Mainor applies for Confederate pension.

by Lisa Y. Henderson



On this 15th day of June, A.D. 1924, personally appeared before me L.M. Chaffin, C.S.C. in and for the State and County aforesaid, Geo. W. Mainor, age 85 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 Geo. W. Mainor who served as laborer on Breastworks at Fort Fisher & Fort Caswell on or about [blank] day of September, 1863 & 1864, to serve in the armies of the late Confederate States, and that while in service at [blank] in the State of [blank], on or about [blank] day of [blank], [blank], he received a wound or wounds, etc. [description] This applicant is an old issue free Negro and served as a workman on the fortifications at Fort Caswell and Fort Fisher.

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/ Geo. X W. Mainor

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 15 day of June, 1929.  /s/ L.M. Chaffin

Also personally appeared before me W.P. Byrd, who resides at Lillington 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 Geo. W. Mainor, 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/ W.P. Byrd

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 15 day of June, 1929.  /s/ L.M. Chaffin

[Approved 3 September 1929]

From the file of George Mainor, North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953, Original, North Carolina State Archives.