(3 – 446.)


Case of Sarah Brown , No. 253.142


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On this 5th day of November, 1887, at Seventy Six, County of Clinton, State of Kentucky, before me, W. H. Egleton a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared James Taylor Polston,~ who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says: his age is 41, P. O. as above, Occupation - Farming, Was Private of Co. C 13th Ky. Cavalry.

I had no particular acquaintance with the soldier Brown prior to his going into the service.

At Camp Nelson, Ky. along in December 1864 and Jan. 1865, said Eli Brown had a bad cough. I was with him and saw him around camps and he had a very bad cough and seemed weak and he finally was sent to the hospital after which I did not see him any more while in the service.

At the time of our discharge he was still in the hospital and we came home leaving him there. I was at his house when he returned from the Army and he was then complaining of his breast and was coughing too.

From the time of his return from the service up till he died May 24 1869, I did not live to exceed two mile from him. He would frequently come to my house and would get to coughing so that he

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and could not leave and would be obliged to stay 4 or 5 days. A very short time before he died he was at my house and got so bad that I had to take him home on a horse. And after that I don’t think he ever went anywhere else.

I understood that lung disease was the cause of his death.

I was not with Eli Brown when the car run off the track but I heard about it, but I never heard that he was hurt any. I saw him in a few days after the accident and I could not see that he was injured in any way.

Sarah Brown is a stepmother to my wife but is no relation to me.

I am not interested or biased in this case. I have understood the questions asked me. And my answers to them are correctly recorded in this deposition. The way I remember Eli Brown died May 24, 1869 is from the fact that I was present when he died and took notice of the date. My mother died May 11, 1868 and I remember that date too.

Attests: } W. H. Egleton

} J.A. Story

Claborn Brown

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of November 1887, and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.

W. H.Egleton
Special Examiner.


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