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Fuqua Helm Houston Wright

Obituary of Marcellus Barksdale Fuqua, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Marcellus Barksdale Fuqua, born in Charlotte County, Va., near Old Rough Creek Church, March 4, 1846, enlisted in Captain Moorman's Battery of Stuart's Horse Artillery, A. N. V., at Lynchburg, January, 1863; was captured at Charlottesville on February 29, 1864, and taken to Old Capital Prison, Washington, D. C., where he remained in close confinement for three months. He was then removed to Fort Delaware, from which place he was released on June 14, 1865. He went to Texas in 1874 and married Miss Julia Houston, of Sulphur Springs.

Mr. Fuqua was an active member of the Presbyterian in which he served thirty years as deacon.

Mr. Fuqua was also active in the association of United Confederate Veterans. He was a charter member of the Mat Ashcroft Camp, U. C. V., in the Sulphur Springs, Tex.

He died on March 3, 1922, leaving his wife and two sons-Paul H. and Thomas B.-and two daughters-Mrs. Saxche Fuqua Helm, of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Bessie Fuqua Wright, of Sulphur Springs, Tex.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, August, 1922.

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