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Thomas Saltus Lubbock
Birth: Nov. 29, 1817
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1862
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he stayed with his family until 1835 when he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to work in a cotton factory. When the Texas Revolution started, he traveled to Nacogdoches and fought in the siege of San Antonio under William Cooke; a short time later he signed on as a Lieutenant in the Texan Militia for an excursion to Santa Fe, but he and his men were captured and imprisoned; he soon escaped and made his way back to Texas. In 1842, he led Gardiner Smith's company to Bexar to drive out the invading Mexican army. At the onset of the Civil War, Lubbock, Benjamin Franklin Terry, John Wharton, Thomas Goree and James Longstreet traveled to Richmond to offer their services to the Confederate Army and ask for the authority to raise a company of Texans to serve the Southern cause. Jefferson Davis approved immediately. The five men quickly organized themselves and several others into a band of roughly twenty rangers, whose prime function was to scout for the larger Confederate companies. July 1861, at one of their very first battle opportunities, Lubbock and Terry charged into a Union camp, thinking they were backed by a company of Virginia cavalry. After capturing two men, wounding another, and capturing weapons and a horse, they turned and realized that the company had not followed them. They had charged the camp by themselves. Lubbock and Terry served as couriers and aides during the First Battle of Bull Run, afterwards returning to Texas to create the 8th Texas Cavalry, better known as Terry's Texas Rangers. As the new company marched north through Tennessee, Lubbock suffered a debilitating illness and was left behind in Nashville. When Terry was killed shortly afterwards on December 1861, Lubbock, who was still hospital stricken, was advanced to commander, but he died of his condition before he could take authority. Both Lubbock County and the city of Lubbock are named for him. 
 
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 Parents:
  Susan Ann Saltus Lubbock (1793 - 1835)
 
 Children:
  Anna Lubbock Kennedy (1844 - 1919)*
  David T Lubbock (1849 - 1892)*
  Thomas Saltus Lubbock (1852 - 1913)*
  Mary E Lubbock Waring (1853 - 1935)*
  Sarah Wharton Lubbock Grayson (1856 - 1925)*
  Fannie T Lubbock Sojourner (1858 - 1895)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Sophia Lubbock Curry (1814 - 1839)*
  Francis Richard Lubbock (1815 - 1905)*
  Thomas Saltus Lubbock (1817 - 1862)
  Henry Schultz Lubbock (1823 - 1908)*
  Anna Blythewood Lubbock Lockart (1826 - 1890)*
  John Bell Lubbock (1829 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C-1
 
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Originally Created by: Screwtape
Record added: Aug 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15123504
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