Below is the continuation of my great, great grandfather Andrew Smith's pension application, to which he was denied compensation.
How did you get out of the army?: Paroled
Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?: No
Are you married, or have you been married?: I am or have been
If so, what is the size of your family?: 10 Children
What are the respective ages of your wife and children?: Wife is dead, Tom, 37, Andrew 27 married, Nan 24 married, Bell 22, Josie 21, Cora 18, Maude 16, Et14 married, Ella 11, Arvia 8.
Are not some of your children able to support you?: No
In what business are you now engaged if any, and what do you earn?: Not able to move
What estate have you in your right, real and personal, and what is its value?: 1 old mule, 1 young mule, 1 cow, 6 shoats, all worth About one hundred dollars.
What estate has your wife in her own right, real and personal, and what is its value?: She did own 40 acres colon (?) land, worth about $40.00.
How have you derived support for yourself and family for the last five years?: I have managed to work a little.
Do you use intoxicants to any extent?; No
How long have you been an actual resident of the State of
Have you an attorney to look after this application?: No
Witness my hand, this 16th day of Sept, 1899
J. S. Edwards M.D. , Physician
John Odom, Witness
James Odom, Witness
Personally appeared before me Jo M. Harris clerk of the county court of said county, the above named A. J. Smith, the applicant, with who I am personally acquainted, and having the application read and fully explained to him, as well as the statements and answers therein made, made oath that the said statements and answers are true.
Witness my hand, at office, this 16th day of Sept, 1899.
Jo. M. Harris, Clerk
One of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing application and who is a physician of good standing and being duly sworn, says that he has carefully and thoroughly examined A. J. Smith, the applicant, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities:
Impaired action of left lower limb due to an old injury of left hip causing partial paralysis of motion and sensation greatly reducing his capacity for ding labor wherein waling or standing is required, Has Palpitation of heart, probably of Rheumatoid arigen (?) Witness my hand, at office, this 16th day of Sept 1899. Jo M. Harris, Clerk
Witness my hand at office this 16th day of 1899
Jo M. Harris, Clerk