On this 30th day of
October, 1887, at Seventy Six, County of Clinton, State of Kentucky, before
me, W. H. Egleton a Special Examiner
of the Pension Office, personally appeared Sarah Brown ~, who being by
duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during
this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says:
is 67, her P. O. address is, Seventy Six, Clinton Co. Ky. I am the widow
of Eli Brown who was a member of C – 13 Ky. Cavalry.
don’t remember when Eli Brown, “my husband”, came out of
the Army, when he came from the Army he was suffering from lung disease, I reckon,
he had a mighty bad cough, and he said he got it while he was in the Army, but
when it was or at what place, I don’t know. And I don’t recollect
that he ever told me. He just told me that he got it while he was in the
he first came home from the Army he was complaining of a weakness in his
breasts and he had a cough and he had the same up till he died.
1869 or 1870. The date and year I can’t tell exactly. He died from lung disease
I reckoned. Tell when I married Eli Brown? No, I can’t tell when
I was married to him. My first husband
died in October but
I don’t know what year it was.
don’t know when Eli Brown’s first wife died.
By Eli Brown, I had 4 children:
||April 9th 1851
||W.A. (William) Brown
||Oct. 29th 1852
||Susan (Susanah) Brown
||June 2nd 1854
||Sept. 15th 1857
And all of said children are now alive.
To show the condition of my husband “Eli Brown” from the
time he came out of the Army until he died, I will refer you to W. S.
Taylor, G. H. Piercey,
(James) Taylor Polston, John Petty and John Andrews.
Dr. Asa Payne and his wife can give the date of my marriage to Eli
Cynthia Stearns and Mrs. Temprance Marlow could tell the dates of
the birth of my children for they were present. And Sarah Mogg
was there when Matilda
born. There was others present too but they are dead.
I could not tell you who was in the Army with him. No, of course
I don’t care about being around when the testimony is being taken and don’t
want any lawyers neither. I have understood your questions and you have put
my answers to them down there allright.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
} G. C. Perdue
Mark (X) Sarah
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 30th day of October1887,
and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.