Fannie Somerville Affidavit
HISTORY OF SIDEBOARD
In the year 1858, Alexander Long of Mason County, then Virginia, purchased from Abraham Lincoln, at Springfield, Illinois, one mahogony marble top sideboard for the sum of $100.00, which sideboard has come down through four succeeding generations to the present owner as follows:
I - Alexander Long, born in the year 1802, and died in the year 1882, bequeathed this to his daughter, Elizabeth Long Brown.
2 - Elizabeth Long Brown, born in the year 1830, and died in the year 1906, bequeathed this to her son, Van B. Brown.
3 - Van B. Brown, born in the year 1858, and died in the year 1918, bequeathed this to his son, Charles W. Brown.
4 - Charles W. Brown, born in the year 1891, is now the present owner of this sideboard, and he resides in Mason County, West Virginia.
Fannie Somerville, born in 1856, who signs this history, is a grand-daughter of the above named Alexander Long.
I. L. C. ROUSH, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, do hereby certify that Fannie Somerville of Maggie, Mason County, West Virginia, this day personally appeared before me in my said County, and after being by me duly sworn, did depose and say that the above statements are true and correct to the best of her knowledge and belief.
And the said Fannie Somerville acknowledged her signature to the above writing.
Given under my hand this the 12th. day of December, 1934.
My commission as Notary Public expires June 8, 1937.
L. C. Roush
Last Updated: 08-Feb-2004