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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of New Jersey, County of Essex, New Jersey

In the matter of the claim for pension, act of April 19, 1908;
widow of James Coyne
late of Batty A, 1st NJ Artillery

On this 14th day of June   A.D., 1909, personally appeared
before me, a Notary Public, in and for the County and
State aforesaid Robert Snow, age 71 years, whose address
is Caldwell, New Jersey who being duly sworn, declares in
relation to the aforesaid claim as follows:

I was well acquainted with applicant and the soldier prior to the time
they became of marriageable age. And I know applicant was never
married prior to her marriage to the soldier. The soldier was once
previously married & his first wife in 1853. He was not married between
date of first wifes death & his marriage to my sister in 1854.
Applicant & soldier lived together for about 30 years, neither asked
for, or received a divorce. If a divorce had been asked for or granted
to either party, I think I should have heard of it. My sister, above named
was never again married. Soldiers first wife, Jane Coyne was was scalled
to death while on board a ship & was burried by the ship's company & do
not believe a death certificate can be had as she with many others, was
scalled beyond recognition.

Affiant further declares that he has no interest in said case and is not
concerned in its prosecution

Robert Snow

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