BURTIS WALKER SAYLORS
1ST TENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY REGIMENT, CO K
UNION PENSION APPLICATION
WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Transcribed by Elizabeth Lalonde
Act June 27, '90.
Certificate No. 595238
Name Burtis Saylors
Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C., January 15, 1898.
Sir: In forwarding to the pension agent the executed for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Wife name Harriet Jane Southard
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Married Feb. 1866 by Rev. McConnell
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Registered in Sparta White Co. Tennessee
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. Never was married before.
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please sate their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. 11 children living. Ann born July 30, 1868, J.M. born Jan. 6, 1870, D.M. born March 13, 72, W.D. April 8, 74, Lena Dec. 19, 1876, Vina born Dec, 11, 1878, Marvin Aug. 3, 1880, Margie March 9th, 1882, Lizzie March 22nd, 1884, Maggie Feb. 19th, 1887 Mertie June 19th 1891.
Date of reply, -----not dated
Signature Burtis Saylors
Act of May 11, 1912
Declaration for Pension
The pension certificate should not be forwarded with the application, but be sure to give the no.
State of Tennessee, County of White
On this 5 day of June, A. D. one thousand, nine hundred and 12, personally appeared before me, R.D. Floyd Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Burtis Saylors who, being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is 69 years of age, and a resident of Bakers X Roads, county of White, State of Tennessee, and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at New Ark, White Co. Tennessee under the name of Burtis Saylors on the 11 day of October, 1864, as a Private in Company K Private First Tennessee Mounted Infantry Vol. In the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, on the 22 day of July 1865. That he was not employed in the military or naval service of he United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height, 6 feet 2 inches; complexion Fair; color of eyes, yellow; color of hair, Red; and his occupation was Farmer; that he was born 30 day of August 1842 in White County Tennessee. That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: I have not lived no where else only in White County. That he is a pensioner under certificate No. 595238 That he has not applied for pension under original No. May 11, 1912 That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912
He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation.
W. H. Wills, of Washington, D. C.
His true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim.
That his post-office address is Sparta R. F. D. #7, county of White,
State of Tennessee
Claimant's signature in full
Also personally appeared Sam Goodwin, whose post-office address is Sparta, RR #7, White Co. Tennessee and Jeff Millsap whose post-office address is Sparta, RR #7 White Co. Tennessee, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who being duly sworn, say that they were present and saw the claimant, Burtis Saylors, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him that he is the identical person that he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signed; Burtis Saylors
Signature of witnesses; Sam Goodwin, Jeff Millsap
State of Tennessee, County of White
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 5 day of June 1912, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above application, and the above affidavit of identification, were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
R. D. Floyd
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C. an 21, 1896
Respectfully, returned to the Record and Pension office War Department for soldiers full military and medical history in Capt. Osgathorp's Co. K, 28th Tenn. Inf. C.S.A.
Please give his full military and medical history in the U.S. Army. No other report on file. C. # 595238
K 1 Tenn. Mtd. Vol. Inf.
Record and Pension Office
Respectfully returned to the
Commissioner of Pensions
Co K 1 Reg't Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Was enrolled Oct. 1, 1864
And M.O. July 22, 1865
From Oct. 1, 1864 to July 22, 1865, he held the rank of Pvt. And during that period the rolls show him present Name appears only on Co. M.I. and M. O. roll.
The medical records show him treated as follows
As Burtis W. Saylors, Pvt. Co. K. 1 Tenn. M. I., May 24 to June 26, 65, Acute Diarrhea, returned to duty; disposition also shown "discharged from service May 22, 65, mustered out." Nothing additional found
B. W. Saylors
Pvt. Co. K. (Capt. Osgathorp's)
28 Tenn. Vol., C. S. A.
Enlisted Sept. 22/62 at Bunker Hill Tenn by a Sergt. As Esquire and
Enrolling Officer, for 3 years and is reported on roll of Co. for Sept. and Oct./62 (without date) "absent missing since the battle Jan 2/63."
Jan and Feb./63 - not on file, and sub. Rolls, name dropped Name Burtis Saylors not _____.
Roll of Co. __ (above Reg't) for July and Aug./63 - first and only roll
on which name is_____ shows:
B. W. Saylors enlisted Sept. 22/62 at White Co. __ Saylors for 36 mos., present.
No record of disability found.
State of Tennessee, White County,
To any regular Ordained Minister of the Gospel having the care of souls, or to any Justice of the Peace, or to any Judge or Chancellor of said State. Bond and security having been given according to the law, you are hereby authorized to solomnize the Rites of Matrimony between B. W. Saylors and Miss Harriet Jane Southard of said County and join them together as husband and wife in Holy Wedlock. Given under my hand, at office, in Sparta, the 24th day of February 1866
J. A. Pettil Clerk of White County Court
By virtue of the above license, I have this day solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between the parties herein named, in the presence of respectable witnesses. Given under my hand, this 26 day of Feb. 1866.
M. W. McConnell M. G.
The National Archives
Cert. No. 789739
Pensioner: Harriet J.
Veteran: Burtis W. Saylors
Can No: 61030
Bundle No: 10
Declaration for Widow's Pension
Act of April 19, 1908
State of Tennessee, County of White ss.
On this 4 day of February A. D. 1915, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the County and State aforesaid Harriet Saylors, aged 66 years, a resident of Sparta, County of White, State of Tennessee, who, being duly sworn according to the law, makes the following declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provision of the Act of April 19, 1908.
That she is the widow of Burtis W. Saylors, who was enrolled under the name of Burtis W. Saylors at _____ on the 11th day of October 1864 as a Pvt. In Co. K 1st Tenn. Mtd. Inft. And served at least ninety days during the War of the Rebellion in the service of the United States and was honorably discharged on the 22 day of July, 1865, and who died at Sparta R.R. #7, on the 10th day of January, 1915. That she was married under the name of Harriet J. Southard to said soldier at her father's home on the 25th day of February, 1866 by ___ington McConnell; that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married.
That she has not remarried since the death of said soldier.
That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
She hereby appoints
J. B. Cralle Co.
(Their successors or legal representatives)
Pension Attorneys, Cralle Building, 108 C. Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.
Her true and lawful attorneys to prosecute her claim
That her post office address is Sparta, Route 7, County of White
State of Tennessee
Claimant's Signature Harriet J. Saylors
Attest: Hattie Saylors
Two persons who can write, sign here.
Declaration accepted as a claim under Act of April 19, 1908
Power of attorney valid as to execution
Chief Law Division
Also personally appeared Hattie Saylors, residing at Sparta, Tenn. R.R. #7, and Maggie Mills residing at Sparta Tenn. R.R. #7, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Harriet J. Saylors, claimant sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her for 20 years and 25 years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures of Witnesses;
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4 day of February A. D. 1915, And I do hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Official Signature: W. A. Davis
Official character: Notary Public