Joseph Guillory II, Avoyelles Parish, LA
Civil War Pension Application
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NOTE: This is a transcription of Marguerite Bordelon Guillory's Widow's Application for
She was the wife of Joseph Guillory II (s/o Joseph I and Marie Magdelaine Tassin).  
Joseph II and Marguerite were my great-great-great grandparents.  Both of them are
buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Moreauville, Louisiana.

Source:  Louisiana Civil War Widow's Application for Pension, # 3428 for Marguerite
B. Guillory, file on November 28, 1906.



PARISH OF  Avoyelles}
No. 3428
The Board Reserves the Right to Call for Additional Testimony.

Marguerite B. Guillory
Wife of Joseph Guillory
Company and Regiment - Sims Battery
P.O.  Voorhies
Filed  November 28, 1906
Allowed ___________________
Quarterly Allowance $ _____________________
Pension Allowed from ______________________
Rejected _______________________
_______________________, President
___(illegible)_______, Secretary
             Board of Pension Commissioners

Cause of Death of Widow's Husbands?
Malarial fever

When did he Die?
August 27, 1877


Date of Granting Pension?

Monthly Amount?

Date of Application?
November 29, 1906

To save delay, Applicants should furnish all documentary evidence, they may
possess and sworm statements of comrades of their husbands when

All applications should be addressed to the Secretary of Pension Commissioners,
at Baton Rouge.

Blanks will be furnished by the Secretary on request.

Regular meetings of the Board, second Tuesdays in March, June, September
and December.

    PARISH OF Avoyelles

On this 24th day of November, 1906, personally appeared before me, ___________
______________, Clerk of the District Court, within and for said Parish and State, Mrs.
Marguerite B. Guillory, aged 79 years, a resident of the _____________ of (illegible)
Parish of Avoyelles and State of Louisiana, who being duly sworn according to law,
declares that she is the widow of Joseph Guillory who entered the service of the
Confederate States during the civil war under the name of Joseph Guillory at
Alexandria on the 6th day of June 1864 in Sims Battery Squire's Batallion as
private from the state of Louisiana that he served honorably until the close of the
war at Tyler State of Texas on the June 1865; and that he remained true to the
Confederate States until, the surrender, at which time he was in said company as
private; that she was married to the said soldier under the name of Marguerite
Bordelon on the _______ day of about 1843 by the Rev Dallot Catholic Priest at
or near Bordelonville, LA; that she has not married again, and that she is now in
indigent circumstances and unable to earn a livelihood by her own labor or skill,
that she is not married or otherwise provided for by the State of Louisiana or by
any other State or Government; that her said husband died on the 27th day of
August 1877 at Voorhies, that she has resided in the State of Louisiana for 79
years next proceeding date of this application, and that she claims the aid and
benefit of Act No. 73 of 1900 as is further shown by her answers to the
following questions which she sweats to be true and correct:

1.    Under what circumstances did your husband die?
    Answer:    Malarial fever
2.    Where is he buried?
    Answer:    Moreauville
3.    What are your means of support?
    Answer:    None
4.    What is the value of your property, real and personal, if any?
    Answer:    None
5.    Have you conveyed property to any one in the past few years?
    Answer:    No
6.    If any.  How much and to whom conveyed?
    Answer:    None
7.    Give your post office address and that of your two witnesses?
    Answer:    Voorhies

Witness my hand on this 24th day of November 1906.

Marguerite B. X Guillory

Gustave Couvillon
(illegible) Gaspard

Also personally appeared Gustave Couvillon residing at Voorhies and Lusuo (?)
Gaspard residing at Mansura persons whom I certify to be respectable and
entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present
and saw Mrs. Marguerite B. Guillory, the claimant, sign her name to the foregoing
declaration, and that they verily believe the facts and declaration of said claimant
are true and correct, that their acquaintance with her for 50 years and 20 years
respectively, justify them in making this statement, and that she is the identical
person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the
prosecution of this claim.
            (Gustave Couvillion)
            ({illegible} Gaspard)

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this, the 24th of November 1906 and I
hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known
and explained to applicant and witnesses, and that I have not interest, direct or
indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
            (J. A. {illegible})
                Clerk of Court