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Arrington McDonald Moore Watts Williams

Obituary of R. R. Arrington, Sumter, Georgia

On March 14, 1922, the hand of death invaded our ranks and removed from our midst Comrade and Brother R. R. Arrington. He was born in Twiggs County, Ga., in December, 1845, moving to the county of Sumter when quite young, and making his home in the Shiloh neighborhood ever afterwards. In 1863, as a boy of eighteen years, he enlisted in the Confederate service and served to the close of the war in Finley's Battalion. He was an honest, upright, and brave soldier, rendering faithful service for the love and patriotism he had for his country and in defense of its constitutional rights.

In October, 1867, Comrade Arrington was married to Miss Eleanor Williams, member of a noted Presbyterian family of his immediate community, and of this union there were six sons and three daughters, all of whom, with their mother, survive him.

Comrade Arrington was a consistent member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was a great lover of his Church and always stood for the principles it advocated. In the struggle for a living during the days of reconstruction, and afterwards. his occupation was that of a farmer, being classed as one of the sturdy yeomanry of the country, never seeking prominence or political preferment, but in all positions he held it was his purpose to give efficient service. He was a member of Camp Sumter No. 642 U. C. V. He has left tp his posterity the blessed heritage of a well spent life, and his influence for good will last long after hisbody has moldered in the narrow confines of the tomb.

(Committee: J. A. McDonald, W. S. Moore.)

(From resolutions read in open session of Camp Sumter U. C. V., on May 22, 1922, and unanimously adopted. H. D. Watts, Commander, C. S. S. Horne, Adjutant.)

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1922.

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