State of Kentucky

County of Kenton

 

Before me H. L. Penn a Justice of the Peace in and for said county duly authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared Richard Shockley, who being by me duly sworn according to law and declare that he has been intimately acquainted with Mrs. Catherine Sellers, widow of Michael Sellers for twenty five years, that he first became acquainted with her in Bracken County, KY. About the year 1827, 1828.That he also knew Michael Sellers, the husband of said widow and that he believes him to have been a soldier of the Revolution, that his knowledge of this fact is founded upon statements made by Sellers himself and upon general report among those who were acquainted with him in Virginia before he emigrated to Kentucky.That Michael Sellers lived many years in Bracken County, Ky. On Little Bracken Creek, that they raised a large family of children, all of whom are above the age of twenty one years, the youngest Ms. Catherine Perry being at least 35 years of age.That said Michael Sellers died in June of the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, and that he never applied for or drew a pension to the knowledge of witness.That he cannot state positively that day on which he died,, but that he did die on June of that year, he knows from the fact of his oldest child being born on the 25th day of May 1836, the birth of which took place some ten or twelve days before the death of Mr. Sellers.That he was living in Bracken County a near neighbor to Sellers when he died.That soon after his death Ms. Sellers came to live in Kenton County with her son Phillip where she has continued to reside ever since, and that she has never been married since the death of said Michael Sellers. .

 

That he has no personal interest in the result of Mrs. Sellerís application for a pension.

 

††††††††††††††† Richard Shockley

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this eighth day of January 1853and I hereby certify that the above named Richard Shockley is a respectable person and one whose statements are entitled to full credit and belief.††††††††††††††

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† H. L. Penn††††††† J.P.