James M. Maffett

Annals of Newberry, by John A. Chapman, page 582


CAPTAIN JAMES M. MAFFETT,
cousin of Col. R. C. Maffett, was a son of Robert Maffett.
He was born, I think, in the year 1821, or perhaps 1822.
He too was a married man and a successful farmer when our
troubles began. He was elected Captain of Company H.
Holcombe Legion, and was a brave man and good officer.
At the election for Sheriff of Newberry County in 1864 he
was the choice of the people, but never lived long enough to
see home after the election. He died at Lockhart, Miss., in hospital, on his way home to assume the duties of the office.