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 Elizabeth Neal,~
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 close to 80, P. O. Cumberland City, Clinton County, Ky.,
My husband has been dead 23 years.
I have known Aunt Sallie Brown ever since she was weaned, ever since
I knew when she “Sallie” was married to Eli Brown. And Aaron Beck,
Squire “dead” Married them. Aaron Beck and his old woman are dead.
Although I was present when they was married yet cannot remember
the day of the month, the month or the year they were married
I don’t know when any of her children were born.
I knew when James Agee, her first husband, died. But the year or
month or day of the month I do not remember.
I knew when Eli Brown died but I can’t remember the date. Or the month
I am a cousin of the client but I have no interest in the case.
I have testified in
the case before but I forget who it was that swore me to
~ Please Explain ~
Q: How did you fix the date of marriage when you made that
A: I don’t know how I fixed the date.
Q: Did you talk it over with anybody at the time or about
the time you made that affidavit?
A: I might, I don’t know.
Q: Have you any records whatever?
A: No, I have not.
Q: Was that former affidavit read to you?
A: Yes Sir it was.
Q: Have you understood the questions asked you and are
your answers to them correctly recorded in
A: Yes Sir.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
Mark (X) Elizabeth Neal
Sworn to and
subscribed before me this 5 day of November 1887,
and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.