|Birth: ||Aug., 1840|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1911|
WBTS: Co. B, 4th Battalion, Tenn. Cavalry
Indian Wars: Company F, 17th U.S. Infantry
Thomas J. McAfee was the son of North Carolina natives James McAfee (1803-1880) and Elizabeth E. Irons (1812-1907). He enlisted at Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee, as a private on June 28, 1861. He was mustered into Company B, 4th Battalion (Branner's), Tennessee Cavalry. He reenlisted in 1864 and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion (Ashby's), Tennessee Cavalry. After the war ended he relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he was working as a carpenter in 1870. Thomas was in St. Louis, Missouri when he enlisted as a private on July 30, 1879. He was mustered into Company F, 17th U.S. Infantry. He was discharged for disability at Fort Sisseton, Dakota Territory, on June 16, 1880. He married Virginia L. (surname unknown) in 1886. Virginia was born in Indiana in April 1853. The McAfee's had settled in Graham County, Arizona, by 1895. The census taker found them living on their ranch outside Artesia in 1900 and 1910. Thomas applied for a veteran's pension on January 29, 1909; application no. 1380200. The couple had an adopted daughter, also named Virginia, who was born in Georgia in 1899.
Graham Guardian (Safford, Arizona), Friday, August 25, 1911
DEATH OF T. J. McAFEE
Confederate Veteran Dies at His Home in Artesia
T. J. McAfee, aged 71 years, died at his home in Artesia Saturday night [19th] after an illness of several weeks from slow fever. Mr. McAfee had resided in the valley the past fifteen years living in the Artesian belt south of Safford where he owned a large ranch. He was a veteran of the Confederate army having served through the civil war in a Texas [sic] regiment. The funeral was held at his late home in Artesia Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Confederate Veterans Union. Interment was made in Union Cemetery.
Safford City Cemetery
Maintained by: Tom Todd
Originally Created by: Steve
Record added: May 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70374913
Rest in peace, Tom.|
Added: May. 26, 2011