Scott County Arkansas
Civil War Pension Application
SAMUEL J. BALLARD, CSA
Transcribed & Contributed by Delaine Edwards

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott} ss
We, the undersigned, sitting as a Pension Board for Scott County, do certify that we have examined the application of the within named S.J. Ballard for pension, under Act of General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, as approved March 11, 1901, and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is a Confederate soldier, is in indigent circumstances, and wholly or partially incapacitated for manual labor, and that his claim is just, and that he should be allowed $50.09 pension.
(Signed) J.L. Evatt [Seal]
(Signed) Wm. Chitwood [Seal]
(Signed) J.P. Hall [Seal]

Samuel J. Ballard
5015
APPLICATION OF
S.J. BALLARD
Waldron P.O.
Scott County
Examined and approved and $50 allowed and Auditor authorized to draw warrant for same.
This 9 day of Aug. 1909
O.C. Ludwig, Sec'y. of State
J.P. Jobe, Auditor



APPLICATION FOR PENSION

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott}
I, S.J. Ballard do solemnly swear that I served as a soldier in the army (or sailor in the navy) of the Confederate States, being a member of Co. H, 43 Regiment of Infantry Vols. from the State of Tennessee; that I was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from such service about the [blank] day of April 1865 and did not desert the same; that I am now, and for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this State; that I do not myself, nor does my wife, nor do we both together, own property, real or personal, or both, or money orchoses in action in excess of the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel), nor has either of us conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw a pension, and that neither I nor my wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year; that I am incapacitated to perform manual labor in any of the ordinary avocationa of life (or am totally blind) and that such incapacity (or disability) is the result of old age and general disability, I am 71 years of age and that such disability is not the result of my own vicious habits still persisted in, so help me God.
(Signature) S.J. (his X mark) Ballard
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26 day of June 1908
(Signed) S.K. Duncan, Clerk

EVIDENCE OF PHYSICIAN
On Application for Increase of Pension

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott}
I, L.D. Duncan a duly registered and practicing physician in Scott County, Arkansas, do hereby certify that I am personally well acquainted with Samuel J. Ballard of Waldron, Arkansas, who is an applicant for an increase of pension under the Statutes of Arkansas.

That at his request I have made an examination of his physical condition and find: State description and character of wound (Blank)

Physical condition and to what cause is his incapacity for manual labor attributable: (Illegible) rupture left side and debility from age
and that said disability is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in: No
Extent of disability (State whether total or otherwise) 1/2
(Signed) L.D. Duncan, M.D.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26 day of June 1908
(Signed) S.K. Duncan, Clerk
(Signed) By Frank Bates, D.C.

PROOF OF SERVICE
(By Comrades if Possible)

STATE OF TENNESSEE}
County of Hamilton}
On this day personally came before the undersigned, a County Court Clerk within and for the County of Hamilton and State of Tennessee, T.M. Ballard and (blank) citizens of Walker County, Georgia whom I certify to be creditable persons and worthy of confidence, who, being duly sworn, state that they are each, personally, well acquainted with applicant S.J. Ballard and have known him 60 and (blank) years, respectively.

That he was a Confederate soldier, belonging to Co. H, 43rd Regiment of Tenn. Inf. Vols. That as such soldier he served from the spring of 1862 to the spring of 1865. That he was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from such service and did not desert the same. That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas.
(Signed) T.M. (his x mark) Ballard
(Signed) W.N. Russell
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of July 1908.
(Signed) W.P. Hays
County Court Clerk

PROOF OF SERVICE
(By Comrads if Possible)

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of (Blank)}
On this day personally came before the undersigned, a Clerk Circuit Court within and for the County of Scott and State of Arkansas (blank) and (blank) citizens of Scott County, Ark. whom I certify to be creditable persons and worthy of confidence, who, being duly sworn, state that they are each, personally, well acquainted with applicant S.J. Ballard and have known him ten and ten years, respectively.
That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas. That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of old age and general disability and that such incapacity (or disability) is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in. That to the best of our knowledge all property now owned by him and his wife, together, is not worth exceeding $400 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel.) That neither he nor his wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, or the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150 per year. That we have no interest in this claim.
(Signed) W.E. Baker
(Signed) Frank Bates
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6 day of May 1909.
(Signed) S.K. Duncan, Clerk

APPLICATION FOR INCREASE OF PENSION

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott}
I, S.J. Ballard do solemnly swear that I am now, and for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this State; that I am now drawing a pension as an ex-Confederate soldier, under an Act of the General Assembly of 1901, having made my original application for the county of Scott; that I am still in indigent circumstances; that I do not myself, nor does my wife, nor do we both together, own property, real or personal, or both, or money or choses in action in excess of the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel), nor has either of us conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw a pension, and that neither I nor my wife is in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year; that I am incapacitated to perform manual labor in any of the ordinary avocations of life; that my disability has increased, and I am less able to perform manual labor than when my original application was made, by reason of increased old age and increased general debility and I hereby make application for an increase of pension, under Act of the General Assembly of 1907.
(Signature) S.J. (his x mark) Ballard
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 21 day of February 1912.
(Signed) S.K. Duncan, Clerk

EVIDENCE OF PHYSICIAN
On Application for Increase of Pension

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of (blank)
I, John H. Harvey, a duly registered and practicing physician in Scott County, Arkansas, do hereby certify that I am personally well acquainted with S.J. Ballard of Waldron, Arkansas, who is an applicant for an increse of pension under the Statutes of Arkansas.
That at his request I have made an examination of his physical condition and find: (State description and character of wound) Left (illegible) hernia
Physical condition and to what cause is his incapacity for manual labor attributable
Physical condition is run down and at times suffers with weakness of heart - Incapacity for manual labor is caused mostly by Hernia and that said disability is not the result of his own vicious habits still persisted in No vicious habits persisted in.
Extent of disability Complete or total
(Signed) John H. Harvey, M.D.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21 day of Feb. 1912
(Signed) S.K. Duncan, Clerk

QUESTIONNAIRE
To Supplement Pension Application on File in the Auditor's Office

It is necessary that this Questionnaire be properly filled out, sworn to, and filed in the Auditor's office in order that your name may remain on the Confederate Pension Roll. Under authority of a ruling of the State Pension Board and Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor, at a meeting of said Boards on the 7th day of January, 1932.
1. What is your full name? Jeff Ballard
2. Your present address? Waldron
3. When and where were you born? On the 17 day of April 1846 County of McMen (sic: McMinn) State of Tenn.
4. To whom, when and where were you married to the Veteran whose war record you are now drawing your Confederate Pension? (To be answered by widows only.)
5. With whom do you make your home? Carrie Shadd. Address Waldron, Ark. R.F.D. 1
6. What relation are they to you? Not any
7. Have you lived continuously in Arkansas for the past five years? Yes
8. Do you own any property, or interest in any property? No
9. Do you have any income other than Arkansas Confederate Pension? No
10. How much of your pension each month is spent for your benefit? All

CERTIFICATE OF CONFEDERATE PENSIONER

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott} ss. I, Jeff Ballard, a resident of the County and State foresaid, do solemnly swear that I fully and clearly understand the questions above set forth and that I have truthfully and to the best of my knowledge and ability given the answers set opposite each question.
(Signed) S.J. Ballard, Confederate Pensioner
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of February 1932
(Signed) V.H. Brasher, County Clerk

STATE OF ARKANSAS}
County of Scott}
We, the undersigned, sitting as a Pension Board for Scott County, do hereby certify that we have examined the application of the within named S.J. Ballard for increase of pension, under Act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved March 9, 1907, and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is less able to perform manual labor than he was at the time a pension was granted him, and that he is entitled to have the same increased to (blank) Dollars.
(Signed) J.L. Evatt (Seal)
(Signed) J.P. Hall (Seal)
(Signed) Wm. Chitwood (Seal)

5016
APPLICATION OF
S.J. Ballard
Waldron P.O.
Scott County

Examined and increase granted. Approved and pension increased to $75 and Auditor authorized to draw warrant for same.
Filed in Auditor's Office Jul 3, 1912
This 15 day of Aug. 1912
(Signed) E.W. Hodges, Sec. of State
(Signed) J.R. Jobe, Auditor
(Signed) Chas. Coffens(?) Major-General Commanding U.C.V.

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