STATE OF GEORGIA
Name Tillman L. Babb
Co. A 3rd Reg. Ga. S.T. Regt.
QUESTIONS FOR APPLICANT.
Tillman L. Babb of said State
and County, desiring to avail himself of the Pension Act (1254, Code) hereby
submits his proofs, and after being duly sworn true answers to make to
the following questions, depose and answers as follows:
(1)What is your name and where
do you reside? (State, County and Post Office)
Tillman L. Babb is my name;
resides in Baldwin County Ga; P.O. Carr’s Station, Ga.
(2)How long and since
when have you been a resident of this State:
All my life for the past
(3)When, and where were you
15th day of August 1843
in Baldwin Co. Ga.
(4)When and where and in what
company or regiment did you serve:
3rd Regiment Ga. State
Troops since July 1863
(5)How long did you remain
in such company and regiment?
From enlistment July 1863
until the war ended.
(6)When and where was your
company and regiment surrendered and discharged?
At the end of the war 26th
April 1865 at Macon Ga
(7)Were you present with your
company and regiment when it was surrendered?
(8)If not present, state specifically
and clarify where you were when you left your command, for what cause,
and by whose authority?
I was present with my company.
(9)How much can you earn (gross)
by your own exertions or labor?
(10)What has been your occupation
Had to farm
(11)Upon which of the following
grounds to you base your application for pension, vig: first “age and poverty”
second, “infirmity and poverty” third, “blindness and poverty”?
(12)If upon the first ground,
state how long you have been in such condition that you could not earn
your support? If upon the second, give a full history of the infirmity
and it’s extent. If upon the third, state whether you are totally blind
and when and where you lost your sight?
For nearly two years I
have not been able to earn my living; I am suffering from chronic rheaumatism
in both legs and arms; some kidney affection; unable to urinate. I am physically
broke down from hard labor.
(13) What property, real and
person, or income, do you posses, and its gross value?
(14) What property, real or
personal, did you posses in 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, and 1905, 06, and what
disposition, if any, by sale or gift, have you made of same?
(15) In what County did you
reside during those years, and what property did you return for taxation?
I resided in Baldwin Co.,
Ga and returned nothing for taxation.
(16)How were you supported
during the years 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, and 1905, 6?
I have been able to work
a little up to two years ago. I have been supported by my relatives, friends
(17)How much did your support
cost for each of those years, and what portion did you contribute thereto
by your own labor or income?
I contributed nothing.
Cost about $60.
(18)What was your employment
during 1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905? What pay did you receive each year?
I tried to work and farm
up to 1864. I received no pay.
(19)Have you a family? If
so, who composes such family? Give their means of support. Have they a
homestead, or other property? Their ages and how employed?
Yes; a wife 60 years old;
Four living children: 3 sons, Walter 31, Linton 28, Willie 21, one daughter
Bessie 18, single. Eldest son married and away trying to farm. I get no
help from any or aid; my daughter is an invalid.
(20)Are you receiving any
pension? If so, what amount and for what disability?
(21)Have you ever made an
application for pension before?
(22)How many applications
have you ever made and for what class?
Never have made any
(sig.) T.L. Babb
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 11day day of May, 1906
M Stembridge, Ordinary
of Baldwin County
Application for pension for
Under Act August 19, 1912
State of Georgia, Baldwin
before me, the undersigned Ordinary of said County, comes Tilman Babb who
after being duly sworn on oath says, That he is on the Indigent Pension
of the State of Georgia as a member of Company A., Regiment 3rd Georgia
C.S.A. Vols, or Georgia Militia, and has been paid a pension of two (sixty
marked through) dollars annually, and was so paid in 1927. That he has
become totally blind by reason of having lost on eye
he makes this application that he may be allowed an increase in his
pension for total blindness.
Sworn to and subscribed
this 26th day of Jan. 1928.
W. H. Stembridge, Ordinary
STATE OF GEORGIA
me, the undersigned Ordinary of said County, comes W M Scott, M.S., who,
after being duly sworn, on oath says: That he is a resident of Baldwin
County, and that he is a practing physcian, and has been for 14 years,
and that he knows Tilman Babb, of said County. That he is NOW and has been
for the past 2 years totally blind; which blindness was the result of Double
W.M. Scott, M.D.
Sworn and subscribed
this 26 day of Jan, 1928
W.H. Stembridge, Ordinary
Tilman Babb (his mark)
State of Georgia,.
Jan. 26, 1928
I, W H Stembridge, being the
Ordinary of said County, do certify that Tilman Babb is on the indigent
Pension Roll of 1927 Baldwin County, and has been paid a pension of $200-
for 1927, and that he is a bona fide resident of said County, and that
he has become totally blind. That he knows Dr. W M Scott, who is a resident
practicing physician of said County, and is a truthful man and physician
of high standing, and what he says is worthy of belief and credit.
Given under my hand and official
sea, and signed this the day and year above stated.
W. H. Stembridge
Hon. John W. Clark Commissioner
I am enclosing you application
of Mr Tilman Babb to be placed on the blind list of pensions, Mr. Babb
lost one of his Eyes four years ago, and the other one is now gone so this
poor old Gentelman is in a very pitiable condition. unable to work for
his living and no one to help him. hoping that you will see your way clear
to place his name on the blind pension roll.
Yours Very Truley,
W.H. Stembridge Ordinary
Application to be Allowed
Total Blindness Under Act
Assembly of August 1928
Regiment 3rd Ga Regiment
Approved 26 Jany. 28
John W. Clark
Com. of Pensions
Copyright Eileen Babb McAdams