Campbell County Military
James Smiddy
 Civil War Pension

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Submitted by Debra Elam

James Smiddy
Co. K. 2nd Reg. Tenn. Vol. Cal.
(Son of Calvin & Elizabeth)

Pension Certificate #554682

5 ft. 6 in. tall, Complexion Fair, Hair Light, Eyes Blue, Listed as trader, laborer, Farmer, and Hotel Business. 68 years old in 1912.
Enlisted Aug 15, 1862 18 years old Cumberland Gap, TN, Claiborne, County. Under Capt. James A. Montgomery. Discharge Nashville July 6, 1865. War Dept Record and Pension Div. Sept 13, 1889 Corporal James Smitty pension of $72.00 per month. Died May 31, 1925, Jellico Tenn. Born Dec 9, 1844 in Union Co., TN and born Dec. 9, 1845 in Jacksboro, TN, both dates listed in paperwork. Lived Carryville, Jacksboro, Newcombe, and Jellico Tenn.

Per paperwork, "Contracted sever cold at Murfreesboro in Dec. 1862, causing Disease of Respiratory organs and Rheumatism from exposure and have injury of Back and Legs injury of left knee, Piles, Pains of back is such as to disable me from work alone also have heart disease and results there of." Also says disability is Rheumatism, back, throat, hips, and legs.

9 or 10 children the writing is very hard to make out--First dates from paper filled out in 1915, second date from paper filled out in 1898.

Jno/John S. Aug 14, 1866  Aug 14, 1866
Chrs/Charley Nov 12, 1878 Nov 12, 1879
Addie June 12, 1881 Jan 12, 1881
Jessie/Lessie Dec 8, 1883 Dec 8, 1884
Walter May 17, 1886 May 17, 1887
Earl April 11, 1890 April 11, 1889
Mollie Sept 21, 1874 Sept 21, 1874
Jane Aug 20, 1868 Aug 20, 1869
Lawris/Lanris May 28, 1869 Mary 28, 1877
Larrie/Lessre ------------- Dec 20, 1871

Married 3 times:
Hannah Webb Dec 9, 1865 in Jacksboro, TN by Parson Lindsay, she died in Knoxville, TN
Martha Limson/Lemson March 15, 1900, she died Jacksboro, Tn, Aug 1900
Elizabeth Angle No date She was married before to J?me Shields, he died June 1898 in MO.

Affidavits and Witnesses:

Wm. Adkins knew 40 yrs
W.B. Powers Physicians 15 yrs treated 10-12 yrs
Mrs. W. A. Lillard
David Storner
John Jennings
Robt F. Davis
Chas C. Gross
Geo Ellison
Dr. Gaglor?


Thos A. Jones
David S. Turner

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