No. 704338 Minors
Name of Claimant. Eva Lee Cooper
Name of Soldier. David G. Cooper
Co. “E”, 4th Reg’t
Tennessee Cav, Vols
Nature of Claim Pension
Only one marriage. No widow.
One minor: still living
Death of Soldier
Filed By E. S. DeLaney, Cleveland, Tennessee.
State of Tennessee County of Bradley SS:
In the matter of D C Minors NO. 704338 of David G Cooper Co. “E” 4 Tenn. Cav. Vols. on the 23 day of February A.D. 1900 personally appeared before me, a Deputy Circuit Court Clerk in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Jas. L. Pierce aged 68 years and W. E. Rucker aged 61 years, residents of Cleveland in the County of Bradley and State of Tennessee, whose Post Office address is Cleveland Tennessee, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:
We were comrades in same company in said service with said David G. cooper and were individually acquainted with him from time of discharge up to the time of his death in 1899 – all of us residing in this county, and ever since the year 1890 and before that time, in the town of Cleveland. Soldier’s wife was Mary Parks (sister of another comrade, Henry J. Parks) and we know that neither the soldier nor herself was ever married but once. She, the mother of the minor Eva Lee Cooper, died in Cleveland about 1890 and we know that the soldier David G. cooper never remarried after her death. Said child Eva Lee Cooper is the only child of said parents under sixteen years of age at the time of soldier’s death in August 1899, and is still living.
We attended the burial of said David G Cooper in Cleveland Tenn and affiant Pierce kept a record of date of death which he declares was Aug. 20th 1899 – 2nd deponent can not state the date.
We further declare that we have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Jas. L. Pierce
W. E. Rucker