Joseph Henry Bufford

Joseph Henry Bufford (Bolivar County)

State House: 1880-1883

Born: c. 1854 in Marshall County, MS
Died: July 16, 1923

Missionary Baptist minister. Also served as a county election commissioner. Listed on the 1900 census in Bolivar County with his wife, Joanna Richardson, and their children. Their daughter, Madora Elizabeth Bufford Grant, attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and taught music in Bolivar County and in Ohio. J. H. Bufford died on July 16, 1923, and Joanna died on January 21, 1937. They are buried at Anns Tabernacle Cemetery.

J. H. Bufford’s memorial on Find A Grave
Joanna Bufford’s memorial on Find A Grave
Madora Grant’s memorial on Find A Grave

Weekly Clarion Ledger, September 10, 1896
Vicksburg Herald, September 10, 1898
Weekly Clarion Ledger, September 6, 1900
Jackson Daily News, September 1, 1902
Dayton Daily News, August 4, 1975