When doing genealogy research on my own family tree I sometimes come across information I feel like others may need to see also. Maybe there is another family out there doing research that hasn’t found these little details that I have stumbled across. This week I found an article in the Jacksonville Republican, a newspaper that was published during the 1800’s in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Jacksonville Republican Newspaper – Jacksonville, Alabama
12 April 1890 – Page 2
DEATH OF MR. W. H. JEFFERS.
A Valuable Citizen Has Breathed His Last.
Mr. William Henry Jeffers died at his home on Mulberry street, last night at 7:30 o’clock. He was stricken with paralysis while at work in his office a couple of weeks since and never rallied.
He as born in Hamburg, S. C., on the 8th of September, 1837, and died on the 8th day of April, 1890. During the Confederate war Mr. Jeffers, assisted by Capt. Trenholm, organized the Rutledge Mounted Riflemen and joined Hamptons Legion. He surrendered at the head of the squadron at Appomattox, and witnessed the greeting of Generals Grant and Lee. He was always noted for his coolness and bravery. He was one of South Carolina’s most gallant soldiers and leaders during the war. He was a Southern gentleman of the old school and since 1867 a consistent christian and member of the Baptist church. He came to Anniston in 1874 and at first did business for the Woodstock Iron Company. He as elected clerk and treasurer of the city in 1883 and was holding that responsible position at the time of his death.
He married a daughter of Dr. Jenkins, in Newberry, S. C., in 1868, and was the father of ten children, six of them living.–Anniston Hot Blast