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JOHN C. THOMAS, MONTGOMERY CO ARK
CIVIL WAR PENSION FILE #7027

Transcribed by Diane Smith Feb 1999

P. 1 Application of Jno. C. THOMAS. Hopper P.O. Montgomery Co. Examined and approved and $100 allowed and Auditor authorized to draw-warrant for same.

Filed in Auditors Office July 29, 1909. This 5 day of Aug 1909.

P.2. State of Arkansas County of Montgomery. I, John C. THOMAS do solemnly swear that I served as a soldier in the army (or sailor in the navy) of the Confederate States being a member of Company F 29 Alabama Regiment of Co J.F. Conley from the State of Alabama; that I was honorable discharged and released from such service on or about the 1 day of January 1865 and did not desert the same; that I am now and for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of this State; that I do not myself, nor does my wife, nor do we both together, own property, real or personal or both, or money or choses in action in excess of the value of $400 (exclusive of household goods and wearing appearing), nor has either of us conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw a pension and that neither I nor my wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150 per year; that I am incapacitated to perform manual labor in any of the ordinary avocations of life and that such incapacity (or disability) is the result of old age and rumatism being old age by exposure while on duty during the War of the Rebellion .... Signed: John C. THOMAS March 17,

P.3. State of Arkansas County of Montgomery. We the undersigned sitting as a Pension Board for Montgomery County do certify we have examined the application of the within named John C. THOMAS for pension, under Act of General Assembly of the State of Arkansas as approved March 11, 1901 and the proof in support of same, and find that the said applicant is aged & Rheumatism a Confederate soldier is in indigent circumstances and wholly or partially incapacitated for manual labor and that his claim is just and that he should be allowed $100 pension. Signed: C. J. WATKINS, U.A. WHITTINGTON, R.M. REECE

P. 4 State of Arkansas County of Montgomery. On this day came before the undersigned a Justice of the peace within and for the County of Montgomery and State of Arkansas citizen of George W. BRAKFIELD whom I certify to be creditable persons and worthy of confidence who being duly sworn state that they are each personally well acquainted with applicant John C. THOMAS and have known him 55 fifty five years respectively. That he was a confederate soldier. Belonging to Company F Regiment of 29 twenty ninth That as such soldier he served from 1861 to 1865. That he was honorably discharged from such service and did not desert the same. That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas. That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of old age and Rumatism and that such incapacity is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in. That is the best of my knowledge all property now owed by him and his wife, is not worth $400 ... Signed: George W. X BRAKEFIELD (bhm) March 17,1909

P.5 Evidence of Physician. I, J. H. MCLEAN a duly registered and practicing physician in Montgomery Co Arkansas do hereby certify that I am personally well acquainted with J.C. THOMAS of Caddo Gap Arkansas who is an applicant for a pension under the Statues of Arkansas. That at his request I have made an examination of his physical condition and find:

applicant has no wounds knocked down by parts of shell during war but suffer no injury from same. Physical condition not good, attributable to exposure & sickness during the war, was sick with fever 3 months which seemed to effect lower limbs. Physical weakness in lower limbs which disables applicant to do hard manual labor. Signed: J.H. MCLEAN March 20, 1909

P.6. Proof of Service and Proof of Indigency (By Comrades if Possible). On this day personally came before the undersigned a Justice of the peace within and for the County of Montgomery and State of Arkansas citizens of S. W. CHAPPELL and worthy of confidence who being duly sworn state that they are each personally acquainted with applicant John C. THOMAS and have known him 55 fifty five years, respectively. That he was a Confederate soldier. Belonging to Company F Regiment 29 twenty ninth That as such soldier he served from 1861 to 1865 That he was honorable discharged-That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of old age and Rumatism ... Signed: S.W. CHAPPELL March 22,1909

**NOTE: This File was obtained from the Arkansas History Commission.


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