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Andrew Jackson Smith

Below is information from the Widows Application of Elizabeth Redd Smith (daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Redd). Elizabeth Redd and Andrew Jackson Smith (son of Archibald B. and Sarah {Reach} Smith) were married on May 1, 1854, in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama. The family can be found on the 1860 Bibb Co., Alabama census. On the 1870 Bibb Co., AL census, Elizabeth and children were included in the household of her father Josiah Redd.

WIDOWS APPLICATION

Of Widows of Deceased Soldiers or Sailors of the Armies of the Confederate
States or the State of Alabama.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
County of Bibb

To the Honorable Board of Examiners of said County:

Your petitioner, Elizabeth Smith, respectfully represents to your Honorable Board, that she is a citizen of Bibb County, in the State of Alabama, and was such on the 1st day of January 1890; That she is the widow of A. J. Smith, who served as a private in Capt. NN Clements Company of the 26 Regiment Ala Volunteers; That her husband was killed, in the battle of Shilo Miss; That he did not desert the service of the State of Alabama, nor of the Confederate States, that she has not since remarried, that she has no children upon whom she can depend for support, that all of her property do not exceed four hundred dollars in value, and that her annual income from all sources do not exceed four hundred dollars. She therefore respectfully asks your honorable board to place her name upon the pension rolls of the State as a member of the fourth class, that she may participate in the division of the fund provided for the relief of needy Confederate soldiers and sailors, and their widows, by an act of the General Assembly of Alabama, approved February 10, 1899.
Respectfully,

Elizabeth Smith (her mark)

Witness statements signed by W. R. Fuller and G. W. L. Steele in June 1899.

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