Confederate Application for Pension
G W Wrenn from Rockingham Co., NC
(Transcribed by Mary Ellis from the Archives in Raleigh, NC)




State of North Carolina,}
County of   Rockingham     }
On this            2nd       day of             June                A.D. 190 6, personally appeared before me,  W (I-S?) Witty a Justice of the Peace, C. S. C., in and for the State and County aforesaid,  George   W     Wrenn   , age 66    years, and a resident at
   Reidsville RFD #2       post-office in said County and State, and who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension under the provision of an act entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 332 of the Laws of 1901,  for the relief of certain Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Widows," ratified March 2, 1903:  That he is the identical George W Wrenn, who enlisted in Co.   L21st Reg. N. C. State Troops, on or about the      20th   day of  June, 1861   , to serve in the armies of the late Confederate States, and that while in said service at Gettsyburg, in the State of PA, on or about the 2nd day of       July ,1863 he received a wound or wounds, etc.
(Applicant will here state the nature and extent of his wounds and disability, so that a proper classification can be made under the new Pension Law passed by the General Assembly of 1903. Read said section of said law carefully, and to accomplish the classification therein called for, let statement here as to nature and extent of wounds, disability, etc., be very full and explicit.)

Slight wound face and right eye from explosion of Shell
 

He further states that he is , and has been for twelve months immediately preceding this Application for Pension, a bona fide resident of North Carolina; that he holds no office under the United States, or under any State or County, from which he is receiving the sum of three hundred dollars as fees or as salary annually;   That he is not worth in his own right, or the right of his wife, property at its assessed value for taxation to the amount of five hundred dollars ($500), nor has he disposed of property of such value by gift or voluntary conveyance since the 11th of March, 1885, and that he is not receiving any aid from the State of North Carolina or under any other statute providing for the relief of the maimed and blind soldiers of the State.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 2nd day of June , 1906
G W Wrenn
Signature of Applicant
W (I-S?) Witty JP
Signature of C.S.C.}
 

Also personally appeared before me Samuel L Walker     , who resides at Summerfield RFD #1   post-office, in said County and State, a person whom  I know to be respectable and entitled to credit, and being by me duly sworn, say he is acquainted with  George  W Wrenn , the applicant for pension, and has every reason  to believe that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the facts set forth in this affidavit are correct to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he has no interest, direct or indirect, in this claim.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 2nd day of June 1906
S L Walker
Signature of Witness

W (I-S?) Witty JP
Signature of C.S.C. }
 

Also personally appeared before me   H Willis  a physician in good standing in said County and State, and being duly sworn, says that he has carefully and thoroughly examined         George W Wrenn     , the applicant for pension, and finds such disability for manual labor as is described below, by reason of wounds received while in the discharge of his duty as a soldier or sailor of North Carolina in the service of the late Confederate States.
(Let physician here give full and explicit professional information as to the nature and extent of wounds, disability, stating particularly whetherdisability amounts to three-fourths or not, in order to accomplish the classification called for under the new Pension law passed by the General Assembly of 1903).

        I do hereby certify that I have examined
        G. W. Wrenn and find his disability is
        three-fourths or more from Rheumatism
        old age and general disability.
 
 
 

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 2nd day of June 1906

H. Willis  M.D.
Signature of Physician
 

W (I-S?) Witty JP
Signature of C.S.C.
 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, }
 Rockingham   County.      }

To the Auditor of the State of North Carolina:

     We certify that we have carefully examined the application of   Geo  W Wrenn   for a pension under the provisions of an act entitled "An Act to amend Chapter 332 of the Laws of 1901,  for the relief of certain Confederate Soldiers Sailors and Widows," ratified March 2, 1903, and the proofs filed in support thereof; that we are satisfied the said   Geo  W   Wrenn is the identical person who enlisted in Company   L,   21st    Regiment of  N. C. Troops, on or about the 20 day of June 1861 , and who was disabled in manner and to the extent stated in the foregoing certificates of himself and physician in consequence of a wound received in battle on or about the  2 day of July 1863 , and we certify the following allegations set forth in his application to be true, namely: That he is , and has been for twelve months immediately preceding this Application for Pension, a bona fide resident of North Carolina; that he holds no office under the United States, or under any State or County, from which he is receiving the sum of three hundred dollars as fees or as salary annually; that he is not worth in his own right, or the right of his wife, property at its assessed value for taxation to the amount of five hundred dollars ($500), nor has he disposed of property of such value by gift or voluntary conveyance since the 11th of March, 1885, and that he is not receiving aid from any other source from the State of North Carolina, and therefore his application is correct and just under the act.
 

                                                                             {Seal} Jas. Price       Clerk of Superior Court

{IMPRESS COUNTY SEAL HERE}

                         Approved:          J H   Law
                                                  E R Harris
                                                   A F Neal
                                                         County Advisory Board

        Flap on Front of Folder
          ROCKINGHAM
SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION
           Act of March 2, 1903
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                Geo.   W.  Wrenn
who enlisted in Company   L   ,   21th
Regiment North Carolina State Troops.
 
 

(has big check in middle )

Appd 4th
 
 

            ROCKINGHAM
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Filed by Board of Pensions of Rockingham
County, N.C.,  day of, 190


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