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Misc. Applications for United States Citizenship

Applications for United States Citizenship

(Typed as is including spelling and submitted by Vicki Burress Roach on behalf of the Alcorn Co. Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1808, Corinth, MS 38835-1808.)

Circuit Court Docket #3 (1845-1849), Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

THOMAS BREWSTER
The State of Mississippi
Tishamingo County
Circuit Court
April term 1845

page 12

Thomas Brewster personally appears in open court, and having been duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he is a native of Ireland called England, that he was born in the county of Worcester in the parish of Salway(?), in the year eighteen hundred and three, that he continued to live in his native country until the year eighteen hundred and twenty nine, when he went to France and resided there untill the year eighteen hundred and thirty seven, in the month of November, when he emigrated to the United States, that the point at which he first landed in this country was New York, that in the year eighteen hundred and thirty nine that he removed to Murray County State of Tennessee, that in eighteen hundred and forty two he removed to Tishamingo County Mississippi, and settled in the town of Troy(?) where he has remained ever since and where he expects to settle permanently, that from his birth to the present hour he has continued and still is a subject of said Kingdom and as such now owes, allegiance to her majesty, Queen Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland but that deprecating and wishing to become a true and lawful citizen of this republic he now in conformity to the acts of Congress prescribing the modes of proceedings to be pursued(?) to effect the same, Solemly declares banafide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to remain so forever, all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince particularly to her present reigning Majesty Victoria Queen of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Sworn & subscribed in open court April the 15th 1845.

John Reeves (clerk)

Thomas Brewster
 

Circuit Court Docket #3 (1845-1849)

Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

page 46

Thursday 16th October 1845

The United States of America

The State of Mississippi

Tishamingo County: Circuit Court: October Term 1845

ALEXANDER M. JACKSON

Alexander M. Jackson, a free white person, would respectfully show to the court, that he was born in the kingdom of Ireland, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the year 1823, and that his father, John Jackson, emigrated to the United States of America, bringing with him this petitioner, in the year 1831, when this petitioner was a minor and under the age of twenty one years.

And the said Alexander M. Jackson declares that he will support the constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and adjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentales(?), state, or sovereignty whereof he has before this time been a subject, and particularly Queen Victoria, the sovereign of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. And the said Alexander M. Jackson declares further that it has been for the last three years his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States, and that he has resided within the United States, since the year 1831, and for the last two years and a half he has resided with the state of Mississippi.

Sworn to and subscribed in open court, this 16th day of October 1845.

Alexander M. Jackson

John Reeves, clerk

 

Circuit Court Docket #3 (1845-1849)

Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

page 208

This day came Thomas Brewster into open court and filed his application to become a citizen of the United States and of naturalization which is the words and figures following to wit:

The State of Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Circuit Court September Term A.D. 1847

THOMAS BREWSTER

Thomas Brewster personally appeared in open court and having been duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is a native of that part of the Kingdom of Great Britian and Ireland called England, that he was born in the County of Worcester in the Parish of Salwarp(?) in the year eighteen hundred and three that he continued to reside in his native country until the year eighteen hundred and twenty nine when he went to France and residing there until the year eighteen hundred and thirty seven in the month of November when he migrated to the United States that the point at which he first landed in this country was New York, that in the year eighteen hundred and thirty nine he removed to Murry County State of Tennessee, that in eighteen hundred and forty he removed to Wayne County Tennessee that in the year eighteen hundred and forty two he removed to Tishomingo County in this state and settled in the town of Troy (now Danville) where he has resided ever since and where he has permanently settled. That from his birth to the present hour he has continued and still is a subject of said Kingdom of Great Britian and as such now owes allegiance to her majesty Queen Victoria Queen of Great Britian and Ireland; But aspricating(?) that allegiance and wishing to become a true and lawful citizen of this Republic he now in conformity to the acts of Congress prescribing the mode to be pursued to effect the same Solmenly declares it to be bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Power Potentate State and Sovereignty whatever and now particularly to her reigning majesty Queen Victoria Sovereign of the said United Kingdom of Great Britian and Ireland.

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 6th day of September A.D. 1847.

Thos. Brewster

John Reeves, clerk

The State of Mississippi

Tishomingo County

I Thomas Brewster do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will support the constitution of the United States of America and do absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Power Prince Potentate State Sovereignity whereof I was before a citizen or subject. So help me God.

Sworn in open court this 6th day of September A.D. 1847.

John Reeves, clerk

Thos. Brewster

It is thereupon ordered by the court that the same be recorded.

Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock

Hugh R. Miller

Tuesday the 7th court met pursuant to adjournment.

Present as on yesterday.


Circuit Court Docket #3 (1845-1849)

Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

page 349

The United States of America

The State of Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Circuit Court March Term 1849

THOMAS ARMSTRONG

To the Honorable Hugh R. Miller judge of the seventh judicial district of the state and county aforesaid.

The petition of Thomas Armstrong now a resident of the state and county aforesaid respectfully makes known to your Honor, that he an ali__ borned in Ireland in the Kingdom of Great Brittain, That he has resided in the United States for the time of five years. That he resided three years next preceding his arriving at the age of twenty one years, in the United States of America, and that he continues to reside in the same at this time. He therefore, respectfully ask your Honorable court to awit him to become a citizen of the United States of America, all of which he respectfully prayeth.

The State of Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Circuit Court March term 1849

This day personally appeared in open court of the state and county aforesaid Thomas Armstrong and he being first duly sworn makes oath. That he will support the constitution of the United States of America, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and adjure all allegiance fidelity to any and all foreign prince king Potentate or sovereign whatsoever-and particularly Victoria the Queen regent of the United Kingdom of Great Brittain of whom he was a subject and that it is his bonafide intention to become a citizen of the United States of America.

Sworn to and subscribed in open court the 20th March 1849.

Thomas Armstrong

Jno. Reeves, clerk

Thereupon it is ordered and declared by the court that said Thomas Armstrong be declared a citizen of the United States of America and entitled to all the privileges of the same. According to the act of Congress in such case made provided.

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