Followed Union Army, selling newspapers, 1861-1864, and was at battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga. Removed to Texas in 1870, and became a cowboy, rancher, and large land and cattle owner. Delivered first shipload of cattle at Havana, Cuba, at close of Spanish-American War and continued in business there until had disposed of 7,000 head at high prices.
President Mascott Land & Cattle Company, Zavala Land & Water Company, Stafford Land & Cattle Company, Texas and Colorado Land & Cattle Company, Texas Surety & Insurance Сompany. Vice president Evans-Snyder-Buel Company, livestock commission merchants. Vice president R. E. Stafford & Company, bankers, Columbus, Texas.
Born June 22, 1852