General Affidavit

In the matter of claim for pension of Sarah M. Stewart widow of Abijah Stewart Co. E. 1st Tenn Arty.
On this 28 day of April A.D. 1891, personally appeared before here an office in and for the hereinafter named County and State, duly authorized to administer oaths, Susan Williams aged 58 years, a resident of [Ritchie?] in the County of [Newton?] and the State of Mo whose Post Office address is [Ritchie?] and James A. Williams aged 57 years, a resident of [Ritchie?] in the County of [Newton?]
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We were each formally acquainted Abijah Stewart from his boyhood and know that he never was married but once and that was to Sarah M. Morrison who is yet his widow and dependant on her own labor washing for a living.
We also know of our knowledge that his wife had never been married before and has not again married and that she has not abandoned her children as they are such his ??
We further declare that we have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Susan Williams
J. A. Williams