Co. "A", 50 Regiment of Ills. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. "A" of that Regiment, for the months of Sept. and Oct. 1864, he is reported "In Hospt. Wounded Oct. 5/64." "Mustered Out with Co. - July 13/65 at Louisville, Ky." (This man was first enlisted in this Co. Aug. 20/61. - Was wounded Oct. 3/62. Dischgd. At St. Louis Jany. 1/63) - after which he reenlisted as above stated.
I am Sirs very respectfully Your obedient servant, (signed) (cannot read first name) Breck, Assistant Adjutant General.
W Helmeck atty present State of Illinois County of Adams ss.
I John S. Worman being first duly sworn according to law say that I was Captain of Co. A. of the 50th Illinois Inftry in command thereof on the 5th day of Oct. 1864. And while George W. Haworth who was a private at said time in said Co. was on duty in the Battle Alatoona Ga. On said 5th day of Oct 1864 he the said George W. Haworth was wounded by a gunshot from the enemy which struck and entered his left cheek close to and a little above the corner of his mouth and came out on the other side right under his right ear.
And I further certify that said wound received as aforesaid rendered said Haworth unfit for military duty and he was therefore sent to the Regimental Hospital then to Chatanooga Hospital & to Nashville Hospital - then to Evansville Hospital Ind. & finally to Quincy Illinois & discharged on the (date not clear) day of July 1865.
And that said Haworth is & was a man of good habits. And I further state that all of the above facts 7 Statements are made from the Company Record. And that I have no interest whatever in this claim or in its prosecution. (signed) J. S. Worman
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 4th day of January 1867. And I hereby certify that said J. S. Worman is a respectable and entitled full credit and lives in this county and that I have no interest whatever in this claim or in its prosecution. (sign) Wm Lang_(not clear)__ a judge of the State of Illinois.
State of Iowa Polk County ss.
On this 2nd day of Sept 1875 before me J. H. McClelland, Clerk of the Circuit Court in & for the county of the aforesaid personally came George W. Hawoth aged 32 year, a resident of Hartford, Warren County, Iowa who being duly sworn according to law claims that he is a pensioner of the United States, duly enrolled at the Des Moines Iowa Pension Agency at the rate of Four dollars per month, -- then on file at 8. (?) per month.
By reason of disability incurred in the military service of the United States while a Pv in Co H Regt. Illinois Infy vols War of 1861. That his present physical condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension of at least 12 (?) a mo. & that he herewith returns his present pension Certificate No 79063 dated 23 January 1868.
He further declares that he is disabled in the following manner – Viz
Gun shot wound entering the left cheek near the mouth and coming out at the right ear injuring very badly the jaw bones - infact, destroying them & hindering him from taking & eating to a great extent. That to talk understandingly he is obliged to keep cotton in his mouth. That said wound occurred at Altoona Georgia on the 5 October 1864.
He hereby constitutes & appoints Wm. H. Leus of Des Moines Iowa his true & lawful attorney to prosecute this claim. He says his residences is in Warren County Iowa & his P.O. Hartford. (signed) George W. Haworth
Also personally appeared at the same time & place Thomas J. Wright Junr, aged 44 years a resident of Warren Co Iowa & whose P.O. is Palmyra and Nathan M(or H)errit aged 45 years, a resident of Warren Co Iowa & whose P.O. is Palmyra.
Persons whom I certify to be respectable & entitled to credit & who being by me duly sworn according to law say that they were present and saw Geo. W. Haworth the claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration & Power of Attorney. And (can't read) said acquaintances & the appearance of the said applicant declare that he is the identical person he represents himself to be & that they have no interest whatsoever in the prosecution of this claim. (signed) Thomas J. Wright sn (signed) Nathan (can't read)
subscribed & sworn to before me the day & year first above written & I certify that I have no interest in this claim. (signed) J. H. McClelland Clerk of the Circuit Court
Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension. The pension certificate should not be forwarded with the application.
State of Iowa County of Warren ss:
On this 7 day of February, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and 90 personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, George W. Haworth, aged 46 years, a resident of the Township of Richland, county of Warren and State of Iowa, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, enrolled at the Desmoines Iowa Pension Agency at the rate of 14 dollars per month, by reason of disability from gunshot wound in the left side of face and right bone arm and rheumatism in said arme incurred in the military service of the United States while in A private in company A 50th Ills Inft. That I believe myself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of gun shot in fact and arm. I claim increase on account of my teeth which has gave way within the last year and I allso claim that I never was rated high enought. That my post office address is Hartford county of Warren, State of Iowa.
Claimant's signature: (signed) George W. Haworth
Attest: (signed) John U. Slack (signed) J. M. Cain
Also personally appeared John U. Slack, residing at Hartford and James M. Cain, residing at Harford, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw George W. Haworth, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that the have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. (signed) John U. Slack (signed) J. M. Cain
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of February, A.D. 1890. (signed) Samuel R. Cain Notary Public
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.
Sir: In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below, Very respectfully, H. Clay Evans _?_, Commissioner of Pensions.
First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
nswer. Yes Clara C. Robertson Haworth
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Dec. the 20 1883 Des Moines by A.H. Shaffer Minister
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Reserved at Desmoines
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. Yes. Mary E. Rees Haworth Warren Co Iowa Jan the 27 1882
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and dates of their birth.
Answer. Yes one James R. Haworth Born Dec 18 1886
(signed) George W. Haworth Date of reply July the 4, 1898
George W. Haworth, 24,586, Invalid, A 50 Ill. Vol. Inf., U.S. Pension Agent Des Moines
Sir: You are hereby directed to drop from the roll the name of the above-described pensioner who died July 31, 1908. (signed) J. Warner, Commissioner.
Report. Commissioner of Pensions: Sir: The name of the above-described pensioner, who was last paid at $24 per month to July 4, 1908, has this day been dropped from the roll of this agency. (signed) W.V. Willcox, U.S. Pension Agent. Sept 21, 1908
Claimant, Clara C. Haworth P.O. Carlisle, County, Warren; State, Iowa
Soldier, George W. Haworth, Rank, Private; Co. A, Regiment, 50th Illinois Vol. Inft.
Rate $12 per month, commencing August 21, 1908
Approvals. Submitted or Adm. Oct 29, 1908, (signed) F. Tyers, Examiner, Approved for Admission under act April 19, 1908. Nov. 12, 1908, (signed) H.M. Vandervort, Reviewer. Nov 12, 1908, (signed) F. P. White, Reviewer.
The soldier was pensioned at $24 per month for under the general law. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, honorably disch'd, January 1, 1863, Reenlisted, February 24, 1864, honorably disch'd, July 13, 1865 Died, July 31, 1908, Declaration filed, August 21, 1908.
Soldier's application filed August 31, 1863, Clt's app'n under other laws, none, Former marriage of soldier shown Nov. 16, 1865, death of former wife January 27, 1882, Clt's marriage to soldier, December 20, 1883, Cl't not remarried. (signed) T. Hull, M.C.
State of Iowa County of Polk ss:
On this 18 day of July, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and 1908, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Clara C. Haworth, aged 58 years, a resident of Carlisle Iowa, county of Warren, State Iowa of, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the Act of Congress Approved April 19, 1908.
That she is the widow of George W. Haworth, who was Enrolled under the name of George W. Haworth, at Springfield Illinois, on the 19 day of January, 1863, as a private in co.A 50 Ill. Vol. Infantry, and honorably discharged 21st of January 1863, having served ninety days or more during the late civil war.
That he also served Co.A 50th Ill. Inf. Regiment was enrolled on the 24th day of Feb. 1864 Discharged 13th day of July 1865 at Louisville Kentucky
That he was not in the military of naval service of the United States otherwise
than as stated above.
That she was married under the name of Clara C. Robertson to said solider at East Des Moines Iowa, on the 20' day of December, 1883, by A. H. Shafer; that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had been previously married, to Mary E. Reese 16 day of November 1865. Mary E. Haworth who died January the 27 1882 and that neither she nor said soldier married otherwise than as stated above.
That the said soldier died July 31st, 1908, at Carlisle Iowa; that she was not divorced from, and that she has not remarried since his death. Not that the said soldier left the following-named children who are now living and under sixteen years of age, to wit: (blank)
That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
That her post-office address is Carlisle Iowa, county of Warren, State of Iowa
Attest: (1) (signed) Robert Haworth (2) (signed) William Howell
Claimant's signature in full. (signed) Clara C. Haworth
Also personally appeared Robert Haworth, residing in Carlisle, Iowa, and William Howell, residing in Des Moines, Iowa, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Clara C. Haworth, the claimant, sign her name (or 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 21 years and 17 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. Signatures of witnesses. (signed) Robert Haworth (signed) William Howell
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 18th day of August, A.D. 1908; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc. were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words "who", erased, and words (blank), added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. (signed) W. S. Ayrer (?) Notary Public in and for Polk County, Iowa (stamped) US Pension Office 21 Aug 1908
1. County of Warren
2. Township of Richland
3. City or Town of (blank)
4. Full Name George W. Haworth
5. Sex male
6. Color white
7. Date of Birth May 27, 1843
8. Age 65 years 2 months 3 days
9. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced Married
10. Birthplace Illinois
11. Name of Father Malon Haworth
12. Birthplace of Father (blank)
13. Maiden Name of Mother Rachel Haworth
14. Birthplace of Mother (blank)
15. Occupation Farmer
16. The above stated personal particulars are true to the best of knowledge and belief
(Informant) Eliza Gilden (Address) Carlisle Iowa
17. Date of Death Juy 31, 1908
Hereby certify, that I have attended deceased from July 29, 1908 to July 31,
1908 that I last saw him alive on July 31, 1908 and that death occurred, on the
dated stated above, at 11:30
18. The cause of death was as follows: Angina Pectoras
Contributory Mitral Insufficiency
19. (signed) W. E. Sheron, M.D. July 31, 1908
20. (address) Carlisle
21. Special Information only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents (blank)
22. Place of Burial or Removal Quaker Cem.
23. Date of Burial Aug. 1908
24. Undertaker E.H. Young
25. Address Carlisle, Ia.
State of Iowa County of Warren ss:
In the matter of Pension Claim of Clara C. Haworth Widow, of George W. late A Company 50' Regiment Ills. Vols.
On this 20th day of August A.D., 1908, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, J.W. Rees, aged 67 years, whose residence and postoffice address is Carlisle, County of Warren and State of Iowa and Mary Rees, aged 65 years, whose residence and postoffice address is Carlisle County of Warren and State of Iowa well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid claim as follows:
That we were personally acquainted with George W. Haworth and that he died on the 31st day of July 1908.
We also state that we was personally acquainted with Clara C. Robertson who was married to George W. Haworth Dec. 20th 1883 and lived with him until his death July 31 – 1908
George W. Haworth was married to Mary E. Rees November 16th 1865 and lived with her until her death January 27th 1882 (stamped) US Pension Office 12 Oct 1908
We further declare that we have no interest in said claim, and are not concerned in its prosecution. (signed) J. W. Rees (signed) Mary Rees
W.O. Cert. 902,918 General Affidavit for Two Witnessess.
State of Iowa, County of Warren, ss: In the Matter of Pension Claim of Clara C. Haworth widow of George W. Haworth Co.A.50thIll.Inft.Vols.
On this 7 day of October, 1908, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for the County and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths, Samuel Haworth, aged 61 years, a resident of No. 1614 E.Grand Ave. street, Des Moines, County of Polk, State of Iowa and Mary Haworth, aged 58 years, a resident of 1614 E.Grand Ave. street, County of Polk, State of Iowa, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare, in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That we were personally anwell acquainted with George W. Haworth/Clara C. Robertson and that they were married at our home and that we were present and witnessed the ceremony: which occured at 8 o.c. in the evening Dec. 20,1883.
We also declare in relation to the above case that we have known the aforesaid George W. Haworth and Clara his wife all these years since and know that they lived together as husband and wife until he died.
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