States: Texas: Grayson
I have a copy of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Waters) Harshbarger's affidavit, dated 8 May 1903, in a Civil War pension claim based on her husband's service. In it, Betty affirms this portion of the Examiner's record of her deposition:
"I am a claimant for pension as the widow of Aaron Harshbarger. My maiden name was Waters. I was married to him Sunday, Sept 24, 1877, at Clay School House about three miles east of where I now live. Rev. Wm. Conner performed the ceremony. There is a public record of said marriage. I procured and filed a certified copy of same in the Bureau of Pension. That was my first and only marriage. I was born in Pike County, Mo. three miles northeast from Ashley. I moved from there with my parents to this county when I was about 13 years of age, and I have lived in this county ever since. My father, Benjamin Waters, lives six miles northeast of here. He gets his mail at Gage. My mother, Martha Waters, died recently. I have two brothers, George and Halleck Waters, both of whom live in this county near Gage. I have three sisters -- Mrs. Effie Staniford (sic) and Mrs. Maggie Armstrong. They both live in Denison, Texas. The other sister, Mrs. Fanny Purdy, lives in Silo, Ind. Ter."
I may be looking in the wrong place, but I cannot find Gage on any map of Grayson Co. Was it a town or a pitstop on a road?
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