Sallie Shepard
Confederate Widow's Pension Applicaton
File #22509


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TX CSA pension #22509 by Mrs. Sallie SHEPARD, on the service of her husband, Thaddeus Shepard, who received TX CSA pension #2754 from Marion Co. TX. Filed in Harrison Co. TX 29 Aug 1913. Approved Sept 1, 1913. Pension allowed from Dec 1, 1913. Geo. W. Kyser, Commissioner of Pensions. Source: Texas State Library and Archives, Austin, TX.
Form B, For Use of Widows of Soldiers Who are in Indigent Circumstances (501-313-500)
I, Mrs. Sallie Shepard, do hereby make application to the Commissioner of Pensions for a pension, to be granted me under the Act passed by the Thirty-first Legislature of Texas, and approved March 26, A. D. 1909, on the following grounds:
I am the widow of Thadius Shepard, deceased, who departed this life on the 22 day of July, A. D. 1905, in the county of Marion, 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 24 day of Dec A. D. 1883 in the county of Harrison, in the State of Tex.
My husband, the said T. Shepard, enlisted and served in the military service of the Confederate States during the war between the States of the United States, and that he did not desert the Confederate Service. I have been a resident of the State of Tex since prior to March 1, A. D. 1880, 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 to the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars 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; nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and I do further state that the answers given to the following question are true:
1. What is your age? 50 yrs
2. Where were you born? Harrison Co. Tex
3. How long have you resided in the State of Texas? All my life except 8 yrs
4. How long have you resided in the county of your present residence? And what is your postoffice address? Since Jan'y 1st 1913 - P.O. Marshall, Tex. - Route 1
5. What was your husband's full name? Thadius Shepard
6. What was the date of his death? July 22, 1905
7. In what State was your husband's command originally organized? See his application
8. How long did your husband serve? If known to you, give date of enlistment and discharge: see his application
9. What was the name or letter of the company, or name or number of the battalion, regiment or battery of artillery in which your husband served? If he was transferred from one branch of service to another, give time of transfer, description of command and time of service. See his application
10. Name branch of service in which your husband served, whether infantry, cavalry, artillery or the 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, I think - see his application #2754 from Marion Co.
11. 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 a pension be approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
(Signature of Applicant) Mrs. Sallie - her X mark - Shepard
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16 day of Aug, A. D. 1913
Geo. L. Huffman, County Judge, Harrison County, Texas.

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES
[Note. - There must be at least two credible witnesses.]
The State of Texas, County of Harrison. Before me , Geo. L. Huffman, County Judge of Harrison County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Wm Carver and Oscar Shepard, 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. Sallie Shepard, applicant for a pension as the widow of Thadius Shepard deceased, is in truth and fact the widow of Thadius Shepard 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) Wm. Carver
(Signature of Witness) Oscar - his X mark - Shepard
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16 day of Aug, A. D. 1913, Geo. L. Huffman, County Judge Harrison County, Texas.

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES
[Note. - There must be at least two credible witnesses.]
Before me, Geo. L. Huffman, County Judge of Harrison County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Wm Carver & Oscar Shepard, 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 a pension, and that they personally know that the said Sallie Shepard has been a bona fide resident citizen of the State of Texas since prior to March 1, A. D. 1880, and that they have no interest in this claim.
(Signature of Witness) Wm. Carver
(Signature of Witness) Oscar - his X mark - Shepard
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16 day of Aug, A. D. 1913, Geo. L. Huffman, County Judge Harrison County, Texas.
For proof of husband's service reference is made to the application and proof of service of her husband, Thadius Shepard, Application #2754 from Marion County Texas.
[Transcriber's note: From Pension #2754: served Company K, 28th Louisiana]

CERTIFICATE OF STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSOR
I, J. D. Gaines, State and County Assessor in the County of Harrison, State of Texas, do hereby certify that Mrs. Sallie Sheppard whose name is signed to the foregoing application for a pension, under the Act of the Thirty-first Legislature, approved March 26, A. D. 1909, is charged on the land and personal property rolls of the said county, in her name, or the name of a trustee, with estate, real, personal and mixed, at the assessed value of nothing dollars.
Given under my hand, this 28 day of Aug, A. D. 1913
J. D. Gaines
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