"State of Missouri, County of DeKalb. On this 18th day of August A.D.
Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-three personally appeared before me a Notary
Public within and for said County and State, Macy U. Chafen a resident to
Weatherby, County of DeKalb, State of Missouri, of lawful age, who being
first sworn on his oath declares that he is the identical Macy U. Chafen who
served in Co "A" 6th Regiment Missouri State Militia Vols. and who is an
applicant for increase of pension. That his disability sore eyes was incurred
in the service at Cameron, Mo. about the year 1862, and the month of April
or May of said year. He thinks said disease was caused by cold in quarters,
and so declares.
That he received a gunshot wound between the shoulders at Lone Jack Mo.
about the year 1863. That said wound was received in battle in said service.
That he incurred rheumatism and a severe cough in said service in the
spring of 1864. That he was never treated at any hospital in service for either
said wound or disease in the service. That he reported to the regimental
surgeon for sore eyes in the spring of 1862 at Cameron Mo.
Subscribed and sworn to on this 18th day of August 1893, and I further
certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully read and
explained to said applicant and that I have no interest direct or indirect in
the prosecution of this claim. Daniel Perry, Notary Public."
"January 15, 1898. Sir: in forwarding to the pension agent the executed
voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this
circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
First. Are you married? Yes If so, please state your wife's full name and
her maiden name.
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married? Married by Squire
Dilley in Davies Co Mo Sept 18th 1870.
Third. What record of marriage exists? Record in Gallatin Seat of Davies Co
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your
former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Julia Taylor,
Died March 18th 1870.
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the
dates of their birth. Joseph W. Chafen born Jan 27 1867. Nora Chafen born
July 21 1871. Julius Chafen born June 28 1874. Hattie Chafen born Nov 6
"State of Missouri, County of Clinton. In the matter of Civil War Division, Macy
U. Chafen. On this 16th day of february a.d. one thousand nine hundred and
16, personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace, within and for the
county and state aforesaid, duly authorized ot administer oaths, Macy U.
Chafen, aged 75 years, a resident of R.F.D. #2, Cameron, county of clinton,
State of Missouri well known by me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and
who, being duly sworn according to law, declares in relation to the aforesaid
case as follows: I can not furnish a bible record. I don't think there was one
kept. My parents died while I was quite young at 10 years of age I was
bound out to Oliver Garrison in Indiana with whom I lived until I enlisted
1862. He moved to DeKalb Co Missouri about 1854. He lived in Madison
County Ind on a farm about 3 miles from Anderson and I lived with him and
came to DeKalb Co Mo with him an dlived on a farm in DeKalb Co Mo in
1860 about 3 miles from Maysville. My parents died before June 1850. I
only had one brother and one sister in 1850 but I don't know what became of
the my brothers name was John L. Chafen & Jane Chafen was my sisters
name." signed by Macy U. Chafen