WILLIAM LEWIS THOMASSON
26 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 6 Jan 1813 in York District, SC
Died: after 12 Jun 1891
Buried:
Parents:

1st Married: Elizabeth Unknown
Born: abt 1820 in North Carolina
Died: Between 1860 and 1866 (possibly Roane County)
Buried:
Parents:

Children:

  1. James M. Thomasson
  2. Alexander Leroy Thomasson
  3. John A. Thomasson
  4. Oscar W. Thomasson
  5. Dempsey P. Thomasson
  6. Jenny Thomasson
  7. Sarah E. Thomasson
  8. Sidney Thomasson
  9. George N. Thomasson

2nd Married: Nancy Farley on 9 Dec 1866 in White County, TN
Born: abt 1833 in Tennessee
Died: after 1891
Buried:
Parents:
Widow of: John Farley

Children:

  1. Alford C. Thomasson
  2. William Thomasson

MILITARY INFORMATION

26 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Age 49
  • Enlisted 1 Aug 1861 at Knoxville
  • Fifer to the Company
  • Enlisted 22 Apr 1861 at Roane County
  • Age: 35
  • Discharged December 1861

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 16 Jun 1891
  • Rejected: 7 Jul 1891
  • Residence: Dry Valley, Putnam County
  • Member: Company A, 16th Battalion of Cavalry; 1st was a member of 26th TN Infantry, Company A; Was captured at Fort Donelson
  • Diseases: Rheumatism and Liver Disease
  • Born: 6 Jan 1813, York District, SC
  • Enlisted: Aug 1861; Capt. B. F. Welker's Company, Col. Jno. M. Lillard's 26th Reg. After the fall of Fort Donelson, Capt. Thomas Brown's Company A 16th Battalion of Cavalry. Commanded by Lt. Col. J. R. Neal
  • Wife is 61 years old
  • Attest: T. F. McDaniel and P. M. Hyder

Supporting Documents:

  • Morgan & Davis (12 Jun 1891) - Submission of application

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: St. Clair County, AL, Page 135 (listed as Lewis Thomason)
  • 1860 Census: Roane County, TN, Page 271 (listed as Willis L. Thomason)
  • 1870 Census: Cannon County, TN, Page 115 (listed as W. L. Thomason)
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 123A (listed as W. L. Thomasson)
  • 1891 Enumeration of Male Citizens: District 3