Thomas McDonald
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Thomas Jefferson McDonald (1842 - 1920)

Cpt Thomas Jefferson McDonald
Born in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Nov 1861 in Tallapoosa, Alabamamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 77 in Elmore, Elmore, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Nov 2011
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  • "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 May 2021), Thomas McDonald, 1870, Elmore County, Alabama, United States.
  • "United States Federal Census, 1880"; Census Place: Chana Hatchee, Elmore County, Alabama; Roll: 12; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 067
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 6742 #39869050 (accessed 24 March 2022)
    Thomas J Mcdonald (38), married self (head), Farmer, in household of Thomas J. Mcdonald (38) in Chana Hatchee, Elmore County, Alabama, USA. Born in Alabama.
  • "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 March 2018), Thomas Jefferson Mcdonald, 1907; citing Eclectic, Elmore County, Alabama, United States, citing Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,533,728.
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 23 March 2022), memorial page for Capt Thomas Jefferson McDonald (2 Dec 1842–30 Nov 1920), Find A Grave: Memorial #32327753, citing Refuge Cemetery, Red Hill, Elmore County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Billie T (contributor 47073859) .

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Name: Thomas McDonald

Residence: Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Alabama Enlistment Date: 15 May 1862 Rank at enlistment: 1st Lieutenant Enlistment Place: Tallapoosa County, Alabama State Served: Alabama Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company B, Alabama 47th Infantry Regiment on 15 May 1862.Promoted to Full Captain on 02 Jul 1863.Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox, VA. Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service RecordsSouthern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANVThe War Between the Union & Confederacy: Wm Oates

posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie
McDonald, Thomas Jefferson

He was born Dec 2, 1842, died Nov 20, 1920. He enlisted Apr-1862 as a private in Company G, 7th Alabama Cavalry. He also served in the 47th Alabama Infantry. He is buried Refuge Cemetery Elmore County.

posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie
Confederate Soldier, Cpt. Company B, 47th Alabama Regiment Infantry. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa. Was a POW at one time. Surrendered with Robert E. Lee April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Va. Applied for and received Confederate Pension Witnessed by ET Griffith & HJD Taunton.
posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie

Picture of Thomas McDonald that hangs in the Kent Alabama Masonic Lodge where he was Grand Master before the war.

posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie
Wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863- hit by a "Minie Ball" and broke his thigh and lost his right eye.

Captain of Company B 47th regiment of Alabama Infantry. Company known as "Tallapoosa Light Infantry" or "Tallapoosa Tigers"

Filed for pension in Elmore County AL

posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie
1910- Elmore, Alabama- with wife Mary A and sons Thomas and Augustus

1900- Elmore, Alabama- with wife Mary A and sons Thomas and Augustus

1880 Elmore, Alabama- with Wife Mary A and kids Monroe, Ella, Ida, Susan, Josie and Mary

posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie

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