THOMAS FARRIS
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 13 Sep 1842 in White County, TN
Died: 20 Jun 1914in Putnam County, TN
Buried: West Graveyard, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joseph and Margaret (Mills) Farris

Married: Emily Burgess on 7 Sep 1868 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 24 Nov 1845 in White County, TN
Died: 4 Apr 1923 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: West Graveyard, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joel and Ruth (Allison?) Burgess

Children:

  1. Richard Farris
  2. Daniel Farris
  3. Joseph Farris
  4. Wade Winfield Farris

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: John Farris
  • Brother-in-law: James Marion Burgess - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry
  • Brother-in-law: Joseph Burgess - 22nd Tennessee (Murray's) Infantry Battalion
  • Brother-in-law: James M. Nichols - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted on 15 Sep 1862 at White County, TN
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S5563

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 3 Sep 1903
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County, TN
  • Member: Co. H, 8th TN Cavalry
  • Born: 13 Sep 1842 in Putnam County, TN
  • Enlisted: 1862 in Captain Jim Barnes Co. H, 8th TN Cavalry; Col. George G. Dibrell
  • Wife is 60 years old
  • 4 sons
  • Attest: George M. Moore & Alvin Cullom Huddleston - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry

Supporting Documents:

  • J. T. Pointer (15 Oct 1904) - Tax Assessment
  • William Lafayette Sliger (22 Oct 1904) - During a conflict in GA, TF was hit by a shell in his back and knocked from his saddle.
  • William L. Dyer (22 Oct 1904) - WLD was wounded at Parker's Cross Roads.
  • Andy Sliger (22 Oct 1904) - Supports his claim
  • David Farley (22 Oct 1904) - Supports his claim
  • William Lafayette Sliger (13 Dec 1904) - Supports his claim
  • J. N. King (8 Jun 1905) - Requests Status of Claim
  • William Lafayette Sliger (22 Jul 1905) - WLS and TF were separated from Dibrell's Regiment at Wanesboro, GA and fell in with Capt. Wm. Rogers Co. until April 1865. Then they got with Champ Ferguson's gang until the surrender.
  • R. E. L. Proffitt (29 Jul 1905) - Supports his claim
  • Thomas Farris (29 Jul 1905) - Requests status of his claim

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

W5522

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ABSTRACT

  • Filed: 18 July 1914
  • Accepted
  • Name: Emily Farris
  • Residence: Cookeville
  • Resident of the state all her life, 67 years
  • Maiden Name: Emily Burgess; Born 24 Nov 1845
  • Thomas Farris was born in Putnam County 13 Sep 1842
  • They were married 7 Sep 1868 by Wm Peek, JP at her father's Joel Burgess
  • Husband died 30 June 1914
  • She has four children: R. C. Farris - 45; Dock - 42; Joe - 38; Wade - 25
  • Witness: John Phy and Mary S. Bradford
    • Resides at Cookeville
    • Known her for 50 years or more
    • Known her husband for 60 years or more
    • They were married 7 Sep 1868 by Wm Peek. We were present.

Supporting Documents

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (14 June 1905) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (27 Jun 1905) - Sent Service Records

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 72
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 16
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 117
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 91A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 1B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 9A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
9 July 1914
Vol. XII, No. 27, Page 4

  • Thomas Farris was born Sept 13, 1842, and died June 30, 1914, aged 72 years. He married Emily Burgess Sept 7, 1868. He was a Confederate Soldier. He was a live brave soldier, always up and at his place, ready for duty. He lived and raised a family in Putnam county. He was a straight honest citizen, true to his promises. He was not a member of any church. Myself and brother Tinnon, pastor of the Methodist Church at Cookeville, visited him some days before his death and he said that he intended to live a better life and talked to his family about it, and they think that perhaps he converted before he died . . . Brother Tinnon and the writer conducted the burial services at West Cemetery where a large crowd of citizens and relatives gathered -- W. L. Ray, A Confederat Comrade

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