One Quick Handwriting Transcription Challenge Every Day-for the genealogist in you
It almost looks like Iane Cox. I can't assume it's a widow of a veteran. Why isn't the last name capitalized? Low self esteem?
The capital letter "J" would be above & below the line. I believe it is a "T" & it's Tom. I myself make a similar capital "T" & for an "F" which I use more frequently, cause my husband's name is Fred, I put a line thru the vertical stem. So I believe it's Tom Cox.Ellen. : )
I'd go with Ione Cox. That doesn't look like a J.
Not sure if women applied for Confederate pensions... The signature does look like Jane Cox, but I'd also believe something like Tom Cap.
Okay I can now see why you think the last letter could be a 'p', but that first letter of the given name looks like one of my fancy capital I's.I do my own fancy writing on FRAKTUR documents. Trying to copy my own great grandfather's writing style, probably the Palmer method.
Jane Cox is it.