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Publication Title: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 Content Source: NARA
Box 31885
Cert. 40449
Emma Greensky


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War of 1861
Mrs. Emma Greensky, wid. of Benjamin Greensky, Priv. Co. K 1st Mich. S.S.
County and State: Leelanau, Mich.
Post Office of Applicatn: North Port, Leelanau Co. Mich.
Claim for Widows Pension
Shown from public record.
Service and Death: Adjt. Genl. reports no evd. of musterd, but ?? Muster Roll of Co. K, from May to Aug. '64. Reported killed in action May 12th, 1864
Minors: no children
Power of Attorney ?? due form.


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Declaration For Widow's Pension
State of Michigan
County of Leelanau

On this twenty ninth day of Sept. A.D. 1864, personally appeared before the Dept. County Clerk within the County and Stae aforesaid, Mrs. Emma Greensky a resident of North Port in the County of Leelenauw and State of Michigan aged 17 years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14, 1862.

That she is the widow of Benjamin Greensky who was a private in Company K commanded by Capt. Andress in the first Michigan Regiment of Sharp Shooters in the war of 1861, who was killed on or about the 10 day of May A.D. 1864, and the cause of his death was - he was Killed in the battle of the Wilderness.

She further declares she was married to the said Benjamin Greensky on the thirteenth day of July in the year 1863 at Northport by one Salmon Steele a minister of the Gospel; that she believes ther is a public record of her said marriage an authentic ?nted copy of which accompanies this declaration and that the names, ages, and residences of her children under sixteen years of age, are as follows: She has no children.

That her husband, the aforesaid, died on the day above mentioned and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by references to the proof hereto annexed.

That her Post Office Address is North Port, Michigan.

She also declares that she has not, in any manner, been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; that the best proof of her marriage is that which accompanies this declaration.

And she hereby constitutes and appoints F. Gl. Russell, Esq. of Detroit her Attorney, to prosecute the claim and procure a certificat, and to do all other acts necessary in the premises.

Signed: Emma Greensky (her x mark)

Also, personally appeared Daniel Rodd and (blank) residents of Northport, Michigan persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Mrs. Emma Greensky sign her name, or make her mark, to the foregoing Declaration and Power of Attorney; and they further swear that they ........ That their knowledge of the above stated facts and the identity of the claimant as the widow of the said deceased soldier is derived from - an intimate acquaintance with the family of the past two years. Signed: H. O. Rose and D. Rodd

Sworn and subscribe, and acknowleged before me this twenty ninth day of Sept. A.D. 1864, and I hereby certify, that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim; that the Circuit Cort within and for the County of Leeanau aforesaid, of which I am Dept. Clerk. is a Court of Record, having a seal.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Seal of said Court, the day and year first above written. And I further certify that the foregoing declaratin was read over to the declarant and witnesses before signing.

Signed: James M. Burbeck Dept. Clerk.


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Adjutant General's Office
January 30, 1865
Pension No. 68.228
Receipt of Application..........

There is no evidence on file in this Office that Benjamin Greensky was enrolled and mustered into service in Co. K 1 Regiment of the Sharp Shooters Michigan Volunteers. But the Muster Roll of Co. K of that Regiment, for the months of May, June, July and August, 1864, there is the following evidence of service: He is reported Private Benjamin Gransky, "killed in action at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864".


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(hand written)
This is to Certify that Benjamin Greensky of Pine River in the State of Michigan and Miss Emma Redbird of North Port in the State of Michigan, were by me joined together in Holy Matrimony on the thirteenth day of July in the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three in the presence of Salmon Steele. Minister of the M.E. Church
Mrs. Etta A. Tuttle
Miss Marcella M. Steele


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State of Michigan
County of Leelanau

I, James M. Burbeck Dept. Clerk of said County and Dept. Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Leelanau do hereby certify that the within is a true copy of a marriage certificat on file in the office and the above of the filing of same.

In testimony whereof.................... thirtieth day of September A.D. 1864.

Signed: James M. Burbeck Dept. Clerk


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  • No. 40.449
  • Michigan
  • Emma Greensky
  • Wid. of Benjamin Greensky
  • Priv.
  • K
  • 1 Mch SS Vols.
  • Detroit Agency
  • Rate per month, $8
  • Commencing 12 May 1864
  • Certificate dated: 8 Feby 65
  • and sent to F. G. Russell, Detroit Mch.


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  • 40.449
  • No. 68228
  • Emma Greensky,
  • Leelanau Co. Mich. Wid of
  • Benjamin Greensky
  • Priv. Co. K 1st Mich. S.S.
  • Killed at the Wilderness, VA
  • May 10 1864
  • Pension Office
  • Respectfully referred to the Adjutant General, for official evidence of service and death.
  • Signed: Joseph K. Barrett, Commissioner.

Full Source: The National Archives Publication Title: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861 - ca. 1910 - Record Group: 15

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