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My descent is Johannes Michael Limbach - Frederick Limbaugh - Henry
Limbaugh - George F. Limbaugh - Cornelius James Limbaugh - Laura Isabel Limbaugh
Claude Pair - Dwight Fayne Pair - Elayne Pair Gibbons.
Descend from: (1) Isaac Hunter, Sr. b. Abt 1700 in Nansemond Co., VA
(2) Reuben Bonahan Hunter, Sr. b. 1735 bin Wake Co., NC
(3) Dempsey Hunter b. Jan 1767 m. Susannah Pair 23 Oct 1799 in Wake Co., NC
(4) John J. Hunter b. abt 1810
(5) Edward Berry ďNedĒ Hunter b. 8 May 1842 in Franklin Co., AR
(6) Allie Hunter b. 21 Apr 1879 in AR d. at 33 of TB 9 children 5 survived
(7) Sherman ďBuckĒ Groves b. 10 Jan 1906 in OK, had one eye
(8) Sherman ďJuniorĒ Erich Brock b. 22 Jan 1929 Ė Surname adopted biological
(9) Kenneth Dale Brock, MSW b. 14 Jul 1949 Vietnam Era Vet
I have a copy of a declaration by Evaline Limbaugh made in 1893. She lists her children. She moved to Calif when the Railroad went through. She lived on her husbands cousins place out near Rio Vista (Isleton). Later they moved to Woodbridge. Her daughter Martha married my third great grandfather. She and Sarah were twins born Feb 6 1852-3. Margiana isn't a daughter...Martha died in 1884 from Consumption. I have the exact date. Sarah lived on the property of James Garwood in O'Neil Twp Stockton in 1880. James was married to the half sister of James Anglin, Martha's husband. I suspect that Henry Mires went to the same church as the Garwoods or met Sarah through the Garwoods. Martha may have had her children at Mary Jane Garwoods...easy way for Henry to meet the twin sister. I have fixed the copy (spelling) and can send you a copy. She was applying for aid because of
Albert's death in the Civil War.
Here is the deposition. It is missing parts most likely due to the inability to read. 1908 San Joaquin register has James Wallace Kerrick 76. This is the James Kerrick who had land dealings with the Anglins in the 1860's. If you want a copy of what Mark sent I'll have him send his draft. He might even have a photo copy of the original draft.
Here is a deposition by Evaline, mother of Martha Ann (Mattie)
wife of James A. Anglin and Sarah Elizabeth and Henry Clay Mires. Notes made by
me are in red:
Case of Elizabeth Evaline Limbaugh, No. 155,051
On this 13th day of Sept., 1893, at Philomath, County of Benton, State of
Oregon, before me, F. C. Sharp, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office,
personally appeared Elizabeth Evaline Limbaugh - Client, who, being by me first
duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this
Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:
Her age is somewhere about 74 or 75. Cannot tell when I was born. Have had so
much sickness and abuse that my memory is nearly gone. No occupations as am
entirely blind and have been since last June. Am now dependent on charity for a
support and am temporarily staying with Mrs. Mahala J. Kisor at Philomath, Ore.
which is now my P.O. address.
I am the claimant for pension as dependent mother of Albert T. Limbaugh who
served in the Mo. Army. I cannot remember his company and regiment. I did know
until a short time ago - about four years, when I had brain fever and since that
I have forgotten and have no memory. I know my son Albert enlisted in Cape
Girardeau, Mo., later in the fall of the year about the middle of the war. I was
a widow at time he went and enlisted with service. Comrades all living right
about our neighborhood 15 miles out of Cape Girardeau. I donít remember the
directions, it appears like we lived west of Cape Girardeau. Our P.O. was
Eddinger. Kept at a Germanís house by that name and we lived about 2 miles from
the P.O. about north. I think it was later in the fall when Albert enlisted. One
of the boys who went with him was -- Black, and another was name of -- DePaugh.
Donít recall any more.
My sonís full name was Albert Tillottson Brevard Limbaugh, but he always went by
name of Albert T. I had not other sons in the army.
My maiden name was Elizabeth Evaline Pierson and I was born in North Carolina
and my fatherís name was Nathaniel. We moved to Ky. and then to Mo. when I was a
small girl and settled in Cedar Creek country, Boone Co., Mo.
I married Wm. Limbaugh at my sister Serena, who was the wife of Joseph Compton
and they lived in Matterson (Madison?) Co., Mo. at the lead mines called Mine
LaMote. They lived near the county seat but I forget the name. My sister and
husband are dead. I cannot give the date of my marriage to Wm. Limbaugh. I was
about 18 years old. Neither of us had been married before. My husband was about
15 years older than I. He was raised in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo. and his people
lived right there for years, and if he had been previously married I would have
heard of it. His people are from Philadelphia, Pa. and he had three brothers and
two sisters. Their names were George, Kate, Daniel, and Jake (Jacob)[sic] Sopha
and my husband are the children in his family.
After our marriage we went right back to Cape Girardeau Co., Mo. on his farm and
we lived there until he died, four years before the war broke out, on the 10th
day of Feby. I remember it was the 10th of Feby because I had twins -- Sarah
Elizabeth and Martha Ann born the 6th of Feby. Canít give the year. It was five
years before my husband died.
My husband died right there on the farm and was buried there on the farm. I was
married to him by a squire but cannot recall his name. Yes, it has just come to
me -- Eli Richards was his name and he lived there at the lead mines, he
afterward came up near us (our) [sic] land.
Wm. Limbaugh and I had born to us five children.
Lorena (Laurena) Jane Limbaugh
Albert T. B. ď Died Jan 7, 1865
Thos Jefferson ď Died in 1867 or 8
Sarah Elizabeth ď twins
Martha Ann ď Dead (1884)
I cannot give the dates of the birth of my children since my sickness. Lorena
Jane married her cousin Francis M. Limbaugh and they live at Woodbridge, San
Joaquin Co., Calif. Lorena has the dates of births and deaths in the family, in
the large family bible.
Sarah Elizabeth the only other living is the wife of Henry Myers and they live
near Alsea P.O. this county. I had been living with them for the past year but
the husband treated me so badly it nearly drove me crazy and finally they put me
in [sic] slope and sent me up here starting me for California but I hadnít
enough money to go and have [sic] here. Now I am dependent on the charity of
What property did you own at time your son Albert went in the army?
We had 300 acres of land - a 100 acres or so under cultivation. Two head of
horses, a cow and some yearlings, some hogs and some farming utensils. Albert
was quite young when my husband died, but he was resolute and carried on things
well for a boy. His uncle Geo. advised and praised him and so he carried on the
farm. I was dependent on him to do the work when he was went away in the army. I
think he was about 21 years old when he enlisted. Dr. Bufford who lived in Cape
Girardeau urged Albert to reenlist as the country about then was full of
bushwhackers. We did not know what minute we could be shot down. Albert sent me
home money at different times. I received $200 after he was dead as bounty
money. I had lots of letters my son wrote me, and on some there was the picture
of the hospital where he was under treatment. He hurt his leg in the Arty. and
while in hospital at St. Louis or the other there he had the bone cut out of his
leg--some 6 inches of bone. I was told that erysipelas set in and killed him. A
woman by name of Otis, I think nursed him in the hospital. I canít be sure of
the name [sic] of memory has [sic] so bad. Donít know where she is.
What has become of these letters you received from your son while in the army
and in hospital?
I donít know what has become of them. When we moved to Calif. 22 or 23 years go
almost everything of that sort was burned up. The children [sic] to have
everything destroyed that would [sic] to move.
When did you first file a claim for pension?
I canít give the date, but I was living in Corvallis, Or. with Charles Rose,
sewing in the family several years ago. Cannot say just how long ago. I had been
up here living with my daughter Mrs. Myers in Alsea for about a year, and was on
my way back to Calif. and when I went to Corvallis to take the cars (train)
[sic] I met the Rose family and went to service for Mrs. Rose. Her fist name is
Lorietta. Mr. Rose was a pensioner and he urged me to apply. I lived there for
about a year. That is the first I remembering putting in a claim. I always went
by name of Evaline and that is how my papers come to be signed that way. I never
could read and write much, and did not try to write any after I was married.
Did you not file a claim while you lived in Missouri--before you moved to
I donít remember that I did. I remember of having some talk about it but it is
all like a dream. It seems as though my son-in-law Francis M. Limbaugh was with
me in Cape Girardeau when we had a talk about some pension matters soon after
Albert died. F. M. Limbaugh is the son of Jacob Limbaugh a brother of my
Who is Joseph Limbaugh?
He is a son of Danl Limbaugh, bro. of my husband.
Who is Nathaniel Limbaugh?
I think he is a brother of my son-in-law F. M. Limbaugh, called Nathaniel
Kingston Limbaugh. There were so many of the Limbaugh children in all the family
that I have forgotten about them nearly.
In what way were you dependent on your son Albert at the (time) he died?
I depended on him because there was no one to run the farm to make anything
after he died, while he was in the army his money come home and that helped us
get along. I hired some. Then soldiers destroyed nearly everything and with what
they wanted. My son Thomas was a sickly boy and died two years or so after
Albert died. There was consumption in my husbandís family and Thomas died with
that disease. So did Martha Ann one of the twins.
Was Albert married when he went in the army?
By [sic] do you expect to prove your dependence upon your son Albert at time he
died and afterwards.
All the folks back there in Mo. that would know about my circumstances I guess.
I only know of one person Frank Younst [sic], who lived in Calif. that knew my
circumstances back in Mo. He went to Calif. the same time I did. Frank Younst
lives near Redwood City, Calif. My son-in-law F. M. Limbaugh will know about how
I was fixed. I will have to refer you to my daughter Lorena and her husband for
information to show my circumstances and give information as to my financial
condition in Mo. and Calif.
While living in Mo. after the war I was living under embarrassing circumstances
on account of my son having been in the army. Many people were shot down in the
field after the war was over, and we were threatened. My son-in-law F. M.
Limbaugh was bound to move to California and all the children wanted to keep
together so rented the farm to Frank Younstís father for a $100 a year. It was
Jno. S. Younst. I heard he was dead. If alive his son will know [sic]. We moved
to Calif. the year the Union Pacific R.R. was first put through. It was before
they had depots built, and the R.R. had to be guarded by the soldiers. We did
not get half the rent. He rented it one year and had charge of it after [sic].
[pages missing] Ö for about three years, I never knew who had it. I know we did
not get anything [sic] for it. I went back to Mo. and sold it out to David Smith
for $1,000. I think the P.O. at that time was Millersville, Bollinger Co., as
Cape Girardeau Co. had been divided. I received $500 in cash for the farm and in
a year Mr. Smith sent me the balance of $500. The place was in such a
dilapidated condition that it would not sell for any more than a $1,000. The
children had a part of that.
When we moved to Calif. first we settled on the Sacramento River and our P.O.
was Rio Vista. We rented a farm that is my son-in-law and we all lived together
and I made my home with him. We had to work out for wages to make a living. I
sewed and quilted and did all kinds of work to get along. I remained a widow
until I was married to Christian Bollinger several years after I moved to Calif.
I canít give the date of marriage. I was married to him at his house by a
minister but cannot give his name. None of my family were present. I had been at
Bollingerís house with a lady by name of Wolf three or four days and her husband
was there when the marriage took place. The Wolfs are dead. Christian Bollinger
lives near Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., Calif. or did the last I knew. I lived
with him two years and left him because he abused me. Then I went to live with
Sarah and worked out some. He came for me and promised to be good and I went
back and lived with him two years longer and finally had to quit him again. I
obtained a divorce from Christian Bollinger in San Jose, Calif. I canít tell the
year I obtained the divorce. I have always gone by the name of Evaline Limbaugh
since. In fact was called by that name while I lived with him.
Yes, sir, I received some money from Bollinger when I was divorced. I was paid
$700 by the clerk and my lawyer. I was not allowed any monthly alimony, and did
not receive any more money from that source afterwards.
No, sir, I have not been married since my divorce from Chris Bollinger. I had no
other property but the $700 after my divorce from Bollinger except a little
furniture--bedding. I worked out around after that for my living. I cannot
recall the places. I was able to get along until some 4 years ago or more when I
had the brain fever. Some called it LaGrippe and since that I wasnít able to do
anything and my memory is nearly ruined.
I came sick in Stockton after going back to Calif. after being up here in
Corvallis, Or. for the year. I cannot remember the names the people where I was
when sick. He was a farmer--now I recall his name was Carney [sic]. I had saved
up money by cooking or nursing and had money to care for me. Then I went and
lived with my daughter Lorena for [sic] a year. Then with some friends in
Stockton--around at different places. My eye sight was failing me. I came up
here a year ago last June.
I will have to refer my daughter Lorena and husband and Frank Younst to give the
names of people who have known me in Mo. and Calif. and to find out what my
financial conditions has been. I cannot tell any more than I know. I am the
identical Elizabeth Evaline Limbaugh, the mother of Albert T. B. Limbaugh who
has applied for motherís pension. I had same testimony prepared for my case in
Stockton, Calif. and attorney Webster lost it. I have not filed any claim since
the one prepared in Corvallis several years ago when Mrs. Rose was a witness and
did the writing for me.
Wallace Kerrick made an affidavit before attorney Webster.
I have fully understood all my rights in this case. I donít care to be notified
or represented during any further examination of my claim. I have heard the
[sic] read, have understood the questioning and my answers are correctly
M. J. Kisor
F. C. Sharp
Elizabeth Evaline Limbaugh
Evaline (Pearson) Limbaugh, if I remember correctly, did make a pension
application shortly after Albertís death. She must have fallen through the
cracks, and that probably wouldnít have been a surprise since she was filing on
a Confederate soldier. She finally received payments for the years that Albert
was dead until her second marriage to Christian Bollinger.
I don't have the original but may know who has a copy of it. I do have what was sent to me and I corrected (in red) so you can undo what I fixed. I'll ask Mark, a descendant of Sarah Elizabeth Limbaugh. He sent me the copy. It was in word. I'll send what I have on Thursday when I have my flash disk. I have seen the name of the young girl listed as a daughter of Evaline. I think she was a niece. I have lots of Limbaugh data. With
William having several brothers and with them all living so close to each other it is easy to have a niece on a census report end up being a sibling to the others. This was fixed when they started asking how they were related.
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