He married Elizabeth "Betsy" A. Shelby on 22 May 1856 in Union, N.C.
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Name: Thomas Alleson Kissiah Residence: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Occupation: Farmer Age at enlistment: 22 Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Mecklenburg County, NC State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, North Carolina 37th Infantry Regiment on 20 Nov 1861.
Birth Date: abt 1839 Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster
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Name: Thomas Kissiah Residence: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1861 Enlistment Place: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 October 1861 at the age of 22. Enlisted in Company I, 37th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 Nov 1861.
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North Carolina Troop Books
Co., I, 37th Regiment N.C. Troops p. 585.
KISSIAH, Thomas Alleson, Private Born in Union County* and resided in Mecklenburg County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Mecklenburg County at age 22, October 22, 1861. Present or accounted for through December, 1864. Reported absent without leave in January-February, 1865.
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Thomas A Kisiah, "United States Census, 1900"
Name: Thomas A Kisiah Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1900 Event Place: ED 56 Township 6, Clear Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States Birth Date: Sep 1837 Birthplace: North Carolina Relationship to Head of Household: Head Father's Birthplace: South Carolina Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina Race: White Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 19 Marriage Year (Estimated): 1881 Mother of how many children: Number of Living Children: Immigration Year: Page: 6 Sheet Letter: B Family Number: 104 Reference ID: 51 GS Film number:1241206 Digital Folder Number:004117834 Image Number:00154
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Thomas A Kisiah M 63 North Carolina Wife Eliza A Kisiah F 48 North Carolina Son Elam S Kisiah M 18 North Carolina Son David J Kisiah M 16 North Carolina Son Sheppard Kisiah M 14 North Carolina Son James Kisiah M 11 North Carolina Son Henry Kisiah M 9 North Carolina Son Calvin Kisiah M 4 North Carolina
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His son Elam's records, he was an inmate during 2 census. Elam Keziah Inmate United States Census, 1940 birth: 1892 North Carolina residence: 1940 Township 7 Crab Orchard, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States - - - - Elam Kezziah Inmate United States Census, 1930 birth: 1881 North Carolin residence: 1930 Crab Orchard, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States - - - - Elam S Kisiah Head United States Census, 1920 birth: 1882 North Carolina residence: 1920 Crab Orchard, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States spouse:Zula Kisiah children:Cathlene Kisiah, Sarah Kisiah