Widow's Claim for Increase of Pension
Minirva Bythwood
William Morris 33rd USCT

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Widow's Claim for Increase of Pension.
Act July 27, 1868.
State of South Carolina
County of Beaufort

On this 25th day of November A. D. 1868, before me, a Clerk of Common Pleas General Sessions a Court in and for the County and State above-named, personally appeared
Mienerva Bithwood a resident of Beaufort County of Beaufort State of South Carolina aged 35 years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the
following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the 2d section of the Act of Congress increasing the pensions of widows and orpahns, approved
July 27, 1868; that she was the widow of William Morris who was a Private in Company G commanded by Captain Metcalf of the 33 Regiment of USC Troops Volunteers,
commanded by Colonel Higginson in the war of 1861. She further swears that she has the following named children of her deceased husband and herself, under Sixteen years
of age, who are now living. That the following are the names, dates of birth, and present place of residence, of all of the children of her deceased husband and herself, who
are now under sixteen years of age, to wit: John and Sarah June 30 1857 John was born and Sarah April 8 1861. And she makes this claim for the pension due her from the
death of her said husband to her remarriage in January 1865. And she has never abandoned he support pay of the children above named nor permitted any one of the same
to be adopted by any other person or persons as his, her or their child. That she hereby constitutes and appoints James D. Bell of Beaufort, South Carolina, he true and lawful
attorney and authorized him to present and prosecute this claim, and to receive and receipt for all orders or certificates that may be issued in consequence thereeof, hereby
revoking all Powers of Attorney, if any, heretofore given by her for a like purpose. My Post Office address is Beaufort South Carolina and there is no record evidence of her
marriage.

Minerva (her mark) Bythwood

Jas G. Bushee
A. P. Judd

Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesiad Nancy Mahison Beaufort and Elizabeth Adanis of Beaufort in the County of Beaufort State of South
Carolina whom I certify to be credible persons, who being duly sworn according to law declare, each for himself, that they well know Minerva Bythwood late widow of William
Morris.