Campbell County Military
Jas. Gaylor (sic)
Confederate Pension Application
 

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SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION

Pension File # 10266
State of Tennessee

SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION

JAS. GAYLER (sic)
Filed June 30, 1908

FILE IS STAMPED- REJECTED
 

                    SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION

I, James Gaylor a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee, resident at Cupp in the County of Campbell in said State of Tennessee, and who was a soldier from the State of Alabama in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under the Act of the General Assembly of Tennessee, entitled "An Act for the benefit of indigent and disabled soldiers of the late war between the States, and to fix the fees of attorneys or agents for procuring such pension, and fixing  a penalty for the violation of the same."  And I do solemnly swear that I was a member of the 5th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry in the service of the Confederate or United States, and that by reason of disability and indigence I am now entitled to receive the benefit of this Act.  I further swear that I do not hold any National, State, or County office, nor do I receive aid or pension from any other State, or from the states, and that I am not an inmate of any soldier's home, and that I am unable to earn a reasonable support for myself and family.  I do further solemnly swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:

IN WHAT COUNTY, STATE AND YEAR WERE YOU BORN?
Answer:   Campbell County, Tennessee, December 23rd, 1834.

WHEN DID YOU ENLIST AND IN WHAT COMMAND? GIVE THE NAMES OF 
THE REGIMENTAL AND COMPANY OFICES UNDER WHOM YOU SERVED.
Answer:  5ths Battalion Alabama Cavalry under Col. Reese and Ingram.

IN WHAT BATTLE OR BATTLES WERE YOU ENGAGED, AND, IF NOT 
WOUNDED, STATE WHAT DISABILITIES DID YOU RECEIVE, IF ANY?
Answer:     Blank -no answer

WHAT WAS THE PRECISE NATURE OF YOUR WOUND OR DISABILITY, IF 
ANY?
Answer:     Blank-no answer

WERE YOU INCAPACITATED FOR SERVICE BY REASON OF SAID WOUND OR 
DISABILITY INCURRED?
Answer:     Blank- no answer

WERE YOU DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY BY REASON OF SAID WOUND OR 
DISABILITY?
Answer:      Blank - no answer

IF DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY, WHERE WERE YOU AND WHAT DID YOU 
DO UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THE WAR?
Answer:       Blank - no answer

WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE SURGEON WHO ATTENDED YOU?
Answer:       Blank - no answer

HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF THE ARMY, WHEN AND WHERE?
Answer:  I was paroled at time of surrender in Spring of 1865.

WERE YOU EVER IN PRISON?   IF SO,  WHAT PRISON AND WHEN RELEASED.
Answer:       No

WERE YOU PAROLED?  IF SO WHENAND WHERE?
Answer:   At Guntersville  Alabama, at surrender of Army in Spring of 1865.

DID YOU TAKE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES 
GOVERNMENT?
Answer:  Yes, when I was paroled after the surrender of the army.

IF SO, WHEN AND UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES?
Answer:  At Guntersville Alabama, in Spring of 1865,when army surrendered.

ARE YOU MARRIED, OR HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?
Answer:  Yes, but wife is dead.

IF SO,WHAT IS THE SIZE OF YOUR FAMILY LIVING TOGETHER?
Answer:  I am without a home - my family is scattered.

WHAT ARE THE RESPECTIVE AGES OF YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN LIVING 
WITH YOU:
Answer:  Wife is dead and children all gone from me for many years.

TO WHAT SEX  DO YOUR CHILDREN BELONG?
Answer:  3 girls and 3 boys.

ARE NOT SOME OF YHOUR CHILDREN ABLE TOSUPPORT YOU?
Answer:  No and support themselves.

IN WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU NOW ENGAGED, IF ANY, AND WHAT DO YOU 
EARN?
Answer:  I am not able to work,and do not, don't earn anything.  I just
live around among the people.

WHAT ESTATE HAVE YOU IN YOUR OWN RIGHT, REAL AND PERSONAL, AND 
WHAT IS ITS VALUE?
Answer:  None

WHAT ESTATE HAS YOUR WIFE IN HER OWN RIGHT, REAL AND PERSONAL, 
AND WHAT IS ITS VALUE?
Answer:  None

HOW HAVE YOU DERIVED SUPPORT FOR YOURSELF AND FAMILY FOR THE 
PAST FIVE YEARS?
Answer:  From just living with people and sometimes with some of my children.

DO YOU USE INTOXICANTS TO ANY EXTENT?
Answer:  No

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN ACUTAL RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF 
TENNESSEE?
Answer:  Always, until about 1858- I went to Alabama, and in 1868 I came
back to Tennessee and have lived here until now.

HAVE YOU AN ATTORNEY TO LOOK AFTER THIS APPLICATION?
Answer:  No

IF SO, GIVE HIS NAME AND ADDRESS.
Answer:   No answer-blank

Witness my hand, this 29 day of June 1908
                                     (Signed) James Gayler

WITNESSES;
         (Signed)  W. B. Powers, Physician
         (Signed)  Sylvester Cooper, Witness
         (Signed)  John Meyers, Witness
 
 

STATE OF TENNESSEE,
CAMPBELL COUNTY
I, Geo. W. Ellison, Trustee of said County, certify that James Gaylor and
his wife, not his wife (she is dead) are not assessed with any property
acres, valued at $ (blank) and with $ (blank) of personal property.
Witness my hand, this 29 day of June 1908.
Signed  Geor W. Ellison, trustee
IF applicant and his wife have no property, the Trustee must so certify.

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STATE OF TENNESSEE,
CAMPBELL COUNTY. 

Personally appeared before me, J. W. Agee, Deputy Clerk (?), Master of
Chancery (?) Court of said County, the above named James Gaylor, the
applicant, with whom I am personally acquainted, and having the
application read and fully explained to him, as well as the statements and
answers therein made, made oath that the said statements and answers are
true.
Witness my hand and seal of office this 29th day of June 1908.
(Signed) J. W. Agee, Deputy C---(?)
 

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Included in File is following Document :

No 10266 
HEADQUARTERS
TENNESSEE BOARD OF PENSION EXAMINERS
 
 

GEN. F. C. AINSWORTH
           Adjutant General
           Washington, D.C.
 

      Dear Sir:
 

James Gaylor who is an applicant for Pension under the Tennessee Pension law, claims to have been a member of Company    Fifth Battn., Alabama Cav. C.S.A. and to have been paroled at Guntersville , Alabama in 1865.
 

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Included in File is Following Document:

Adjutant Generals Office
July 10 # 1400733
War Department

Nashville, Tn. July 8, 1908.

   James Gaylor
      5th Battn. Ala. Cav., C.S.A.

Tenn. Bd. Pen. Examiners, by Geo. B. B. Guild, 
Presdt., for record of above named , an applicant
For State Pension.

Letter:  1400733
                      War Department
                      The Adjutant General's Office
                      Washington, D.C.
                      July 13, 1908
                      Respectfully returned to the
 

President
   Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners
       Nashville.
 

The name of James Gaylor has not been found on the rolls, on file in this office, of the 5th Battalion, Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army, nor has any record been found of the capture or parole of a man of that
name and organization.

The records show, however, that one J. B. Gaylor was a corporal of Company H, 5th Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army.  His name appears on the muster-in roll of the company dated at Cherokee, Alabama, November 1, 1862, the only roll on file, which shows that he was enrolled September 9, 1862 in Marion County, for the war.  No later record has been found.

___________________a signature is here but indecipherable
                                    The Adjutant General

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STATE OF TENNESSEE,
  CAMPBELL COUNTY

Personally appeared before me, J. W. Agee, Dept. of C---- (?) Master
Chancery Court of said County, the above named Dr. W. B. Powers, one of
the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application, and who is a
physician of good standing, and being duly sworn says that he has
carefully and thoroughly examined  James Gaylor, the applicant, and finds
him laboring under the following disabilities:

Disease of the stomach and resulting disease of heart -Has shortness of
breath -pulse is irregular and very hard.  Soreness (?) and touchiness (?)
on pressure over stomach. Can eat nothing scarsely with out inconvenience.
Has lost almost all of his flesh - is nothing but a reck(?)  physically. 
Complains of feet and legs swelling during the day.  He is totally
disabled from the performance of manual Labor.

Witness my hand and seal of office this 29 day of June 1908
        (Signed)  J. W. Agee Deputy C----(?)

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STATE OF TENNESSEE
  CAMPBELL COUNTY 
Personally appeared before me, J. W. Agee, Dept. Clerk Master Chancery
Court, of said County, the above named Sylvester Cooper, aged 82 years and
John Myers, aged 79 years, two of the subscribing witnesses to the
foregoing application, with whom I am personally acquainted, and known to
me to be citizens of veracity and standing in this community, and who make
oath that they are personally acquainted with the foregoing applicant, and
that the facts set forth and statements made in this application are
correct and true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they
have no interest in this claim, and that said applicant's habits are good
and free from dishonor.

And    _______    blank_______ further make oath to the following facts
touching the applicant's service in the __blank_________ army:
State here what witnesses know of their own knowledge.

Our statement is made from our long and personal acquaintance with
claimant, but we have no personal knowledge of his service in the army,
but we believe his statements are worthy of full faith and credit and his
appearance and our acquaintance indicate that such is a fact, though we
know nothing of his army service personally.

      Witness my hand and seal of office, this 29 day of June 1908.

      (Signed)  J. W. Agee, Deputy C----(?)

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