Handwriting Interpretation Requested

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Please see this familysearch Confederate Pension Application, where the person applying for a pension states that he "has become disabled from ???? a lively ???? from old age and infirmity.  The red question marks indicate words that I can't figure out - can anyone identify these words?

THANX oodles!

in Genealogy Help by Gaile Connolly G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

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I read that as "has become disabled from making a livelyhood from old age and infirmity."
by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
selected by Gaile Connolly
I second, that's what I see also
Which would make sense if written as "has become disabled (from making a livelyhood) as a result of old age and infirmity" --or "has become disabled from making a livelyhood (as a farmer) due to old age and infirmity" -- or "has become unable to follow his usual profession of farming, due to disability caused by old age and infirmity".

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The disability is due to old age and infirmity.  

Said disability prevents him from following his normal method of occupation, ie farming.
'making' could be 'working'.  'hood' could be 'land' or 'herd'
THANX C-H, Jonathan, and Melanie!

Linda, THANX for your effort, but I gotta go with the majority.

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