|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1925|
Birth county of Tippah has been added at the request of contributor First Families of America (#47494024), July 2016.
Much of this information comes from Nellie, Julia, & Grover Bottoms, his children. Places of residence were Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Thomas's death date comes from his death certificate. His place of burial, Bilby Cemetery, is also known as "Old Glory" and is located South of Holdenville in Hughes County, OK.
For those who do not have access to the U.S. censuses and the other records shown below, we are happy to provide the information for Thomas and his family here on his findagrave memorial:
1850 -- MS Census, Pontotoc Co, HH #1124 listed with parents. Thomas is 5 y/o, born MS.
1860 -- MS Census, Tippah Co, listed with parents. Thomas is 14 y/o, b MS.
1870 -- TN Census, Lauderdale Co, Dist 7, Ripley P.O., 7 Jun 1870, page 581, dwelling #3, family #3. Thomas listed with parents. Thomas 24 y/o, born MS.
1870 -- TN Census, Lauderdale Co, Dist 7, Ripley P.O., page 586, dwelling 77, family 77 lists Patterson, Alvin, 57 y/o, b VA; Lucinda, 52 y/o, b NC; and THOMAS BOTTOMS, 24 Y/O, BORN MS, FARM LABORER.(NOTE: MAY BE A DUPLICATE OF ABOVE CENSUS)
1871-- Marriage Record of Thomas Bottoms to Susanna Caplena in Lauderdale Co, TN. Not known at present what happened to Susanna (July 2016).
Nov 1873 -- Marriage to Sarah Langston (estimated).
1879 -- Filed for land patent, Scott Co, AR.
1880 -- AR Census, Scott Co, Dist 2, E.D. 171, 26 Jun 1880, page 37, dwelling 292, family 296 lists: Thomas N. Bottoms, 33 y/o, b MS, father born GA, mother born SC; Sarah, wife, 27 y/o, b AR, father born AR, mother born MO; Clarsey L., dau, 4 y/o, b AR; Alvin C., son, 1 y/o b, b AR.
09 May 1885 -- AR, Homestead Original Entry for Thomas N. Bottoms, Dardanelle Land Office, 160 acres.
1890 -- AR Census, Reconstructed, Scott Co.
1900 -- AR Census, Yell Co, Herring Twp, Dist 4, E.D. 144, 22 Jun 1900, Sheet 10 (112-A), dwelling 168, family 168 lists: Thomas N. Bottoms, 54 y/o, b Dec 1845, MS, married 27 yrs. Father born GA, Mother born MS; Sallie, wife, 47 y/o, b Jun 1852, AR, married 27 yrs, had 10 children w/ 6 living. Father born AR, mother born MO; Clarisa, dau, 24 y/o, b Mar 1876; Nellie M., dau, 19 y/o, b Nov 1880; Benjamin F., son, 16 y/o, b Feb 1882; Thomas N.(Jr), son, 14 y/o, b Dec 1885; Julie E., dau, 12 y/o, b Oct 1887; Grover C., son, 7 y/o, b Nov 1892. All children born AR.
1902 or 1903 -- MS, Move to Carriere Co, MS, for a year while his son Frank worked for the railroad building the RR Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain in LA. Son Grover Bottoms remembered going to Slidell, LA for their major shopping trips. They rented box cars to move, taking their household furniture, animals, etc.
1910 -- AR Census, Scott Co, Mt Pleasant Twp, Dist 4, e.d. 124, page 106-B, dwelling 132, family 132 lists: Thomas N. Bottoms, 64 y/o, md 38 yrs, b MS, father born GA, mother born MS; Sallie, wife, 60 y/o, md 38 yrs, b AR, father born AR, mother born AR; had 10 children with 6 living; Clarissa, dau, 28 y/o; Benjamin F., son, 26 y/o; Nellie M., dau, 24 y/o; Julia E., dau, 20 y/o; Grover C., son, 17 y/o. All children born Arkansas.
1920 -- OK Census, Hughes Co, Jacobs Twp, 28/29 Jan 1920 sheet 156-B, Dist 4, e.d. 69, dwelling 83, family 85 lists: Thomas Bottoms, 74 y/o, widowed; Vina (Clarissa) dau, 43 y/o; Nellie, dau, 39 y/o; Frank, son, 37 y/o; Julia, dau, 32 y/o; Grover, son, 27 y/o. All children born AR.
Occupations: Farmer, Photographer, Doctor, Justice of Peace.
Thomas' daughter Nellie shared her memory of a dream her father had. In his dream he had died and angels were taking him to heaven. When he was high above the tree tops they turned him loose and he fell to earth and landed on a sea of white hats that the Quaker women wore, which saved him from being hurt.
(Updated July 2016)
Robert Lee Bottoms (1819 - 1907)
Susan Ritter Bottoms (1827 - 1889)
Sarah Langston Bottoms (1852 - 1914)*
Nellie Mae Bottoms (1880 - 1969)*
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Bottoms (1882 - 1927)*
Tom Newton Bottoms (1885 - 1965)*
Julia Elmira Bottoms Thompson (1887 - 1972)*
Grover Cleveland Bottoms (1892 - 1985)*
Thomas Newton Bottoms (1845 - 1925)
William A. Bottoms (1847 - 1918)*
Mary Isabell Bottoms James (1850 - 1886)*
Fletcher Monroe Bottoms (1852 - 1911)*
Susan Caroline Bottoms Self (1854 - 1929)*
Francis Marion Bottoms (1856 - 1940)*
Joseph Lee Bottoms (1861 - 1933)*
Created by: K&LB
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40568309
Added: Aug. 11, 2009