Scott County Arkansas
Civil War Pension File
THOMAS JEFFERSON WILEY
Contributed by Shirley Denney
ALICE WILEY widow of THOMAS JEFFERSON WILEY
Claimant's AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott in the matter of pension claim of Alice Wiley on this 25 day of August 1891. MARTIN M. Smith states he was acquainted with Thomas J. Wiley before the war and after the war until his death.
General AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott. In the matter of Alice WILEY wife of Thomas J. Wiley, deceased. On this 23 day of February, 1891 Thomas CALLECOATTE, age 40 and Redmond COLE, 31 years of age, stated they were acquainted with Mrs. Alice WILEY. They listed the names and date of births of the minor WILEY children.
General AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott. In the matter of Mrs. Alice WILEY, widow of Thomas J. WILEY, Deceased. On this 23 day of February 1891, Sarah A. SMITH age 50, living in Booth stated she was there for the births of the children. Eliza WILEY born September 26 1874, Daisy Amanda WILEY born April 17, 1878 and Corda WILEY born November 27, 1881
General AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott in the matter of evidence concerning the claim of Alice WILEY, widow of Thomas J. WILEY for pension on the 17th day of March, 1891. Sarah A. SMITH age 50 of Booth and W. M. GIPSON, age 45, of Booth state they lived a near neighbor to the said Thomas J. WILEY, Decd. and the late husband of Alice WILEY the claimant. They lived near him for a period of ten years or more being there often and know that the Soldier to wit: Thomas J. WILEY was previously married and also know that Alice WILEY, widow of the soldier, was previously married. Being a near neighbor to her and her former husband for a period of ten years. The soldier's former wife to wit: Martha WILEY, died March 15th 1886. These facts we know being there in person at her death and funeral and the claimant Alice WIELY has not remarried since the death of the Soldier. Signed Sarah A. SMITH and W.M. GIPSON
Hand written Affidavit:State of Arkansas, County of Scott. In the matter of Pension Claim of Alice WILEY, widow of Thomas J. WILEY. I, L? K? McDonalds, a Notary Public in and for the county of Scott and the State of Arkansas, duly commissioned on the 1st Day of Feb. 1892 do certify that the following is genuine copy of the births of the following maned children of Thomas J. WILEY. To wit: Mary Ann Eliza WILEY was born Sept 26, 1874. Daisy Amanda WILEY was born April 17th 1878. Cordella WILEY was born November the 27th 1881. The above copy is taken from the family Bible of Thomas J. WILEY (from the family record) and has every appearance of being genuine and written at the dates named as some of the ink is faded and turning in yellowish color.
AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott in the matter of the Pension Claim of Alice WILEY No. 458078, widow of Thomas J. WILEY. Co. I, 1st Regt. Ala. Cav. On this 25 day of March 1892, W. E. SMITH, age 25, Booth, county of Scott and S. M. WORKMAN age 29, Booth, Scott Co. AR. states they know personally the heirs of Thomas J. WILEY deceased viz: Eliza WILEY, Daisy WILEY and Cordie WILEY are the lawful children of the said Thomas J. WILEY and they are available to testify they personally were known to the deceased and the above named heirs for a number of years. Signed W. E. SMITH and S. M. WORKMAN
General AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott. In the matter of Pension Claim of Alice WILEY, widow of Thomas J. WILEY. On this 4th day of February 189? Sarah A. SMITH age 54, Booth Ark. and Martin M. SMITH 62, Booth Ark. give the names of the Wiley children and their birth dates. They were personally acquainted with Alice WILEY and have known her for 18 years and know that she had no means of support except what her relations give her. She is entirely dependent on them, as her health is very bad. Signed Martin M. SMITH and Sarah A. SMITH
General AffidavitState of Arkansas, County of Scott in the matter of Pension Claim of Alice Wiley, widow of Thomas J. WILEY. On this 4th day of February, 1893, Cordia McDONALD age 28, Booth AR. states she knows that Martin M. SMITH and Sarah A. SMITH are credible persons and good citizens and their names is good on any note or affidavit. Cordia has been acquainted with them for several years and they are considered by all their acquaintance to be good, conscientious, truthful persons. Signed Cordia McDonald Hand written letter to the Commissioner of Pensions
Widow's Pension #458078Claimant Alice WILEY
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