Brice M Smith
Union Pension Application

transcribed by Helen Smith Hoke

Under Sixteen years of Age
STATE OF Tennessee, COUNTY OF Campbell, SS:

ON THIS 7th day of July A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety, personally appears before me, William Allen, the Clerk of the Circuit Court OF RECORD within and for the County and State aforesaid, B. F. Smith Guardian of Jordan Smith, Martha Smith, and Arch. Smith, resident of Stockville, County of Campbell, State of Tennessee aged ------------ years, respectively, who being duly sworn according to law, make the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Act of Congress for children under sixteen years of age. That they are the legitimate children of Brice M. Smith, who (1) Enlisted under the name of Brice M. Smith at London, KY, on the ------- day of July A. D. 1863, (2) in Co. C, 9 Regt Tenn, Cav., in the war of 1861-65, who (3) is now in the Insane Asylum at Knoxville Tenn, and that said minor children are left wholy without support, discharged at Nashville on the -------- day of Sept A. D., 1865, and who bore at the time of his discharge the rank of a private, in (4) Co C, 9 Reg Tenn Cav that he left no widow surviving (5) that Jordan Smith, Martha Smith and Arch. Smith, that the above-named are the only surviving legitimate children of Brice M. Smith, who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his Insanity, of whom (6) that this application is under the provisions of Act of June 27, 1890, that said children were the issue of soldier, as follows, the dates of their birth being as hereinafter stated:

(7) Jordan Smith, of soldier by ------------------------------, born August 27, 1873
Martha Smith, of soldier by ---------------------------------, born April 28, 1876
Arch. Smith, of soldier by ------------------------------------, born Sept 22, 1878
Brice M. Smith, of soldier by --------------------------------, born Dec 23, 1840
and is now in the Insane Asylum at Knoxville, Tenn.

That the mother was married under the name of Frankie Lasley, to (8) Brice M. Smith, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that the said children have not aided or abetted the rebellion; and that no prior application has been files (9) that B. F. Smith is the true & legal guardian appointed by Court, that he B. F. Smith (guardian) that declarant hereby appoint with full power of substitution and revocation, W. A. Owens of Stockville, Campbell Co, Tenn, his attorney to prosecute the above claim; that his post office address is Stockville, Campbell County State of Tennessee.

Starlin C. Rutherford                                                                                 B. F. (X) Smith
John P. McGee


Also personally appeared S.C. Rutherford, residing at Big Creek Gap, Tennesseeand John P. McGee, residing at Caryville, Tenn, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn according to law, say that they were present and saw B. F. Smith, the claimant, sign name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in this claim.

Starlin C. Rutherford
John P. McGee

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 7th day of July A. D. 1890, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c, were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the words---------------------------------------------------------erased, and the words --------------------------------------------added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.


Wm Allen, Clerk
(Official Signature)

Circuit Court
(Official Character)

Act of June 27, 1890,


F. Smith, Applicant.

Guardian of Minors of B. M. Smith
C, 9Regt
Tenn Cav, Vols.

JULY 26, 1890

Filed by
W. A. Owens

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