Depositions from the Estate File of William Ridge
State of Tennessee )
Robertson County )
"In obedience to a commission to us from the Hon'bel the Judges fo the Superior Court of Law & Court of Equity held for the District of Salesberry and State of North Carolina, We have proceeded to take the deposition of James DOHERTY Esq'r Attorney at Law of lawful age in the suit now defending in the aforesaid Court of Equity. Wherein RIDGE'S Orphans by their next friend JONATHAN HAINES is plaintiff & Wm TERREL LEWIS and others defendants, after being sworn upon the Holy Evengalist of Almighty God.
Deposeth & saith that FRANCES BRADLY was murdered in Mecklenburgh County North Carolina, that he saw him after he was killed. That it was said he was murdered by some Tories on their retreat from the Battle of the Hanging Rock, that they took from him a rifle gun made by ISAAC PRICE, also a pair of sleve buttons as this deponant was afterwards informed, the gun & buttons was taken from the murderers.
"And further this deponant saith not. Sworn to & subscribed before us at the court house in Robertson County and state aforesaid this second day of January one thousand eight.
John PHILIPS J.P.
Martin DUNCAN J.P.
NC State Library and Archives, CR085.508.136, Estate Records, Rowan Co., NC, Folder: William Ridge (1785)
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