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Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)

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the affidavit of John Baker George Keith Patty Baker Susanna Porter & others to be Taken Before me Charles Nuckoll a Justice of the p the Coy. of Gr at the House of Minetree Jones in the Coy. of Grayson on the third day of July & in the year 1811 to be Read in the Chancery District Court Holden at Stanton in a Matter of Controcy now Depeng. & Undetnd Betweane Marke Johnston plt. & Frederick Idle Defendant in sd. Coy Question by Frederick Idle Defendant. Was you acquanted with as my House & Family & way and Manner of Marke Johnstons Raising? I was Quest. in what manner was he Ras'd. Ans. I as a Neaighbour believe that Marke Johnston was Rais'd. as well as Any Neaighbour Child. & Believe that. F. Idle Defntd. the Deuty of a parant & Farther says not. Geo Keith Question by Frederick Idle Defendant to John Baker was you acquanted with my House & Family way & manner of Marke Johnston Raisd. Answer I was Quest. in what Manner was he Rai'd. Answer. I think he was Rais'd with Greater plenty than the Common Neaighbourhood and that Frederick Idle Discharged the Deuty of a parent & Farther Sayth not. John Baker Turn Over