James Franklin ThompsonJAMES FRANKLIN THOMPSON
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 15 January 1842 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 22 August 1920in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: West Graveyard, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Esquire Looney and Arrena (Davis) Thompson

Married: Permelia Ann Carr in April 1870 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 12 February 1852 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 19 February 1906 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: West Graveyard, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John W. and Sarah Roenas (West) Carr

Children:

  1. James Bolivar Thompson
  2. Cordelia Thompson
  3. Milton Thompson
  4. Tolbert Thompson
  5. Carr Thompson
  6. N. J. Thompson
  7. Alfred Thompson

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Esquire Looney Thompson - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother: William N. Thompson - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Infantry
  • Brother: Newton J. Thompson - 1st Tennessee (Colm's) Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: Thomas C. Thompson - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: James Avery Welch - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Sergeant
  • Enlisted 9 Oct 1861 at Livingston
  • 30 Jun - 1 Nov 1862: Present
  • Sep 1862 - Jun 1863: Present
  • Jul - Aug 1863: Detailed to collect absentees in Middle TN with Colonel Hughes since 16 Aug 1863 by endorsement on application
  • Sep - Dec 1863 & Jan - Feb 1864: Detailed to collect absentees in Middle TN with Colonel Hughes since 16 Aug 1863 by endorsement on application
  • Age: 22
  • 6 Apr 1864: On detached service
  • Mar - Apr 1864: Absent without leave since 15 Apr 1864
  • Deserted while on detach service
  • 16 Jan 1863: Wounded in Battle of Murfreesboro 31 Dec 1862; severly wounded in hip

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 5 June 1903
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member of Company F of the 25th TN Infantry Regiment
  • Wounded in the Battle of Stone's River
  • Wounds Gunshot would to right hip on 31 Dec 1861
  • Born in Jackson County in 1842
  • Enlisted in 1861 in 25th Tennessee Capt. P. Jones and Colonel John M. Hughes
  • Attest: N. C. Chisholm

Supporting Documents:

  • J. N. King (5 May 1905) - Supports claim
  • Columbus Jackson Davis (30 May 1905) - Supports claim
  • Tennessee Pension Board of Examiners (19 Oct 1905) - Requests Servie Records
  • War Department (21 Oct 1905) - Sent Service Record
  • J. T. Pointer (26 Oct 1905) - Tax Assessment
  • J. F. Dyer MD (27 Oct 1905) - Physical Exam
  • Columbus Jackson Davis (11 Nov 1905) - Supports claim
  • G. W. Anderson (28 Apr 1906) - Supports claim
  • James F. Thompson (10 Jul 1906) - Needs a pension to be granted
  • James F. Thompson (???) - Served two years in the 25th TN Infantry. Detailed and sent home on a recruiting expedition under Colonel Hughes. Captured and carried to Carthage, TN. Forced to take the oath. Joined the 13th Cavalry Regiment at Sparta in 1864 and fought under Dibrell

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 241
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 11
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 100
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 88C
  • 1900 Census:
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 22A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 11B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
25 August 1920
Vol. XVII, No. 35, Page 1

  • James F. Thompson -- James F. Thompson, a Confederate veteran, and one of the most highly respected citizens of Putnam county, died Monday night at his home near this city. He was about eighty years old and his entire life has been spent in Putnam county, except during the civil war when he served in the Confederate army. He has been a devoted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church from his young manhood, and was a man of the highest integrity. His wife died several years ago. He is survived by eight grown children: James B. Thompson, of this city; Miss Cordelia Thompson, Tolbert Thompson, Milton Thompson and Mrs. Kee Kuykendall of this county, Carr Thompson of Ada, Okla; N. J. Thompson of Aditta, Mo., and Alfred Thompson of Kenton, Tenn.

Putnam County Herald
21 February 1906
Vol. IV, No. 3, Page 1

  • Mrs. Permelia Thompson, wife of J. F. Thompson, died Monday morning at her home three miles north of Cookeville, after a linger illness with cancer. She was fifty-four years old and a devout Christian lady, having been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. She leaves a husband and several children, one of them being J. B. Thompson of this city. Her remains were interred at the West cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the funeral being attended by many relatives and friends. The Herald extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.

ADDITIONAL DATA

Photo Source: Stray leaves from Putnam County history : pioneer families, sights and sounds from the past, old school groups, Civil War soldiers, Page 233