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24 Dec 1835 1
Alabama 1
Death:
15 Mar 1918 1
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas 1
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Birth:
24 Dec 1835 1
Alabama 1
Male 1
Death:
15 Mar 1918 1
Weatherford, Parker County, Texas 1
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Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery, Parker County, Texas 1
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Mother: Melissa McClellan 1
Father: Benjamin Burgess Chaney 1

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William J. Chaney Confederate Pension Application

Parker County, Texas

onfederate pension application for W.J. Chaney, Parker County, Texas, P.O. Weatherford, comptrollers File #6514, approved 14th of March, 1900. Answers to questions:

My name is W.J. Chaney, my age is 64 years.

I reside in Parker County, Texas. I have lived in Parker County ever since 1878, 21 years, P.O. Box,

Weatherford, Texas;I served in Co. F., 51st Ala. Calvary, Wheeler's Regiment from 1862-1865, 3 years. I own no real estate. I own 2 mules the value of 37.50 each, total $75 I have not sold or conveyed in the last 2 yrs. any property except one horse for $25.

I receive no income whatsoever I am indigent I am unable to earn support

I have been continuously since the first day of Jan, 1880, been a bonified resident of this state. I have been since 1871.

signed W.J. Chaney, Oct. 27th, 1899

Answers by witness, T.W. Chaney:

My name is T.W. Chaney, I am 63 years old and I reside in Van Zandt County, Texas.

Yes, I do personally know the applicant W.J. Chaney-he is my brother and is about 2 years older than I.

We were both born in Talledega County, Alabama. We removed from there to Texas in 1870 and I have known him ever since. I personally know that W.J. Chaney enlisted and served for more than three years as a soldier in the Confederate army. I do not remember the letter of his company, but think he was in Capt. Johnson's Co. in the 51st Ala. Cav., Col. Jno. T. Morgan. Gen. Joe Wheelers Corps, Gen. Wade Hampton commanding for a short while just before the close of the war. W.J. Chaney applicant never deserted the Confederacy nor the Confederate Army. Yes, I served in the 8th Confederate Cavalry, Co. A, CS Army for four years and I personally knew J.W. Chaney during the war and know that he served a soldier in the Confederate Army for about 3 years. I saw applicant W.J. Chaney a little over 3 years ago. I was at his home in Parker County about 5 miles west of Weatherford. Weatherford is his post office. I had a letter from him last week. It was in his own handwriting.

signed, T.W. Chaney, Nov. 9th, 1889 before

Jno. W. Davidson, Notary Public, VZCo, Texas.

Answers by witness A.J. McClellan:

My name is A.J. McClellen; I am 70 years old. Farmer. I reside in Van Zandt County, Texas about 1 1/2 miles north from Canton. I do personally know the applicant W.J. Chaney. I have known him all his life. I first knew hime in Talledega County, Alabama. We were both raised there. We came to Texas together about 1870. I have known him ever since. Yes, W.J. Chaney enlisted in Talladega County, Alabama in the Confederate Army in Company ?, Capt. Johnson, I think, Jno. T. Morgan's Regt. 51st Ala. Cav. Gen Joe Wheeler's Army. I was with him frequently during the war. While he was in the army and I know he made a good soldier. He enlisted early in the year of 1862. I do not now remember the letter of his company but I know he was in Jno. T. Morgan's Regiment in General Joe Wheeler's command and I think his captain was named Johnson. W.J. Chaney never deserted the Confederacy nor the Confederate Army, but staid in the army until close of the war in 1865. Yes, I served as a soldier in the CA army in Co. K, 22nd Alabama Inf. And I personally knew applicant W.J. Chaney as a Confederate soldier and knew him in the army. I last saw W.J. Chaney about 3 years ago. He was here on a visit. He then lived in Parker County and lives there still, about 5 miles west from Weatherford I think. I believe that Weatherford is his post office. I have not had a letter from hime since then. signed A.J.McClellen, Nov. 9, 1899 before Jno. W. Davidson, Notary Public, VZCo, Texas.Birth: Dec. 24, 1835 Death: Mar. 15, 1918
Received Confederate Pension #06514.
Burial: City Greenwood Cemetery WeatherfordParker CountyTexas, USA

Thank you for this record, well done. I didn't realize you could create such a cool record/memorial here. My 2GGfather joined in Taladega, AL, too; Horace Coleman Bailey, 18th Infantry. I'm waiting for his pension app from Wise County, TX & hope to get this kind of wonderful information about him as I know nothing of his family in Alabama.

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