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Indigent Pension, No. 951
Name: Thomas M. Jackson
Questions For Applicant.
Thomas M. Jackson of said State and County, desiring to avail himself of the
Pension Act approved
1. What is your name and where do you reside? (give State, County, and post office)
Thomas M. Jackson, resides in Hancock County, Georgia
2. Where did you reside on Janaury 1st, 1894, and how long have you been a resident of this state?
3. When and where were you born? Hancock, State
4. Did you volunteer in the Confederate Army or in the Georgia Militia? Confederate Army
5. When and where did you enlist? at
6. In what company and regiment did you
enlist? Company A. 6
7. How long did you remain in that company and regiment? During entire war
8. If you were discharged from same and joined another, or if you were transferred to another , give an account os such discharge or transfer? Never discharged or transferred
9. For how long a period did you discharge regular military duty? During whole war from 1863
10. When, where and under what circumstances were you discharged from service?
11. What is your present occupation? Have none
12. How much can you earn per annum by your own exertions or labor? Nothing
13. What has been your occupation since 1865? Farmer as long as able to work
14. What sum would be necessary for your support for this pension year , and how much are ou ablt to contribute thereto either in labor or income? One hundred & fifty dollars and contribute nothing.
15. What is your present physical condition and how long have ou been in such condition?
Am a chronic rheumatic and have been twenty five years
16. Upon which of the following grounds do you base your application for pension, viz.: first, “age and
poverty,” second “infirmity and poverty” or third “blindness and poverty”? Infirmity & poverty
17. If upon the first ground, state how long you have been in such condition that you could not earn
your support? If upon the second, give a full and complete history of the infirmity and its extent?
If upon the third state whether you are totally blind and when and where you lost your sight?
Chronic Rheumatism have been so for twenty five years and am unable to do any kind
of physical work.
18. What property, effects or income do you possess? None
19. What property, effects or income did you possess in 1893 and in 1894 and what disposition, if any, did you make of same? Posessed none.
20. In what County did you reside during those years and what property did you then return for taxation? Hancock and returned no property
21. How were you supported during the years 1893 and 1894? By my son.
22. How much did your support cost for each of those years, and what portion did you contribute thereto by your own labor or income? Don’t know how much, but contributed none.
23. What was your employment during 1893 and 1894? What pay did you receive in each year?
Had none, received no pay.
1. Are you married and have you a family? If so, is your wife living and how many children have you?
Give age and sex of children and their means of support? Yes, wife living, one living child boy,
age 34 years, farmer.
Physicians providing affidavit for Thomas M. Jackson:
C.G. Nelson and R. C. Wiley both reputable physicians of said county, after personal examination, say that his precise physical condition is as follows: Age 70. Applicant has had chronic rheumatism for 26 years as many as three time has been in bed from two to five months. Arms and legs both very much wasted in consequence. Is physically unable to do manual labor of any kind.
2nd day of April 1895
signed by: T.L. Reese of
2nd day of April 1895
James W. McCook, of
1899 Indigent Soldier’s Pension (For Those Already Enrolled), No. 857
1900 Indigent Soldier’s Pension (For Those Already Enrolled), No. 2593
1901 Indigent Soldier’s Pension (For Those Already Enrolled), No. 2190
C.F. Jackson widow of T.M.
Important info and dates:
1. Married on
2. Thomas dies
3. Served in Company “A”, 6th GA Regiment
4. C.F. Jackson owns 72 acres of land
5. Brother to Thomas, J.B. Jackson, provides affidavit to prove marriage and death dates
6. (2) affidavits from freeholders witness to information: J.E. Walls and N.C. Lunsford