Submitted by Donna Burdette.
APPLICATION FOR PENSION
OF WIDOWS OF DECEASED SOLDIERS OR SAILORS OF THE
STATE OF ALABAMA,
TO THE STATE BOARD OF CONFEDERATE PENSION COMMISSIONERS
The following answers to the queries propounded are respectfully submitted in support of my application for a Confederate pension under Act of the Legislature of Alabama, approved Sept. 25, 1915, viz ;
(1) Q. What is your full name? A. Matilda Randolph Splawn
(2) Q. What is your present post-office address? A. Randolph, R. F. D. 1
(3) Q. What is your exact age? A. 84 Years 4 Months 25 Days
(4) Q. How long have you lived in the state? A. All my life
(5) Q. What date did your husband enlist in the service of the Confederacy? A. March 1862
(6) Q. What branch of service was he in? A. Cavalry
(7) Q. What was his rank? A. Private
(8) Q. Company? A. B
(9) Q. Regiment? A. 2nd. Ala. Cav.
(10) Q. How long did he see actual service? A. Until Surrender
(11) Q. Was he ever wounded? A. Yes, by horse falling
(12) Q. How badly? A. Internal injury of the back from which he complained until his death.
(13) Q. Was he ever taken prisoner? A. No
(14) Q. Under what circumstances was he released? A. (this was left blank, unanswered)
(15) Q. Was he paroled? A. Yes
(16) Q. If not attached hereto, do you know where his parole is? A. Attached
(17) Q. If he was not paroled do you know under what circumstances he left the service of the Confederacy? A. (Unanswered)
(18) Q. What was your husband's full name? A. James Madison Splawn
(19) Q. When did you marry him? A. January 1, 1851
(20) Q. What is the actual value of your property? A. $238.00 (Schedule attached)
(21) Q. Have you any income whatsoever? A. $50 to $75 per year
(22) Q. If so, what does it amount to annually? A. $50 to $75 per year rent
(23) Q. If you have any children living at the present time, give their names, and what each one is doing? A. W. H. Splawn, farmer: D. Allen Splawn, permanent invalid; Bodecia Fulgham, housewife; Elizabeth Mulkey, housewife: A. H. Splawn, drayman : Pearl Campbell, housewife : Helen Reynolds, housewife: Albert Splawn, farmer : Lilly Splawn: housekeeper for applicant : Jas, M. Splawn, Jr. Carpenter
(24) Q. Have you any children living with you whom you depend for support? A. No. Have only afflicted son and a daughter
(25) Q. Did your husband belong to a Camp of Confederate Veterans? A. No, he died in November, 1883
(26) Q. If so, which one? A. (unanswered)
(27) Q. Have you ever made application for a pension before and been turned down? A. No
(28) Q. When? A. (unanswered)
(29) Q. Why, and by whom? A. (unanswered)
(30) Q. With whom are you living at the present? A. My daughter Lilly and son, Allen, who is mentally and physically disabled
I hereby solemnly swear that I have answered the foregoing questions truthfully and fully to the best of my knowledge and recollection, and that I have not remarried since the death of my husband
X Her Mark
Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of December 1916
Judge of County Court of Shelby County.
A in and for said State and County.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF HUSBAND OF APPLICANT BY
(31) Q. Do you know of your own personal knowledge that the above applicant performed service for the Confederacy as stated? A. Yes
(32) Q. Do you know postively that the husband of the aboved applicant concluded his service as stated? A. Yes
(33) Q. What was your company and regiment? A. Co. B 2nd Ala Cavalry
(34) Q. Do you draw a pension from this state? A. Yes
(35) Q. Do you belong to a Camp of Confederate Veterans? A. Yes
(36) Q. If so, give name and location? A. Camp Gish (?) Calera, Alabama
(37) Q. What is your post-office address? A. Wilton, Alabama
X E (?) Finly
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of (Unreadable, either January, July or June) 1917.
X (unable to read signature) ____man
A Notary Public in the State of Alabama, County of Shelby
AFFIDAVIT OF TWO RELIABLE CITIZENS OF THE PRECINCT
WHERE APPLICANT RESIDES
We, L.L. Killingsworth and H. B. Latham our post-office addresses being Montevallo Alabama, respectively, do solemnly swear that we have known Matilda R Splawn whose name is signed to the foregoing application 65 years and 40 years respectively, that we consider her to be a truthful and reliable person and do not believe that she would make a false statement for the purpose of securing a pension.
X L. L. Killingsworth
X H.B. Latham
Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of December 1916.
X E.S. Lyman