Soldier's Application for Pension

Marion Skipwith Smith   a native of the State of    Virginia      and a citizen of Tennessee, at    Grand Junction    in the county of     Hardeman    in said State of Tennessee, and who was a soldier from the State of     Tennessee     , in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under the Act of the General Assembly of Tennessee,  entitled "An act for the benefit of the indigent and disabled soldiers of the late war between the States, and to fix the fees of Attorneys or agents for procuring such pensions, and fixing a penality for the violation of the same". And I do solemnly swear that I was a member of    Company D 18th  Miss. Forrest's Cavalry, Capt. J.W. Smith Col. Elic Chalmers   in the service of the Confederate or United States; and that by reason of disablility and indigence I am now entitled to receive the benefit of this act. I further swear that I do not hold any National, State, or County office, nor do I receive aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, and that I am not an inmate of any soldiers' home, and that I am unable to earn a reasonable support for myself and family. I do further solemnly swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:

In what County, State and year were you born?
Answer  Sussex County Virginia in the year 1844                

When did you enlist and in what command? Give the names of the regimential and company officers under whom you served.
Answer    In May 1862 - in Falkners regiment honorably transferred in 1862 - to 18th Miss. Calvary Co. D. Capt. J.W. Smith - Col. Chalmers - Forrest Cavalry                   

In what battle or battles were you engaged, and, if not wounded, state what disabilities did you receive, if any?
Answer   --------                    

What was the precise nature of your wound or disability, if any?
Answer    ----------                      

Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?
Answer     ----------------            

Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability?
Answer     -------------                               

If discharged from the army, where were you and what did you do until the close of the war?
Answer    --------                                

What was the name of the surgeon who attended you?
Answer     -------------                  

How did you get out of the army, when and where?
Answer     Honorabley discharged at Gainsville Ala. 13th of May 1865 - at close of war   

Were you ever in prison? If so state what prison and when released.
Answer     No                                    

Were you paroled? If so, when and where.
Answer    Paroled after the surrender                      

Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?
Answer      Yes after the war was over                              

If so, when and under what circumstances?
Answer     after the war was ended as a peaceable citizen of the United States   
Are you married, or have you been married?
Answer    yes                                 

If so, what is the size of your family living together?
Answer       Myself wife, one son and four Grand Children                    

What are the respective ages of your wife and the children living with you?
Answer     Wifes age 63-Son 32-Grandchildren 2-4-6 and 8 years old       

To what sex do your children belong?
Answer    grand children 1 girl and 3 boys                    

In what business are you now engaged, if any, and what do you earn?
Answer     Farming.

What estate have you in your own right, real and personal, and what is its value?
Answer   House I live in and 79 acres land and about 1 lot in cooperation 25 by 125 with small cabin on it - All valued at $2000.00.

What estate has your wife in her own right, real and personal, and what is its value?
Answer    none                                .    

How have you derived support for yourself and family for the last five years?
Answer    Farming             .                  

Do you use intoxicants to any extent?
Answer    No Sir                

How long have you been an actual resident of the State of Tennessee?
Answer    about 40 years                                      

Have you an attorney to look after this application?
Answer     No                    

If so, give his name and address?
Answer     none                                     

Witness my hand this    1st    day of     November     1909
 At Grand Junction Hardeman County Tenn                    
                                                Marion Skipwith Smith
WITNESSES:
       John P. Johnston MD            , physician
        John Waverly Smith              , witness
        N. Z. Smart                          , witness


STATE OF TENNESSEE
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Hardeman County,                  | I   T. F. Bishop   trustee certify that    M..S. Smith  and his wife    Mattie P.Smith     are assessed with     83 and and 2 lots    acres, valued at $   1250  
Witness my hand this    2   day of   Oct        1909
                                                           T. F. Bishop      Trustee

If applicant and his wife have no property the Trustee must so certify.



STATE OF TENNESSEE, |
Hardeman County,              |, personally appeared before me    Chas. M. Hunt  
a Notory Public    of said county, the above named  Marion Skipwith Smith      
The applicant, with whom I am personally acquainted, and having the application read and fully explained to him, as well as the statements and answers therein made, made oath that the said statements and answers are true.

Witness my hand and seal of office, this   1st   day of    November   1909
                                                             Chas. M. Hunt Notary Public    



STATE OF TENNESSEE, |
Hardeman County,              |, personally appeared before me    Chas. M. Hunt  
a Notory Public    of said county, the above named   John C. Johnston, M.D.    
one of the subscribing witnesses to the firegoing application, and who is a physician of good standing, and being duly sworn says that he has carefully and thouroughly examined       Marion Skipwith Smith      the appliciant, and find him laboring under the following disablilities:
  Mitral Regrergitation, complicated by slight ordema (?) of the  chest and a passive congestion of the liver and lungs. The congestion of the lungs causing a Chronic Cough.                                                                  
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Witness my hand and seal of office, this    1      day of     Nov.    1909

                                                                   Chas. M. Hunt                


STATE OF TENNESSEE
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Hardeman County,              |, personally appeared before me    Chas. M. Hunt  
a Notory Public    of said county, the above named   J.W. Smith                        
and      N. Z. Smart      , two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application, with whom I am personally acquainted, and known to me to be citizens of veracity and standing  in this community, and who make oath that they are personally acquainted with the foregoing applicant, and that the facts set forth and statements made in this application are correct and true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have no interest in this claim, and that the said applicant's habits are good and free from dishonor.  And    J. W. Smith    further make oath to the following facts touching the applicant's service in the   Confederate Army   army:

State here what witnesses know of their own knowledge.

That he was a member of the same company and Regiment with the applicant M. S.
 Smith and served with him from the Jany 1863 through the balance of the war
and surrendered with him May 13th 1865 at Gainsville Ala. and as I was Captain of his company know that he made a good soldier  Also N.Z. Smart further makes
own knowledge that he was a  true and gallant Soldier and M.S. Smith further
makes oath that he served with the applicant in the war from Jany 1863 to the close
of the war.


Witness my hand and seal of office, this  1st   day of    November    1909
                                                     Chas. M. Hunt - Notary Public




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