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Hymen N. Tounzen pension papers
Posted by: Carrie Date: November 01, 2000 at 08:36:50
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Please note: ________means that I could not make out the writing on that particular word or character. If there are other pages floating around out there, I would love to get a copy of them. I tried to type this as close to the original as possible. If there are errors that you find, please contact me.
Carrie



B.F.S.
8-46:ad
Southern Division

Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington D.C. Nov.3, 1893.
Respectfully referred to the Chief of the record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a
full military and medical history and personal description of the soldier.
Please examine all records likely to afford any information as the diseases, wounds, or injuries
incurred by him while in the service.
No other report on file.
_____
Claim No. 795103
Name, Hyman N. Tounzend
K 15 Regt. MO Cav.
Wm Loch___, Commissioner.
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of Address, “Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington D.C.”
RECORD AND PENSION OFFICE,
War Department.
Respectfully returned to the
Commissioner of Pensions.
Hirman N Tounzend
Co. K 7 Reg’t En. Mo. Mil. (Also known as Co. K Prv. En. Mo. Mil.)
Was enrolled July 10, 1864
and MO with Co. July 1, 1865,
as of Co K 15 Mo Cav in which designation reorganization was changed Nov. ‘64.
From Enlistment to MO he held the rank of Pvt.
And during that period the rolls show him present.
--------                     
Born in Henry, Tenn.- age 20 -
eyes dark- hair and complexion dark
height 6ft. 1in.
Occupation: Farmer.
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The Medical records show him treated as follows:
No Record found
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Seal of the U.S. Pension Office
Nov.11, 1895.                                   
By Authority of the Secretary of War:
F. C. Aunworth, Colonel, U.S. Army Chief of Office.
Per M. Nov 9 1895
Washington, D.C.,
(Commissioner of Pensions) Pg 3
3–389
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C., January 2 ____
       Sir: Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The
information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children.
Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp.
                                   Very respectfully, G. M. Saltgaby, Commissioner.
Hyman N Tounzen                            Seal of U.S. Pension Office
Muldrow Okla.                                   Apr 28 18__
1022596 ACT MAY
No 1. Date and place of birth? Answer: Henry County, Tenn. February 7th 1845.
The name of organization in which you served? Answer: Company “K” 15th Missouri
Volunteer Cavalry.
No 2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer: Newtonia, Missouri.
No. 3. State your wife’s full name and her maiden name. Answer: Elmira Tounzen nee Elmira
Fish
No 4 When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: Married February 18, 1887 near
Jensen Okla. Married by Rev. Bennett.
No 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage? None.
No 6 Were you previously married? If so, state the name of your former wife, the date of the
marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce. If there was more than one
previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives. Answer: Yes, to Eliza
Huckaby October 1867 who died in August 1885.
No 7 If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former
husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and
state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, give name of the
organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage
to you, let your answer include all former husbands. Answer: Married to Samuel Rogers
about 1875, who died 1884 at Patterson Bluff, Logan County, Ark.
No 8 Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation? Answer: Am living
with present wife.
No 9 State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. Answer: Mary E.
born Dec 29, 1868. Charlotte J. born Apr. 22 1870. Georg N. born March 5, 1877 Joseph T.
born April 13 1881 Maggie P. born April __ 1883 by first [I think they missed sending sheet II]

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ACT OF MAY 11, 1912.
DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE
APPLICATION.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA }
COUNTY OF SEQUOYAH }ss.
       On this 8th day on June, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared
before me a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Hymen N. Townzen,
who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 67 years of age, and a resident of
Muldrow, County of Sequoyah, State of Oklahoma; and that he is the identical person who was
Enrolled at Springfield, Missouri under the name of Hymen N. Townzen, on the 10th day of July,
1864, as a Private, in Company (K) 15th, Regiment of Cavalry Missouri Volunteers. In the
service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was honorably discharged at Springfield,
Missouri, on the 1st day of July, 1865.
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as
stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height: 6 feet 1inch;
complexion: dark; color or eyes: dark; color of hair: dark; that his occupation was a farmer; that
he was born February 7th 1845, in Henry County, State of Tennessee.
       That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:
Newton County, Missouri for 3 years, then moved to Crawford County, Arkansas for 1 year, then
removed to Newton County, Missouri, then back to Arkansas, Logan County. Then to Crawford
County, in 1897 moved to Muldrow, Oklahoma.
       That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 1022596.
       That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the
United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.
       That his post-office address is Muldrow, County of Sequoyah, State of Oklahoma.
                                          [signed] Hymen N. Tounzen
                                                 (Claimant’s signature in full.)
[seal] U.S. Pension Office Jan. 12 1912.
                                          [signed] W. M. Blackard
              My commission expires Jan.19, 1915       Notary Public

                            Validity accepted as to execution
                                   S.A. Cuddy,
                                   Chief Law Division, A

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3-173
Card # 1022596                     DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Hymen N. Tounzen                            BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Co. K-15 Reg’t                     Washington, D.C., March 21, 1901,

Sir,
       Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below?
The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.
                                   Very respectfully, H. _hy ___________,commissioner.
Hymen N. Tounzen
Muldrow
Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
No 1. Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.
Answer: Yes, Elmira Tounzen, Elmira Rogers nee Fish.
No 2. When, Where and by whom were you married?
Answer: Jensen Ind. Ter. By Rev. Bennett. February 18 1887.
No 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: None as at the time we were married there were
no licence laws in Ind. Terr.
No 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the
date and place of her death of divorce. Answer: Yes, Eliza J. Huckaby, Oct. 6, 1867, McDonald
Co Mo. Died Aug 18, 1884.
No 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer: Yes, Mary E. Thurman, 1867. Joseph T. 1881, Maggie P. April 13, 1883, Bejm{?} July
13, 1889, Martha July 1895.

Date of reply, March 25, 19__
                                          Hyman N. Tounzen.
Signature

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affidavit of claimant.
_______________________
State of Indian Territory, County of Northern Dist. Ss:
       In the pension claim of Hyman N. Tounzen, Pvt. Late of Co. K. 15 Reg’t. MO Cav. Vols.
Personally came the claimant above named, who being duly sworn declares that he is the claimant
in the above entitled claim, that his post-Office address is Muldrow, in the County of Cherokee
Nation, State of Indian Territory, and that:
I was given a _ray Wagon in the City of Van Buren for hauling lumber. My team got scared at a
covered wagon that was standing in front of my team from cause unknown to me. I was sitting in
the front bolster on the wagon. The wagon__ I had gotten off so as to haul lumber when the
team started the wagon became ___________ and I was thrown in behind the horses under their
heels. I was dragged some distance when a wheel struck a small bush. ___ the _____walk.
From that time on I did not know anything until I came to myself lying in the corner in a
drugstore. And found that my left leg was broken. This was( in the month of July 1884.) When I
first became aware of my having heart trouble and liver affection was about three years ago.
Don’t know the exact date, the above disabilities were not contracted by my own Various habits.

Signature by mark must be attested by
two persons who write their names.                     Hyman N. Tounzen
1. ________________________                     affiant’s signature.
2. ________________________

                     U.S. Pension Office Nov 25 1900.


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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
_______________
State of Oklahoma, County of Sequoyah, ss:
In the matter of Pension claim of Elmira widow of Hyman N. Tounzen, Co. K 15 th MO.
Cav.
       On this 7th day of October, A.D. 1922, personally appeared before me, a Notary
Public, in and for the aforesaid County and State, duly authorized to administer oaths:
Dora Roseberry, aged 47 years, whose Post-office address is Irving, Dallas County, Texas,
and Addie Norman, aged 43 years, whose Post Office address is Muldrow, Okla.
Well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn,
declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
       that they are daughters of the above named Elmira Tounzen. AND that Sam Rogers, was
their father. And that they were present during his last sickness, and death which took place in
Logan County, Arkansas, in the year of 1884; that each of us attended the funeral and burial
which took place at Patterson Bluff grave-yard in said Logan County, Arkansas.
Note: affiants should state how they gained a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.
They further declare that they have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its
prosecution, except that the above named Addie Norman, is a daughter, of said Elmira Tounzen.

                                                 Dora Roseberry

                                                 Addie Norman
                                                 Affiant’s Signature.
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WIDOW’S DIVISION
No 1183548
Elmira Tounzen
Hyman N. Tounzen
Co. K, 15th MO Cav.
                     STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF DALLAS, SS:
In the PENSION of Elmira Tounzen, widow of the late Hymen N. Tounzen of Co.”K”, 15th, MO.
CAV. Civil War.
Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and aforesaid, Mrs. M.
Roseberry age 46 years, whose Post-Office address is Route 1 Irving, Texas, well known to me to
be reputable and entitled to credit, and who after being duly sworn, declares in relation to the
aforesaid case as following:
That I was preasant at the marriage of Hymen N. Tounzen and Elmira Tounzen, and that they
were “duly” married near Van Buren, Ark. Jan. the 18th day 1887, and lived as Man and Wife to
date of his death, July the 4th day 1920 and she has not married since.
I further state that I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 17 day of Aug. 1921.
{[she must be Dora named pg 20]}                            [signed]M. Roseberry (Affiant)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 17 day of Aug. 1921. John Murphy J.P. E+affacto
Notary Public. My Commision Expires, Dec.1 day 1922.                     Dallas Co. Texas
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Widow Division
WQ 1186548
Elmira Tounzen
Hymen N. Tounzen
Co. K, 15th MO.Cav.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF SEQUOYAH, SS:
In the PENSION of Elmira Tounzen, Widow of the late Hymen N. Tounzen of Co. K, 15th MO.
Cav. Civil War.
PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME a Notary Public in and for the State and County
aforesaid, Mrs Addie Norman age 38 years whose Post-Office address is Muldrow, Okla. Well
known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who after being duly sworn, declares in
relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
That I was present at the marriage of Hymen N. Tounzen and Elmira Tounzen and that they were
duly married near Van Buren Ark. January 18, 1887. And they lived as man and wife to date of
his death, July 4 1920, and she has not remarried since.
I further state that I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim. In
testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 8 day of August, 1921.
                                                 Addie Norman Affiant.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8 day of August, 1921.
My Commission expires, D. W. King Notary Public.
Commission expires
July 8, 1923
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