Drury M. Hart, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:
I claim to participate in this fund thru my father, Riley
Hart, who died at about the close of the War. I am 48 years of age. My father lived in
Ashe County during his lifetime, and I was born there and have only lived in Smyth County, Va.
three years. My father's father was John Hart, and I have heard that he was
related to James and Ned Hart, who lived in Ashe County.
I suppose that James Hart who married Catharine
Sizemore would have been my great grandfather. Until the agitation of the Indian matters,
I never heard much about my Indian blood, only when I had it thrown up to me. My
father's Indian blood came through his father, John Hart. I have
never heard of my father or grandfather ever receiving any money from the Government on account of
his Indian blood
(Signed) D M Hart
Subscribed and sworn to before me at Marion, Va., this 11th day of April, 1908.
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