Scott County Arkansas
Civil War Pension Files
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State of Arkansas}
County of Scott} ss:
On this 3rd day of Oct. A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight personally appeared before me a Clerk of the Circuit Court the same being a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, John Lynch, aged 57 years, a resident of Brawley, County of Scott, State of Ark., who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical John Lynch who entered service under the name of John Lynch on or about the 14th day of Oct. 1864, as Pvt. in Company "C" of the 3rd regiment of Ills. Vols. commanded by Byron M. Richmond and was discharged at Leavenworth, Kans. on or about the 29th day of Nov., 1865, by reason of expiration term of service, that his personal description is as follows: Age, 57 years; height, 5 feet 5 inches; complexion, fair; hair, dark; eyes, blue. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty near Fort Leavenworth in the State of Kansas, on or about the [blank] day of Feb., 1865, he contracted measles, affecting his lungs. That he was not treated in hospitals. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above. That since the 29th day of Nov. A.D. 1865, he has not been employed in the military or naval service of the United States. That since leaving the service his occupation has been that of a farmer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a farmer. That he is now [illegible] disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States.
He hereby appoints George E. Lemon of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim. That he has never received nor applied for a pension. That his Post-office address is Brawley, county of Scott, State of Ark.
John Lynch
A.D. Peace
J.D. Benson

Widow's Application For Accrued Pension

State of Arkansas, County of Scott ss:
On this 23 day of April 1904 personally appeared Amelia E. Lynch, who, being duly sworn, declares that she is the lawful widow of John B. Lynch, deceased; that he died on the 6th day of Feb., 1904, that he had been granted a pension by Certificate No. 645,807 which is herewith returned; that he had been paid the pension by the Pension Agent at Knoxville, Tenn. up to the 4th day of Nov., 1903, after which date he had not been employed or paid in the Army, Navy or Marine service of the United States; that she was married to the said John B. Lynch on the 24th day of January, 1867, at Blackfork, Scott Co., in the State of Arkansas; that her name before said marriage was Amelia E. McKisick; that she had been previously married; that her husband had not been previously married; that she hereby makes application for the pension which has accrued on aforesaid certificate to the date of death.
That she hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Milo B. Stevens & Co., of Washington, D.C., her true and lawful attorneys to prosecute this claim, the fee to be as prescribed by law.
That her residence is No. [blank] street, City of Brawley, County of Scott, State of Ark. and her post-office address is Brawley, Ark.
Amelia E. (her "x" mark) Lynch
Also personally appeared T.M. Hayes, residing at Brawley, Scott Co., Arkansas and Mrs. D.B. Bates, residing at Brawley, Scott Co., Ark., who, being duly sworn say that they were present and saw Amelia E. Lynch sign her name (make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have known her to be the lawful widow of John B. Lynch, who died on the 6th day of Feb., 1904, and that their means of knowledge that said parties were husband and wife, and that the husband died on the said date, are as follows: We have known the soldier John B. Lynch and his wife, the widow Amelia E. Lynch, to live as husband and wife for a number of years and that the widow Amelia E. Lynch did care for the soldier in his last sickness and death. We was not present at soldier's death.
T.M. Hayes
D.B. Bates

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