|Birth: ||Jul., 1848|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1901|
Sylvester was the son of William Coslet and Catherine Bartley of Noble County,IN.
Interesting date he mustered in…Nov. 22, 1863- exactly 100 years before Kennedy's assassination. He was a shorty- only 5'3" tall. He was 18 yrs old when he was mustered out of service with the Union Army November 10, 1865.
When Sylvester applied for pension his doctor stated, "I treated him for disease of the kidneys and heart and in my judgment he is not fit for work."
Sylvester became paralized several years before he died and was eventually award $1,000.
On July 17, 1901, Sylvester Coslet died at 53 yrs of age., having left his widow Sarah and minor sons, Frank and Harry with no means of support. On July 23, 1901 Sarah Coslet made application for a widow's pension. This was a rather complicated procedure that required witnesses stating that she was actually the widow of Sylvester Coslet and that he did really die on July 17, 1901, that her children really were hers and that she had no means of any other support. She was also required to submit a copy of her marriage license to verify her marriage to Sylvester Coslet.
Sarah was the first widow in Porter County to recive a Civil War pension.
William Weldon Coslet (1809 - 1890)
Sarah F Berry Coslet (1849 - 1938)*
Vettie L Coslet Cole (1871 - 1936)*
Florence Coslet Brown (1874 - 1945)*
William Weldon Coslet (1879 - 1929)*
Alice Coslet Tharp (1884 - 1905)*
Harry H Coslet (1890 - 1948)*
Minerva Coslet Hill (____ - 1872)*
Sylvester Coslet (1848 - 1901)
Maintained by: Arlene
Originally Created by: C White
Record added: Nov 09, 2010
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