I also got a bit of humor from the line used in the questionaire below, "The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family." Little they did they know that it would be very helpful to his family 110+ years after he signed this form.
Andrew Hurst is a third cousin to Mr. Brown Eyes.
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_______ No. 599666
Co. I, 2nd Reg't, Tenn Vol. Cav. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C. Sept. 3, 1897
Sir: Will you kindly answer at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.
J. H. (L.?) ___________ acting commissioner
Mr. Andrew Hurst
Girard, Crawford Co. Kansas
No. 1 Are you a married man? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer: Yes, her full name is Harriet L. Williams, died Oct. 1st, 1887.
No. 2. When, where and by whom were you married? Answer: Married Oct 20/65 at Severe (Sevier) Co. Tenn, by Rev. Wm. Ogle
No. 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: I have family record and ______ in County Clerks office in Severe (Sevier) Co., Tennessee.
No. 4. Were you previously married? If so please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Never previously married or divorced.
No. 5. Have you any children living? If so please state their names and their dates of birth. Answer: Lena Petty nee Hurst born June 4, 1870, Lee Harriet born July 2, 1872, Wm Hurst born July 8, 1874, Otto Hurst born Jany 10, 1877, Milas Hurst born Dec. 28, 1880, Mary Jane Allsi May 16, 1884.
Date of reply, Sept. 11, 1897
/s/ Andrew Hurst