Tuesday, January 29, 2019

My Genealogy Happenings over the last 6 months



During the past 6 months, much of my research has been focused on Old Hickory, Tennessee as I completed a few projects and added some new ones.  About 18 years ago when I'd designed my original genealogy website(hosted on Rootsweb's Freepages) I'd coded several pages which focused on my Dad, his parents & siblings, and the neighborhood in which he grew up.  My website was in bad need of updating and with Freepages pretty much going the way of the dinosaur, I made the decision to move my pages to my blog.  This sounds like a big project but seems to be going rather well.

What's been happening in my Genealogy World


  • Moved my Confederate Pension Application Abstracts here to my Blog
  • Studying the Clark Street and Dodson Street neighbors
  • Found a TN State Supreme Court Case that my 2nd Great Grandfather was involved in and got a copy of it(41 pages)  Lots of people involved in the case which is about the sale of a horse.  Testimony given by my 2nd Great Grandfather about the horse was awesome to read.  The biggest surprise was the Dickson Co TN connection.
  • Contacted Hagley Museum and Library to inquire about any Rental Records Dupont might have had from Old Hickory's Company Town Days.  They do not have them but did send me two reports done on another of Dupont's company towns to give me an idea of what all was involved with that process. (I contacted Dupont about it just to cover all bases and was told they didn't know the answer to my question.  Maybe contacting someone local will help)  If the Old Hickory Dupont plant still has them it would be a wonderful project and good PR for Dupont if they could let a Historical Society or TN State Library and Archives scan them.  I believe 1946 was the time when the homes were up for purchase.  Up until that point all the people that lived there pretty much worked for Dupont and rented from them. 
  • Ordered my Uncle Morris' Official Military Personnel Files thru Veterans Voice.  I was able to get a discount on the order.(One of the perks of being a Virtual Genealogical Association member.) Excited to finally do that.  He has no descendants so I ordered his as my first order.  I hope to be able to order Dad's soon.
  • Still working on trying to find the missing connection for my Cook(e) line.  I have Y111 DNA results and numerous autosomal testers.  Slowly but surely.  This past year has been a good one for finding out more information about our Cook(e)s and the ones that our DNA results suggest we most closely match.  I have our back to the 2nd Gr Grandparent level so I feel like there are likely about 2 generations in between the connection.   Time to make a grid for all the Joseph's we've collected from the same area...and another grid of the William C Cook or W.C. Cooks.  I know from past experience this works and when I get all of the grid filled out I will likely discover more information and have to redo it so I should do this like yesterday.
  • In the midst of working on the Old Hickory projects I decided to contact the Register of Deeds here in Dickson County and get the listing of the people who owned the house that my grandmother lived in from about 1970-1976.  I have many great memories of the house on 203 North Charlotte Street and I even remember the neighbors.  I'm hoping to do a blog post on the house though I've written a good bit about it in the tribute to my Grandmother, Pearl Gray Jakes Cooke
  • I've also been working on an archive notebook of the papers which my Grandmother Pearl saved.  You can read more about the types of papers and info at the linked blog post. 
  • I hope to start on my own archive notebook of papers soon.
  • Continuing to work my DNA matches and log genetic networks to help find kinship.
  • Attending Webinars to further my Genealogy education. Enjoying the Genealogy Podcasts and blogs.  Also I'm looking forward to Rootstech though I will only be able to participate in the streaming portion of it.  I'm hoping there will be some great announcements by the sponsors. 
What's happening in your Genealogy World?




Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Neighbors near Zepheniah Anglin--1840 Bedford Co. TN Census

A listing of the names near Zepheniah Anglin from the 1840 Bedford County Census. He along with William Putman was involved in a State Supreme Court case which included a deposition by my 2nd Great Grandfather(William Clifford Cook) and several other persons of interest in my family research.   As always please check the images as this is simply a listing of the persons as I see them listed.  There may be mistakes.  I am human ☺️



1840 Bedford Co TN census
Pg 43
102 of 225 images
John McFarland
William Brown
John Dickson
John Morrison
William Pounds
William Rucker
John A Chambers
John Maxwell
William Hooper
Kenedy Almon
John Norman
Robert Allison jun
William Thomas
Mary Davis
John A Moore
Stephen E Hale
Lewis Weatherford
Enoch Rushing
James Underwood
Lewis Heath
Rutha Pinkerton
Stephen Hargrove
Elizabeth Davis
James Merchant
Mansfield Whitehead
Owen C Briant
Alfred Ransom
David O Briant
Lucinda Robertson
Crawford Carlton
Saml Wheeler


Pg 44
104 of 225 Image
Jesse Wheeler
William Taylor
Oliver Bullock
Pious Ward
Hardy Pope
Joseph Hoit
Ezekial Ward
Solomon Pope
William C Ward
Thomas Carlton
Burrel Ward
Absalom Stockard
R.F. P Jones
Andrew Vickory
Margarett Vickory
Jonathan Vickory
John Ray
Allen Cooper
James Smith
John Scott
William Elmore
Thomas Wilson
Saml Daughtery
Esther Lamb
Sarah Cooper
James Mankins
Hugh Sherwood
Merrett Corbett
Jeremiah Phillips
Zepheniah Anglin
Willis Lamb


1840 U.S. Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, pg 43-44; imaged at Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8057: accessed 20 January 2019); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704-519.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Neighbors near Zepheniah Anglin--1830 Bedford Co. TN Census

A listing of the names near Zepheniah Anglin from the 1830 Bedford County Census. He along with William Putman was involved in a TN State Supreme Court case which included a deposition by my 2nd Great Grandfather(William Clifford Cook) and several other persons of interest in my family research.   As always please check the images as this is simply a listing of the persons as I see them listed.  There may be mistakes.  I am human ☺️




1830 Bedford Co TN
Adjacent to Pg 82 (stamped)
Abraham Landers
B Wade
John Haskins
Thomas Pearson
Wm Straton
Michael Pitman
Wm Harrison
John Harrison
Joel Kimmons?
Thos Callen
Charles fain
Henry Bottz
Daniel McKissick
George Fulmore
Susannah Landes
A C Sublett
John Jackson
John Hendley
Wm Pinkerton
Nancy Cox
Wm Batts
Caleb Cox
Joseph Rushing
Wm Taylor
Wiley Marchant
Eve Philips
Daniel  Dwiggins

Adjacent to Pg 83(stamped)
John Deason
Thos McLain
George McClain
Jefferson West
E.C. Harrison
Wm. Harrison
Elizabeth Cook
Wm Harrison
F Battz
Richard Webb
Zephaniah Anglin
Wm Wade
Moody Whitt?
Dempsey Sutton
Wm Sutton
Alexander Sutton
Richard Smith
Enoch Williams
Thornton Mallard
Peggy Edwards
Benj. Dunn
Hugh Smotherman
Benjamin Allen
John Dunn
Samuel Smotherman
D Lamb
J Lamb

1830 U.S. Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, population schedule, pg 82-83; imaged at Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8058: accessed 20 January 2019); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19 roll 174.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

23andMe Ethnicity Estimates Updated


While we've not done a test at 23andMe, my family was able to upload those who had tested at Ancestry during 23andMe's DNA day promotion in April of 2018. Those who uploaded do not get matches, but they have received the ethnicity estimates. 23andMe recently updated ethnicity estimates. A comparison of new to updated is shown below. I have deep colonial American roots on both sides of my family.  My daughter has colonial American on her Paternal Grandmother's side but she also has Germans coming to America around 1830 and English coming to America in the late 1800s.

My Original Ethnicity Estimates


My Updated Ethnicity Estimates


My Daughter's Original Ethnicity Estimates



My Daughter's Updated Ethnicity Estimates






Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Will of Shem Cook--Carroll Co. GA--1862



Will of Shem Cook
(Beginning on page 58)

Georgia
Carroll County

In the name of God amen I Shem Cook
of said state and county being of
advanced age and knowing that I must
shortly depart from this world deem it right & proper
both as respects myself and my family that I should
make a disposition of the property with which a
kind providence has blessed me.  I therefore make
this my last will and testament, hereby revoking
and annulling all others heretofore made by me
Item First--I devise and direct that my body be buried
in a decent and Christian like manner suitable
to my circumstances and condition--my soul thus
shall return to rest with God who gave it as I
hope for eternal salvation through the blessed Lord
& Savior Jesus Christ whose religion I professed and
humbly trust enjoyed for 30 years.

Item Second--I desire and direct that all my just
debts be paid without delay by my executors hereinafter
named as I am unwilling my creditors should be
delayed of their rights especially as their(sic) is no necessity
for delay.

Item Third--I devise and direct that William Sutton
my son in law shall take my wife Temperance and
keep her, her lifetime and be paid for the same out
of my estate and if he fails to comply that arrange-
ments be made for the same.  Paid for out of my
effects.

Item Fourth--I give and bequeath to my son R.B. Cook
five dollars.

Item Fifth--I give and bequeath to Solomon West's
children that he had by my daughter Ann, five dollars

Item Sixth--I give and bequeath my negro property
to my sons James B & A.J. Cook and daughter Elizabeth
Sutton and Penelopy Yarber to be divided according to
valuation by lot, not sold.

(Page 59)

Item Seventh--I direct that all the rest of my property
be sold and equally divided between James B. and
A.J Cook and Elizabeth Sutton and Penelopy W.
Yarber, after paying my just debts and provid-
ing for the support of my wife and paying
the other legatees their five dollars

Item Eight-- I will and direct that the prop-
erty that I give to James B & A.J. Cooke  & Elizabeth
Sutton & Penelopy W. Yarber is for them to hold
their lifetime then to their children.

Item Ninth--I constitute and appoint my sons James B. & A.J. Cook and William Sutton executors to
this my last will and testament This January
28th 1862   Shem (x)  Cook

Signed sealed declared published
by Shem Cook as his last will & testament in the
presence of us the subscribers who subscribe our
names hereto in the presence of said testator and
of each other This January 28th  1862
G.W. Burson
S.H. Hand
John L. Fletcher

Carroll Court of Ordinary
April Term 1862

Personally appeared in open court James B Cook &
William Sutton Executors of the last will and testa
ment of Shem Cook late of said county deceased
and produced before the court the last will
and testament of the said deceased and the
witnesses to the said will to wit G. W. Burson,
S.H. Hand and John L. Fletcher. The said
Burson and Hand being sworn say that they
saw the testator Shem Cook sign seal declare
and publish the paper now presented as his last
will and testament freely voluntarily and of his own
accord and without any compulsion or influence
whatever and at the time of executing said
will said testator was of sound & disposing mind
& memory that deponents signed the said will
as witnesses in the presence of the testator and in
the presence of each other
Sworn to & subscribed in open
court 7th April 1862

George W Burson
S.H. Hand

Source:
Carroll County, Georgia, Will Book A 1852-1896 : 58, Will of Shem Cook. 28 January 1862; imaged in "Georgia, Wills and Probate Records 1742-1922," Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 : accessed 15 January 2019) > Carroll > Wills 1852-1922 > image 64 of 506.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Will of Kimbro Allison -2nd Jan, 1868 Bedford Co. TN


Kimbro Allison Will (Beginning on page 170)

Know all men by the presence that I  Kimbro Allison of the
county of Bedford and state of Tennessee being sound in
mind but knowing the uncertainty of life do make
and publish this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all others and give and bequeath my property
as follows

First
For the love and affection I have for my wife Sally
Allison I give and bequeath to her so much of my
household & kitchen furniture as she chooses it
being not over one half of all of said household
and kitchen furniture.  And to her one horse or
mule--one cow 1 calf and one yearling(her choice)
also one year's provisions and I give unto my
wife Sally one half of the cleared land of the home
place(after cutting off the amount I will to my
daughter Nancy Gerald) upon which half I give
my wife will be the dwelling house at which I
now reside.  Also the use of the lots? and firewoods--
This land and lots are willed to her my wife Saly
during her life----

2nd
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Gerald
sixty-five acres of land to be ? as follows first
a certain field containing forty acres and bounded
beginning at a post  ? near J W Sheffield's house
running West Seventy-five poles to a stake, thence
North Eighty-five poles to Moses Fallwell's NW corner of
a fifty-acre tract thence South with the Fallwells line
Eighty-Five poles to the beginning.  Then  to cut off twenty
five acres out of a woods lot joining said field to
the North out of the South West corner of said lot.
It being north of said field so as not to r? further
north than half way of the woods lot.
The above two pieces of Land taken together making
the sixty-five acres of land that I alone intend
to give--and I give the said sixty-five acres of Land
to Nancy B Gerald and her bodily heirs for her
use and benefit during her lifetime, then to her bodily
heirs.  I also give to Nancy B Gerald one hundred
dollars to be paid her out of my effects on
hand at my death--

3rd
I give unto my son Richard S. Allison and my
daughter Sarah Whitaker all my Rail Road Stock
and twenty-five acres of lumber land lying near
Augustus Wilsons in Bedford County to be equally
divided between them, Half and Half.
(page 171)

4th
I will that all my just debts be paid out of any
remaining property or debts I may have at my death
The remainder of all my estate to be divided
equally between my three children, Richard S. Allison
Sarah Whitaker and Nancy B Gould and the
land that I give my wife Sally to be divided at her
death equally between my three children--
5th
I hereby nominate and appoint Chesley Williams, E.
J. William and Cowden McCord as my executors
any one of which can act and I give them or authorize
of the power to sell and convey any and all
property Land  that I may die possessed(Not
disposed of by Special bequest) that becomes necessary
to sell for division and pay over to my children
for their own and children's use-


In witness whereof, I have this the
2nd Day of January 1868 Signed
my hand and seal
Kimbro Allison

In presence of
E.J. Williams
Bryant Landis
A. Wilson

State of Tennessee
Bedford County

I Reuben C Couch Clerk of
the County Court of said county
do certify that the foregoing is a true and proper
copy of the original  will of Kimbro Allison
proven and admitted to Probate at the February
Term of 1869 of the county court of said county
In Witness whereof, I have set my hand at office this 12 day
of February 1869
Reuben C Couch Clerk
Z. W. E. Gallworth D.C.


Kimbro Allison is my 1st Cousins 5 times removed(1C5R)

Source Information:

Bedford County, Tennessee, Wills Vol 1: 170-171. Will of Kimbro Allison, 2 Jan 1868; imaged in "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176  : accessed 14 January 2019) > Bedford > Wills, Vol 1-2, 1861-1922 > image 116 of 832.

1940 Davidson Co. TN Old Hickory 900 Block of Dodson Street

1940 Davidson Co TN Dist 4 Old Hickory 

This information is what was given to the enumerator for the 1940 census.  Please consult the census images which contain more information.


900 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household #168  Rent $15
Finis E Robbins(x) head M W 65 M TN Same House Janitor Dupont
Marie E Robbins wife F W 60 M TN Same House
Ruby Robbins dau F W 37 wd TN  Same House Inspector Dupont

901 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 187  Rent $12.50
Fred Pipkins head M W 30 M TN Same House Chemical Building Operator Dupont
Euda Pipkins(x) wife F W 30 M TN Same House
Marie Pipkins dau F W 10 S TN Same House
Wanita Pipkins dau F W 6 S TN Same House
Fay Pipkins dau F W 4 S TN Same House

902 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household #169 Rent $15
Harry Knight head M W 36 M TN Same Place Spinner Dupont
Verna Knight wife F W 29 M TN Same Place

903 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household #188   Rent $12.50
Earnest Carlisle head M W 34 M TN  Same Place Doffer Dupont
Ester Carlisle(x) wife F W 34 M TN  Same Place
Earnetine Carlisle dau F W 9 S TN   Same Place
Jimmie Carlisle son M W 8 S TN   Same Place
Westle Carlisle son M W 6 S TN  Same Place
Donald Carlisle son M W 5 S TN  Same Place
Ruby Carlisle dau F W 3 S TN Same Place

904 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 170 Rent $15
Charlie Mercer head M W 39 M TN Same Place Doffer Dupont
Lulu Mercer(x)  wife F W 27 M TN Same Place
Melvin Staggs lodger M W 34 D  TN Same Place  Oiler Dupont

905 Dodson St Old Hickory TN
Household #189  Rent $12.50
Roy Agee head M W 34 M TN Chemical Building Operator Dupont
Edna Agee(x) wife F W 26 M AR
Carol Agee dau F W 6 S TN

906 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 171 Rent $15
James T Chesteen head M W 35 M TN Same House Spinner Dupont
Li? Chesteen (x) wife F W 32 M TN Same House
Bobbie Chesteen son M W 7 S TN Same House
Glen Chesteen son M W 3 S TN Same House

907 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 190 Rent $12.50
Porter R. Whitehead(x) head M W 27 M AL  Same Place Foreman Textile Area Dupont
Ruby Whitehead wife F W 27 M TN Same Place
Porter L Whitehead son M W 5 S TN Same Place
Gloria J. Whitehead dau F W 3 S TN Same Place

908 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 172  Rent $15
Burton Douglas head M W 38 M KY Same Place Chemical Building Operator
Ovie Douglas(x) wife F W 34 M TN Same Place
Nadine Douglas dau F W 13 S KY Same Place
Reba Fay Douglas dau F W 6 S TN Same Place

909 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 191 Rent $12.50
Howard Gibbs(x) head M W 25 M TN Same Place Winder Operator Dupont
Virginia Gibbs wife F W 21 M TN Same Place
Catheline Gibbs dau F W 4 S TN Same Place

Household #192 Rent $7
Annie M Thomas Head F W 68 D TN Same Place
Lyla Thomas Dau F W 25 S  TN Same Place

910 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 173 Rent $15
Buford Sanders head M W 33 M TN Same House Chemical Building Operator Dupont
Gladys Sanders wife F W 32  M TN Same House
Lola Vance Sanders dau F W 14 S TN

911 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 193  Rent $12.50
This is the home of my paternal Grandparents.
Thomas D Cook head M W 51 M TN Same House Spinning Mechanic Dupont
Pearl Cook(x) wife F W 48 M TN Same House
Magnus Cook dau F W 23 S TN Same House
Viola Cook dau F W 22 S TN Same House
June Cook dau F W 17 S TN Same House
Morris B Cook son M W 13 S TN Same House
Billie Joe Cook son M W 9 S TN Same House
Bobbie Jean Cook dau F W 6 S TN Same House
James Jakes father-in-law M W 83 wd TN Same House

912 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Household # 174 Rent $15
James Mayhue (x) head M W 36 M KY Same Place Checker Dupont
Lura Mayhue wife F W 26 M TN Same Place
Linton G Mayhue son M W 13 S TN Same Place
Gloria Mayhue dau F W 8 S TN Same Place
Larry Mayhue son M W 2/12 TN Same Place


Sources:

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K44V-HQT : accessed 9 January 2019), Old Hickory, Civil District 4, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-9, 900 Block of Dodson St(odd number houses), sheet 10A & 10B, p. 150 (stamped) Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3884.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89M1-8Z5L?i=16&cc=2000219 : accessed 9 January 2019), Old Hickory, Civil District 4, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-9, 900 Block of Dodson St(even number houses),sheet 9A & 9B , p. 149 (stamped) Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3884.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

1930 Davidson Co. TN Old Hickory 900 Block of Dodson Street

My Dad was born in October of 1930.  He lived at 911 Dodson Street until the late 1940s.  More than likely the majority of these people would have been his neighbors at that time.   This information is what was given to the enumerator for the 1930 census.  Please consult the census images which contain more information.

1930 Davidson County Tennessee Dist 4 Old Hickory Town(North Part)

900 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 396 Family # 511
Herbert Carter(age 30)wife, Ida(age 30). Herbert & Ida were both 16 when they married. They have a son J. T. (age 13) and a daughter, Anna B.(age 3). Herbert is a painter for a Building & Construction Co. Connie Jones, (age 18) who is listed as Bro-in-law of Herbert also lives with them. He hauls coal & ice for a Coal & Ice Company. The Carters pay $8 a month in rent. All born in TN as were their parents.

901 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 435 Family # 559
Living in this household are Claude Bell(age 23) widowed mother, Rebecca(age 58). Claude is employed at the Rayon Mill where he is a Spinner. Rent is $13 a month. Claude's sister Etta Gunter(age 19) also lives here along with her husband Fred(age 20) and son Fred Jr.(6 months old). Fred Sr was 19 and Etta was 18 when they married. Fred Sr. is asst. Route Manager for a newspaper.  All born in TN as were their parents.

902 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 395 Family # 509
Charles L. Epps is a widower and the head of this household. He pays $8 a month in rent and is employed as a painter with a Building & Construction Company. Charles' daughter Mazella Epps( age 20--single) lives with him and takes care of the housework. Daughter Elizabeth Graham(age 24--widowed) also lives here as does her daughter Lucy E. Graham(1 5/12). Elizabeth works as a Silk Inspector for the Rayon Mill.  All born in TN as were their parents.

Dwelling # 395 Family  # 510
William Dudney(age 29) & his wife Emma(age 24) live here with their son Eugene(age 4 10/12).  They pay $12 a month in rent.  William is employed as a machinest at the Rayon Mill.  All born in TH as were their parents.

903 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 436 Family # 560
Living here are Burl Page (age 27) and wife, Luanna(age 27). Both were 25 yrs old when they married. Burl works as a Spinner at the Rayon Mill and they pay rent of $13 a month. All born in TN as were their parents.

Dwelling # 436 Family # 561
Joe Lomax(age 28) and wife Willie M.(age 24) live here along with their son Eugene(age 7). Joe was 19 yrs old & Willie was 15 yrs old when they were married. Joe is employed as a Spinner at the Rayon Mill and their monthly rent is $12. All born in TN as were their parents.

904 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 394 Family # 507
Home of Haskell Dixon(age 28) and wife May(age 24). Haskell was 19 yrs old and May was 16 yrs old when they married. Sons Melvin(age 6) & James E.(3 yrs 8 months) and Daughter Gracie(age 5)also live with them. Haskell is employed as a Spinner in the Rayon Mill and their monthly rent is $8. All born in TN as were their parents.

Dwelling # 394 Family # 508
Bert E. Grimes(age 36) and wife Ola M.(age 22) live here along with their son Bert E. (2 yrs 10 months old). Bert Sr. is employed at the Rayon Mill as a mechanic. Bert Sr.'s parents were born in Indiana and he was born in Oregon. Ola and Bert Jr. were born in TN. They pay $9 a month in rent.

905 Dodson St Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 437 Family # 562
Home of James Gregory(age 35) wife Melba(age 34). James was 17 & Melba was 16 when they married. Their son George(age 17) and daughter Irene(age 15) also live with them. James and Melba are both employees of the Rayon Mill where James is a foreman in the Shipping Room and Melba is a forelady in the Reeling Room. They pay $13 a month in rent.  All born in TN as were their parents.

906 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 393 Family # 505
Barry A. Kizziah(age 60) and wife, Nannie(age 53) live at this address along with their son Hermon(age 22). Barry was 36 and Nannie was 28 when they married. Their rent is $8 a month. Barry works at the Rayon Mill where he is an electric blower operator. Hermon works as a grocery clerk. All born in TN as were their parents.

Dwelling # 393 Family # 506
Home of Lectra Brown(age 21) and wife, Bettie(age 19). They were married within the year and are both workers at the Rayon Mill...he is a worker of Cold Racks and she is an inspector. Their monthly rent is $12.  All born in TN as were their parents.

907 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 438 Family # 563
Roscoe Roberson(age 36) and wife, Mollie(age 27) live here along with their daughters--Katherine(age 9) Frances(age 5) Pauline(9 months) and son G. B. (age 3) Ther Roberson's pay $13 a month in rent. Roscoe is employed with the Rayon Mill as a Blocker in the Wringer. Roscoe was 21 and Mollie was 15.(Math doesn't work out right on this.) They also have two boarders-- Walter Heffine(age 30 divorced) who is employed at the Rayon Mill as an operator in the riping room. George Thompson(age 24 single) who also works at the Rayon Mill as a Spinner. All born in TN as were their parents.

908 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 392 Family # 504
George L. Smith (age 23) & wife, Pearle(age 21) live at this address along with their daughter Martha(18 months). George is employed as a Spinner at the Rayon Mill. George was 19 and Pearle was 17 when they married. They pay $8 a month in rent. All born in TN as were their parents.

909 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 439 Family # 564
This is the home of Henry Tatum(age 23) and wife Louise(age 17) who were married within the year. Henry's widowed mother Kate(age 64) also recides with them as does Henry's brother & his family which consist of Claude(age 30) and wife Esther L. (age 23) Sons Russell(age 6) Charles W. (age 4 yr 5 months) and daughter Dorothy(age 4 months). Both Henry and Claude work for at the Rayon Mill where Henry is a Cake Wrapper and Claude is a Spinner. Rent on this home was $13 a month. All of the occupants of this house were born in KY with the exception of Dorothy who was born in TN. All parents of occupants were born in KY.

910 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 391 Family # 503
John L. Herdon(age 18) is listed as head of household here. He is single and works as a Laundry Boy at the Rayon Mill. His widowed mother Mattie(age 59)also lives here as do 6 other boarders. Blanche Pulaski(age 25 single), Helen Pulaski(age 23 single) Ruth Pulaski(age 20 single). The Pulaskis all work at the Rayon Mill as Reelers. Jesse George(age 23 single) is a Painter for a Construction Company. Robert Pennington(age 18 single) and Virgil Redman(age 18 single) both are employed as Winders at the Rayon Mill. Monthly rent on this home was $8. All born in TN as were their parents.

911 Dodson St. Old Hickory TN
Dwelling # 440 Family # 565
This is the home of my paternal Grandparents. Thomas D. Cook(age 42) and wife Pearl(age 39). Tom was 24 and Pearl was 21 when they married. Also living with them are daughters-- Magnus(age 17) Viola(age 14), Olive June(age 6) and a son listed as Morris V. but should be Morris B.(age 2 yr 11 months) Tom works at the Rayon Mill where he is a mechanic. Rent for their home was $13 a month. All born in TN as were their parents.

912 Dodson St Old Hickory TN
Dwelling #390 Family #501
James H. McDougal (age 24) and wife May(Married at 21 yrs of age),  a son L. W. McDougal who is 2 1/2 yrs old. They also have two boarders--Naomi Graham(age 19 single) and Cletus Holly age 20.  All Household members and their parents were born in TN with the exception of Naomi whose parents and herself were born in KY.  Naomi and Cletus also work for the Rayon Mill where Naomi is a Reeler and Cletus is a Spinner.  They pay $8 a month in rent.

Dwelling #390 Family #502
J. D. Arnold(age 27) and wife Lealon(?) Arnold(age 22)  Daughter Peggy(age 5).  J.D. and Lealon were married at 21 and 16 yr of age. J.D. is a Millwright at the Rayon Mill. They pay $20 a month in rent.  All born in TN as were their parents.

Sources:

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPWV-YMF : accessed 9 January 2019), District 4, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 244, sheet 28-A, p. 167 (stamped), 900 Block of Dodson Street(odd numbers), NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2243; FHL microfilm 2,341,977.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPWV-GP8 : accessed 9 January 2019), District 4, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 244, sheets 25-A & 25-B, p. 154 (stamped), 900 Block of Dodson Street(even numbers), NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2243; FHL microfilm 2,341,977.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Trover Duke, a Railroad Employee


In November of this past year, I had the good fortune of attending a Legacy Family Tree webinar entitled Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.  In my research, I'd encountered streetcar operators but not any cousins or ancestors who worked for the railroad.  None the less I thought it would be good to know because you just never know when the opportunity to research a  railroad worker will arise.  One of my ongoing projects is identifying the people in old photos that were in my paternal grandmother's collection.   I'd scanned a small picture that was identified as Trover Duke-- a friend of one of my aunts.  As most of the people that were friends with Dad's family from the 1920s -1960s had ties to Old Hickory, TN  or the  Dupont Company, I had started a tree containing all of the friends, neighbors, and associates.  I searched for Trover Duke in the 1920-1940 census records.   Trover was in Tennessee until the 1940s when I find him in San Bernadino County, California working for the ATSF Railroad.  He's in the household of a widow, Margaret Black.



It shows his place of employment as the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and lists his job description as Brakeman.  One key thing I also noted is that he was in the same house in 1935 so he has been in that location for at least 5 years.  My initial search using the main search at Ancestry didn't yield much beyond the previously mentioned census records.  Now I knew which databases might be most relevant and could search them individually.  So I headed to the Card Catalog and looked for records concerning Railroad workers.   I found his employment record in the California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950.  I LOVE how much information this sheet gives.  I did not find him in the




I checked several other of the databases that the search pulled when I had searched on the keyword RAILROAD but didn't find a listing at least where I could tell that it was him.  I need to check some other sites for more information when I have more time.

Sources:

1940 U.S. Census, San Bernadino County, California, population schedule, Needles, Enumeration District(ED) 36-59, sheet 2A,  p. 839(stamped), household 33, line 18, Trover Duke; imaged at Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 January 2019) citing National Archives microfilm publication T627  roll 290.

Ancestry.com. California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950.  (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2046/43787_343514-01521/6293677 : accessed 11 January 2019). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fleming and York-- Texas Confederate Pension Abstracts

Abstracts of information from Confederate pension applications of soldiers or widows. These 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. I previously had these files on my Freepages Genealogy Website that was hosted at Rootsweb. You can now access some Confederate Pension index and in some cases, files at Familysearch.org (Log on required for some portions of the site but it is free) This post should give you an idea of the type of information found in those files. Please check out the digital images of the originals at FamilySearch for these and other pension applications.

Confederate Pensions were paid by the States not the Federal Government. Also, keep in mind that they were filed in the state of residence which may or may not be the state in which they served. Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. The states which paid Confederate Pensions were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The Texas Confederate Pension Index is online for free.  Ancestry has the Texas Confederate Applications available to subscribers in the Alabama, Texas, and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 database.  Check with your local library.  If they have an Ancestry subscription you should be able to access it while visiting your local library.

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


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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


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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

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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

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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


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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.

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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

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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


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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
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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     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
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    150.00

8/14/40 Cr by Cash  150.00

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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)


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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

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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.

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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.

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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


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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


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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

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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


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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


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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)