Signature of Edward B. Walker Genealogy of Edward B. Walker
1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee


Sarah Answers on Marriage Question

24 July 1879

A deposition from Sarah answers the questions raised by the government. She indicates that the Hancock County clerk could not locate the marriage license; although Hancock County sustained two courthouse fires and no marriage records before 1930 exist, those fires were in 1885 and 1930 and had not yet happened.

State of Tennessee
Hancock County

Personaly [sic] came before me a Justice of the peace in and for a fore aforesaid [sic] State and County Sarah Walker and deposes and says that her said husban [sic] Edward Walker never done any other Service or served under and other Captain that that alledged [sic] in her former decloration [sic] that She knows of that Richard Mitchell was the draftsman who drew up his decloration he gave no power of Attorney to any person to prosecute the claim for his land warrant that she can not produce a coppy [sic] of the record of her marrage [sic] that She has had the Clerk's office surched [sic] and the marrage records of the date of her mariage [sic] is lost or So mislaid that it can not be found and that the She relyes [sic] upon the evidence of the magistrate who celebrated the marriage

attest -
J. C. Gillenwaters
J. H Standiford

Sarah Walker [her mark]

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this July the 24th 1879

J. B. Southern J. P.

[on back:]

War 1812
Additional Evidence in
in Case Sarah Walker
widow of Edward Walker
No 32.566
Filed by J. S. Kellogg
Attorney 215 PA Ave S.E.

[A stamp also appears on the back which is also cut off; it appears to be a receipt date of 1 August 1879 at the pension office.]

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