Selected CW Pension Applications
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microfilms. They include both Federal and Confederate applications.
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Submitted by Bruce
Geo. A. Askew, date 04/24/1901, lived in Nough,
Cocke Co. Served in Co H, 2nd NC Battalion.
Born in Buncombe Co, NC, in 1840.
Soldiers Roll #39 file #5422
William Hall dated 08/07/1903. Served in Co B 35th
Reg NC Vol Inf. Wife 70, daughter 16. Wife
Nancy Waycaster, who was 67 in 10/15/1909. [Difference in her
age comes from file]
Soldiers Roll #12 file #1310
Perin Giles dated 07/19/1893.
Resided in Bridgeport. Wife and one child lived with him; a boy who was
listed as an idiot and age 24; wife 66. James Wood of Edwina was in the
camp with Perin Giles.
Soldiers Roll #11 file #1226
John Pack dated 03/01/1893. Served in Reg 54 NC Co
I. Born Spartanburg
Co, SC. 10 children; youngest 2, oldest 23; 4 boys, 6 girls. Lived in
Soldiers Roll #11 file #1182
James A. Green born 1833 Haywood Co, NC;
dated 12/16/1897. Lived in Nough, Cocke Co. 27
year resident of Tenn. 7 children ages 37, 35, 32, 29, 26, 22, 20.
Lamanda Melsena Shults, widow of James Baxter. Married
in Cosby, Cocke Co, on 9/29/1853 by James Baxter. Lamanda was born in
Jefferson Co on 3/25/1833, James 12/18/1832 in Cosby. He died 4/7/1902.
Served in Co I, 62nd Regiment, along with John J Allen and John
T Allen, who witnessed for Lamanda. - added 3/15
Frances Rutherford, widow of William Anderson Denton.
served in Co C, 26th TN Infantry, along with James H Stuart and
JW Murr, according to their testimony. Married on 10/17/1869
in Cocke Co by Rev Blair, pastor of Union Church. Mrs. Jayne Layman
testified attendance at the wedding. - added 3/15
Martha Miranda Rutherford, widow of Cicero Alexander Henry
Married on 3/1/1855 by Joseph Hill JP. He was born 9/11/1833 in Cocke
and served in Co H, 1st TN Cavalry, CSA. Died in Indiana 4/24/1880,
they both lived from 1871 to 1882. She was also born in Cocke County,
1837. - added 3/15
Tempy Potter, widow of George Miller. George served in
Co K, 8th Reg, TN Infantry and was killed in action near Atlanta GA on
8/6/1864. They were married on 2/18/1849 in Carter Co, and lived in
Cocke Co. Children: Alfred Carter b 11/16/1851, Sarah Ann b 11/19/1853,
Emily Catherine b 4/23/1855, Rachel Angerona? b 11/17/1857, Hannah
Elvira b 7/23/1859, and Andrew Johnson b 5/23/1861. - added 3/15
Ellenburg, widow of David
Basinger. David enrolled 6/11/1863 in Co A, 8th TN Cav and died
3/8/1866 in Cocke County of chronic inflammation of the brain. He was
from Greene County, where he married Nancy on 10/18/1857. Children:
Martha b 11/13/1858, James b 5/1/1862, and Nancy E b 8/4/1863. Nancy
remarried James H Holt in
Cocke County on 8/6/1867. Nancy Ellenburg (Nancy's mother) and Thomas
Lane Sr of Greene County testified to the facts. [Related information
in Chancery Court Loose Papers - A W Rhea and William Jack vs HH Baer
et al]. - added 3/15
Anna Gregg/Gragg, widow of Jacob Sane. Jacob served in
Co B, 8th TN Infantry, was captured at Atlanta GA and died at Florence
SC on 11/16/1864. He and Anna married 12/30/1847 and had children James
b 10/31/1848, Daniel b 8/31/1850, Rachel b 10/30/1853, Thomas Jefferson
b 10/07/1855, Margaret Jane b 3/4/1857, Julius Franklin b 1/11/1860 and
Leanner Elizabeth b 3/31/1864. - added 3/15
Jaley Green, widow
Redix/Radix. John served in Co
C, 8th Volunteer Infantry USA and died of typhoid fever in Knoxville on
9/30/1863. They were married 2/08/1857 in Cocke County by Charles
Kelley JP. Children Andred b 12/4/1857, Martha M b 12/26/1859, and
Cornelius J b 10/27/1861. Jaley remarried William A Hazelwood
Parrottsville, TN on 8/12/1869 and moved to Shibley's Point, Adair Co.
MO. William died 9/14/1898. He served in the southern army. Jaley died
3/31/1909. Testimony in the pension file came from Alfred Green (likely
brother of Jaley) and Lucinda Hazelwood Green (likely sister of William
Hazelsood) as to William's death. Chancery court records found on
www.FamilySearch.com include information regarding a lawsuit brought by
the Radix children against Wesley
Harrison Green, who was their guardian for the pension money. -
Margaret Allen, widow of Thomas Cameron. They married
1/1/1866 in Cocke County by William Duncan, JP. - added 3/15
Roll #34 of Tennessee Confederate Widow's Pensions:
Nancy Hall, widow of William Hall
dated 03/14/1916. Resided in state 22-23 years. William
died 12/02/1915. Children's ages 48, 46, 42, 39, 37, 34; 3 boys 3
girls. Her maiden name
Waycaster. Born 04/16/1840 in Yancy Co, NC.
Roll #22 of Tennessee Confederate Widow's Pensions:
Elizabeth Gray, widow of Tillman Gray.
Fine. Married 08/01/1883. He died 03/../1910 in his home in Cocke
County. She was born in Cocke County about 1844 or 1845. He was born
1840 in Cocke County. They had 3 children but only one, daughter Dannie
Gray, was living. There were affidavits from William Bryant, T. D. A.
Harper, and Wm.
Whitson; all 3 swore they served in same unit with Tillman Gray. In the
Gray case, the board stated it could not find an indication of when and
Gray left service. There was an entry on the roll that he was "absent
permission". Tillman Gray filed for a pension before he died. His file
# is S7903.
Apparently his pension application was denied.
Matilda Baker, widow of William Anderson
Russel Baker. Married
10/05/1853. They had 4 children, 2 living: Creed
Baker of New Mexico and Kate Rollins [married to Abraham Lincoln
Rollins, who was Matilda's
nephew]. Named acquaintances D. H. Laws (a notary public), James Hall,
and John Green. Witness T. A. Rains of Dallas, Tx, swore he served with
Baker in the same unit. J. C. Rollins claimed to have lived with the
as a small boy. [John Calvin Rollins was also a nephew of Matilda.].
stated it could not find a record of Baker serving, and apparently
Other Survivors in Pension Files
Susannah McMahan, mother of
William McMahan. On pension date of 9/19/1865, Susannah was a
resident of Sevier County, aged 65, living with neighbors. She was
to George McMahan at E McMahan's in Cocke Co in April 1816, by E McMahan, Esq.
stated the marriage record was destroyed by fire. George died 3/1/1852.
Their son William was a private in Co M, 2nd TN Cavalry and died
3/23/1863 at Murfreesboro TN. Susannah testified that William left no
widow or minor child under 16. She died in December of 1883. - added 3/15
Rebecca Underwood, mother of Alfred Harper.
from SC and moved to Greene Co. No evidence that he lived in Cocke
County but his mother did. Alfred served in Co A, 8th TN Cavalry,
enrolled 6/11/1863 and died in general hospital at Danville, VA on
12/30/1863 while a prisoner of war. Rebecca, a resident of the 4th
Civil District Cocke Co, age 60, testified that she was abandoned
by her husband in 1854, that the soldier was illegitamate. Alfred
was captured and shot to death near Rodgersville in the vicinity of
?Fount Zolecoffer? at Hawkins Co TN on or about November 1863. (She
appeared in Spartanburg Co, SC in 1850, Green Co TN in 1860, and Civil
District 5 Cocke Co in 1870 and 1880, listed as Harper in all - added 3/15
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