1910 Civil War
Application by Mrs. Melissie Aldridge widow of J. L. Aldridge
Form No. 6
Application for Indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late
Confederacy Under Chapter 102, Code of 1906.
Transcribed by Vicki Burress Roach
Mrs. Melissie Aldridge widow of J.L. Aldridge
What is your name? Mrs. Melissie Aldridge
What is your age? 58 or 38-difficult to read
Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi?
How long have you resided in Mississippi? all of
In what county do you reside? Tippah
What is the name of your postoffice? Ivy
What was your husband’s name? J.L. Aldridge
When were you married? May 23rd 1880
In what State and county did he reside when he enlisted in
the service of the Confederate States? Tippah county, Miss.
What was the date of his enlistment? I don’t know.
What was the name of the company and regiment or vessel in
which he enlisted? 23rd Miss. Infantry
How long was he in actual service of the Confederacy?
3 years 3 months
What were the names of the officers of the company, or
regiment, or vessel, during the time he was in the service? Col.
Davidson, Capt. Mose McCarley
Did he die in service or did he serve till close of the
war? Served to the close
Was he honorably discharged? Yes
When was he discharged? 3 mos. before surrender
Where was he discharged? Do not know
Did he serve until the surrender? No was discharged
on account of wound.
Where did he die? Tippah County, Miss.
What regiment or vessel did your husband belong to at the
time of his death? Not in service at death
The name of the commander? See above
What company did your husband belong to at the time of his
death? See above
Who was the captain of the company? See above
When did he die? July 23rd 1908
Have you married since your husband’s death? No
Do you apply for a pension because you are indigent and
unable to earn a livelihood? Yes
Do you hold any State, United States, County or City
office from which you are receiving as salary or fees the sum of three
hundred dollars per annum? No
Have you any property in your own right? Little
What is its true, just and correct value? $50.00
Have you a home of your own? None paid for
If not, with whom do you live? At home
Is the person you are now living with a relation?
If so, what relation? See above
Have you any relations; if so, what relation? 1 son
Have you any relations or connections whose legal or moral
duty it is to provide for you? No
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 8th day
of Sept. A.D. 1910.
C.R. Lacy, signature of officer Melissa Aldridge (X),
signature of applicant
G.B. Kimbell, signature of witness
W.? Lacy, signature of witness
H.C. Bearden, president of Board
C.R. Lacy, chancery clerk