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Confederate Pension Application

G. W. Haynie

Note * The following is a transcription of photocopies received March 17, 2005 from Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  It is the application for Confederate Pension by George W. Haynie who lived in Montague Co, TX at the time of application in 1899.  Depositions had to be obtained from Calhoun Co, AL to complete the application process.  The Justice of the Peace in Calhoun Co, AL was E. J. Haynie who was probably Enoch J. Haynie, brother to George W. Haynie.


CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION
Name of Applicant - G. W. Haynie, Montague County, Post Office Forestburg.

I have carefully examined the within application for pension, together with the proof in support thereof, and I recommend that the application be APPROVED this 6 day of February A. D. 1900. 
Wm. J. Swain, Pension clerk.

I hereby APPROVE the within application for pension, this 6 day of February A. D. 1900.
[R. M. Finley ? ] Comptroller


Form No. 1
APPLICATION of indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899

THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of Montague

To the Honorable county Judge of Montague County, Texas.
    Your petitioner, G. W. HAYNIE respectfully represents that he is a resident citizen of MONTAGUE County, in the State of Texas, and that he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, A. D. 1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefore," and I do solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are true.

Q.  What is your name?    A.  G. W. HAYNIE
Q.  What is your age?      A.  69 YEARS OF AGE JULY 22, 1899
Q.  In what County do you reside?  A.  MONTAGUE
Q.  How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address?
        A.  15 YEARS.
Q.  Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected?  If so state when and where.  A.  NO
Q.  What is your occupation if able to engage in one?  A.  FARMER
Q.  What is your physical condition?  A.  VERY BAD
Q. If you physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability.  A.  FROM A WOUND RECEIVED DURING THE WAR.
Q.  State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the confederate army, and the time of your service?  A. CO. D 31 REGT ALABAMA INFANTRY.  ENLISTED MARCH 1862 AND SERVED TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
Q.  State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have received.  A.  NONE
Q.  What read and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property?  Give list of such property and value.  A.  I OWN TWO MULES WORTH $100.00, ONE WAGON WORTH $65.00, AND ONE COW AND CALF WORTH $30.00 AND HEIFER YEARLING WORTH $25.00.
Q.  What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application?  A. ONE YEARLING FOR $7.00 AND MY LITTLE CROPS OF COTTON.
Q.  What income, if any, do you receive?  A.  NONE
Q.  Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence?  A.  YES
Q.  Are you unable by your labor to earn a support?  A. I AM
Q.  Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law?  A. NO
Q.  Did you ever desert the Confederacy?  A. NO
Q.  Have you been continuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State?  A.  YES

    Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
(Signature of Applicant)  G. W. HAYNIE
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day of July A. D. 1899
                                        P. P. DUNFORD.
                                        County Judge  MONTAGUE  County, Texas
 


AFFIDAVIT OF PHYSICIAN
THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of MONTAGUE            Before me  P.P. DUNFORD  County Judge of MONTAGUE County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared  M. F. SHERRILL,  who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being by me duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined      G. W. HAYNIE, applicant for a pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself:  WOUND IN THE HIP JOINT WHICH CAUSED CHRONIC [CAXALGIA?] AND GENERAL LAMENESS WITH  OF THE LEFT HIP AND LEG TO THE EXTENT THAT SAID G. W. HAYNIE IS UNABLE TO DO ANY PART OF A DAYS LABOR.
(Signature of Physician)  M. F. SHERRILL
Sworn to and subscribed before me this  11th day of JULY  A. D.  1899
                                    P.P. DUNFORD
                            County Judge  MONTAGUE  County, State of Texas


CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE
THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of MONTAGUE                I, P.  P. Dunford County Judge of MONTAGUE County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 15th day of November A. D. 1899, before me came on to be heard the application of G. W. HAYNIE, for a pension under the confederate Pension Law of this State, approved May 12 A. D. 1899; that the answers of said applicant to the questions propounded (sic) were made under oath as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same hereinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of Doctor M. F. SHERRILL, who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, was made before me.  I also certify that the said applicant G.W. HAYNIE, is not an inmate of the Texas confederate home, nor otherwise disqualified under the provision of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law.  I further certify that after considering all the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said G.W. HAYNIE I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application.      
Witness my hand and seal of office at MONTAGUE this 15th day of November A.D. 1899, P.P. Dunford
County Judge MONTAGUE County, State of Texas


CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
STATE OF TEXAS
County of Montague        We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of MONTAGUE county, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of G. W. HAYNIE for a pension, together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. P. P. DUNFORD County Judge of this MONTAGUE County, to the Commissioners Court of this MONTAGUE County, at a regular term thereof on the 17 day of Nov. A.D. 1899, and after a careful consideration of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided for by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and we hereby approve said application.
Witness our hands and seal of office at MONTAGUE this 17 day of Nov. A.D. 1899.
J. S. Jester
J. T. Green
H. C. London
J. M. Singleton


In Re. confederate Pension Application of _________ Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899.

COMMISSION TO TAKE TESTIMONY OF WITNESS:

THE STATE OF TEXAS.

To E. J. HAYNIE  N.P. & EX. OFFICIO J.P.
Court of CALHOUN County, State of ALABAMA
Greeting:--
                    You are hereby authorized and empowered to cause to come before you J.E. PRUITT AND W. A. SCORBROUGH resident of CALHOUN ANNISTON  of your County, and HIS answers to take to the accompanying interrogatories propounded to HIM in the matter of application of G.W. HAYNIE for Confederate Pensions under Act of May 12, 1899, made and now pending before the county of MONTAGUE county in the State of Texas, and having reduced the said answers to writing, you will cause the said witnesses to swear to and subscribe them before you, to which you will Certify officially, after which you will seal up said Interrogatories and answers together with this commission, in a package directed to the Judge of the County Court of MONTAGUE County at MONTAGUE, in the State of Texas.

Witness E. P. P. DUNFORD Judge of the County Court [ ?  J. P.  ? ]  MONTAGUE County, and the seal of said court at my office, in the City of MONTAGUE, State of Texas this the 16th day of September A. D. 1899

P. P. Dunford
County Judge of MONTAGUE Co. Texas.
Issued this the 16th day of Sept. A.D. 1899
Co. Judge MONTAGUE County.

Ex-Party
G. W. HAYNIE            In the matter of an application for Confederate Pension, pending
Applicant for                 before the County Judge of MONTAGUE
Confederate Pension      County, State of Texas. Under Act of May 12, 1899.

STATEMENT OF THE CASE:
Applicant  G. W. HAYNIE for confederate Pensions under Act of May 12, 1899, of the State of Texas applied for pensions and made Affidavit before me, on the 11th day of July A. D. 1899, to the following facts:
    That his name is     G. W. HAYNIE age 69 years, resides in MONTAGUE County, in the State of Texas, and resided in said county for fifteen years.
    Post office address is FORESTBURG, TEXAS,  That he never heretofore Applied for pension and been rejected.  That his occupation is FARMER, that his physical condition is VERY BAD  and is unable to earn a support by his own labor; cause of  his disability is FROM A WOUND RECEIVED DURING THE WAR; That he enlisted in the Confederate army in company D-31 REGT. ALABAMA Regiment ALABAMA INFANTRY on or about the  ____ day of MARCH 1962, and served for a term of TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR, That he had no income.  That he is in indigent circumstances; In actual want and destitute of property and means of Subsistence; That he never deserted the Confederacy; and that he has been a bona fide resident citizen of the State of Texas, continuously since January 1st, 1880.

Attest:  P. P. DUNFORD
County Judge of MONTAGUE Co., Texas

Ex-Party
G. W. HAYNIE            In the matter of an application for Confederate Pension, pending
Applicant for                 before the County Judge of MONTAGUE
Confederate Pension      County, State of Texas. Under Act of May 12, 1899.

    Depositions and answers of W. A. SCARBROUGH AND JOHN E. PRUITT to the following interrogatories propounded to THEM, in the above entitled Pension claim, taken before E. J. HAYNIE  J. P. Judge of the COUNTY  of CALHOUN County, State of ALABAMA, in accordance with the accompanying commission, issued by County Judge of MONTAGUE County, State of Texas.

Q. 1. What is your name?  Answer: W. A. SCARBROUGH
Q. 2. What is your age?  Answer:  60 YEARS OLD
Q. 3. In what county and State do you reside? Answer: CALHOUN CO. ALA.
Q. 4. What is your post office address? Answer: ANNISTON
Q. 5. Do you personally know G. W. HAYNIE who is an applicant for a pension? Answer: YES.
Q. 6. Do you personally know that the said G. W. HAYNIE applicant for pension enlisted in the service of the Confederacy and performed the duties of a Soldier or Sailor? Answer: YES
Q. 7. Do you personally know in what Company and Regiment said G. W. HAYNIE enlisted in the Confederate army, and the time of his service? Answer: IN CO. D 31st ALA REG. APRIL 1862.
Q. 8. Do you further know that he, the said applicant, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort? Answer: I DON'T THINK HE IS ABLE TO DO MANUEL LABOR.

Signature of Applicant G.W. HAYNIE
By W. W. COOK Attorney.

Cross Interrogatories by the County Judge:

(** The following questions are hand written.  Previously I have made all handwritten items all caps.  In the following, only the answers will be all caps. **)

Q. 1. Did said G. W. Haynie ever desert the Confederate Army?  A. NO
Q. 2. When and where did said G. W. Hany (sic) enlist in the Confederate Army? A. APRIL 1862 AT OXFORD, ALA.
Q. 3. How long have you known said G. W. Haynie?  A. ABOUT 45 YEARS
Q. 4. Is he the identical G. W. Haynie you knew as a Confederate Soldier? A. Not answered.

P. P. DUNFORD, County Judge of MONTAGUE County, Texas
Signature of Witness  W. A. SCARBROUGH

The State of ALA.
County of CALHOUN        E. J. HAYNIE  J.P. Judge of BEAT 4 Court of CALHOUN County, State of ALA do hereby certify that W. A. SCARBROUGH and _______ are personally known to me to be credible citizens of my County and State, that the foregoing answers of W. A. SCARBROUGH and _______ the witness before named, were made before me and were sworn to and subscribed before me on the 27th day of SEPTEMBER A. D. 1899 by the said witness.
Given under my hand and seal this the 27th day of SEPTEMBER A. D. 1899
E. J. HAYNIE  N.P. & EX OFFICIO J. P.
Judge of the ____ Court of  BEAT 4 County, State of ALA.


(** The following is typewritten **)
CAPTION
In the matter of Application     | Suit pending; in the County Commissioner's
of G. W. Haynie for Pension    | Court of Montague County, Texas.
    Answers and depositions of J. E. Pruet (sic) and _________________ to the accompanying interrogatories propounded to them in the above entitled cause, taken before me, E. J. Haynie, in accordance with the accompanying commission.
            Answers of the witness, J. E. Pruett

(** The rest of the page is blank.  The questions and answers seem to be missing. **)


STATE OF ALABAMA,
 County of Calhoun                    I, Emmett F. Crook, Judge of the Court of Probate, and ex officio Clerk of said Court, in and for the County of Calhoun and State of Alabama (said court being a court of Record), do hereby Certify, that E. J. HAYNIE whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, and thereon written, was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, a JUSTICE OF PEACE of the State of Alabama, in and for the County of Calhoun, dwelling in said County, commissioned and sworn, and duly athorized (sic) to take the same; and further that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such JUSTICE and verily believe the signature to the said Certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine.  And I further certify that said instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of this State.
        In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said county and Court, this 11 day of September A. D. 1899
                    EMMETT F. CROOK
                    Judge and ex officio Clerk of the Probate Court


G. W. HAYNIE
APPLICATION FOR PENSION.
The State of Texas
County of Montague.        Before me P.P. DUNFORD, COUNTY JUDGE of Montague County, State of Texas on this day personally appeared J. N. MORRIS and S. L. MORRIS who are personally known to me, to be credible citizens, who being sworn on oath, state that they personally know G.W. HAYNIE, the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that he, the said applicant is physically unable to support himself by labor of any sort, to-wit:
HE HAS A GENERAL LAMENESS IN THE LEFT HIP AND LEG.  HE IS NOT ABLE TO DO HARD WORK.  And that they further know that he the said applicant is in indigent circumstances, to-wit:
THAT HE ONLY OWNS ONE SPAN OF MULES AND ONE WAGON WORTH ABOUT $165.00 AND THREE HEAD OF STOCK CATTLE.
Signature of Witnesses,  S. L. MORRIS
                                      J. N. MORRIS
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day of July 1899.
                                     P.P. DUNFORD
                                     Montague County, Texas


(** The following is typewritten except for the signature **)

In the matter of the Application
of G. W. Haynie for pension
            Interrogatories to be propounded to John Pruitt and William Roads, who reside in teh county of Calhoun State of Alabama, to be used in behalf of the petitioner herein.
    Int. No. 1 What are your names, ages, occupation, and place of residence?
    Int. No. 2  Do you know G. W. Haynie, the applicant for pension under the act of May the 12th, 1899.  If yea, where did you know him? and how old was he when you knew him, and where did you know him?
    Int. No. 3 Do you know whether or not G. W. Haynie served in the Confederate Army? If yea, state in what company and regiment he inlisted (sic), and the time of service, when he enlisted and when he was parolled (sic).  State whether or not he was honarably (sic) discharged and at what place.
    Int. No. 4  Do you know whether or not the said Haynie was wounded while in the services in the Confederate [ ? ] if so, when and where was he wounded, and what was the nature of the wound?
    Int. No. 5  State whether or (not?) the said Haynie ever deserted the Confederacy.  If you say that  (he?) did not, please state how you know that he never deserted.
W. W. Cook
Attorney for petitioner.

I hereby waive the service of a copy of the foregoing interrogatories and propound the following cross-interrogatories.
P.P. DUMFORD
Judge of the county county of Montague County, Texas.

Cross Int. N. Do you know of your own personal knowledge the G. W. Haynie served in teh Confederate Army?
P.P. DUMFORD
Co. Judge, Montague County, Tex.


(** The following is all handwritten.  Therefore I have not used all caps except for G. W. Haynie's name. **)

State of Alabama    |        Testimonial of John E. Pruitt
Calhoun county       |        Witness in the matter of Application of G. W. HAYNIE for pension in the State of Texas.

1st Int.
My name is John E. Pruitt.  My age is fifty six years.  My occupation is farmer.  I reside at Jacksonville, Ala.
2nd Int.
I know G. W. HAYNIE the applicant for pension.  I knew him in Calhoun county Alabama.  I have known him for forty five (45) years.  When I last seen him I suppose he was near seventy (70) old.
3rd. Int.
I know the said G. W. HAYNIE served as a confederate soldier in the civil war in Co. D 31st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers.  I think enlisted in 1862 and served until the close of the (war?).  He was honorable discharged at Saulisbery, NC  (something is marked out) in April or May 1865.  I were discharged at the same time, and being a member of the same company & Reg. we come part of the way home together.
4th Int.
I do not remember the said HAYNIE being wounded while in the Service.
5th Int.
I know the said G.W. HAYNIE never deserted the confederacy. I was member of the same company & Regiment and were discharged at the same time from the service of the Confederate States.
Cross Int.
I do no of my own personal knowledge that G.W. HAYNIE served as a soldier in the service of the Confederate States in the Civil War.

Note between sections:
"This to be filled out & signed by N. P. Pruit at the end of last deposition"

(** This section typewritten with blanks to filled in which I have capitalized **)

State of Alabama
County of Calhoun
                                I, E. J. Haynie, N. P. and ex-officio J. P. of Calhoun County, ALA., do hereby certify that the foregoing answers of J. E. Pruitt and _____________ the witnesses before named, were made before me, and were sworn to and subscribed before me on the 27 day of SEPT, 1899, by the said witnesses, J. E. Pruet and ___________.
                                Given under my hand and official seal at CALHOUN COUNTY on the 27 day of SEPTEMBER A. D. 1899.
E. J. HAYNIE
N. P. & Ex-Officio J. P., Calhoun Co., Alabama
 


 

 



 


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