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La Salle Co., TX: 1907 - Confederate Widows Pension Application - Nancy Yarbrough
 
 

FORM No 2 - AMENDED.
October 1, 1902

Confederate Pension Application
Name of Applicant
Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough
La Salle County,
Post Office Cotulla
Comptrollre's File No. 12961
I have carefully examined the within
application for pension, together with the
proof in support thereof, and I recommend
that the application be approved
this SEP day of__________
A. D._________
E. A. Dolmes?
Chief Pesnsion Clerk

I hereby___________ the within applica-
tion for pension, this SEP 19 day of
________ A. D.
J. W. Stephens
Comptroller

No Application Rejected by County Judge of County Commissioners Should
Be Forwarded to Comptroller.

FORM No 2. Amended October 1, 1902
APPLICATION of Indigent widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899.  Hereafter use no other blank but this.

THE STATE OF TEXAS,
County of La Salle
To the Honorable County Judge of La Salle County, Texas.  Your
petioner, Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough respectfully represents that she is a
resident citizen of La Salle County, in the State of Texas; that she is
the widow of L. D. Yarbrough, deceased, who was a Confederate soldier,
and that she makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a
pension as the widow of said L. D. Yarbrough deceased, under the act
passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and
approved May 12, A. D. 1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to
carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of
Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled and dependent
Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows under certain
conditions, and to make an appropriation therefor," and I do solemly
swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are
true.
NOTE--Applicant must make answer to all of the following questions, and
such answers must be written out plainly in ink.
Q. What is your name?  Answer Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough
Q. What is your age?  Answer 59
Q. In what County do you reside?  Answer La Salle
Q. How long have you resided in said County and what is your post-office address?  Answer
19 years - Cotulla, La Salle County Texas
Q. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected?  If so,
state when and where.  Answer No
Q. What is your occupation, if able to engage in one?  Answer Not able to work - no occuation
Q. What is your physical condition?  Answer Bad - unhealthy
Q. What was the name of your deceased husband?  Answer L. D. Yarbrough
Q. Were you married to him anterior to March 1, 1866?  If so, on what date were you married to him and
where?  Answer Yes - Was married to him on Dec. first 1863
Q. What was the date of his death?  Answer January 5 - 1907
Q. Are you unmarried, and have you so remained unmarried since the death of your said husband for whose
services you claim a pension?  Answer Yes
Q. In what State was your husband's command originally organized?  Answer Texas
Q. How long did your husband serve?  Give date of enlistment and discharge.  Answer All through
the war.  Do not know exact dates of enlistment and discharge
Q. What was the name of letter of your husband's company and name or number of his regiment?
Answer Pyron's Regiment - think Tobius Company
Q. State whether he served in the infantry, artillery, cavalry, or the navy.  Anser Calvary a while
and infantry awhile
Q. State wheteher or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous
law, and if you answer in the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you
have received.  Answer Nothing whatever
Q. What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property?  Give
list of such property and value.  Answer Have nothing but a few
clothes and an old wagon and team and they worth
practically nothing as old and worn out
Q. What property, and what was the value thereof, have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the
date of this application?  Answer None at all
Q. What income, if any, do you receive?  Answer None at all
Q. Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of
subsistence?  Answer yes
Q. Are you unable by your labor to earn a support?  Answer yes
Q. Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary
under this law?  Answer No
Q. Did your husband for whose services you claim a pension, ever desert the Confederacy?  Answer no
Q. Have you been continuously since the first day of March, 1889, a bona fide resident citizen of this State?
Answer Yes, in Texas all my life

Wherefor your petitioner prays that her application for pension be approved and that such other pro-
ceedings be had in the promises as are required by law. (and for back pensions allowed by Law
from date of my husbands death, Jany 5 - 1907 and for time he was entitled for pension)
  Note: I have placed in parenthasis what was was handwritten into the document.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of May A. D. 1907
C. C. Thomas
County Judge La Salle County, Texas

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES

(Note--There must be at least two credible witnesses.)

THE STATE OF TEXAS,
County of La Salle
Before me C C Thomas
County Judge of La Salle County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared
G. H. Knoggs and M. A. Petty
who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that they
personally known that Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough, applicant for a pension as the widow of
L. D. Yarbrough, deceased, is in truth and fact the widow of the said
L. D. Yarbrough, deceased, that they personally know
of their own knowledge that the said Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough,
widow of the said L. D. Yarbrough
deceased, is unable to support herself by labor of any sort.
(Signature of Witness) G. H. Kosaggs
(Signature of Witness) M. A. Petty
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of May A. D. 1907
C C Thomas
County Judge La Salle County, Texas

CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE

THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of La Salle
I C. C. Thomas
County Judge of La Salle county, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 6th
day of May A. D. 1907, before me came on to be heard the application
of Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough, widow of
L. D. Yarbrough, deceased, for a pension under the confederate Pension Law of this State, approved
May 12, A. D. 1899; that the ansers of said applicant to the questions propounded were made under oath as the same appear
in writing to the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me
as the same hereinbefore appear.  I also certify that the said applicant Mrs. Nancy Yarbrough is not disqualified under
any the provisions of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law.  I further certify that after considering all of the
proceedings  had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said Mrs.
Nancy Yarbrough as widow of L. D. Yarbrough
deceased, I and the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided for by the Confederate Pension Law of this State,
and I hereby approve said application.
Witness my hand and seal of office at Cotulla Texas this 6th
day of May A. D. 1907
C. C. Thomas
County Judge La Salle County, State of Texas

CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

THE STATE OF TEXAS,
County of La Salle
We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of
La Salle County, Texas hereby certify that the foregoing application of Mrs.
Nancy Yarbrough widow of L. D. Yarbrough
deceased, for a pension, together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted
by Hon. C. C. Thomas County Judge of this La Salle
County, to the Commissioners Court of this La Salle County, at a regular term thereof on the 14th
day of May A. D. 1907, and after a careful consideration of the same we find the said
applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law
of this State, and we hereby approve said application
Witness our hands and seal of office at Cotulla Texas this 14th
day of May A. D. 1907

(Signature of Commissioners) C. C. Thomas, Co. Judge
J(sic) Ivin
F. D. McMahan
J. Baylor
 
 

Notes: Lorenzo Dow Yarbrough (1840-1907) filed for a Confederate Pension on June 28, 1906.  Unfortunately, he died on January 5, 1907 nearly 3 month prior to his application being approved on March 25, 1907

His wife Nancy White Yarbrough (1846-1931) applied for a Confederate Widows Pension shortly after his death on May 6, 1907 in La Salle Co., TX and the application was approved in September 1907.

Submitted by Renee Smelley




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