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Re: Roark Pyron Col. in the Confederacy 1897 Co. H TX
Posted by: M. Lafferty (ID *****5510) Date: August 04, 2004 at 06:19:26
In Reply to: Roark Pyron Col. in the Confederacy 1897 Co. H TX by M. Lafferty of 494

John Annis Lafferty's obituary
Mentions Col Pyron and also the Battles Co. H. of the Texas Calvary.
When John Lafferty died the weather was so cold that his son put him in the shed and the body froze. It took days for his son to dig the grave in the frozen ground. Later his son put a large grave stone on the grave. The grave now lies in the Lincoln Co. National Forrest in NM and the stone has is not in one pice any more. Looks like it came off the base.

Lafferty--John Annis Lafferty, son of J.B. and Sallie Lafferty was born in Carrollton, Ark, Sep 11, 1838; moved to Parker County, Texas in 1858, when that country was infested with Indians. When the call came to defend his home and country he volunteered enlisting in the Second Texas Cavalry, with Colonel Pyron in Command. He was in the battle of Galveston, and was twice wounded in the battle of Lipadole, La. While at home recovering from these wounds he was converted and joined the M.E. Church, South. He was married to Miss Mary H. Lipsey October 22 1863 in Wise County, Texas. Later he went to New Mexico from which place he went to be with god. April 26 1911. His life was an expression of God's forgiving love, and those who came in touch with him were made to feel that he had been with Christ. He was ordained deacon in the M.E. Church South and was ever active in the work of the Church on the frontier. He leave an aged wife and five children, four having preceded him to the better world. His body is resting on his own place in the snow capped mountains of New Mexico. Funeral services were conducted by J.F. Bandy, a volunteer in the army of General Sam Houston and a member of the Christian Church. Only his son and daughter were with him when he died. We mourn not as those who have no hope. May the children strive to meet where death is unknown. His daughter. Mrs J.A. Stegall, Panhandle, Texas.

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