SHARP COUNTY ARKANSAS GENEALOGY TRAILS
Application for Pension
Contributed by Christi Scovel
I, Martha A Davis, do solemnly swear that I am the widow of Harve Davis who served as a soldier in the army (or sailor in navy) of the Confederate States, being a member of C. D. Freeman's Regiment of Infantry from the State of Arkansas or a member of the crew of the ship called___________________________, that he was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from said service on or about the _______________day of April 1865 and did not desert the same: that I am now and have for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this State: that I do not own property, real or personal, or both, money or choses in action in excess to the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing appare)l), nor have I conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw pension, and that I am not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any service, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year that my said husband died Oct 20, 1891 and that I have been a resident of the State of Arkansas for than one whole year last past and that I have not re-married so help me God.
Signed Martha A Davis
Subscribed and sworn before me this
3rd day of June 1911
We the undersigned sitting as a
Pension Board for Sharp County, do certify that we have examined the
application of the within named Martha A Davis for pension under Act of
the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, as approved March 11,
1901 and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is
the widow of a Confederate soldier is indigent circumstances and that
her claim is just and she should be allowed $100 pension.
Front side: application of
Martha Davis widow; Davis, Harve, P O Sharp County; Examined and
Approved and $100 allowed and Auditor authorized to draw warrant for
same. Filed in Auditors office July 2, 1911
Back side: Pension Board Mrs Davis
has only one witness to prove service of husband but the law says two,
if possible, and it was impossible for her to find but
In Re Martha A. Davis Application
for Confederate Pension
Proof of Service (By Comrades of
Husband if Possible)
On this day personally came
before the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the
County of Wright and State of Missouri, W J Paden, citizens
of Norwood MO whom I certify to be credible persons and worthy of
confidence, who being duly sworn, state that they were, each personally
well acquainted with applicant's husband Harve Davis and knew him for
several years; That he was a Confederate soldier belonging to Company D
and Regiment of Freemans'. That as such soldier he served
from the year 1864 to 1865; That he was honorably discharged,
paroled or released from such service and did not desert the same. That
he is now dead and that his widow has been for the past twelve months a
bona-fide resident of Arkansas. That my knowledge of these
facts from Service in the Confederate Army with the said Harve Davis;
That to the best of our knowledge all property owned by her is not
worth exceeding $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing
apparel). That she is not in receipt of any income, annuity,
pension or wages for any services in excess of $150.00 per
year. That we have no interest in this claim. That
she has not since the death of said husband remarried.
SHARP COUNTY ARMY AND AIR FORCE CASUALTIES
(Key to abbreviations: KIA=killed in action; DNB=died non-battle; DOW=died of wounds; DOI=died of injuries; FOD= finding of death; M=missing.)
ACKERMAN, Albert L. Jr.; SGT; KIA
BETTIS, Braden C.; PFC; KIA
BILLINGSLEY, Elmer R.; PVT; DNB
BONE, James H.; PVT; KIA
CROW, Floyal; PVT; DNB
CURTIS, Noble T.; PFC; KIA
FARLESS, Ira O.; PFC; DOW
FRIZZELL, James A.; T SC; DOW
GLAZE, Harold C.; PVT; DNB
HORTON, Paul E.; S SG; KIA
HUTCHISON, Oal L.; SGT; KIA
JINES, Ralph W.; PVT; KIA
JOHNSON, Clyde M.; S SG; KIA
JOHNSON, Jack H.; PVT; KIA
KING, Eulon O.; PFC; KIA
MADISON, Samuel A.; CAPT; DNB
MARLIN, Talbert A.; PVT; KIA
MONTGOMERY, John G; PFC; KIA
ROSE, Paul E.; 2 LT; DNB
RUSH, Coy E; PFC; DOW
SHARP, Harold L.; PVT; DOW
SIMPSON, James L.; T SG; DNB
SNOW, Arthur C.; PFC; KIA
TOMPKINS, Tom T.; PFC; KIA
TURNER, Troy R.; PVT; KIA
VAUGHN, Revel; PVT; FOD
WILKERSON, Barton H.; PVT; KIA
MASHBURN, Alfred Bertrum
Contributed by Granddaughter Anna Newell
WORLD WAR II AMERICAN HERO
(The following article appeared in the Ozark Journal (no date given). It was the fourth in a number of interviews with area World War II veterans. Sloan-Hendrix sixth grade students conducted each of the interviews.)
Mr. Carmack Henry volunteered for the Marines and left home for San Diego, California, for basic training at the age of 20. He then went to Camp Pendleton at Oceanside, California, and in February 1943, he went to New Zealand. He stayed at New Zealand until June and then left for Guadalcanal.
"Even though we had secured the islands, there were Japanese airplanes making raids," he stated. "When we finished our job there, we went to Bougainville Island and stayed 58 days. I was fortunate there. I was a runner for the captain and stayed behind enemy lines."
"Then we went back to Guadalcanal and, in July 1944, we went to Guam. I was one of the first on the beach. My experience in Guam was rough."
"I made it through the first landing, and we advanced and kept moving. We could see the beach and had almost finished taking the island when I was hit once in my left leg and five times in my right leg by machine gun fire. We were only a few yards from the Japanese. This was on the eighth of August, 1944. I had to go aboard ship, and they had to remove my leg. One of the men who helped with that lives in Jonesboro," he explained.
Mr. Henry says he then was taken to Pearl Harbor and then on to California. He said he had several operations and had good care until he was discharged in August 1945.
Mr. Henry said he was not married at the time he left for the war. He said traveling was exciting, but the worst part, of course, was being in battle.
When asked if he felt the U. S. should have entered the war, he said that it was automatic after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He was living at Searcy at that time. "We had to enter," he said.
When asked if he felt that we should have used the atomic bomb, he said, "I was waiting for it any minute. Yes, we should have."
Mr. Henry said that when he left the hospital, he bought an old '29 Model A and he and another couple from Kilgore, Texas, took turns at the wheel and drove all the way home without stopping much at all.
Mr. Henry received the Purple Heart and other medals for his service for our country.
(Note: Carmack Henry was born September 1, 1921 and died August 1, 2006, age 84 years, 11 months. He is buried in the Williford Cemetery.)
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