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.
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: 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 Co, TN on 9th day of April 1817 (Note: Initially I thought this was Jefferson Community and would have been in Warren Co. at time of Thomas' birth I'm not so sure. Will need to
check Jefferson Co TN) 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
TN Confederate Pensions are grouped by Soldier, Widow and Colored Soldiers and then by Application Number. Before visiting the college library, I consulted the online index of the TN State
Library and Archives for pensions of interest.
Tennessee Confederate soldiers' pension applications. TSLA (Nashville, TN) 113 reels Accessed at Wallace State College Library: Genealogy Collection, 5th-floor Microfilm F 436 .M55 S46
Tennessee - Widows pension applications. TSLA (Nashville, TN) 60 reels. Accessed at Wallace State College Library: Genealogy Collection, 5th-floor Microfilm F 436 .M55 W52