Minors of William Morris
William H. McGill
33rd USCT, Co. G.
December 16, 1876

Pension Records
Exhibit D
Case of Minors of William Morris, No 171336

On this eighteenth day of December, 1876, at Port Royal Ferry, county of Beaufort State of South Carolina, before me, James H. Clement a Special Agent of the Pension Office,
personally appeared William H. McGill who, being by me duly sworn according to law, declares that his age is about 34 years, that he resides at Port Royal Ferry County of
Beaufort, State of South Carolina, and that he was third Sergeant Co "C" 33rd U. S. Col Trops, was well acquainted with William Morris, who was a Private in Co "G" 33rd U. S. Col
Troop did not know Morris before his enlistment Morris was from Florida, affiant was from Georgetown SC, knows that Morris was a married man, has been to the house his family
lived in at Beaufort, and taken meals with her, his (Morris) wife was named Minerva, thinks Morris and Minerva had two children the eldest was a boy, thinks the boy was about six
or seven years old when Morris died, don't know the age or six of the other child it wore frocks and used to see it in the Arms of Morris, thinks Morris died in 1864 at Beaufort, is not
certain of the date, don't recollect whether siad Morris died in Hospital or not, he died of disease, can't tell the disease, Minerva the wife of William Morris, married James
Bythewood a year or two after the death of said Morris, the children Affiant met at the house of William Morris were recognised as the children of Minerva and William Morris
deceased Soldier, thinks the Children were about a ginger bread colour, Minerva went to Florida after her Marriage with Bythewood, she took the Children with her, She made one
visit to Beaufort since she went to Florida, has not seen the children since they went to Florida with their Mother. Affiant has heard that Minerva former Wife of William Morris (dec
Soldier) died about a year ago, don't know where the children are now, did not know Minerva until introduced by her husband (the soldier) affiant will not undertake to give dates
and he further declares that he has no interest, direct or indirect, in the claim of Minors of William Morris for a Pension; and further said not

Wm H. McGill

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of December 1874, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to affiant before signing.

James H. Clements
Special Agent.
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