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A. J. Stewart

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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, Mrs. A. D. Stewart, respectfully represents to your Honorable Board that she is a citizen of Bibb county, in the State of Alabama, and was such on the first day of January, 1899, and that she is the widow of A. J. Stewart ,who served as a Private Company F of the 20 Regiment Ala Volunteers; that her husband was killed or died on the 22nd day of Sept, 1905; 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 that she can depend upon for support, that all 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 asks your honorable board to place her name upon the rolls of the pension board 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, and she filed herewith a complete inventory of all the property both real and personal, that she owns. That at the time of the death of her husband he was drawing a pension from the State of Alabama.

Mrs. A. D Stewart


The State of Alabama, Bibb County

Schedule of Property Filed with the Application for Pension by Mrs. Amanda Drusilla Stewart


REAL ESTATE VALUE
__________acres of land situated in __________________County

Town or City Property (name place)______________________________

Description of improvements thereon __________________ none ________

Total__________________________________________________
Number PERSONAL PROPERTY Value

Horses and Mules____________________
Cattle of all kinds____________________
Hogs, Sheep and Goats_________________
Pistols, Guns &c______________________
Household and Kitchen Furniture_________
none Watches, Clocks and Jewelry_____________ none
Bicycles and Vehicles__________________
Goods, Wares and Merchandise__________
Mechanical and Farming Tools___________

Total________________________________________________

The State of Alabama, Bibb County

Personally appeared before me, W. J. Nicholson Judge of Probate in and for said State and County, Mrs. Amanda Drusilla Stewart who being by me being duly sworn, deposes and says and says, that each and every statement in the foregoing application is true and correct.

W. J. Nicholson
Judge of Probate
 


No. 144

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
PENSION BUREAU
MONTGOMERY
To Mrs. A. J. Stewart, widow of A. J. Stewart, ___________,Ala.

You are hereby notified that a charge has been duly preferred against you to the effect that you are ineligible for a pension under the laws of this State, because No record of military service, capture or parole
Within TWENTY DAYS from this date you can appear before me, at my office in the State Capitol, in person or by counsel, and offer testimony by witnesses or the affidavits of witnesses in explanation or refutation of said charges. In case you make your defense by the affidavit of witnesses, those affidavits must be made and signed and sworn to before the Probate Judge of your county, and duly attested by his official signature.

In the event that you fail within twenty days to make answer or defense to said charge, the charge will be taken as confessed, and your default will be duly reported to the State Board of Pension Examiners for final determination.

Witness my official signature, this the 6th day of Sep 1913 , 1913.
F. L. Ferguson
Committee of State Board of Pension Examiners


Montgomery, The State of Alabama,

THE STATE OF ALABAMA.

In the matter of ________ Mrs. A. J. Stewart_________, Pensioner.

To the Honorable, The State Board of Pension Examiners:

The above named pensioner was duly cited to appear within twenty days from the 6th day of Sept, 1913, and on the 11th day of Sept 1913, did appear and made the following defense or explanation against him or her deceased husband.

Mrs. Stewart presents her affidavits of W. J. Schofield Wilson, Colburn, Wesley Colburn, and Thos. L. Kirkley to establish her husband's record as a soldier. Their irrelevancy and incoherence are apparent, and I repeat that she is not eligible to a pension.

(TRANSCRIBERS NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT SIGNED)


State of Alabama, )
Bibb county.)
Before me, W. L. Pratt, personally appeared Thomas L. Kirkley who being duly sworn, says that he was acquainted with One, A. J. Stewart in his lifetime, that he is acquainted with A. D. Stewart his widow, That affiant knows that said A. J. Stewart was in Company F, Twentieth Alabama in the latter part of 1864 and the Spring of 1865 as a private soldier; that said Stewart did faithful honest service as said soldier in said Company and Regiment and was duly and legally parolled at the surrender in the army operating after the siege of Vicksburge as said army approached Appomattox.
Thos. L. Kirkley
His "X" mark

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of September, 1913.

W. L. Pratt
Judge of Probate


AFFIDAVIT OF TWO RELIABLE CITIZENS OF THE PRECINCT WHERE APPLICANT RESIDES

We, J. T. Kirkley, and R. H. Bamberg, our post offices addresses being Route # 2 Centerville, Ala., respectively, do solemnly swear that we have known Mrs. Amanda Drusilla Stewart, whose name is signed to the foregoing application 40 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.

J. T. Kirkley
R. H. Bamberg
(two citizens sign here)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of December, 1916

W. J. Nicholson
Judge of Probate in and for said state and county

_____________________________________________
CERTIFICATE OF TAX ASSESSOR AS TO VALUE OF APPLICANT'S PROPERTY

I, Robt Thrasher, the tax assessor of Bibb County hereby certify that I have examined the tax books of Bibb County and that I find the attached schedule of property, amounting to nothing is the actual value of the above applicant's property.

Robt Thrasher
Tax Assessor of Bibb County.

(Should the applicant have property in more than one county, a second certificate should be made and attached.)


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 September 25, 1915, viz:

(1) Q: What is your full name? A: Amanda Drusilla Stewart

(2) Q: What is your present post office address? A: Route #2 Centerville, Ala

(3) Q: What is you exact age? A: 77 Years______Months_____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 the service was he in? A: Private -- Soldier

(7) Q: What was his rank? A: Private

(8) Q: Company? A: F

(9) Q: Regiment? A: 20th Alabama

(10) Q: How long did he see actual actual service? A: 3 yrs and 6 months

(11) Q: Was he ever wounded? A: Wounded on hand one time

(12) Q: How badly? A: Slight injury

(13) Q: Was he ever taken prisoner: A: No

(14) Q: Under what circumstances was he released? A: Discharged at close of war 1865

(15) Q: Was he paroled? A: Yes

(16) Q: If not attached hereto, do you know where his parole is? A: Has been lost

(17) Q: If he was not paroled, do you know under what circumstances he left the service of the
Confederacy? A: Honorably discharged at the close of the war 1865

(18) Q: What was your husband's full name? A: Andrew Jackson Stewart

(19) Q: When did you marry him? August 3rd, 1863

(20) Q: What is the actual value of your property? A: $ None

(21) Q: Have you any income whatsoever? A: None

(22) Q: If so, what does it amount to annually? A: None

(23) Q: If you have any children living at the present time, give their names, and what each one is doing? A: John Thomas Morgan, Hale County, farmer, Mrs. Ellen Townsend, Hale County, husband is a farmer, Rufus Stewart, Pondville, Alabama, farmer, Mrs. Amanda Riley, R. F. D. Centerville, Ala., husband is a Saw mill employee

(25) Q: Did your husband belong to a Camp of Confederate Veterans? A: No

(26) Q: If so, which? A:______________________________________

(27) Q: Have you ever made application for a pension and been turned down? A: No

(28) Q: When? A:___________________________________________

(29) Q: Why, and by whom? A: ________________________________

(30) Q: With whom are you living at the present time? A: J. T. Kirkley of Route #2. Centerville, Alabama

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.

Amanda Drusilla Stewart

Sworn to and subscribed to before me, this 8th day of December 1916

W. J. Nicholson
Judge of Probate in and for said State and County.
__________________________________________________

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF HUSBAND OF APPLICANT BY A CONFEDERATE VETERAN

(31) Q: Do you know of your personal knowledge that the husband of the above applicant performed service for the Confederacy as stated? A: Yes

(32) Q: Do you know positively that the husband of the above applicant concluded his service as stated? A: Yes

(33) Q: What was your company and regiment? A: Company F. 20. Ala. Reg

(34) Q: Do you draw a pension from this State? A: Yes

(35) Q: Do you belong to a Camp of Confederate Veterans? A: Camp Saret Marion.

(36) Q: If so, given name and location? A: Saret_- Marion, Ala.

(37) Q: What is your post office address? A: Route #1. Centerville, Ala.

R. T. Bamberg    (Confederate Veteran sign here)

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 8th day of December 1916

W. J. Nicholson
Judge of Probate in and for said State and County


(APC Blank No. 2) ____________________________

Order Number __________4378____
Date___DEC. 13 1916_________________
WIDOW'S ORIGINAL
APPLICATION
__________________Bibb___COUNTY_______
APPLICATION OF
Mrs. Amanda Drusilla Stewart
Widow of Andrew Jackson Stewart
_________________________________________
to be placed on the Alabama pension roll , under Act approved
September 25, 1916
Class No._______________________
Filed in my office this 8th day of December, 1916

W. J. Nicholson___________
Judge of Probate

___________________________________________________

We the members of the Confederate Pension Commission of Alabama,
Order that the within application be ____________________ granted, applicant's
name being placed in lass no. __________________________
Date DEC 13, 1916__________________________________
W. L. Martin
__________________________________
Alabama Pension Commission

NOTE:--If the above application is granted, the above
order number will be given; if the application is rejected, the
number of rejected application must be shown below.

Rejected Application No.___________________________

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