Location: Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Surnames/tags: Kirby Kerby
Virginia Albemarle County of On this day of April 1851 personally appeared before me, John Morris, a justice of the peace for the aforesaid County, Elizabeth Kerby, widow of William Kerby, a resident of Albemarle County, aged eighty five years, who being duly sworn, according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed the 29th day of July 1848, who was a soldier in the war of the Revolution which will fully appear by reference to the papers upon which he obtains a pension and was put upon the Virginia roll, under the act of 1818 which papers are now in the pension office. She further declares that she was married to the said William Kerby shortly after the close of the Revolutionary war, the day and date not recollected and that her husband the aforesaid William Kerby died on the 17th day of August 1848 and that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the second of January eighteen hundred, viz., at the time above states. She further swears that she is now the widow of the said William Kerby, and that she has never before made any application for a pension, she further states the reason why she had not made application sooner is that she has employ two agents who have failed to present her claims. Signed Elizabeth Kerby By John Morris, J.P.