Moore contributed the pension file of William Girtman.
Also the pension file of his
children and Widow. It is a very large and detailed file.
I have included here a brief abstract of those files.
I, and I'm sure Bill also, are very anxious to hear from any descendants of William Girtman.
2. When and where were you married?
Answer: Mitchell Co., NC in the year 1889
3. What record of marriage exists?
Answer: In Clerks office of Mitchell Co., NC
4. If you had been previuosly married state the name of your former
wife and the
date of her death or divorce.
Answer: Yes. Biddy Osborne She died in the year 1878.
5. If you have any children living state their names and dates of birth.
Answer: Polly 1883 America 1885 Emma 1887
Date of Reply: December 9, 1892
Post Office Address: Embreeville, Tennessee
In response to your letter of March 29, 1894, in the case of William Girtman, you are informed that William Gertman, O.S. enlisted on the Great Western Sep.24, 1864 and served thereon to Nov.3, 1864; on the Pittsburg to Aug.24, 1865 when discharged.
State of North Carolina
County of Mitchell
Dated: June 18, 1902
Rebecca states she is 55 years old and that she was the step-mother
of William Girtman.
That she married his father when the said William Girtman was quite a child and that she helped raise him. From her best information and belief he was born in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. That at the time of his enlistment he was about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall, had bluish eyes, light complexion, and hair rather dark.
Says William was married 3 times. His first wife was Margaret Carrier.
Margaret and William had 2 children still living-Daniel and William L.
William next married Biddy Osborne and their children were Polly, Mary
and Emma. Biddy Osbornes father was John Osborne Polly married Jesse Buchanan
and was living at Slaw, Alabama. Mary married Leonard Collier and lived
in Virginia. Emma was living in Tennessee. Williams third wife was Ada