Robert Dossett was born in Campbell Co, Tennessee, January 1, 1832, died in Meade County, Kansas February 18, 1928, aged 96 years, 1 month and 17 days Born of pioneer stock, Robert Dossett was reared in an enviroment of toil and struggle. He was well advanced into mature young manhood when the rumble of internci ne conflich was heard all over the nation-both North and South, reaching high up into the mountains where Comrade was born and instinctively detecting the perils to civil liverty and national integrity, he escape through encirccilating forces of traitors, to the Union line at Boston, to be speedily "sugned up" nor "off" with Co F 6t Tennessee Infantry for a term of three years or during the war.It was within the common memory of all how the conflicts of the mighty struggle from 1861-5 ecoed all over Tennessee and how, too, the issue was long in balance and doubt. The 6th Tennessee participates in all marches, maneuvers, and struggle, our comrade ever present, answering ever roll call and summons to the firing line.He retained with Comrades, wo like him, quitted home and friends, rumming the gauntlet of treason, his place of homor in the Union Lines, till from land and sea went up to shout of victory, He served with those who struggled in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georiga, The March to the sea, the campaign trough the Carolinas, then the march to Washington, and home with Old Glory, everywhere resplendent with victory and assured through the ages, to wave over the la nd of the brave. From the fireside yonder in east Tennessee our comrade heard the "Call of the West" and answering, found a home in the tabooed el stacato 'staked plains" now the grain elysium of Kansas and the world dear old Meade County. Here he struggled with other pioneers and with them advanced this country to first place as producers of wheat under the stars. . In every place and relationship Comrade Dossett was an exaplar of the highet standards, I feel honored to have long known him and enjoyed his friendship-Comradship. I thrust into his casket this flag and rose, Neva will interpret for you. Comrade Dossett, some month since said to me "Col. Griggs, I ll be there when you come, and pilot you past and bear the testimony which will assure your entry and final rest," adding however,"this here is a good place to live, where I am acquainted. Farewell Comrade, till we meet again." About year 1851 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ann Hill Walker and to this union was born 10 children, three of whom are living-Mrs Mary Ruth ,Horton, Kansas, Martha and David at home, a daughter Sadie died in 1902 followed next day by her mother, Mother and daughter being buried the same day, Last September, another daughter, Mrs Jennie Granger died, the other children died early in childhood. He was converted soon after the war and united with Methodist Church. When he came to Kansas he transfered his membership to Artesian class near his home and upon its abandonment was place at Meade. For sixty year or more he was member of the church. Beside his three children he leaves one son-in-law, John Granger of Meade, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren to mourn teir loss. Funeral service was held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon conducted by the pastor Rev. Forrest E. Rohl assisted by tributes from Col. Griggs and Miss Nevas Griggs. The American Legion gave the service full military honors both at the church and at the grave and the body was laid to rest in the Graceland Cemetery.
Meade County News 2-18-1928