On this 8th 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 J.V.H. Petty,~
who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded
to him during
this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says: his
age is 56, P. O. Seventy Six, Clinton County, Ky., Occupation - Farmer. Was
Corporal of Co. H, 3 Ky. Infantry.
I knew Eli Brown for about 2 years immediately prior to his death.
And during that time I lived between ½ and ¾ of a mile of him and saw him
All the time I knew him he was complaining a good deal and he had
a bad cough too.
I could not tell you how long he was confined to his bed prior to
his death. During his confinement I went to see him after and
during that time. He complained
of his breast and he had a mighty bad cough at times. He died sometime
in May 1869, but the date I could not tell you. I think Claborn
Brown says it
about the 29th of May.
The cause of his death, I think, was said to be caused by cold taken
while lying out while he was in the Army.
I am not related to the Client and I am not interested in
the case. I have testified in the case and G.
Piercey swore me to the affidavit.
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) J.V.H. Petty
Sworn to and
subscribed before me this 8th day of November 1887,
and I certify that
the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.