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SOLDIER'S APPLICATION FOR PENSION


STATE OF FLORIDA,}
SANTA ROSA COUNTY}

On this 22nd day of September, 1902, personally appeared before me, Clerk of the 
Circuit Court in and for said county and State, J. R. Starks who being by me duly sworn, 
declares he is the identical person who enlisted on or about the ____ day of ____, 1862, in 
Captain Rubin Shotwell's Company, county of Clay in the State of Mississippi, and that while 
in actual service in said company K 35th Miss Regiment, of the State of Mississippi and in 
line of duty as such soldier at ____, State of ____ on or about the ____ day of ____, 186_,
and was honorably discharged at the expiration of my service on the ____ day of ____in ____ 
county, State ____, I was captured at Blakely, Alabama and carried to Ship Island, and was 
paroled at the close of the war at Vicksburg, Miss.

That by reason of old age, I am now unable to gain a livelihood by manual labor; that I have 
continuously since January 1, 1885, been a citizen of Florida; that neither I, nor my wife, 
nor both combined, own real and personal property to the value of $800 in this or any other 
State, and have not purposely disposed of our property for the purpose of availing ourselves 
of the provisions of the pension laws of Florida; that I am not otherwise enabled, or in a 
position to earn, and have no income from any source sufficient for a livelihood by manual 
labor, and that I never deserted the Confederate service, and that I receive a pension from
no other source.

J. R. Starks
P. O. Address:  Bagdad, Fla.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 22nd day of September, 1902.

S. P. Golson, 
Clerk Circuit Court, Santa Rosa County


I do solemnly swear that I was born on the 6th day of August, 1829 in Kershaw county, State 
of South Carolina and that I am now past the age of sixty-five (65) years; that I was a bona-fide 
citizen of this State on January A. D. 1885, and have continuously resided in this State since 
that date; that I do not own property, real or person, or real and personal, to the value of
eight hundred dollars ($800), and that I am by reason of age incapable of providing a living 
by manual labor for myself.

J. R. Starks
P. O. Address:  Bagdad, Fla.


Sworn and subscribed before me this 22nd day of September, 1902.

S. P. Golson, 
Clerk Circuit Court, Santa Rosa County.


We do solemnly swear that we are familiar with the value of all the property owned by J. R. 
Starks and his wife, directly or indirectly, in this or any other State, and that the actual 
combined value thereof does not exceed $800; that they have not disposed of any property for
the purpose of availing themselves of provisions of the pension laws of Florida, and that he 
is not physically or otherwise able, or in a position to earn a livelihood by manual labor.

J. C. Gainer
P. O. Address:  Milton, Fla.
A. Nicholson
P. O. Address:  Milton, Fla.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 9th day of March, 1903.

S. P. Golson, Clerk Circuit Court

We, the undersigned physicians, residents of the State and county aforesaid, do solemnly swear 
that we have carefully examined J. R. Starks, who is personally known to us to be the person 
above applying for a pension under the laws of Florida, and find that his general and physical 
condition is very poor; he also has a double inguinal hernia which troubles him considerably 
all the time.

G. B. Proctor, M. D.
Residence:  Milton, Fla.
H. E. Eldridge
Residence:  Milton, Fla.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 22nd day of Sept, 1902.

S. P. Golson, Clerk Circuit Court

I certify that the above affidavits are genuine; that all of the affiants are persons of 
respectability and good reputation, and that their statements are worthy of belief; that the 
attesting officers are duly authorized to attest said affidavits, and that their signatures 
thereto are genuine. "Except as to No. 3"   

S. P. Golson, Clerk of Circuit Court.

We, the undersigned County Commissioners of Santa Rosa county, Florida, do hereby certify 
that we have carefully investigated the above application for pension made by J. R. Starks, 
and are satisfied that the conditions and alleged facts therein stated are true and correct,
and that he is legally and justly entitled to the pension provided by the act, approved May 
3, 1901.  

H. M. Thompson, Chairman  
A. H. Allen 
J. A. Milligan
County Commissioners

REVISED STATUTES OF FLORIDA, CHAPTER II, ARTICLE I.

2077.  The children of parents who are unable to support themselves shall be required to make 
provisions for their support.

2078.  On information filed before the Justice of the Peace of the proper district by any 
person whomsoever, stating that certain persons have made no adequate provision for their 
father and mother, or either of them, the Justice shall cause a summons to be issued to said 
parties, and evidence to be taken as to the truth of the facts stated in the information, and 
if the same shall be found true, after a fair trial in which the defendants shall have the 
right to be heard by counsel, the Justice shall issue an order making an assessment on the 
said children for such amount as shall be necessary for the support of their parents.

2079.  Said order shall carry with it the right of enforcement by execution, and shall have 
the force and effect of a writ of garnishment on the wages of such children, and shall 
further provide for the person to whom and the manner in which the money assessed therein 
shall be paid.

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State of Missouri,
St. Louis County.

I do solemnly swear that I personally knew J. R. Starks, who is an applicant for Pension, 
during the Civil War of 1861-1865, that I served with him in Company "K" 35th Miss. Regiment,
and know of my own knowledge that he never deserted the Confederate Army.

R. H. Shotwell
Late Captain Co. K 35th Miss. Reg.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 10th day of March, 1903.

T. B. Crews
Judge of the Probate Court,
City of St. Louis MO.

We do solemnly swear that we personally knew J. R. Stark, the applicant for Pension, during 
the Civil War of 1861-1865, that I, J. M. Ervin, served with him in Company "K", 35th Miss. 
Reg., and A. J. Shaffer served with him in the same regiment and in company "C", and that he 
never deserted the Confederate Army.  

J. M. Ervin
A. H. Fox

Sworn and subscribed before me this March the 6th, 1903. 

A. H. Fox, 
Notary Public, Clay Co., Miss.

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CLAIM FOR PENSION
BY
J. R. STARK 
OF BAGDAD, FL, SANTA ROSA COUNTY.  
FILED IN EXECUTIVE DEPT. 
SEPT 28, 1902
APPROVED MARCH 25, 1903
C. H. Dickerson, Secretary of Board.  
Pay from March 12th, 1902 at rate of $96 per annum.