1831 - 1864 (32 years)
||Emily Tennessee Cox  |
||9 July 1831
||Sparta, White Co., Tennessee, USA [2, 3]
||Your mother, Emily Tennessee was the youngest child; her mother died when she was two or three years old. |
Your mother died of a disease of the brain. She was a member of the Church and, I presume, was a religious woman. She was praying while in her senses after she got sick. She was a good woman to me and I tried to be good to her. We lived as happily together, I presume, as any persons generally do and I think better than a great many do.
I know she was a better woman than either your Aunt Virginia or Aunt Caroline. She had no enemies in Clarksville and, though I say it myself, we were on friendly terms with all and we associated with the best citizens in the town. While your mother was sick, we had more company than is common to see and when we started to the graveyard, notwithstanding I was afraid the guerillas would fire on us, yet there was a large procession. She was kind to the soldiers and there were a great many went to the burying.
Your mother was buried in a nice walnut coffin about twenty or thirty feet south of where Jacob Roger's grave is. I paid Wyatt Massey to put a tombstone at the head of the grave. I was on a visit to Clarksville when I employed him and he could not get the work quite finished before I left for Little Rock. 
||4 March 1864 [3, 5]
||after 4 March 1864
||Oakland Memorial Cemetery, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA [1, 3, 5]
||Clan Moffat Genealogy
||28 April 2016 |
||Dr Richard Bird Maffitt, b. 16 December 1823, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA , d. 27 July 1880, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA (Age 56 years) |
||Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA 
|+||1. Emily Virginia Maffitt, b. 6 April 1858, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA , d. 23 January 1951, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA (Age 92 years)|
|+||2. John Walton Ward Maffitt or Moffitt, b. 28 March 1860, McDowell Co., North Carolina, USA , d. 9 March 1937, Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., Oklahoma, USA (Age 76 years)|
||Family Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Emily Tennessee Cox|
Aged about 29-31 years old. Photocopy of image supplied by Richard Kleckner, scanned by Roger Moffat
||Headstone of Emily Maffitt|
Headstone in Oakland Memorial Cemetery, Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, USA
Dr R Maffitt
John W Maffitt
July 9 1831
Mar 4 1864
||A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt|
This letter was written by Richard Bird Maffitt to his children Emily Virginia Maffitt and John Walton Ward Maffitt. It was left to the Johnson County (Arkansas) Historical Society by Miss Martha Basham (daughter of Emily Virginia Maffitt) and published in their journal in April 1981.
- [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.
- [S1936] Pedigree Chart from Ancestry World Tree, submitted by Richard Kleckner.
- [S2721] Headstone of Emily Maffitt, submitted by Richard Kleckner.
- [S1946] Article titled “A Letter to Emily and John Maffitt”, written by Richard Bird Maffitt.
- [S2717] Website titled FindAGrave.com, contributions by Various.
- [S1949] Phone Conversation with Richard Kleckner, notes taken by Roger Moffat.