Name Rosa L. Green
Filed June 18, 1929
Widow of I. A. Green
--? --? Ala
FILE IS STAMPED Accepted
Died October 24, 1936
[View Pension Application for husband, I. A. Green]
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Mrs. Rosa L. Green of said State and County, desiring to avail herself of the Pension allowed to Indigent Widows of Soldiers, under Act of General Assembly, approved April, 1905, being Chapter 202 of the Acts of 1905; Chapter 103, Acts of 1909; and Chapter 7, Acts of 1911, hereby submits her proofs, and after begin duly sworn true answers to make to the following questions, deposes and answers as follows:
1. What is your full name and where do you reside? (Give State, County and Postoffice.)
ANSWER: Friendship Tenn. Rosa (Davis) L. Green, widow of I. A. Green deceased.
2. How long and since when have you been a resident of this State?
ANSWER: 50 years
3. When and where were you born and what was your maiden name?
ANSWER: In Lunenburg County Virginia 1855, my maiden name was Rosa L. Davis
4. When and where was your husband born -- state his full name, and when and where were you and he married, and who performed the marriage ceremony? (Attach certified copy marriage license in every case.)
ANSWER: I. A. Green, born in Alabama, in 1847. We were married in 1881 - certificate not at hand now. Have lived in Crockett County 40 years.
5. When and where and in what Company and Regiment did you husband enlist or serve during the war between the States?
ANSWER: 12 Alabama, Regiment, Company "A"
6. How long did your husband serve in said Company and Regiment?
ANSWER: From 1864 to the end of war.
7. When and where did your husband's Company and Regiment surrender?
ANSWER: In South Carolina, at end of War, near Greenville, S.C.
8. Was your husband present at the time and place when his Company and Regiment surrendered?
9. If not with his command at surrender state clearly and specifically where he was when he left command, for what cause and by what authority?
ANSWER: Was with command.
10. Was your husband a pensioner or an applicant for pension, under the laws of Tennessee?
11. Have you heretofore applied for a pension in this State?
12. When and where did your husband die?
ANSWER: At Maury City Tenn., 4 years since - 1925.
13. At the time of your husband's death, were you living with him as his lawful wife?
14. Have you married since the death of your soldier husband?
15. How many children did you have by your said husband? Give sex and age at this time.
ANSWER: Five children. Four boys - Sam Green aged 46 - Grover Green, aged 44 - Oscar Green, aged 40 - Willard Green, 32 years, and Leora Green, 36.
16. What property, real or personal, or income do you have or possess, and its gross value?
ANSWER: A dower, life time right in small farm.
17. What property, real or personal, did you possess at death of husband or did he leave you, and what disposition, if any, by sale or gift, have you made of the same?
18. Have you a family? If so, who composes such family? Give their means of support? Have they any lands or other property?
ANSWER: No family.
19. Name some friend, giving his name and postoffice address, who will be willing to have us write to him about your case, if necessary
ANSWER: Ed Reddick, Maury City Tennessee.
(Signed) Rosa L. Green
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 12th day of June 1929
J. D. Riddick, Notary Public
of Crockett County
STATE OF TENNESSEE,
Ed Reddick of the said State and County, having been presented as a witness in support of the application of Mrs. Rosa L. Green, widow of I. A. Green for a Pension under Chapter 202, Acts of 1905, Chapter 18, Acts of 1909; and Chapter 7, Acts of 1911, and after being duly sworn true answers to make to the following questions, deposes and answers as follows:
1. What is your name and where do you reside?
ANSWER: Ed Reddick, Maury City Tenn.
2. Are you acquainted with the applicant, Mrs. Rosa L. Green
If so, how long have you known her?
ANSWER: 35 or 40 years.
3. Where does she reside, and how long and since when has she been a resident of this State?
ANSWER: 50 years, Near Maury City Tennessee
4. When and where was she born?
ANSWER: I dont know - of my own knowledge - bit I think she was raised in Virginia
5. Were you ever acquainted with her husband?
6. When and by whom were they married?
ANSWER: I Lauderdale County, I am informed - many years since. 1881 by J. M. Maxwell
7. Were either or both of you present at the marriage?
8. How long did you know him?
ANSWER: 35 or 40 years.
9. When and where did he enlist in the war between the States, and in what Company and Regiment did he enlist, and how do you know this?
ANSWER: Do not know
10. Were you a member of the same Company and Regiment?
11. How long did he perform regular military duty?
ANSWER: Do not know
12. When and where was his Company and Regiment surrendered?
ANSWER: Don't know
13. Were you with the command when it surrendered?
14. Was I. A. Green the husband of applicant present?
ANSWER: I am not informed
15. If not present, where was he?
ANSWER: I have heard him say he was there
16. When and where did he leave his command? In S.C.
For what cause? War closed
By whose authority did he leave? Have heard him say he got his discharge
How do you know all this? (State fully and clearly) Have heard him tell all about his being with General Wheeler and of his being in S.C. at time of the surrender
17. When and where did I. A. Green die?
ANSWER: Maury City Tenn. in 1925.
18. Where did he reside at his death and how long had he been a resident of Tennessee at his death?
ANSWER: At Maury City Tenn. - some 50 years
19. Do you of your own knowledge know that applicant is the lawful widow of I. A. Green
20. Has she remained unmarried since her soldier husband's death, and is she now his widow?
21. What property, effects or income has the applicant, if any, and how do you know this of your own knowledge?
ANSWER: Nothing but a dower-life time interest in a farm in Crockett County.
22. Has applicant conveyed any property in last two years or given any away, if so, what was it and to whom?
NOTE -- Let the witness who can answer the greater number of the questions do so; then let the other witness state in the space below how much of the testimony of the first witness he concurs in, and whether or not he can answer any of the questions not answered by the first witness.
ANSWER: There is no one in this County of which we know, who served in the Army with I. A. Green, deceased. He came to Crockett County some 40 years ago, and there is no one of whom we know acquainted with him while he served in the war.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17 day of June 1929
E. Z. Riddick (witness)
J. M. Neal (witness)
J. D. Riddick (Notary Public)
I, E. C. Pittman Trustee of Crockett County, Tennessee, hereby certify that the property assessed on the tax books of this County to Mrs. I. A. Green the widow of I. A. Green, ____ Lots $____; 99 acres, $4500; real estate and personal $______
E. C. Pittman Trustee
STATE OF TENNESSEE,
I, ____ Clerk or Notary Public, in and for said County, hereby certify that the applicant, Mrs. ____ resides in said County, and has been a bona fide resident of this State since the ____ day of ____, 18____, and that the witnesses, Mr. ____ are of trustworthy character, and that their statements are entitled to full faith and credit.
I do further certify that before answering the foregoing questions, the applicant and said witnesses took the oath herein prescribed, and the full text of the affidavits was read to the applicant and witnesses before the same was signed and subscribed.
Witness my hand and official seal this ____ day of ____ 19____
Document included in file, partly covered at the top
Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners
Nashville, Tenn. June 24 1929
Mrs. Rosa L. Green who is an applicant for pension under the Tennessee Widows Pension Law, claims that her husband I. A. Green was a member of Company A Regiment 12th Alabama C.S.A, and was surrendered near Greenville S.C. at close of war.
Please give us the record of this soldier.
Jno P. Hickman, Sec'y
Typed letter included in file
The Adjutant General's Office
Washington June 28, 1929
Respectfully returned to
Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners,
The name I. A. Green has not been found on the muster rolls of any organization, State of Alabama, C.S. Army. designated Co. A. 12th. Regiment, nor has any record been found of his service, capture or parole as of any organization, State of Alabama, C.S. Army, designated 12th. Regiment.
One Ira A. Green, who enlisted in Russell Co., served in Hurt's Battery, Ala. Light Arty., C.S.A. Died in 1862.
One Isaac _ Green, who enlisted at Ashville, (also shown Gadsden,) served in Co. A, 12th. Ala. Cav., C.S.A.
C. H. Bridges,
The Adjutant General,
By J. E. (or T.? E.)
Marriage certificate included in file
State of Tennessee
I. A. Green and Miss Rosa Davis were married on the 7 day of Dec. 1881
Typed letter included in file
November 4th., 1956.
Mrs. Leora La Croix,
Friendship, Tenn., R#3
Your letter advising of the death of your mother, Mrs. Rosa L. Green, on Oct. 24th.
I am enclosing herewith blank for making proof of death, which please execute and return, and warrant will be issued for balance due estate of the deceased.
Chapter 117?, Acts of 1935, increased the allowance for last illness, burial expenses, etc., on death of pensioner, to $100.00; this warrant to be issued in lieu of certificate for the month during which pensioner dies.
This application has been provided for personal use only, and is not to be copied,
redistributed, or used for any commercial purposes.