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Archer Chaffin-Anglin

Obituary of John H. Archer, Mount Calm, Texas.

John H. Archer died at his home, near Mount Calm, Tex., November 13, 1914. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Limestone County, Tex., and his thrift, energy, and prosperous community. It was then an open cattle country, and herds of thousnads of cattle dotted its expansive praries, which time and civilization have transferred into beautiful homes and farms and communities of intelligent and prosporous people. His home was the stopping place of the wayfarer and traveler. They were always welcome. He was universally loved and respected, and many came to him for advice and counsel. His home, with the grounds surrounding it, is probably about the only one in the county that has retained through all the years since its settlement its old-fashioned pioneer appearance.

Mr. Archer was a Confederate veteran and a member of Joe Johnston Camp and Mexia. He was a corporal in Company F, 36th Mississippi Regiment, Sear's Brigade, French's Division, Stewart's Corps, Army of the Gulf. He was captured near the end of the war and sent to Ship Island, and remained a prisoner to the end.

He was born in Henry County, Ga., in 1830, and went to Texas directly after the war. He married forst Miss Lemmons, of Mississippi. His second wife was Mrs. Sarah L. (Crist) Chaffin-Anglin. By his first marriage there were five children.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1915.

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