THOMAS D. PRICE
4 thTENNESSEE (MURRAY'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 1 January 1843 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 20 April 1918in Putnam County, Tennessee (Tombstone says 1919, but Death Certificate and Widow's Application says 1918)
Buried: Cato Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee
Parents: William M. and Amy Dorthula (Dyson) Price

Married: Mary Malissa Cato on 15 November 1875 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: 8 November 1854 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 1927 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Cato Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee
Parents: Robert Henry and Elizabeth Amanda (Dreckson) Cator

Children:

  1. Josie Price
  2. Samuel A. Price
  3. John Turner Price
  4. Robert Cato Price
  5. William Dero Price
  6. Rutland Price

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: Joseph Sylvester Cato - 4th Tennessee (Murray's) Cavalry and 8th Tennessee (Smith's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: William H. Cato - 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

4 th(Murray's) Tennessee Cavalry
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted on 22 July 1861 at Nashville
  • Age 18

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S14749

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 31 October 1916
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Monterey
  • Member of Company C in the 4th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Born in Smith County in 1843
  • Enlisted in August 1861, Colonel Paul Anderson, Captain J. C. Sanders; Lt. R. D. Flippen & Van H. Allen
  • Battles: Murfreesboro, Ft. Pillow and other; Prisoned at Louisville, KY for a short time
  • Married: Wife is 58
  • Attest: A. K. Miller & R. A. Cato
  • 2nd Application Filed 5 July 1915
  • Married: Wife is 60 years old, two sons both age 22
  • Attest: J. M. Miller & J. A. Arnold

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (12 Jul 1915) - Requests service records.
  • Special Examiners (24 Jul 1915) - Do you have parole papers?
  • R. A. Cato & N. C. Wilson (30 Jul 1915) - TDP was a Confederate Soldier in the Civil War from 15 Jul 1863 to the close of the war.
  • Special Examiner to R. A. Cato (15 Sep 1915) - Did you serve in the Confederate Service?
  • Special Examiner to R. A. Cato (17 Sep 1915) - Please send us your service record?
  • TDP (15 Nov 1915) - Requests status of his pension request.
  • Special Examiner (22 Nov 1915) - What command was Wilson in?
  • Special Examiner to J. T. Price (22 Nov 1915) - He wrote to R. A. Cato & N. C. Wilson and never got a reply.
  • TDP (29 Apr 1916) - Captain W. B. Pettie may have information on his parole. He has written him and will forward his reply.
  • War Department (3 May 1916) - Sent his service records.
  • Special Examiner (15 May 1916) - He did not find any additional records.
  • J. S. Price (brother of TDP) (16 Oct 1916) - His brother, TDP, did not return home until May 1865.
  • Special Examiner (12 Nov 1916) - Unreadable
  • Tilman Payne (col) (30 Nov 1916) - He was with TDP for more than 2 years as his servant.
  • TDP (12 Jan 1917) - Tilman Payne was his servant and served with him throughout the war.
  • J. T. Price (20 Jan 1917) - TDP lives in a home valued at $1500, but he owes $700. He makes $50 a month from the bank as a clerk, but this money is deducted from J. T. Price's salary.
  • J. T. Price (25 Jan 1917) - The Bank pays the $50, but it comes from his salary.
  • Special Examiner (28 Jan 1917) - Please swear to this letter and send it back.
  • J. T. Price (28 Jan 1917) - He restates his salary circumstances.
  • Special Examiner (30 Jan 1917) - The Bank and not you is paying your father. Therefore, he is not pensionable at this time.
  • J. T. Price (son of TDP) (3 Feb 1917) - TDP gets $50 a month for his work at the Bank of Monterey. It is not the Bank that pays it. But rather the $50 is deducted from J. T. Price's salary.
  • Special Examiner to J. T. Price (son of TDP) (12 Feb 1917) - Your father makes $50 a month. He does not need a pension.
  • J. T. Price (17 Jan 1919) - TDP died in April 1918.
  • Marriage Bond Smith County (12 Mar 1919) - TDP married Malissa Cato 15 Nov 1875.
  • J. T. Price (18 Mar 1919) - He is sending in TDP and Malissa Price's marriage record.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 30 January 1919
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Monterey
  • Member of Company C in the 4th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Maiden name Mellissa Cato and was born at Rome, Smith County, Tenn on 8 Nov 1854
  • Husband was born 1 January 1843 in Rome, Smith County. They were married 16 Nov 1875 by Rev. R. M. Stephens.
  • Husband died 20 April 1918 at Monterey.
  • Five sons: Arthur Price age 39; J. Turner Price age 33; Wm. Dero Price age 29; R. Cato Price age 29; Rutland Price age 26; One daughter Josie age 42 deceased.
  • Witnesses W. B. Ray & E. W. Christian of Monterey
    • Have known Melissa Price about 15 years.
    • Her husband died 20 April 1918.
  • J. T. Price (29 Jan 1919) - Enclosed is Melissa Price's widow's application.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 318
  • 1860 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 366
  • 1870 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 274
  • 1880 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 137
  • 1900 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 13B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 169A

ADDITIONAL DATA