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Also see: A Chronology of the Life & Times of Christopher Carson Pepperd

Confederate Pension Application #16216

C.C. Pepperd, Palo Pinto County, Mineral Wells, Texas

REPRODUCED FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE TEXAS STATE ARCHIVES

The following pension application was transcribed for the web by Jerry Ferrin, a former resident of Comanche County, Kansas, who grew up near Wilmore.


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Endorsements Hereon for Comptroller's Use Exclusively
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FORM No. 1 - AMENDED
October 1, 1902.

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Confederate Pension Application

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Name of Applicant.

C C Pepperd
Palo Pinto County,
Post Office Mineral Wells

Comptroller's File No. 16216
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I have carefully examined the within application for pension, together with the proof in support thereof, and I recommend that the application be
Disapproved this March 20, 1906 A.D.
E.A. Bolmes
Chief Pension Clerk

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I hereby Disapprove the within application for pension, this 20 day of March A.D. 1906
J.W. Stephens
Comptroller

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No Application Rejected by County Judge or County Commissioners Should be Forwarded to Comptroller
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Transcriber's note:
Stamp on this document: "Comptrollers Office Received Jan 27".
Another Stamp on this document: "Comptroller's Office Received Nov 20 1905.
A Date Stamp on this document: "AUG 31 1909".
Handwritten note on document at top of page: "Notified 7/31/06".


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Note: The law provides that pensions can begin only on the first day of April and October of each year.

FORM No. 1, Amended October 1, 1902.

APPLICATION of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899.   Hereafter use no other blank but this.

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THE STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF Palo Pinto

To The Honorable County Judge of Palo Pinto County, Texas.

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

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NOTE: Applicant must make answer to all of the following questions, and such answers must be written out plainly in ink.
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Q.   What is your name? Answer: Christopher C. Pepperd

Q.   What is your age? Answer: 68

Q.   In what County do you reside? Answer: Palo Pinto

Q.   How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address? Answer: Four years. Mineral Wells.

Q.   Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected? If so, state when and where. Answer: No

Q.   What is your occupation if able to engage in one? Answer: Tamale Vender

Q.   What is your physical condition? Answer: Poor. Not able to do manual labor.

Q.   If your physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability. Answer: Infirmities incident to old age.

Q.   In what State was your command originally organized? Answer: Arizona

Q.   How long did you serve? Give date of enlistment and discharge. Answer: Enlisted April 1861. Discharged in '65. Served four years.

Q.   What was the name or letter of your company and name or number of your regiment? Answer: Company E - Arizona Battalion or Guards.

Q.   State whether you served in the infantry, artillery, cavalry, or the navy. Answer: Cavalry

Q.   State whether or not you have received any persion or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative, state what pension or veteran donation land certificates you have received. Answer: Have not.

Q.   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. Answer: None at all.


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Q.   What property, and was was the value thereof, have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application? Answer: Nothing.

Q.   What estate has your wife in her own right, real and personal, and what is its value? Answer: House + Lot where we live of the value of about six hundred ($600.00)

Q.   What income, if any, do you receive? Answer: None.

Q.   Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence? Answer: I am.

Q.   Are you unable by your labor to earn a support? Answer: Yes.

Q.   Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the prupose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? Answer: No.

Q.   Did you ever desert the Confederacy? Answer: No.

Q.   Have you been continuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State? Answer: Yes.

Q.   If you originally enlisted in the Confederate service from the State of Texas, were you at the date of the passage of this act a bona fide resident citizen of the State of Texas? Answer: ----

Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as required by law.

(Signature of Applicant) Christopher C. (his + mark) Pepperd

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of Sept. A.D. 1905.
(SEAL) E.B. Ritchie
County Judge Palo Pinto County, Texas.

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AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES.

NOTE: There must be at least two credible witnesses.

THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF Palo Pinto Before me E.B. Ritchie
County Judge of Palo Pinto County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared C.M. Harris & H.C. Herndon who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that they personally know Christopher C. Pepperd the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that the said Christopher C. Pepperd is unable to support himself by labor of any sort.
(Signature of Witness) C.M. Harris
(Signature of Witness) H.C. Herndon

Sworn and subscribed before me this 8th day of Sept. A.D. 1905.
(SEAL) E.B. Ritchie
County Judge Palo Pinto County, Texas.


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AFFADAVIT OF PHYSICIAN.

THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF Palo Pinto

Before me E.B. Ritchie County Judge of Palo Pinto County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Dr. E.P. Bass, who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being by duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for a pension and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself: He is decrepit and infirm, his infirmities resulting from old age.

(Signature of Physician)   E.P. Bass, M.D.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of Sept. A.D. 1905.
(SEAL) E.B. Ritchie
County Judge, Palo Pinto County, State of Texas.

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CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE.
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF Palo Pinto

I, E.B. Ritchie, COUNTY JUDGE OF Palo Pinto County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 13th day of Nov. A.D. 1905, before me came on to be heard the application of Christopher C. Pepperd 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 affadavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same hereinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of DoctorE.P. Bass who is a reputable practicing physician of this county, was made before me. I also certify that the said applicant Christopher C. Pepperd, is not an inmate of the Texas Confederate Home, nor otherwised disqualified under the provision of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law. I further certify that after considering all the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said Christopher C. Pepperd I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application.

Witness my hand and seal of office at Palo Pinto this 13th day of Nov. A.D. 1905.
(SEAL) E.B. Ritchie
County Judge, Palo Pinto County, State of Texas.

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CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF Palo Pinto

We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of Palo Pinto County, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of Christopher C. Pepperd for a pension, together with the proof to support thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. E.B. Ritchie, County Judge of this Palo Pinto County, to the Commissioners of this Palo Pinto County, at a regular term thereof on the 16th day of Nov. A.D. 1905, and after a careful consideration of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to this 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 Palo Pinto this 16th day of Nov A.D. 1905.

(Signature of Commissioners)
S.S. Abernathy
B.J. Whitaker
J.P. Rounder
C.C. Withers

(Transcriber's note: the above transcription of the signatures of the commissioners may not be correct in the case of the 1st and 3rd names.)


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INTEROGATORIES TO WITNESSES IN PENSION CLAIMS

EX PARTE
Christopher C. Pepperd
Applicant for Confederate Pension
Pending in the Honorable Commissioners Court of Palo Pinto County, Texas, before the Honorable County Judge of said County.

The Honorable County Judge of Palo Pinto County, Texas, will please take notice that, five days after the service hereof, applicant herein will apply to the Clerk of the Court of said County and State for a commission to take the depositions of Thos. Farrell and James Tevis who reside in the County of _____________ in the State of Arizona in answer to the following interrogatories and such cross interrogatories as may be propounded by the County Judge of said County, which will be read in evidence upon the hearing of applicant's claim for pension in behalf of applicant; said testimony is material and indespensable to applicant in furnishing the required proof to h__ claim for a pension under the Act of May 12, 1899, the application for which is now pending before the Honorable County Judge, and the facts necessary and required to be proven under the provisions of said Act, applicant believes can not be proven by any witness residing in the County of Palo Pinto and State of Texas, of which he is a bona fide resident.

Christopher C. (his + mark) Pepperd
(Applicant) Attorney ....for Applicant.

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Direct Interrogatories to be Propounded to the Witnesses
Thos. Farrell & James Tevis

INT. 1.   What is your name? Age? Present place of residence and postoffice address?

INT. 2.   Do you personally know, or did you at any time know Christopher C. Pepperd who is an applicant for pension under Act of May 12, 1899.?

INT. 3.   How long have you known the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, and when and where did you first know him?

INT. 4.   Do you personally know that the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier or a sailor?

INT. 5.   Do you personally know in what company and regiment the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant, 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 served.

INT. 6.   Do you further know that Christopher C. Pepperd, the said applicant for pension, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort?

Inty 7.   Under what name did said applicant enlist. If you answer that he enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, state why he did so if you know. And do you know that the party enlisting and serving as Joe Bowers as one and the same person as the party afterwards known as C.C. Pepperd, and as the applicant herein?

Cross Interrogatories

To be Propounded to Thos. Farrell & James Tevis

CROSS INTERROGATORY 1.   If in answer to the foregoing direct interrogatories, you have stated that you peronally know or did know said applicant, 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 in which applicant so enlisted and served, then please state fully what is your source of such knowledge. And state whether or not you know or any any time you knew of any other soldier or sailor by the name of Christopher C. Pepperd serving in the same company or regiment in which you say the said applicant Christopher C. Pepperd enlisted, or if you have stated that said applicant enlisted and served in the navy of the Confederacy, then state whether or not you know


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of any other sailor of the same name as Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant, serving in the same command. If you say that you so knew other soldiers or sailors of the same name of applicant's, then can you and how do you identify and locate the one from the other or others?

CROSS INT. 2.   Are you positively certain that said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, is the identical person serving as testified by you?

CROSS INT. 3.   If you have answered Direct Interogatory No. 6 in the affirmative, then please state your source of knowledge or information? Is not this your answer simply based on conjecture?

CROSS INT. 4.   Do you know whether or not the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, ever deserted the service in the Confederate army or navy?

Cross Int. 6:   Did you know any other person by the name of either Joe Bowers or C.C. Pepperd serving in the same Command? And if you have stated that Applicant enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, then state if you are positive that the applicant herein Christopher C. Pepperd is the identical and same person so serving.

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THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of Palo Pinto

I, E.B. Ritchie, County Judge of said County, in said State, do hereby waive copy of interrogatories, notice, time and issuance of commission, and it is hereby agreed that the answers to the hereinabove direct and cross interrogatories of the said herein named witness es may be attached hereto.

E.B. Ritchie
County Judge Palo Pinto County, Texas

Christopher C. (his + mark) Pepperd
(Applicant) Attorney... for Applicant.


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Direct Interrogatories to be Propounded to the Witnesses Thos. Farrell & James Tevis

INT. 1.   What is your name? Age? Present place of residence and postoffice address?     Thomas Farrell, age 73, Teviston, Cochise Co., Arizona.

INT. 2.   Do you personally know, or did you at any time know Christopher C. Pepperd who is an applicant for pension under Act of May 12, 1899.?    Yes.

INT. 3.   How long have you known the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, and when and where did you first know him?    Forty-four years, at Mesilla Valley Arizona.

INT. 4.   Do you personally know that the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier or a sailor?    Yes, as a soldier.

INT. 5.   Do you personally know in what company and regiment the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant, 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 served.     Yes, in Captain James Tevis'es (sic) Company. Enlisted October 1861 or thereabouts, served during the war.

INT. 6.   Do you further know that Christopher C. Pepperd, the said applicant for pension, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort?

Inty 7.   Under what name did said applicant enlist. If you answer that he enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, state why he did so if you know. And do you know that the party enlisting and serving as Joe Bowers as one and the same person as the party afterwards known as C.C. Pepperd, and as the applicant herein?     Joe Bowers. don't know why. Capt. Tevis recognised him as C.C. Pepperd. Enlisted as Joe Bowers.

CROSS INTERROGATORY 1.   If in answer to the foregoing direct interrogatories, you have stated that you peronally know or did know said applicant, 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 in which applicant so enlisted and served, then please state fully what is your source of such knowledge. And state whether or not you know or any any time you knew of any other soldier or sailor by the name of Christopher C. Pepperd serving in the same company or regiment in which you say the said applicant Christopher C. Pepperd enlisted, or if you have stated that said applicant enlisted and served in the navy of the Confederacy, then state whether or not you know of any other sailor of the same name as Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort?    I knew him very well, served in the same Company and knew of no other man of the same name.

CROSS INT. 2.   Are you positively certain that said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, is the identical person serving as testified by you?    Yes.

CROSS INT. 3.   If you have answered Direct Interogatory No. 6 in the affirmative, then please state your source of knowledge or information? Is not this your answer simply based on conjecture?

CROSS INT. 4.   Do you know whether or not the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, ever deserted the service in the Confederate army or navy?    No.

Cross Int. 6:   Did you know any other person by the name of either Joe Bowers or C.C. Pepperd serving in the same Command? And if you have stated that Applicant enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, then state if you are positive that the applicant herein Christopher C. Pepperd is the identical and same person so serving.    I believe he is.


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Farrell


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(Transcriber's note: the original 3 pages of George W. Jone's affidavit is handwritten on blank paper - as opposed to being answers filled out on a form - and some words may be transcribed incorrectly. Please refer to a copy of the original document if you have doubts about the accuracy of the the following transcription. The answers given are in response to the questions posed on page 5 and 6, "INTEROGATORIES TO WITNESSES IN PENSION CLAIMS" of this pension application. For clarity, the interrogatories and cross interrogatries to which George W. Jones was responding are reproduced below, and his response to each question is printed in bold italic type. The affidavit of George W. Jones is continued on page 11 and 12 of this application.)

INT. 1.   What is your name? Age? Present place of residence and postoffice address?    George W. Jones, age 64. Gertrudes, Jack Co. Tex.

INT. 2.   Do you personally know, or did you at any time know Christopher C. Pepperd who is an applicant for pension under Act of May 12, 1899.?     Yes

INT. 3.   How long have you known the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, and when and where did you first know him?    41 years. In army in ark, in Capt. Tevis' Co.

INT. 4.   Do you personally know that the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier or a sailor?    Yes, as a soldier.

INT. 5.   Do you personally know in what company and regiment the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant, 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 served.    In Capt. Tevis' Company.


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(Transcriber's note: Continuation of affidavit of George W. Jones in response to the questions posed on pages 5 and 6, "INTEROGATORIES TO WITNESSES IN PENSION CLAIMS" of this pension application.)

INT. 6.   Do you further know that Christopher C. Pepperd, the said applicant for pension, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort?    So far as I know he is totally unable to support himself.

Inty 7.   Under what name did said applicant enlist. If you answer that he enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, state why he did so if you know. And do you know that the party enlisting and serving as Joe Bowers as one and the same person as the party afterwards known as C.C. Pepperd, and as the applicant herein?   

CROSS INTERROGATORY 1.   If in answer to the foregoing direct interrogatories, you have stated that you peronally know or did know said applicant, 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 in which applicant so enlisted and served, then please state fully what is your source of such knowledge. And state whether or not you know or any any time you knew of any other soldier or sailor by the name of Christopher C. Pepperd serving in the same company or regiment in which you say the said applicant Christopher C. Pepperd enlisted, or if you have stated that said applicant enlisted and served in the navy of the Confederacy, then state whether or not you know of any other sailor of the same name as Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant, serving in the same command. If you say that you so knew other soldiers or sailors of the same name of applicant's, then can you and how do you identify and locate the one from the other or others?    I do not.

CROSS INT. 2.   Are you positively certain that said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, is the identical person serving as testified by you?    Yes.

CROSS INT. 3.   If you have answered Direct Interogatory No. 6 in the affirmative, then please state your source of knowledge or information? Is not this your answer simply based on conjecture?    (a) From personal intercourse with party. (b) Yes.

CROSS INT. 4.   Do you know whether or not the said Christopher C. Pepperd, applicant for pension, ever deserted the service in the Confederate army or navy?    He never did.

Cross Int. 6:   Did you know any other person by the name of either Joe Bowers or C.C. Pepperd serving in the same Command? And if you have stated that Applicant enlisted under the name of Joe Bowers, then state if you are positive that the applicant herein Christopher C. Pepperd is the identical and same person so serving.     Yes..


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(Transcriber's note: Continuation of affidavit of George W. Jones in response to the questions posed on pages 5 and 6, "INTEROGATORIES TO WITNESSES IN PENSION CLAIMS" of this pension application.)

Signed, George W. Jones.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31st day Oct 1905.
John F. Dwight
Notary public

 

State of Texas
County of Jack

I, John F. Dwight, Notary Public, do hereby certify that George W. Jones is personally known to me to be a credible citizen of said county and state, and that the foregoing of George W. Jones, the witness before named, and whose name appears signed to the foregoing deposition, were made before me, and were sworn to and subscribed before me, by said witness George W. Jones.

Given under my hand and official seal this the 31st day of Oct. 1905.

John F. Dwight
Notary Public
and for Jack Co., Texas.


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E.B. RITCHIE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS

Jan. 24th, 1909

Capt. E.A. Bolmes,
Austin, Texas.

Dear Sir: --
          I herewith hand you the papers in re the application of C.C. Pepperd for Confederate pension. This application was originally made while I was county judge, and was rejected because of a finding that the applicant was not indigent within the meaning of the law. You remember perhaps a conversation had with you by the writer with reference to this matter while I was in Austin last summer. Recently while the Governor was her he was made personally acquainted with the circumstances by members of the local camp of the U.C.V. and promised to see you with reference to the matter, and if he has not already seen you with reference to the matter, he doubless will do so.
          The facts are that Capt. Pepperd has an invalid son, and an invalid wife to support, and is unable to work himself. He has absolutely no means of support except that he vends hot tamales upon the street and makes a few dimes that way. His situation is really a pitiable one. The small place which he renders for taxes is the place where they live, and is his wife's separate property, and this can be easily established to your satisfaction if you require evidence beyond the sworn statement of the application that it is not the property of the applicant. I think it would perhaps be proper to reject the application of one whose's wife has property in her own right in sufficient amount and value to aid materially in the support of the family; but in the present instance the house hardly makes a decent shelter for them and of course produces absolutely no revenue that can aid in the support of the family.
          I will be glad if you will reconsider the application and grant the old man a pension if you can do so consistent with your duties.
          Yours truly,
          E.B. Ritchie


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16216 Palo Pinto
The State of Texas
County of Palo Pinto

Before me the undersigned authority this day personally appeared C C Pepperd to me well known who being duly sworn by me says that he has been drawing a Confederate Pension for several years, that at the time he applied for the said pension he was a resident of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas; that for the past three years he has been a resident of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas and has been receiving said pension at said place; that on the 25th day of May, 1915, the affiant left his home at Ft. Worth, Texas for the purpose of visiting relatives in Coldwater, Kansas and remained with said relatives until the 2nd day of August, 1915, when he returned to his home at Ft. Worth, Texas; that prior to his leaving home to visit in Kansas he signed and swore to his pension affidavit for the quarter ending May 31st, 1915 and had mailed the same to Autin, Texas with instructions to return the same to him at Ft. worth in the care of C.C. Bowen at said place, this being his usual and customary way of receiving his pension warrants; he further swears that he has forgotten the number of his pension certificate and has no means of ascertaining the same unless the same can be furnished by the Commissioner of Pensions at Austin, Texas; He further states that the pension which he was drawing was due for the quarter ending May 31st, 1915 when he left Texas to visit in Kansas as aforesaid; that his trip to Kansas was for the purpose of visiting his relatives only, and with no intention of losing or abandoning his residence in this state.

Wherefore he prays that an affadavit be issued to him and that he be permitted to continue to draw a pernsion as he has heretofore done; he further states that he is the identical person to whom a pension was granted and that the same conditions now exist that existed at the time of the granting of the said pension. He further asks that said pension affidavit be mailed to him at Palo Pinto, Texas in the care of the County Judge.

(Signed)   Christopher C. (his + mark) Pepperd

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of August, 1915.
J.T. Ranspot
County Judge, Palo Pinto County, Texas.


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The State of Texas
County of Palo Pinto

I, J.T. Ranspot, County Judge of Palo Pinto County, Texas, do hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with C.C. Pepperd whose affidavit is hereto attached; that I have known him for the past 15 years; that he is a creditable citizen and within my knowledge has been drawing a Confederate pension from the state of Texas which said pension was granted to him some several years ago (while J.C. Houts was Co. Judge.); I further certify that the same conditions exist that existed at the time said pension was granted to him and I recommend that warrants issue to him for pension heretofore due him.

Respt. yours
J.T. Ranspot
County Judge
Palo Pinto County, Texas.

(Notary Public Seal & Signature)



Related Histories:

Christopher Carson "Cap" PEPPERD
Confederate Civil War Veteran, Cowboy, Bronc Buster, Trail Driver & early (1874) Comanche County rancher. Founder of the city of Wilmore, Kansas. He lost his fortune in the 1887-1888 Coal Mining Fever in the county. Also see: A Chronology of the Life & Times of Christopher Carson Pepperd, State of Kansas vs. C.C. Pepperd, 1876, Testimony of C.C. Pepperd: State of Kansas vs. William Thompson, The Death Certificate of C.C. Pepperd and The Gravestone & Burial of C.C. Pepperd.

Thomas Jackson "Tommy" WILMORE & Some of His Descendants
Surnames: Baker, Casey, Ferrin, Houser, Miller, Pepperd, Peterson, Ray, Widaman, Wilmore & Wright.

Abstract of Title To the following described Real Estate situated in Comanche County, Kansas:  to-wit: the North Half (N 1/2) of Lots 5-6-7 and 8, in Block 10, in the original townsite of Wilmore, as shown by the recorded plat thereof.

Abstract of Title

To the following described Real Estate situated in Comanche County, Kansas:
to-wit: the North Half (N 1/2) of Lots 5-6-7 and 8, in Block 10,
in the original townsite of Wilmore, as shown by the recorded plat thereof.



Notes:

Captain James Henry Tevis is buried in the Desert Rest Cemetery, Bowie, Arizona. He was a member of Company A, Col. Herbert's Battalion, Arizona Cavalry. His gravestone reads: "Tevis, Father; born 1837 - died 1905". A history for him may be found on pages 62 and 63 of Cochise County Arizona Past & Present. "On this day, August 29, 1905, James H. Tevis, who settled the town of Teviston, now known as Bowie, died." - The Tucson Citizen, 29 Aug 2006.


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