CIVIL WAR WIDOW'S PENSION APP. - MARY J. (BISHOP) GRIMES, WIDOW OF WILEY J. GRIMES, 
SANTA ROSA CO., FL

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Former Claim, No. 4924 of 1907
Application No. 19780
Widow's Pension Claim
Under The Act Of 1913
Form A

State of Florida,}
County of Santa Rosa}

On this 31st day of January, A. D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and fourteen, personally 
appeared before me, a notary public in and for the County and State aforesaid Mary J. Grimes
a resident of near Milligan County of Santa Rosa State of Florida, who being duly sworn 
according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain a pension under the 
provisions of Chapter 5885 Laws of Florida, approved June 7, 1909.

That she is the widow of W. J. Grimes who enlisted under the name of W. J. Grimes - which is 
said to be on the ____ day of March, 1861, in Company F, First Florida Regiment of the State 
of Florida and who was honorably discharged at ________, 186_, on account of ___________

(Here give complete statement of other service, if any.)

That he also served refer to file back proof made by W. J. Grimes. (Deceased)

That she was lawfully married to the said W. J. Grimes under the name of Mary J. Bishop in 
the County of Santa Rosa, State of Florida on the 30th day of December, 1871, and that she 
was not divorced from him and that she has not remarried since his death, which occurred on 
the 28th day of April, 1911, in the county of Santa Rosa State of Florida.

That she is a resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida, and has continuously resided in the 
State of Florida all her life.

That she does not own property, including real estate, personal property, mortgages or 
other collateral securities, stocks or bonds in this or any other State to exceed in value 
the sum of Five Thousand Dollars.

That the following is a true and correct statement of all property owned by me in this or 
any other State:

Real estate, located at near Milligan in Santa Rosa, County, Florida. . $800.00
Personal property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50.00
Cattle, horses and other live stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25.00

That she is not a pensioner of any other State.

That her Postoffice address is Milligan County of Santa Rosa, State of Florida.

Her X mark:  Mary J. Grimes
             (Claimants must sign Christian name.)

Attest:
(1) A. C. Johnson
(2) S. E. Hinote

Sworn and subscribed before me this 31 day of January A. D. 1914; and I hereby certify 
that the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant 
before swearing; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of 
this claim.

A. L. Garrett, Notary Public 

Form B
State of Florida}
County of Santa Rosa}

We, the undersigned citizens of Santa Rosa County, State of Florida, do hereby certify 
that we personally know Mary J. Grimes, who is an applicant for a pension under the Laws 
of Florida, and that from our own personal knowledge, and from the best information 
available, we believe that the applicant does not own property to exceed in value the sum 
of $5,000, and that the statements made by her relative to the value of her property are 
true and correct.

S. C. Hinote
J. W. Garrett, Jr.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 31 day of January 1914.

A. L. Garrett, Notary Public

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Report of County Commissioners.

We, the undersigned, County Commissioners in and for the County of Santa Rosa, Florida, 
do hereby report that at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners held this day, 
the foregoing application of Mrs. Mary J. Grimes for a pension under the Laws of Florida, 
was investigated by us; that we are satisfied that the applicant does not own property to 
exceed the value of $5,000, and that the representations made in the petition and affidavits
are true and that a pension should be granted to the applicant.

Witness our hands this ___ day of ___, A. D. 19__

Signed:  County Commissioners
         Clerk Circuit Court

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State of Florida}
County of Santa Rosa}

Before the subscriber a notary public in and fore said state personally appeared William 
Crain who being by me duly sworn deposes and says that W. J. Grimes enlisted in Co. F. 
First Florida Regiment with Capt. John Walston in Milton, Fla. March 1861 and that he and 
W. J. Grimes rendered service together up until October 1862 at which time W. J. Grimes was 
taken sick and unable to render service.

His X mark:  William Crain

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 22nd day of Jan. A. D. 1914.

A. L. Garrett, Notary Public

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State of Alabama}
County of Covington}

Before the subscriber a notary public in and for said county personally appeared J. F. 
Hart who being by me duly sworn deposes and says, that he became Captain of Co. F. First 
Florida Regiment after Capt. Coleman was captured in Tennessee and that W. J. Grimes served 
in Co. F. First Florida Regiment under his command up until said company was moved to 
North Carolina which was shortly before the surrender and that he could not positively 
testify as to the whereabouts of W. J. Grimes on the day of the surrender, as he lost all 
records he had when his residence was burned.

His X mark:  J. F. Hart

Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 27th day of January A. D. 1914.

Johnny Richbourgh, Jr.
Notary Public