The next two documents are identical affidavits written by Abiah's two living Hurd daughters: Sarah Hurd Grant (1853-1925) and Olive Hurd Pinkham (1851-1934). Abiah third Hurd daughter Mary had died in 1907.
In the matter of claim for Abiah Sargent, Remar. Widow of Benjamin W. Hurd a 6th Kansas Cav. W.O. 1,157,421, personally came before me, a notary public in and for [Sullivan Co., N.H.], Sarah Hurd Grant, aged 69 years residing at Charlestown, county of Sullivan, state of New Hampshire who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: That she is the daughter of Abiah Sargent, former widow of Benjamin W. Hurd and knows that after her father, Benjamin W. Hurd disappeared that her mother did not keep company or did not remarry until her marriage to Samuel Sargent August 8, 1869. The affiant, her mother and her sister, Olive all believe that Benjamin W. Hurd was dead when their mother married Mr. Sargent and as he has never been heard from she is satisfied that he died before her mother remarried.
She further states that she knows that Samuel Sargent and her mother, Abiah Sargent were never separated nor divorced from each other but lived together continuously to the death of Samuel Sargent August 8, 1 913. The affiant further states that to the best of her knowledge and belief Samuel Sargent was never in the Army or Navy in any capacity and had he been she is sure she should have known it. She further declares that she has no interest in said case and is not concerned in it prosecution.
Dated: 9 February 1923