PART 7 APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES

PART 7

APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC
 
GENERAL AFFIVAVIT FOR PENSION, September 14, 1881
State of Tennessee}
County of Benton} SS
  In the matter of Hugh Alsup, Father of Joseph Alsup, No. 165,611. On this 14 day of September A. D., 1881, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the County Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Hugh Alsup, Father of Joseph Alsup, aged 73 years, a resident in the County of Benton and State of Tennessee. That he is the Father of Joseph Alsup, dec. late a private in Co. K., 2nd Tennessee Mtd. Volunteers, and is the affiant for pension in the claim NO. 165,611, now pending, and after being first duly sworn by me states that his said son Joseph Alsup was born on or about the 16 day of August 1848. Affiant further states that his P. O. address has been since 1864 Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee. Affiant further states that he has no letters written by his son Joseph Alsup to him and that his son did not write any letters, as he now recalls.
                                                                                                                             his
                                                                                                                     Hugh X Alsup
                                                                                                                           mark
                                                                                 Signature of Affiants: T. A. Henrry
                                                                                                                     S. T. Presson
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APPLICATION OF HUGH ALSUP, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC
 
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT FOR PENSION, September 14, 1881
State of Tennessee}
County of Benton} SS
  In the matter of Hugh Alsup, Father of Joseph Alsup. On this the 14 day of September A. D., 1881, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, James D. Wilson, aged 59 years, a resident of the County of Benton and the State of Tennessee. Affiant, James D. Wilson states that he contracted with the Soldier Joseph Alsup for one half a month at Six dollars per month. Affiant states that he made the contract for the labor with the said Soldier, Joseph Alsup in January, 1864 and that said work was done and affiant further states that he paid to Hugh Alsup, the Father of the Soldier Joseph Alsup three dollars for his labor. That in March 1864 Joseph Alsup volunteered in Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted infantry.
                                                                                               Signature of Affiant: James D. Wilson
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Reba’s note: I also have in my possession from the National Archives the “The Oath of Allegiance” signed by Hugh Alsup and sworn to before John Rushing, County Clerk for Benton Co, Tennessee, but it is so dim and out of focus that it cannot be transcribed. Dated on 14 December, year unreadable, Camden, Tennessee. Over several years Hugh Alsup tried to get a Pension from his son Joseph Alsup Military Service, but it is unclear to me if he ever was able to obtain anything. The company muster rolls states that Joseph Alsup furnished his own horse and equipment from March 18, 1864 until May 6, 1864 and died in U. S. Hospital at Johnsonville, Tennessee, on July 7, 1864, and that his brother Hugh L. Alsup died June 29, 1864.

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