State of North Carolina
I hereby certify I was the owner of Dolly Crandall when she was married and living with Ephraim Crandall. They lived upon my premises and were man and wife till some time in the early part of the late war. I further certify that they had six children, four of whom are dead, and two living. The mother Dolly Crandall has never within my knowlege failed to take care and provide for said children. Lewis Crandall is living, and was born about 1855. Isabella Crandall is also living and was born 1861. The above is true to the best of knowledge & belief.
Feby 23rd 1874
Geo. M. Burras
Sworn and subscribed to this February 23rd 1874 before me J. J. Smith a Justice of the peace in and for the County of Martin State of North Carolina
J. J. Smith JP
Martin County SS.
I Joseph M. Siterson, Clerk of the Superior Court within and for the County of Martin, do hereby certify that J. J. Smith is an acting Justice of the Peace within and for said county fully authorised and commissioned to act as such,
Witness my hand and seal this 23d Feby 1873 at office in Williamston N.C.
Jos. M. Siterson Clerk