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 Nancy Branham,~
who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded
this Special Examination of aforesaid Pension Claim, deposes and says: her
age is 73, P. O. Cumberland City, Clinton Co. Ky. Occupation – Housekeeping.
I have known the client since I was a small girl but I had no acquaintance
with Eli Brown until I saw him and Sarah Brown married at meeting
one day at the Pine
Woods School House near Cumberland City, Clinton Co. Ky.
Aaron Beck married them and I was present but I can’t remember what year
it was or what month it was either.
When Eli Brown died I was living a right smart piece from him. But
I heard of his dying .Yet what year it was or the month it was
I could not say.
I am not related to the client and I am not interested in the case.
I have testified in the case before and Samuel Mackey swore me to
~~~~ Please Explain Discrepancies ~~~~
I never told Mr. Mackey or Mr. Higginbottom those dates for
I did not know them and I could not state it that way, when
they took my
affidavit they were together and were drinking. And if they put
those dates down that way I did not know of them doing it.
And further I
did not know those things anyway, any farther than I have stated
Q: Have you understood the questions asked you and your answers
to them correctly recorded in this deposition?
A: Yes Sir.
Attests: } W. H. Egleton
Mark (X) Nancy Branham
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.