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James Lewis Gill

Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Mar 1885 (aged 46)
Cannelburg, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 184669693 · View Source
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Pvt. Co. F, 13 Kentucky Infantry 09 Nov 1861 - 17 Sep 1862. Disability discharge due to phthisis pulmonalis - TB.

1883 Dec 8 General Affidavit of James L. Gill [transcribed as written and spelled]: State of Indiana, County of Martin, ss. in the matter of James L. Gill, Invalid Pension claim No. 45101, 13th Ky. Inf. on this 8 day of December, A.D. 1883; personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for he aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths James L. Gill aged 45 years, a resident of Loogootee in the County of Martin, and State of Indiana well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: After my discharge, my address was Saloma, & I lived in Taylor Co. Kentucky till about January 1869 when I moved to Floyd Co. Ind. P. O. address Edwardsville, Ind. Remained there until about Sept. 1869 when I went to Tippecanoe County Ind, P. O. address Lafayette Ind. Was here till Sept. 1870 when I returned to Taylor County Ky. P. O. address Saloma, Ky. Was here till about April 1871 when I went to Green County Ky P.O. address Allendale Ky. Was here till about July 1872 when I removed to Taylor Co. Ky. P. O. address Saloma Ky. Was here till April 1873, when I went to Floyd Co. Indiana, P. O. address Edwardsville. Was here till Sept. 1873, when I went to Lawrence Co., Ind., P. O. address Mitchel Indiana. Was here till Sept. 1874, when I went to Tippecanoe Co., Ind. P. O. address Layfaette Ind. Staid here til Sept 1879 when I went to Lebanon Ky. about May 1876. I returned to Lawrence County Ind. P. O. address Mitchell Ind. Was here till Aug 1876 I went to Clay County Indiana, where I remained till March 1882 P. O. address Knightsville, Ind., when I came to Loogootee, Indiana, Martin County, where I now reside.
As to my disease I was taken with the measels in December 1861. I caught them at Camp Andrew Johnson, Taylor County, Ky., caught cold from exposure and it settled in my lungs. In April 1862 got the mumps while on the march from Camp Hobson, Taylor Co. Ky to Savana Tennessee, from which I also took cold, on account of exposure, which agrivated..... I had previously contracted. I was treated in the army by Dr. C. D. Moore, and Dr. Taylor whose given name I have forgotten, and whose address I don't know. Since the war I have received no meical treatment from any doctor; but have doctored myself along as I could. I have not suffered from any attacks of acute disease since the incurrence of my disability. Since my discharge all that I have done in the way of work, has been manuel labor, such as digging coal, and doing general farm work. In Sept. 1879 I was unable to do anything. And prior to that time back to the date of my discharge, I have hardly been able to do anything. Whenever I undertake to do anything, I am attacked with a severe cough. I have been unable to do anything scarcely since my discharge, and now I am unable at the present time to follow my usual occupation.
1885: Coroner's Verdict --
I, Jesse Winterbottom, Coroner after hearing the evidence and examining the body, do certify that the deceased came to his death by being run over by a passing train in Cannelburg, this county, between the hours of 3 and 6 o'clock, a.m., March 22d. From the evidence it appears that the deceased was drunk or intoxicated when last seen alive. Evidently no criminality. [signed] Jesse Winterbottom, Coroner D.C.
1886 May 6: General Affidavit. State of Indiana, County of Daviess ss: On this 6th day of May, 1886, before me a Notary public within and for the county and State aforesaid, personally appeared Henry L. Tucker whose post office address is Cannelburg County of Daviess State of Indiana well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, according to law, upon his oath, declares that he was a witness before the coroner at Cannelsburg Ind on the 22 day of March 1885 at an inquest held over the remains of James L. Gill and that he is informed that the corner in his verdict gave the name of the deceased as Lewis J. Gill, that Richard Meredith was acting clerk for the coroner and ?? out the testimony, that said Richard Meredith is now dead. That the true name of the deceased over whose remaines an inquest was held on that day was James L. Gill and not Lewis J. Gill as eroneously or inadvertally [sic] written by the coroners clerk. [signed] Henry L. Tucker. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of May 1886. [signed] W. P. Collins, Notary Public (Note: from General Affidavit of Sarah- Widows Pension No. 58401, "...James L. Gill was killed by an engine on B.and O. RR at Cannelburg, Ind. on March 22...."

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