On the same day that Sarah answered
about her marriage, John Crumly, who was the justice
of the peace who married Edward and Sarah, deposed about
the marriage. He was also most likely the John Crumley
who was Sarah's brother.
This deposition, as well as others, refers to an entry
in the family
Bible; this particular Bible was most likely among
the items lost in the Newport hotel fire when Sarah's
son, James, owned the hotel.
The form is preprinted and is the same preprinted form
used for the Louthen declaration above; handwritten
material is shown below in italics. Tellingly, the preprinted
part " ___ not related to said applicant"
is crossed out.
Personally came before me, a Justice of the peace
in and for aforesaid County and State, John
Crumly citizen of ["the town of"
scratched out; Mulberry Gap overwritten] (The
Town of Jonesville), County of [Hancock scratched
out] Lee, State of [Tennessee scratched
out] Virginia, well known to me to be reputable
and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn,
declare in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
I was personally Acquainted With Edward
Walker before he married Sarah Walker
the Applicant[.] I celebrated the marriage between
them[.] I was An acting Justice of the peace for
Hancock County Tennessee at that time. The said
Edward Walker Delivered me the Licens [sic]
With his Own Name and Sarah Crumlys. Name
in said Licens. Issued by the clerk of the County
court of Hancock County Tennessee Which Licens
I Executed and returned to The County Court Clerk.
they was married On the 25th of June 1848 as their
family Bible Record show the said record is in
my own hand Wright [sic] and I know said date
is correct. The said Edward Walker and
Sarah Waker [sic] Lived together from the
date of said marriage up to his death. [The Said
crossed out then repeated] The said Walker
Died in Hancock County Tennessee in the year 1860
Near Mulberry Gap and the said Sarah Walker
has not Intermarried since the death of her said
husband Edward Walker[.] my Acquaintance
With her has been such That she could not have
married without The facts haveen [sic] been known
to me for I have Visited her house frequently.
I further declare that I have no
interest in said case, and are not concerned
in its prosecution, and ___ ["not related
to said applicant" crossed out]
Attest - when any affiant signed by mark, (2
Signature of Affiants. John Crumly
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by
the above named affiant; and I certify that I
read said affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted
him with its contents before he
executed the same. I further certify that I am
in nowise interested in this case, am not related
to claimant, nor am I concerned in its prosecution.
Witness my hand and official seal this 24th
day of July 1879
Sign hereJ. B. Southern, J. P.
Add seal here.
State of ____, County of ____, SS.
I, ___, Clerk of the County Court in and for
aforesaid County and State, do certify that ___,
Esq., who hath signed his name to the foregoing
affidavit, was at the time of so doing a ___ in
and for said County and State, duly commissioned
and sworn; that all his official acts are entitled
to full faith and credit, and that his signature
thereunto is genuine.
Witness my hand and seal of office, this ___
day of ___ 18
Clerk of the ___
[stamped:] Department of the Interior/Pension
Office/ Aug 1 1879
If a Notary Public (or Justice of the Peace)
will put his signature and seal impress (if he
has one) on a sheet of paper, and a Clerk of Court
will certify that they are genuine, stating when
his commission was dated and when it will expire,
he can execute papers to be used in one department
only during his term of office without authentication
by Clerk of Court. Such Certificate for each Department
where many authentications are required, will
save much expense.
Several papers executed before on N. P. or J.
P. on the same date need Co. Clerk's Certificate,
on one only, if all are to be used in one case.
Write an affidavit just as you would write a
letter, stating all the facts, circumstances,
dates and places, as near as you can remember,
and if of your own personal knowledge and observation,
and state how you know that you say to be true.
[on the fold:]
Case of Widow of Edward Walker
For Service Pension in
Affidavit of John Crumly
Filed by Josiah S. Kellogg.
P. S. ["Box 717" scratched out], 215
Pa. Ave S. E.
Washington D. C.
Printed and Sold by W. H. Moore, 511 11th st.,
Washington, D. C.