Franklin County Military Records

Rev. War Pension File, James Murphy
Contributed by: Mark Murphy

[James Murphy's Pension, Power of Attorney, Franklin Co. NC, 30 Jan 1853]
[transcribed by Mark A. Murphy, 6 Dec 2001]
[provided by Debbie Coggins Gammon through Bill Longmire]

Known all men by these presents, That we James Murphy and Lavina
Coggin of the County of Franklin in the state of North Carolina, the
surviving children and heirs at law of James Murphy and Rebecca Murphy
who are deceased who was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, do hereby
nominate, constitute and appoint Wm. W. Daniel Sen. of the county of
Halifax state of aforesaid, and Thomas Lumpkin of the City of
Washington D.C. our true and lawful Agents & Attornies for us, and in
our names steads (hereby revoking all other powers of Attorney
heretofore executed by us, and by these presents, do hereby bind
ourselves, our heirs Excrs &c not to revoke this power of Attorney
without the consent of our said attornies, Daniel & Lumpkin) to examine
all papers and testimony on file in the pension office in Washington
City D.C. in refference to our claims against the Government of the
united states, for the amount of pension mony owe us, or the Estate
of our deceased father for services of our said father (James Murphy)
in the War aforesaid. And our said attorney Daniel Lumpkin hereby and
by these presents, specially, and full authorized and empowered by us,
to procure all the testimony they[?] can, to establish our claim to
said pension and prosecute the same to its final termination. And our
said attornies are also fully authorized and empowered by us, to
receive from the Commissioner of Pensions our pension certificate for
the Amt. of pension mony due us, and also, to receive and receipt for
the County Land and commutation pay, if there be any due us for the
services of our dec. father (James Murphy) in the War aforesaid, and
generally to do per[?] forms all such acts, matters adn things as our
said Attonies[sic] shall deem necessary or expedient for the compleet
and effectual execution of the
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authority hereinto before granted, as fully as we might or could do if
we were personally present, we hereby ratifying and confirming all the
acts of our said attornies done by virtue and in pursuance of these
In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands & seals. This 30th
day of January A.D. 1853 Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presents
of two Witnesses.
WitneSs James Murphy {seal}
John S[G.?] Leonard Luvina (her X mark) Coggin {seal]
Eaton Leonard
witneSs acts L. Coggin
W.M[?] Broddie[or Boddie]
William W. Coggin

State of North Carolina
Franklin County} S.S. Be it known That before me an acting
Justice of the Peace, John S[G.?] Leonard, within and for the county of
Franklin and State aforesaid, personally appeared James Murphy's age
58 years [scratched- Lavina Coggin age 55? years,] and acknowledge
the foregoing power of Attorny to be his act and deed. Given under
my hand and seal.
This January 26th 1853. John S[G.?] Leonard JP {seal}