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I have just received the pension file of my gg grandfather, James H. Brown. He lived most
of his life in NJ, and died there. To prove that James was disabled in the Civil War, he
had to have affidavits about everything.
One affidavit was from Humeston, Wayne Co., Iowa dated December 1900. H.S. Brown, age 81,
and R.D. Brown, age 76, and Sarah Hall, age 49, all swore that they had known James'
wife, Celinda J. Lyons Brown, from girlhood and that they had witnessed the two marry in
Illinois in August 1868.
I am trying to find out who these Browns were - probably relatives, but how?
Does anyone know anything about these people?
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