EXHIBIT "C & D"
CASE OF Grace DeLony, NO. 86407
On this Twenty Fourth day of February, 1874, at Memphis, County of Shelby State of Tennessee, before me Daniel W. Atwood a Special Agent of the Pension Office, personally appeared James Hunt, who being by me duly sworn according to law, declares that his age is 69 years, that he resides at on Causey Street South Memphis County of Shelby, State of Tennessee, and that
He has known Grace DeLony ever since the evacuation of Corinth Mississippi by the Federal Army which he thinks was early in the year 1863, that the said Grace came from Corinth with the Federal soldiers and in Company with her deceased husband Benton DeLony who was at that time a member of Company "A" 11" U.S.C.I. in the war of 1861; that when they came to Memphis he—affiant—was living in Fort Pickering South Memphis, and the said Grace and Benton came to his—affiant's—house and made arrangements with him for the said Grace to stay at his house, and that she—Grace—remained at his house from that time until long after the death of her said husband Benton; that for about a year the said Grace and Benton DeLony lived as man and wife and in his house, that they were so recognized and treated by all who knew them, and they so recognized each other; that he knows the said Benton Delony, who was the husband of the said Grace who lives in South Memphis and is now a Pensioner as the widow of the said soldier, was a member of Company "A" 11" U.S.C.I. and that he has not been seen by the said Grace since the battle at Fort Pillow April the twelfth 1864; that the said Grace has never re-married since the death of the said Benton DeLony but remains to this day the widow of the deceased; that the said Grace not so far as he knows lived with or treated any man as her husband since the death of the said soldier, and that he has lived in Memphis ever since the war and has seen the said Grace often and thinks he would have known it if she had; that the said Grace has one child now about two years old, that the father—James Lee—made his home more or less with the said Grace for about a year or at least he was in and out with the said Grace for about a year, and that he is the only man that he ever heard of being intimate with the said Grace; that what he has said he knows from personal knowledge, and he further says to his personal knowledge the said Grace is not now living with or treating any man as her husband, and he further declares that he has no interest direct or indirect in the claim of Grace DeLony for a Pension and further saith not.
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Witnessed by | Mary McKay
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| Mary Ann Pope
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Sworn to and subscribed before me this [blank] day of [blank] 1874, and I certify that the above affidavit was carefully read and explained by me to affiant and witness before swearing and subscribing thereto
Daniel W. Atwood
At the same time personally appeared Julia Ann Pope who being by me duly sworn and declares on oath that she is a resident of South Memphis and has been since 1862 and is personally well acquainted with Grace DeLony, and knew her husband Benton DeLony who was a member of Company "A" 11" U.S.C.I. in the war of 1861, and knows also personally well, James Hunt of this city and who has made the foregoing affidavit in the case of Grace DeLony for a Pension, and in her presence, and that having had the said affidavit of James Hunt read and carefully explained she knows all the statements therein contained are true, and that she knows them to be true from personal knowledge, as she has lived near the said Grace for the last eight or ten years, and has seen her more or less every tow or three days of that time.
and she further declares that she has no interest, direct or indirect, in the claim of Grace DeLony for a Pension; and further saith not
Julia Ann Pope
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Witnessed | Mary McKay <her X mark>
by | James Hunt <his X mark>
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24" day of February A.D. 1874, and I certify that the above affidavit was carefully read and explained by me to affiant and witnesses before swearing and subscribing thereto,—
Daniel W. Atwood