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Pvt Jonathan Colbert
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Birth: 1832
Death: Jan. 19, 1865
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

Residence: Blair Co, PA

Enlistment Age-31

Enlisted: Aug 20, 1863, Frankstown, PA

Mustered in Sep 22, 1863, Harrisburg, PA. Private

Mustered into Co "D" 13th PA Cavalry

Died of disease while a POW at Salisbury Prison

POW, No Date or Place
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1860 VA Census: Shenandoah Co. Powells Fort / Seven Fountains, p. 69
Dwelling 467, family 467

Jonathan COLBERT, age 25, Day Labor, $15 Personal Estate, b. Va., can't read
Nancy, age 24, b. Va.
James, age 2
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ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS RELATING TO THE CIVIL WAR SERVICE AND DEATH OF JONATHAN COLBERT, AND THE PENSION RECORDS OF HIS WIDOW, NANCY

1. Four affidavits relating to the births of four children of Jonathan and Nancy (Sherbine) Colbert:

A. "STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Blair, SS. On this 3d day of Nov. A.D. 1866, personally appeared before me, a Prothonotary in and for said County and State, Rachel Colbert, to me well known as a credible witness, who being duly sworn according to law, did depose and say that she was present on the 22d day of March A.D. 1858, at Purdinsville, in Cambria County and State of Pennsylvania, when a male child was born to Mrs. Nancy Colbert, wife of Jonathan Colbert, late a member of Comp. D, 13th Regt., Pa. Cav. Vols; that said child was afterwards called James, and deponent knows it to be still living with Mrs. Nancy Colbert, at Frankstown, Blair Co., that deponent testifies to the above facts from a personal knowledge derived from her being present and assisting at said birth as nurse, and further, that she is not interested in this application.

Rachel "her X mark" Colbert

Witnesses: H.H. Snyder, John Larison

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 3d day of November A.D. 1866, after having first been read to affiant, and I further certify that I am not interested in this application."

B. "State of Pennsylvania Blair County SS. On the 21st day of May A.D. 1867 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County and State Eliza Colbert, to me well known as a credible witness who being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that she was present on the 12th day of July 1860 at Shanandoah County in the State of Virginia when a male child was born to Nancy Colbert, wife of Jonathan Colbert late a member and private in Co. B. 13 Regt Penn. C. volunteers that the said child was afterwards called Samuel and deponant knows it to be still living with his mother the said Nancy Colbert, that deponant testifies to the above facts from a personal knowledge derived from her being present and assisting at the birth as nurse and further that she is not interested in this application.

Eliza "her X mark" Colbert

this application witnesses present: Thos M. Falls, Asbury P. Royer

C. "STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Blair, SS. On this 3d day of Nov. A.D. 1866, personally appeared before me, a Prothonotary in and for said County and State, Rachel Colbert, to me well known as a credible witness, who being duly sworn according to law, did depose and say that she was present on the 22d day of July A.D. 1862, at Frankstown, in Blair County and State of Pennsylvania, when a female child was born to Mrs. Nancy Colbert, wife of Jonathan Colbert, late a member of Comp. D, 13th Regt., Pa. Cav. Vols; that said child was afterwards called Elizabeth, and deponent knows it to be still living with Mrs. Nancy Colbert, at Frankstown, Blair Co., that deponent testifies to the above facts from a personal knowledge derived from her being present and assisting at said birth as nurse, and further, that she is not interested in this application.

Rachel "her X mark" Colbert

Witnesses: H.H. Snyder, John Larison

D. "STATE OF Pennsylvania, COUNTY OF Blair, SS. On this 3d day of Nov. A.D. 1866, personally appeared before me, a Prothonotary in and for said County and State, Rachel Colbert, to me well known as a credible witness, who being duly sworn according to law, did depose and say that she was present on the 28th day of April A.D. 1864, at Frankstown, in Blair County and State of Pennsylvania, when a male child was born to Mrs. Nancy Colbert, wife of Jonathan Colbert, late a member of Comp. D, 13th Regt., Pa. Cav. Vols; that said child was afterwards called Ellen, and deponent knows it to be still living with Mrs. Nancy Colbert, at Frankstown, Blair Co., that deponent testifies to the above facts from a personal knowledge derived from her being present and assisting at said birth as nurse, and further, that she is not interested in this application.

Rachel "her X mark" Colbert

Witnesses: H.H. Snyder, John Lavison

2. Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C., November 16, 1865:

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 95912, 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 Jonathan Colbert was enrolled on the 20th day of Augt, 1863, at Altoona in Co. D, 13th Regiment of Penn. Cav. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 16th day of Sept. 1863, at Harrisburg, in Co. D, 13th Regiment of Penn. Cav. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the Muster Roll of Co. D of that Regiment, for the months of Jan & Feb 1865, he is reported "Died Jany. 19th 1865 in Rebel Prison at Salisbury N.C. whilst a Prisoner of war" Cause of Death, not stated.

I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant [etc.]

3. INCREASE FOR WIDOW'S, Act of July 25th, 1866.

State of Pennsylvania, County of Blair, SS. On this eighth day of September, 1866 before me the undersigned Prothonotary in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared Mrs. Nancy Colbert, a resident of Frankstown in the County of Blair State of Penna. aged 32 years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the 2d Section of the Act of Congress increasing the Pension of Widows and Orphans approved July 25th, 1866. That she is the Widow of Jonathan Colbert who was a Private in Co. "D" in the 13th Regiment of Penna. Vols. in the war of 1861, and that by reason of his death in the Service aforesaid, she has been granted a Pension of $8 per month, in accordance with a certificate numbered 19935 bearing date 17th April 1866. 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, the dates of whose births are given below to wit: James, March 22d 1858; Samuel, born July 12, 1860; Elizabeth, born July 22d 1862; Ellen, born April 28th 1864, that there is no public or private record of the birth of said children and that the evidence hereto attached is the best and only evidence she can furnish and that the said children are the only legitimate children of herself and deceased soldier.

She further declares that she has not remarried since the death of her said husband, nor has she abandoned the support of any one 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. And she hereby constitutes, makes and appoints MATHEWS, POULSON & CO., her agents, No. 808 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Penn., as her lawful attorneys with power of substitution, and desires that her certificate of Pension when issued be sent to their care and that her Post Office address is Frankstown, Blair Co. Pa.

Signature of Claimant, "Nancy Colbert"

Also personally appeared before me, at the time and place aforesaid Mrs. Sarah Brent and Mrs. Kate Koons of Blair County whom I certify to be respectable persons, and entitled to credit who being duly sworn according to law, declare each for herself that they well know Mrs. Nancy Colbert who signed the foregoing declaration in their presence, and that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, in the foregoing declaration, and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they or either of them have no interest in this claim either present or prosepctive, and that they are not concerned directly or indirectly in its prosecution.

"Mrs. Cate Coons"
"Sarah her X mark Brent"

"A.S. Morrow"
"H.H. Snyder"

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 8th day of Sept A.D. 1866, and I hereby certify that the contents of the declaration were made known to declarants before execution, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

Clerk of Court A.S. Morrow, Protho.

4. Affidavit of John E. Colbert and William Colbert of Johnstown:

State of Pennsylvania County of Blair, SS. On this 6th day of May A.D. 1865 personally appeared before me Prothy. of the Common Pleas Court in and for said County John E. Colbert aged 31 years and also William Colbert aged 26 years both known to me as respectable witnesses entitled honor'd and Residents of Johnstown, Pa., who being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that they were both present in Johnstown Cambria Co. Penna. on the 24th day of March A.D. 1853 when the Rev. Mr. Wagner a Preacher of the Welsh United Brethren denomination married Jonathan Colbert late a member of Comp. D. 13 Penn. Cav. and Nancy Sherbine now Nancy Colbert his widow, that said Revd. Mr. Wagner has moved away from Johnstown and his residence is unknown to deponents and further that they are not interested in this Mrs. Colbert's application for Pension.

"John E. his X mark Colbert"
"William his X mark Colbert"

Witness: A.S. Morrow

Sworn & subscribed this 6 May A.D. 1865

5. Letter from Mrs. Bertha (Colbert) McCabe to Director of Pensions

Johnstown Penna., Jan. 4, 1934

To the Director of Pensions, Washington D.C.

Dear Sir: I have an inquiry I would like to make of the record of a Johnathan Colbert, name also borne as Jonathan Colbert, of Company D, 13th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, who died Jan. 19, 1865 in Prison at Andersonville, Georgia, a private, as to his birth place and his parentage.

I am advised from the War Department that I may be able to obtain this information from this office.

Please furnish me if possible all information possible.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Bertha (Colbert) McCabe
144 Gautier St.
Johnstown Penna.

6. Their response to her:

WIDOWS AND DEPENDENTS CLAIMS SERVICE
February 24, 1934

Mrs. Bertha C. McCabe
144 Gautier Street
Johnstown, Penna.

Dear Madam:

Reply is made to your letter of January 4, 1934 relative to Jonathan Colbert, who served in Company D, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

From the papers on file in the case of Nancy Colbert, widow of the above-named veteran, it appears that Jonathan Colbert and Nancy Sherbine were married March 24, 1853 at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, by one, Reverend William Wagoner of the Welsh United Brethren's denomination. From a statement on file dated May 6, 1865, John C. Colbert and William Colbert, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania stated that they were present at the marriage.

No information is available relative to the veteran's birthplace or his parents.

Respectfully,

E.W. Morgan
Director

7. PENSIONER DROPPED.

United States Pension Agency. Pittsburg, Pa. Mar. 26, 1906

Certificate No. 69935
Class Widow
Pensioner Nancy Colbert
Soldier Jonathan Colbert
Service Pvt. D. 13 Pa. Cav.

The Commissioner of Pensions.

Sir: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to 4 Jan, 1905 has been dropped because of death: 21 Jan. 1905.

Very respectfully,

D. Ashworth, United States Pension Agent.
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Sherbine Colbert (1830 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Ella Catherine Colbert Goughnour (1865 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Register PA Vol's 1861-1865. Personal Research
 
Burial:
Salisbury National Cemetery
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: "Unknown" Burial Trench
 
Maintained by: Michael S. Caldwell
Originally Created by: Ted Myers
Record added: Dec 22, 2012
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