Mrs. Mary A. Riker searching for her son, Joseph A. Riker

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Title

Mrs. Mary A. Riker searching for her son, Joseph A. Riker

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Her son served in Company B, 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry, Civil War. He settled in Kansas in 1866. Riker needs information to prove her claim for a dependent mother's Civil War pension.

Source

Fort Scott Weekly Monitor (Fort Scott, KS)

Date

December 3, 1885

Coverage

Hastings, Westchester County, NY [Hastings-on-Hudson, NY]
Clarksville, TX
KS

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Publisher

Newspapers.com

Relation

The National Tribune (Washington, DC), February 5, 1885, page 6, <https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016187/1885-02-05/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1789&index=17&rows=20&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&words=Mary+Riker&proxdistance=5&date2=1963&ortext=&proxtext=&phrasetext=mary+a+riker&andtext=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1>

"WANTED-By Mary A. Riker, Hastings, Westchester Co., N.Y.-The year of the death of Jos. A. Riker, 5th Mass. (colored) Cav., who settled in Kansas, 1866."

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Information Wanted.

Joseph A. Riker, colored, son of Peter and Mary A. Riker, of this place, served in Harris Light Infantry in 1862 and 1863, and Co. B, Fifth regiment Massachusetts colored cavalry from January 6, 1864, to October 31, 1865. He served in the army of the Potomac until after the surrender of Lee, when his regiment was ordered to Clarksville, Texas, where he was honorably discharged October 31, 1865. After a brief visit to his widowed mother he settled in Kansas, in 1866. She had received no tidings from him whatever since 1868. Mrs. Riker is now 85 years of age and an applicant for dependent mothers' pension. Any information concerning him will be most gratefully received and will enable her to prove her claim and receive her pension. Kansas, Texas and south west papers generally are respectfully requested to copy the above. Address all letters to Mrs. Mary A. Riker, Hastings, Westchester county, New York.

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Citation

“Mrs. Mary A. Riker searching for her son, Joseph A. Riker,” Information Wanted Ad, Fort Scott Weekly Monitor (Fort Scott, KS), December 3, 1885, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed October 21, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3291.

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