Affidavit of Odell Smith and Frank Hogan, August 16, 1867

We Odell Smith and Frank Hogans residents of the City of Memphis in the State of Tinnessee upon our oaths declare that we are personally well acquainted with Mrs Mary Rollins, widow of Calvin Rollins, deceased, and who is a resident of the County of Shelby in the State of Tennissee and who by virtue of the military services of her said husband, the said Calvin Rollins deceased, is now applying for Army Pension; We were likewise personally well acquainted with the said Calvin Rollins now deceased, which fact we know by being members of the same Company and were present at the Battle of Fort Pillow on the 12 day of April 1864. and saw Calvin Rollins shot while engaged in action and that he died on the feald in our presence. and that we saw him die That we were also personally well acquainted with Mary Rollins during the lifetime of the said Calvin Rollins and know that they lived together as husband and wife, and to be so reputed, without any question to the contrary. We also further state that we were present at the marriage of the above named Calvin Rollins with the said Mrs Mary Rollins whose name before her said marriage was Mary Warren; That we were eye-witnesses to said marriage, and saw the same take place. That it occurred in the Town of Corinth in the state of Miss. on or about the 10 day of November A.D. 1859. That George Peters a Colored Preacher administered the rites of marriage between said parties, and pronounced them man and wife. That we make this affidavit as a simple act of justice, and nothing further having no interest in so doing whatsoever. that the above affidavit has been red over to us and explained so that we fully understand its meaning before making our marks thereto

Odell Smith
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Frank Hogans
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Attested:
John Ingalls
Thomas Curley

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 16 day of August A.D. 1867. and I hereby certify, that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the foregoing affidavit was red over and fully explained to, and understood by them before the signing and execution thereof, and that I have no interest in this matter

Jno Donovan
Law Court Clirk
County of Shelby
State of Tennissee