(3 – 446.)


Case of Sarah Brown , No. 253.142


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On this 8th day of November, 1887, at Albany, County of Clinton, State of Kentucky, before me, W. H. Egleton a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Richard G. Guffey ~, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to himduring this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says: : his age is 50, P. O. as above, Occupation – Farming. No Service.

I knew Eli Brown from my boyhood and prior to his going into the service. He had the appearance of being a stout healthy man.

Along about 1867 we lived about 200 yards apart and during that time he worked on the Rail Road some. But I did not work in the squad that he did and I could not say how he worked but I know that he was not near than ½ the man, the man that he was before he went into the Army. I don’t know what was the matter with him but he was sort of drooped over.

From the time he came out of the Army until 1867 I lived some distance from him and did not see him a great deal and I could not say what his condition was. In 1867 we lived about 200 yards apart for a few months. Then he moved again and if I ever saw him after

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that, I don’t remember it.

I was on the Rail Road at the time that there was an accident, but I was not on the train and the only man I knew of getting hurt was Eli Brown and the only injury he sustained, I understood was as follows and in his own language.

After the car jumped the track and was jumping along on the ties he carelessly let his tongue get between his teeth and came damn near biting it off.

I don’t know whether he was working the next day or not, as I did not work in that squad.

I could not state when Eli Brown died or the cause of his death.

I am not related to client and am not interested in the case.

I have understood the questions asked me and my answers to them have been correctly recorded in this deposition.



R.G. Guffey


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.

W. H.Egleton
Special Examiner.


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