Nancy Williams, Louis Williams' widow, Pension Application

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ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
WIDOW'S PENSION 479.374

Claimant Nancy J. WilliamsSoldier Lewis Williams
P.O. Walnut TreeRank Pvt., Co. F
County Yell, State Ark.Regiment 3rd Ark. Vol. Cav.

Rate, $8 per month, commencing Sept. 10, 1890 and $2 per month additional for each child as follows

None

Payments on all former certificates covering any portion of same time to be deducted.
All pensions to terminate ______________, 189___, date of ______________

RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:

Name George E. LemonFee $10.00, Agent to pay.
P.O. CityArticle Filed ________, 189___

APPROVALS:

Submitted for Adm. Feby 20, 1893, W.H. Harnsberger, Examiner.
Approved for Admission
Feby 23, 1893 A.B. [illegible], Legal Reviewer
The soldier was not pensioned at $___ per month for___________
Enlisted Jan'y 20, 1864
Was honorably disch'd June 30, 1865
Re-enlisted: No
Died Nov. 30, 1879
Declaration filed Sept. 10, 1890.
Soldier's app'n filed None
Clt's app'n under other laws: None
Former marriage of None
Death of former -----
Clt's marriage to solder Sept. 1865
Cl't not remarried
Claimant is now without other means of support than her daily labor.

Signs by mark


Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow-Child or Children under Sixteen Years of Age Surviving

UNDER AN ACT GRANTING PENSIONS TO SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO ARE INCAPACITATED FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF MANUAL LABOR AND PROVIDING FOR PENSIONS TO WIDOWS, MINOR CHILDREN, AND DEPENDENT PARENTS

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

On this 26th day of August, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Nancy J. Williams aged 40 years, a resident of Walnut Tree, Yell County Arkansas 2 miles from P.O., who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by act of Congress granting pensions to widows, approved June 27, 1890, to-wit:

That she is the widow of Louis Williams who served during the late War of the Rebellion under the name Louis Williams from the 14 day of Oct., A.D. 1863, to the 10 day of July A.D. 1865 and who died of liver complaint on the 25 day of Nov. A.D. 1879 at Dallas Polk Co. Arks; that she is without other means of support than her daily labor; that she was married under the name of Nancy J. Morris to said Louis Williams on the 12th say of September A.D. 1866 by Joseph Hall minister of Gospel at Walnut Tree, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married; that she has to the present date remained his widow; that the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children WHO ARE UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE at the present time:

HIS BY YOURSELF:
Thomas J. Williams born Nov 27, 1867
Mary E. Williams born Sept. 15, 1869
Joel A. Williams born Nov 18, 1873

That she has not in any manner been engaged in, aided, or abetted the rebellion in the United States;

She hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, GEORGE E. LEMON, of Washington D.C., her true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute this claim. That her Post office address is Walnut Tree, Yell County Arkansas

Nancy J. Williams
(her X mark)

If claimant signed by X mark, two persons who write their name MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.
(1) Martha J. Prewit
(2) A.W. Highfill


Affidavit of Claimant as to Subsequent Service

State of __________________
County of _________________

In the pension claim of Nancy J. Williams widow Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cavy, No. 479374

Personally came before me, a Notary Public and for the aforesaid County and State, Nancy J. Williams, widow of Louis Williams late Private, Company F, Regiment Third of Cav Volunteers, now a resident of Walnut Tree, County of Yell, State of Arkansas well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That the soldier above was not in the naval or military service since the 30 day of June, 1865, except as shown by records in the Army roll he was not in the Service of the United States. He was not employed in the naval service in no other way only as a volunteer for the term of three years or during the war.

Nancy J. Williams
(her X mark)

If claimant signed by X mark, two persons who write their name MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.
(1) William A. Morris
(2) M.M. Tate


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for pension Nancy J. Williams widow Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Nancy J. Williams applicant for Original Pension under Act of June 27, 1890 for widows pension Post Walnut Tree, age 44 years person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I do hereby certify that I have never made an application for Pension only as above stated under act of June 27 (1890) and that this application is all that I have ever made.

Further declare that _____ no interest in said case and ______not concerned in its prosecution.

Nancy J. Williams
(her X mark)

If claimant signed by X mark, two persons who write their name MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.
(1) Thomas W. Tate
(2) Jacob T. Tate


MILITARY SERVICE

Name of Soldier:
Louis Williams
So. Division
G. B. Ex'r
No. 479374
Wid.
Bureau of Pensions
January 16, 1891

Sir:

It is alleged that the above named man enlisted Oct. 14, 1863 and served as a private, also as a _______ in Co. ____, ____ Reg't in Co. F, 3rd Reg't Ark Cav _____ and was discharged at Lewisburg, Ark. on Jul. 10, 1865
No. of prior claim ______

The War Department will please furnish an official statement in this case, showing date of enrollment and date and mode of termination of service

Very Respectfully
Green B. Raum
Commissioner
The Officer in Charge of the Record and Pension Division, War Department

War Department
Record and Pension Division
Jan 17, 1891
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions

The rolls show that Louis Williams mentioned in the preceding indorsement, was enrolled Jany 20, 1864 and M.O. with Co June 30, 1865

By authority of the Secretary of War:
F.C. Ainsworth
Captain and Ass't Surgeon, U.S. Army
(stamped Pension Office Jan 19, 1891)


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the aforesaid county and State. Elizabeth G. Alexander

My age is 48 years my Post Office address is Boles PO Scott County Arkansas a person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

Louis Williams died at my house November the 30, 1879 in Polk County Ark near Eagle Hill Post Office. I waited on him during his last sickness and the doctor said that he died with dyspepsia or indigestion. I know that he never was in good health after he came out of the Army.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: Elizabeth G. Alexander


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Thomas J. Tate, a Notary Pub., in and for the aforesaid county and State, W.A. Morris & R.N. Millard, Scott County Arkansas Hunt Township place of residence Post Office Address Blue Ball Scott County Arks

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

We, W.A. Morris and R.N. Millard do each certify that we were present and saw the claimant married to the said Louis Williams and marriage was in September A.D. 1865. We saw them married at said time in Yell County Arkansas officiating Joseph Hall a Minister of the Gospel and we further know that she has not remarried since the death of her said husband.

They further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: W.A. Morris
R.N. Millard


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Thomas J. Tate, in and for the aforesaid county and State, W.A. Morris & R.N. Millard, Scott County Arkansas Hunt Township place of residence Post Office Address Blue Ball P.O. Scott County Arks

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

We, W.A. Morris and R.N. Millard do each certify that we have been personally well acquainted with the claimant ever since the death of her husband and know that she has no other way of making her support and only by her own labor and has no income. And we further believe from our knowledge of her that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.

They further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: W.A. Morris
R.N. Millard


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid county and State, Jacob P. Tate, residence Scott County Arks Blue Ball P.O. age 56 years

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I have been personally well acquainted with Nancy J. Williams applicant for Pension widow of Louis Williams Deceased for the last 30 years. And I know from my own personal knowledge that she has never been married but the one time and I further know that she has no means of support and only by her own manual labor and she is a widow in poor circumstances. I know all of this from personal knowledge. I know that she has but one cow and yearling and 14 head of hogs and twenty acres of land with small improvement on the land. This is all she has as her own property and no other income whatever.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: Jacob T. Tate


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid county and State, Jeremiah J. Tate residence Yell County Arkansas Post Office Address is Epsey P.O. in said Co. whose age is 50 (53?) years

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I know the claimant Nancy J. Williams and have been personally acquainted with her for the last 30 years and I know that she never was married to anyone only as stated in her application for pension. And I know that the said claimant has no other means of support only by her own manual labor. I further know that she is a poor widow without means only as above stated and the reason why I know this is I am personally well acquainted with her. I know that she has but very little property. She has one cow and yearling and 14 head of hogs and 20 acres of land some small improvement on the land. This is all she has as her own property and no other income whatever.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: Jeremiah J. Tate
(his X mark)

If claimant signed by X mark, two persons who write their name MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.

(1) Thomas W. Tate
(2) Jacob T. Tate


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid county and State, Daniel S. Hunt Blue Ball P.O. Scott County Arkansas age 42 years

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

We have been personally acquainted all of our lives and I know that she was never married but the one time and that was to the soldier of the above claimed.

My knowledge of the same is that I have known her ever since as above named and further know that she is now a widow and I know that he was never married but the one time.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: Daniel S. Hunt


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Scott

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid county and State, William A. Morris Blue Ball P.O. Scott Arkansas My age 48 years

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I have been personally acquainted with the claimant for pension for the past 40 years and know that she was never married but the one time and the only time was to the soldier above named and that he was never married but the one time and that was to her and she is now a widow and has never been married since that time.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: William A. Morris


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Arkansas
County of Polk

In the matter of claim for Nancy J. Williams widow of Louis Williams Co. F 3 Ark Cav

Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for the aforesaid county and State, Christopher C. Cole age thirty one years Post Office address Potter Arkansas

person of lawful age, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

The above named Louis Williams was my uncle. I went after him and his family who were then living in Yell County Arkansas in the year 1879 and moved them to my fathers home in Polk County Arkansas. He was sick when he came to our house. I thought he would die in the room after he came to my fathers house. I went for Doctor Morehead who was then practicing medicine in our neighborhood. He waited on him near one week perhaps a little over a week and my uncle the aforesaid Louis Williams died in this Polk County Arkansas. To the best of my recollection he died either in November or December 1879. I kept no records of his death therefore cannot give exact time. I was gone after the ____(maybe doctor) when he died but I helped bury him. At the time Doctor Morehead was practicing medicine here the law did not require physicians to register as the act of the legislature requiring such was not passed until 1881 and Doctor Morehead left the county before the law was passed.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Signature of Affiant: Christopher C. Cole

If claimant signed by X mark, two persons who write their name MUST sign here as witnesses thereto.

(1) L.M. Poe


3-1081
Act of June 27, 1890
PENSIONER DROPPED

United States Pension Agency
Knoxville, Tenn.

April 11, 1904
Certificate No. 366819
Class WIDOW
Pensioner Nancy J. Williams
Soldier Louis Williams
Service Pri. Co. F 3'' Ark V. Cav

The Commissioner of Pensions
Stamped "Finance division Bureau of Pensions Apr 19, 1904"

SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $8 to 4 Aug, 1902 has been dropped because of death

Died 14 Oct 1902

Very respectfully,
J.T. Wilder (signature)
United States Pension Agent


3-218a
Ex'r
No. 479.374
Act of June 27, 1890

Nancy J. Williams
Walnut Tree Yell Co. Ark
Widow of Louis Williams
Pri F 3 Ark Cav
Died at Nov 25, 1879
No other claim

Numerical No. 410872
Application filed September 10, 1890
Attorney George E Lenon
P.O. City
(stamped) Board of Review Feb 21, 1893


Act of June 27, 1890
366.819
(3-232)
No. 366.819

(stamped) DEAD

Nancy J. Williams
Widow of Louis Williams
Rank: Priv.
Company: F
Regiment: 3 Ark Vol Cav
Rate per Month $8
Commencing Sept. 10, 1890
Ending ___

Knoxville Agency
Issued March 16, 1893
Mailed " , 1893
Fee $10

(stamped) DROPPED
Apr 11, 1904
Death and adv
Apr 28, 1904


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