Confederate Pension Applications

Both soldiers and widows of soldiers were eligible for pensions. Texas Confederate Pension Application papers are found at the Texas State Library and Archives. Information on finding and ordering records can be found at www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/introcpi.html. Higher resolution copies of all images shown here are available; email me for information.

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Saphronia Oxsheer Sutphen
Mary Annah Richardson Scogin
Mary Sutphen McClammy
Wright Christopher
John P. Davidson

Saphronia Oxsheer Sutphen

Saphronia was the wife of Samuel C. Sutphen. She was denied a Confederate widow's pension the first time she applied in 1927 because her property value exceeded $2000. She applied again in 1929 and was approved. The Mortuary Warrant granted upon her death is included in the second application file.

First Pension Application - Denied

Second Pension Application - Approved

 

Mary Annah Richardson Scogin

Mary was the wife of William Jefferson Scogin. They were legally separated in 1887, but she was granted a widow's pension after his death. The Mortuary Warrant is at the end.

 

Mary Sutphen McClammy

Mary was the wife of James M. McClammy, who served in Dailey's Company in the Alabama Militia.

Wright Christopher

Wright was mmarried to Martha Jane Sutphen. He served in the 7th Texas Light Horse Artillery. However, his pension was denied because no record of his service could be found.

 

John P. Davidson

John was married to Mariah Ann Sutphen. He served in Company G, 12th Regiment Texas Volunteers.

 

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