|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1792|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1868|
Thomas Blackwell, Jr. was first married to Eliza Jane Gause and had three children. She died and he married second to Mary Toissins/Sessions.
The Goodspeed History of Tennessee (1887) Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties lists the following at Thomas, Jr. in a article on Richard A. Blackwell, who was the fourth child of the second marriage of Thomas Blackwell, Jr.
"Richard A. Blackwell, a prominent citizen of Lauderdale County, was born in South Carolina, May 6, 1833. His father, Thomas Blackwell, a native of North Carolina, and came to Tennessee in 1837, settling in Hardin County on the east side of the Tennessee River, where he engaged in farming, and had a saw and grist-mill. He married twice in South Carolina. After living four years in Hardin County he moved to Haywood, and two years later to Lauderdale County, where he died in February, 1867."
Thomas Michael, Thomas Blackwell Jr's son by his first wife Eliza Jane, kept a journal during the years he served in the Civil War. On October 28, 1862, he wrote of news of his family in Tennessee. The spelling and grammer are the same as in the journal.
"Today had a visit from my brother, Joseph, whom I have not seen for near two years; Find him in the cavalry regiment of Col. Jackson; learn from him that he has been in thirteen skirmishs and battles, since his enlistment.
By him heard directly from my father & family; as also from my wife's father & family; & now I make this record of the treatment which those two men have received at the hands of the federals, as a part of the private, & in many cases, unwritten history of this war.
A squad of federal soldiers went to the house of my father, living in Lauderdale County, Tennefer, broke open his smoke house, took out all of his bacon, meal, flour & lard, sugar & coffee, caught every chicken, goose, turkey & pig, and when the old gentleman demanded that they should leave his children something to live upon, they left him a shoulder and medling of bacon & a pick of meal, utterly stripping his house of every thing that they could use & to finish the job, seized upon his horse, the only one he had left, & only returned it when told by him that if they took his horse, they should take his dead body along with it, when they cursed him & told him that they did not want his dammed old horse if they had to be troubled with his dammed old carcass."
Elizabeth Jane Gause Blackwell (1794 - ____)*
Mary Elizabeth Sessions Blackwell (1810 - 1876)*
Thomas Michael Blackwell (1813 - 1865)*
Tombstone in Bethlehem Cemetery in Lauderdale County, TN says:
Apr. 6, 1792
Mch. 3, 1868
Although he sleeps his memory lives
And cheering comfort to his children give
He followed always his truest guide
Lived as____ _____ as ___him died.
Created by: Dena Marshall
Record added: Apr 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10831663