The State of Alabama Before me Joseph J Fondren [1]
Fayette County an acting Justice of Peace and
and for said county Personally [????] James Poe and Mary
Poe who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that Wm S
Poe is their Son they further say he is in Capt W. Thompson
company in the 32 Alabama Regment in the Confederate
Service they further say upon oath the said Wm S Poe
has been deaf ever sense he was two years old he had
a rising in his head and has been deaf ever sense
but worse when he taks cold in his head sumetd and
subscribed before me on the 3rd Sept 1862
and I further certify that James Poe and Mary Poe
are respectable witnessess James Poe
Joseph J Fondren her
Justice of the Peace Mary X Poe
[page 2]
I Joseph J Foudren have been personly acquainted
with Wm S Poe every since 1850 and have taught
him in School and he has been deaf every since
I have been acquainted with him Givin under my
hand the 3rd Sept 1862 Joseph J Fondren

I Davis Knight have been Personally acquainted
with Wm S Poe for the last seventeen years and he have
been deaf ever since I have been acquinted with him
Givin und my hand this 3rd Sept 1862
Davis + Knight

  1. This is a deposition to the army to attempt a discharge of William Poe due to his being deaf. Statements of Mary Poe and Davis Knight indicated they could not read or write.
September 3, 1862


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL
Residence (County): 
Fayette County, AL


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Genevieve M. Vallentine
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2013

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