| Submitted by
Adjutant General's Office
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
Washington, Dec. 30, 1884
Joel R. Roe, a private of Company "E" 27th Regiment
Iowa Infty Volunteers is reported on our rolls from Oct 3/62 (date of
muster in) to Jany 1/63 Present. Feby 28/63 Present. (In
Hospital #2 Jackson, Tenn. from Jany 16/63 to Feby 18/63). April
30/63 Absent. Convalescent at Camp Read Jackson since April 20/63.
June 30/63 Present. Rejoined Co. (absent sick) May 3/63.
Aug 31/63 present. Oct 31/63 present. Same to April 30/64.
June 30/64 Absent. Detached for Pioneer Corps. S.O. No. 17
Hd Qtrs 3d Div. 16 A C. Memphis. June 20/64. Same report to
April 30/65. June 30/65 present. Mustered out with Co. Aug
8/65 at Clinton Iowa, a private. Returns for Sept/63 does not
report him sick.
Roll Pioneer 3d Div 16 Army Corps June 30/64 reports
him Pvt. present. Same report to Oct 31/64.
Transferred to 2d Div. 16 Army Corps. Roll Dec 31/64 present.
Same report to April 30/65.
Hospital Register 27th Iowa Vols which commence Sept
22d 62 & terminates June 24/64 shows him admitted Feby 19/63 with
remittent fever & sent to Gen'l Hospital at Feby 19. Returned to
to duty Mch 14. Morning reports of Comp'y "E" 27th Iowa show him
June 5/65 "Returned to company from detached duty" Cause for which
in hospital at Jackson Tenn Jan & Feby 63 & nature of sickness other
than Remit Fever not shown. Pioneer Records of 16th Army Corps
furnish no information. Records fail to show injury Sept. 1863.
Assistant Adjutant General.
DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION
State of Missouri
On this 15th day of June, A.D. one thousand eight
hundred and eighty personally appeared before me, a court of the record
within and for the County and State aforesaid, Joel R. Roe aged 52
years, a resident of the Wheeling Township, county of Livingston, State
of Missouri, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is
the identical Joel R. Roe who was enrolled on the 14 day of August 1862
in Company E of the 27 Regiment of Iowa Inft, commanded by Col Gilbert
and was honorably discharged at Clinton, Iowa on the 8 day of August
1865; that his personal description is as follows; age 30 years; height 5
feet 10 3/4 inches; complexion, dark; hair, brown, eyes, gray.
That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in
the line of his duty at Little Rock, in the State of Arkansas on or
about the 25 day of September 1863, he while on duty and line of service
was injured by a fall from door of guard house backward down a distance
of six feet, striking on his head and small of his back. That his
head and back was permanently injured. That before that time his
feet had been injured at Battle Cross Roads Tenn. and has not recovered.
That he was treated at hospitals as follows: He was treated for
his feet in Reg. Hospital and command at Hospital Jackson Tenn. in Jan.
or Feb. 1863 and for his injury in his head and back in Reg. Hospital at
Little Rock in September & Oct. 1863. That he has not been
employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated
That since leaving the service this applicant has
resided in the Brush Creek , Fayette Co. in the State of Iowa until Dec.
1875 when we moved to Wheeling. That prior to his entry into the service
above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when
enrolled a farmer. That he is now disabled from obtaining his
subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described,
received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes
this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension
roll of the United States.
State of Iowa
County of Clayton
In the matter of of Joel R. Roe, Private of Co. E 27th
Reg. of Iowa Infy.
Personally came before me, a clerk of the Dist. Court
in and for aforesaid County and State,
John Everall, aged 44 years and
citizen of the town of Farmersburg, County of Clayton, State of Iowa,
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being
duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
I was 1st Sergt. of Co. E 27th Iowa Inft. Knew
Joel R. Roe who was a private in said company and Regt. Roe when
he entered the U.S. Service in Aug. 1862 was apparently a strong healthy
man. He was a good soldier in every particular. I was
present with the Regt in a march after Forest in Jan. 1863. Left
Jackson Tenn on night of Jan 1st 1863. About the fourth day out
remember seeing Roe nearly barefoot feet
bleeding and badly swollen from marching over stones and
frozen ground. Saw him apply to Capt. T. G. Dripps for permission
to leave ranks as he could not march and permission was granted. I
was also present with the Regt. at the taking of Little Rock in Aug. or
Sept. 1863. Roe was present. I was in Hospital at Little
Rock some two weeks and during that time heard from members of the
company that Roe was dangerously hurt by a fall striking on his head or
back. Know nothing of his treatment but know that he was not as
good a man physically afterwards.
And I further declare that I have no interest in said
case and am not concerned in its prosecution.
Signed: John Everall.
State of Iowa
County of Kossuth
In the matter of the invalid pension claim No. 380375
of Joel R. Roe.
Personally came before me, a Clerk of the District in
and for aforesaid County and State
Dexter H. Hutchins, aged sixty years, a citizen of the town of
Algona, County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, well known to me to be
reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declared in
relation to aforesaid case as follows:
That the said Joel R. Roe was a member of Co. E, 27th
Reg. Iowa Vols. of which Co. the affiant was a private in December 1862
and January 1863 . That during that time our regiment marched from
Jackson Tennessee to Clifton on the Tennessee River and that during said
march the weather some of the time was cold and rainy. And the roads
some of the time nearly impassable on account of mud. And further
it was current talk in our Company that the said Joel R. Roe marched
much of the time barefooted and that he complained to the Captain of his
suffering and that for his complaints, the Captain cursed him but
afterward wrote and had published in the Clayton County Journal an
article applauding his Roe's heroics for marching for days with bleeding
feet. And the affiant further says that during the said march he was at
the left or foot of the Company and that the said Roe was near the head
of the same, and that he the affiant cannot state that he saw the said
Roe marching barefoot, but knows from common report. And further that he
the said affiant recollects the talk in the company about the said Roe
getting badly hurt at Little Rock but has forgotten the particulars and
only remembers what was talk at the time.
And he further declares that he has no interest in
said case and is not concerned in it prosecution.
Signature of Affiant: Dexter H. Hutchins
Joel R. Roe
Co. E, 27 Regt Ia Inf.
Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, DC July 29, 1899
Mr. Joel R. Roe
Wheeling, Livingston Co, Mo.
Sir: Will you kindly answer, at your earliest
convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is
requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.
1. Are you a married man? If so, please state
your wife's full name and her maiden name. Answer: Yes, her maiden
name was Julia A. Richardson.
2. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer: Married 1857, by Rev. ? Predmore in Garnavillo, Clayton Co.,
3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: None
4. Were you previously married? Answer: No
5. Have you any children living? If so, please state
their names and the dates of their birth. Answer
J. J. Roe, born Aug. 13, 1860
Jennie Roe, born Jan. 18, 1867
Ross U. Roe, born Mar. 2, 1868
Joel P. Roe, born Sept. 2, 1870
Sarah A. Roe, born May 26, 1875
Susie S. Roe, born Nov. 2, 1878
Date of reply: Aug. 5, 1899, signed Joel R. Roe.
|Record Evidence (Certified Copy of Official
Record) To be used by the Custodian of Public Record in certifying
to the facts of record touching this claim. NOTICE: Copies of
records should be attested by the officer having custody thereof
over his seal and signature. if he has no seal by which to
authenticate his signature, the attestation should be under oath.
State of Missouri, County of Livingston.
In the Pension Claim of Eliza J. Roe, widow of
Joel R. Roe, late of Co. E, 27th Reg't Iowa Vols, W. A. Swope, whose
residence and Post Office Address is Wheeling, Missouri do hereby
certify that I was the attending physician on Joel R. Roe during his
last sickness. And further that the said Joel R. Roe died on
September 6, 1906, at Wheeling Missouri and that his age was 73
years, 8 months and 18 days.
In witness whereof, I affix my signature this 7th
day of August 1909. W. A. Swope, M. D.
|Widow's Application for Accrued Pension
(due Soldier at Date of His Death)
State of Missouri, County of Livingston
On this 24th day of July, 1908, personally appeared
Eliza J. Roe, who being duly sworn, declares that she is the lawful
widow of Joel R. Roe, deceased; that he died on the 6 day of Sept. 1906,
that he was a pensioner of the United States on the roll of the Pension
Agency, by Certificate No. 325,526, which is herewith returned (or if
not, state why not) with the Western Branch, National Home for Disabled
Volunteer Soldiers; that the last payment of his pension was made on the
4th day of Aug. 1906, after which date he had not been employed or paid
in the Army, Navy, or Marine service of the United States.
That she was married to the said pensioner on the 24th
day of July 1902 at Kansas City, Kansas in the State of Kansas; that her
name before said marriage was Eliza J. Lyons. that she had (or had not)
been previously married, that her husband had (or had not) been
previously married; that she hereby makes application to obtain the
pension which had accrued to her husband at the date of his death.
She hereby appoints, with full power of substitution
and revocation, as her true and lawful attorney, John W. Morris, of
Washington D.C. That her post office address is Wheeling, County,
Of Livingston, State of Missour.
Signed Eliza J. (X) Roe (Her Mark)