SoldierÂ’s Application for Confederate Pension
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
County of BURNET
I, W.C. HEFFINGTON, do hereby make application for a pension pursuant to the provisions of Articles 6204 to 6227, inclusive, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, as amended by S.B. No. 27, passed by the Forty-first Legislature at its Fifth Called Session, and all other laws of this State relating thereto.
I served as a Confederate soldier (or sailor) in the war between the States of the United States; or (that I was a soldier who under special laws of the State of Texas during said war served in organizations for the protection of the frontier against Indian raiders or Mexican marauders); or (that I was a soldier of the militia of the State of Texas who was in active service during said war).
I served honorable from the date of my enlistment until the close of the war (or until I was discharged or paroled in some military organization regularly mustered into the army or navy of the Confederate States until the surrender). I was honorably discharged or surrendered
DISBANDED AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE CIVIL WAR 1865
(Give date and cause)
That I have been a bona fide resident of this State continuously since the 23RD day of DECEMBER.. A.D. 1910.
1. What is your age? BORN OCTOBER 21ST 1846, AGE 83
2. In what county do you reside? BURNET COUNTY
3. How long have you resided in said county? 20 YEARS
4. What is your postoffice address? MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS
5. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate pension law and been rejected? YES
6. If rejected, state when and where. ABOUT 1828, BURNET COUNTY
7. In what State was the command in which you served organized? TEXAS
8. What was your postoffice address at the time of enlistment? WEATHERFORD, PARKER COUNTY
9. How long did your serve? FROM 1863 TO THE CLOSE OF THE CIVIL WAR 1865
10. Give, if possible, the date of enlistment and discharge. SEPTEMBER 1863 AND DISBANDED 1865
11. What was the letter of your company, number of battalion, regiment or battery? LETTER I, CAPTAIN DAVID YEARY, MAJOR QUAIL. MINUTE MEN AND STATE RANGER SERVICE
12. If transferred from one command to another, give time of transfer, name of command and time of service.--
13. What branch of the service did you enlist in--infantry, cavalry, artillery or navy? MINUTE MEN TEXAS RANGER SERVICE
Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for a pension be approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
(Signature of Applicant) W.C. HEFFINGTON
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20TH day of JUNE A.D. 1930
County Judge BURNET County, Texas
State of Texas,
County of Travis
Before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared HENRY S. SISK, and after being duly sworn deposes and says:
My name is Henry S. Sisk. I reside at the Texas Confederate Home, Austin, Texas, and was a Confederate soldier during the war between the states and enlisted from Parker County, Texas. I am personally acquainted with W.C. (BILL) HEFFINGTON, and have known him since boyhood and knew him in Parker County, Texas, for many years. I remember well that he was a member of what is known as MINUTE MEN, and belonged to the State Ranger service from 1863 to 1865. I remember well a battle with the Indians at Dove Creek in the state of Texas in 1864 in which myself and W.C. (BILL) HEFFINGTON participated and remember well that both of our horses were killed at that fight. I am positive that Bill Heffington, the applicant, did valiant service for the State of Texas while he was a member of the Ranger force and I believe that he is justly entitled to a Confederate pension from the state of Texas due to service performed. I know that he made an honorable soldier and never deserted the cause.
signed by Henry S. Sisk (his mark)
Witnesses: M. Hornsby and A.W. Toker
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 22nd day of May 1930.
Notary Public Travis County, Texas
AFFIDAVIT [from first application]
I lived on Bear Creek in Parker County from 1858 to 1870. My fatherÂ’s farm adjoined that of STEPHEN HEFFINGTON who settled in Parker County in 1851. During the war the Confederate Service had to assign certain of its soldiers to guard the frontier from Comanche Indians. I saw my father, JOHN HENRY TAYLOR, TOM HEFFINGTON, and BILL (W.C. HEFFINGTON, WALTER GLENN, AND JOHN DURKEE leave for the frontier. They were gone for many months, and I know positively that BILL HEFFINGTON was in the service. He killed an Indian and brought back to the neighborhood his shield, headress, belt, bow and arrows, etc., and I saw these with my own eyes. I did not see him in any Indian fights because I was a small boy, but I saw him leave with the other soldiers and months later he returned. His brother TOM was wounded in a fight with the Indians on Dove Creek, now in Tom Green county.
(Signature of Witness) T.U. TAYLOR
I was born in Parker County, Texas, May 2, 1856, and lived in said county until 1870. The facts contained in the above statement are absolutely true.
Signature of Witness) Mrs. TENNESS MILAM
I was born in 1848 in Gainsville Ark., and came to Parker County in 1864 and lived there until 1867. The above facts made by T.U. Taylor and his statement is True and Correct.
Signature of Witness) R.C. DEWITT
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 3RD day of FEBRUARY A.D. 19 25
Notary Public, Travis County, Texas
CERTIFICATE OF STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSOR
I, JOE L. PANGLE, State and County Assessor in the County of BURNET, State of Texas, do certify that W.C. HEFFINGTON, or his wife, or his trustee, or trustee for his wife, whose name is signed to the foregoing application for a pension, under the Ace of the Thirty-third Legislature, approved April 7, 1913, is charged on the tax rolls of said county with a homestead of the value of ($2000.00) Two Thousand Dollars, and of other property, real or personal, or both, of the value of ($600.00) Six Hundred Dollars.
Given under my hand, this 4th day of February A.D. 1925
[signed] Joe L. Pangle
State and county Assessor
APPLICATION FOR MORTUARY WARRANT
THE STATE OF TEXAS
County of BURNET
I, HAM HEFFINGTON do hereby certify that I am the person to whom is entrusted the paying of the accounts and indebtedness of the late W.C. HEFFINGTON, who was a pensioner of the State of Texas, and whose file number was 46671 and whose original county was BURNET.
The said pensioner W.C. HEFFINGTON, died on the 26TH day of JANUARY, 1932, in the town of MARBLE FALLS County of BURNET, Texas.
The pensioner died in the home of HIMSELF AND WIFE who was related to the pensioner as _____.
That the warrant, which application is hereby made for, shall be applied to paying all or part of the funeral expenses incurred by the said pensioner W.C. HEFFINGTON.
I further certify that the warrant for the current qurter has not been cashed by the pensioner, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I am related to the pensioner as (Friend) SON that my postoffice address is MARBLE FALLS.
Signed HAM HEFFINGTON
Sworn to before me this 2ND day of FEBRUARY, 19 32
COUNTY JUDGE in and for BURNET State of Texas
CERTIFICATE OF UNDERTAKER
I, W.F. & J.F. BARNES LUMBER CO. , do certify that I am undertaker in the town of MARBLE FALLS, county of BURNET, State of Texas, that I had charge of the body of W.C. HEFFINGTON, who died in the town of MARBLE FALLS, County of BURNET, State of Texas on the 26TH day of JANUARY 1932. That said body was prepared for burial by me on the 26TH day of JANUARY 19 32, and that I am of the opinion that warrant herein applied for should be issued to the said HAM HEFFINGTON who makes the foregoing application.
Signed D.A. CAMERON, MGR
CERTIFICATE OF PHYSICIAN
I, J.R. YETT, do certify that I am a practicing physician, and that I attended W.C. HEFFINGTON in his last illness, and am of the opinion that his ailments were BLOOD CLOT ON BRAIN CAUSED BY UREMIC POISON FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AS A RESULT OF BLOOD CLOT ON BRAIN HE HAD PARALYSIS WHICH CAUSED DEATH AS __?__.
I further certify that I am of the opinion that the Mortuary Warrant above requested should be issued in the name of the aforementioned applicant, in accordance with Act passed by the Thirty-eighth Legislature and approved March 2 1923.
Signed: J.R. YETT
PhysicianÂ’s Address MARBLE FALLS TEXAS