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Re: Charlene, Manry Super Sleuth ; Mary Jane Rue Widows application on Richard Manry
Posted by: Charlene Beauchamp Date: July 08, 1999 at 00:15:30
In Reply to: Re: Charlene, Manry Super Sleuth by Sandy Wainwright of 190

Here is the Widow's application for Richard Manry's Widow, Mary Jane Rue, filed in Denton County, Texas gives lots of information. Dont' get too confused, they named their Daughter Mary Elizabeth Manry, she married Baylor Doyle, so there are TOO TOO TOO many Mary Elizabeth's and other Mary's in this line... Does anyone Have Richards Civil War Papers???

Widow's Application for a Pension

Name of Applicant
Mrs. M.J. Manry
Denton County, postoffice Aubrey

Filed October 13, 1914
Approved Dec 1, 1914


I, Mrs. M. J. Manry, do hereby make application to the commissioner of Pensions for a Pension, to be granted me under the Act passed by the Thirty-third Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved, April 7, AD 1913 on the following grounds;

I am the widow of Richard Manry, deceased, who departed this life on the 11th day of June, AD 1890, in the county of Denton, in the State of Texas.

I have not remarried since the death of said husband and I do Solemnly swear that I was never divorced from my said husband, and that I never voluntarily abandoned him during his life, but remained his true, faithful, and lawful wife up to the date of his death. I was married to him on the 29 day of May 1852, AD in the county of McMinn, in the State of Tennessee.

My husband, the said Richard Manry, enlisted and served in the military services of the Confederate States during the war between the States of the United States, and that he did not desert the confederate service. I have been a resident of the State of Texas since prior to January 1, A. D. 1900, and have been continuously since a citizen of the State of Texas. I do further state that I do not receive from any source whatsoever money or other means of support amounting to the sum of $300.00 per annum, nor do I own in my own right, no does anyone hold in trust for my benefit or use, estate or property, either real, personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the value of one thousand dollars, exclusive of the home of the value of not over $1,000.00; nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other State of the United States or from any other source, and I do further state the answers given to the following are true:

1. What is your age? 82 years
2. Where were you born? McMinn Co. Tennessee
3. How long have you resided in the State of Texas? 38 years
4. How long have you resided in the County of your present residence? And what is your Post office address? 14 years; Aubrey
5. Did Husband draw a Pension? If so give his number. NO
6. What is your husband full name? Richard Manry
7. What is the date of his death? 11 Th day of June 1890
8. In what State was your husband's command originally organized? Missouri
9. How long did your husband serve? If known to you give date of enlistment and discharge; about 4 years, he enlisted in 1861 and was discharged in 1865.
10. What was the name or letter of the company, or name or number of the battalion, regiment or battery of artillery in which your husband served? If he was transferred from one branch of service to another, give time of transfer, description of command and time of service; his Capt.-name was Minur(s) I think his regt- was the 8th Missouri, is Col. name was Thos. R. Freeman.
11. Name branch of service in which your husband served, whether infantry, cavalry, artillery or the navy, or if commissioned as an officer by the President, his rank and line of duty, or if detailed for special service, under the law of conscription, the nature of such service, and the time of service; I think the most of the time he was in the cav.-service Genl Henry P. McLain of the U.N.S. Adjt Genl at Washington D. C. knows about his Regt.
12. Have you transferred to others any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? NO

Wherefore your petitioner prays that her application for a pension is approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
(Signature of applicant) Her X M. J. Manry
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 6 Th day of Oct. A. D. 1914
S. H. Hoskins
County Judge Denton County, Texas


Judge Geo. W. Kyser
Christian Texas
Dear Sir Comrad;
Your favor of October 8th to hand and noted, yes comrad J.W. Raundolph came duly to and the Grondest?? Conf Veteran in Texas he was when I handed him his pension papers. Well I never get-one off my hands Untill I begin another this time a Poor Widow who I suppose deserve the help she asks. I inclose you an application for Mrs. M. J. Manry. I enclose you a letter I received from Marcus J. Wright who is in the U.S. Adjt-Genl office Washington D. C. also an affidavit prepared by him and signed by Mrs. M. J. Manry you will notice in his letter to me, he says if her evidence is not-sufficient for to issue her pension then for you to write to Adjt Genl office in Washington D. C. to Genl Henry P. McLain and he will give other information. Now Judge if you can see your way clear to issue her the pension on the inclosed showing please do so and mail the papers to me and I will se that she gets them but if you do not issue the Pension on the inclosed showing just hold the papers untill you can write to Genl Henry P. McLain who is in the U.S. Adjt-Genl at Washington D. C.
Please this application your earliest convenience attention.
And please answer so I can let her Know she lives in Aubrey Denton County Texas but-notify me and I will notify her,

Regards to Mrs. Blaudford and if I can serve you command me.
Your fine commrad
Geo B. Holland
103 W. Wetherford
Fort Worth TX

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