On this fifth day
of November, 1887, at Cumberland City, County
State of Kentucky, before me, W. H. Egleton a Special Examiner
of the Pension Office, personally appeared Mrs. Mahala Payne,~
who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded
to her during
this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says: her
age is 64, P. O. as above, Occupation - Housekeeper and that she is the wife
of Dr. Asa Payne.
I have been married 44 years and I got acquainted with Sallie Brown
about 7 or 8 years after my marriage.
About the time it was said that she and Eli Brown was married I was
living a few miles from her. But of my own knowledge I don’t know that she and he
were married, but it was reported that they were married.
I don’t recollect what year or month it was that they were married in and
I have no records whatever that would give me any light on the subject.
I do not
know the date of birth of any of their children or date of death of Eli
Brown or date of death of his first wife. I am
not related to client
I am not interested in
Q: Have you understood the questions asked you and are your answers
to them correctly recorded in this deposition?
A: Yes Sir.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
Sworn to and
subscribed before me this fifth day of November 1887,
and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.