Transcribed by Tom
Civil War Pension
James Campbell Housley
ACT OF MAY 11,
State of TENNESSEE,
County of CAMPBELL
On this 11th
day of APRIL, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and sixteen,
personally appeared before me, a notary public within
and for the said county and state aforesaid, James
Housley, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares
that he is 70 years of age and a resident of LaFollette
RFD No. 1, county of Campbell, state of Tennessee;
and that he is the identical person who was enrolled
at Boston Kentucky, under the name of James Housley
on the 10th day of March, 1862, as a Private in Co.
F 6th Tenn. Infty Vol in the service of the United
States, in the Civil war, and was honorably discharged
at Nashville Tennessee, on the 24th day of March,
That he served no
That he was not employed
in the military or naval service of the United States
otherwise than as stated above. that his personal
description was as follows: height 5 feet 8 inches;
complexion, fair; color of eyes blue; color of hair
light brown; that his occupation was farmer; that
he was born March 16th, 1846, near present residence,
Campbell County Tennessee.
That his several
places of residence since leaving the service have
been as follows: lived in Campbell County Tennessee
That he is a pensioner
under certificate number 545034.
That he makes this
declaration for the purposes of being placed on the
pension roll of the United States under the provisions
of the act of May 11, 1912.
That his post-office
address is LaFollette, RFD No. 1, county of Campbell,
State of Tennessee
Attested by: James
Luallen (& one other illegible)
Signed by James Housley
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
DC January 2 1915
Sir: Please answer,
at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated
below. The information is requested for future use,
and it may be of great value to your widow or children.
Use the Inclosed (sic) envelope, which requires no stamp.
545034 Civil War
Date and place of
birth? March 16th, 1846, Fincastle, Tennessee
The name of organizations
in which you served? Company F 6th Tennessee Infantry
7th (?) Brig 2 Div. 23 Army Corps
What was your post
office at enlistment? Fincastle Campbell Co. Tenn.
State your wife's
full name and her maiden name: Ollie Love Ivey
When, where, and
by whom were you married? Near Fincastle by Steven
Heatherly J.P. date August 17th 1885
Is there any official
church record of your marriage? County Court record.
If so, where? Jacksboro,
Campbell County Tennessee
Were you previously
married? If so, state the name of your former wife,
the date of the marriage, and the date and place of
her death or divorce. If there was more than one previous
marriage, let your answer include all previous wives:
Catherine Heatherly May the 4 1865 Boy, Campbell County
Tennessee May 30th 1884 (Note: her full name was Nancy
Catherine Heatherly; her death date is what is listed)
If your present
wife was married before her marriage to you. state
the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage,
and the date and place of his death or divorce, and
state whether he ever rendered any military or naval
service, and, if so, give name of the organization
in which he served. If she was married more than once
before her marriage to you, let your answer include
all former husbands: Elisha Ivey April the 3d 1881
near Fincastle Campbell County Tennessee. Company
F 6 Tennessee Infantry 1st Brigade 2nd Div 23 Army
Corps Died October 10th 1883
Are you now living
with your wife, or has there been a seperation? Living
State the names
and dates of birth of all your children, living or
Sarah born Feb 27
1866. Martha born Sept 21st 1867. Clerry April 8 1869.
Joe born Sept 15 1871. Alexander born June 15 1874.
Robert born Jan 14th 1877. Phebee born June 4 1879.
James born March 16 1881. Thomas born May 14 1883.
Maggie born June 30 1886. Henry born March 4 1888.
John born October 10 1890. Fanny born Jan 28 1894.
Corhea born June 16 1896. Birdie born Jan 26 1899.
Jimmie born Nov 11 1901. Richard born June 9 1905.
Made from Family
record (signed) James Housley April 1st 1915
(Note: All children's
names are spelled as James Housley spelled them)
to the Commissioner of Pensions.
James Housley, a
private of Company F 6 Regiment Tenn. Infty Volunteers,
was enrolled on the 10th day of March 1862 at Boston
KY 3 years and is reported present upon company rolls
from enlistment to Aug. 31 1864. Sept & Oct 1864
not on file. Nov. & Dec. 64 last muster &
payroll on file, present. He was promoted to Sergeant
Jan 2 64 Company muster-out roll, Nashville Tenn March
24 1865 reports him present and mustered out said
date and place. Returns from Nov 62 not on file. No
company books or regimental hospital records on file.
Records furnish no evidence of disability.
Jellico, TN June
Department of the
Bureau of Pensions
administrator of the estate of James Housley (Company
F sixth Tennessee regiment U.S.A.) who died on the
17th day of April 1930, I am writing you for information
as to the accrued calim of said pensioner from last
draw until date of death, including whether or not
burial expenses are allowed and all such particulars
as are necessary for me to have in order that the
matter may be finally disposed of;
The address of James
Housley was LaFollette Tenn. My address is Jellico
Tennessee, Florence Ave. R.115
Hoping for a prompt
reply I am
A.L. Housley, adminstrator
of James Housley, Decsd.
(Note: typed on
letterhead of the Union Bank "Capital Stock $25,000.00.
Surplus and undivided Profits $20,000.000. Z.D. Baird,
President; J.L. Heffernan, Vice President; S.K. Dossett,
Cashier; R.B. Grinstead Asst. Cashier")
of application is stamped by the General Services
Administration as follows:Receipt number 98714
Date 1-12-66 Searcher: jwb File Designation:
James Hously Co. "F", 6th Tennessee Infantry (Union)