Dr Thomas Tscharner de Graffenried

Dr Thomas Tscharner de Graffenried

Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Aug 1875 (aged 43)
Colorado County, Texas, USA
Burial Colorado County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 59355108 View Source
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DeGraffenried, Thomas T. (private) physician, age 34 in 1860; enlisted in Company B, 5th Texas Infantry, on July 10, 1861 at Columbus; detailed to hospital in Texas as a nurse, September 18, 1862 through December 1863; ill in various hospitals throughout 1864; detailed as brigade dentist, November 1864.

(special thanks to Luzie Benavides for the following obituary) Colorado Citizen, Aug, 19, 1875 - Death of one of Hood's Brigade

A telegram from Mr. C. C. Maigne, Weimar, on the 17th, announced the death of Dr. Thomas T. deGraffenried at 11, P. M. on the 16th at the residence of Mr. P. H. Hargan, Oakland. He was a native of Mecklenberg, Va., but a resident of Texas some twenty years. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Capt. Jno. C. Upton's company, of this county, and went to his native State to do battle for the cause he loved so well. At Richmond the company was attached to the 5th Texas Regiment, Hood's Brigade, and known as "B" company. Dr. de Graffenried, though never very robust, served as a private in the company to the close of the war. Returning to Columbus, he pursued the practice of Dentistry, until a short time since his failing health forced him to discontinue the practice. His disease was consumption, to which was added cancer of the tongue. His afflictions were borne with patient----and fortitude. He was a kind-hearted husband and father, and one of the most worthy and useful citizens. Peaceful be his last sleep. [Buried Clear Creek Cemetery]

(Last name changed to de Graffenried from DeGraffenried by Connie)

(following info by JL) Son of Tscharner DeGraffenried (1791–1833) and Sara Crowder. A descendant of the Von Graffenried from Worb Switzerland. He bears the name of "Tscharner" in honor of his ancestor Regina Tscharner wife of Christopher Von Graffenried, founder of New Bern NC.

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