Submitted by Dawn Driskell
"The State of Mississippi Kemper County"
On this the 18th day of May AD 1863, personally appeared before me the subscribed a Justice of the Peace in and for said County Martha Stokes, who after being duly sworn according to law deposes and says that she is the wife of Wm. P. Stokes deceased, who was a private of Capt. T. C. K. Bostick, Company I, 5th Miss. Regiment Volunteers commanded by Col. Fant, of the Confederate Stated in the present war with the United States, and that the said W. P. Stokes enlisted the service at Cow Creek in Kemper County on or about the 4th July 1861, and died at the Hospital at Corinth in the State of Miss. on or about the 5th day of April 1862, leaving said affiant. That she makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Government of the Confederate States whatever may have been due said Wm. P. Stokes at the time of his death...(unable to read two lines)... Sworn and subscribed before me this 18th May AD 1863.
Wm. Kellis (seal) } Martha Stokes
Justice of the Peace}
Also on the same day and year afore said also appeared before me a Justice of the Peace as aforesaid Elizabeth Musgrove, who is well known to me and whom I certify to be a person of veracity and credibility who having been by me duly sworn according to law, said on oath that she is well aquainted with Martha Stokes the claimant and also well known for ten years Wm. P. Stokes the deceased soldier herein mentioned, and that the statements made under oath by said Martha Stokes the claimant as to her relationship to the deceased soldier is true and correct in every particular to the best of her knowledge and belief and that she the said Elizabeth Musgrove is wholly disinterested. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of May AD 1863.
Wm. Kellis (seal) }
Justice of the Peace } Elizabeth Musgrove"
Note: According to my research, Elizabeth Stokes Musgrove was the sister of William P. Stokes, and they were both children of Thomas Stokes and Nelly Jane Ramsey.
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