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 Robert Franklin Armfield

Robert Franklin Armfield

Birth
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 9 Nov 1898 (aged 69)
Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 7651919 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer, US Congressman. Served during the Civil War as Lieutenant Colonel of the 38th North Carolina Infantry. Became a prominent lawyer after the war, and was elected to represent North Carolina’s 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1879 to 1883. As a lawyer, collaborated in the defense of Tom Dula during Reconstruction days (The case inspired the folk song "Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley.")

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  • Added: 3 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7651919
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Franklin Armfield (9 Jul 1829–9 Nov 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7651919, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .