On this fifth day
of November, 1887, at Seventy Six, County
State of Kentucky, before me, W. H. Egleton a Special Examiner
of the Pension Office, personally appeared Eliza Brown,~
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 50, P. O. as above, Occupation - Housekeeper.
And I am the wife of Claibrone Brown.
Eli Brown died May 24 1868 or 69, I am not sure which but I think
it was 1869.
I don’t know when Eli Brown and Sarah Brown were married that was before
I came into the family. I was not present at their wedding.
Eli and Sarah
Brown had 4 children born to them as follows:
This is the
best of my recollection about the date of Matilda’s birth and arrive
at the same by one of my children who was born the December following.
I know nothing whatever about Eli Brown’s first wife.
When Eli Brown came home from the Army I saw him in a few days and
he then was complaining mightly of his breasts
and he had a bad cough.
He continued to suffer from that cough up till he died sometimes
being better and then worse again.
I believe it was breast complaint that killed him.
Mrs. Sarah Brown is my stepmother in law but I have no interest
in the case.
I have made an affidavit in the case before and Sam Mackey
swore me to the same.
~ Please Explain ~
Q: How did you come to state in your former affidavit that
Eli and Sarah Brown were married about June 9th 1851?
A: I never stated it. I did not know it either. I know how it happened,
it was because Mackey and Higginbottom had too much brandy, Higginbottom
that night that he could hardly write.
Q: Have you understood the questions asked you and your answers
to them correctly recorded in this deposition?
A: Yes Sir.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
Mark (X) Eliza Brown
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.