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Buford Foster

Obituary of John C. Buford, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

John C. Buford was born in Nacogdoches, Tex., in 1842 and died at Sulphur Springs, Tex., on the 3d of September, 1920. Surviving him are his wife and five sons, all prominent in business life. Comrade Burford joined the company commanded by his father, Capt. W. R. Buford, of Ochiltree's Texas Infantry, at the beginning of the War between the States and fought in the Tennessee Army. He was with Albert Sidney Johnston at Shiloh, where he exhibited those characteristic traits of the Southern soldier in a marked degree. His father was a pioneer Texan, and helped drive the Indians from the fontiers of Texas. His ancesotrs fought at Cowpens, Ninety-Six, and King's Mountain, and later at San Jacinto under Sam Houston.

Comrade J. C. Buford filled the full measure of a Christian, a citizen, and a man, for he acted well his part in all the walks of life. We shall miss him at our reunions and at his home.

[B. W. Foster, Historian Matt Ashcraft Camp, No. 170, U. C. V.]

SOURCE: Confederte Veteran Magazine, November, 1920.

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