Mrs. Mary L. Swinney
What is your age? 87 years
In what state and county do you reside? State of
Mississippi, county of Prentiss
How long have you resided in Mississippi? All of
What is the name of your postoffice? Booneville
Mississippi, Route #6
Are you a bona fide resident of the United States and of
the State of Mississippi? Yes
What was your husband’s name? William T. Swinney
When were you married? December 19, 1869
Where were you married? Prentiss County,
Mississippi (Old Tishomingo County)
Have you since remarried? No
Are you an inmate of the Beauvior Soldiers’ Home?
Was your husband a bona fide citizen of the United States
and of the State of Mississippi? Yes
What was the date of your husband’s enlistment?
Beginning of war 1861
Give place of his enlistment. Tishomingo County
Give the names of officers of his company, regiment of
vessel; or give the number of his regiment and the letter of his company.
Provate C -E- 6-2 Miss. Cav. Captain Tobe Davenport and
Was he ever discharged from his command? No
If so, for what cause? Paroled May 16, 1865 after
Was he in active service at the surrender in 1865?
If not, why?
What is your net income? $8.00 per month old age
THIS OATH MUST BE PROPERLY FILLED OUT BEFORE SIGNING
"I do solemnly affirm that I am a Widow of a Confederate
(William T. Swinney); that he was honorably paroled; and did not desert from
the Confederate Service; that I am now a resident of this State, and have
been a resident of this State three years preceeding this application; that
the statements set forth in this application are true and correct to the
best of my knowledge and belief; so help me, God."
Mrs. Mary L. Swinney (X her mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 7th day
of March, 1941.
E.W. Massey, Chancery Clerk
Mrs. Mattie Ashcraft (signature of witness)
Mrs. Lucy Jones (signature of witness)
Mr. A.J. Jones (signature of witness)
(Application was approved April 7, 1941 for pension.)