THOMAS JEFFERSON SPEARS
1st TENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: July 1820 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 1 January 1902 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Perkins Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee 
Parents: Unknown and Rachel (Tackett) Spears

1st Married: Asenith Sena Dunnagin about 1843 in White County, Tennessee
Born: about 1822 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 1880 in White County, Tennessee 
Buried: Perkins Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee 
Parents: Absolum and Unknown Dunnagin

Children:

  1. Alvira Spears
  2. Cantrell Spears
  3. Amanda Spears

2nd Married: Mary Ann "Pollie" Dunn on 21 June 1881 in White County, Tennessee
Born: January 1826 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 25 June 1907 in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Perkins Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Absolum and Unknown Dunnagin

MILITARY INFORMATION

1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Age: 43
  • Enlisted 4 Mary 1864 at Carthage
  • 30 Apr 1864: Present
  • 30 Jun 1864: Present
  • Jul - Dec 1864: Present
  • Mustered Out: 14 Apr 1865
  • Enlistment Papers Included

US PENSION APPLICATION

  • Invalid Application Filed on 6 Oct 1887; Invalid: 611.060; Certificate: 438681
  • Widow's Application Filed on 7 Feb 1912: Widow's: 756,724; Certificate: 438681
  • Full Pension at NARA

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 88
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 64
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 364
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 474D
  • 1900 Census: White County, TN, Page 227B

WILL

White County, TN
Will Book H
Page 232

  • Will of Jeff Spears
  • Written: 10 Jun 1890
  • Probated: 6 Jan 1902
  • Heirs: Amanda Howell (daughter), Thomas Spears (grandson)