The tidbit of information that I was not expecting was that Joseph B. Henley was not this man's original name. He was Joseph H. Jones when the couple married in New York City in 1854. This explains why I had not uncovered a marriage record and could not locate Joseph Henley in the 1850 census. The record was silent as to the reason for the name change.
|Excerpt from one of the certifications.|
Elizabeth's application for a widow's pension was approved. She received $8 per month plus $2 per minor child. She collected for 38 years.