General Affidavit of Joshua Hagaman for Widows Pension of Jane Floyd wife of Adam Floyd, 33rd USCT Pension Records
Transcript: General Affidavit
State of Florida, County of St.Johns
In the matter of Pension Claim of Jane Floyd widow of late Adam Floyd 33rd USCT
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State. Joshua Hagaman, aged about 67 years, citizen of the town of St. Augustine County of St. Johns, State of Florida well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
Joshua Hagaman upon oath states that he knew Adam Floyd since he was a boy -- That he knew also - The woman he lived with Rhina. But he was never married to her legally, as he had her in slave times and they were not married., that she died in January 1878 and that Adam Floyd there aftwards married Jane Floyd his present widow that he was not legally married until he married Jane Gettes, who is now Jane Floyd, his widow. He further states that late Adam Floyd was not married to any one after the death of the first woman he lived with until he married Jane Floyd, the present widow. He further declares that he has no interest in said calaim and is not concerned in its prosecution.
Joshua (his mark) Hagaman
1. Phillip Walkim 2. Paul Desmore
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Notes: 1. By Florida law he could probably be assumed to be married to the first woman Rhina because they lived together after the Florida cutoff date. (See Marriage Rules section on Florida law).
2. It didn't matter if they were married after the first wife died. The problem was Jane Floyd stated in an earlier statement that he was not married.