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 Sarah Mogg,~ 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 44, P.O. Cumberland City, Clinton County, Ky. Occupation
- Housekeeper, and I am the wife of John Mogg.
I have known the client ever since I have known anybody. But when she
was married to Eli Brown, I don’t know. I can’t tell even about the time. Her
first husband was James Agee, but when he died or when she was married to him
I don’t know.
By Eli Brown she “Sarah” had 4 children
|| born in
I cannot tell the date of birth of any of the other children and
I cannot tell the exact day of the month that Matilda was born but it was
near the middle of the month.
I was present when this child Matilda was born and did not forget
the time that it was. I never made any
of it and I don’t know of any incident that occurred about the time
she was born that makes me remember it.
I simply recollect that the child was born at the time that I have
I do not know the date of birth of any of the other children. And
know when Eli Brown’s first wife died. I have made 3 affidavits in this
case, one before Joe Warriner, one before Mr. Hart and one before Mr. Higginbottom.
I do not write my name and I never have. I took hold of the pen when I made my
first affidavit but I don’t remember whether they made me make my mark
or made me write my name, by their guidance.
When they wrote that affidavit if they put it 1856 they put it down
wrong, for I know it was 1857 that Matilda was born. And I did
not tell them that
Sept. 10 or 15 but that it was sometime in Sept.
I am not related to the client and I am not interested or biased in the
case. I have understood the questions asked me and my answers to them are
recorded in this deposition. Yes, I am 2nd or 3rd cousin to client.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
Mark (X) Sarah Mogg
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.