CSA Pension Application -  Nancy Jenkins Terry, wife of William Strom Terry

 

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                                       Form No. 2.

CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION
Name of Applicant
Mrs. Nancy Terry
Nolan County
Post Office Sweetwater
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                            Comptroller's File No.  7354
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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 Approved This ___day of _____A.D.

                     Wm. J. Devain (?)    Pension Clerk
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     I hereby Approve the within application for pension, this 12 day of July  A.D.  1900

                        J. Ronrl (?), Comptroller

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                                  FORM No. 2.
APPLICATION of Indigent widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899.
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THE STATE OF TEXAS, }
County of Nolan     }


To the honorable County Judge of Nolan County, Texas:
     Your petitioner, Mrs. Nancy Terry respectfully represents that she is a resident citizen of   Nolan   County, in the State of Texas; that she is the widow of W. S. Terry, deceased, who was a Confederate soldier (or sailor), and that she makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension as the widow of said W. S. Terry, deceased, 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 conditions, and to make an appropriation therefore," 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:  Nancy Terry
Q.   What is your age?  Answer:  Sixty nine (69) years
Q.   In what County do you reside?  Answer:  Nolan
Q.   How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address? Answer:  About 19 months.  Sweetwater, Texas
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:  None
Q.   What is your physical condition?  Answer:  Feble
Q.   What was the name of your deceased husband?  Answer:  W. S. Terry
Q.   Were you married to him anterior to March 1, 1866?  If so, on what
date were you married to him and where?  Answer:  Yes.  Dec. 23rd 1847 in Ala.
Q.   What was the date of his death?  Answer:  19th day of November 1888
Q.   Are you unmarried, and have you so remained unmarried since the death of your said husband for whose services you claim a pension? Answer:  Yes
Q.   State in what company and regiment your deceased husband for whose services you claim a pension enlisted in the Confederate Army, and the time of his service therein?  Answer: Co. "A" 57th Ala Infantry, served about 2 years, was wounded at Peach Tree Creek.
Q.   If your deceased husband served in the Confederate Navy, state when and where, and the time of such service?  Answer:  (left blank)
Q.   State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have so received.  Answer:  No
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:  I own neither real or personal property.  I have nothing.
Q.   What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application?  Answer:  None
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:  Yes
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 purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law?  Answer:  No
Q.   Did your deceased husband for whose services you claim a pensionever desert the Confederacy?  Answer:  No
Q.   Have you been continuously since the first day of March 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State?  Answer:  I have


     Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
                               (Signature of Applicant)   Nancy Terry
     Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of August A.D.  1899
                               Signed     John H. Cochran
     (SEAL)                    County Judge,  Nolan County, Texas

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                                AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES
(Note--There must be at least two credible witnesses)

   THE STATE OF TEXAS   }
County of Nolan         }            
      Before me John H. Cochran, County Judge of Nolan County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared W. Glass and R. F.Hemby who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that they personally  Terry, applicant for a pension as the widow of W. S. Terry, deceased, is in truth and fact the widow of the said, deceased; and that they further know that the said Mrs.   Nancy Terry, widow of the said W. S. Terry, deceased, is unable to support herself by labor of any sort.
                    (Signature of Witness)       W. Glass
                    (Signature of Witness)       R. F. Hemby
                    (Signature of Witness)      
                    (Signature of Witness)      
Swore to and subscribed before me this 16th day of May, A. D. 1900
                                         John H. Cochran
(SEAL)                        County Judge, Nolan County, Texas

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                             CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE

THE STATE OF TEXAS   }
County of Nolan      }


I, John H. Cochran, County Judge of Nolan County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1900, before me came on to be heard the application of

Mrs. Nancy Terry, widow of W. S. Terry, deceased, 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 affidavits of witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same hereinbefore appear.  I also certify that the said applicant Mrs. Nancy Terry is not disqualified under any of the provisions of
Section 12 of the Confederate Pension Law.  I further certify that after considering all of the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said Mrs. Nancy Terry as widow of W. S. Terry, deceased, I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided for by the Confederate Pension Law of this
State, and I hereby approve said application.
      Witness my hand and seal of office at Sweetwater, Texas  this 16th day of May,

A.D. 1900.
                                             John H. Cochran
(SEAL)                          County Judge, Nolan County, State of Texas

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                       CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

THE STATE OF TEXAS  }
County of Nolan     }


We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of   Nolan County, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of Mrs. Nancy Terry, widow of W. S. Terry, deceased, for a pension, together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. John H. Cochran, County Judge of Nolan County, to the Commissioners Court of this Nolan County, at a regular term thereof on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1900, and after a careful consideration of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully
entitled to the 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  Sweetwater, Texas this 16th day of May,   A.D. 1900.

(Signatures of Commissioners.)   

J. R. Brannan
 
J. F. Dennis
 
C. W. Boyett
     (SEAL)                                                        

F.E. Abrey
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Submitted by:  Linda Davis Jenkins

 

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