Application for Pension by Grace Deloni, June 26, 1865

Application Grace Deloni, for Pension as widow of Benton Deloni late a private of Company A 11th Reg’t of U S Cold Infty late of US Heavy Arty Cold Volunteers, in United States service.

State of Tennessee | S. S.
County of Shelby

Personally Appeared before me, the above mentioned Grace Deloni who first being duly sworn according to law, on her oath makes the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress approved July 14th, 1862, That she is the widow of Benton Deloni, who was a private, in Company A commanded by Captain Lt. N. B. Martin, of the 11th Regiment of U S Col Infty, in the State of Tennessee of killed in action on the 12th day of April 1864, while in the military service of the United States, and while in the line of his duty. That she was married to the said Benton Deloni on the 18 day of August, 1863. That the names ages and residence of her children at the time of his death is as follows all under 6 yrs of age, she has no children

That she has remained a widow ever since the death of her said husband. That he maiden name before marriage was Grace Guy, as will more fully appear by evidence hereto annexed, and that her Post Office address is Memphis Tenn State of Tennessee; and she further declares that she has not aided, abetted, or in any manner been engaged in the rebellion against the United States. That she now is, and always has been, true and loyal to the Constitution, Government and laws of the United States; and that she hereby authorizes J. A. Wilshire of Memphis Tenn her agent and attorney in fact, to present the foregoing claim, and to receive and receipt for in her name and stead for all moneys payable under it, and to that end to do all and singular such acts and things as may be necessary in the premises. That she was entirely dependent on said Benton Deloni for support That they were married at Corinth Miss by Chap. Alexander That she is free That said Benton Deloni was not free until he entered the U S service

Asa Hatch | Witnesses.
Joe S Trigg Jr |

Grace Deloni
<her X mark>

Signature of Applicant. [SEAL]

The foregoing declaration and Power of Attorney of Grace Deloni was subscribed, sworn to and acknowledged before me, the day and year first above written, and also, at the same time and place, personally appeared before me, the subscribers, Sarah Price and Mary Graham who reside Shelby County, in the State of Tennessee, persons whom I know to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who first being duly sworn according to law do severally depose and say that they were present and saw the said Grace Deloni mark to the the foregoing declaration and Power of Attorney, and that they know her to be the identical person therein described, and believe such declaration to be true. That she is the widow of Benton Deloni late a private of Company, A commanded by Captain Lt N. B. Martin of the 11th Reg’t of U S Cold Infty late of U S Col Arty late C US Hvy Arty Cold Volunteers in United States service, who died at Fort Pillow in the State of Tennessee on the 12 day of April, 1864. They know that said Benton Deloni was killed in action while in the line of his duty married, That the names ages and residence of her children are correctly state above that the marriage between the said applicant and the said Benton Deloni was legal and valid That they were married at Corinth Miss on the 18th day of August 61 by Chaplain Alexander That, this applicant is a free colored citizen of the US. That said Benton Deloni was not free until he entered the US service

That the said claimant has remained a widow ever since the death of her said husband, and that the affiants, each and all of them, are disinterested in the subject matter of this foregoing claim that this applicant was entirely dependent on said Benton Deloni for support.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this
26th day of June 1865
Chas. W. Johnston
U. S. Comr

Sarah Price | John C. Parker
<her X mark>

Mary Graham | Signatures of Witnesses
<her X mark>

Asa Hatch | Witnesses to marks