1812 pension file
"New York, Feb 4, 1858
to George C Whiting Esq, Commissioner
Sir, Since three or four months since I sent you affidavit of Charles F Goodwin together with my own. Setting forth the loss of the said warrant No [number] 31940 granted to corporal Jonathan Conrey. Neither Goodwin nor myself have heard any thing respecting the matter will you please write me on te subject. Yours Jonathan Conrey, Box 578 P.O."
pensioner dropped - United States Pension Agency, New York City, New York; January 23, 1902; certificate 16641, widow, Maria L [sic] Conrey; soldier - Jonathan Conrey; service Corporal, Capt Woodhill's US Ny militia; The commissioner of Pensions. Sir I have the honor to report that the above named pensioner who was last paid at $12, to Nov 4, 1901 has been dropped because of reported death Dec 18, 1901.
[***DEATH of widow: Italiangen,org, Maria L** Conrey 85 years, died Dec 17 [sic], 1901, cert # 37167, Manhattan- GET CERT***]
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"Bounty and Pension Claim Agency, Wm H Lusk, No [number] 12 Centre Street, New York City. May 29, 1878. Hon[orable] J A Bentley Comm[issioner] of Pensions; Sir: I enclose herewith the application of Maria L*** Conrey widow of Jonathan Conrey dead, late soldier of the war of 1812 for Pension. Yours reply Wm H Lusk"
Act of March 9, 1878- War of 1812; application No, 24. 459 cert No-----; name of soldier, Jonathan Conrey (deceased), Co[mpany] of Captain E C Woodhill; residence - 221 West 49th Street, New York City; PO address- same place; name of heir - Maria L Conrey; guardian's name -----.
"Wm H Lusk, attorney, 10 Centre Street, New York. Information desired as to the condition of this claim. No information has been received in relation to it except an acknowledgment of its receipt. The soldier, Jonathan Conrey, was in his lifetime in his lifetime a pensioner by certf # 7665 under the act of February 14, 1871. An early reply will oblige. Dec 28, 1878"
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January 9, 1879 Washington, DC: "Sir, In the claim of Maria L** Conrey for a pension ... proof of her marriage is required..."
Proof sent on the 8th instant- January 10, 1879
Treasury Department - Auditor's Office: "... the rolls of Capt Ezra O [A?] Woodhill's Company of New York Militia show that Jonathan Conrey Corporal served from 2nd September, 1814 to 3rd December 1814- 29, 31,30, 3= 93 [days].
Jonathan Conrey enlisted at New York City 21 Sept 1814 and was discharged at New York City 2 December 1814
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"...This declaration of Jonathan Conrey age 76 years resident of the City of New York in the county of New York, in the state of New York,... I am married... my wife's name is Marie ***S [sic- L] Gardinier [Gardiner] to whom I was married at the City of New York [Brooklyn] on 17  April 1865 ... volunteered in the City of New York...was honorably discharged... [received] two land warrants under the act[s] of 1850 and 1855.... Residence 954 Sixth Avenue, New york City... signed Jonathan Conrey" 31 March 1871
witnesses to Jonathan Conrey signing = William H Johnson and Ancel [spelling] Titus residents of Brooklyn. Also signed by "Genl Henry Raymond"
"20 May 1878 ... personally appeared before me Maria L*** Conrey, aged 62 years... resident of New York City... Jonathan Conrey [was born] in New York City...about six feet, eyes blue, light complexion, light hair...said "she was married in the city of Brooklyn***, in the county of Kings, and in the State of New York 27*** April 1865.. by Reverend Wm H Pendleton, minister of the Gospel and Pastor of the Bethesda [sic] Baptist Church, New York City [sic]."
New York Times, published 29, April 1865:
"Married - Conrey - Gardner [sic]- In Brooklyn, on Thursday evening April 27, by Rev Wm H Pendleton, Mr J Conrey and Mrs M L [sic] Gardner, both of Brooklyn."]
...and that her name before marriage was Maria L Gardiner [sic]... she further states that her said husband [Jonathan Conrey] had been previously married. His former wife was Hannah [sic- Harriet] Wright and she died at New York City as she believes in 1852 [sic- 1855]. That deponent had been previously married. Her former husband named John Gardiner [sic] and he died New Orleans La [Louisianna] in the year 1835.... He [Jonathan Conrey] always lived in New York City... that deponent has always lived in New York City since her marriage..."