Confederate Pension of Edward Stewart


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Confederate Pension of Edward Stewart
Submitted by James Stewart   Lakewood, Ca.


On  this 11th day of May AD 1891 personally appeared before me J. J. Wilson  Clerk

of the County Court, a court of record within and for this county and state aforesaid, Edward Stewart aged 66 years a resident of the County of Navarro and State of Texas, who, being sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Edward Stewart, who was enrolled as Captain in Co C. Harrison’s Battalion Paducah Volunteers on or about 1st day of August 1863 at Corrith Mississippi which Company and battalion was attached to 7th Reg. Tenn. Volunteers, commanded by Col Isaac R. Hawkins. That he was engaged in Special, Scout service and remained in Command of said Co until about Dec.1863 at Union City Tenn. he was attacked with Varrioloid (light case of smallpox) and left Company in Command of J. West Neely (John Wesley Neely believed to be son of Andrew Neely who’s grandmother was Agnes Stewart)  that he was in Command of a squad of scouts conected with the Command of  Milton Hardy(Milton Hardy was later shot while trying to kidnapp the Gov. of Tenn) and remained in command of said Squad until the Battle of Paducca KY that he afterward enrolled as Sgt. in Capt Sam Hawkins Co. I  7th Tenn  Regt. and Command of Col Isaac R. Hawkins on March 8th 1865 at Paducah KY and remained in said Co until 9th day of August 1865. When he was honorably discharged by reason of close of the war. That while in service above named and was sent to private hospital at the residence of a Mr Goodloe and remained for about 35 days and was also attacked with Rheumatism which disease has afflicted him with more or less severity from  that time until the present moment. That on or about February 1864 and at or near Johnsonville Tenn while on duty he became ruptured in left groin from which affliction he has never entirely recovered. - and is cause given? of which and of rheumatisim he has ceased about entirely from any kind of manual labor or active exercise even on horseback. That in the spring of 1864 he was healed at private house of Dr. Thompson of Paducah KY that since said service he has been treated by the following named physicians and surgeons,  Joe McCall MD, W.N. Murray MD, of Huntingdon and by Dr. Robt Laws of Wildersville Tenn. and by Dr. D.L. Laws of Clarksburg Tenn and by others and since coming to Texas in 1886 he has been treated by Drs. Jno F. and Wm.  Starley and in Dr. I.N. and J.S. Suttle of Corsicana Texas. That since said service above named he has not been employed in the Military or Naval Service of the Uinited States. That since leaving said service this applicant has resided in Carroll County, Tenn. until 1876 and in Henderson CO 1876 to 1880 and from 1881 until 1886 he resided in Faulkner Co Arkansas and since 1886 until the present time he has resided in this Navarro, CO Texas, and that his occupation when able to do anything has been that of  a farmer and mechanic. That prior to  his entry into the service above named he was a man of sound, physical health, being when enrolled a farmer. That he is now totally disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his disablities above discribed and of partial loss of eyesight and of heart trouble resulting from the disabilities received in the service of the United States. He therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.


He hereby appoints J.M. Douglas of Corcicana state of Texas his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim to whom he agrees to pay the sum of twenty five Dollars when a pension is allowed him for said service. That he has made application NO 974730 for a pension under the act of June 27 1890.

Signed Edward Stewart

Also personally appeared R.W. Walton

residing in Corsicana Texas and

Persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by one duly foregoing sign his to the foregoing declaring that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of his claim.

Signed R.W. Walton,,, John Faulk

Sworn to and subscribed befor me this 11th day of May A.D. 1891; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant, and witness before swearing and that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.



Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898

Certificate No. 823427

Name: Edward Stewart



In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.



First, Are you married? If so, please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name.

Answer. yes, Lucinda Stewart, Maiden name Lucinda Ross.

Second, When, shere and by whom were you married?

Answer. Nov. 23, 1843 by W.B. Shoren, Carroll County West Tenn.

Third, What record of marriage exists?

Answer. Can’t state but refer to record in clerks office.

Fourth, Were you previously married?

Answer, No

Fifth, Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.

Answer, James Madison Stewart, Jan. 1, 1848

Nancy Jane Stewart  Dec. 21, 1850

Mary Elizabeth Stewart Oct. 15, 1853

Elija Ann Stewart             Oct. 22, 1855

Jo Ann Stewart           Oct. 27, 1857

John Wesley Stewart    Feb. 22, 1860

Date of Reply  August 4, 1898     Signed:  Edward Stewart


Edward and Lucinda Ross Stewart also had son, Thomas Jefferson Stewart born in 1845 in Carroll co. TN., however is probably deceased at the time of this pension application.




USA (Tennesee Volunteers) 7 CAV.|  Tenn.|


Edward Stewart

Pvt, Co J (or I) , Detachment 7 Tenn. Cav. Appears on Company Descriptive Book

of the organization named above.



Age  40 years, Height 5 feet 10 inches

Complexion, Fair

Eyes, grey; hair fair.

Where born, Greenville, S.C.

Occupation, farmer


When, Jan 10, 1865

Where Paducah, KY

By whom, Murray; term, 1 year


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