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John CAFFEY

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CAFFEY, John, The Alabama Journal, Montgomery, August 28, 1826, contains the obituary of John Caffey: Died at his plantation in the vicinity of Montgomery, on Saturday, Aug the 19th, 1826, of bilious fever, Mr. Caffey, in his seventy-fifth year of his age.

"Mr. CAFFEY was born on the eastern shore of Maryland. At an early period of the revolution he enlisted under the command of Washington
and La Fayette. After the struggle for independence was over he settled in Guilford Co., NC, where he had the confidence of his fellow citizens. He moved to this town in 1817 and was esteemed for his peaceful and neighborly conduct.
He was the son of Michael Caffey of North Ireland, who migrated to New Jersey in the 18th century. His wife was Mary Buchanan of Virginia.
From the Alabama Archives and History Dept:
"Caffey, John, Soldier of the American Revolution, was born in 1751 or 1752 on the eastern shores of Maryland and died Aug 19, 1828, in Montgomery, AL. Son of Michael and Mary (Hooper) Caffey, both natives of Ireland, who emigrated to America about 1740. He is the grandson of John Caffey, a linen merchant of Ulser, Ireland and of Bishop Hooper, Ireland. He was a friend of La Fayette and when the distinguished patriot visited Montgomery in 1825, John Caffey was among the old veterans to greet him.
Battles in: Germantown, Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs3.
Wounded at Bunker Hill.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.

See Blue's Montgomery Directory, 1878; and Archives of Maryland , Vol. 18, p. 27 and 643

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