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 Thomas Jefferson Dennison

Thomas Jefferson Dennison

Birth
Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1866 (aged 19–20)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Mount Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot CEM 91 CR 3
Memorial ID 77877783 · View Source
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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.



Gravesite Details Originally buried in the Peal Cemetery (Cemetery 91, J. Percy Priest Cemetery Removals) and reinterred at Mt. Juliet

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  • Created by: RLM3
  • Added: 8 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77877783
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Dennison (1846–1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77877783, citing Mount Juliet Memorial Gardens, Mount Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by RLM3 (contributor 46928700) .