Humberson Family


The Civil War devastated the lives of many families, the Humberson family was no exception.  Andrew Welton went away to war.   He enlisted in Texas in the Cavalry and drove a chuck wagon.  His brother George and  sister-in-law Mary Humberson attested that Andrew Welton Humberson enlisted in the Confederate Army from Leon Co about 1861 and served until the end of the war – he drove a wagon team.    However, since they testified they knew he went away to war, the widow's application was denied stating “this was not enough to prove he served in the War.”    Now this poor lady had letters and more letters written on her behalf.   Let’s look at this logically:  Let’s say he joined 1862 – they married 1869 and she did not file for a pension until 1927 --- 65 years after the fact; and she was 71 years old.    What proof did she still have?  I think she was cheated.

Contributed by:
Barbara Kirkland
(she needs some help finding an obit for Myrtie Ethel Humberson, died in Leon Co. July 31, 1980, she is buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Bluff Dale, Erath Co., TX)