Hillsborough County, Florida
Confederate Home Applications


Application for Membership

To The Florida Confederate Home.



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared John Nesbitt to me well known, who, being by me duly sworn, makes the following statement:

My name is John Nesbitt, I am 68 years of age, I reside in Hillsborough County, State of Florida, I enlisted on the 12th day of August 1861, in Captain John G. Fleming's Company, 11th La Regiment and served faithfully in the Confederate Army until the Surrender. I never deserted said service and never served against the Confederate States and I have not taken the Oath of Allegiance to the United States before April, 1865. I am, and have been a bonifide resident of the State of Florida ever since January 1, 1893. I have no means of support and am physically disabled from making a living by reason of (Here state fully cause of disability.) by being cripple in the right hand from wound received at battle of Missionary Ridge.
Wherefore I make application for admission as a beneficiary of the Confederate Home, located at Jacksonville, Florida, and I agree to observe all the rules prescribed by the authorities in charge of said Home.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29th day of September, 1908.
John C. White, Notary Public

John Nesbitt (his signature)



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared James H. Johnstonwho being duly sworn says that the is well acquainted with the above named John Nesbitt that he the said John Nesbitt served faithfully in the Confederate Army and did not desert said service. That he has no means of support, and deponent believes him to be physically disabled from making a living.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29th day of September, 1908.
John C. White, Notary Public

Jas. H. Johnston (his signature)


PHYSICIAN'S AFFIDAVIT



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared J. M. Grantham, M. D., who being duly sworn says that he is a practicing physician duly authorized under the laws of Florida; that he has carefully examined John Nesbitt the above-named applicant for admission to the Confederate Home and finds him to be (Here particularly describe his physical condition) without the use of his right hand and right wrist-Right wrist is aldalosed? and hand deformed resulting from old injuries in consequence whereof he is physically disabled from earning a living.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
____ day of ____, 19__.

J. M. Grantham (his signature)


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