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Rhoda Ann Frazier
Widow of Levi Frasier

Pension and Bounty Land


(**This is the application for Pension)

State of Alabama        , County of  Marshall       
    On this 18 day of August , A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety (2) two  personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid  Mrs.  Roda A. Frasier  a resident of Albertville ,  in the county of Marshall, in the State of Ala., who, being by me first duly sworn according to law, deposes and says:
    That she is the widow of Levi Frasier, who served under the name of Levi Frasier, as a private volunteer in the company commanded by Captain Armstrong to the best of her knowledge in the _____  regiment of  (don't remember),  commanded by  (don't remember ) , in the war with Seminole Indians in the year 1837-1838. that her said husband enlisted at Lebanon Ala , on or about 15th day of Nov, A. D. 1837, for the term of six months; that she was married under the name of Roda A. Minnix to her said husband, by Jessie Graham, on or about the 22 day of Nov. A. D. 1840, at Winchester, Tenn.  in the State of Tennessee and lived with her said husband from the date of he said marriage until the day of his death, to wit: the 31st day of Oct. A. D. 1890, when her said husband died at his home Marshall Co, in the State of Alabama, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married, except that (neither been married before); that she has not since remarried.
    No. 1  That her said husband, being duly enlisted as aforesaid, actually served thirty DAYS with the Army or Navy of the United Sates, in the war as above state, which service was as follows:
Private to the best of my Knowledge in Captain Armstrong Company  and was honorably discharged at Somewhere in the State of Fla. May A. D. 1838.
    No. 2 That her said husband was personally named in a resolution of Congress for the specific service in said war, to wit:  In the resolution of _______ day of _________, A. D. __________ and was honorably discharged at  in Florida, on the _______day of  May  , A. D. 1838.
    That her said husband has never served in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, otherwise than as above stated, except  has not  been in any other war.
    That she has not heretofore made application for pension or bounty land ______________________
    That since the death of her husband she has resided at the following places, to wit:  in Marshall County, Ala..
    That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provision of the act of July _____, 1892.
    That she hereby appoints H. J. Hayden & Co  of Washington D. C. her lawful attorney to prosecute this claim
    That her Post Office address is Albertville Marshall Co., Ala
(signed) Roda A. Frasier
             Alonzo O. McCord
             John B. Mc ?
 


APPLICATION FOR
BOUNTY LAND.
=====================
Rhoda A. Frasier
Widow of
Levi Frasier
of apt. Armstrongs
Co.________Reg't Ala
Vols. Seminole War
====================
Filed by
H. J. Hayden & Co.
war Claims Attorneys,
Washington. D. C.
Indian War Service Claim


(**this is a form - I have not underlined the written in portion)

CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR BOUNTY LAND

State of Alabama, County of Marshall, SS.
    On this 9th day of Sept. A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two, personally appeared before me, W. J. McCord a Notary Public, the same being a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid, Rhoda A. Frasier, aged 79 years, a resident of Albertville, in the State of Alabama, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Levi Frasier deceased, who was the identical Levi Frasier, who served under the name of Levi Frasier as a private in the company commanded by Captain Armstrong in the _____ regiment of Alabama Vols commanded by General Jessup, in the war of 1837-8 with Seminoles; that her said husband enlisted at Lebanon, Ala on or about 15 day of Nov, A. D. 1837, for a term of 6 mos., and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 6 months or more, and whose services terminated, by reason of muster out, discharged, at Florida, on the about 15th day of May, A. D. 1838.  She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: Age 21, height 5 ft 9 1/2 inches, color of hair black, eyes blue, complexion fair, occupation farmer.  She further states that she was married to the said Levi Frasier, at the city (or town) of Winchester in the county of __________, and in the State of Tennessee, on the 22 day of Nov., A. D. 1840 by one Jessie Graham who was a Babtist (sic) minister; and that her name before her said marriage was Rhoda Minnix; and she further sates that said Levi was never married prior to his marriage to her and she was never married prior to her marriage to him and that her said husband Levi Frasier, died at Marshall Co, in the State of Alabama, on the 31 day of Oct. A. D. 1890; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: In Jackson, DeKalb, and Marshall County ever since  Marshall Co, Ala.  She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land (or the additional bounty land) to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3, 1955, and hereby appoints  H. J. Hayden & Co. of Washington, D. C. , her true and lawful Attorneys to prosecute her claim; and she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for land nor pension and that her residence is  city (or town) of Albertville, county o Marshall State of Alabama, and that her post office address is Albertville, Alabama.
(signed) Rhoda A. Frasier
            Rhoda A. Frasier
(Two attesting witnesses who an write their names)
John w. Thaxton
Alan O. McCord


State of Alabama  County of Marshall
    In the matter of the claim for widows service pension, No._____________  of
Rhoda A. Frasier, widow of Levi Frasier, late of Capt. Armstrong's Co. Ala Vols. Seminole War
personally appeared before me a Notary Public , within and for the county and state aforesaid, the Claimant, who being duly sworn, according to law, states in relation to the above named claim as follows:  That her said husband enlisted as a private in Company of Capt Armstrong  Regiment  Ala. Seminole War Volunteers on or about the 15 day of November , 1837 and was discharged on or about the 15th day of May , 1838.  That he was not employed in the Military or Naval service otherwise than sated above.   
That he was not married prior to his marriage to me and I was not married prior to my marriage to him.  That her husband's personal description at enlistment was as follows: age 21  height 5 feet 9 in.  color o hair black eyes blue complexion fair occupation farmer  when was he born. Oct. 31st day 1820
That pension was not heretofore applied for.
(                       ?                      )
That Land warrant was ________________heretofore applied for by my husband Levi Frasier don't know number of warrant he received. Warrant for 80 acres.
(signed) Rhoda A. Frasier
John W. Thaxton
Alan O. McCord
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 9 day of Sept 1892 and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit was fully made known to the affiant before swearing and that I have no interest in this claim.
Official Signature W. T. McCord
                            Notary Public

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


    Also personally appeared  John W. Thaxton, aged 26 yeas, residing at No.________________street, in Albertville,  and Alan O. McCord, aged 21 years, residing at No.  ________street, in Albertville; persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Rhoda Frasier for four years and for 5 years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to by; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical (17) Levi Frasier , who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of Captain Armstrong, in the regiment of Alabama Vols. in the war of 1837-8 ) by the following named facts and circumstances, viz: (18) Only ( ? ? ) have heard  (?) family connection (?) and (? ?) I knew Levi Frasier to be a very old man.  
(signed) John W. Thaxton
            Alan O. McCord
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of Sept , A. D. 1892, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before swearing, including the words _______________________________, erased, and the words ________________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirec5 in the prosecution of this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


NOTICE: This proof will be worthless unless it is made by men who served in the same company and regiment with the soldier.  If signed by mark the signatures must be attested by two persons who can write their names.

State of Alabama, county of DeKalb,
    In the matter of the pension claim of Rhoda A. Frasier widow of Levi Frasier Ala Vols Seminole war personally appeared before me a Clerk Circuit Court within and for the county and state aforesaid J. N. Franklin aged 68 yeas; and N. H. Poe age 69 year; residents of Fort Payne, county of DeKalb, and state of Alabama, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn according to law, states in relation to the above named claim as follows:
    That we were well and intimately acquainted with the said soldier Levi Frasier and served in the same company with him in the army and know that he claimed the said Rhoda A. Frasier to be his wife, and was married to her according to usual customs and that they lived and cohabitated together as husband and wife up to 31 Oct 1890 when the said soldier died.
    And we further know that the parties aforesaid were always recognized and regarded as husband and wife by the community in which they resided, just as much so, as if they had been married according to the custom of white people, and we also know they the said widow Rhoda A. Frasier, has not re-married since the death of said soldier, but has remained a widow all this time and that she is poor and dependent upon her own labor for support.  We know these facts from an intimate personal acquaintance with both parties aforesaid ever since The year 1836.  We were not at his funereal but have been at his widows house since his death and are satisfied from all circumstances that he is dead. 
(signed) John N. Franklin
            W. H. Poe

    Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 10th day of November, 1892, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiants before signing and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. F. Fuller
            Clerk Circuit Court


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Alabama County of Marshall
Personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid  John P. Kennedy aged ________ years, a resident of  near  Albertville County of Marshall state of Alabama, who, being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says:
I have known Levi Frasier husband of Rhoda A. Frasier for thirty years before his death.  I lived nabor (sic) to them the most of the time.  They rased (sic) a  large family of children and he was always called and was known as Levi Frasier.  Never heard him of him going by any other name except Levi
Mrs. Rhoda A. Frasier is very old and is in very poor health.
I do hereby swear (     ?      )  this (  ?)  on the 20th day of March 1894 at Albertville Marshall County Alabama.
 
(signed) John P. Kennedy  Affiant
John J. Welucarth ?
Notary Public


NOTICE: If signed by mark the signatures must be attested by two persons who can write their names.

State of Alabama  ,  county of  Marshall
    In the matter of the pension claim  No 318 of Rhoda widow of Levi Frasier Ala Vols  personally appeared before me a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid, Rhoda Frasier aged 68 yeas; a resident of  near Albertville , County of Marshall, and sate of Alabama, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn according to law, sates in relation to the above named claim as follows.
    That I cannot prove the date and fact of said soldiers marriage by a verified copy of any public record, or church record, or any other reco5rd for the following reasons:
The reason I can not prove our marriage is stated we were married near Winchester Tenn about year 1840 by Rev. Jessie Graham and I do not know where the witnesses are and the record shows that my husband bought the license (????) they were returned. 
    That I cannot prove the date and fact of said soldiers death by the affidavit of an attending physician for the following reasons:  (none)
    That I cannot prove the marriage by the affidavit of the person who performed the ceremony, or other eye witnesses to the ceremony for the following reasons:  As above sated I hear that they are all moved to Texas.
    That said soldier was not married prior to his marriage to me
    That I was not married prior to my marriage to said soldier.
    That no prior application for pension was ever made.
(signed) Rhoda Frasier

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany. 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


State of Alabama,  County of Marshall
    In the matter of Ind. War Service pens. #318 widow of Levi Frazier
    On this 21st day of July A. D. 1893, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths Rhoda A. Frasier aged 71 years, a resident of near Albertville in the County of Marshall and Sate of Alabama well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
My husband (?) and correct name was Levi Frasier and he has always went by that name ever since I first met him.

    Her Post Office is Albertville
(signed) Rhoda A Frasier

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


State of Alabama ,    county of Marshall
    In the matter of Pension claim Rhoda A. Frasier  Indian War
    On this 11th day of April A. D. 1893, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized o administer oaths John M. Roden aged 67 years, a resident  of near Albertville in the county of Masrhall  and state of Alabama well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
     I have personally known Mrs. Rhoda A. Frasier for fifty-two years.  I have lived near neighbor to her most of this time.  Her maiden name was Rhoda A. Minix,  In the year 1842 I heard that they were married.  I know that (every ? ?   ) that yeas they have lived together and have been all that time recognized in the community as man and wife and they have to my knowledge raised ten children and I know that Levi Frasier has never lived with or claimed any other woman for his wife.  I have heard him often say that he served in the Indian Wars. 
His Post Office address is Albertville, Ala.
    I further declare that I have no interest in (? this ?) case and am not concerned in it prosecution.
(signed) John M. Roden

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of January, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


State of Alabama, county of Marshall
    In the matter of The Pension Claim of  NO. 318 of Rhoda Frasier widow of Levi Frasier Ala Vol
    On this 28 day of January  A. D., 1893, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, W. R. Frasier aged 49 yeas, a resident of near Albertville in the County of Marshall and State of Alabama well known to me to be reputable and en titled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
    I was with Levi Frasier during his sickness and saw him die.  Also saw him burried. 
    His Post Office address is Albertville, Ala
and further declares: I have no interest in said and am not concerned in its prosecution
(signed) W. R. Frasier    (**My note:  This is the oldest son of Levi and Rhoda)
(signature of witness)  Margaret Louisa Slaton   (**My note: Daughter of Levi and Rhoda)

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


State of Alabama, County of Marshall
    In the matter of Indian War Pension Rhoda A. Frasier
    On this 3rd day of April A. D. 1893, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid county and duly authorized to administer oaths, W. S. Roden aged 62 years, a resident of P.O. Martling, Ala in the county of Marshall and State of Alabama well known to me to be reputable and entitles to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
    I have personally known Mrs. Rhoda A. Frasier for fifty years.  When I first knew her she was Miss Rhoda A. Minnix.  She has lived near neighbor to me for forty-five years.  Levi Frasier and her lived together as man and wife and were so considered by all the neighbors in the community.  I testify that they lived as such for at least forty years and during that time they raised ten children to my knowledge.  Several of their children are now living near me.  I have heard Mr. Levi Frasier speak of serving in the Indian War.  I do not know of nor never heard of him living with any other woman as his wife. 
    His Post Office address is Martling, Ala
    He further declares that he has no interest in said case and is no concerned in its prosecution
(signed) W. S. Roden
(Witness)  Margaret Louisa Slaton

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


State of Alabama, County of Marshall
    In the matter of the claim No. 318 of Rhoda Frasier widow of Levi Frasier Ala Vols personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and state aforesaid J. M. Roden aged 67 years; and Margaret Louisa Slaton, age 45 yea4rs; residents of Alabama near Albertville, county of Marshall, and state of Alabama; well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn according to law, states in relation to the above named claim as follows:
    That we were well and intimately acquainted with the said soldier Levi Frasier and know that he claimed the said Rhoda Frasier to be his wife, and was married to her according to usual customs and that they lived and cohabited together as husband and wife up to 31 Oct. 90, when the said soldier died.
    And we further know that the parties aforesaid were always recognized and regarded as husband and wife by the community in which they resided, and we also know that the said widow Rhoda A. Frasier, has not remarried since the death of said soldier, but has remained a widow all this time and that she is poor and dependent upon her own labor for support.  We know these facts from an intimate personal acquaintance with both parties aforesaid ever since the year 1840
    We know that the said soldier died as above stated from the following facts: That Margaret Louisa Slaton was there during his ( ?   ) week sickness and waited on him and saw him die and also saw him burried.  I, John M. Rhoden did not see him die.
    Affiants further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
(signed) John M. Roden
(Witness)  Margaret Louisa Slaton

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of January, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


(**The top of this form was cut off and the following written in)

Thomas Scott recd B. L.
#23100 - 80 - 55 for service in Capt Armstrong's Co Ala Vols
(signed) R. Ast.

(**rest of form)
That he has not been employed in the Military or Naval service otherwise than stated above.
    That the age of my husband at the time of his death was seventy years. That my husband did not apply for a pension.  He signed his name by mark.
The following are names ot some of my husband's comrades:
Thomas Scott and Slaton. I don't remember his given name.
 
(signed) roda A. Frasier

Sworn to and subscribed before me on the 28 day of Jany, 1893, and I hereby certify that the contents of this affidavit were fully made known to the affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this claim.
(signed) W. T. McCord
            Notary Public


(**the following are three card size letters copied onto one page.)

Treasury Department
Second Auditors Office
Washington D. C.  June 9th 1893
Respectfully returned to the Hon. commissioner of Pensions.
    In the case of Levi or Levy Frasier.  His name is not borne on the roll of Captain Stephen Armstrong's Company of Alabama Vols., for the period from October 26 1837 to April 14th, 1838.
    Eli Frazier, was paid as a private of Capt. Armstrong's Company, for the period as above.
(signed) John C. Edwards,
Acting Auditor
by J.H.B.J.
A.N.30
10.22.837
Pens. Claim No. 318

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington D. C.  June 19, 1893
    Respectfully returned to the Hon. Second Auditor with the information that the report of his predecessor, dated 16the June, 1851 is to the effect that "Levy" Frazier served in Captains Armstrong's Company from 26the Oct. 1837 to 14 April 1838, and requesting an examination of the rolls to determine the correctness of the report.
(signed)  Wm. Lochorn
(?) Second Auditor

Treasury Department
Second Auditor's Office
Washington, D. C.   June 24th (cut off)
    Respectfully returned to the Hon. Commissioner of Pensions.
    The muster-roll of Captain Stephen Armstrong's company, Alabama Vol. reports Eli Frazier, enrolled  October 26the 1837,  discharged April 14the, 1838.
    No record of wounds, sickness, or disability.
    Remarks:  Office report of June 16the 1851 in the name of Levy Frazier of Capt. Armstrong's company Alabama Vol. was incorrect.
(signed)  T. Stobo Farrow
            J. N. Patterson
            Auditor


State of Alabama, County of Marshall
Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Rhoda Frasier, aged 72 yeas, a resident of the ______of  near Albertville, county of Marshall, Sate of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to law, deposes and says:
    My husband's true name was Levi Frasier and always went by that name and no other.  I am able to prove by as many witnesses as may be necessary that that was his name and only name.  We were married near Winchester, Tenn. and Abner Minnix and Jessie Graham went after the license.  I know the mistake was made by the clerk who issued the license because the parties who went gave them (Frezer?) my husband name.
    I am a very poor woman and need the pension very much.  I have been sick some time.
(signed) Rhoda A. Frasier
                Affiant


DEPOSITION - A
Case of Roda A. Frasier,  No. 318

(**handwritten)
    On this 18 day of Sept, 1894, at Peters, County of Marshall, State of Alabama, before me, A B. Parkey, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Roda A. Frasier, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:  My age is 72 years.  Occupation housekeeper, residing and P.O. address Albertville, Marshall County, Ala.
    I am the widow of Levi Frasier who was a soldier in the Indian war and a private in Capt. Armstrong's Company, Ala Vols.  and  (?).  I do not know date of enlistment and discharge, but my husband enlisted for six months, and I suppose he served for that length of time.
    My husband died Oct 31, 1889 at my home.  The cause of death was heart failure.  I was married with the soldier Oct 26, 1840 near Winchester, Tenn. by an old minister, Baptist preacher, Jessie Graham.  Thee is a record of the same which has been filed (acready - accordingly?).  I was married to my husband in the name of Levi Frasier.  If it was Eli Frasier it is wrong because I can not be mistaken about his name being Levi.
    I was married under the name of Roda A. Minnix.  I have remained the widow of the soldier since his death.
    I was never married before I married the soldier.  I was only about sixteen years of age when I married the soldier.  My husband had not been married before he married me.  I he had ever been married I never heard of it.  I had known him about two years when I married him.  My husband told me that he was twenty three yeas old when I married him.
    I was born and lived until I was 12 yeas old in Kentucky.  My father then moved with his family to Jackson County, Ala.  I run away to get married.  My husband was raised and lived in Wills Valley, DeKalb Co, Ala.  We lived about 30 miles apart.  There was several present when we were married.  Old Betsy Rickles and two daughters, Jesse Graham and his family.  We were married right near the Tennessee line.  I do not know where any of these parties live but they all went to Texas a good many years ago.
    I never heard my husband called anything but Levi and Lee Frasier.  He was married under the name of Levi.  I can not be mistaken.  When I first became acquainted with my husband before I married him I heard him tell about what took place while he was a soldier.  Thomas Scott and Elijah Slaton were with my husband in the service.  I do not know their P. O. address.
    (Guteen?) Graham Holder, Indian Territory served in the same Regt with my husband and could positively identify my husband as the soldier of record.  He knew both myself and husband before we were married and had known us since.
    My husband was granted bounty land of 80 acres.  This was about 40 yeas ago.
    W. S. Roden, Peters, Ala, and John M. Roden, Albertville, Ala knew both myself and husband before and since our marriage and can identify me as the widow of the soldier. 
    Will not be present during this examination.  Have heard read the foregoing. Answers correctly recorded.
(signed) Roda A. Frasier
            Deponent

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of Sept., 1894, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.
(signed) A. B. Parkey
            Special Examiner
 


DEPOSITION - B
Case of Rhoda A. Frasier, No 319

(**Hand written)
    On this 18th day of Sept., 1894,  at Albertville, County of Marshall State of Alabama, before me, A. B. Parkey, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared John M. Roden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:  My age is 68 years, occupation farmer, residing and P.O. address albertville, Ala.  I am well acquainted with the claimant and was with her late husband Levi Frasier.  I became acquainted with claimant in the spring of 1838, and with her husband in the fall of 1849.  I knew them both before either were married.  This first marriage was to each other.  Claimant's maiden name was Minix.
    I was not a witness to Levi Frasier's service but I saw him on his way home from the service.  I was not acquainted with soldier at the time but I knew that he was the man later when I did become acquainted with him.  I have often beard Mr. Frasier say that he was in the Indian War, and I have often heard Lt. Co. Coffee and Col. Ben Snodgrass say that Levi Frasier was a member of their command.  I was very well acquainted with both Col. Snodgrass and Lt. Col. Coffee.  They are both now dead.
    I have understood that claimant's husband was granted bounty land.
    I never heard the soldier called any other name than Levi Frasier.  Never heard him called "Eli" in my life.
    I am unab le to give the exact date of soldier's death, but he has been dead some four or five days (**Note:I think it should be years).
    I have no interest in this claim for pension.
    Have heard read the foregoing statements and my answers have been correctly recorded.
(signed)  John M. Rodan
            deponent

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of Sept., 1894, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.
(signed) A. B. Parkey
            Special Examiner


DEPOSITION - C
Case of Roda A. Frasier, No. 318

(**handwritten)
    On this 18 day of Sept., 1894, at  Peters,  County of Marshall State of Alabama, before me, A. B. Parkey, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared William A. Roden, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:  My age is 63 years, occupation farmer  residing and P. O. address Martling, Marshall County, Ala.
    I am well acquainted with Roda A. Frasier, the claimant.  I have known her since I was a child.  I knew her (?) before she was (?) married.  She is the widow of Levi Frasier.  Mr. Frasier died in the fall of 1889 about the last of October, 1889.  My wife had been in the asylum and I brought her home just after Mr. Frasier's death.  I saw Mr. Frasier after death and was at his burial.  I had known him ever since I was a boy.  When I got acquainted with him he was living with this claimant as her husband.  Claimant's maiden name was Roda A. Minnix, and she had never been married before she married Levi Frasier.  I have understood that they were married in Tennessee.
    I never heard claimants husband called anything but Levi Frasier.  I never knew or heard of an Eli Frasier.  I have heard and understood that Levi Frasier, claimant's husband, was an Indian war soldier ever since I have known him.  I have often heard Levi Frasier talk about being in the Indian war, and there was never any doubt in my mind that claimants husband was an Indian war soldier.  I have lived a neighbor to claimant and her husband ever since they were married.  I have understood that claimants husband was granted a bounty land warrant for his service in the Indian War. 
    Claimant has remained a widow since the death of her husband and I have no doubt at all and that claimant's husband was a soldier as claimed.  I have no interest in this claim.  I have heard read the foregoing.  It is correct.
(signed)  W. S. Roden
            deponent

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of Sept., 1894, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.
(signed) A. B. Parkey
            Special Examiner


DEPOSITION - D
Case of Roda A. Frasier,  No. 318

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    On this 18th day of Sept, 1894, at Peters, County of Marshall, State of Alabama, before me, A. b. Parkey, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Wm. R. Frasier, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:  My age is 52 years, occupation farmer, residing and P.O. address Albertville, Ala.
    I am a son of claimant and Levi Frasier.
    I have always understood that my father was a soldier in the Indian war.  His commander was Gen. Jessup.  My father was granted a bounty land warrant of 80 acres.  My father traded the land warrant for a mare.  He traded the land warrant to the widow (Martha Card?).  I have heard my father often talk of his service in the Indian War, and there is no doubt in the world but that my father was the soldier as alleged.  I never heard my father called anything but Levi.  I have always understood that my father was never married except to mother.  I have always understood that my mother had no husband except my father.
    My mothers maiden name was Roda A. Minnix.
    I have only a son's interest in the pension.
    I have heard read the foregoing statement and my answers have been correctly recorded.
(signed)  W. R. Frasier
Deponent noticed that it is stated by claimant that soldier died Oct. 31, 1889, while in the application it is stated that soldier died Oct. 31, 1890.  Which is correct?  October 31, 1889 is correct.  The mistake was discovered after the application was filed but we thought it would make no difference.  I was present when my father died and am positive of the date, Oct. 31, 1889.  No interest.  the foregoing is correctly written.
(signed) W. R. Frasier

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of Sept., 1894, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.
(signed) A. B. Parkey
            Special Examiner



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