Claim for Widow's Pension by Catherine Tyson, April 25, 1867

CLAIM FOR WIDOW'S PENSION.

BRIEF in the case of Catherine Tyson, Widow of Jerry Tyson, Priv Co. A. 11th U.S.C. Vols. resident of Shelby County and State of Tenn.
Post Office address: Memphis, Tenn.

DECLARATION AND IDENTIFICATION IN DUE FORM.

PROOF EXHIBITED.

Service. Adjutant General reports him enrolled June 5th 1863, & on the muster roll for March and April 1864, he is reported: - Missing after battle at Fort Pillow from Apr. 12th 1864. Final statements on file state he was Missing after Battle at Fort Pillow Apr. 12th 1864, supposed to have been killed.

Death. Surgeon General has no report.

Daniel Anderson certified to be a credible witness, swears that he was at the battle of Fort Pillow & was detailed to assist in burying the dead the day after the battle & recognized the body of the deceased soldier among the dead & helped to bury him.

Marriage. Jerry Tyson & Catharine Epsom, were married July 15" 1859, by Rev. James Carr, a colored minister. Established by the affidavit of two credible eye witnesses.

Names and dates of birth of children. None.

Loyalty. In due form.

Agent and his P.O. address. Tucker & Sells, Present.

Admitted April 25", 1867, to a Pension of $8.00 per month, commencing April 13th, 1864.

Appd.

S. F. S.

M. L. Story, Examining Clerk.
per F. W. V.