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


John Crumley on the Marriage

24 July 1879

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.

Read the notes on the back of this carefully.

State of Tennessee County of Hancock, SS.

In the matter of Sarah Walker

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 persons)
[not attested]

Signature of Affiants. John Crumly

[back side:]
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 here J. 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:]


General Affidavit.
Case of
Widow of Edward Walker
For Service Pension in
War 1812.

For ___
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.

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