Tom fought underage in the Confederacy with his father Marshall and brother John. His honorable discharge states that he served "1 year 30 days, being under the age of 17."
After the war Tom went away to college, a daring adventure for a young man in that day, especially in the Reconstruction Era. While he was at school he died mysteriously; the family was never told the circumstances of his death. His body was returned home in a wooden box, packed in lime, but his grieving mother never did believe the body was really his. Mary Jane always hoped that one day he would come home so his grave was never marked.
Marshall Dennison (1813 - 1885)
Mary Jane Vanderville Dennison (1823 - 1893)
Nancy Ann Dennison Peal (1838 - 1930)*
Susan Francis Dennison Peal (1842 - 1863)*
John Vanderville Dennison (1844 - 1915)*
Thomas Jefferson Dennison (1846 - 1866)
Joseph Albert Dennison (1848 - 1902)*
Henry Clay Dennison (1852 - 1917)*
Josephine W. Dennison Hunter (1855 - 1890)*
George Washington Dennison (1857 - 1917)*
Mary Elizabeth Dennison Hunter (1861 - 1912)*
Walter Scott Dennison (1863 - 1931)*
Lura Norfleet Dennison Young (1866 - 1951)*
Note: Originally buried in the Peal Cemetery (Cemetery 91, J. Percy Priest Cemetery Removals) and reinterred at Mt. Juliet
Mount Juliet Memorial Gardens
Plot: CEM 91 CR 3
Created by: RLM3
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77877783
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