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Index 1, Statement 8
State of Florida,
County of Polk.
In the matter of claim for pension Amanda C. Fay, widow of Merritt Fay.
Personally came before me a Notary Public in and for said County and State, Ambrose Ford, age 66 residence and post office Bartow, Florida, a person of lawful age who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
I knew D. Merritt Fay, deceased. I know his widow Amanda C. Fay, her maiden name was Amanda C. Ford. I was present at the wedding when she was married to Merritt Fay. This was on the 17th day of September A.D. 1848 at her father's house in the town of Pierpont, Ashtabula County State of Ohio, they were married by Elder Dodge, now dead, my relations have been such with the claimant that I know she was not married before she married Merritt Fay, and since his death she has not remarried to my knowledge. The only other living witness to said wedding that I know of is Emily Follett.
I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned in its prosecution and that this statement was dictated by me and read over by me before signing.
Ambrose Ford
State of Florida
County of Polk.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of May A.A. 1897, and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing thereto.
That affiant is well known to me and is respectable and worty [sic] of full credit, and I further certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
H. P. Logan