Albert McCoy Adams Pension Application

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Soldier's Application for Pension #2 1435
A. M. Adams

Filed in open Court, July 3 1893. W.R. Hayden, Clerk
Allowed $25.00 per annumm

8/5/1893

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Application for Pension

To the Honorable County Court of Yell County,
Sitting as a Pension Board:
The undersigned, as an ex-Confederate soldier, hereby applies for a pension under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, entitled 'An Act for the Relief of Certain Soldiers of the late War between the States, approved April 1, 1893, upon the following grounds:

That he is a bona fide citizen of the State of Arkansas and has resided within this State for more than twelve months next before the filing of this application.

That he enlisted as a soldier in the State of Tennessee during the war between the States in Company B of Crews Battallion of West Tennessee volunteers and afterwards enlisted into Forrests command.

That while in the discharge of his duty as a soldier of said companies and regiments in the service of the State of Arkansas, of the Confederate States of America, he received wounds from the effects of which he lost his ability to work to some extent, the wounds being in the breast, hips and legs.

That by reason of said wounds and disability he is now indigent and partially incapacitated for manual labor;
That he is not receiving any aid from this State or from the United States, for such injuries, under any other statute, and that therefore he makes application for relief under the act aforesaid.

A.M. Adams (signature)

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 4th day of July 1893
S N Evans Clerk
By O L Cleweua D.C

State of Arkansas,
County of Yell

Personally came before me A J McMillian and two credible witnesses who make oath and say that they verily believe the applicant to be the identical person named in the application, and that the facts stated in the application are true.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 6th day of July 1893

Witnesses:
A.J.W, S N Evans Clerk
J.E. McCall by O.L. Clemens D.C.

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PROOF OF SERVICE (By Comrades If Possible)

STATE OF Arkansas County of Yell

On this day personally came before the undersigned a Circuit Clerk within and for the county of Yell and State of Arkansas A.J. McMillian and J.C. Shipp citizens of Arkansas, whom I certify to be credible persons and worthy of confidence, who being duly sworn, state that they are each, personally, well acquainted with the applicant A M Adams and have known him 40 years.

That the material facts set forth in his application for pension are true. That he was a Confederate soldier. Belonged to Wistonia Gen. Forest's Brigade Volunteers. That he was wounded in said service at Athens, Alabama.

That this information we derive from the following sources Personal knowledge and having heard others who were with Mr. Adams at the time he was wounded speak of his being wounded long before Mr. A M Adams thought of applying for a pension.

That he is partially incapacitated for manual labor, and that we have no interest in this claim.

A J McMillian
J C Shipp

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of July 1893

S N Evans Clerk
By O L Clemens D.C.

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State of Arkansas
County of Yell

This is to certify that we have examined Mr. A M Adams and find him with four gun shot wounds said to have been received in the confederate service also he is suffering a deficiency in strength and locomotion in lower extremities said to be the signal of measles contracted while in confederate service.
From the above we find in our judgement that he is disabled from manual service to the extent of at least over half this July 6 1893.
John Grace, MD

Sworn and subscribed to before Jas A Pledger-Notary Public

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PROOF OF SERVICE (By Comrades if Possible)
STATE OF ARKANSAS
COUNTY OF Yell

On this day personally came before the undersigned, a Circuit Clerk within and for the County of Yell and State of Ark. A.J. McMillian citizens of Yell Co. Ark whom I certify to be credible persons and worthy of confidence, who being duly sworn, state that they are each, personally, well acquainted with applicant A.M. Adams and have known him 40 years, respectively.

That he was a Confederate soldier. Belonging to Company 19 and 20 Consolidated Regiment of Cavalry That as such soldier he served from Dec 1861 to Apr 9 1865 That he was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from such service, and did not desert the same. That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas. That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of ___________ and that such incapacity (or disability) is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in. That to the best of our knowledge, all property now owned by him and his wife, together, is not worth exceeding $400 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel). That neither he nor his wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, or the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150 per year. That we have no interest in this claim.

A.J. McMillian

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8 day of July 1901 C Sharpe Clerk

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State of Arkansas
County of Yell

I Berry W. Madole a regular graduated and practicing Physician in Yell County Arkansas do hereby certify that I am personally well acquainted with A. M. Adams of Yell County Arkansas who is an applicant for a pension under the statutes of Arkansas that at his request I have made an examination of his wounds and find state description of his wounds and character of same. I find the scars from 4 gun shot wounds, 1st a wound from the a ball fracturing the 1st rib at the articulation with the sternum, 2nd a ball passed from the coxcyx to the center of the left thigh, 3rd through the center of the thigh behind the bone, 4th below the knee through the flesh. Also had the measles which settled in his legs causes him unable to attend to manual labor. Physical conditions and to what cause is his capacity for manual labors attributable from the wounds and from the effect of the measles during the service. Extent of disability three fourths.
Berry W. Madole, MD

Subscribed and sworn before me this 8 day of July 1901 C Sharpe Clerk

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Widow's (Line drawn thru the word Widow's) Application for Pension

STATE OF ARKANSAS
COUNTY OF Yell

I, A. M. Adams do solemnly swear that I served as a soldier in the army of the Confederate States, being a member of 19 and 20 Consolidated Regiment of Cavalry from the State of Tennessee that was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from such service on or about the 9 day of April 1865 and did not desert the same: that I am now, and for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this State: that I do not own property, real or personal, or both, or money or choses in action, in excess of the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel), nor have I conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw a pension, and that I am not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year; that I am incapacitated to perform manual labor in any of the ordinary activities of life
so help me God.

(Signature) A.M. Adams Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 8 day of July 1901
C Sharpe Clerk

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STATE OF ARKANSAS
County of _____ }ss.

We, the undersigned, sitting as a Pension Board for Yell County, do certify that we have examined the application of the within named A. M. Adams for pension, under Act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, as approved March 11 1901, and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is _____ the widow of a Confederate soldier, is ______ in indigent circumstances, and that her claim is ______ just, and that she should be allowed $75 00 pension.

W H Mcall
J M McCarroll

APPLICATION OF A. M. Adams Walnut Tree P.O. Yell County
Examined and approved and $75 allowed and Auditor authorized to draw warrant for same.

FILED JUL 8 1901 County and Probate Clerk

This 31 days of Aug 1901

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DECEASED CONFEDERATE SOLIDER'S WIDOW'S APPLICATION
State of Arkansas,
County of Yell.
I, M.J. Adams, do solemnly swear that I am the widow of A M Adams, who served as a soldier in the army of the Confederate States, his proof of service being now on file in the Auditor's office, at Little Rock, he having been allowed a pension under Act of the General Assembly, approved _____; that I am now, and for the past twelve months have been a bona fide resident of this State; that I do not own property, real or personal, or both, or money or choses in action, in excess of the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel), nor have I convened title to any property to enable me to draw a pension, and that I am not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year; that my said husband died on the 22nd day of March 1902 and that I have not since remarried, so help me God.

(Signature) M J. Adams (X her mark)

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 12 day of July 1902.

W.M. Hall J P.

I, W. M. Hall, do solemnly swear that I am personally acquainted with Mrs. M J Adams and that she is the widow of A. M. Adams

(Signature) W. M. Hall

Subsribed and sworn to before me, this 12 day of July 1902.

W.M. Hall J P.


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