Thomas Jefferson Trulock was born 05-29-1837, he was the son of Samuel Minor & Elizabeth (Stark) Trulock. His siblings were: James W, Joseph A, Sarah Jane, Isaac L, Charles H, Mary C, Martha A, and Elizabeth M. His father, Samuel, and brother, James, were both killed in battles in the Civil War. Thomas also served in the Civil War. He married Pauline Knoblauch in 1874. They had two children, Guy and Carl.