James D. Mansfield

                            J.D. Mansfield Dead.                             
           Remains Given Masonic Burial At Murfreesboro Wednesday.           
J.D. Mansfield, aged 79, and pioneer citizen of this county, died at his     
home 5-miles west of here (Delight) about 4 o'clock Tuesday morning (October 
31, 1922) after an illness of two or three weeks.                            
It is said by relatives of the deceased that he died within ten feet of      
where he was born on Nov. 6th 1843, that being the same place where his      
father died many years ago.                                                  
While a young man, Mr. Mansfield enlisted in the Confederate army and served 
the last three years of the war. Just before starting to the war, he joined  
the Masons, taking three degrees at one time. He joined Pike Lodge No. 91 at 
Murfreesboro. He was married to Miss Sarah Gould in 1866, who proceeded him  
to the Great Beyond by one year and eight months. Since here death he has    
lived with his children.                                                     
His remains were accompanied from his home Wednesday morning to the          
Methodist church at Murfreesboro, where an impressive funeral service was    
conducted by Rev. W.M. Mears, pastor of the M.E. Church at this place. After 
which the body was laid to rest in the Murfreesboro cemetery with Masonic    
Mr. Mansfield is survived by 8 children: Mrs. Alice McGraw, DeWitt; Mrs. Dr. 
Roberts, Murfreesboro; Mrs. Emma Parsons, and Mrs. Oscar Thomasson, Delight; 
W.G.Mansfield, Little Rock; J.A. Mansfield, Paris, Tex.; H.T. and W.R. of    
this place (Delight); 34 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, and a     
host of other relatives and friends.                                         
Pike County Tribune, Volume 7, Number 49, November 3, 1922, page 1,          
column 3.                                                                    
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