|John Archer Cheatham's Obituary
(both obituaries were copied exactly as written)
Mississippi Sentenial, Yazoo City, MS. July 9, 1885
On the 4th inst., at his home near Dover, John A. Cheatham, in his 71st year.
He was a native of Chestfield County, Virginia, but a resident of this county
for the last 45 years. A most excellent man, good citizen, just and true
in all the relations of life. In his own household a pattern and exemplar
to his family his loss is irreparable, but they should be comforted with
the assurance that his exemplary life prepared him for a better world. The
large concourse of neighbors and friends who attended his funeral Sunday,
gave evidence of their esteem and regard at lie: was long a member of Concord
Baptist Church. After solemn services by the Pastor the service at the grave
were most impressively performed by the Masonic Fraternity of Dover Lodge,
of which he was an examplary member.
Herold, Yazoo City,
MS., July 10, 1885