W. A. McLean's Deposition

1873 Deposition of W. A. McLean in the Southern Claims File of
Maria Catherine McLean Buie
Jefferson County, Mississippi
October 28, 1873
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd

W. A. McLean was a cousin of Maria McLean Buie

Testimony of W. A. McLean

W. A. McLean - October 28, 1873 I am 48 years of age reside at Union Church Miss and am by occupation a merchant and farmer. I have resided in this county during the past twenty years and during the war resided at a distance of a mile or a little more from the residence of the claimant - and saw her frequently during the time. I can not say as to the political status. I opposed secession. I was well acquainted with Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Buie - the former was an aunt and the latter a cousin - I do not know any thing about the political status of the ladies only that Mrs. McLean was so opposed to the war that she said to me several times that she was willing to give up her slaves to have the thing stopped and that she was not in favor of the war of this I am satisfied. but whether she was a union woman or not or either of them is more than I can say. I only know that if it was in their power the war would be brought to a sudden and untimely end.


NARA - Record Group 123 - United States Court of Claims - Congressional Jurisdiction - Southern Claim File of Mariah McLean Buie - Case # 2723

Southern Claims Case of Maria McLean Buie

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