This is the 1897 Pension application of James McVeigh. In it he is declared incompetent and his youngest son, Andrew Jackson McVeigh, is made his Guardian. It says he has resided in Georgia since 1 Apr 1844 [which is incorrect since his first marriage was that date], is 78 years old [b. 1819], and served three years inb the Confederacy [he said he served 16 months on the 1895 application].
Power of Attorney:
Wayne Co, GA, A.J. McVeigh, Guardian, authorizes Hon. J.M. Terrell of Atlanta, GA to receive the pension check and remit it to John Massey, Ordinary, Jesup, GA. 16 Feb, 1897.
Wit. John E. Bennett (?) and John Massey
Wayne Co., GA, A.J. McVeigh, guardian for James McVeigh, resident of Wayne Co., has resided in GA since 1 April, 1844 and is 78 years old, by occupation school teacher, and enlisted in military service during the war between the states , served three years in Co. I, 25th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. Old age and body diseased: 1st ruptured very badly, 2nd Rheumatism. Owns nothing in the world except this pension which was allowed in Liberty Co. in 1896.
16 Feb. 1897, Wit: John Massey, Ordinary, who attests to his validity.
Abstracted by Teresa McVeigh 10 Oct 2010