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Julia Ann Cooper, being first duly sworn deposeth and saith as follows:-- By Mr. Ashbury; 1 Q. What's your name, residence, age and occupation? A. Julia Ann Cooper, Portsmouth, Virginia, 2 Q. How old are you? A. My next birthday, I will be 66. I was 2nd. baby in Nat's insurrection. 3 Q. How long have you lived in Portsmouth, Virginia? A. 15 or 20 years. 4 Q. Did you ever live in Southampton County? A. Never lived up there--been going down there on excursions. 5 Q. Did you know Elias Darden? A. I was acquainted with him after he moved in Portsmouth. He moved on Pine Street on the Corner of Pine & Columbia (some call it Crabbe). 6 Q. How long did you know him before his death? A. I couldn't tell you exactly. 7 Q. Just about how long? A. I reckon about 4 or 5 years. 8 Q. Did you know Adeline Browne, who has just testified here? A. Yes sir, I'm acquainted with her. 9 Q. How long have you know her? 10 Q. 10 or 12 years, I reckon. 11 Q. Did you know her while Elias Darden was living? A. Wasn't personally acquainted with her, had seen her passing. 12 Q. Did you know Ann Magette? A. Not personally acquainted with her--been knowing her about 3 years. She came down here on a visit to see her daughter; this is how come I to git acquainted with her. -16-