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Joseph English -- Pension Application

Page 22  1900 Joseph English -Questions for Applicant - Pension
Page 23  1900 Joseph English -Questions for Witness - Pension
Page 24  1900 Joseph English –Thos. English for Joseph English

 
1. Page 22  1900 Joseph English -Questions for Applicant - Pension

Page 22 1900 Joseph English -Questions for Applicant - Pension
Questions for Applicant
State of Georgia,}
Macon County}

....Joseph English ....of said State and County, desiring to avail himself of the
Pension Act approved December 15th, 1894, hereby submits his proofs, and after being duly sworn true answers to make the following questions, deposes and answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? (Give State, County and post office) Joseph English, Englishville, Macon Co Ga.

2. How long have you been a resident of this State?
All my life.

3. When and where were you born?
March 1st, 1830.

4. When and where and in what company and regiment did you enlist or serve?
April 1862 in Americus Co D, 11th Battallion Artillery.

5. How long did you remain in that company and regiment?
More than three years.

6. For how long a period did you discharge regular military duty?
Three years.

7. When, where and under what circumstances were you discharged from service?
By close of war.

8. What is your present occupation?
Farming.

9. How much can you earn per annum by your own exertions of labor?
Very little.

10. What has been your occupation since 1865?
Farming.

11. Upon which of the following grounds do you base your application for pension viz.: first, "age and poverty," second "infirmity and poverty" or third "blindness and poverty"? 1st.

12. If upon the first ground, state how long you have been in such a condition that you could not earn your support? If upon the second, give a full and complete history of the infirmity and its extent? If upon the third state whether you are totally blind and when and where you lost your sight?
About 4 years.

13. What property, effects or income do you possess?
None.

14. What property, effects or income did you possess in 1894, 1895, 1896 and in 1897 and what disposition, if any, did you make of same?
None.

15. In what County did you reside during those years and what property did you then return for taxation?
Macon county returned no property.

16. How were you supported during the years 1896 & 1897?
By what little I could do & the help of my Sons.

17. How much did your support cost for each of those years, and what portion did you contribute thereto by your own labor or income?
About $50.00 and I contributed very little.

18. What was your employment during 1896 & 1897? What pay did you receive in each year?
Farming --none.

19. Have you a family? If so, who composes such family? Have they a homestead?
My wife and no minor children. Wife badly afflicted physically & mentally. They have no homestead.

22. Are you receiving any pension, if so, what amount and for what disability?
None.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the}
8th day of Dec 1898. } Joseph English
J S Elmore Ordinary Applicant
Of Macon County

2. Page 23  1900 Joseph English -Questions for Witness - Pension

Page 23 1900 Joseph English -Questions for Witness - Pension

QUESTIONS FOR WITNESS

STATE OF GEORGIA}
Macon County }

J W English...., of said State and County, having been presented as a witness in support of the application of ....Joseph English....for pension
Under the Act approved December 15th, 1894, and after being duly sworn true answers to make the following questions, deposes and answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside?
J W English Maxade, Macon Co Ga.

2. Are you acquainted with Joseph English, the applicant, if so how long have you known him? I have known him since I could remember.

3. Where does he reside and how long has he been a resident of the State?
In Macon County ever since I knew him.

4. When, where and in what company and regiment did he enlist, and how do you know? April 1862 in Americus Ga Co D 11th Batt Artillery.

5. Were you a member of the same company and regiment?
I was.

6. How long did he perform regular military duty, and what do you know of his service as a Confederate soldier, and the time and circumstances of his discharge from the service?
Till close of war; he was a good soldier and was discharged by reason of close of the war.

7. What property, effects or income has the applicant? (Give your means of knowledge)
None. I live near him and know his circumstances.

8. What property, effects or income did the applicant possess in 1896 and 1897,and what disposition, if any, did he make of same? ....
None.

9. Has he conveyed away any of his property in the last three years, if so, what was it and to whom?
No.

10. What is the applicant's occupation and physical condition?
Farmer He is old and poor & infirm.

11. Is the applicant unable to support himself by labor of any sort, if so, why?
He is by reason of age and infirmity.

12. How was he supported during the years 1896 and 1897?
By what he could do & the help of his sons.

13. What portion of his support for these years was derived from his own labor or income?
Very little.

14. Give a full and complete statement of the applicant's physical condition that entitles him to a pension under the Act of December 15th, 1894?
He had _?_ Grippe a few years ago which left him much debilitated from which he has never fully recovered & is now unable to work. His wife is a cripple and not of sound mind.

15. What interest have you in the recovery of a pension by this applicant?
None.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this} J.W. English
The 8th day of Dec 1898 } Witness

J S Elmore, Ordinary


3. Page 24  1900 Joseph English –Thos. English for Joseph English

Page 24  1900 Joseph English –Thos. English for Joseph English

Georgia, Macon County
Personally came before me, J S Elmore, Ordinary, in and for Macon County 
   Thomas English, who on oath says that the 11th Battallion of Artillery, to which Joseph English belonged, was cut off from main army of General R E Lee, and was therefore not with him, at the surrender of his Army at Appomattox C.H.Va.   They were disbanded and ordered to Lincolnton N.C. where the said 11th Battallion of Artillery was captured and paroled by the enemy.
   I know the above stated facts because I was a private in same co & war there, and witnessed the same. 
Sworn to & subscribed before}
Me this 15th day of Nov 1900}
J.S. Elmore, Ordinary.}  Thomas English (his signature)

I, J. S. Elmore, do hereby certify that Thomas English is personally well known by me and his statements are worthy of full faith and credit.
Witness any hand and seal of office, this 15th day of Nov-1900.

J S Elmore, Ordinary
 
 

     
     
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