Scott County Arkansas
Civil War Pension Application
Transcribed & Contributed by Delaine Edwards

Widow's Applicaton for Pension
Matilda C. Brownfield
Widow of
John Brownfield
Belva, Ark.
Husband did
not die in service
H.B. Armistead, Sec. State
C.B. Mills, Auditor


To the Honorable County Court of Scott County,
Sitting as a Pension Board:
The undersigned as the widow of an ex-Confederate soldier, hereby applies for a pension under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, entitled, "An act for the Relief of Certain Soldiers of the late War between the States," approved April 1, 1891, upon the following grounds:
That she is a bona fide rsident of the State of Arkansas, and has been for more than twelve months next before the filing of this application.
That she is the widow of John Brownfield who enlisted as a soldier in the State of Alabama during the war between the States in Company C of the 49th Regiment of Alabama Inft. as Color bearer and continued in the service of the State of Arkansas or the Confederate States of America until the close of the war, and died 2 day of March 1891.
That she has remained a widow since the death of her said husband, is now indigent and incapacitated for manual labor by reason of age and being in ill health and not being able to do hard work.
That she is not receiving any aid from this State or from the United States on said account, under any other statute, and therefore makes application for relief under the act aforesaid and asks that this application be accepted and filed with and made a part of her original application.
My Postoffice address is Belva, Scott Co., Ark.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of August 1894.
Matilda (her X mark) Brownfield

County of Scott}
Personally came before me S.C. Binning and E.S. Amos two credible witnesses, who make oath and say that they verily believe the applicant to be the identical person named in the application, and that the facts stated in the application are true.
Subscrited and sworn to before me, this 6th day of August 1894. R.L. Duncan, Notary Public
My Commission Exires Jany. 11th, 1896
S.C. Binning
E.S. Amos


State of Arkansas)
County of Scott)
On this day personally came before the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the County of Scott and State of Arkansas, A.J. Pennington, W.J. Pennington and S.C. Binning, citizens of Belva, Scott Co., Ark. whom I certify to be credible persons and worthy of confidence, who being duly sworn state that they are each, personally, well acquainted with the applicant Matilda C. Brownfield and knew her husband Jno. Brownfield in his life time having known him [blank] years. That the material facts set forth in Mrs. Matilda Brownfield's application for pension are true. That he John Brownfield was a Confederate soldier. Belonged to Company C of 49th Regiment of Alabama Infty. That he was wounded in said service at Corinth, Miss. and Color bearer. That this information we derive from the following sources--From long acquaintance with said soldier and his widow and knowning that he was wounded and having heard him complain of his wound received in the aforesaid service in conversation with him and from having examined his wounds and know that he was disabled thereby. That she, Matilda C. Brownfield is partially incapacitated for manual labor, and is unable to earn a support by her own labor, that we have no interest in this claim.
[Signed] S.C. Binning
[Signed] W.J. (his X mark) Pennington
[Signed] A.J. Pennington
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6 day of Aug. 1894.
R.L. Duncan, Notary Public

[NOTE: This appears to be a supplemental application to the original widow's pension application; I have been unable to locate the original pension application. DE]

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