On this 4th 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 Cynthia Stearns,~ 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 63, P. O. Rowena, Russell County, Ky. Occupation - Housekeeper.
And I am the wife of David Stearns.
am a sister of the client “Sarah Brown”.
Sarah Brown had 4 children by Eli Brown, and they are as follows:
or April 1851
|| born in
||Oct. Year --
||Month -- Year
The dates of the births I cannot give any further than I have
given them above. And that is entirely from memory.
Sarah Brown started to marry Eli brown in April or May 1850, but
the exact date I could not give and I was not present at the marriage.
James Agee, the clients husband before Eli Brown, died at Nashville,
Tennessee, in Oct. 1846. I waited on him while he was sick and
was present when he died
and present when he was buried. I don’t know when Eli
first wife died.
I don’t know when Eli Brown died, and I never went to see him when he
All the dates I have now or ever have given in this case I gave from
memory entirely. I have no record to refer to.
I have no interest in the case and I am not biased in the same, I
have made an affidavit in the case and Mr. Wells swore me to the
~ Please explain ~
When I made that affidavit I remembered the dates and I know them
just as well as I know the date of my own birth, but I am forgetful
and can’t give
them now, but I can say that when I made that affidavit I remembered them.
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
Mark (X) Cynthia Stearns
Sworn to and
subscribed before me this 4th day of November 1887,
and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.