Here is Reagan Brewer's transcription of the reference to Mary's Testimony.
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Monroe County Personally appeared before State of Tennessee me Samuel Edington One of the justices of the peace in and for said county Mary Blan- kenship and being duly sworn saith an oath that she is one of the daughters or is said to be, of old William Brewer of Blount County of said state, that she is Now this side of 60years old and is the wife of Spencer Blankenship , and that she is well acquainted withIsaac Brewer who is claimant in this case for a pension. She further says that her father William Brewer was an old revolutioner and was draw- ing a pension from the government up to the time of his death, which she says was about 12 or 13 years ago in Blount County. She further says that the said Isaac Brewer is a cousin of hers and without any of the partiality common to relatives she says that he has always been considered a clear- headed and hardworking man and that she has always understood that the Brewer family were all good Whigs in that war and never heard of a Tory amongthem. She further says that that she has heard her father and said Isaac Brewer talking often about the said war, and of their being
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together in the said war, that their talk was such as left no doubt of their both serving their country in said war.It was the ____ opinion that the said Isaac was a soldier in said war, and she has heard her father and said Isaac talking about the Cane Creek battle in Orange County N. Carolina and about Colonel Maburn And Captain Ralls, and that the said Isaac was in the battle also about getting wounded in said battle.The she has al- ways understood that the said Isaac Brewer was one of the old Whig soldiers in that war and was entitled to a pension as well as others.She further apologizes that she is now old and the conversations took place so long ago that she cannot recol- lect so as to state half of what she has heard her father and the said Isaac say- ing on that subject.
Sworn and subscribed Mary Blankenship Before me this 3rd day (Her mark) Of May 1850 Samuel Edington J.P.