Pension Applications of Charles P. Dickerson


THIS APPLICATION

Must be Filed with the Chancery Clerk on or before the First Monday of September
(NO APPLICATION WILL BE ENTERTAINED NOT ON THE PRINTED FORM.)
_____________

FORM NO. 4

APPLICATION of indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy under
Chapter 73, Acts of 1900

_____________

Applicant must make Answer to all of the following Questions and have it written out plainly in Ink.


Q.  What is your name?  Answer      C. P. Dickerson
Q.  What is your age?  Answer        70 years
Q.  In what county do you reside?  Answer   Chickasaw
Q.  What is the name of your postoffice? Answer   Trebloc
Q.  How long have you been a bona fide resident of Mississippi?  Answer   62 years
Q.  Are you married or unmarried?  Answer   Married
Q.  In what State and county did you reside when you enlisted in the service of the Confederate States?  Answer    Tippah Co. Mississippi
Q.  What was the date of your enlistment?  Answer   July 1861
Q.  What was the number of the regiment or name of the vessel in which you first enlisted?  Answer  23 Mississippi Regiment
Q.  The name of its commander?  Answer   Col. Wells
Q.  Letter or designation of the company in which you enlisted?  Answer  Company "A"
Q.  Name of its Captain?  Answer    Gibson
Q.  The length of time which you served in the above company or regiment?  Answer   All the time except when in prison
Q.  Were you ever discharged or transferred from the above commands?  Answer   No.
Q.  If so, give the date of discharge or transfer?  Answer
Q.  If discharged, on what ground?  Answer
Q.  If transferred, to what command?  Answer
Q.  Did you enlist the second time in the Confederate service?  Answer  No
Q.  If so, into what regiment or company?  Answer
Q.  Were you discharged from this command before the surrender in 1865?  Answer  No
Q.  If so, for what cause?  Answer
Q.  Were you ever wounded while in active service?  Answer  Slightly
Q.  Give date on which you received your wound?  Answer  Do not Remember
Q.  At what place were you wounded?  Answer  Fort Donelson
Q.  What is the nature of your wound?  Answer  between Ribs and Hip Bones
Q.  If wounded otherwise, so as to disable you from earning a support, state in what manner?  Answer
Q.  Were you at any time absent from your command without leave?  Answer  No
Q.  If yes, how long and why?  Answer

(note:  on the cover of his folder is written "unanimus".)
 
 

Must certify their names to the auditor of public accounts.

THIS APPLICATION

Must be Filed with the Chancery Clerk on or before the First Monday in September
(NO APPLICATION will be entertained not on this printed form)
_________________

FORM NO. 2(?)

APPLICATION of indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy
Under Chapter 102, Code of 1906 for $75
_____________

Applicant must make Answer to all of the following Questions and have it written out plainly in Ink.


Q.  What is your name?  Answer   C. P. Dickerson
Q.  What is your age?  Answer   78
Q.  In what county do you reside?  Answer   Lee
Q.  What is the name of your postoffice?  Answer  Tupelo
Q.  Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi?  Answer  Yes
Q.  How long have you been a bona fide resident of Mississippi?  Answer  70
Q.  Are you married or unmarried?  Answer  Married
Q.  In what State and county did you reside when you enlisted in the service of the Confederate States?  Answer  Tippah Co. Miss.
Q.  What was the date of your enlistment?  Answer  Aug. 1861
Q.  What was the number of the regiment or name of the vessel in which you first enlisted?  Answer  23rd Miss. Infty
Q.  The name of its commander?  Answer  Col. Wells
Q.  Letter or designation of the company in which you enlisted?  Answer  Company "A"
Q.  Name of its captain?  Answer  Capt. Gibson
Q.  The length of time which you served in the above company or regiment?  Answer  All the war
Q.  Were you ever discharged or transferred from the above commands?  Answer  No
Q.  If so, give the date of discharege or transfer?  Answer  No
If discharged, on what ground?  Answer  No
Q.  If transferred, to what command?  Answer  No
Q.  Did you enlist the second time in the Confederate service?  Answer   No
Q.  If so, into what regiment or company?  Answer   No
Q.  Were you discharged from this command before the surrender in 1865?  Answer   No
Q.  If so, for what cause?  Answer    No
Q.  Were you ever wounded while in actual service?  Answer   No
Q.  Give date on which you received your wound?  Answer   No
Q.  At what place were you wounded?  Answer   No
Q.  What was the nature of your wound?  Answer   No
Q.  What was the number of the regiment or the name of the vessel in which you were serving when you received the wound?  Answer   No
Q.  Who was the captain of the company?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you lost one foot, or one hand?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you lost entire use of one foot or one hand?  Answer  No
Q.  If you have lost one foot or one hand, was such loss caused by wounds or injuries received while enlisted in the Confederate army?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you sustained such other permanent wounds or injury as to disable you from earning a support, by reason of service in the Confederate army or navy?  Answer  yes, I am 78 years of age and not able to do any work
Q.  If so, what is the nature of such wounds or injury?  Answer   No
Q.  Were you at any time absent from your command without leave?  Answer   No
Q.  If yes, how long and why?  Answer   No
Q.  Did you ever absent yourself from your command without leave and join another?  Answer   No
Q.  Were you with your command in active service at the surrender in 1865?  Answer   No
Q.  Where did your command surrender?  Answer  Tennessee
Q.  Were you absent from it when it surrendered?  Answer  Yes
Q.  Why were you absent?  Answer  I was paroled
Q.  How long had you been absent?  Answer  6 months
Q.  What is your occupation at present?  Answer  Farming all I can
Q.  Do you apply for a pension because you are indigent and unable to earn a support by your own labor?  yes
Q.  Do you hold any State, United States, County, or City office from which you are receiving a salary or fees the sum of three hundred dollars per annum?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you any sons over 16 and under 21 years of age?  Answer   No
Q.  If yes, how many?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you any property in your own right or your wife?  Answer   yes
Q.  What is its true, just and correct value?  Answer  $200.00
Q.  Have you a home of your own?  Answer   No
Q.  Is the person you are now living with a relation?  Answer  son
Q.  If so, what relation?  Answer  son
Q.  Have you any relations or connections whose legal or moral duty it is to provide for you?  Answer   No
Q.  Have you any relations; if so, what relations?  Answer   No


    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I was a Confederate soldier, sailor, or servant of such Confederate soldier or sailor (as the case may be); that I was honorabley discharged or paroled, or did not desert from the Confederate service (as the case may be); that I reside in this State; that I am indigent and infirm; that I am not able to earn a support, and have no relatives able, whose duty it is to support me; that I nor my wife do not own property, real or person, to the value of four hundred dollars ($400); that I nor my wife have not conveyed any of my or her property to any one with a view to drawing a pension; so help me God."
                                                                                                                                               his

(Signature of Pensioner)  C. P.  x   Dickerson
                                                                                                                                               mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 12 day of Aug. 1907

G. W. Long    Chancery Clerk

    AFFIDAVIT -- We, the undersigned, verily believe the facts stated in the above application to be true and the applicant to be the identical person named in the said application.

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this  day of                         G. W. Bosemore
                                                                                                     (signature of witness)

Sept      A.D. 1907                                                                        W. V. Mitts
                                                                                                      (signature of witness)

G. W. Long Clk                                                                             J. B. Cook
(signature of officer)                                                                          (signature of witness)

Note.--Must be attested to by one or more creditable witnesses     S. D. Shelton
                                                                                                     (signature of witness)



                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                       (signature of applicant)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 2 day of  Sept.     A.D. 1907

                                                                                                                                       G. W. Long    Clk
                                                                                                                                      (signature of officer)

(note:  "unanimus" is written on the form)



 

Widow's Pension Application
Martha Emily Persons Dickerson


THIS APPLICATION
Must be Filed with the Chancery Clerk on or before the First Monday in September
(NO APPLICATION will be entertained not on this printed form)
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FORM 6
General Prornic Class

APPLICATION for Indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy
Under Chapter 102, code of 1906
___________

Applicant must make Answer to all of the following Questions and have it written out plainly in Ink.


Q.  What is your name?  Answer    Mrs. Mary E. Dickerson
Q.  What is your age?  Answer    69 years
Q.  Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi?  Answer   I am
Q.  How long have you resided in Mississippi?  Answer    All of my life
Q.  In what county do you reside?  Answer   Lee
Q.  What is the name of your postoffice?   Tupelo Miss.
Q.  What was your husband's name?  Answer   C. P. Dickerson
Q.  When were you married?  Answer   in 1858
Q.  In what State and county did he reside when he enlisted in the service of the Confederate States?   Tippah Co. Miss.
Q.  What was the date of his enlistment?  July 1861
Q.  What was the name of the Company and Regiment or vessel in which he enlisted?  Answer  Co. A 23rd Miss. Infty Regt.
Q.  How long was he in actual service of the Confederacy?  Do not remember

Q.  What were the names of the officers of the company, or regiment, or vessel, during the time he was in service?  Answer  Col. Wells and Capt. Gibson
Q.  Did he die in the service or did he serve until the close of the war?  Answer  till close war
Q.  Was he honorably discharged?  Answer   He was
Q.  When was he discharged?  Answer at close of war
Q.  Where was he discharge?  Answer   in prison
Q.  Did he serve until the surrender?  Answer  He did
Q.  Where did he die?  Answer  Tupelo Miss. in Dec. 1907
Q.  What regiment or vessel did your husband belong to at the time of his death?  Answer  23rd Miss. Inftry Regt.
Q.  The name of the commander?  Answer Col. Wells
Q.  What company did your husband belong to at the time of his death?  Answer  none
Q.  Who was captain of the company?  Answer Capt. Gibson
Q.  When did he die?  Answer  Decr 14th 1907.
Q.  Have you married since your husband's death?  Answer  no sir
Q.  Do you apply for a pension because you are indigent and unable to earn a livelhood?  Answer  I do
Q.  Do you hold any State, United States, County or City office from which you are receiving as a salary or fees the sum of three hundred dollars per annum?  Answer  No sir
Q.  Have you any property in your own right?  Answer  no
Q.  What is the true, just and correct value?  Answer $  x
Q.  Have you a home of your own?  Answer  no
Q.  If not, with whom do you now live?  Answer   My son
Q.  Is the person you are now living with a relative?  Answer  yes
Q.  If so, what relation?  Answer  son
Q.  Have you any relations; if so, what relation?  Answer  yes, numbers and numbers
Q.  Have you any relatons or connections whose legal and moral duty it is to provide for you?  Answer  No



    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this   7   day of    Aug.       A.D.  1908

Norbin Jones    Clk                                                                   Mary E. Dickerson
(signature of officer)                                                                   (signature of applicant)


    "I,   Mary E. Dickerson     widow of     C. P. Dickerson
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a widow of a Confederate soldier or sailor, who was honorably discharged or paroled, or who did not desert the Confederate service (as the case may be); that I was married to him prior to the first day of January, 1875; that I reside in this State; that I am indigent and unable to earn a support; that I have no relatives able, whose duty it is, to support me; that I do not own property to the value of four hundred ($400) and that I have not conveyed any property to anyone with a view to drawing a pension, so help me God."

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this                          (signature of Pensioner)  Mary E. Dickerson
7th   day of    Aug    1908
Norbin Jones     Clk


AFFIDAVIT OF TWO WITNESSES

We, the undersigned, verily believe the facts stated in the above application to be true and the applicant to be the identical person named in the said application.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this  8 day of                                      L. N.(?)  Cates
September     A.D.  1908                                                                         (signature of witness)

Norbin Jones   Clk                                                                                   Housten L???
(signature of officer)                                                                                  (signature of witness)


Office of Chancery Clerk and Boad of Inquiry    Lee   County
Tupelo   Miss.   Sept. 8th   1908
We, the undersigned board of inquiry, hereby approve the foregoing application of

    Mrs. Mary E. Dickerson

because we know the applicant to be indigent and unable to earn a livelyhood and we believe the facts stated in the above application are true and the party should receive the pension.
Given under our hands and seals of office this   8th   day of    Sept.   1908
L. A. Mitchell                  (seal)
(president of board)
W. F. Hoaoks(?)              (seal)
James Boyd                    (seal)
                                         (seal)
H. C. Whitehead             (seal)
B. H. Rogers                   (seal)
Norbin Jones                   (seal)

ATTEST:
      Norbin Jones             Chancery Clerk
(attach seal of office)


APPLICATON FOR PENSION

How Made;  What to Contain; Description of Disabilities; Oath Prescribed

Form 6
General Prornic Class

    Application for indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the Late Confederacy, under Chapter 102, Code of 1906, as amended by Laws of April 5th 1910 and Laws March 24th, 1916, Sec. 1 of Laws 1916 being as follows: "Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi that all applications for pensions heretofore made and filed, be and same are hereby declared void, and any person desiring to share in the future distribution of the pension fund, shall on or before the first Monday in September 1916, file a new application, using blanks to be furnished by the Auditor of Public Accounts throught the Chancery Clerks of the various counties."
    Applications must be filed with the Chancery Clerk on or before the first Monday in September 1916, and no application will be entertained no on the printed form.
(Applicant must make answer to all of the following Questions.)


Q.  What is your name?  Answer  Martha E. Dickerson
Q.  What is your age?  Answer   73 years old
Q.  Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi?  Answer  yes
Q.  How long have you resided in Mississippi?  Answer  All my life
Q.  In what county do you reside?  Answer   Lee
Q.  What is the name of your postoffice?   Tupelo
Q.  What was your husband's name?  Answer   C. P. Dickerson
Q.  When were you married?  Answer   1858
Q.  In what State and county did he reside when he enlisted in the service of the Confederate States?   Tippah Co. Miss.
Q.  What was the date of his enlistment?  Spring 1861
Q.  What was the name of the Company and Regiment or vessel in which he enlisted?  Answer  23rd Miss. Infty Co. "A"
Q.  How long was he in actual service of the Confederacy?  Answer  all the war

Q.  What were the names of the officers of the company, or regiment, or vessel, during the time he was in service?  Answer  Col. Wells, Capt. Gibson
Q.  Did he die in the service or did he serve until the close of the war?  Answer  serve till close
Q.  Was he honorably discharged?  Answer   yes
Q.  When was he discharged?  Answer at close of war
Q.  Where was he discharge?  Answer   Don't know
Q.  Did he serve until the surrender?  Answer  yes
Q.  Where did he die?  Answer  Tupelo, Miss.
Q.  What regiment or vessel did your husband belong to at the time of his death?  Answer
Q.  The name of the commander?  Answer
Q.  What company did your husband belong to at the time of his death?
Q.  Who was captain of the company?  Answer
Q.  When did he die?  Answer  Dec-14-1907.
Q.  Have you married since your husband's death?  Answer  no
Q.  Do you apply for a pension because you are indigent and unable to earn a livelhood?  Answer  yes
Q.  Do you hold any State, United States, County or City office from which you are receiving as a salary or fees the sum of three hundred dollars per annum?  Answer  no
Q.  Have you any property in your own right?  Answer  no
Q.  What is the true, just and correct value?  Answer $  none
Q.  Have you a home of your own?  Answer  no
Q.  If not, with whom do you now live?  Answer   My son
Q.  Is the person you are now living with a relative?  Answer  son
Q.  If so, what relation?  Answer  son
Q.  Have you any relations; if so, what relation?  Answer  Children
Q.  Have you any relatons or connections whose legal and moral duty it is to provide for you?  Answer  Don't know


    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this  18  day of  August       A.D. 1916
John M. Witt  Clk                                                                           M. E. Dickerson
(Signature of Officer)                                                                                                  (signature of Applicant)


    "I            M.E. Dickerson                  widow of                         C.P. Dickerson        
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a widow of a Confederate soldier or sailor, who was honorably discharged or paroled, or who did not desert the Confederate service (as the case may be); that I was married to him prior to the first day of January, 1885; that I reside in this State; that I am indigent and unable to earn a support; that I have no relatives able, whose duty it is, to support me; that I do not own property to the value of six hundred ($600) and that I have not conveyed any property to anyone with a view to drawing a pension, so help me God."
                                (signature of Pensioner)                       M. E. Dickerson
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, that   18  day of    August     1916
                                                                                      John M. Witt        Chancery Clerk

(note:  note on form says "not in 1917")

Transcribed by Walter F. Cox, Jr. (Essie Merle Dickerson Cox4, Roy Simmons Dickerson3, William Henry Harrison Dickerson2, Charles Dickerson1)


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