Mrs. Mary L. Swinney wife of S.M. Swiney

Application for Confederate Pension

Class No. 2 Widow

Married between January 1, 1866 and January 1, 1875

  1. What is your name? Mrs. Mary L. Swinney

  2. What is your age? 87 years

  3. In what state and county do you reside? State of Mississippi, county of Prentiss

  4. How long have you resided in Mississippi? All of life

  5. What is the name of your postoffice? Booneville Mississippi, Route #6

  6. Are you a bona fide resident of the United States and of the State of Mississippi? Yes

  7. What was your husband’s name? William T. Swinney

  8. When were you married? December 19, 1869

  9. Where were you married? Prentiss County, Mississippi (Old Tishomingo County)

  10. Have you since remarried? No

  11. Are you an inmate of the Beauvior Soldiers’ Home? No

  12. Was your husband a bona fide citizen of the United States and of the State of Mississippi? Yes

  13. What was the date of your husband’s enlistment? Beginning of war 1861

  14. Give place of his enlistment. Tishomingo County

  15. Give the names of officers of his company, regiment of vessel; or give the number of his regiment and the letter of his company. Provate C -E- 6-2 Miss. Cav. Captain Tobe Davenport and Mayborn Brigade

  16. Was he ever discharged from his command? No

  17. If so, for what cause? Paroled May 16, 1865 after war

  18. Was he in active service at the surrender in 1865? Yes

  19. If not, why?

  20. What is your net income? $8.00 per month old age pension


"I do solemnly affirm that I am a Widow of a Confederate (William T. Swinney); that he was honorably paroled; and did not desert from the Confederate Service; that I am now a resident of this State, and have been a resident of this State three years preceeding this application; that the statements set forth in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief; so help me, God."

Mrs. Mary L. Swinney (X her mark)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 7th day of March, 1941.

E.W. Massey, Chancery Clerk

Mrs. Mattie Ashcraft (signature of witness)

Mrs. Lucy Jones (signature of witness)

Mr. A.J. Jones (signature of witness)

(Application was approved April 7, 1941 for pension.)

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