PART 1 APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES

PART 1

APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC
FATHERS DECLARATION FOR ARMY PENSION, 26 Aug 1868
State of Tennessee}
County of Benton } SS
   On the 26 day of August, 1868, before me, a clerk of that said County and State above named, personally appeared Mr. Hugh Alsup, aged 61 years, a resident of Benton County in the State of Tennessee who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration: That he is the widower of Nancy Alsup and the Father of Joseph Alsup who was a private in Company K. commanded by Captain Hampton in the 2nd Regiment of Tenn. Mtd. Inft. Volunteers, and who died at Johnsonville, Tenn. on or about the 7th of July 1864, by reason of Measles contracted while in the service and in the line of duty as a soldier.
   He further declares that his said son, upon whom he was wholly or in part dependent for support, having left no widow or minor child under sixteen years of age, surviving, declarant makes this application for a pension, under the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862, and refers to the evidence filed herewith and that in the proper Department, to establish his claim.
   He also declares that he is not in any way engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States, that he is not in receipt of a Pension under the second section of the act above mentioned, or any other act, and that he has not married since the death of his son, the soldier above named.
   He hereby constitutes and appoints TUCKER & SELLS, of Washington, D. C. his attorneys, with power of substitution to prosecute his claim and procure a certificate, with full power and authority to do and perform all and every lawful act and thing whatever necessary and requisite to be done in and about the premises, except drawing the money, which will be hereafter provided for.
Witnessed: N. Brewer                                                                                        his                                    
Witnessed: Isaac W. Nichols                                                                   Hugh  X Alsup
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  Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me, the day and year above written; and also, personally appeared Isaac W. Nichols, a resident of Benton County, Tennessee and Nicholas Brewer, a resident of Benton County, Tennessee, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted with Mr. Hugh Alsup who made and subscribed the foregoing declaration in their presence, and have known him for the past twenty two years, that he is the widower of Nancy Alsup who died on or about the 18 day of January, 1858; and the Father of Joseph Alsup who enlisted and served in the United States Army as stated in the foregoing declaration, and died while in service. That they well knew the said soldier during his life time, and he left no wife or child surviving him; that he contributed to said Father’s support, and that he was either wholly or in part dependent on him for support. That the said soldier Joseph Alsup did support his said Father before he enlisted in the service of the country by the nature of his work, the greater part of his time he was hired out and  gave the proceeds of his labor to the support of his father; and that said Hugh Alsup has none no available means of support, is about 61 years of age and has had nephritis and kidney disease for some  years. That their knowledge of his dependence on his son above named, and that he received his support from him during the period above stated, is derived from personal knowledge and that they live near to the said Alsup. That they reside as above stated, and have no interest whatsoever in his claim for Pension.
Witnessed: Isaac W. Nichols
Witnessed: N. Brewer
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 26 day of August 1868; and I certify that I have no interest. direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim and that of the contents of this declaration and affidavits were read and explained before signing the same. In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of the Court above named.
                                                                                                                 John Rushing, Clerk
                                                                                                                of Benton County Court
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APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC.
CIVIL WAR RENSIONS RECORDS FILED BY HUGH ALSUP, 14 Sep 1868
State of Tennessee}
Benton County} SS
  On this 14th day of September, 1868, personally came before me, John Rushing, Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, Dr. Melton L. Travis, a person whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who has been a regular practicing physician for (blank) years last past and often being first by me duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that he has been personally acquainted with Hugh Alsup, the claimant for pension for three years last past, and that the said Alsup had chronic nephritis and that said  disease still continues, so much so that said Alsup is unable to support himself and family by his labor. And that he has no interest direct of or indirect in the prosecution of this claim for pension for which this affidavit is made.
                                                                                                                M. L. Travis, MD
Sworn to and subscribed before me and I, certified that I am not interested in this claim: Witnessed my hand and official seal, this 14th day of Sept. 1868.
                                                                                                                John Rushing, Clerk

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