Daily Arkansas Gazette, (Little Rock, AR) December 20, 1873; Issue 26; col B

Myrtle Bridges    September 27, 2011

Gen. Alfred Dockery, of North Carolina, died recently at his residence in Richmond County, aged seventy-six years. Before the war he 
was one of the leading men of North Carolina. He first entered public life as a member of the house from Richmond County, in 1822, and 
was elected to the senate in 1835, serving continuously until 1844. In 1845, he was elected a member of congress, and served one term, 
when he declined a renomination, but was again elected in 1851. He was once a candidate of the old whig party for governor of the state, 
and was defeated by Gov. Bragg in a very close contest, by only 2085 votes. It is generally believed that the freshly acquired laurels 
of Capt. Bragg, gathered on the fields of Mexico, alone gave the victory to his brother, Gov. Bragg. As it was a democratic majority of 
14,000 was reduced to the figures above given. 

Gen. Dockery after the war inclined to the republican party, but was thereto induced by his old time and life-long opposition to the 
old democratic party. At no time since the war did he actively engage in politics. He was a brother to the late Col. John Dockery, 
of Mississippi, Ouachita and Red river railroad fame, and uncle of Gen. Thomas P. Dockery of this state (AR).

CORRECTION MADE: his brother the late Col. John Dockery of Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red River Railroad fame was incorrectly identified 
as Col. Thomas Dockery in the obituary of General Alfred Dockery. I have plenty of documented evidence to support his correct name being 
John Dockery rather the Thomas Dockery.  Col. John Dockery was my Gr. Gr. Grandfather.  Deanna Dockery Beaver

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