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From: "Yancey, Dennis J" <>
Subject: [YANCEY] Thomas Yancey and wife Zelicha
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:14:13 -0400



Zelicha Young Yancy Whitaker applied for a widow's pension on March 5, 1885 based on John Whitaker's 1812 War Service.

March 5, 1885 - Zelicha Whiteaker aged 79 years a resident of Newark in the State of Missouri who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of John Deceased, who was the identical John Whitaker who served the command of Capt. John Fagan in the War of 1812, the details of whose service are not known to or remembered by her, but that the same are shown fully by the papers of her said husband's claim No. 939, War of 1812, on file in the Pension Office. She further states that she was married to the said John Whitaker at the city of Lancaster in the county of Schuyler and in the State of Missouri on the ........... day Feby A.D. 1854 by one Isaac Foster who was a Minister of the Gospel and that her name before her said marriage was Zelicha Yancy and that she has not remarried since the death of said soldier; and that her said husband John Whitaker died at Fort Madison in the State of Iowa on the 17th day of August A.D. 1884. That both she and the said sol!
dier had been previously married; her husband Thomas Yancy died Nov. 23, 1849, and his first wife having died, and his second wife been divorced previous to their marriage. (Signed - Zelicha Whiteaker) ---War of 1812, Claim of Widow for Pension. Pension records of John Whiteaker.

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