Affidavits of Martha Hodges, James Butler, and Henry Hanks, September 2, 1867

State of Tennessee
County of Shelby

On this 2" day of Sept A D 1867, before me C & M of the Chancery Court of Memphis personally appeared Mrs Martha Hodges who being duly sworn deposes and says that she is the widow of Harrison Hodges who was a Priv in Co A 11" USCI, and who died at Memphis Tenn on or about the 1" day of March 1864 as stated in her former application for Pension.

She further states that a discrepancy occurs in her evidence already forwarded in regard to her children. That when she first made her application for Pension she had one child and that when she made the subsequent evidence the child had died and therefore she did not mention her.

That she can only explain any discrepancies that exist in her claim in regard to the death of her said husband by stating that she always gave the date of his death from the best of her recollection, and having no education or knowledge how to reckon time she cannot be positive about the date. That the best evidence she can now obtain of the date of his death is that of the witnesses hereto annexed who saw her said husband after he died and who have known her and her husband for over 20 years.

Attest T L Dean
S. J. Walker

Martha Hodges
<her X mark>

Also personally appeared James Butler and Henry Hanks residents of Memphis Tenn, who being duly sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Martha Hodges who has made her mark to the forgoing affidavit in their presence, that they have known her and her deceased husband Harrison Hodges for over 20 years having been raised on same plantation with them. That the said Harrison Hodges was a member of Co A 11" USCI, and died on or about the 1" day of March 1864, as near as they can remember. That they have no education or knowledge how to reckon time but know that it was about 6 weeks before the battle of Fort Pillow. That they were present when he died Henry Hanks being a member of same Co with deceased and James Butler states that he was living at Memphis when he died and being an old acquaintance he attended his burial. That the said Harrison Hodges left surviving him one child at the time of his death that was under 16 years of age but that said child has died since the death of its father and they believe there is no other surviving child of said Harrison Hodges

That they reside as above stated and have no interest in this claim.

Attest T L Dean
S. J. Walker

James Butler
<his X mark>

Henry Hanks
<his X mark>

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2" day of Sept 1867. And I certify that I have no interest in this claim and that the above affidavit was read over & explained to affiants before signing

A. Alston
C & M of the Chancery Court.