You might be interested in the obituary for Samuel Blackwell Dunnam. It is as follows:
Extract from the Chronicle, Livingston, Texas. Dead at ninety-nine. He left son of seventy-two. Remarkable case of longevity in Texas county. Special to the Chronicle.
"Livingston, Texas, Dec. 12, 1903. Reverend S.B.B. Dunnam was buried here yesterday. He would have been ninety-nine years of age on January the thirtieth next.
He was born in South Carolina in 1805. He had lived in Mississippi and in Louisiana and moved to Polk County [LA] in 1850. He joined the Methodist church at the age of twenty and was ordained a minister in 1854. He was a Confederate veteran and served with General Lee in Virginia. He fought at the Wilderness, Sharpsburg, Spotsylvania, and several other celebrated engagements. His war record is a valuable legacy to his children. He left sons on the battlefield and is survived by a son seventy-two years old. For some time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. James E. Hill."
I have an oral history related by Samuel Blackwell Dunnam (see my other contribution) to my grandfather, L. S. Rugg of Alexandria, LA. Both documents apparently were typed by him on September 23, 1928.
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