recreated blog from 12 Jan 2012
1890 NY Civil War Widows
The transcript of line 7 reads: Mary E Foster widow John, length of service 2 yrs 8 mos, PO Address: 134 E 55 St. Disability incurred = none.
|Enlarged line 7 for Mary E. Foster|
John appears in the records and that does appear to be the Mary E. Foster the mother of Hattie L. Foster and grandmother of Frank John Glover.
I would love to hear from anyone who has some ideas to explain this contradiction.
Record Source: 1890 U.S. Census, New York, New York, "Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows," New York, enumeration district (ED) 619, p. 1, Mary E. Foster widow of James; digital images (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Jan 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication M123, roll 45; Line 7.