Confederate Pension of
William Benjamin McCarley
of Navarro County, Texas


Pensions Index

Pension No. 24823

Confederate Pension of William Benjamin McCARLEY
McCarley, W. B.  Pension No. 24823
He was 69 years old in 1913
b: Anderson Co, SC
l: lived in TX since 1884
l: lived 7 years in Dawson, TX
W.B. McCarley   Confederate   Co. E, 23rd MS Infantry
Enlistment-Discharge - Aug 1861 to 1865 (was at home on parole at time of Lee's surrender)
Service: Co. E, 23rd MS Regiment, private. Joe Wells, Col., Jim Kennedy, Captain
Battles: Ft. Donaldson, Coffeyville and other battles
Captured in 1863 and was in prison in Camp Morton, IN, for 18 months.
Got special parole from prison about two months before surrender.
James Edward McCarley's affifidavit, State of TX, County of McLennan, states that
W.B. McCarley is "my brother"
Died: Dec 2, 1920
Undertaker Notice:
Buried the body of WB McCarley, Fri Dec 3rd 1920.
Undertaker letter through the First National Bank to the Commission of
Pensions, Austin TX stating....
"If there was anyway to obtain funds for burial expenses of an old Veteran..... He was living with his widowed daughter-in-law, who has no means of support and has two children of her own to rear. She has taken care of this old man for the past few years, waited on him during all his illness, until death and we feel like it is hardly fair for her to deprive herself of the necessities of life to pay for this Old Veteran's funeral expenses......
Mortuary Warrant Account
   $75.00    Casket
     16.50    Suit
     15.00    Hearse Trip
  $106.50   Total"
Warrant was paid for $30.00 to help with death expenses from Pensions.

Undertaker's letter validated by census data shortly before W. B. McCARLEY's death:

1920 Census
Navarro Co., TX
ED 158
Pg 14
Ln 2

McCARLEY, Eugenia   36   TX
            Ardie   16   TX
           Brooks   13   TX
            W. B.   74   SC (Father-in-law)



Submitted by Robert  R. "Bob" Curlee
[email protected]
Jan 25, 2005


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