ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT10

 

The next witness was his cousin Oliver Pratt. On the affidavit he

says "his age is 64 years. P.O. address West Paris Me. Occupation

carriage maker by trade and painter."

Q: How long have you known the claimant Asa F. Ellingwood

A: Ever since we was a little boy

 

Q: Did you ever work with him

A: Yes sir from 1853 to 1860 we worked for a chair mfg. co. and he did the

lifting part of the work

 

Q: What was his physical condition  when you and he worked together

A: I don't know and never knew but what he was an able bodied man.

 

Q: Did you ever hear him complain of any disease or pains prior to his

enlistment

A: I don't remember ever hearing complain at all

 

Q: Did you ever see him naked prior to his enlistment

A: Yes sir once we went in swimming but I was not near him

 

Q: Did you ever see him in the service

A: No

 

Q: Have you seen him often since the war

A: No sir

 

Q: Do you know for what he claims a pension

A: No sir

 

Q: Have you any knowledge what has been the trouble with him since

the war

A: No sir

 

Q: Have you any interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of said

claim

A: No nor prejudice.

 

This concluded Oliver Pratt's testimony.

 

To be continued.

 

Originally posted at West in New England 6/19/11

 

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