Pension Claim Application File
Chessher, James -- OS 16x20
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TO THE HON. A. BLEDSOE, COMPTROLLER:
    Sir:  The undersigned is an applicant for Pension under "An Act entitled An Act granting pensions to the surviving veterans of the Revolution which separated Texas from Mexico," approved August 13, 1870.
Signed, James Chessher   
 
STATE OF TEXAS
Jefferson Co.
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  Personally appeared before the undersigned authority James Chessher
the above applicant for Pension, who after being by me duly sworn, on his Oath
says: that he was a Soldier in the army of Texas from about 17th day of October A.D.
1835, to about the 13th day of December A.D. 1835, in Captain Command of a Company and Colonel in  Genl. S.F. Austin & Edward Burleson's command Regiment, and that he was wounded slightly wounded at the taking of Bexar by a flesh wound on the inside of the thigh from a rifle-bullet and was also wounded slightly in the face from flying fragments of plaster & stone, whilst endeavoring to repair the breach made in one of our works & position by the eneym. Does not know that these wounds were ever reported.
Signed, M. W. Bumstead   
Claimant.   
    Sworn and subscribed at Beaumont this the 19th day of November
A.D. 1870, before me as witness my official seal
and signature same date
A. B. Bundy       
Notary Public

STATE OF TEXAS
_____________ Co.
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  Personally appeared before the undersigned authority Morad W. Bumstead
and Wm McFaddin         credible citizens of said State to me well
known, who after being by me duly sworn on their Oaths say: that they know of their own knowledge, that the said James Chessher    was a Soldier in the army of Texas in the year 1835; that he is about Eighty years old, and a resident of Hardin County, in said State; that he was wounded slightly at the taking of Bexar, by a flesh wound on the inside of the thigh from a rifle bullet and was also wounded slightly in the face from flying fragments of plaster & ston whilst endeavoring to repair the breach made in our works & position by the Enemy - Don't know that these wounds were ever reported - The first witness testifies of these wounds of his own knowledge and that they believe him to be justly entitled to a Pension for services and wounds, under the "Act granting Pensions" etc. approved August 13, 1870.
Signed  Morad W. Bumstead   
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 19th day of November A.D. 1870
Beaumont
in the County of Jefferson State of Texas.
so witness my hand & official Seal.     Signed, A. B. Bundy   Notary Public

    The above "Forms" are circulated for the convenience of Applicants for Pensions.  In filling up the
blanks, they will do well to be full and explicit as to time and date of service; description of Company and Regiment; time when, and character of wounds received, etc.  The Form is compiled from instructions issued by the
Comptroller.
LIKENS & O'BRIEN,
Attorneys at Law, Beaumont, Texas