Civil War Pension
Co. B. 1st Reg. Tenn. Inf.
(Son of Reuben and Sarah)
Pension Certificate #109042
in the name of Ester Smiddy Widow X her mark. Living at
Papers have Reuben Smitty, Reuben Smithy, and Reuben Smiddy
From the Adjutant General's office: Reuben Smitty enlisted
Aug. 1, 1861 as Private Co. B 1st. Reg. of Tenn. Inf.
At Barboursville, KY. Died at Camp Nelson, Ky. Aug 20,
1863 of Acute Dysentery. He is sometimes known as Reuben
Smithy. The name of Reuben Smiddy is not found.
Wife's maiden name: Ester Hicks
Married July 20, 1856 in Campbell County, Tn. by A.S.
In 1867 Ester Smiddy is 27. She died June 20, 1927 in
Jellico, Buried near Jellico.
Lewis B. Man 27, 1857
Louisa B. Oct 28, 1858
Patsey A. B. June 7, 1860
Caswell April 4, 1863
Ester Smiddy was not married again, but she has a
daughter Julia Ayers applying for reimbursement for
bills for burial of her mother. In 1927 Julia Ayers
was 50. That would put her birth around 1877.
Owes for burial
Finley Ayers: Borrowed money toward burial expenses
Bill Buckner: Material for casket $10.00
H.L. Wright: Grocery Bill $10.00
Witnessed signatures or signed affidavits:
J. B. Brown
John W. Cates
Frederick de Tassoorien/Tarssooins (Very hard to read)
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