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  • William "Earl" Reighter (1912 - 2004)
  • Colonel Charles DeMorse (CSA) (1816 - 1887)
    Charles DeMorse (born Charles Denny Morse), editor, publisher, statesman, soldier, public official, lawyer, merchant, and farmer, was born in Leicester, Massachusetts, on January 31, 1816, the son of A...
  • Elias L Deaton (1833 - 1899)
    Elias L. Deaton, Texas pioneer and author of Indian Fights on the Texas Frontier, was born in McNairy County, Tennessee, on August 4, 1833. He was the son of John Calvin Deaton and Catherine (Stewart) ...
  • James Reid Cole (1839 - 1917)
    James Reid Cole, academic, Confederate officer, educator, college administrator, and Texas state representative, was born in Snow Creek, Stokes County, North Carolina, on November 17, 1839, the son of ...
  • Lt. Colonel James Buckner "Buck" Barry (CSA) (1821 - 1906)
    Texas Ranger; Sheriff in Navarro and Bosque County, Texas. Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Came to Texas from North Carolina in 1845, and fought in Mexican War and Indian campaigns. In the Civil...

The Grange, officially named The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, is a social organization in the United States that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture. The Grange, founded after the Civil War in 1867, is the oldest American agricultural advocacy group with a national scope. The Grange actively lobbied state legislatures and Congress for political goals, such as the Granger Laws to lower rates charged by railroads, and rural free mail delivery by the Post Office.

In 2005, the Grange had a membership of 160,000, with organizations in 2,100 communities in 36 states. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., in a building built by the organization in 1960. Many rural communities in the United States still have a Grange Hall and local Granges still serve as a center of rural life for many farming communities.

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