Eleanor Alexander's Pension Application

Pension Application for Eleanor, widow  of Matthew Alexander

Widow’s Pension Application for Eleanor Alexander

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No 5892    Tennessee Jackson

Eleanor Alexander widow of Matthew Alexander who served in 
the Revolutionary war as a private, SC commanded by Captain 
Parsons of the regt commanded by Col Shelby in the S.C. 
line for _________

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 66 Dollars 66 Cents per 
annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1848.

Certificate of Pension issued the 29 day of Mch 1852 and 
Hon I. G. Harris Hof??

Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act February 2, 1848, 
page 282 Vol. 3

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236.461  Act Mar 3 55  Written across the face is No 36632 ??

Feb 28 56    Aug 7 16

Elenor Eleanor Alexander    and? wid?
Matthew Alexander
Priv

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 War ?????

Pens. Act Feb. 2 1848

Tenn ??? 48– 5892

??: 160 ?? Aug 27 56
 (Signature)

Claimant
 Paris
 TN


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State of Tennessee
County of Henry

On this first day of December 1851, personally appeared before 
the county court of the county aforesaid Ellenor Alexander, a 
resident of Civil District No 1, in the county of Henry, aged 
87 years, who being duly sworn according to law, doth in her 
oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the 
benefits of the provisions made by the several acts of congress 
passed July 29 1848 giving pensions to widows.

That she is the widow of Matthew Alexander, who was a private 
in Capt Parson’s company, Col. Shelby’s regiment of South 
Carolina Volunteers in the Revolutionary War and was prior 
to his heath a pensioner under the act of 7th June 1832 at 
the rate of $66 66/100 per annum.

She further declares that she was married to the said Matthew 
Alexander on the 17th day of May in the year seventeen hundred 
and eighty two; that her husband, the aforesaid Matthew Alexander, 
died on the 14th day of January 1841; that she was not married to 
him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place 
previous to the second of January eighteen hundred, viz, at the 
time above stated. She further swears that she is now a widow and 
that she has never before made any application for a pension.

  Eleanor Alexander (her mark)

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before 
in oppen court, December the 1st 1851.     C. Frazier, Clerk





State of Tennessee
County of Henry

Personally appeared before the subscriber, an acting justice of 
the peace in aforesaid county Terence Cooney and Samuel Kendall, 
who being duly sworn, state that they have for twenty five years 
past been acquainted with Ellenor Alexander of said county widow 
of Matthew Alexander decd.

That they have also been acquainted with several of her sons for 
the same period of time; that her son Hugh is about sixty years 
of age, and that her sons James and William (the latter now dead) 
were both older than Hugh.

That they have always understood and believed that the said James, 
William, and Hugh Alexander were the sons of Matthew Alexander 
decd and the said Ellenor Alexander. They also know the fact that 
said Matthew Alexander during his lifetime drew a pension for 
Revolutionary service.

Given under our hands and seals at Paris Tenne this 4th day of 
February 1852.
  T Cooney (seal)
  Samuel Kendall (seal)

Sworn to and subscribed before me Feb 4th 1852 and I do further 
certify that I am well acquainted with Terence Cooney and Samuel 
Kendall and that they are credible witnesses. Given under my
hand Feb 4th 1852.
  B C? Brown Justice of the peace


State of Tennessee
Henry County
I Constantine Frazier do hereby certify that Benjamin C. Brown 
whose signature appends to the foregoing certificate is now 
and was at the time of the signing the ??? an acting justice 
of the peace in aforesaid county duly commissioned and 
qualified to act as such and that full faith and credit are 
due and ought to be given his official acts as such. 
Witness my hand at office this 4th day of February 1852.    
C. Frazier, Clerk County Court


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The supplemental declaration of Ellenor Alexander widow of 
Mathew Alexander decd for the purpose of obtaining a pension. 
(Supplement is spelled with one p throughout.)

The said Ellenor declares that she made out her original 
declaration to which this is a supplement before the Henry 
County Court of Tennessee on the first day of December 1851 
and that she now states in addition to the facts therein set 
forth that she was married to the said Mathew Alexander on 
the 17th day of May AD 1782 in the state of South Carolina 
and that she is informed and believes that the laws of that 
state do not require any record to be kept of marriages and 
that no records of her said marriage exists. She further 
declares that she has no family record either of her marriage 
or the ages of her children.

She further declares that the reason why she did not make this 
application at an earlier day is that she was ignorant of her 
rights to a pension until some time in the year 1851.

 Ellenor Alexander (her mark)


State of Tennessee
Henry County

Personally appeared before Samuel Kendall me Samuel Kendall a 
justice of the peace in and for the state and county aforesaid 
Mrs Ellenor Alexander and made oath in due form of law that the 
facts stated in the foregoing declaration of her own knowledge 
are true and those stated upon the information of others she 
believes to be true. 
This the 9th day of March 1852.

 Ellenor Alexxander (her mark)

Samuel Kendall J. P. (seal)


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State of Tennessee
Henry County

Personally appeared before Samuel Kendall an acting justice of 
the peace for said county Jefferson D. Alexander and made oath 
that he is the youngest son of said Ellenor Alexander and her 
husband Mathew Alexander.

“That I am now in my forty fifth year. That the said Ellenor and 
Mathew had seven children older than myself viz Thomas named and 
ages as follows to wit Thomas Alexander who is about 50 years 
old, Robert Alexander (if living) about 54 years old, Hugh 
Alexander who is fifty nine to 60 years old, John Alexander (if 
living) about 62 years old, James Alexander about 65 years old, 
William Alexander about 68 years old, Jane Alexander (who is 
dead) about 69 years old.

From information my said parents married and lived for several 
years thereafter in the state of South Carolina.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 
March 9, 1852.    J. D. Alexander

 Samuel Kendall J. P. for said county

State of Tennessee
Henry County

I Samuel Kendall an acting justice of the peace for said county 
do hereby certify that I have been personally acquainted with 
the sd Jefferson D. Alexander (sighned? as above J. D. Alexander) 
for many years and that he is a respectable man and a credible 
witness and that full faith and credit should be given to his 
statements as such.

This given my hand March 9 1852
 Samuel Kendall J. P.


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(This was with the pension application; it is a claim for 
Revolutionary bounty land.)


State of Tennessee County of Henry     SS _____

On this 18th day of January AD one thousand thousand eight hundred 
and fifty six, personally appeared before me Samuel Kindall a 
justice of the peace in and for said county, duly authorized to 
administer oaths within and for the county and state aforesaid, 
Elennor Alexander, aged about ninty years, a resident of said 
county in the state of Tennessee, who being duly sworn according 
to law, declares that she is the identical relic and widow of 
Matthew Alexander, who was a pensioner at the time of his death 
and was inscribed on the United States pension list under the 
xxxxal Pension Act of 1832 and that she is the identical widow 
who is now a pensioner under a renewal of the above mentioned 
Matthew Alexander’s pension under the act of February 8th 1848, 
as will appear by reference to the pension list.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the 
bounty land to which she may be entitled under the acts granting 
aditional bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have 
been engaged in the military service of the United States, 
approved March 3rd 1855.

She further declares that she has not received a warrant for 
bounty land under any other acts of congress nor made applycation 
therefor.

    Elenor Alexander

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written, 
and I hereby certify that I believe the said Elinnor Alexander 
who signed the above declaration and is now present to be the 
identical widow as above stated, and that she is of the age above 
xxxx and has that I have no interest in said claim.

   Samuel Kindell J.P. for said county of Henry



State of Tennessee, County of Henry    SS

Personally appeared Wm Melton and Lafaet B. Stalls citizens of the 
said county and state aforesaid, who being duly sworn, depose and 
say that they are personally acquainted with Elinnor Alexander, 
and that she is the person now present who signed and executed the 
within declaration.

   William Melton (his mark)
 L. B. Stalls

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 Paris Essex? County Ill (This may be incorrect deciphering.)
  August 28th 1856

Comm of Pensions
Washington City DC

Sir

A land warrant for 160 acres under the act of March 3rd 1855 has come to 
this place for “Eleanor Alexander Widow of Mathew Alexander Revolutionary 
Soldier No 36632.”

I have inquired for the lady? and cannot find her. Should it be mailed to 
this place? 
Did I make out the application? I anticipate it has been directed (w)rong. 
Please ad(d)ress and I will act accordingly. If I made out the application, 
I have forgotten.

   Yours
   G. W. Rives? Rines?