General Affidavit


State of Tennessee, County of Washington, SS
In the matter of Abijah Stewart Priv. Co. “E” 1st E. Tenn Arty.
On this 28 day of May A.D. 1894, personally appeared before me, a Clerk County Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Jane R. Cummings aged 43 years, a resident of Jonesboro in the County of Washington and the State of Tennessee whose Post Office address is Jonesboro, Washington Co., Tenn. and A. B. Cummings aged 58 years, a resident of Jonesboro in the County of Washington and State of Tennessee whose Post Office address is Jonesboro, Tenn. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: That they have been well and personally acquainted with Abijah Stewart during his entire lifetime by affiant Jane R. Cummings & by affiant A. B. Cummings for several years and that at the time of his enlistment, the said Abijah Stewart was in sound health and had enjoyed good health for five years previous to his enlistment in the United States service; but that since his discharge there from his health has not been good, and he has not been able to perform manual labor, or attend to his duties as a farmer, by reason of disabilities received while a prisoner of war, in the Prison at Danville Va, during the winter of 1864 and 1865.