|Birth: ||Sep., 1845|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1915|
PARENTS: Edmond (born abt 1850 in Mississippi) and Arvilla (born abt 1821 in Georgia) Rollins.
Thomas J. Rollins was born Sep 1845 at Chickasaw, Alabama and died Nov 11, 1915 Greenfield, Greene Co., IL.
When he enlisted at Carlinville, IL he stated he was 18 and a resident of Girard, Macoupin Co., IL. and was mustered into Company C. 133rd Illinois Infantry (a 100 day regiment) at Camp Butler, IL. He was described as 5' 8" tall with dark hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. He stated he was single and a blacksmith by trade, and a native of Chickasaw, AL. The regiment moved to Rock Island, IL. where they served as guards of the rebel prisoners held there. He was mustered out on Sept 24, 1865 at Springfield, IL.
In the 1880 census of Girard, Macoupin County, IL. Thomas is listed as 34 years old, born in AL in 1846 living with his wife Emma age 30 born in IL., and their children: Charles E. age 13 and Lizzie E. 11 both born in IL.
On April 18, 1888 Thomas received an Army Invalid Pension for his service in the Civil War.
In the 1900 census of Greene County, IL., Thomas is living alone age 45 born Sept. 1845, a day laborer. The census also states his father was born in Mississippi and his mother in Alabama.
Thomas died Nov 11, 1915 in Greenfield, Greene Co., IL. On Oct 4, 1916 Emma applied to the Bureau of Pensions (Army Widows Pensions) as a remarried widow. Her name was then Emma Hontz.
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