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Phillis: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 16 of 20)

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Susanah Clark was born 1771 1849 78 1771 The deposition of Susannah Clark taken before me David G. Douthat a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Montgomery & State of Virginia on Tuesday the 4th day of September at the house of Harriet Clarke the place of taking changed by consent of parties in the town of Christiansburg Montgomery County between the hours of ten O’clock in the forenoon and five in the afternoon persuant to notice and in the presence of the parties by their counsel, which said depositions are to be read as evidence in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Rockbridge wherein Unis, Andrew & others paupers are plaintiffs and John M C Taylor administrator of James Charlton deceased and others are defendants Susanna Clark a witness of Lawful age being first duly sworn deposeth and saith Question by the Plaintiffs by their atty Please state what you know about a certain Woman of Color named Flora & her husband when you knew them or either of them & how Long ago 1 Answer I saw in the state of Massachusetts in the town Southwick a coloured woman named Flora I was then a child about nine years old I saw her there frequently & knew her well she was a Large Fleshy woman I also saw her husband in the same town about the same time & two or three years afterwards Question by same What became of Flora 2 Answer I cannot say what became of her Question by same With whom was she Living when you knew her 3 Answer she was Living with a mister Hare