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Texas CSA Pension Applications

In awarding pensions for Confederate service, Texas, like most other southern states, confined its relief payments to veterans or their widows resident in Texas since 1880 who were disabled or indigent. - those were the regulations, but you will find some that sorta got around the "red tape"!   The Texas Confederate Widow's Pension Statute required that in order for the widow of a Confederate Pensioner to be eligible to a transfer of his Pension after his, she must have been married to said Pensioner prior to Jan 1, 1910.  Texas did NOT confine its Confederate benefits solely to those who served from Texas - you will see where many shown below moved to Texas during the post Civil War period, and were here long enough to qualify for benefits.  The CSA Pension benefits became available in 1899 and continued to receive applications as of 1975. 

LOST YOUR ANCESTOR? Several times, I have found my "missing family" through these Texas Pension Records - not under the veteran's name, but through his Widow's Pension Application.  Much more information is contain with the Application than shown below - the best part - These applications are easily obtained!  Visit the Texas State Library and Archives Commission shown on my Texas Research Link or search the database here or even better you can view a sample of an actual Veteran and/or Widow's Application.

Click and find out more about the Index of Confederate Pension Applications available through the Texas State Library and Archives Commision - Take a look at Confederate Pension Fund Amounts Received by Pensioners.  Tip: Put in only the surname only when you search the database - it will pull up only the spelling you insert, so be sure and re-enter an alternate spelling, especially for Andrews.

 

 

Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andress, Elizabeth B.

H. M. Andress

Johnson Co.Texas

Co. H - 17th Alabama Infantry

Other Info: Widow's Pension #133389 dated 16 Dec. 1907 - m.H.M. Andress 25 Jan. 1849 -  moved to Tx Spring 1874 - age at time of application: "76, Jan. 27, 1908" - moved from Bell Co., Tx to Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tx to live w/son after husband's death - husband d. 2 Dec. 1907  - husband enlisted early part of war   - discharged later part of war at Mobile, Alabama - Witnesses: T. N. Self, M.D. and Lula Mays - - (See H. M. Andress - Veteran)
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andress, Emma O. William Thomas Andress Dallas Co. Texas Co. E -1st Regiment. Alabama Infantry
Other Info: Widow's Pension #50725 - dated 27 April, 1932 - m. William Thomas Andress 5 Dec, 1871 Austin (now Waller Co.), Tx  - moved to Tx 26 July 1853 - age at time of application: 78 - deceased husband enlisted 10 June 1866, Brundidge, Ala. - Emma d. 26 June, 1943 at home of daughter, Mrs. W. M. Selkirt  Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx - bur. at Hempstead, Waller Co., Tx beside husband - Wm. Thomas Andress d. 10 June 1886, Waller Co., Tx -  enlisted as W. T. Andress at Brundidge, Ala. - paroled at Greensboro, NC , 1 May 1865. Application Witnesses: W. M. Selkirk and Polly H. Lobdell - Application for Mortuary Warrant: Signed by W. T. Andress, Jr.
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andress,H. M. Elizabeth B. Bell Co. Texas Co. H. - 17th Alabama Infantry
Other Info: Veteran's Pension #00276 dated 6 July 1889 - resided Temple, Bell Co., Tx - CSA unit activated Spring 1862   - served two years - age at time of application 69 - (See Elizabeth B. - Widow)
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, A.R. Unknown Grayson Co. Texas Co. D - 16th Texas Cavalry, dismounted
Other Info: Pension # 1627 - dated 6 July 1899 - resided Sherman, Grayson Co., Tx for 40 yrs - age at time of application: 65 - Witnesses: W. H Andress, G. A. Dickerman, and J. W. Tolbert
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews Hill, Ellen Major Christopher T. "Kit" Hill DeWitt Co. Texas Co. K - 24th Texas Cavalry, dismounted
Other Info: Widow's Pension # 9474 - dated 6 Oct. 1902 - m. Christopher T. Hill 5 April 1860 Clinton, DeWitt County, Tx - b. DeWitt Co.,Tx - resided time of application Sherman, Grayson Co.Tx for last eight mos. - age at time of application 56 - d. 15 April, 1942 Cuero, DeWitt Co., Tx at home of niece, Mrs. M. D. Albright - husband's Pension #1022 filed from Dallas Co., Tx - served CSA four years - husband d. 16 Sept 1902, Sherman, Grayson Co., Tx - Witnesses of Application: J. Waggoner, J. W. Odneal and R. J. Hill, brother of husband. (Note: Ellen was dau. of Samuel Andrews of DeWitt Co.,Texas)

New   Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, Emma L. Mark Henry Andrews Grayson Co., Texas Co. D 16th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted
Other Info: Widow's Pension # 35796, filed April 22, Approved April 22, 1919; Pension allowed from May 1, 1919. - m. M. H.Andrews on the 14th day of May, 1875 in the county of Grayston, in the State of Texas - Age at time of application 60 - born in Fannin County, Texas - Resided in Texas "All of my life" - Lived in Grayson about 50 years - full name of husband: Mark Henry Andrws - date of his death: April 2, 1919 - Husband's military record: "See No. 34,144" - Letter dated April 18th 1919 To: Hon. H. B. Terrell, Comptroller Ac.; Austin, Texas: Dear Sir: Your letter of 14th inst. with enclosures received and I herewith return duly executed including Mrs.  Andrews application for pension, which I believe will qualify her as pensioner.  Her husband was for many years a prominent business man of our city, but late, too late to recuperate, sustained reverse that left him penniless, hence became a pensioner.  The homesstead shown in application of Mrs. A. was inherited by her a few years ago from her father, and not much as a divident earner, giving her shelter and a meager income from renting as spare room or two.  Should you desire further information Mr. J. W. Stewart of your department can doubtless furnish it or prompt you where to get it, but if necessary, you may call on me for it.  Yours truly, A P. Fincey. - - (See Mark Henry Andrews - Veteran)

New    Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, Francis Marion Mrs. M. E. Andrews Washington Co. Texas Co. E, Baylor's Regiment - Major's Brigade of Texas Cavalry
Other Info:  Confederate Pension #13571, filed13 Nov 1905, approved Marach 22, 1908 - Affidavit of Physician: He has an old gun shot wound which penetrated the abdominal cavity and came out through the back near right kidney which has partially paralysed the muscles of back rendering him almost helpless from the loss of use of those muscles , dated 13 Nov 1905. APPLICATION FOR MORTUARY WARRANT:  The said pensioner, F. M. Andrews died on the 18th day of March 1926 in the town of Buckhorn County of Austin, Texas.  The pensioner died in the home of Clarence Andrews who was related to the pensioner as son.   I am related to the pensioner as wife that my postoffice address is Chappel Hill, Texas.  Signed Mrs. M. E. Andrews Sworn to before me this 3rd day of April 1926. Certificate of Undertaker: I, Ernest Humanis, do certify that I an undertaker in the town of Brenham County of Washington, State of Texas that I had charge of the body of F. M. Andrews, who died in the town of Buckhorn Cunty of Austin, State of Texas on the 18th day of March 1926.....signed Ernest Humanis, Undertaker.  There is an affidavit within his file from witness acknowledging Francis Marion Andrews' military involvement who states......my name is A. L. Thompson, ...68 years of age - that I know Francis Marion Andrews of Independence, Washington County, Texas - that he servied in Co. E......dated 17 day of March 1908. - - (see Mrs. M. E. Andrews - Widow)  
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews Smith, Malinda Hiram S. Smith M.D. DeWitt Co. Texas Co. K - 24th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted
Other Info: Widow's Pension # 7798 - dated 14 Feb 1901  - m. Dr. Hiram S. Smith 1 July 1858 - applicant born DeWitt Co., Tx - resident at time of application: DeWitt Co., Tx - age at time of application: 55 - d.15 Dec 1933 Cuero, DeWitt Co., Tx - husband's Pension # 1166 filed from DeWitt Co., Tx - husband d.5 Nov. 1900 -served CSA McMahan's Battery: Sim's Battalion, Light Artillery - enlisted 1862 - served remainder of war - Witnesses: John Andrews (brother) and J. F. Blair.  Mortuary Warrant: died at home of daughter Mrs. M. D. Albright, Cuero, DeWitt Co., Tx. (Note: Malinda was dau. of Samuel Andrews of DeWitt Co., Texas)

New    Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, Mrs. M. E. Francis Marion Andrews Taylor Co. Texas Co. E, Baylor's Regiment - Major's Brigade of Texas Cavalry
Other Info:   Widow's Pension #42041, filed April 3, 1926, approved May 7, 1926 - m. Francis Marion Andrews on the 24th day of May 1876 in the county of Grimes in the State of Texas - husband deceased on the 18th day of March 1926 in the county of Austin in the State of Texas - age at time of her application: 72 - born Crenshaw Co., Alabama - resided in Texas 56 years - resided in Taylor County: 4 years - post office address: Chapple Hill, Texas Rt. #1 Box #80 - APPLICATION FOR MORTUARY WARRANT: Said pensionser, Mrs. M. E. Andrews died on the 14th day of March, 1935 in the town of Sweetwater County of Nolan, Texas.   The pensioner died in the home of Mrs. J. W. Petterson who was related to the pensioner as daughter. - Letter within her file: Chapel Hill, Texas, Sept 25, 1928 - Mr.   S. H. Terrell - King friend The paper reached me today.  Will try to get them back on the rout tomorrow with my age taken from my parents old family Bible.  I was borned in the year of 1854.  So you will see I am an old women - not many more years to live at best.  Your friend, Mrs. M. E. Andrews. - - (see Francis Marion Andrews - Veteran)   

New    Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, Mark Henry (M. H.) Emma L. Andrews Grayson Co. Texas Co. D 16th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted
Other Info:  Pension #34144 dated May 3, 1917 - Enlisted at Grayson County, Texas the later part of 1852 and served until the war closed - age at time of application 71 - born in Jackson County, Tenn - lived in Texas since 1859 - resides in Grayson County, Texas since 1859 - retired merchant.- From War Department, The Adjutant General's Office: May 9, 1917: M. H. Andrews, pvt. Co. D. 16th Reg. Texas Cav. (Dismounted) C.S.A. in May 26 '63, and on roll for Jan and Feb '64, last on file is reported present.  No record of his capture or parole. - Mark Henry Andrews did not enjoy any benefit from his pension: To: The State of Texas, County of Grayson: I, Steward Scott, on oath state that I was well acquainted with M. H. Andrews in his lifetime.   He is now dead, died April 2, 1919, and was buried the next day.  I officiated at his funeral, as undertaker.  Signed Stuart M. Scott.  From Statement from Haynes & Scott, Dr. Undertakers dated April 8, 1919 to Mrs. M. H. Andrews: April 3: Casket $75.00; Suit $15.00; Shaving $5.00; Hearse $15.00; Gloves $1.50; 2 autos (7 passenger) at $!7.50 ea; Living Grave $1.50; Digging -0-; Total $134.00 - account paid April 8, 1919.  MORTUARY WARRANT of $30.00 paid to Mrs. Emma L. Andrews; 410 North East Street; Sherman, Grayson County, Texas on 17 April 1919. Burial was at West Hill Cemetery; Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, died of "organic disease of heart" - - (See Emma L. Andrews - Widow)

New    Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, Mollie E. Edwin J. Andrews Grayson Co. Texas Co. D,Burnett's Battalion, 1st Texas Sharpshooters
Other Info: Widow's Pension # 15282, filed 29 July 1909, approved August 31, 1909 - married Edwin J. Andrews on 21 April 1868 at Bonham, Fannin County, Texas - age at time of application: 71 - born in  Giles County, Tennessee; resided in State of Texas: 50 years - resided at present address: about 40 years, Sherman, Texas - husband's full name: Edwin J. Andrews - date of his death: July 17, 1900 - how long did your husband serve: from Spring of 1862 to the close of the war - branch of service: Infantry - about a year befroe the close of the war he was transferred into Ordinance Dept. - From: War Department, The Adjutant General's Office August 21, 1909 - The records shown that Edwin J.  Andrews, 1st lieutenant, Company D, 1st (Burnett's) Battalion Texas Sharpshooters, Confederate States Army, enlisted August 1, 1862.  On the last roll of the company on file, dated October 31, 1863, he is reported present.  No later record of him has been found. APPLICATION FOR MORTUARY WARRANT:  The said pensioner Mrs. Mollie Andrews died on the 24th day of May 1926 in the town of Sherman County of Grayson, Texas.  The pensioner died in the home of J. R. Andrews, who was related to the pensioner as son....Certificate of Physican death due to Labor Pneumonia.

New   Applicant

Spouse County CSA Unit
Andrews, R. W. Unknown Caldwell Co., Texas Co. C, 45th Alabama Infantry
Other Info: Confederate Pension Application # 612, filed 26 June 1899, approved 23 Sept. 1899 - Age at time of application 89 - resided in Luling, Caldwell County, Texas for twenty-eight years - Occupation: farmer - Real and Personal Property: I own one mule 26 years old, value $10.00.  One old dilapidated Hack, cost me $5.00, value $10.00.   This is my entire schedule of property.  From Affidavits of witness:....He belonged to Co. C. 45th Ala. Reg't and served from March 1862 to end of the war.   From questions presented to witnesses - one states:...Are you acquainted with one R. W. Andrews who formerly resided in Macon County, Alabama....  
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Jackson, Francis M. Sallie C. Barnes Concho Co. Texas Co. E (Duckworth's) 7th Tennessee Cavalry
Other Info: Pension # 39864 dated 24 March 1924 - Enlisted Aug 15, 1864 - wounded at Harrisburg, Miss. - appears on undated roll of prisoners paroled at Jackson, Tenn during mo. of May 1865 - lived in Texas 46 yrs - in Concho Co., Texas for 12 years - Witnesses: D. A. Jackson (brother) and J. S. Simpson (brother-in-law to D. A. Jackson). MORTUARY WARRANT: dated June 28, 1928, d. at home, Concho Co., Texas signed by Sallie C. Barnes, wife; S. J. Burleson, M.D.; and Charles H. Lathum, Undertaker.  Bur. in Confederate Section of Eden Cemetery, Eden, Concho Co., Texas. - - (See Sallie C. Jackson, Widow)
Applicant Spouse County CSA Unit
Jackson, Sallie C. Francis M.Jackson Concho Co. Texas Co. E (Duckworth's) 7th Tennessee Cavalry
Other Info: Widow's Pension #45782 - dated 25 June 1928 - rejected first review "The Statute requires that in order for the widow of a Confederate Pensioner to be eligible to a transfer of his Pension aftr his death, she must have been married to said Pensioner prior to January 1, 1910.  The application of Mrs. Jackson shows the date of her marriage to have been January 29, 1910, and for this reason the application of Mrs. Jackson is rejected." - Due to amendment of requirements pension was reviewed a second time as per letter from Comptroller of Public Accounts dated June 24, 1929, and advised that "in the next few days Mrs. Jackson will receive formal notice of approval at which time affidavit will be forwarded to her to be executed.... Warrant will be issued about August 31st".   Sallie C. Barnes received little benefit from her Widow's Pension in that on Nov 1, 1929 a MORTUARY WARRANT was filed due to her death on Oct 26, 1929 at the home of her step-son J. C. (Jefferson Casey) Jackson of Eden, Concho Co., Tx. signed by W. C. Weir, M.D. - - (See Francis M. Jackson Veteran)
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