Tyre Chaffin

Tyre Chaffin

Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Mar 1878 (aged 81)
Burial Henry County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 24592719 · View Source
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CHAFEN - Tyra Chafen, the subject of this notice was born in Rockingham county, Virginia January 23, 1797. At seven years of age he removed to Wilkes County, Ga. from there to Jasper County; married in August 1817 and removed to Henry county; was baptized August 1827, by Rev. George Daniel, into the fellowship of Zion Church, Newton County, and in 1828 he was ordained a deacon, in which office he continued until his death, which occurred March 25, 1878.

Brother Chafen was a devoted man, to his God, to his church, to his pastor and his family; always taking a decided stand against the fashionable vices of nominal professors, and in favor of the true and second determination to live right. He traveled several years as copartner in the Central Stone Mountains and Flint River Associations, gladdening the hearts of many with his gift books and his kind talk about a better world. Well does the writer remember when he used to come to his house with the little books for the children, and glad they were to get a new book.

The last several years of his life were spent in severe afflictions; his whole body and even his voice became paralyzed, and for years he remained helpless and to a great extent speechless; but he passed through it all without a murmur and is gone---his body to the grave, his spirit to the God who gave it.

Henry County, Ga May 5, 1878 J. T. Kimbell

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