Confederate Pension Applications

Share

TN Mary Tennessee Acuff
David Adcock
Demerias Adcock
Hattie Emoline Adcock
Louisa Adcock
Thomas Adcock
Francis Adcock
Marshall E. Adcock
Leander T. Billingsly
Drucilla Dunham
Nancy Dunham
Alfred Fisher
Emily C. Fisher
Enoch Fisher
John Fisher
John P. Fisher
Sallie Fisher
Leander P. Frizzell
James M. Fulks
Rebecca J. Fulks
Lawson H. Hillis
John Hitchcock
Mary Elizabeth King
W. R. King
J.H. Mahaffey
Florence Pitman
J.K.P. Robinson
N.E.Stephenson
Martha Walling
Shelby Walling
Rufus Ward
America Ward
TX Louisa York Durham
W. G. Durham
Elizabeth Fleming
Mary Fleming
S. L. Fleming
Lucinda York

This page contains the information I gleened from the Confederate Pension files of each soldier or confederate widows listed in the above index. These pension applications were viewed from the microfilm collection of Wallace State College's Genealogy Collection (located on the 5th floor)at the campus in Hanceville, Alabama.

Mary Tennessee Acuff--Bledsoe Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #7838

Mary Tennessee Acuff Filed May 13, 1922
widow of James Hamable Acuff
(Note:  notation along the side that Mary died March 3, 1934)
Residence Pikeville Route 1 Bledsoe County Tennessee
Resident of the state of Tennessee since birth
April 4, 1857 born in Roane County Tennessee
Husband, James Hamable Acuff, was born January 5, 1845 in Bledsoe County Tennessee
We were married at my mother's home in Roane Co. TN by John H. Denton MG

Enlisted in the spring of 1862 near Cumberland Gap Oak Springs Post Office.
Co. F 2nd Reg Cal and served over two years

He crossed TN River with Gen John Wheeler on a Raid through Sequatchie Valley where
he burned a wagon train.  He went by home and (rest is illegible)

He died Oct 30, 1921 at his home

9 Children 7 boys and 2 girls
Hon B. Dead Jas F.(40) Sarah J.(38) David H.(34) John S.(31) Robt B(27) Scott(20)
Albert Sidney(18)

James Acuff also borne as J. H. Acuff Pvt Co. F(Ashby's) TN Cav CSA
Enlisted Nov 24, 1862 at Pikeville Tennessee on Muster Roll Nov and Dec
1864(last on file) is shown Absent without leave no later record has been
found Robert C. Davis The Adj. Gen.

David Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #1308

David Adcock of Cathias Mills filed June 19, 1893
Resident of the state of TN 76 yrs old
Wife Seperated from him
4 boys and 3 girls

Col. Robert Cantrell's 23 TN Reg.
Had Typhoid Fever and New Money(sic)

Born Spartanburg Dist SC
24th day of Sept 1814
Enlisted on or abt 15th June 1861

Injured by explosion at Camp Anderson became sick afterwards relapsed at
Bowling Green KY
Rheumatism & heart disease

Demerias Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #3329

Demerias Adcock file Jan 27, 1918
Jos Adcock Co. C. 50th TN INF CSA
Appears on a list dated Knoxville, TN
Dec 29, 1863 of Rebel Deserters who took
the oath of allegience to the uSA at the
office of the Provost marshall Roane Co. TN
Dec. 1863 and were permitted to go at large 
within Union Lines. The name Jos Adcock has not 
been found on the rolls on file in this office
of Co. C 50th TN INF CSA.  Nothing additional has 
been found relative to Jos. Adcock and no record 
of his capture in Dekalb co. TN of the Jos. Adcock
referred to within

Francis Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Confederate Widow's Pension Application #1056

Confederate Widow's Pension Application # 1056
Francis Adcock  widow of Thomas Adcock

She states she has resided in TN all of her life
and was born in Dekalb Co. TN March 11, 1819
(Note:  Her answer was in reference to county
boundaries at the time she filed her application)

She states that Thomas was born in TN about 1817

Thomas served with 1st TN Batt. Inf.
She thinks he served about 4 yrs thought can't remember who
it was with.  Can't remember where they surrendered.

States that Thomas died in Dekalb Co. TN Aug 30, 1905
and that she had 9 children by him --  5 boys and 4 girls.
1 dead, record destroyed can't give age but the oldest is about 63.

She has about $75 of  personal property and nothing more.

States that she doesn't have family support and that her children are all very poor.

Makes her mark (July 6, 1906)
W. B. Foster Co. Clk
J. E. Hobson
O. D. Walker

Copy of Signed statement by Watson Cantrell J. P 
Stating that he solemnized the rites of matrimony 
of Thomas Adcock & Francis Bowls
on May 5th 1838 in Dekalb Co. TN

Statement by Perry Adcock.
Known Adcock for 70 yrs.
That Thomas enlisted in January of 1862 in Co. "C" Combs Battalion
1st TN was a member fo the company with him.  

Says that Thomas performed regular military duty from 
enlistment til the fall of 1863 when discharged.  
Perry states that he was not with the command when 
it surrendered and that neither was Thomas as he had 
already been discharged and was at home(he supposes)

Asked when he left command answers Port Hudson
I was Capt of his Co. & started the discharge & same finally 
completed at Richmond, Virginia and that he remembers handing
Thomas his discharge papers and that Thomas started out for
Dekalb Co. TN(home)

States that Thomas died in  Aug of 1905 in Dekalb Co. TN
States that Thomas had been a resident of TN all of his life.

Perry comments about Francis:
She has no property or income that I know of and she lives with one of her children
who is a very poor man.  Says that he is a neighbor to the applicant and that she is
very old and has no means of support.  Her children are very poor.  Her Husband, Thomas
was on the pension roll and drawing from the state $100 per annum
signed Perry Adcock  dated July 9th 1906

War Department Nashville TN Nov. 21 1906
Thomas Adcock 
Co. C.  1st. (Colm's) Battalion  TN Infantry CSA
enlisted Dec 10 1861
discharged March 20 1863

Hattie E. Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #6381

Hattie Emoline Adcock Tullahoma Coffey(sic) County TN
Born as Hattie Emoline Barnes in Dekalb Co. TN Feb 22 1849
marr James W. Adcock Oct 26th 1876 License issued Oct 23 1876
in Dekalb County Tennessee

Enlisted June 1861 Co. C. 23rd TN Reg.

He was discharged for disability Husband was now a pensioner.
He died Jan 29, 1896 in Dekalb County Tennessee

Children:  7 children--3 dead and 4 living
2 girls oldest 37 2nd aged 34
2 boys 1st aged 31 2nd 26 yrs

Children all  have family and live in different states am living with Amandy
Smith, Tulahoma, Tenn

Statement by M.E. Adcock
I am 82 yrs of age I knew J. W. Adcock in his lifetime as we were cousins
and lived close together all of our lives.  I remember about the time he 
was discharged from the army.  He had Dropsy.  I saw him often from the 
time he was discharged until the war ended and I know of my own personal 
knowledge that he was not able to do manual labor during the remainder 
of the war and for many years after the war was over.  I was well 
acquainted with him until his death.  I have no interest in his claim.
This May 21st 1921  M. E. Adcock

I drew a pension in South Carolina the 11th of every April and I drew 5 yrs.
The papers were fixed up in Dekalb County at Smithville, TN also the names
of his Captain were on the papers.  I was at that time living in SC.
My Children all married and left me living in Diff. states.  I then came 
back to Tullahoma TN arriving May 6, 1914 which will make me living here 
3 years and 5 months(Richland Co. SC)

Married by N.Z. Judkins Oct 26th 1876 at father's house.

Louisa Adcock--White Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #3860

Louisa Adcock Sparta Rt. 5 White County Tennessee
86 yrs of age
Born in 1826 in White County Tennessee, Louisa Lewis
Husband John Adcock was born in Jackson County Tennessee.
I was married to him in Dekalb County Tennessee when I was 15 yrs old.
Marion Wilkerson performed the ceremony.

Perry Adcock's Co. Colm's Battalion
Stayed with the company about 3 years
Don't know where they surrendered
Thinks he was with his command

No he didn't draw a pension He died some 12 yrs ago at home in 
White County Tennessee.

How many Children did you have by your husband 6 all are now dead.
Property  real estate none

Property and real estate at Death of husband
A small tract of Poor land on Cedar Creek 100 acres in the hills

May  10 1911 W. L. Dibrell Clk of White Co. TN

Records show that John Adcock priv. Co. C. 1st Batt. TN INF CSA enlisted
Jan 21, 1862 on Co. Roll for Feb 24, 1863 reported absent sick in hospital
Jackson Miss. on company roll for Jan 21 1864 last on which his name is 
borne is reported discharged from war.

M. E. Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #6304

M. E. Adcock Conf. Pension #6304 (Dekalb Co. TN)    
The Confederate Records show that M. E. Adcock
Private Co. A 16th TN Inf CSA was enlisted May 18, 1861
on the Co. muster roll dated April 30 1864(Last on File)
he is reported present.

The Union Records show that one M. E. Adcock
(also borne as Marshall E.  Adcock)
Private 16th TN Inf CSA deserted Dec 18

Marshall States 
"I was in the Battle of Franklin & Nashville and on Hood's retreat
was captured at Columbia or near there.  Was sick and carried to
hospital at Nashville.  One of my neighbors Tim Adcock was at
Nashville with a wagon and I was permited to come home with him.  
Was sick and unable to services of labor til long after close of 
the war.

I served almost 4 yrs in the Confederate Army and was with my command wherever it went.
Dr. Mozee attended me when I had measles

Wife age 58 Son 12  (Note this is dated Apr. 19, 1904)

M. E. Adcock resident of Pinegar, TN (Dekalb, Co.)

Contacted measles at Camp Trousdale and was sent
home where I remained for 60 days at which time I 
rejoined my Co. in Virginia I think it was Millsboro and
was injured by jumping from a moving train while a prisoner.

Born Dekalb Co. TN 1839

Marshall gives his date of enlistment as May 15th 1861
naming Col. Jno H. Savage, Lt Dick Anderson Lt J. C. Stone
L. N. Savage Capt.

Nature of wound of disability:   Ruptured and hurt in hip for awhile
was placed in convalescent camp at Chattanooga for 22 days when I
returned to my command.

Thomas Adcock--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #1305

Thomas Adcock Soldier's Pension Application  #1305
Filed July 5, 1893
Native of TN
citizen of TN and resident of Catlens Mill
(Note: the writing looked as if it said Cathius Mill 
to me but it could be the historical Post Office of Catlens Mills.)

Member of Perry Adcock's Co. "C" Combs Battalion
Enlisted Jan. 2nd of 1862
(Note:  this is spelled Colms' in some other records)

Asked about any injuries or wounds he states.....
"My eyes became injured and sight affected while in prison Camp Morton, Indiana."
(Note:  In other part of application again tells of injury adding that he was in 
Camp Morton Indiana "about the first of  (unreadable month) 1862.  Month may be Nov.)

Asked how wounds and/or effect of wounds have made him disabled....
"I have sor eyes or injury so much that it has (cannot read some of writing)
and prevented him from doing manual labor & Rheumatism since service."

Statement by J. P. Lee  "I find the applicant wholley unfit for 
any manual labor.  He can scarecly see his way walking deficient
on account of Rheumatism of right leg"

Born in Jefferson, TN on 9th day of April 1817
(Note:  this was probably the Jefferson Community 
and would have been in Warren Co. at time of Thomas' birth)

When asked about family he states
"Just a wife living with me"

What are the respective ages of your wife & children
"Wife is 74 yrs old Children all married & gone"

To question about children he answers that he had
" 5 boys and 4 girls"

Asked what have you on your own right real & personal he answers
"One cow and very small lot of household & kitchen furniture"

What estate does wife have?
"none"

How have you supported family for the last 5 yrs?
"by a little labor .....arrangement children aid with farm

Do you use intoxicants?
"No"

How long have you been a resident of TN?
"All my life"

Do you have an attorney to look after your application?
Yes

Give name of Attorney.
B. M. Cantrell Smithville TN

J. C. Webb M.D. Physician
David Adcock Witness
Thomas __utton Witness

J. P. Lee --Clerk who took his application dated June 19 1893

Leander T. Billingsly--Bledsoe Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #10718

War Dept Records Dated Dec 17, 1903
Records show that L. T. Billingsly, private, Co. F 2nd (Ashby's) TN Cal 
CSA enlisted May 24, 1862 at Powell's Valley for 2 years.  Captured in Rhea
County Tennessee Oct 1, 1863.  Forwarded to Fort Delaware where he was paroled
and Forwarded to City Point, Virginia for exchange Feb. 27, 1865.  The records
show that he was paroled at Morganton, NC May 13 1865.

Drucilla Dunham--Dekalb Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #274

Drucilla Dunham
age 67
Born  Dekalb Co. TN Maiden Name Wilkerson
Husband Born in 1836 Dekalb Co. TN 
His full name was David Lafayette Dunham.
Married in Dekalb Co. TN Marriage License
issued on Jan 12, 1856. Married on Jan 17th 1856 by
Leonard Cantrell J. P. For Dekalb Co. TN

Enlisted in Dekalb Co. TN Capt Shields Co. 16th TN Reg. Inf.

Served nearly 4 yrs.  He served as long as he lived.  He died
in prison in Rock Island IL

He was captured near Chattanooga & carried to Rock Island and
died in prison.

3 Children--2 boys and 1 girl
Only one boy living 46 yrs old Nov. next
(application made June 4, 1905)

War Dept Statement
Enlisted May 21, 1861 at Camp Harris TN
Priv. Co. G 16th TN INF CSA
Captured Nov. 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge.
Died at Rock Island IL Barracks Dec 23, 1863

Witness who was acquainted with Drucilla's husband(I missed their name)
as he served with him stated that he saw him in 
prison and while he had small pox.  Also saw his
grave after he was buried.  The head board had name
and regiment number.

Nancy Dunham--White Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #1215

Nancy Dunham
Belk,TN
Born in Dekalb Co. TN Feb 18, 1827
as Nancy Adcock
Husband Born in Alabama March 24, 1821
name:  William Ray Dunham
Married March 29, 1849 in Dekalb Co. TN
Enlisted Dec 9, 1861 in Capt Perry Adcock Combs' Battalion
Co. H. 50th TN
Served until Paroled
Surrender in Macon GA April 28, 1865

When and where did your husband die
Dekalb Co. TN Jan 24, 1884

Seven Children--3 boys and 5 girls(Marie Note:  yes I know that 3+5 doesn't = 7)
age ranging from abt 58 to 35 yrs of age Two Girls dead.

have 75 acres of land as dower on Homestead about tithable income $25 per annum
No personal.

I live with son W. R. Dunham my youngest child.
He has almost 30 acres of land and very little personal property.
application dated Oct 13th 1906

William R. Dunham & Nancy Adcock 
License issued March 29th 1849
Marr. Record Book "B"

War Dept Record Statement
Dec 11 1906
The name of William Richard Dunham has not been found on the rolls of Co. H. 50th TN Inf CSA

The records show however that one William R. Dunham a priv. of Co. K 50th TN Inf CSA is reported
on Roll of Co. Dated Apr. 30 1864 only roll on file as present.

It is also shown by the records that one William R. Dunham Private 50th TN INF(Co. was not stated) was
paroled April 28, 1865 & he subscribed to the oath of allegience May 4, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

Alfred Fisher--White Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #11710

Alfred Fisher filed Dec 14, 1909
Alfred Fisher of Walling, TN was a member of Co. 8th TN Dibrells Calvary
Born in White County Tennessee 1825

Enlisted 1861 Dibrells G.G. Dibrell Col. Jeff Leftwell Capt.
Was not wounded but contracted Chronic Rheumatism and I
am still effected with it.

Paroled in May 1865 at the close of the war at Washington, GA

Size of Family?
Myself and my Wife
Wife is 76 years old
3 boys and 3 girls but none living with me.

Business engaged in?
Try to farm a little

Property? 
About 110 acres land valued at $380

Statement from V. B. Webb M.D. 
saying that Alfred has Vertigo & Chronic Rheumatism.

W. L. Dibrell writes to Pension board requesting blank forms for
Widow's Pension Application and informing them of Alfred's death.

Emily C. Fisher--White Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #23

Emily C. Fisher
Widow of Madison Lee Fisher

Marriage M. L. Fisher & Emily C. Hastey 
Oct 26 1867 in White County Tennessee

Records show that M. L. Fisher Private Co. B(also Co. C)
16th Inf CSA inlisted May 21 1861
to serve 12 months that(as Madison L. Fisher)
he was captured May 19 1864 at Cassville, GA
and that he was released at Rock Island, Illinois
May 16, 1865 after taking the oath of allegience.

Enoch Fisher--Smith Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #7400

Enoch Fisher Aug 1908
Punch? TN
Co. F 25th & 28th TN Reg. INF
Born in Smith Co. TN 1830
Inlisted in later part of 1861 and went to Camp Myers in 
Overton Co. where Co. was drilled. I was in Co. F Capt Jeff Shaw
25th TN Reg. Col. S. S. Statton Later on at reorganization of army the
company was transfered to 25th TN.

Size of Family
Wife age 53
2 dau. 1- 20 yrs old and one 18 yrs old.

Priv. Co. F 25th TN Inf CSA enlisted Sept 23, 1861
on roll of company for May & June 1863 other records show
that he resigned July 16, 1863

Declined to appear before the board.

John Fisher--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #4666

John Fisher 16th Inf
Enlisted in Capt Perry Adcock's Co. S.H. Combs Batt.
Fought at Atlanta and Jonesborough
Contracted Rheumatism, injury to feet and bloody piles.

Injured by fall in Atlanta disabled him for awhile
At Jonesborough a shell injured his head and hearing
has always injured him since above fall of 1862
At Vicksburg contracted pain in back and hips.

Born in White County Tennessee July 20, 1838
Enlisted in Fall of 1861
Injury to feet marching 6 days in cold weather

Married? "Yes"

Size of Family?
Wife and 4 children--Two children with us and two married.
Children all boys
Wife is 64 Oldest child born 1867 youngest is 20 yrs old

John P. Fisher--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #4989

John P. Fisher May 9, 1903
Resides Belk in Dekalb Co. TN

Co. G. TN INF
I was wounded at Chickamauga.  The wound was in right leg not very serious.

Born in Dekalb County TN
Enlisted in Co. G 1st TN was transfered to Tom B. Maury Batt.
John Salvage's Col.

Was slightly wounded at Chickamauga was in the battle of Perryville, Chickamauga,
Missionary Ridge and in a subsequent battle of these Bentonville in April 1865.

Went to hospital and remained a short time.  I was paroled at Washington GA

Family?
Myself and my wife.  I am 66 wife is 62.

Sallie Fisher--White Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #3442

Sallie Fisher widow of Alfred Fisher
Sallie resided in TN for 77 yrs.
Born in White Co. TN with maiden name Sallie Hutson.
Alfred Fisher, her husband, was born 1824 in White
County Tennessee.  They were married 57 yrs ago last June

Husband died 7th Dec 1910 in White County.
He was a pensioner.

Children
3 Boys and 3 girls current ages 48-55 yrs 

Alfred Fisher married to Sarah Hutson June 17 1852 in White Co. TN

Leander P. Frizzell--Rutherford Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #315

L. P. Frizzell   Soldier's Pension S315
Carlocksville, Rutherford Co. TN
Co. A. 44th TN Inf Reg.
Wounded in battle at Chickamauga
Lost Right leg -- cut off just below the knee
Born in TN Aug 1835
Enlisted at Wartrace in Capt Haggards Co. 
Williamson Haggard
Col McDonald (1st col)
John Fulton (last col)
Where were you til close of war?
"Was in hospital most of the time"
Dr. Jackson
Married but wife is now dead.
Family consists of himself and 6 children
Oldest is 18.  Next is 17..15....13...11...8
All girls
What have you done to support yourself and family over 
the past 5 yrs.?
Try to Farm & mend shoes.

------June 11th 1891

Attorney is Sparks & Sparks
James R. Frizzell--witness  
[Marie's notes:--- this is James Ruben Frizzell, 
Leander's brother who was in the war in the same 
Co. A 44th Reg.]

Statement by J. B. Murphee
Loss of right leg caused by a gunshot wound received 
in service of the Confederate States Army.  Leg amputated
4 or 5 inches above the ankle.  For the past 3 yrs he has
suffered with a troublesome cough.  In my opinion he is 
unfit for manual labor and disability is permanent. 
J. B. Murphee..physician
Frank White ...clerk

[Marie's notes:----D. C. Taylor(Leander's brother-in-law
who was married to Mary Elizabeth Frizzell) is also 
mentioned on the statement which is given by witness' 
but that form only has their names and none of the 
questions answered.  Perhaps Leander's statements 
were enough.  ]

James Fulks--Bedford Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #10351

James M. Fulks 
Co. E. 4th Tenn Cav. (McLemore's)
Born Rutherford County TN Oct 1, 1841
Enlisted 1861
Fought at Chickamauga, Richmond KY and about all of the battles that
was involved in.  No disability or wounds
Was paroled at the surrender in NC
April 6 or 26th 1865

Family?
Self, wife and 3 children.
2 boys 1 girl
Wife 53 children 15, 19, 21

Engaged in farming

May 15th 1908
Note on Pension that J.M Fulks died Nov 22, 1918

Rebecca Fulks--Bedford Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #7096

Rebecca J. Fulks
December 26, 1918
Widow of J.M. Fulks
married August 27th 1882
Bell Buckle Route 1

Rebecca Fulks of Bell Buckle, Bedford County TN
How long have you been a Resident of TN? All of my life

Born Oct 25, 1853 Rutherford County Near Howen Gap
Maiden Name?  Rebecca Drake

Husband died Nov 22, 1918
5 children 3 girls and 2 boys
John 35, Mattie 33 yrs, Jessie 31 yrs, J. A. 29 yrs, B.B. 25 yrs

Property?
Some.  Small Farm that my husband owned when his pension was granted
valued at $400.  My only income is what this farm produces.

Have you a family?
My son J.R. Fulks; dau Jessie.  My son has bought piece of land on credit
and owes for it.  

Name of someone we can write to about your case.
T. F. Smalling

Dec 17, 1918

Marriage of Rebecca J. Drake & James M. Fulks
Solemized on Aug 27 1882 by J. M. Hoover
License taken out on Aug 26th 1882.

Lawson H. Hillis--Van Buren Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #7356

Confederate Soldier Pension Application 7356
Lawson Hillis
Co. E. 38th Reg TN 
Lawson H. Hillis now a resident of 
Laurelburg, Van Buren Co. TN
Enlisted in Murray's Batallion afterwards consolidated
with John C. Carter's 38th TN Reg.
I was wounded in the battle of Chickamauga on the 19th day of Sept 1863.
Born in Van Buren Co. TN in 1841
Enlisted about April 1862.
T. B. Murray was colonel and M. P. Wood was captain.
I led my company in the battle in which I was wounded.
Murray & Wood were not there.
Lost no limb Wound in Arm cramps hands and prevents manual labor.
Wound in side very painful.
Were you incapacitated from army by reason of said wound of disability?
Yes
Were you discharged by reason of said wound?
No
Dr. Ausinburg treated him.
Family consists of a wife and four children
Wife is 52 yrs old  Children are 15, 13, 11 and 8.
There are 3 boys and one girl.
None of the children are able to support him.
In what business?
Farming as much as I can.  Barely a living.
No real estate.  Only a few household & Kitchen furniture
Wife's estate
53 acres of rough mountain side land valued at $250
How have you supported your family for the last 5 yrs?
By farming as best I could & from help from older sons who are now gone.
Do you use intoxicants?  No
Resident of the state of TN all of my life.
Attorney looking after this application
will be Jas. M. Brady, Spencer TN (signed Aug 1, 1904)

=============================================================

Statement by Dr. Titus Page give to A. J. Sparkman July 3, 1905
Lawson H. Hillis,
Weak worn out man, I have been his family physician for about
35 yrs and know him to be ruptured and is physically incapacitated
to do manual labor. 

=============================================================
J. C. Grissom & W. P. Hillis
make oath to the following facts touching on the applicants 
service in the Confederate Army. (Statements given to A. J.
Sparkman July 3, 1905)

J. C. Grissom states that he was with Lawson H. Hillis 
when the later was shot in the arm at the battle of 
Chickamauga, both being in the Confederate service.  
W. P. Hillis was with said applicant during the war 
both having engaged in the Confederate Service.

Grissom was within 10-15 feet of Hillis when the later was shot

=============================================================

Wounded in the battle of Chickamauga Sept 19, 1863 he went to his
kinfolk on the edge of GA but that before he was able to rejoin the
army on acct of said wound he Army had left and that he was
afterwards paroled at McMinnville, TN but doesn't remember the 
date. His parol papers are now mislaid and he is now unable to 
find.  After being wounded he was captured by the Federal soldiers
before he was able to catch up to Army which he belonged to.  The
best of his recollection, he was parolled in 1864 

=============================================================

Statements by James Mays(age 73) & Jasper Mayfield(age 68) of 
Scott Co. TN Post Office Oneida, TN that basically restate that
Lawson served in the Confederate Army.

=============================================================

Another Statement by Lawson Feb 23 1909
Painville, TN
Fought Battle fo the South my Blood was shed out of my body I tuck
command of Captain M. B. Wood's company at Chattanooga.  I led in
the Big Battle of Chickamauga on the morning of Sept 19, 1863 on 
that day I was wounded.

=============================================================

Nashville TN Nov 23 1906
Lawson H. Hillis
Woods Co. Murray Battalion TN Inf 38th Reg CSA
It is show by the records of this office that L. H. Hillis(not
borne as Lawson Hillis) served as a private Co. F. Murry's 
(also called 22nd) Battalion, TN Infantry CSA.  A muster roll
of the company dated April 30 1864(last on which borne)
shows him "absent deserted and ordered dropped from rolls
by the war dept."  No later record of him has been found nor has
his name been found on the rolls on fine in this Dept. of the 38th TN Inf. CSA.

=============================================================

April 18, 1914  Painville, TN
Message from L. H. Hillis
I am in the land that I found for and lost what I had for 
the lost cause.  I am 73 yrs old.  My Children all have 
families of their own.  I and my wife are living alone.  
She is also old and weakly.  I have no one to help me.  
My blood was shed for the lost cause.  There is men on 
the pension rolls drawing pensions that never did see a 
battle field that are on the Pension Rolls and  I no 
them.  It looks like that you could afford to grant me 
a pension.  A man that had any blood shot out of me for 
the lost cause.  I ask you to help me old brother.  I am 
not able to work for my living.

I am a member of the Christian Church.  Grace & Faith 
are the great words of the Gospel they are written on
two pillars which stand before the temple of the almighty.
Gentlemen, I was a member of the Van Buren Co. Court 33 yrs.
I got old and had to stept out on account of old age.  

---L. H. Hillis

John Hitchcock--Van Buren Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #1240

John Hitchcock Cane Ridge TN

Shelton Hill near Corinth Miss.  May 18, 1862.
In head  & left side.  Minnie ball in head &
buckshot or pistol ball in side.

Wounded Shelton Hill in side and my head.
Chickamauga in hip.
Was not discharged could not of gotten home if I had been.

Dr. Watson(note:  hard to read)

7 children
Wife 44 oldest child 35 youngest 4 yr old
Boys 5 Girls 2

Some personal property 2 horses, 9 head hogs, 2 cows and
some household effects.
Wife inherited land valued at $600

Support?
By work of self and family.

Attorney
W.H. Head Cane Ridge TN   March 18, 1893
Witness
A.J. Parkes
John M. Johnson

Letter from John Hitchcock stating he wants
them to reconsider his application for pension.
Said that his earlier pension was denied because
of no funds.  He is now 64. His two children are
married & left and he is dependent upon self and has 
less property.

Jno. Hitchcock May 29, 1906 
Cane Ridge Van Buren TN
Member of the Thirty-fifth TN Regiment CSA
I was wounded in battle or battles at Shelton
Hill twist(sic) once in the head and once in 
left lung.  Battle of Chicamauga in left hip.

I was born on 23rd day of September 1838 in the
county of Warren state of Tennessee.

I enlisted of 25th day of Aug 1861
Marion Cumming was my Capt. 
B.J. Hill was my Col.

The ball entered at the eft of my spine passing
through my left lung.  I was also wounded in the top
of the head.  Also wounded in the left glutal region
I suffer a great deal from the wound through my lungs.
The ball is yet in my body.  My disability is permanent.
I get less able to do manual labor each year. 

No, I was not able for service for about 4 months
after I was shot through the lung.

Were you discharged? "No"

Surgeon who attended you? Woodward.

I was paroled at Sharlet(sic) NC in the year 1865.

Did you take the oath of alliegence to U.S. government?
"No, it did not suit me to take that oath."

Married? "yes"

How many in your family?
"4, one girl and one boy, my wife and myself.

My wife is 61, my girl is 19.  my boy is 17.

Are your children able to support you? No

What business are you engaged in?
Farming.  I can earn about 20 Cents per day.

I have 2 horses worth $40 and one cow worth $15
125 acres of land valued at $400.

How have you supported yourself and your family for
the last 5 years?
By farming.

Do you use intoxicants?
No

How long have you been a resident of Tennessee?
All my life.

Who is your attorney?
H. C. Cotton Cane Ridge April 24, 1906

Statement from Dr. J. C. Morgan M.D.
Telling of three wounds that John sustained while
in the Confederate Army.  Dr. says he can find no 
exit wound on the wound thru his lung.  Says that
John has a severe cough and that his disability is
equal to the loss of an arm and his disability is 
permanent.  April 24, 1906
Noterized by A. J. Sparkman Clerk

T.B. Sparkman & Lewis Shockley
Served with applicants April 24th 1906

Letter from H. C. Cotton Dec 10, 1906
Mr. Hitchcock says in regard to the place that he
was paroled that he gave up his gun at or near Charlotte
NC and he supposed that his parole would correspond with 
the place that he surrendered. He also states that after 
he gave up his gun that the army marched some distance to
Greensboro NC and he says it might be possible that they
never received his parole.  His recollection is not very
clear on this part.

Nov. 1st 1919
Makes request for increase of $5 extra to soldiers over
80 yrs of age.  I was born in Warren Co. TN Sept 23, 1838
and am therefore in my 82nd yr.  --- Creek Tenn

Letter from Jas. M. Brady--June 25th 1921
States that John Hitchcock died Jan 4th 1921 and
that Sam Hitchcock is the Admin. of his estate.

War Dept
It is shown by the records of this office that John
Hitchcock priv. Co. C 35th Inf CSA enlisted Sept 6, 1861
and is reported on roll for March & April 1864 last on
file as 5th Sgt present Prisonerof War records show he was
parolled as private Co. F. 3rd Consol. TN INF CSA Greensboro
May 1 1865

Mary Elizabeth King--Dekalb Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #7936

Mary Elizabeth King Dowelltown, Dekalb Co. TN
Born Mary Elizabeth Vanatta Near Alexandria TN 1853 Dec. 25th
Husband Born Wm. Robert King near Liberty Dekalb Co. TN.
Marr. at Liberty
Husband died March 4 1923 at Dowelltown, TN
They were married Dec 4th 1913 by R. L. Bell

Wm. R. King Co. A 24th TN INF CSA
Enlisted Aug 24, 1861 at Camp Trousdale for 10 months
Roll dated Aug 31, 1862(last on which he appears) is reported sick in
hospital at Tuscaloosa, AL.

The Records also show that one W. R. King was a member of Co. F. of said 
Reg. enlisted on Dec 14, 186_ in Bowling Green his final record is that of
a deserter.



Claim was not allow because she didn't marry the soldier prior to 1890
(dated 1924)

W.R. King--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #4601

W. R. King applied Dec 22, 1902
Resident of Halesville, Dekalb Co. TN

Enlisted in Co. A. 24th Reg TN Vol
Wounded at Shilough & after battle at Perryville was transfered to the Allison Squadron
was wounded in the hip at Chikamauga and not had good use of hip at no time since.
At this time and for several years have almost lost use of that leg.

Born in Canon(sic) Co. TN in year 1835
Enlisted sometime in 1861
Married my family consist of 3 people--myself, my wife and one idiot boy 44 yr old.
Wife is 67 yrs old
My youngest child is abt 30 yrs old.

I had seven children 4 boys and 3 girls.

Are your children able to support you?
"They are not.  None of my children own
any land except one and he's is worth about 4 hundred dollars.  I live
on his little farm.  What little I do is on the farm.  I cannot earn
a respectable support.

Do you use intoxicant?

No Not tasted one drop in Ten Years.

Sworn Affadavit
I was sent to Rock Island, Ill prison in Nov 1863 and remained there until 17th day
of April 1865.  I was in barrack Number 7.  I stubbornly refused to go out until after
the surrener.  I was informed the war was over and I could go out on my parole of honor
which I did.
--Aug 4, 1903

Letter to Pension Dept by Wm. states that he was born on the 7th day of Aug in 1832
and that he feels he is entitled to an increase in pension under the Act of 1919
which gives pensioners over the age of 80 yrs a $5 increase

War Dept Records Statement
The Records show that WIlliam R. King Priv. Co. A. Allison's Squadron TN Cal CSA enlisted
June 15, 1863 at Alexandria TN to server 3 years and that he was captured at Rock Springs
Church Georgia Jan 4, 1864(date of capture also stated as June 14, 1864)  His name appears
on an oath of allegience subscribed & sworn to at Rock Island Barracks April 1, 1865.

J. H. Mahaffey--Dekalb Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #4931

J. H. Mahaffey File April 30th 1903
Resident of Citadel Dekalb Co. TN
Co. C. 23rd Regt Tenn INF

Wounded in Murfreesboro TN
I was struck by two part os a bombshell on both shoulders
My gun was on right shoulder and was torn to pieces.  The
Shell penetrated my blkt six fold deep causing much injury
to said shoulder from the effects of which I have never 
recovered also effecting my breast.

Born in Wilson Co. TN(date not given)
enlisted July 1861 in Co. "C' 22nd TN Inf Reg.

I was slightly wounded at Shilough and seriously wounded at 
Murfreesboro by the explosion of a bomb shell on both shoulders
and breast.  We had been fighting in the center of my command
was moving to strenghthen the left wing when I received the wound.

Precise Nature of Wound?
By the explosion of the shell I was hit with two pieces.  One on each
shoulder as above stated.  Lost no limb.  The disability caused by the
wound has been progressive.  The pains in my left shoulder are now severe
and I can scarely sleep at night.  I was not able for service for a period
of about 3 months.  Was not discharged but was paroled to go home in Sept.

Size of Family
Five
I have a widowed daughter and the two children.  My wife is 60 yrs old and their mother
is in feeble health.  Age of one is 2 yrs old and the other is 2 months old.
--April 28, 1903

Florence Pitman--Warren Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #11020

Widow's Confederate Pension Application
of Florence A. Pitman widow of David Pitman
Filed Sept 31 1938
Added to pension roll Oct 26, 1938
Rt #2 Rock Island TN Warren Co.

David Pitman & . F. A. Prater
united by R. E. Wright Evangelist.
Aug 14, 1906 Marr. Record Book 1904-5 Page 427

States that David died about 15 or 18 yrs ago
(Note:  he died Feb 11, 1922)

Records of this office show that one David Pitman Private
Company A 16th Reg. TN Infantry CSA enlisted May 18, 1861

Company muster roll dated at Chattanooga TN July 18, 1863,
last on which borne, show that he deserted May 5, 1863
No record of capture, parole or later record of him has 
been found.

Florence died 9:05  Jan 9th 1957
Avo Rille Pettie  
Route 1 Box 121 
Harvest AL  

Jas. K. P. Robinson--Coffee Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #7259

Jas. K. P. Robinson
July 26, 1905
17th TN Inf Co. D
Chickamauga Chronic Diarrhea
Born Bedford Co. TN in yr 1845
Enlisted about 1863 in 23 TN IN Vol Co. "D"
Wound was a gunshot (spent ball) in arm
(left) my disability chronic diarrhea.
Lost no limbs but contracted chronic diarrhea.
I suppose it is perminant or at least has been.
Not all the time but periodically.

Wound partly disabled me but I stayed in service til close.
Was paroled at surrender of Genl R. E. Lee at Appomatox

Did you take the Oath of Allegience?  No

Married? "Yes"

Family?  "Wife and myself."

Wife's age 56 no children living with us.

Children's gender?
3 males and 4 females

Are your children able to support you?
Not and do justice to themselves.

Am a farmer but can't say that I make anything much.

I have a small farm worth perhaps $275

Property Accessment for Jas. K.P. Robinson & Mrs. E. E. Robingson
100 acres $275
July 17, 1908

J. H. Alderman signs an affadavit saying that J.K.P. Robinson was with the 23rd Reg. 
and Co. D when paroled at Appomatox and on his way home was left at a farm house 
sick with comrade.  F. M. Kellen of Same Reg. and Company.
Sworn to July 21 1906
 Jno E. Justice

N.E. Stephenson--Bedford Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #59

Mrs. N.E. Stephenson
June 21 1905
Widow of Wm. H. Stephenson
7th TN Infantry
Beechgrove Bedford County TN

What is your name and where do you reside?
"N.E. Stephenson.  I reside in Bedford County
3/4 from Beechgrove Coffee Co."

How long have you been a resident of the state?
"All my life"

When & where were you born and what was your maiden name?
"Born in Coffee Co. in 1848 N.E. Porter"

When & Where was your husband born--state his full name, and where were
you and he married and who performed the marriage ceremony?
Born in Bedford County Tennessee; William Harrison Stephenson
Married in Coffee County Tennessee in 1865.  James Taylor."

[Note written on side of application--The Courthouse was burned in Coffee Co.
in 1868 and can not forseeably get marriage certificate.]

When and where and in what Company and Regiment did your husband enlist 
or serve during the war between the States?
"Enlisted at Millersburg, Rutherford County the first year of the war
2nd Tennessee Bates Reg. Co. F"

How long did your husband serve in said Company and Regiment?
"clear through the war"

When and where did your husband's Company and Regiment surrender?
"Can't say when and where they surrendered."

Was Husband present at the time and place with his Company and Regiment surrendered? "Yes"

If not whith his command at surrender, state clearly 
and specifically where he was when he left command for 
what cause and by what authority
"He was in prison; captured and put in prison."

When and where did your husband die?
"He Died in Bedford County in Feb. 1901"

At the time of your husband's death were you living with him as his lawful wife?
"yes"

Have you married since the death of your soldier husband? "No"

9 Children--5 girls and 4 boys
Ages:  38, 36, 34, 30, 28, 25, 20, 17

What property, real or personal, or income do you have or possess, and its gross value?
"I have a small place very little personal property.  Land accessed at $900"

Do you have a family?
"I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren"

Support?
"I have none except from the little farm.  Have no lands or other property."

June 13, 1905  N.E. Stephenson
H.R. Simmons Notary Public of Coffee Co. TN

Questions for Witnesses
Abe McMahon & R. L. Howland

How long have you known N.E. Stephenson?
Abe: "45 yrs"  Howland: "10 yrs"

Where does she reside and how long and since when has she been a resident of this State?
"Near Beechgrove all her life."

When and where was she born?
"She was born in Coffee Co. N.E. Porter" 

When and by whom were they married?
"married 1865"

Where you acquainted with her husband?
"We Were"

When and where was he born?
"Born in Bedford County 1st Dist"

When and where did W.H. Stephenson enlist in the war between the States,
and in what company and Regiment did he enlist, and how do you know this?
"Enlisted in Co. F 2nd Tenn Reg.(Bates Reg.) 1861 in May.  We were in the
same company"

When and where was his Company & Regiment surrendered?
"Captured in July '64.  The Company was all captured at Peach
Tree Creek in July 19, 1864 but one man."

Were you with the command when it surrendered?
"R.L.H was but Abe McMahon was not."

Was William H. Stephenson present?
"Yes he was"

When and where did he leave his command and for what cause?
"Captured and sent to Camp Douglas"

When and where did he die?
"Bedford County Tennessee near Beechgrove in 1901"

War Dept. Washington
March 26, 1906
The Records show that William H. Stephenson, sergent,
company F 2nd Tennessee Infantry CSA enlisted April 25, 
1861 and the he was released from confinement at Camp 
Douglas Illinois.
June 17, 1865

Martha Walling--Warren Co. TN Widow's Pension Application #8270

Martha Walling Filed May 14, 1925
Widow of Shelby Walling 16th TN Inf
Martha Walling Campaign Warren County Tennessee

Resident of TN all my life except 3 yrs.

Born 1841 in Van Buren County Tennessee Maiden name Fleming.

Husband Born  1844 in White County Tennessee

How long was your husband a resident of Tennessee?
All of his life but 3 yrs spent in Texas

Married Shelby Walling in Van Buren County Tennessee
William Rhodes Solemized Dec 25, 1860

Husband enlisted Oct 1862 Co. I 16th TN Reg

How long did your husband serve in that Company and Regiment?
"Until close of war"

When and where did your husband die?
"April 2, 1925"

Children?  Eight
Five Boys and 3 girls
One died at age 22
63, 61, 59, 57, 54, 52, 43

Property?  House & Lot Value $500 no income

Do you have family?
Yes myself and my oldest daughter who is 63 with no property
or income.

What is the name and address of someone we can write about your case?
J.W. Elkins Campaign

May 11 1925

Shelby Walling --Van Buren Co. TN Soldier's Pension Application #1147

Shelby Walling Soldier's Pension Application #1147
Filed November 10, 1892
Citizen of TN and resident of Bone Cave in the County of Van Buren
in the state of Tennessee.

Member of Company "O" 16th Reg. TN Vol
Wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro or Stones River
in the left side of the head with a minnie bullet

Said bullet remaining in my head & is there which
wound is unhealed & running, discharging mucus
at intervals until the present time.

Born:  White Co. TN 1842
Enlisted Sept 1862 
16th Reg. TN Vol.
John H. Savage Col 
Benjamin Randers Capt.
Jas. Worthington 1st Lt.

Wounded 31st December 1862
On the left side of my head with minnie bullet.
The wound still runs and is permenant.
Unable to do service afterwards.

Where were you at close of war?
"At home in White Co. TN"

Surgeon that attended you?
"T. H. Smith Now Dead"

Have you married?
"yes"

If so what is the size of your family?
"8 children"

Wife age 50 Oldest Child 30 Youngest Child 11

3 girls and 5 boys

What business are you engaged in
"Farming(my family is) ordinary support"

What is your own estate?
"$400 real estate and some personal property"

Wife has no property

How have you supported family for the last 5 yrs?
"farming"

How long have you been a resident of TN?
"All my life except for 5 yrs in Texas.
In '74 moved there--came back '79"

------------------------------------
(Note: next section filled out later)
Present size of family
"Six myself, wife 3 girls age 32, 21, 18 and one boy 12."

8 Children in all 5 girls 3 boys
32, 30, 27, 25, 23, 21, 18, 12"
(Note:  there are G's and B's under the ages given.  The boys
were age 27, 25 and 12)

Farmer making about $75 a yr.
Signed May 7th 1894 by W. E. Shockley & Nannie Shockley

April 14, 1925--Letter from J. A. Grissom of Campaign, TN
advising of Shelby's Death saying that Shelby left a widow who
is aware that she qualified for widow's pension & asks that they
send papers necessary to file for that pension.

America Ward--Warren Co. TN Widow's Pension Application # 5391

Widow of Rufus Ward W5391 Filed in  Warren Co
America Ward Rock Island, Warren Co. TN
Resident of the State for 58 yrs
Maiden Name and birth info:
America Welsh  Dayton, Rhea Co. TN  Oct 16th 1856
Where and when was husband born and who performed the ceremony:
born 1834 in Van Buren Co. TN Rufus Ward,  Esq Wm Acuff
Enlisted in Co. G 16th TN  was in Co. about 1 1/2 yrs
When & Where did husband die   1905 White Co. TN
They have 5 children together
2 boys and 3 girls  Boys ages 32, 31  Girls 21, 17(might be 19 writing bad)
one girl deceased.

Name of a Friend that would be willing to have us write about your case
Sam Worthington, Laurelburg TN
signed America Ward 
Witness C. M(or W) Mooneyham
according to statement by C. W. Mooneyham
Rufus enlisted May 1861 Co. G. 16th TN
he knows because he was there when he enlisted.
Co. surrendered 1865 in North Carolina
Mooneyham wasn't at surrender as he was out on detail
Rufus left command 1862 in SC for disability for duty.

Signed Statement made on April 10 1914
Martain Odle
Sarha Odle (sic)
We were present at the Marriage of Amercia Walch to Rufus Ward
in April 1880 & Certify that she is now his widow

Rufus Ward--Van Buren Co. TN Soldier's Pension # 453

Rufus Ward
Cane Ridge, Van Buren Co. TN
Co. "I" 16th Reg. TN Vol.

Loss of eye sight and hearing from exposure and sickness 
contracted in the West Virginia Campaign around Huttonsville,
Huntersville and Big Sewell Mountain.

Born:  March 4th 1835 in Van Buren Co. TN

[ Note added by Marie birth would have been in one of 
parent counties of Van Buren]

Enlisted Mary 1861 Company I 16th Reg TN Vol
Col. John H. Savage Commanding Capt Harmon York
1st Lt G. B. Johnson Lt. A. T. Sultry & Mort Woods Co. Officers.
Was in Battle near of Huttonsville on the Tagerts Valley.
Discharged honorably on Surgeons Cert. in SC. 
Surgeon 16th Reg. Dr. I T. Reid Chattanooga
while in Army.  Dr. Huse Rodgers after coming out
of Army(Rodgers now lives in Illinois)
Rufus is married with wife and 1 children
Wife age 30 Children ages 9, 8 and 2 yrs old.
His Attorney who is taking care of his pension papers
is W H. Head Can Ridge TN------- July 17, 1891

Letters from Thos A. Head of Bone Cave (Aug 21 1898)
wanting to know why Rufus gets a pension & nothing is done
about the papers he is filed on "Ben" Paine.  States that Rufus
works daily and makes a good living and lives comfortably.

"He was born "squint eyed" and could feign blindness & admirably 
succeed deceiving the medical examiner.  He is able to work and does
so every day."

Rufus drew pension for several yrs and then there is a 
statement saying that Rufus is abandon by wife and children
who have "turned him adrift"

He has no means of support or property and is temporarily living
with his sister who is poor.

Statement that Rufus' sister has died and his wife and children 
have returned and are living with him on rented land on the 
side of Bone Cave Mtn.

March 24 1919
Change of Address
Mrs. America Ward, 
Old Address Rock Island Warren Co. 
New Address:  Graysville , Bledsoe Co. TN

War Dept Statement:

April 21 1914
The Records show that Rufus Ward Private Co. I 16th TN INF CSA
enlisted May 20, 1861 at Camp Harris to serve 12 Months
Roll of the Company dated July 19, 1863, last on which his 
name is borne shows him discharged Feb 22, 1862.
Nothing further found.

Louisa York Durham--Bell Co. TX Widow's Pension # 8219

Confederate Pension Application
Louisa Durham
Bell Co. TX
Post Office Belton Texas
Comptroller's File # 8219

I have carefully examined the within application for pension, 
together with the proof in support thereof, and I recommend that the application be approved this 
18th of September A. D. 1901  E. A. Bolmes Pension Clerk

I hereby Approve the within application for pension 
this Sep 18 1901(stamped date) R. M. Love Comptroller

The State of Texas
Co. of Bell
To the Honorable County Judge of Bell Co. TX.

Your Petitioner, Mrs. Louisa Durham, respectfully 
represents that she is a resident citizen of Bell Co. in the State of TX, that she is the widow of W. G. Durham 
deceased, who was a Confederate soldier, and that she makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a 
pension as the widow of said W. G. Durham deceased, under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature 
of the State of Texas and approved May 12 A. D. 1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to carry into 
effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled 
and dependent Confederate soldiers, sailors and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an 
appropriation therefor." and I do solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are 
true.  (Numbers were added for clarity--orig. doc. shows  
Q. and then Answer before each)
1.  What is your name?  Louisa Durham
2.  What is your age? Sixty Eight Years
3.  In what County do you reside? Bell Co. Texas
4.  How long have you resided in said County and what is your 
post office address?  
Lived in Bell Co. 28 yrs--Post Office is Belton
5.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate 
Pension Law Heretofore, and been rejected? 
If so state when and where. I have not.
6.  What is your Occupation if able to engage in one?  House Keeping
7.  What is your physical condition?  Worn out with age and have rhemutism
8.  What was the name of your deceased husband? W. G. Durham
9.  Are you unmarried, and have you so remained unmarried since the death of 
your said husband for whose services you claim a pension?  I have not remarried.
10.  State in what company and regiment your deceased husband for whose services 
you claim a pension enlisted in the Confederate Army, and the time of his service 
therein?  Think it was Dibrell Co. Wheeler? Corps Sparta Tenn Served about 3 yrs.
11.  If your deceased husband served in the Confederate navy, state when and where, 
and the time of such service?  Did not serve in Navy
12.  State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land 
certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative state 
what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have so received.  Have 
received none.
13.  What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value 
of such property?  Give list of such property and value.   I have no property.
14.  What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within 
two years prior to the date of this application?  Have sold no property
15.  What income if any do you receive? None whatever
16.  Have you transferred circumstands; that is, are you in actual want, and 
destitute of property and means of subsistence?  I am
17.  Are you unable by your labor to earn a support?  I am
18.  Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the 
purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? I have not
19.  Did your deceased husband for whose services you claim a pension, ever 
desert the Confederacy? No
20.  Have you be continiously since the first day of March, 1880, a bona fide 
resident citizen of this State?  I have

Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for pension be approved 
and that such other preceedings be had in the premises as are required by the 
law.  (Signature of Applicant) Louisa Durham Sworn to and subscribed before 
me this 13th day of June A. D. 1901  G. M. Felts County Judge Bell Co. TX

Affadavit of Witness
State of Texas County of Bell
Before me G. M. Felts County Judge of Bell Co., State of Texas, on this day 
personally appeared A. M. Montieth and R. L. Gully who are personally known 
to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that 
they personally know the Mrs. Louisa Durham, widow of the said W. G. Durham, 
deceased, and that they further know that Mrs. Louis Durham, widow of the 
said W. G. Durham is unable to support herself by labor of any sort.

Signature of Witness A. M. Monteith
Signature of Witness R. L. Gully
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of June A. D. 1901
G. M. Felts County Judge of Bell County, TX

Certificate of County Judge
The State of Texas County of Bell 

I G. M. Felts county judge of Bell County, State of Texas, do hereby certify 
that on the 15 day of June A. D. 1901, before me came on to be heard the 
application of Mrs. Louisa Durham, widow of W. G. Durham, deceased, for a 
pension under the Confederate Pension Law of this State, approved May 12 
A. D. 1899; that the answers of said applicant to the questions propounded 
were made under oath as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; 
that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before 
me as the same herinbefore appear.  I also certify that the said 
applicant Louisa Durham is not disqualified under any of the provisions of 
Section 12, of the Confederate Pension law.  I further certify that after 
considering all of the proceedings had before me relative to the said application 
for the pension by the said Mrs. Louisa Durham, as widow of W. G. Durham 
deceased, I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided 
for by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application.

Witness my hand and seal of office at Belton this 28th day of August A. D. 1901
G. M. Felts
County Judge Bell County State of Texas

Certificate of County Commisioner
The State of Texas, County of Bell  We, the undersigned members of the 
Commisioners Court of Bell Co. Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing 
application of Mrs. Louisa Durham widow of W. G. Durham deceased, for 
a pension together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted 
by Hon. G. M. Felts County Judge of this Bell County, to the Commissioners 
court of this Bell County, at a regular term thereof on the 15 day of June 
A.D. 1901, after a careful consideration of the same we find the 
said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided for by the 
Confederate Pension Law of this state, and we hereby approve said application.
Witness our hands and seal of office at Belton this 28th day of August A. D. 1901.

N. B. Vernon
M. H. Franklin
G. W. Walton Jr.
H. N. Banks

Comptrollers Department State of Texas Austin  August 2nd 1901

I, R. M. Love, Comptroller of Public Aaccounts of the State of Texas, 
do hereby certify that the records of this office show the following facts:

1st  The application of W. G. Durham for Confederate pension(see file 269) 
was duly approved September 21st, 1899 by J. R. Curl Acting Comptroller.

2nd  The proof on file with said application shows that said W. G. Durham 
served in Company "A", 8th Tennessee Calvary, serving about ten months, 
being conscripting officer prior to his regular service in the army.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and caused the seal of 
said office to be affixed on this 2nd day of August A. D. 1901.

Signature of R. M. Love
Comptroller.

For Mrs. W. G. Durham

W. G. Durham Bell Co. TX Soldier's Confederate Pension Application #269

W. G. Durham Bell Co. TX 
Post Office Belton TX
Comptroller's File # 269
Approved 22nd Day of Sept A. D. 1899
Wm. J. Swain Pension Clerk(signature)

I hereby approve the within application for 
pension, this 21 da yof Sept A. D. 1899 
J. R. Curl(signature)
Acting Comptroller

The state of Texas
County of Bell

To the Honorable county Judge of Bell County, Texas
Your petitioner, W. G. Durham respectfully represents that he is 
a resident citizen of Bell County, in the state of Texas, and that
he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension 
under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State
of Texas and approved May 12, A. D. 1899, the same being an act
entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled
and dependant Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows, under 
certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefor." and I do 
solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions 
are true.

1.  What is your Name?  "W. G. Durham"
2.  What is your Age?  "Seventy one(71)"
3.  In what County do you reside?  "Bell"
4.  How long have you resided in said County and what is your post 
office address?  "since 1873 Belton Bell County"
5.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law 
heretofore, and been rejected?  "If so state when and Where. I have not."
6.  What is your occupation if able to engage in one? "Not able to engage in any"
7.  What is your physical condition?  "Very low"
8.  If you physical condition is such that you are unable by your own
labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability.  
"a cancerous offection(sic)"
9.  State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the Confederate Army, 
and the time of your service.  "Company A 8th Tennessee Cavalry.  About 
July 1864.  Previously was conscripting officer & served about 10 months"
10.  If you served in the Confederate Navy state when and where and the 
time of your service.  "Did not serve in Navy"
11.  State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation 
land certificate under any previous law and if you answer in the affirmative 
state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you received.  "None"
12.  What real estate and personal property do you now own, and what is the
present value of such property? Give list of such property and value. "Own 
two mules worth about $75 One Cow worth $20 Farming Tools $10  Household 
furniture $25"
13.  What Property and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within
two years prior to the day of this application?  "None"
14.  What income, if any, do you receive? "none"
15.  Are you in indigent circumstances that is, are you in actual want, 
and destitute of property and means of subsistence?  "yes"
16.  Are you unable by your labor to earn a support? "yes"
17.  Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind 
for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? "None"
18.  Did you ever desert the Confederacy?  "No"
19.  Have you been continously since the first day of January 1880 a 
bona fide citizen of this State?  "Yes"
Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved 
and that such other Proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
(signature of applicant)   W. G. Durham
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of June A. D. 1899
D. R. Pendleton County Judge Bell Co. Texas

============Affidavit of Witnesses==========

The State of Texas, 
County of Bell
Before me D. R. Pendleton County Judge of Bell County, State of Texas on 
this day personally appeared W. C. Durham and W. W. Drake who are personally 
known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, 
state that they personally know W. G. Durham the above named applicant for 
a pension, and that they personally know that the said W. G. Durham 
enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of 
a soldier as claimed by him in the above foregoing application and that 
they further know that he, the said applicant, is unable to support himself
by labor of any sort.
(Signature of Witness)W. C. Durham
(Signature of Witness)W. W. Drake
Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day of July A. D. 1899
D. R. Pendleton 
County Judge Bell County, Texas

===========Affidavit of Physician=========
The state of Texas,
County of Bell
Before me, D. R. Pendleton County Judge of Bell County, State of Texas on 
this day personally appeared J. G Adams, who is a reputable practicing 
physician of this County, who being by me duly sworn on oath, states that 
he has carefully and thoroughly examined W. G. Durham applicant for a 
pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which 
render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a 
support for himself  "_____ ulcer of the eye face one eye ____ destroyed"
(signature of physician) J. G. Adams M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of June A. D. 1899
D.R. Pendleton
County Judge Bell County, State of Texas

===========Certificate of County Judge=======
The state of Texas,
County of Bell
I D. R. Pendleton county Judge of Bell County, State of Texas, 
do hereby certify that on the 13 day of July A. D. 1899, before 
me came on to be heard the application of W. G. Durham for a 
pension under the Confederate Pension Law of this State, approved 
May 12, A. D. 1899, that the answers of said applicant to the 
questions propounded were made under oath as the same appear in 
writing in the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the 
witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the 
same hereinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of 
Doctor J. G. Adams who is a reputable practicing physician of 
this County, was made before me.  I also certify that the said 
applicant W. G. Durham, is not an inmate of the Texas Confederate 
Home, nor otherwise disqualified under the provision of Section 
12, of the COnfederate Pension Law.  I further certify that after 
considering all the prooceedings had before me relative to the 
said application for a pension by the said W. G. Durham I find 
the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided 
by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve 
said application.

Witness my hand and seal of office at Belton this 19 day of 
August A. D. 1899.
D. R. Pendleton
County Judge Bell County, state of Texas


===========Certificate of County Commisioners=======
The state of Texas,
County of Bell
We the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of Bell County 
Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of W. G. Durham
for a pension, together with the proof in support thereof, was duly 
submitted by Hon. D. R. Pendleton county judge of this Bell County, 
to the Commisssioners Court of this Bell County, at a regular term 
thereof on the 14th day of August A.D. 1899 and after careful 
consideration of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully 
entitled to the pension provided for by the Confederate Pension Law of
of this State, and we hereby approve said application.

Witness our hands and seal of office at Belton this 14th day of August
A. D. 1899
(Signatures of Commisioners)
M. H. Shanklin
N. B. Vernon
F. N. Lancaster
T. C. Stinson

Elizabeth Fleming Mason Co. TX Widow's Confederate Pension Application #35501

Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming Mason Co. TX
Filed Nov 1st 1918
Approved 11-19-18
Pension Allowed from 12-1-18

J.C. Jones Commissioner of Pensions

For Use of Widows of Soldiers who are in Indigent Circumstances

The State of Texas
County of Mason
I, Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, do hereby make application to the Commisioner of Pensions for a pension, to be granted me 
under the Act passed by the Thirty-third Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved April 7, A.D. 1913 on the 
following grounds. 

I am the widow of S. L. Fleming, deceased who departed this life on the 13th day of August, A.D. 1918 in the county of 
Mason in the state of Texas.

I have not remarried since the death of said husband, and I do
solemnly swear that I was never divorced from my said husband, and that I never voluntarily abandoned him during his 
life, but remained his true, 
faithful and lawful wife up to the date of his death.  I was married to him
 on the ___ day of September  ____ A.D. in the county of Mason , in the state
of Texas.

My Husband the said S. L. Fleming, enlisted and served in the military service of the Confederate states 
during the war between the States of the United States and he did not desert the Confederate service.  
I have been a resident of the State of Texas since prior to January 1 A.D. 1920,
and have been continously since a citizen of the State of Texas.  I do further state that I do not receive
from any source whatever money or other means of suppport amounting in value above the sum of $300.00
per annum, nor do I own in my own right, nor does anyone hold in trust for my benefit or use, estate or
property, either real, personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the value of one thousand dollars, 
exclusive of the home of the value of not over $2000; nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other 
state of the United States, and I do further state that the answers given to the following questions are true:

1. What is your age?  "65 years"
2. Where were you born? "De Witt County, Texas"
3. How long have you resided in the State of Texas? "65 years"
4. How long have you resided in the county of your present residence and what is your postoffice address?
"23 years; Mason, Texas"
5. Did your husband draw a pension?  If so give his file number.  "Mason, 21750"
6. What was your husband's full name?  "Samuel Logan Fleming"
7. What was the date of his death? "August 13th 1918"
8. In What state was your husband's command originally organized? "Tennessee"
9. How long did your husband serve? If known to you give date of enlistment & discharge "about 4 years"
10. What was the name or letter of the company, or number of the regiment in which your husband served?  If he was 
transferred from one brance of service to another, give time fo transfer, description of command and time of service. 
____________________
11. Name branch of service in which your husband served, whether infantry, cavalry, artillary or navy, or if 
commissioned as an officer by the President, HIs rank and line of duty, or if detailed for special service, under the 
law of conscription, the nature of such service, and time of service.  "Infantry" 
12. Have you transferred to others any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under 
this law?  "No"

Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for pension may be approved and such other proceedings be had in 
the premises as required by law.
(signature of applicant) Elizabeth Fleming
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of September A.D. 1918

Signature and Seal   Glenn Smith
County Judge Mason County, Texas


=========================
Affidavit of Witnesses

The State of Texas 
County of Mason
Before me, Glenn W. Smith, County Judge of Mason County, State of Texas on this day personally appeared
J. S. Capps and Chas. Pinson, who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly 
sworn, on oath state that they personally know that Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, applicant for a pension as 
the widow of S. L. Fleming, deceased; that they personally know that she has not remarried since the 
death of her husband, for whose service in the army she claims a pension, and that they have no interest 
in this claim.
Signature of Witness  J. S. Capps
Signature of Witness Charlie Pinson
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 11th day of September, A. D. 1918

Glenn W. Smith County Judge Mason County, Texas


=========================
Affidavit of Witnesses

The State of Texas 
County of Llano
Before me, Glenn W. Smith, County Judge of Mason County, State of Texas on this day personally appeared 
J.S. Capps and Chas. Pinson, who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly 
sworn, on oath state that they personally know the above named applicant for pension, and that they 
personally know that the said Elizabeth Fleming has been a bona fide resident citizen of the state of 
Texas since prior to January 1, A.D. 1920 and that they have no interest in this claim.

Signature of Witness  J.S. Capps
Signature of Witness Charlie Pinson
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 11th day of September, A.D. 1918

Glenn W. Smith County Judge Mason County, Texas

=========================

Certificate of State and County Assessor

I, R.E.L. Clark State and County Assessor in the County of Mason
State of Texas, do certify that Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming whose name is signed
to the foregoing application for a pension under the Act of the Thirty-third Legislature, approved April 7, 1913
is charged on the tax rolls of said county with a homestead value of none dollars and other property, 
real or personal, or both of the value of none dollars.
Given under my hand, this 28 day of Oct. A.D. 1918
R.E.L. Clark State and County Assessor

=========================

Nov 2nd 1918

Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming
Mason, Texas

Dear Madam:  Regarding your application fro a pension, you are
advised that it will be necessary for you to give the exact
date of your marriage before this Department can take further
action in your case.  

Yours very truly, 


Commissioner of Pensions


=========================

Nov. the 18th 1918
Mr. J. C. Jones	Austin Texas
Rec. your notice today asking
for the date of my marriage
to S.L. Fleming diseased(sic)
it was sep 25th 1895
He died August 13th 1918
we lived in mason Texas at the
time of his death but now I live
with my daughter at Moran Texas.
So please send the pension to
Moran Texas
Shackelford Co.
As ever Elizabeth Fleming
Moran Tex.

=========================

Application for Mortuary Warrant

They State of Texas
County of Shackelford I, Mrs. B. B. Brewster 
do hereby certify that I am the person to whom is entrusted the paying
of the accounts and indebtedness of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, who
was a pensioner of the State of Texas and whose file number was 35501 and 
whose original county was Mason.

The Said Pensioner Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, died on the 13th day of June 1936,
in the town of Near Moran, Texas

The Pensioner died in the home of Mrs. B. B. Brewster, who was related to the
pensioner as Daughter.

That the warrent, which application is hereby made for, shall be applied to paying
all or part of the funeral expenses incurred by the said pensioner Mrs. Elizabeth
Fleming.

I further certify that the warrant for the current month has not been cashed by the
pensioner to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I am related to the pensioner as Daughter.
that my postoffice address is Moran, Texas  Rt, #1 Box 4 Moran Texas.

Signed Mrs. B. B. Brewster
Sworn to before me this 11th day of July 1936
J. F. Huskey
Notary Public in and for Shackelford , State of Texas

Certificate of Undertaker

I, A.J. Taylor, do certify that I am undertaker in the town of Moran, 
County of Shackelford, State of Texas that I had charge of the body of
Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, who died in the town of Near Moran, County of
Shackelford, State of Texas on the 13th day of June 1936.  THat said 
body was prepared for burial by me on the 13th of June 1936.  and that 
I am of the opinion that warrant herein applied for should be issued to
the said Mrs. B. B. Brewster who makes the foregoing application.

Signed A. J. Taylor, Taylor Furn. Co.
By- Bol Taylor

Certificate of Physician

I, R. E. Forrester M.D., do certify that I am a practicing
physician, and that I attended Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming, in her
last illness and am of the opinion that her ailments were 
Diabetes, Mitral lesion of heart with broken compensation
Diabetic Gangrene of right foot.

I further certify that I am of the opinion that the Mortuary
Warrent above requested should be issued in the name of the
aforementioned applicant, in accordance with Act passed by the
Thirty-eight Legislature and approved March 2, 1928.

Signed  R. E. Forrester M.D.
Physicians Address:  Moran Texas.
July 8 1936

Mary Fleming--Llano Co. TX Widow's Confederate Pension Application # 46638

Mary Fleming--filed April 26th 1930
Approved June 20th 1930
Pension allowed from July 1st 1930
(hand written note across the top of Pension Form B 
Dead 8-29-40

The State of Texas,
County of Llano
I, Mrs. Mary Fleming do hereby make application for a
pension, pursuant to the provisions of the First Section of Title 109, 
Revised Civil Statutes, 1925, providing for Confederate Pension, amended by 
Chapter 95, General Laws of the Fortieth Legislature, as amended by Senate 
Bill 287, Acts of the Regular Session of the Forty-First Legislature of the 
State of Texas, approved March 5, 1929, on the following ground.

I am the widow of J. M. Fleming deceased, who departed this life of 
the 4th day of Dec., A.D. 1915, in the county of Llano in the State of
Texas.  I have not remarried since the death of my said husband and I 
do solemnly swear that I was never divorced from my said husband, and 
that I never voluntarily abandoned him during his life, but remained 
his true, faithful and lawful wife up to the date of his death.  I was 
married to him on the 15 day of Dec , A.D. 1864, in the county of Van 
Buren in the State of Tennessee.

My husband the said, J. M. Fleming, enlisted and served in the military 
service of the Confederate states during the war between the States of 
the United States and he did not desert the Confederate service.  I have 
been a resident of the State of Texas since prior to January 1 A.D. 1920, 
and have been continuously since a citizen of the State of Texas.  I do 
further state that I do not receive from any source whatever money or 
other means of support amounting in value above the sum of $300.00
per annum, nor do I own in my own right, nor does anyone hold in trust 
for my benefit or use, estate or property, either real, personal or 
mixed, either in fee or for life, of the value of one thousand dollars, 
exclusive of the home of the value of not over $2000; nor do I receive 
any aid or pension from any other state of the United States, and I do 
further state that the answers given to the following questions are true:

1.  What is your age, and date of birth? "Jan 22nd 1843 87 years old"
2.  Where were you born?  "Warren County Tennessee"
3.  How long have you resided in the state of Texas? "56 years"
4.  How long have you resided in the county of your present residence? "52 yrs"
5.  What is your postoffice address? "Llano Texas"
6.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate pension law 
and been rejected?  "No"  If rejected state when & where_____
7.  Did your husband draw a pension?  No  If so give his file number_____
8.  Give, if possible, the postoffice address of your deceased husband
at the time of his enlistment. "Spencer, Tennessee"
9.  What is your Husband's Full Name?  "Jerry Monrow Fleming"
10.  In what Sate was your husband's command originally organized?  "Tennessee"
11.  How long did your husband serve?  one year.  If known to you, give the 
date of enlistment and discharge.   "I don't know"

12.  What was the name or letter of the company, or number of the regiment in 
which your husband served?  If he was transferred from one branch of service 
to another, give time fo transfer, description of command and time of service.
(If Applicants husband was a pensioner give his file number, which is evidence
sufficient for proof of service)  "I think he belonged to Captain Cummings'  
Company, don't know the regiment, but think it was Savages Regiment"

13 Name branch of service in which your husband served, whether infantry, 
cavalry, artillery or navy, or if commissioned as an officer by the President, 
his rank and line of duty, or if detailed for special service, under the law
of conscription, the nature of such service, and time of service.  "Infantry"

14.  Do you own any property other than that rendered for taxes in your 
county? If so, state value of same and county where located  "no"

15.  Have you transferred to another any property of any kind for the 
purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law?  "No"

Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for pension may be 
approved and such other proceedings 

be had in the premises as required by law.
(signature of applicant) Mrs. Mary Fleming
Sworn and subscribed before me this 21 day of April A.D. 1930
A.E. Moore
County Judge Llano County TX

=========================
Affidavit of Witnesses

The State of Texas 
County of Llano
Before me, A. E. Moore, County Judge of Llano County, State of Texas 
on this day personally appeared J. B. Mayes & G. W. House, who are 
personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly 
sworn, on oath state that they personally know that Mrs. Mary Fleming, 
applicant for a pension as the widow of Jerry Monrow Fleming, deceased; 
that they personally know that she has not remarried since the death 
of her husband, for whose service in the army she claims a pension, 
and that they have no interest in this claim.
Signature of Witness  J. B. Moore
Signature of Witness G. W. House
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 21 day of April, A. D. 1930

A E. Moore County Judge Llano County, Texas


=========================
Affidavit of Witnesses

The State of Texas 
County of Llano
Before me, A. E. Moore, County Judge of Llano County, State of Texas 
on this day personally appeared J. B. Mayes & G. W. House, who are 
personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly 
sworn, on oath state that they personally know the above named applicant 
for pension, and that they personally know that the said Mrs. Mary 
Fleming has been a bona fide resident citizen of the state of Texas 
since prior to January 1, A.D.  1920 and that they have no interest 
in this claim.

Signature of Witness  J. B. Moore
Signature of Witness G. W. House
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 21 day of April, A. D. 1930

A E. Moore County Judge Llano County, Texas
=========================

Certificate of State and County Assessor
I, Elmon Stewart, State and County Assessor in the County of Llano 
State of Texas, do certify that Mrs. J. M. Fleming whose name is 
signed to the foregoing application for a pension is charged on 
the tax rolls of said county with a homestead of the value of $900 
Dollars and in addition to homestead, of other property, real, 
personal, or both of the value of _______ dollars.
Given under my hand this 21st day of April, A.D. 1930.
Elmon Stewart  State and County Assessor

========================

Comptroller's Department State of Texas Austin

April 26th 1930
To the Adjutant General, War Dept. Washington D.C.

Dear Sir I have the honor to request the Military record
of J. M. Fleming, who is reported to have enlisted in Company
_________ Regiment  ___________.  
Capt Cummins Company, Savage's Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.

In service in the Confederate States Army. 

Very Respectfully,
Geo. H. Sheppard
Comptroller of State of Texas
Mrs. Mary Fleming.

=======================
War Dept The Adjutant General's Office Washington May 2, 1930

Respectfully returned to 

The Comptroller, State of Texas, Auston, Texas

The records show that John H. Savage was Colonel of the 16th 
Regiment TN Infantry, Confederate State Army and that on Denny 
Cummings was a lieutenant of Company I, of the Regiment.  The 
name J. M. Fleming has not been found on the muster rolls on 
file in this office of Company I, 16th Regiment Tennessee Infantry 
C.S.A. which rolls cover the period in part from July 1, 1861 
to April 30 1864.

C. H. Bridges, Major General, The Adjutant General

=======================

State of Tennessee
Van Buren County

Personally appeared before me, A. F. Curtis, Clerk of the County 
Court of said County, Jesse Martin, who, being duly sworn, deposed 
as follows;  "I am 83 years of age since last October.  I have been 
a resident of Van Buren County practically all my life.  I was 
acquainted with Jerry Fleming during the Civil War.  Mr. Fleming 
was a resident of Van Buren County, Tennessee at that time.  I 
also knew the wife of said Jerry Fleming, She was called Polly 
Fleming.  She lives in Texas now.  Jerry Fleming is dead and has 
been for some time according to my information.  Said Jerry Fleming
inlisted(sic) in the Confederate Army from Van Buren County Tennessee.  
Said Jerry Fleming was granted a forlough and came home on it and he, 
together with some other soldiers, including my brother Noah Martin, 
was captured by the Federal soldiers and taken to Camp Chase.  The 
said Jerry Fleming was gone to the Army about one year before he was 
captured.  He remained in the service from the time he left home until 
he was captured while on a furlough home.  My understanding is that 
he was kept in Camp Chase until the close of the war.  The said Jerry 
Fleming was in Capt. W. B. Cummings' Company according to my recollection.

Signed    Jesse Martin
Sworn and subscribed to before me
this Nov. 27, 1929
A. F. Curtis
County Court Clerk

======================

Valley Spring Tex
April 22, 1930
Mr. J. M. Edwards,

Dear Sir,
i received your letter and with Grandmother went to Mr. Moor and 
have filled out the questions as best we could and are sending you 
with the statement from Mr. Martin.There was one other old soldier 
I found but his mind is bad and h can't sign up anything and is verry old.  
I hope this will be all you will need of course we are trying to get 
this under the new law which I understand don't go into affect until 
some time in June.

There are plenty people here who have known here from 40-50 years 
But the Judge said you don't want anymore so hoping she can get this.  
I remain yours truly,
W. O. Fleming
Valley Spring Tex.

======================

					Goldthwaite, Texas 8/23 1940

Mrs. Mary Fleming dec'd 

In Account with Fairman Company Dealers in Hardware--Implements--Furniture
Funeral Directors

8/14/40	Casket			100.00
	Hearse			 25.00
	Embalming		 25.00
--------------------------------------
				150.00

8/14/40	Cr by Cash		150.00

--------------------------------------

The above statement is true and 
correct and has been paid in full.
	Fairman Co.
	E. T. Fairman

Sworn to before me this 23rd August 1940
	Claudia Carroll
	Notary Public Mills Co. Texas.

=======================================

There are two Application for Mortuary Warrants
the first one was made by W. C. Fleming but is
marked thru as Void.  

---------------------------------------

Application for Mortuary Warrant #1

State of Texas
County of Mills  
I, W.C. Fleming do hereby certify that I am the person to whom is 
entrusted the paying of the accounts and indebtedness of the late 
Mrs. Mary Fleming, who was a pensioner of the state of Texas, and 
whose file number was 46638 and whose original county was Llano.

The said pensioner Mrs. Mary Fleming, died on the 14 day of August, 
1940, in the town of Prec. 4 County of Mills, Texas.The pensioner 
died in the home of L. D. Fleming who was related to the pensioner 
as Grandson.That the warrant, which application is hereby made for, 
shall be applied to paying all or part of funeral expenses incurred 
by the said pensioner.  I further certify that the warrant for the 
current month has not been cashed by the pensioner, to the best of 
my knowledge and belief. 
I am related to the pensioner as Grandson that 
my postoffice address is Box 66 Star Route, San Saba, Texas
Signed W. C. Fleming   (see check)
Sworn to before me this 20 day of Aug. 1940 
Claudia Carroll
Notary Public in and for Mills Co. State of Texas.

Certificate of Undertaker

I, Roy Wilkins, do certify that I am undertaker in the town of 
Goldthwaite, county of Mills, State of Texas that I had charge 
of the body of Mrs. Mary Fleming, who died in the town of Prec. 4., 
County of Mills, State of Texas on the 14 day of August 1940.  
That said body was prepared for burial by me on the 14 day of 
August 1940 and that I am of the opinion that warrant herein 
applied for should be issued to the said W. C. Fleming who 
makes the foregoing applications.

Signed:   Roy Wilkins 
(mail check to E. F. Shropshire)

Certificate of Physician

I, J.M. Campbell, do certify that I am a practicing physician 
and that I attended Mrs. Mary Fleming in her last illness, and 
I am of the opinion that his ailments were Chronic Nephrosis  I 
further certify that I am of the opinion that the Mortuary 
Warrants above requested should be issued in the name of the 
aforementioned applicant, in accordance with Act passed by the 
Thirty-eighth Legislature and approved March 2, 1923.  
Signed J. M. Campbell
Physicians Address Goldthwaite, TX

------------------------------------

Application for Mortuary Warrant #2

State of Texas
County of Mills  
I, E.F. Shropshire do hereby certify that I am the person to whom is 
entrusted the paying of the accounts and indebtedness of the late 
Mrs. Mary Fleming, who was a pensioner of the state of Texas, and 
whose file number was 46638 and whose original county was Llano.  
The said pensioner Mrs. Mary Fleming, died on the 14 day of August, 
1940, in the town of Prec. 4 County of Mills, Texas.  The pensioner 
died in the home of L. D. Fleming who was related to the pensioner 
as Grandson.

That the warrant, which application is hereby made for, shall be 
applied to paying all or part of funeral expenses incurred by the 
said pensioner.Paid by E. F. Shropshire.   I further certify that 
the warrant for the current month has not been cashed by the pensioner, 
to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I am related to the pensioner as Son in law that 
my postoffice address is 4114 Caroline St. Houston Texas
Signed E. F. Shropshire   
Sworn to before me this 9 day of Sept. 1940 
Claudia Carroll
Notary Public in and for Mills Co. State of Texas.

Certificate of Undertaker

I, Charles Roy Wilkins, do certify that I am undertaker in the 
town of Goldthwaite, county of Mills, State of Texas that I had 
charge of the body of Mrs. Mary Fleming, who died in the town of 
Prec. 4., County of Mills, State of Texas on the 14 day of August 
1940.  That said body was prepared for burial by me on the 14 day 
of August 1940 and that I am of the opinion that warrant herein 
applied for should be issued to the said Mr. E. F. Shropshire 
paid $150.00  complete bill for Mrs. Flemings Funeral who makes 
the foregoing applications.
Signed:   Charles Roy WIlkins 


Certificate of Physician
I, J.M. Campbell, do certify that I am a practicing physician and 
that I attended Mrs. Mary Fleming in her last illness, and I am of 
the opinion that her ailments were Nephrosis   I further certify that 
I am of the opinion that the Mortuary Warrants above requested should 
be issued in the name of the aforementioned applicant, in accordance 
with Act passed by the Thirty-eighth Legislature and approved March 2, 1923.  
Signed J. M. Campbell
Physicians Address Goldthwaite, TX
Sept 5, 1940

S. L. Fleming--Mason Co. TX Soldier's Confederate Pension Application # 21750

S.L. Fleming--filed Aug 15th 1913
Approved----Sept 1, 1913
Pension allowed from Dec. 1, 1913
Geo. W. Kyser
Commissioner of Pensions

The State of Texas,
County of Mason
I, S. L. Fleming do hereby make application to the Commisioner of Pensions for a 
pension to be granted me under the Act passed by the Thirty-Third Legislature of 
the State of Texas, and approved Apr. 7th 1913 on the following grounds:

I endlisted and served in the military serves of the Confederate States during the
war between the States of the United States, and that I did not desert the Confederate
service but during said war I was loyal and true to my duty, and never at any time
voluntarily abandoned my post of duty in the said service; that I honorably discharged
or surrendered (Give date and cause.)
"discharged from Camp Clease, Ohio, April 9th 1865 I was in prison at the close of 
the war at above place and was released at the close of the war."
that I have been a bona fide citizen of this State since prior to January 1 A.D. 1900,
and have been continously since a citizen of the State of Texas.  I do further state 
that I do not hold any national, State, city or county office which plays me a salary
or fees one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, nor have I an income from any other 
employment or other source whatever which amounts to one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum, or do I receive from any source whatever money or other means of support amounting 
in value to the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, nor do i own in my own right,
nor does any one hold in trust for my benefit or use, nor does my wife own, nor does any one
hold in trust for my wife, estate or property, either real, personal or mixed either in fee 
or for life, of the assessed value of over one thousand dollars; nor do I receive any aid 
or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and 
that I am not an inmate of the Confederate Home, and I do further state that the answers 
given to the following questions are true:



1.  What is your age? "75 years old"
2.  Where were you born?  "Van Buren County Tennessee"
3.  How long have you resided in the state of Texas?  "39 years"
4.  In what county do you reside?  "Mason Co. Texas"
5.  How long have you resided in said county and what is your postoffice address?  
"3 years, Mason, Mason County, Texas."
6.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate pension law and been rejected? 
 "No"  If rejected state when & where_____
7.  What is your occupation, if able to engage in one?  "unable"
8.  In what State was the command in which you served organized?  "Tennessee"
9.  How long did you serve?  Give if possible the date of enlistment and discharge.  
"April 12, 1861 until close of the war.
10.  What was the letter of your company, number or name of the battalion, regiment or battery? 
"Co. I"
11.  If transferred from one command to another, give time of transfer, name of command 
and time of service. "No transfers."
12   What branch of the service did you enlist in--infantry, cavalry, artillary or navy.  
"Infantry"
13.  If commissioned direct by the President, what was your rank and line of duty? 
"None"
14.  If detailed for special service, under the law of conscription, what was the nature of 
your service and for how long did you serve?  "None"

15.  Have you transfered to another any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a 
beneficiary under this law?  "No"

Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension may be approved and such other 
proceedings be had in the premises as required by law.
(signature of applicant) S. L. Fleming
Sworn and subscribed before me this 2nd day of August A.D. 1913
Glenn W. Smith
County Judge Mason County TX

==============================
Affidavit of Witness
The State of Texas
County of Mason

Before me Glenn W. Smith, County Judge of Mason County, 
State of Texas, on this day personnally appeared J. H. King and S C. Brockman, who are personally 
known to me to be creidible citizens, who, being by me duly sworn, on oath state that they personally know
S. L. Fleming the above applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that the said S. L. Fleming
has been a bona fide resident citizen of the State of Texas since prior to January 1, A.D. 1900 and that 
they have no interes in this claim
(Signature of Witness) J. H. King
(Signature of Witness)S. C. Brockman
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 2nd day of Aug., A.D. 1913
Glenn W. Smith
County Judge Mason County, TX

==============================
Certificate of the State and County Assessor

I, R.E. L. Clark, State and County Assessor in the County of Mason, 
State of Texas, do certify that S. L. Fleming or his wife, or his trustee,
or trustee for his wife, whose name is signed to the foregoing application for
a pension, under the Act of the Thirty-first Legislature, approved March 26th, A.D. 1909,
is charged on the land and personal property rolls of said county with estate, real, personal
and mixed, at the assessed value of None dollars.

Given under my hand, this 7 day of Aug., A.D. 1913

R.E. L. Clark
State and County Assessor
==============================
Interrrogatories to Witnesses in Pension Claim

Two Witnesses
1.  Prof. Ben Randel of Hamilton Co. Texas
2.  D. C. Randals of Waldrip, McCullouch Co. TX

On the forms they Questions and Answers are listed
seperate but here I have the Answers by the witness
immediately following the questions so that it is
easier to pair them up.

-----------------------------------------------------

Direct Interrogatories to be Propounded to the Witness( D.C. Randel)

1.  What is your name? Age? Present place of residence and postoffice address?
"D.C. Randals 69 years old Waldrip, McCullouch County Texas"

2.  Do you personally know or did you at any time know S. L. Fleming 
who is an applicant for pension under Act of march 26, 1909?
"Yes"
3.  How long had you known the said S. L. Fleming and when and where 
did you first know him? "Since 1861 in Confederate Army"

4.  Do you personally know that the said S.L. Fleming enlisted in 
the service of the Confederacy and performed the duties of soldier or a sailor?
"Yes I know he was a Confederate Soldier"

5.  Do you personally know in what company and regiment the said S.L. Fleming enlisted and served 
in the Confederate Army?  When?  Where? And the time of service? If you personally knew and so have 
stated that he enlisted and served in the Confederate Navy, then state:  When? Where? And How 
long he so served?  "Co. I 16th TN Regiment in 1861 in the Army"

6.  Do you personally know that S.L. Fleming was commissioned as an officer directly by the 
President of the Confederate States?  What was his rank and line of duty? "No"

7.  Do you further know if S.L. Fleming was, under the provisions of the conscript law, detailed 
for any kind of special service in the field, shops, armories, etc., of the Confederacy? What 
was the nature of his service and how long did he serve? "No"

Cross Interrogatories
1.  If, in answer to the foregoing direct interrogatories, you have stated that you personally 
know or did know said S.L. Fleming and that you know that he enlisted in the service of the 
Confederacy and performed the duties of a soldier or sailor, and having named the company and 
regiment, or special service in which S.L. Fleming so enlisted and served, then please state 
fully what is your source of such knowledge?  And state whether or not you know or at any time 
you knew of any other soldier or sailor by the name of S.L. Fleming serving in the same company 
or regiment, or special service in which you say the said S.L. Fleming enlisted, if you have 
stated that said S.L. Fleming enlisted and served in the navy of the Confederacy, then state 
whether or not you know any other soldier or sailor of the same name as said S.L. Fleming
applicant serving in the same command, or the special service to which he was assigned?

If you say that you so know other soldiers or sailors of the same name of S.L. Fleming then 
can you and how do you identify and locate the one from the other or others?
"I knew him as I belonged to the same co. and regt. for one year and one Sam Fleming belonged
to same Co. & Regt and I believe this to be the same man.  I never knew any other S.L. Fleming.

2.  Are you positively certain that said S.L. Fleming is the identical person serving as 
testified by you?   "Think So"

3.  Do you know whether or not the said S.L. Fleming served honorably from the date of his 
enlistment until the close of the late Civil War between the States, or until he was discharged 
from said company and regiment, or the special service to which he had been assigned? "No I only
staid one year in Co. & Regt."

4.  Do you know whether or not the said S.L. Fleming deserted his command, or voluntarily 
abandoned his post of duty or the service during said war? "No, but he was considered a first
class soldier while I was in the Regt.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Direct Interrogatories to be Propounded to the Witness( Prof. Ben. Randel)

1.  What is your name? Age? Present place of residence and postoffice address?
"Prof. Ben Randel age 73 yrs  Hico, Hamilton County Texas"

2.  Do you personally know or did you at any time know S. L. Fleming 
who is an applicant for pension under Act of march 26, 1909?
(no answer written)
3.  How long had you known the said S. L. Fleming and when and where 
did you first know him?(no answer given)

4.  Do you personally know that the said S.L. Fleming enlisted in 
the service of the Confederacy and performed the duties of soldier or a sailor?
"Yes"

5.  Do you personally know in what company and regiment the said S.L. Fleming enlisted and 
served in the Confederate Army? "Co. I 16th TN Regiment.  When? "1861" Where? "Spencer, TN" 
And the time of service? "One year time of service at the reorginazation he reinlisted for the war." 
If you personally knew and so have stated that he enlisted and served in the Confederate Navy, then 
state:  When? Where? And How long he so served?


6.  Do you personally know that S.L. Fleming was commissioned as an officer directly by the 
President of the Confederate States?  What was his rank and line of duty? "He entered the 
service as a 1st Corporal"

7.  Do you further know if S.L. Fleming was, under the provisions of the conscript law, detailed 
for any kind of special service in the field, shops, armories, etc., of the Confederacy? What was 
the nature of his service and how long did he serve? "He belong to the Infantry.  As a volunteer 
soldier."

Cross Interrogatories
1.  If, in answer to the foregoing direct interrogatories, you have stated that you personally 
know or did know said S.L. Fleming and that you know that he enlisted in the service of the 
Confederacy and performed the duties of a soldier or sailor, and having named the company and 
regiment, or special service in which S.L. Fleming so enlisted and served, then please state 
fully what is your source of such knowledge?  And state whether or not you know or at any time 
you knew of any other soldier or sailor by the name of S.L. Fleming serving in the same company 
or regiment, or special service in which you say the said S.L. Fleming enlisted, if you have 
stated that said S.L. Fleming enlisted and served in the navy of the Confederacy, then state 
whether or not you know any other soldier or sailor of the same name as said S.L. Fleming
applicant serving in the same command, or the special service to which he was assigned?
"Source of Knowledge:  I served in the same Company, and was his Captain"

If you say that you so know other soldiers or sailors of the same name of S.L. Fleming then 
can you and how do you identify and locate the one from the other or others?

2.  Are you positively certain that said S.L. Fleming is the identical person serving as 
testified by you? "I know no other soldier by the name of S.L. Fleming"

3.  Do you know whether or not the said S.L. Fleming served honorably from the date of his 
enlistment until the close of the late Civil War between the States, or until he was discharged 
from said company and regiment, or the special service to which he had been assigned?
"I was captured at Nashville, when Hood made his rade into Tenn.  I was lost to the Regiment
after that time.  I will say that the Army of Tenn. had no more faithful soldier than S.L. Fleming

4.  Do you know whether or not the said S.L. Fleming deserted his command, or voluntarily 
abandoned his post of duty or the service during said war? (no answer given)


=====================================================

Letter from Glenn Smith Co. Judge Dated Aug 13th 1913

Hon. R. A Buford, Com'r of Pensions, Austin, Texas

Dear Sir:- I am sending you the application of S.L. Fleming for Confederate 
Pension.  Trusting this matter will have the attention of your department as
early as possible.  I am Yours Respectfully

Glenn Smith
Co. Judge

=====================================================

Letter from S.C. Brockman dated Sept 23, 1918

Mr. J. C. Jones,
Austin, Texas

Dear Sir:  
Some time ago we returned to your office the pension voucher of S.L. Fleming
with the request for you to send blanks for mortuary warrent.  As yet we have not heard from you 
regarding this and the time is getting short please atten to this at once.  If it should happen 
that the time should run over we think it would be nothing more than right to extend the time in 
this case as it is not the fault of the parties entitled to the mortuary warrant but the fault 
seems to lie in your office.  Hoping to hear about this immediately.  I am
yours respectfully,  
S.C. Brockman
Clerk Co. Court, Mason Co. Texas.

=====================================================

Letter from S.C. Brockman dated Sept. 26th 1918

Mr. J. C. Jones
Austin, Texas

Dear Sir: 

I am sending you application for mortuary warrent for S. L. 
Fleming.  While this may not be in form please file it.  I have 
written your office twice before this in regard to this matter
and as yet have not heard from you about this matter.  Please
get busy at once and settle this matter.

Yours Very Truly,
S.C. Brockman
Clerk County Court, Mason COunty Texas

By J. H. King, Deputy.

====================================================

The State of Texas
County of Mason
Before me, S.C. Brockman, Clerk of the County Court of
said County, on this day personally appeared J.R. Fleming,
personally known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed
to this instrument, and being duly sworn, on his oath states:
That S.L. Fleming; a confederate pensioner of the State of Texas,
of Mason County, Texas; died at the home of the said J.R. Fleming
That the said J.R. Fleming is entitled to a mortuary warrant in 
the sum of $30.00.  And that he, the said J.R. Fleming hereby makes
application for said mortuary warrant.  The said S.L. Fleming died
August 13th 1918.  That the said S.L. Fleming was the father of the 
said J. R. Fleming

James R. Fleming
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 26th day of September, A.D. 1918.

S. C. Brockman
Clerk County Court, Mason County, Texas
By J. H. King, Deputy


====================================================

Mortuary Warrant
In accordance with law passed by Thirty-fifth Legislature of Texas in Regular session
Mason, Texas, September 30th 1918.

State of Texas
To James R. Fleming
Mason, Texas

Accountof Death of Pensioner No. 21750, County Mason
Pensioner's Name in Full:  S.L. Fleming

Itemize Account not to exceed Thirty Dollars

To Casket and Funeral Expenses...............$30.00


(hand written note:  Died 8-13-18,  last warrant 5-31-18 J.C. Jones)


To above account for Thirty Dollars is just, due and unpaid.
James R. Fleming
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th Day of Sept. 1918.
S. C. Brockman
Clerk County Court Mason Co. Texas
By J. H. King, Deputy


====================================================

Application for Mortuary Warrant
State of Texas
County of Mason
I, James R. Fleming do hereby certify that I am the person to whom is entrusted the paying of 
the accounts and indebtedness of the late Mr. S.L. Fleming, who was a pensioner of the State 
of Texas, and whose file number is 21750 and whose original county is Mason.  

The said pensioner S.L. Fleming, died on the 13th day of August, 1918, near the town of Mason, 
County of Mason, Texas.

The Pensioner died in the home of James R. Fleming who is related to the pensioner as Son.

That the warrant which application is hereby made for, shall be applied to paying all or part 
of the expenses incurred by the said pensioner S.L. Fleming.

I further certify that the warrant for the current quarter has not been cashed by the pensioner, 
to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I am related to the pensioner as(Friend)  Son and that my home is the town of Mason, County of 
Mason, State of Texas, that my postoffice address is Mason, Texas.  

Signed  James R. Fleming

----------------------------------------------------

Before me S.C. Brockman, Clerk of the County Court, in and for the county of Mason, State of Texas, personally
appeared J. R. Fleming, who being by me duly sworn did certify to, and sign the foregoing statement.
S.C. Brockman
Clerk County, Court in and for Mason County Texas
By J. H. King, Deputy


====================================================

Certificate of Undertaker

I, Carl Hofmann, Sr., do certify that I am an undertaker in the
town of Mason, County of Mason, State of Texas, that I had charge
of the body of S.L. Fleming, who died near the town of Mason, County
of Mason, State of Texas on the 13th day of August, 1918.  That said
body was buried in the Fleming Cemetery, which is located in the County
of Mason, State of Texas, and that I am of the opinion that warrant herein
applied for should be issued to the said James R. Fleming, who makes the 
foregoing application.
Signed Carl Hofmann Sr.
Undertaker


====================================================

Certificate of Physician

I, J.M. Thompson, do certify that I am a practicing physician
and that I attended S. L. Fleming in his last illness, and am of 
the opinion that his ailments were Brights Disease.

I further certify that I am of the opinion that the mortuary 
Warrant above requested should be issued in the name of the 
aforementioned applicant, in accordance with Act passed by 
the Thirty-fifth Legislature. and approved _______, 1917

Signed J.M. Thompson
Physician
Physician's Address Mason, Texas.

Lucinda York--Bell Co. TX Widow's Pension Application #248

Confederate Pension Application
Lucinda York
Bell Co. TX
Post Office Gindale Texas
Comptroller's File # 248

I have carefully examined the within application for pension, 
together with the proof in support thereof, and I recommend 
that the application be approved this 22nd of September 
A. D. 11899  W. J. Swain Pension Clerk

I hereby Approve the within application for pension this 21 
day of Sept A. D. 1899  J. R. Curl Acting Comptroller

The State of Texas
Co. of Bell
To the Honorable County Judge of Bell Co. TX.

Your Petitioner, Mrs. Lucinda York, respectfully 
represents that she is a resident citizen of Bell Co. in the 
State of TX, that she is the widow of Wm. M. York, deceased, 
who was a Confederate soldier, and that she makes this application 
for the purpose of obtaining a pension as the widow of said Wm. 
M. York deceased, under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature 
of the State of Texas and approved May 12 A. D. 1899, the same 
being an act entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment 
to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid 
may be granted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers, 
sailors and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an 
appropriation therefor." and I do solemnly swear that the answers 
I have given to the following questions are true.
(Numbers were added for clarity--orig. doc. shows Q. and then Answer 
before each)
1.  What is your name?  "Mrs. Lucinda York"
2.  What is your age? "Sixty three"
3.  In what County do you reside? "Bell"
4.  How long have you resided in said County and what is your 
post office address? "since 1867 Gindale"
5.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law 
Heretofore, and been rejected? If so state when and where. "No"
6.  What is your Occupation if able to engage in one?  "none"
7.  What is your physical condition?  "bad"
8.  What was the name of your deceased husband? Wm. M. York
9.  Were you married to him anterior to March 1, 1866.  If so on what 
Date were you married to him and Where.  "Yes in 1862 In Parker 
Co. Texas"
10. What was the date of his death?  "1879"
11.  Are you unmarried, and have you so remained unmarried since 
the death of your said husband for whose services you claim a pension? 
"Yes and have so remained"
12.  State in what company and regiment your deceased husband for whose 
services you claim a pension enlisted in the Confederate Army, and the time 
of his service therein?  "Co. E. 19th Texas Cavalry Enlisted March 31st 1862 
and served two years"  
13.  If your deceased husband served in the Confederate navy, state when and 
where, and the time of such service?  Did not serve in Navy
14.  State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation 
land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative 
state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have so received. 
"no"
15.  What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present 
value of such property?  Give list of such property and value.  "None"
16.  What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed 
within two years prior to the date of this application?  "none"
17.  What income if any do you receive? "None"
18.  Are you in indigent circumstances that is, are you in actual want, and 
destitute of property and means of subsistence?  "Yes"
19.  Are you unable by your labor to earn a support?  "yes"
20.  Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the 
purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? "no"
21.  Did your deceased husband for whose services you claim a pension, ever 
desert the Confederacy? "No"
22.  Have you been continiously since the first day of March, 1880, a 
bona fide resident citizen of this State?  "yes"


============Affidavit of Witnesses===========
The State of Texas
County of Bell
Before me D. R. Pendleton County judge of Bell County, Steate of Texas, 
on this day personally appeared C. C. Rather & (name not shown but
J. W. Haston signs as a witness below) ____________
who are personally known to me to be credible citizens who being by me
duly sworn on oath, state that they personally know that Mrs. Lucinda York
applicant for a pension as the widow of Wm. M. York, deceased is in truth
and fact the widow of the said Wm. M. York deceased, that they further know 
that the said Mrs. Lucinda York, widow of the said Wm. M. York, deceased, 
is unable to support herself by labor of any sort.

(Signature of Witness) C. C. Rather
(Signature of Witness) J. W. Haston
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of August A. D. 1899
D. R. Pendleton
County Judge Bell County Texas

===========Certificate of County Judge=======
The state of Texas,
County of Bell
I D. R. Pendleton county Judge of Bell County, State of Texas, 
do hereby certify that on the 18 day of August A. D. 1899, before 
me came on to be heard the application of Mrs. Lucinda York, widow
of Wm. M. York, deceased for a pension under the Confederate Pension 
Law of this State, approved May 12, A. D. 1899, that the answers 
of said applicant to the questions propounded were made under oath 
as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; that 
the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made 
before me as the same hereinbefore appear.  I also certify that the
said applicant Lucinda York is not disqualified under any of the 
provisions of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law.  I further
certify that after considering all of the proceedings had before 
me relative to the said application for a pension by the said Mrs. 2
Lucinda York as widow of Wm. M. York deceased, I find the said applicant
is lawfully entitled to the pension provided for by the Confederate 
Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application.
Witness my hand and seal of office at Belton this 19 day of August 
A. D. 1899
D. R. Pendleton
County Judge Bell County, State of Texas

=====Certificate of County Commissioners==========
The state of Texas,
County of Bell
We the undersigned members of the Commisioners court of Bell County, Texas
hereby certify that the foregoing application of Mrs. Lucinda York, widow
of Wm. M. York deceased, for a pension together with the proof in support
thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. D. R. Pendleton County Judge of this 
Bell County, to the Commisioners Court of this Bell County regular term
thereof on the 14 day of August A.D. 1899, and after a careful consideration 
of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension 
provided for by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and we hereby 
approve said application.
Witness our hands and seal of office at Belton this 
19 day of August A. D. 1899

Ex Parte		/ In the Matter of an applicant 
W. W. York Widow	| for Confederate Pention pending
Applicant for Con	|before the county Judge of 
federate Pension	\ Bell Co. State of Texas

			
under act of May 12, 1892

Depositions and answers of B. L. Richy 
and R. P. Baker known to me to be creditible
person to the following interrogatories 
propended to them in the above intitled
Pension claim taken before a 
notary public in and for Parker County
Texas, in accordance with the accompanying
commission issued by he County 
Judge of Bell County Texas.


Int. 1
What is your name?

Int. 2
What is your age and in what county and state do you live?

Int. 3
What is your Post Office address?

Int. 4
Do you personally know Mrs. W. W. York who is an applicant for a pension?

Int. 5
Did you personally know Wm. M. York if yes where did you know him and for 
how long di you know him?  When did he die if he is dead?

Int 6
Do you personally know that Wm. M. York enlisted in the service of the 
Confederacy and performed the duties of a soldier?

Int. 7
Do you personally know in what Company and Regiment said Wm. M. York enlisted
in the Confederate Army and the time of his service?

Int. 8
Do you personally know that Mrs. W. M. York is the widow of the said Wm. M.
York?  Do you know where she now lives?

Int. 9 
Do you further know that she the said applicant is unable to support herself
by labor of any sort?

I hereby waive time copy commusion? & crosses & consent that these answers
may be taken before any office authorized _______  oaths.

D. R. Pendleton
Co. Judge
Bell Co. Texas

The State of Texas
County of Parker

I, A. C. R. Morgan, Notary Public, in and for Parker County, Texas
do hereby certify that the foregoing answers and depositions of 
witness, B. L. Richey, were signed and sworn to before me by the said 
witness, on this the 16th day of August, A. D. 1899.

Witness my hand and seal at Weatherford, this the 16th, day of August,
A.D. 1899.

A. C. R. Morgan
Notary Public, Parker County, Texas

State of Texas
County of Parker
I A. C. R. Morgan further certify that the witnesses R. P. Baker and
B. L. Richey are known to me to be credible persons and citizens of 
Parker County Texas, given under my hand and seal of office at
Weatherford, this 19th day of Aug 1899

A. C. R. Morgan
Notary Public
Parker Co. TX

Ex Parte		/ In the Matter of an applicant 
W. W. York 	| for Confederate Pention pending
Applicant for Con	|before the county Judge of 
federate Pension	\ Bell Co. State of Texas

Answers and depostiions of the witness R. P. Baker, to the 
accompanying interrogatories, taken before me,
A. C. R. Morgan Notary Public of Parker County Texas.

Answers of the Witness:

To the 1st Int. the witness saith:
My name is R. P. Baker

To the 2nd Int. the witness saith:
My age is 74 years and I live in Parker County Texas

To the 3rd Int. the witness saith:
My Post office address is Weatherford Texas

To the 4th Int. the witness saith:
I am not personally acquainted with Mrs. W. W. York, who is an 
applicant for a pension

To the 5th Int. the witness saith:
I was personally acquainted with Wm. M. York for a few months 
while he and I were in the Confederate service in the 19th 
Texas Calvary, Co. E. 

To the 6th Int. the witness saith:
I know personally that Wm. M. York did enlist in the Confederate 
service and performed the duties of a soldier.

To the 7th Int. the witness saith:
I know personally that said Wm. M. York enlisted in the Confederate 
army in Co. E 19th Texas Calvary, Burford's Regiment, in the spring 
of 1862.  He remained in that command until I left it in the November 
following.

To the 8th Int. the witness saith:
I do not, know that said Mrs. York is the widow of Wm. M. York.  I do 
not know, but I have understood that York went to Bell County.

To the 9th Int. the witness saith:
I know nothing of her ability to support herself by labor.

The State of Texas;
County of Parker
A. C. R. Morgan Notary Public of Parker County Texas do hereby 
certify that the above and foregoing answers of the witness 
R. P. Baker were signed and sworn to before me by said witness 
on the 16th day of August A. D. 1899
Witness my hand and seal at Weatherford this Aug 16, 1899
A. C. R. Morgan(signature)
Notary Public, Parker County Texas.

Ex Parte		/ In the Matter of an applicant 
W. W. York, widow 	| for Confederate Pention pending
Applicant for Con	|before the county Judge of 
federate Pension	\ Bell Co. State of Texas

Anders and Depositions of B. L. Richey in the above case, 
taken on the accompaying(sic) eterrogatories, before me, 
A. C. R. Morgan, Notary Public of Parker County, Texas, 
on this the 16th day of August, A. D. 1899.

Answers of the Witness

To the 1st Int. the witness saith:
My Name is B. L. Richey.

To the 2nd Int. the witness saith:
My age is 68 years, and I live in Parker County, Texas.

to the 3rd Int. the witness saith:
My Post Office address is Weatherford, Texas.

To the 4th Int. the witness saith:
I do not personally know Mrs. W. W. York, who is applicant 
for a pension, that I remember, though I may have known her 
several years ago.

To the 5th Int. the witness saith;
I knew Wm. M. York personally in Parker County, Texas, when 
he enlisted in the Confederate army in March 1862, had known 
him for quite a while before that time, and knew him during 
the entire war.  I do not know the date of his death, but I 
understand that he died some time in the 70's.

To the 6th Int. the witness saith:
I know personally that Wm. M. York enlisted in the service 
of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier.

To the 7th Int. the witness saith:
Wm. M. York enlisted in Co. E. 19th Texas Cavalry, Nat M. 
Burford's regiment and served from the time of his enlistment 
until the end of the war, about three years, I know this personally.

To the 8th Int. the witness saith:
I can not say wheter the applicant is the widow of Wm. M. York.  
I suppose she lives in Bell County.  York moved from here to 
Bell County, and I had letters from him after he went there.

To the 9th Int. the witness saith:
I don't know whether the applicant is able to support herself 
by labor or not.

B. L. Richey(signature)










Last modified

Created on ... November 14, 2003