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State of Pennsylvania, County of Tioga

On this Eighteenth day of June A. D. 1864, personally appeared before me … Anna Simmons a resident of Delmar Township in the County of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania aged 36 years, who being first duty sworn according to law, doth on her cath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14th, 1862, that she is the widow of Reuben G. Simmons who was a Private in Company A … in the 149th Regiment of Penna. Volunteers in the War of 1864, who died in Delmar Township of Tioga County and State of Pennsylvania on the 10th day of June A.D. 1864 of a disease contracted while in the service of the U.S.

She further declares that she was married to the said Reuben G. Simmons on the 12th day of March in the year 1849 that her husband the aforesaid Reuben G. Simmons died on the day above mentioned and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. She also declares that she has not, in any manner, been engaged in, or aided or abetted the rebellion in the UNITED STATES.

SIGNED BY Anna Simmons, Claimant

Also personally appeared Roland Reed and Calvin Dibble residents of Delmar Township, Tioga County, PA 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 Anna Simmons sign her name to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant, and this acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of the claim.

Signatures of Roland Reed and Calvin Dibble after this section

One statement in the file lists all children under the age of sixteen. They are as follows

Eunice A. Simmons, born on the 10th day of June 1854 at Delmar, Tioga County, PA

Eli P. Simmons (my great grandfather) born on the 15th day of January 1857 at Delmar …

Carrie E. Simmons born on the 19th day of September 1862 at same place.

Statement taken in Allegany County NY regarding marriage of Reuben and Anna Simmons

Before me a clerk of the Sup Court in and for Allegany County NY personally appeared J. D. Beard and Ransom Gleason of Belfast … and state aforesaid that they … saw Anna Gleason and R.G. Simmons … in marriage at the house of Avery Gleason in the town of Belfast aforesaid county and state on the 12 day of March A.D. 1849

Statement made in Tioga County PA regarding marriage of Reuben and Anna Simmons

Dated June 18th, 1864

J.F.L. Simmons resident of Delmar Township county and state aforesaid do hereby certify that I am and have for a period of twenty or more years personally acquainted with Reuben G. Simmons and Anna Gleason his wife that I was in Belfast Allegheny County NY on the 12th day of March A.D. 1849 and saw said Reuben G. Simmons join in marriage with Miss Anna Gleason by Joseph Baird, J.P. of that county and state

Signed by F.L. Simmons.

This is the Majority of the Files that I could read and type accurately. I little side note to add regarding the family of Reuben G. Simmons and Anna Gleason. During my research I have found information that may link the son Eli Simmons wife Susie H. Bolton may be the daughter of Eli Simmons sister Carrie E. I have no concrete evidence of this fact but have found many various records that lead me to believe that this is the case. Also to note that when Eli and Susie were married there was a 40-year difference in age.