Spelman applies for Confederate pension.

by Lisa Y. Henderson



On this 2nd day of July, A.D. 1928, personally appeared before me L.S. Leary, C.S.C. in and for the State and County aforesaid, John Spelman, age [blank] years, and a resident at Linden post-office, in said County and State, and who, being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension under the provisions of an act entitled “An act to amend and consolidate the pension laws of the State of North Carolina,“ ratified March 8, 1921: That he is the identical John Spelman who enlisted as a servant in Company A, 56 Regiment, N.C. State Troops, on or about the [1st] day of June, 1861, to serve in the armies of the late Confederate States, and that while in service at Shiloh, in the State of North Carolina, on or about [blank] day of [blank], [blank], he received a wound or wounds, etc. [description]

He further states: that he is, and has been for twelve months immediately preceding this Application for Pension, a bona fide resident of North Carolina;

That he holds no office under the United States, or any State or County, from which he is receiving the sum of three hundred dollars as fees or as salary annually;

That he is not worth in his own right, or the right of his wife, property at its assessed value for taxation to the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000), nor has he disposed of property of such value by gift or voluntary conveyance since the 11th of March, 1885;

That he is not receiving any aid from the State of North Carolina or under any other statue providing for the relief of the maimed and blind soldiers of the State.   /s/ John X Spelman

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 2nd day of July, 1928.  /s/ L.S. Leary

Also personally appeared before me N.S. Burgess, who resides at Shiloh postoffice, in said County and State, a person whom I know to be respectable and entitled to credit, and being by me duly sworn, says he acquainted with John Spelman, the applicant for pension, and has every reason to believe that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the facts set forth in this affidavit are correct to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he has no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim. /s/ N.S. Burgess

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 2nd day of July, 1928.  /s/ L.S. Leary

[Approved 21 October 1928]

From the file of John Spelman, North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953, http://FamilySearch.org. Original, North Carolina State Archives.