Before executing this affidavit, the claimant is requested to read carefully the instructions and conform thereto in every particular, so far as the facts will allow.
STATE OF Ind Terrety
County of ______
In the _____ Claim of Mrs C A Duff Widow
of the late Christopher Duff , late of Co. E Reg't 7 U.S. Infy
Vols., personally came
before me, a Notary Public , in and for the aforesaid County and State,
Mrs Ella Ayers , who, I hereby certify, is a respectable and
credible person, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim as follows:
I have known the deseased Christopher Duff all my life - have never heard of him being married before he married Catharine A. Duff in Philadelphia I also have reason to believe that Christopher Duff was her first husband. She is living here keeping a stage stand making a support by the same. She has never married since the death of her husband Christopher Duff
He further declares that his post office address is Erin Sprgs , County of Perkins , State of Chickasaw Nat , and that he is not interested in said claim or concerned in its prosecution.
Mrs Ella Ayers
Signature of affiant.