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Pension Claim Application File
Bumstead, M.W.

 

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Transfer of oversize materials    Date: May 6, 1996
From Group: Comptroller
Series: Pension Claims
Folder: Bumstead, M.W.

To Box Location: 304-017
Folder: 4

Description of Materials:
Pension application of M.W. Bumstead
signed 19 November 1870

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Jefferson | Be it known by these presents that I Morad W. Bumstead of the State aforesaid and county of Hardin, do make constitute and affiant ?alleges? C. R. Johns, ?? of Austin, very true and lawful agents and attorneys in fact to forever and abstain for me and in my ?frame?, place and stead of the proper affairs of the government of said State, any pension funds or bonds & to which ????? be entitled for military services to The Republic of Texas, under the Act of the Legislature of said state approved August 13th 1870, and the acts amended ??? on Supplementary thereof; to receive and receipt for the same and to do all other and further acts and things necessary and proper in and about the ???????, for me, of said pension - binding myself and my heirs & amp; to satisfy the same.  In witness whereof I ????? set my hand at Beaumont this 29th day of June A.D. 1874.

Witnesses  Cave Johnston |
                  J. B. Langham |
                  Mourad W. Bumstead

The State of Texas |
County of Jefferson | Before me W. F. Gill????, personally ????? and after subscribing the foregoing Power of Atty to C.R. Johnson, acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the uses and per ???? therein specified voluntarily ex??????

To certify which I hereunto sit my hand and seal of office this 24th day of June A.D. 1874 -- W.G. Gilbert, Clk. ???

 

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M. W. Bumstead
To | ???
C. R. Johnston

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Jefferson |  I M. W. Bumstead, resident of the county of Hardin, said state, being duly sound, upon my oath do say: that I am 63 years of age, and a native of Essex County in the State of New Jersey; that I immigrated into Texas, from that city and State of New York in 1831, that continuously since, I have resided in the present territory & county of Hardin, Texas, save and except ?? residence of about one year in the present Territory of Liberty County; that I am identically the same person whose application for pension supported I think by the ??? of witnesses James Chessher and Adam or William Byerly, the first of Hardin county, since deceased, and the latter of Jasper county has been heretofore forwarded through M??? C. R. ??? & C of Austin, to the Comptroller's office of the State of Texas; that I served in A.D. 1832, in an expedition under ???? K Johnson, against Bradburn in command of the Mexican post of Anahuac; that in A.D. 1835, with a body of men who ???? here with Henry Millard.  I ???? to San ?Felipe? de Austin, where we organized into a company whereof the said Henry Millard was elected Captain; that thence proceeding with said company, and number through to a point about 15 miles below San Antonio known as the "Mission del Espada" or "Mission of the Sword" said Millard afterward

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left to serve as a member of the ????????? at San Felipe and his company was attacked by ?? co???? with the company of Capt. Andrew J. Briscoe; that all of the last mentioned company except (to the best of my recollection Johnson, Thames, James Drake (both of whom are now even dead and myself, having became dissatisfied left the army then commanded by Stephen F. Austin, I think and Thames, Drake and ??? ?? attached ourselves to the company commanded by Capt. james Chessher, Edward Burleson, having ???? that time resumed the command of the forces near San Antonio in the ???? of Austin.  That after having participated in the fighting which resulted in the ???????? and capitulation of San Antonio, I was on or about December 13th 1835 honorably discharged of said service, for which I have since received a bounty of 320 acres and a donation of 640 acres of land from the Republic of Texas - Further, that ???/ in 1836, July, I entered into the service of Texas at Beaumont Texas under Capt Ben Harper and proceeding with his company, joined the Texas Army under R???? ???? on the ?Coletto? near San Antonio, and remaining in said service, time ??? ???? remembered, until I was discharged honorably, near the mouth of the Lavaca River at a place called ( I believe) "Dimmits' Landing", that for this last mentioned service, I have since received

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another bounty of 320 acres of land & my discharges and other evidences of my services aforesaid, having been ???? filed in the Archives at Austin, are hereby referred to for greater certainty.
     And I do further ?????? ???  ?shall? have never yet received, any pension or p???? of due me under tha act of August 13, 187? ( ? the State of Texas) or any act ?amendatory? or supplementary thereof -- Mourad W. Bumstead

J. B. Langham
Cave Johnson

The foregoing affidavit was subscribed and sworn to before me by Morad W. Bumstead who is to me well known, on the 29th day of June A.D. 1874 and the witnesses J. B. Langham and Cave Johnson who are credible also subscribed the same, at the same time, in my presence -- to certify which I hereunto set my hand and seal of office, this date ???? ??????

W. ?. ?????   Clk, District Court, Jefferson County

The State of Texas|
County of Jefferson |  We James B. Langham and Cave Johnson, do solemnly swear that we have been personally acquainted with the Morad W. Bumstead whose genuine signature is affixed
 
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to his foregoing affidavit ????  A.D. 1838 or 1839, that we have heretofore received the impression by common report, and from information derived of Amos Thomas, James Drake & James Chessher his comrades in arms, or claiming to be such, that he had served in the armies of the Republic of Texas, and that from this and our knowledge of the history and character of the said Bumstead, we do ?verily? believe him to be identically the person who performed the services as represented in his said affidavit, so help us God --

Cave Johnson
J. B. Langham

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of June A.D. 1874 -- as, Witness my hand & Seal of office

W. ?, Gilbert Clk, D.C. J.C.

The State of Texas |
County of Jefferson | We, A. B. Bendy ? and George W. O'Brian do solemnly swear that M. W. Bumstead, whose genuine signature is appended to the first foregoing affidavit is identically the same person who ?swore? to his application for pension under the Act of Aug. ?3, 1870, before A. B. Bendy a Notary Public of Jefferson county, on the    day of    A.D. 1871 and that A. B. Bendy having known him personally ever since 1859, and the said O'Brian having known ever since 1853, we believe him to be the same individual to whom the aforesaid Bounties and Donations were granted.

A. B. Bundy
Geo. W. O'Brien

Sworn to ??? before me, this 29th day of June A.D. 1874

W. ? Gilbert
Clk. Dist. Ct. Jeff. Co.

 

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No. 560

PENSION CLAIM

of M. W. Bumstead   Hardin Co.

Filed may 23rd, 187?
By C. R. Johns & Co.

Disposition made of Approved August 21, 1874

Amount of Pension, $250.00
59 years of age. resident of Hardin Co. Entered Army of the Republic 27 Oct 1835 in Capt A. Briscoe's Co also in Capt. James Chesshers Co in Dec 1835  See ???? ? 1831, for record evidence of same.

Certificate issued

August 21st, 1874
Record Citificall??
C. R. Johns ???

 

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Office of Comptroller of Public Accounts,
Austin, August 21, 1874
No. 560    $250.00

This certificate shows that M. W. Bumstead is entitled under Acts of August 13th 1870 and April 21 1874 to an annual pension of two Hundred and fifty dollars.  Payable in bonds up to July 1st 1874 said M. W. Bumstead being 63 years of age Served in Army of Republic from 1845 -- Record Evidence
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Comptroller
 

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Bumstead, M. W.
Due on the within ?? Bonds  $970.00 P/a on file to C. R. Johns & Co.   ???  ... Dardire??
Comptroller
Recd Bonds Aug 24th 1874
C. R. Johns & Co.

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  In the County Court of said County August Term 1877

      Now comes M. W. Bumstead a citizen of the County and State aforesaid and submits the following statement to wit:
           That affiant was a member of the company commanded by Captain James Chesher, of the command of General Ed Burleson of the Provisional Army of Texas, and participated in the attack made by Genl Ed Burleson, in December 1835, when the town of San Antonio, which resulted in the reduction and capture of said town.
          That he enlisted in said service at Beaumont (now in Jefferson county, Texas) and was led in company with others by Capt Henry Miller, to San Filipe, on the Brazos River, where he (affiant) and others were taken command of by Captain Andrew J. Briscoe.  That under the

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command of the said Capt Briscoe, this affiant proceeded to the head of the San Antonio river to the camp of said army - at which place, affiant was transferred to the company of the said Capt James Chesher, That after the said capture of San Antonio, affiant was at said town of San Antonio, discharged.
           Affiant further states that in the month of July 1836, he again engaged as a soldier in the army of the Republic of Texas and served for a term of three months in the company commanded by Capt Benjamin Harper, and was honorably discharged at Dimmit's Landing on Lavaca Bay.
          Affiant states that there were issued to him by the Republic of Texas, two Bounty Land Warrants for Three Hundred and Twenty acres each - that of the two Bounty Land Warrants one was issued to him for

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the service rendered in 1835 and the other was issued to him for the service rendered in 1836 -- And that there was issued to him, also, by the Republic of Texas, a Donation Land Warrant for Six Hundred and Forty acres for his participation in the battle of San Antonio.
         Affiant makes this statement for the purpose of enabling him to procure the pension to which he is entitled by virtue of an Act of the Legislature of the State of Texas, Approved July 28th 1876 -- And here states in addition to the statements herein before made, that he is in reduced circumstances, that he is now Sixty Six years of age and is dependent upon his own personal manual and physical labor for support and is in such need as to render him indigent --
            M. W. Bumstead.
Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 23rd day of July 1877
W. G. Brackin, Clk, C. C. H.C.

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  We, W. J. Collins and Murfrey Taylor state upon oath that M. W. Bumstead the applicant is to us, personally well known, and that from the appearance and statements of said applicant we believe him to be the identical person he represents himself to be.
                    W. J. Collins
                     Murfrey Taylor
Sworn to and subscribed before me July 23rd 1877
            W. G. Brackin
                Clk, C. C. H. C.

The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  I hereby certify that the within and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original Application of M. W. Bumstead, as filed in this Office.

Witness my hand and Seal of Office at Hardin on this the 24th of Oct 1877
W. G. Brackin, Clk. Co. County H. C.
By John P.Work  Deputy

 

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    In the County Court of Hardin County Texas, October Term A.D. 1877
            The application of M. W. Bumstead which was filed by him in this Court on the 23rd day of July A.D. 1877 setting forth facts alleged to be sufficient if true to entitle him to apply for and obtain a Pension from the State of Texas, having been considered by the Court at this Term -- and it appearing to the Court, that notice of such application had been made by posting on the Court House door in the town of Hardin for more than thirty days prior to the beginning of this Term of this Court; and it also appearing that said application states such facts as are required by law to entitle the applicant to a pension and that such facts are true, it is ordered by the Court that a Certified Copy of said application -- and also of this order issue to said applicant M. W. Bumstead.

The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an order made by the ?Hon? the County Court of Hardin County, at the October Term 1877, as appears from the Record of said Court at said Term.
                     Witness my had and Official Seal at Hardin Oct 24th 1877
                    W. G. Brackin, Clk. C. C. H. C.
                    By John P Work Deputy

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  I hereby certify that M. W. Bumstead, whose application to enable him to apply for and obtain from the State of Texas, a Pension, was approved at the October Term A.D. 1877 of the ?Hon? the County Court of said Hardin County -- is still living.
                    Witness my hand and seal of Office at Hardin October 27th 1877
                    W. G. Brackin, C. C. C. H. C.
                    By John P Work  Deputy

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  Personally appeared before the undersigned A. Hooks -- and J. G. Fountain residents of the County and State aforesaid & whom I certify to be credible, who after having been, by me, duly sworn depose and say, severally, upon oath that they know M. W. Bumstead the applicant for a Pension, from the State of Texas, and that he is the identical person whose application for such pension was approved by the County Court of said Hardin County, at the October Term ?then? of A.D. 1877                       Austan Hooks
                     J. B. Fountain

Subscribed and sworn to before me October 27th 1877.  To certify
                    which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal on the 27th day of October A.D. 1977
                    W. B. Brackin, C. C. C. H. C.
                    By John P Work   Deputy

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  I hereby certify that M. W. Bumstead the applicant for a Pension from the State of Texas, whose application for such pension was approved by the County Court of said Hardin County, at the October Term thereof A.D. 1877, is still living.
          Witness my hand and the Seal of said Court at Hardin Nov. 1st 1877
              S. E. Parker
           County Judge of Hardin Co

 

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The State of Texas
County of Hardin

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,
THAT I M. W. Bumstead of the County and State aforesaid
have made, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint D. W. Doom my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, place and stead, to demand, receive and collect and receipt for any and all moneys, vouchers, certificates, warrants or bonds due and to become due to me for and on account of The Pension granted and due to me by the State of Texas
giving and granting my said attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever, requisite and necessary to be done, in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do, if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do ar cause to be done by virtue hereof.

                  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, this Fifth day of December A.D. 1877
                    M. W. Bumstead

The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |
     Before me, John P Work, Clerk of the County Court
within and for the county and State aforesaid, personally appeared M. W. Bumstead  who is to me, personally, well known, and party to the above and foregoing power of attorney and acknowledged that he had executed the same for the uses and purposes therein stated.

                 To certify which I hereunto sign my name and affix my official seal, at office, in the town of Hardin this Fifth day of December A.D. 1877
                    John P. Work
                     C. C. C. H. C.

 

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No. 1608   $37.50
M. W. Bumstead
D. W. Doom

Filed Decemb 10 1877 and
admitted for Thirty Seven 50 Currency Dollars

NATURE OF CLAIM
Pension Oct 1 to Dec 31 hardin county

Appropriation No. 95 M

Steph? H Bardeux ?
Comptroller

RECEIVED WARRANT,
D. W. Doom

 

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Certificate
??  Doom?
$187.50

M. W. Bumstead
Hardin Co

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  The within affidants ?? M. W. Bumstead, W. W. Lyon and F. M. Hooks, are approved of, by me and I further certify that when the order was made by me, on the 22nd of October 1877, approving the application of the said M. W. Bumstead for a pension from the State of Texas, that the proof fully justified an order stating in ?terms?, that the applicant was in indigent circumstances and pecuniarily unable to support himself on the first day of 1876 and thereafter and up to the time of such approval, and that the said order of October 22, would have contained a statement to that effect had I as the Court decreed it essential.
                Given under my hand and the seal for the Hon. the County Court of Hardin County Texas on this the 22nd day of December A.D. 1877
S.E. Parker
County Judge of Hardin Co. Texas

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  Personally appeared before the the undersigned F. M. Hooks and W. W. Lyon citizens of the County and State aforesaid and whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who after having been, by me, duly sworn depose and say, upon oath, that M. W. Bumstead, the applicant for a pension from the State of Texas, is in indigent circumstances and pecuniarily unable to support himself -- that they and each of them have known the said M. W. Bumstead for a period of Eighteen years and more and know that on the first day of July A. D> 1876, and at all times since, he has been in indigent circumstances and pecuniarily unable to support himself -- being dependent alone upon his own individual manual labor.

W. W. Lyon
F. M. Hooks

Witness my hand and seal of office at Hardin
December 22nd 1877
John P. ????
C?o. Clk H C

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  Personally appeared before the undersigned Clerk of the County Court of Hardin County Texas, M. W. Bumstead a citizen of the County and State aforesaid (and whom I certify to be the identical M. W. Bumstead, whose application for a pension from the State of Texas was filed on the Hon. the County Court of said Hardin County, on the twenty third day of July A.D. 1877 and by said court and the Hon. S. E. Parker County Judge, approved on the twenty second day of October A.D. 1877) -- who upon oath deposes and says that, on the first day of July A.D. 1876 he was in indigent circumstances and pecuniarily unable to support himseld, and has so continued from said first day of July to the present time and that he makes this statement for the purpose of supplying any omission of allegations -- or proof thereof -- to such effect, that may appear in his said application, approval, on the twenty second day of October A.D. 1877
                  M. W. Bumstead
Witness my hand and seal of office at Hardin December 22nd 1877, John P. ????
Co. Clk H. C.

 

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OK
$187.50
P? a on file
to D.W. Doom
McCall
Clk

 

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D.W. Doom
Austin Texas
Sir:
    You are hereby authorized and empowered to sell to such person or persons and for such price as you thing proper any approved pension claim against the State of Texas for $187.50 One hundred and Eighty-Seven 50/100 Dollars for pension from July 1st 1876 to Oct 1st 1877.
   Hardin Texas March 11th, 1878. M. W. Bumstead

 

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Comptroller' s Office,
Austin, Mch 14, 1878

This certifies that M.W. Bumstead of Hardin Co Texas has been enrolled as a pensioner under act appvd 28th July 1876.  Pension from July 1st 1876 to Sept 30th 1877 and $187.50 unpaid.  Appropriation being exhausted warrant cannot issue.  P?a on file to D.W. Doom to sell

Steph H Darden??
Comptroller

 

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# ??14
M. W. Bumstead
for D. W. Doom
Atty in fact

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  We S. E. Parker County Judge and E. H. Collins Deputy County Clerk of said Hardin County hereby certify that M. W. Bumstead, to whom a pension has been granted by the State of Texas, is still living.

                Given under our hands and the Seal of the County Court of Hardin County Texas on this the First day of April A.D. 1878

S. E. Parker County Judge Hardin County
E. H. Collins Dept.
County Clerk H. Co.

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |   Personally appeared before the undersigned W. W. Lyon and S. B. Turner citizens of said hardin County, whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit who after having been by me duly sworn depose and say upon oath that M. W. Bumstead who applies for a pension warrant for the quarter beginning April 1st 1878, is the identical < a href="http://mykindred.com/cloud/TX/getperson.php?personID=I1321&tree= mykindred01">M. W. Bumstead to whom a pension has been granted by the State of Texas

S. B. Turner
W. W. Lyon

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this the 1st day of April A.D. 1878. -- to certify whidh I have unto set my and and affix my Official Seal the date above written
E. H. Collins Deputy County
Clk H. Co.

 

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290
M. W. Bumstead

 

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No. 290                       Comptroller's Office,

              Austin, Texas, April 9 1878

THIS CERTIFIES That M. W. Bumstead
Hardin Co  has been enrolled as a PENSIONER under Act approved July 28, 1876.  Pension from April 1 to June 30 1878 and $37.50
unpaid.  Appropriation being exhausted, Warrant cannot issue
Power of Attorney on file to D. W. Doom to sell

Steph H Darden ?
Comptroller

 

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D. W. Doom

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  We the undersigned, Judge and Clerk of the County and State aforesaid, hereby certify that M. W. Bumstead who obtained Judgement  for Pension in the County Court of said County, is still alive, and is in dying circumstances.

                    Witness our hand and the seal of the County Court of said County hereto affixed this 1st day of July A.D. 1878
S. E. Parker C.. Judge
John P. Work C.. Clerk

 

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602

M. W. Bumstead

 

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No. 602               Comptroller's Office,

                    Austin, Texas, July 9  1878

THIS CERTIFIES, That M. W. Bumstead
Hardin Co has been enrolled as a PENSIONER under Act approved July 28, 1876.  Pension from July 1 to Sept 30 1878 amt 37.50 unpaid.  Appropriation being exhausted, Warrant cannot issue.
Power of Attorney on file to D. W. Doom to sell

          Steph H Darden
            Comptroller

 

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D. W. Doom

 

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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  We the undersigned Judge and Clerk of the County and State aforesaid, hereby certify that M. W. Bumstead who obtained judgement for Pension in the County Court of said County, is still alive, and in indigent circumstances.

S. E. Parker |
Co. Judge Hardin Co |  Witness our hands and seal of the County Court of said County hereto affixed this 5th day of Oct 1878
               John P Work C.C.C. H.C.
               By O of Butler Depty

D. W. Doom of Austin Texas is hereby authorized to receive, receipt for, sell and dispose of any warrant or claim due me on account of Pension to date.
                   M. W. Bumstead

 

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880
M. W. Bumstead

 

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No. 880                    Comptroller's Office,                Austin, Texas, Oct 10 1878

THIS CERTIFIES, That M. W. Bumstead
Hardin Co has been enrolled as a PENSIONER under Act approved July 28, 1876.  Pension from Oct 1 to Dec 31 1878 amt $37.50 unpaid.  Appropriation being exhausted, Warrant cannot issue.

Power of Attorney on file to D. W. Doom

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Comptroller

 

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115
M. W. Bumstead

 

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Certificate for Pension
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State of Texas, |
County of Hardin |  WE, the undersigned, Judge and Clerk of the County and State aforesaid, hereby certify that
M. W. Bumstead
who obtained Judgement for Pension in the County Court of said County, is still alive, and in indigent circumstances.

               WITNESS our hands and the Seal of the County Court of said County hereto affixed this the 25th day of Jany 1879

P. S. Watts
County Judge.

O. H. Butler
County Clerk.
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(N.B. Above Certificate is sufficient without any affidavits.  Pensioner should go before the County Judge and County Clerk and procure the above Certificate on or after the first day of ............ next, and return the same to us, when we will collect the claim and remit as may be directed.  Sign the authority at bottom hereof.)
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FORSTER & CO., Bankers, of Austin, Texas, are hereby authorized to receive, receipt for, sell and dispose of any warrant or claim due me on account of pension to date.
          M. W. Bumstead

Witness:   S. E. Parker

 

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M. W. Bumstead    $1407

 

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No. 1451                    Comptroller's Office,
              Austin, Texas, Jan'y 30th 1879

THIS CERTIFIES, That M. W. Bumstead
Hardin Co has been enrolled as a PENSIONER under Act approved July 28, 1876.  Pension from Jan'y 1 to Mar 31st 1879 amt $37.50 unpaid.  Appropriation being exhausted, Warrant cannot issue.

Power of Attorney on file to D. W. Doom
  Steph H Darden
Comptroller

 

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5674

Forster? & Co
| Ca????  Att |

 

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Certificate for Pension.
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State of Texas, |
County of Hardin |  WE, the undersigned, Judge and Clerk of the County and State aforesaid, hereby certify that
M. W. Bumstead  who obtained Judgment for Pension in the County Court of said County, is stil alive, and in indigent circumstances.

                WITNESSour hands and the Seal of the County Court of said County hereto affixed this 14 day of April 1879
          P. S. Watts
             County Judge.

           O. H. Butler
              County Clerk.
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(N.B. Above Certificate is sufficient without any affidavits.  Pensioner should go before the County Judge and County Clerk and procure the above Certificate on or after the first day of ............ next, and return the same to us, when we will collect the claim and remit as may be directed.  Sign the authority at bottom hereof.)
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FORSTER & CO., Bankers, of Austin, Texas, are hereby authorized to receive, receipt for, sell and dispose of any warrant or claim due me on account of pension to date.
          M. W. Bumstead

Witness:  P. W. Watts

 

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POWER OF ATTORNEY, to STEWART & HABICHT, Austin, Texas
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The State of Texas |
County of Hardin |  I, M. W. Bumstead of Hardin County, Texas, have appointed and hereby appoint Joe H. Stewart and A. E. Habicht ( or either of them) my agents and attorneys to prosecute my claim for a pension as (the widow of) a Texas veteran.   Said attorneys, and either of them, are fully authorized to represent me in the prosecution, recovery and collection of any pension that I may be entitled to; and in recognition of services already performed and for services to be performed, and their agreement to prosecute my claim to a pension and to collect the same for one year, I hereby agree and obligate myself to pay them one-fourth of the first year's pension that may be so granted me, and this power of attorney is declared to be irrevocable until the fee herein provided is paid; hereby ratifying all that my said attorneys, and either of them, may do in the premises by virtue hereof.

     Witness my hand and seal this 18 day of April 1883.
                     M. W. Bumstead

Witness:
     E. M. Chance
     J. H. Fairchild

    N.B. -- Sign the above, and have one or two witnesses sign it on the left, and return to us.  It is not necessary that you should acknowledge it before an officer.

 

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         [BLANK C.]

This Blank is Provided and Furnished by STEWART & HABICHT, Austin, Texas.
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               APPLICATION FOR PENSION
STATE OF TEXAS, |
County of Hardin |
To the Honorable County Judge of said County and State:
    I, M. W. Bumstead applicant for a pension from the State of Texas under the act approved March 28, 1883, respectfully represent and say:
     1. I was a soldier for Texas, in the revolution that separated Texas from Mexico, from about the 15th day of October, 1835, to about the 18th day of December 1836, and served in Capt. Chessers and Capt Ben Harpers Company.
     2. My name is M. W. Bumstead; my age is 72 years; my residence is in Hardin county, Texas.
     3. I did .... receive a pension from said State under the act of 187?;  I did .... receive a veteran donation land certificate under the act of 1881.
     4. I now own the following property, to-wit: ( Here give a list of all the property you own.)
250 acres land valued $ 250, 1 mare, valued 50$
10 head cattle valued 50$
and said property is now worth $ 350.00
     5. Within the last twelve months I have sold or conveyed the following property, to-wit:
( Here give a list of all the property you have sold within the last twelve months.)
have sold no land -- cattle nor horses
That the value of the property so sold or conveyed was $......
            M. W. Bumstead  Applicant.

  Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of May 1883.
           Witness my hand and seal the date last above written.
                 ?O. ?O. Lane
               Clerk County Court Hardin Co., Texas

        Also, on this day, personally came Cave Johnson and R. E. Simmons, credible persons and to me well known, who being first duly sworn, say they are resident citizens of Hardin County, Texas; that they know M. W. Bumstead , the first affiant, and that the facts stated by him are true, as they are informad and believe, and that he is known and regarded in the neighborhood in which he resides, as a genuine Texas veteran.
      R. E. Simmons
      Cave Jonson
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of May 1883.
           Witness my hand and seal the date last written.
               ?O. ?O. Lane
            County Clerk, Hardin Co., Texas

 

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The State of Texas, |
County of Hardin |  I, S. E. Parker County Judge of said county, hereby certify that I have this day heard evidence of the value of the property as stated in the within and foregoing application of M. W. Bumstead for a pension, and, from such evidence, my conclusion is that the property now owned by the applicant is $350.-- and the value of the property sold or conveyed by him within twelve months prior to this date is $ ???   further state that I believe said applicant's claim for a pension is a valid and just one and that he is in indigent circumstances.
          S. E. Parker
          County Judge Hardin Co., Texas

Test: O. O. Lane
   County Clerk Hardin Co., Texas

Application of
M. W. Bumstead
     PENSION

 (can't read)

   (stamp)
STEWART & HABICHT
  July 13? 1883  Austin, Texas.
   (stamp)

 

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THIS BLANK IS PREPARED AND FURNISHED BY STEWART & HABICHT.
  ---------------------------------- ----------------
  AFFIDAVIT TO PROCURE QUARTERLY PENSION.
     ------------------------------

The State of Texas, |
County of Hardin |
    Before me, the undersigned authority, personally came M. W. Bumstead who being duly sworn says: That he is the same and identical M. W. Bumstead who has applied for a pension under the act approved March 28, 1883.  That on or about the 3rd day of May 1883, affiant and Cave Johnson and R. E. Simmons as his witnesses, appeared before O. O. Lane a County Clerk of said County, and proved up the right of affiant to such pension.  That affiant has acquired no property since the date of such application for pension.

                [You sign here.]  M. W. Bumstead

   Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day of July, 1883.
         Witness my Hand and Seal hereto affixed the date last above written.
                 O. O. Lane
                 County Clerk
                     Hardin Co., Texas

By E. H. Collins Dept.

  INSTRUCTIONS TO YOU. -- Go before a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public, or your County Clerk, or or after July 13th, and sign the above affidavit, and then return it to us.  Do not go before such officer before July 13th, as in such case it will do no good.  Be sure to go before one of the officers named, and on July 13th, if you can; or, if you cannot go on July 13th, do so as soon as you possibly can after July 13th.  Then return the affidavit to us and we will send you your pension.  Shall we remit your money by draft, money order or registered letter?  Don't misplace this paper.
               Very respectfully,  STEWART & HABICHT, Austin, Texas.

 

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781 Jas 1/15/84

THIS BLANK IS PREPARED AND FURNISHED BY STEWART & HABICHT.
  -------- ------------------------------------------
  AFFIDAVIT TO PROCURE QUARTERLY PENSION.
     --------------- ---------------

The State of Texas, |
County of Hardin |
    Before me, the undersigned authority, personally came M. W. Bumstead who being duly sworn says that he resides in Hardin County, Texas, that he is the identical person to whom a pension was granted under the act approved March 28, 1883.  And I authorize Stewart & Habicht to collect any warrant for pension that may be issued to me, and to receive any deficiency or other certificate that may be issued to me as such pensioner, and to collect and sell such certificate -- revoking all other authority.   Also, at the same time personally came R. E. Simmons a credible person to me known, who being duly sworn says that the facts stated by the first affiant are true.
  (Pensioner sign here.)  M. W. Bumstead
  (Witness sign here.) R. W. Simmons

  Sworn and subscribed before me this 9th day of January 1884

     Witness my hand and official seal hereto affixed the date last above given.
                   O. O. Lane
             Co. Clk Hardin County, Texas.
       By E. H. Collins Dept

     INSTRUCTIONS. -- On or after ........ first (and not before), you and an acquaintance must take this paper to a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, or the County Clerk, and both of you sign it before the officer, and then return it to us, and advise us how to remit your money.   Very respectfully, STEWART & HABICHT, Austin, Texas.

 

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No. 781     COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE    $37.50
              Austin, Texas, Jany 15th 1884

This Certifies that M. W. Bumstead
has filed a claim in this office for services  Pension from Jany 1st to Mch 31st 1884 under act Approved Mch 28th 1883
There being no appropriation, warrant cannot issue.  Power of attorney on file to Stewart & Habicht

         ? M. S???
        Comptroller.

 

 


  
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