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On this 6th day of August A.D. 1855 personally appeared in open court ROBERT M. COOPER and ANDREW JOHNSON residents of said State and County and persons of probity and truth who being duly sworn according to law declair that they personally know REBECKAH DODSON who signed and acknowledged the foregoing declaration in their presence and they declare that they personally knew her former husband ABNER KING during his lifetime and that he and ROBERT M. COOPER lived in the same neighborhood when they were married and he personally knew the said REBECKAH DODSON and her former husband ABNER KING to Cohabit as husband and wife and were so reputed and that it was never doubted that they were married and that he knew ABNER KING served as is set forth in the forgoing declaration and that he was killed (23) December 1814 at New Orleans, La.) as afore-said that he ROBERT M. COOPER was in Captain Hurt's Company, Tennessee Militia and that he knew when King was killed as aforesaid and that he knew when the said REBECKAH DODSON married her last husband BENJAMIN T. DODSON and that he lived in the same neighborhood when he died and that he personally knows the said REBECKAH DODSON is now a Widow and that he has no interest in this claim.   Also ANDREW JOHNSON declares that he knew the said ABNER KING and the said REBECKAH DODSON (formerly his wife_ to Cohabit as husband and wife and that they were so reputed and that the said ABNER KING went to the said New Orleans, La. and that he ABNER KING never returned and that it was always understood him to have been killed as aforesaid and that she afterwards married BENJAMIN T.   DODSON and that he died and that she the said REBECKAH DODSON is now widow and that he is satiffied that she is the lawful widow of the said ABNER KING deceased and that he has no interest in the foregoing Claim.

ROBERT M. COOPER (seal)
A. JOHNSTON* (seal)
Sworn and subscribed to in open Court before me on the day and year before written.
WM. H. FLANIGAN, Clerk
*Note: He is listed as Andrew Johnson, but signs as A. Johnston.

 Roberts, Lillian Lesbia Word; Hugh Cooper 1720-1798 Fishing Creek So. Carolina and His Decendants;, McMillan Publishing Co., Dallas, Texas; 1976 pg. S-46

Submitted by: Mary Bob McClain Richardson  on 28 September 2004. 

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