Pearlie Scott's Deposition in John Culver's Pension Case
Deposition of Pearlie Scott in the Case of Shelby Brown, Guardian of John Culver, Jr.
I am 46 years of age, residence 1 1/4 miles W. of Caseyville, farmer. I know all the parties at interest in this claim for pension. I am not related to any of them, nor have I any interest in this claim. I have known the mother of this ward about all my life. We have been neighbors since I was a boy. I know that she had several children before she married John Culver, but he was her first husband. She had these other children at home while she lived with her father. I know all the reputed fathers of them, and I am sure that she never married any of them. This ward is now between 14 and 15.
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd
April 13th, 1909
Lincoln County, Miss.
I have heard the above; I have understood it; it is correct.
John Culver's Federal Military Pension Records
Private John Culver - 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Remembering Their Names