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DEPOSITION H


Case of Sarah Brown , No. 253.142

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On this fifth 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 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:

Surelda Brown born year Mo
William Brown      
Susanah Brown      
Matilda Brown     About October 20, 1857

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

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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 was so drunk 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

} G.C. Purdue

Her Mark (X) Eliza Brown
Deponent

 

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.

W. H.Egleton
Special Examiner.

 

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