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James A. Braswell
Civil War Pension Documents
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James A. Braswell
Born on June 9, 1843 in Macon County, Tennessee
Occupation : Farmer
Residence : Ashley, Washington County, Illinois
Military Service - Civil War -- Co. I, 49th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers
Died on August 8, 1921 at Chapin, Morgan County, Illinois
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1880
War Department
                                Adjutant General's Office
                                      Washington D. C., Sept. 29th, 1880
Sir :
            I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for
Pension No.       289,063       , and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
      It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that       James A. Braswell       was enrolled on the
      1st       day of       Feb.       , 186 2 , at       Ashley       , in Co.       the               49"       Regiment of
      Ills       Volunteers , to serve       3       or during the war, and mustered into service as a       private       on the       3       day of       June       , 186 3 , at       Memphis, Tenn.       in Co.       the               49       Regiment of       Ills       Volunteers , to serve       3       or during the war. On the muster Roll of Co.
      I       of that Regiment, for the months of       May + June       , 186 2 , he is reported     "Ab sick at home in Washington Co. Ills" Present in sub rolls with the note July + Aug 63 which reports "Ab in Hospl Memphis Tenn since Aug 23" 1863" Present in sub rolls Roll Nov + Dec 63 "Ab sick in Adams Hospl since Dec 1, 1863" "Ab sick at Memphis since Jan 21, 64. on sick rolls until roll July + Aug 64 which reports "present" Roll Sep. + Oct. 64 "Ab sick since Sep. 30, 64." Roll Nov. + Dec. 64 " Ab sick Paducah, Ky Dec. 28, 1864" Roll Jan + Feb 65 "Mustered out Feb. 3, 1865"      
I am sir, very respectfully,            
            Your obedient servant,
      H. C. Cerhin                  
Assistant Adjutant General
The Commissioner of Pensions
            Washington D. C.

1907
3-314
Act of February 6, 1907
Declaration for Pension
The Pension Certificate Should Not Be Forwarded With The Application
State of       Illinois      
County of     Morgan    
} ss.  
      On this       28th       day of      February       , A. D. one thousand nine hundred and       Seven       , personally appeared before me, a       Notary Public       within and for the county and State aforesaid
      James A. Braswell      , who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is       63       years of age, and a resident of       Sangamon       county of             , State of       Illinois       ; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at       Cairo, Illinois       under the name       James A. Braswell       , on the       First       day of       February       , 18 62 , as a       Private       , in       Company "I" 49 Reg Illinois Vols. Inf.       in the service of the United States, in the       Civil       war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at       Paducah, Kentucky       , on the       3d       day of       Feby       , 18 65 .
That he also served           
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. that his personal description at enlistment was as follows : Height       5       feet       5       inches; complexion,       dark       ; color of eyes,       Blue       ; color of hair,       dark       ; that his occupation was       Farmer       ; that he was born       June 9th       , 18 43 at       Macon County Tenn      
      That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows :       At Flora Illinois about 8 or 10 years, since then in Morgan County Illinois mot of the time - but was in California about six months      
      That he is            a pensioner. That he has            heretofore applied for pension       that his Pension C'fet - is Number 258,013      
      That he makes this decalaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.
      That his post-office address is       Waverly       , county of       Morgan       , State of       Illinois      
      James A. Braswell      
            Attest : (1)       C. M. Root      
(2)       Aza Burns      
      Also personally appeared      C. M. Root      , residing in      Waverly, Illinois      and      Aza Burns      residing in      Waverly, Illinois      , persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw       James A. Braswell       , the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of       5       years and       5       years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they ahve no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
      C. M. Root      
      Aza Burns      
 Subscribed and sworn to before me this     28th     day of      February      , A.D. 190 7
and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the words        , erased, and the words         , added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Ofice
Mar 2 1907
      F. H. Wemple      
      Notary Public      

1915
Department Of The Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D. C., January 2, 1915
      Sir : Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The information
is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed
envelope, which requires no stamp.
Very respectfully,
G. M. Saezgabere      
Commissioner
JAMES A. BRASWELL
                CHAPIN, ILL.
258013                 ACT MAY
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Apr 3 1915
No. 1. Date and Place of birth?  Answer.   June 9th 1843   Macon co. Tenn.
The name of organization which you served?  Answer.   49. Reg. Vol. Inf. Co. I  
No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment?  Answer.   Ashley, Ill.  
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name.
 Answer.   Roberrton.   Mrs. Martha Jane Babcoch  
No. 4. When and by whom were you married?
 Answer.       Flora, Ill.   Ghorman Banchard             (this was my first wife       Nov 7th. 1867
No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage?       Not that I know of Now      
If so, where?  Answer.            
No. 6. Were you previously married? If so, state the name of your former wife, the date
of the marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce.  Answer.       No.      
      My First Wife Died in Dec. 1882 at Waverly, Ill. My Present Wifes name was
Mrs. Kate A. Kirkpatrick. Maiden Name Karrich   Married at Newton, Ill. 1890 by Minister,
don't remember his name      
No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her
former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state
whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, give name of the organization in
which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer
include all former husbands.
 Answer.       Kirkpatrick Soldier dont know his Command. died at Newton, Ill. dont know the date
I dont know the Date or Place of her First Marriage.      
No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?
 Answer.       My second wife is not Living with me. I dont know her address      
No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead.  Answer.           
 Thorman F. Braswell bornSep 21st 1868Living
 Lulu A. Braswell bornJan 1st 1878Living
 Albert B. Braswell bornMar 19,st 1875Living
 Olive May Braswell   Dead
 Mary E. Braswell   Dead
       have lost the Record of there Births + Death      
      these children are all from My First Marriage      
      Know Children From My second Marriage.      
Date   March 30th, 1915  Signature   James A. Braswell  


1922
3-015
Declaration For Widow's Pension
Act of May 1, 1920
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State of       Idaho      , County of       Nez Perce      ss :
      On this      20th      day of      September     , 192 2 , personally appeared      Catherine Braswell     , before me the undersigned, who makes the following declaration as an application for pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1, 1920.
      That she is      73      years of age, who was born      October 20th      , 1 848 ,      on a farm near Nashville, Washington county, Illinois     , and that her post-office address is      #704 10th street, Clarkston, Asotin county, Washington.     
      That she is the widow of      James A. Braswell     , who ENLISTED          , 1    , at      Ashley, Washington county, Ill.     , under the name of      James A. Braswell, private,     , in      Company "I" 49th Regt Ill. Inft. Vols     , and was honorably DISCHARGED          , having served ninety days or more, or was discharged for, or died in service of the United States of a disability incurred in the service in the line of duty, during the CIVIL WAR and who DIED      August 8th,     , 1 921      at      Chapin, Illinois     
      That he also served in      none     
and that, except as herein stated, said soldier 9or sailor) was      not      employed in themilitary or naval service of the United States;
      THAT SHE WAS MARRIED to said soldier (or sailor)      February 26th     , 1 890 , at
     Newton, Jasper county, Ill.      , by      J. F. Reeder M. G.     
that she had      - - - - -      been previously married, thad he had      - - - - -      been previously married;
      That she was NOT divorced from the soldier (or sailor), and that she has NOT remarried since his death;
That the following are the ONLY children OF THE SOLDIER (or sailor) who are now living and are under sixteen years of age :
                       That the soldier left no children under 16 years of age.     
      That she has      not      heretofore applied for pension, the number of her former claim
being      - - - - -     ; that said soldier (or sailor) was      - - - - -      a pensioner, the number of his pension certificate being          
      { Two attending witnesses }
(1)      R. E. Wyatt     
           Lewiston, Idaho     
(2)      A. T. Lwengood     
           Lewiston, Idaho     
     Catherine Braswell     
     Clarkston, Wash     
     704 - 10th Street     
     Subscribed and sworn to before me this      29th      day of      September     , 192 2 , and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words           erased, and the words           added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
     Thos D Barton     
     Clerk of District Court     
     Lewiston, Idaho     
[L. S.] (Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
R
Oct 31 1922
(Stamped)
Declaration accepted
as a widow's claim
under the Act of May 1, 1920
         Chief, Law Div

1922 / 1890
Braswell's Marriage License
 
THIS CERTIFIES
That
      James A. Braswell     
of       Franklin, Morgan Co.     
State of       Ills.     
AND          Catharine A. Kirkpatrick     
of       Newton, Jasper Co.     
State of       Ills.     
Were United in
Holy Matrimony
 
According to the
State of
on the       26      day
in hte year of OUR
Eight Hundred
Witnesses       Elizabeth Cox     
      William Cox     
ORDINANCE OF GOD At       Newton     
and the Laws of
Illinois
of       February     
LORD One Thousand
and       90     
      J. D. Reeder     
      Minister.     
Clerk's Certificate of Marriage
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State of Illinois,
Jasper County
} ss. I,       H. K. Powell      Clerk of the
County Court in and for said County, hereby certify that Mr.       James A. Braswell     
and M       Catherine Kirkpatrick     
were joined in Matrimony on the       26th      day of       February      A. D., 1890
by       J. D. Reeder, M. G.   Newton Ill      in said County, as appears on the records in my office.
        IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
the official seal of said County, at       Newton      Illinois, this
the       21st      day of       August      192 2
      H. K. Powell                           
Clerk of the County Court      

1923
Widow Division.
W. O. 1196170
Catherine Braswell
James A. Braswell
I, 49th Ill. Inf.
Act of May 1, 1920.
 
P E N S I O N     A F F I D A V I T .
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      In the matter of the claim for pension of Catherine Braswell (Act of May 1, 1920), widow of James A. Braswell who served as a private in Company I, 49 Regt. Ill. Inft. Vols (Civil War)
State of Washington
 
County of Asotin
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( ss.
)
 
      On this 23rd day of February, A. D. 1923, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, Margaret Clemm who being first duly sworn by me according to law, makes the following declarations relating to and concerning the claim for pension (Act of May 1, 1920) of Catherine Braswell, widow of James A. Braswell who served as private in Company I, 49th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, Civil War.
 
      That she is 76 years of age and that her residence and postoffice address is Clarkston, Washington,
route 1.
 
      Affiant declares that she is personally acquainted with the applicant, Catherine Braswell, and that she was personally acquainted with the soldier, James A. Braswell; she further declares that the applicant, Catherine Braswell was married to James W. Kirkpatrick at Bible Grove, Clay county, Illinois, on the 30th day of November, A. D. 1881, and that James W. Kirkpatrick died at Bible Grove, Clay county, Illinois, on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1885; that the applicant, Catherine Braswell, remained the widow of James W. Kirkpatrick from and after his death, (February 24, 1885), until the 26th day of February, A. D. 1890, on which date she was married to the soldier, James A. Braswell.
      Affiant further declares that the applicant and her two children came to idaho in the spring of 1904, and that the applicant was in very poor health and that her son, William R. Kirkpatrick, has since that time been her whole support; that the applicant, Catherine Braswell, and the soldier, James A. Braswell, did not reside together from and after her comng to Idaho in 1904 until the tiem of the soldier's death.
      Affiant further declares that the applicant has not remarried since the death of the soldier, James A. Braswell, and that she now is his widow; that she has no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim.
      H. J. Linto      
Witness to Affiant's signature
      Lewiston, Idaho      
Address of Witness
      Margret Clemm      
Affiant's signature
State of Washington
 
County of Asotin
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( ss.
)
 
  Subscribed and sworn to before me a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington on this 23rd day of February, A. D. 1923; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
        J. L. Ackley      
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, residence and postoffice address Clarkston, Aostin county, Washington.
My commission expires       Nov. 4 - 1926      
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Mar 3 1923
 


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