Richard Manry Family
Application for a Pension
Name of Applicant
Mrs. M.J. Manry
Denton County, postoffice Aubrey
Filed October 13, 1914
Approved Dec 1, 1914
THE STATE OF
COUNTY OF DENTON
I, Mrs. M. J.
Manry, do hereby make application to the commissioner of
Pensions for a Pension, to be granted me under the Act
passed by the Thirty-third Legislature of the State of
Texas, and approved, April 7, AD 1913 on the following
I am the widow of Richard Manry, deceased, who departed
this life on the 11th day of June, AD 1890, in the county
of Denton, in the State of Texas.
I have not remarried since the death of said husband and
I do Solemnly swear that I was never divorced from my
said husband, and that I never voluntarily abandoned him
during his life, but remained his true, faithful, and
lawful wife up to the date of his death. I was married to
him on the 29 day of May 1852, AD in the county of
McMinn, in the State of Tennessee.
My husband, the said Richard Manry, enlisted and served
in the military services of the Confederate States during
the war between the States of the United States, and that
he did not desert the confederate service. I have been a
resident of the State of Texas since prior to January 1,
A. D. 1900, and have been continuously since a citizen of
the State of Texas. I do further state that I do not
receive from any source whatsoever money or other means
of support amounting to the sum of $300.00 per annum, nor
do I own in my own right, no does anyone hold in trust
for my benefit or use, estate or property, either real,
personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the
value of one thousand dollars, exclusive of the home of
the value of not over $1,000.00; nor do I receive any aid
or pension from any other State of the United States or
from any other source, and I do further state the answers
given to the following are true:
1. What is your age? 82 years
2. Where were you born? McMinn Co. Tennessee
3. How long have you resided in the State of Texas? 38
4. How long have you resided in the County of your
present residence? And what is your Post office address?
14 years; Aubrey
5. Did Husband draw a Pension? If so give his number. NO
6. What is your husband full name? Richard Manry
7. What is the date of his death? 11 Th day of June 1890
8. In what State was your husband's command originally
9. How long did your husband serve? If known to you give
date of enlistment and discharge; about 4 years, he
enlisted in 1861 and was discharged in 1865.
10. What was the name or letter of the company, or name
or number of the battalion, regiment or battery of
artillery in which your husband served? If he was
transferred from one branch of service to another, give
time of transfer, description of command and time of
service; his Capt.-name was Minur(s) I think his regt-
was the 8th Missouri, is Col. name was Thos. R. Freeman.
11. Name branch of service in which your husband served,
whether infantry, cavalry, artillery or the navy, or if
commissioned as an officer by the President, his rank and
line of duty, or if detailed for special service, under
the law of conscription, the nature of such service, and
the time of service; I think the most of the time he was
in the cav.-service Genl Henry P. McLain of the U.N.S.
Adjt Genl at Washington D. C. knows about his Regt.
12. Have you transferred to others any property of any
kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this
Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for
a pension is approved and such other proceedings be had
in the premises as are required by law.
(Signature of applicant) Her X M. J. Manry
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 6 Th day of Oct.
A. D. 1914
S. H. Hoskins
County Judge Denton County, Texas
AFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES SIGNED BY
J. C. BROWNLAW AND W.N. BROWNLAW
LETTER ATTACHED FROM
FORT WORTH CONFEDERATE GRAYS
CO. B., FIRST BATTALION, U.C.V.
GEO B. HOLLAND, CAPTAIN ; R.M. HOLBERT, 1ST LIEUTENANT
J.E. GILLISPIE, 1ST SGT. ; IRA PERKINS, Q. M.
FORT WORTH TEXAS, OCTOBER 9, 1914
Judge Geo. W. Kyser
Dear Sir Comrad;
Your favor of October 8th to hand and noted, yes comrad
J.W. Raundolph came duly to and the Grondest?? Conf
Veteran in Texas he was when I handed him his pension
papers. Well I never get-one off my hands Untill I begin
another this time a Poor Widow who I suppose deserve the
help she asks. I inclose you an application for Mrs. M.
J. Manry. I enclose you a letter I received from Marcus
J. Wright who is in the U.S. Adjt-Genl office Washington
D. C. also an affidavit prepared by him and signed by
Mrs. M. J. Manry you will notice in his letter to me, he
says if her evidence is not-sufficient for to issue her
pension then for you to write to Adjt Genl office in
Washington D. C. to Genl Henry P. McLain and he will give
other information. Now Judge if you can see your way
clear to issue her the pension on the inclosed showing
please do so and mail the papers to me and I will se that
she gets them but if you do not issue the Pension on the
inclosed showing just hold the papers untill you can
write to Genl Henry P. McLain who is in the U.S.
Adjt-Genl at Washington D. C.
Please this application your earliest convenience
And please answer so I can let her Know she lives in
Aubrey Denton County Texas but-notify me and I will
Regards to Mrs. Blaudford and if I can serve you command
Your fine commrad
Geo B. Holland
103 W. Wetherford
Fort Worth TX