Thomas was born in 1837.
from his obituary at Find a Grave:
"Thomas resided in this county from 1841, and his occupation most of the time was farming. He had such education as the schools of the county afforded in his early days. At the age of 19 he was converted at a meeting near Mt. Gilead, of the Protestant M.E. Church, but was never baptized and completed his membership with that or any other Church, though a believer in the Christian religion. His open declarations gave his relatives and friends assurance of the provision for his future peace and happiness in the other life. Only about two weeks before his death he said that God had made the world a pleasant place to live in; that it was hard to leave his friends, they were so dear to him, but he was prepared to meet death, was waiting God's will. He was first married to Miss Frances Jane Warren, a Daughter of Jackson Warren, near Bolivar, May 23, 1860, and this companion died November 30, 1864. As issue of this marriage three children were born: Wm. F. Price, of Bolivar, Margaret S. was married to John Robertson, died at Perry, Okla., October 5,1906 and James L. Price, now of Berryville, Ark. His second marriage was to Miss Mary J. McReynolds, on December 3, 1865, and this wife and widow is residing in Bolivar. To this union five children were born: Thomas B., married and living at Albion, Idaho; Lillian J., now wife of Hon. John Hutchinson, of Kansas City, Kan; Mary E. wife of Luther McNabb of Springfield, Mo.; John, somewhere in Kansas, and Charles, who is living with his mother in Bolivar. All of his children were with him at the time of his death except James and John. His remains were laid away in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in the presence of many friends and relatives on Monday, Oct. 4th. Capt. Price enlisted and served as a Private in Co. F, 26th En. Mo. Mil. from Summer of 1862 to Summer of 1864, except one year's service in Co. F. 7th Provisional En. Mo. Mil. in 1863. In September, 1864, he became 1st Lieut. of his old Company and a month later commissioned as Captain and served as such till being relieved in November 1864. After the war Capt. Price followed farming, dealing in stock and merchandising. In 1866 he and David F. Keeling were partners in farm and store at Rondo, and he was postmaster at that place about years. Some time in 1869, he returned to near Bolivar and continued farming and dealing in stock for many years and until his health began to fail, when be became a citizen of Bolivar and lived here till his death. Of quiet and retiring habits he never sought applause of the public for any of his good deeds of life. He was charitable and often rendered aid to the poor and needy when but few knew of his kindness and help. Many times he furnished shelter in his own home, cared for and secured medical treatment for poor sick persons, and nursed and took care of them till restored to health or till their death. He could not tolerate hypocricy or untruthfulness. His widowed companion and children will ever remember his patience and the constant father and husband's love. Many month's of suffering was borne manfully and with this great patience he passed away peacefully. Thomas was the oldest child of Reece B. and Hannah J. Price, and sisters. His parents were married near Somerset, Ky., Dec. 26, 1836. His mother was a daughter of Thomas McSwain. The Price family sprang from Virginia and the McSwains from South Carolina. The parents of Capt. Price were born near where they were married, the father born Feb. 2, 1808, died March 6, 1889, and the mother born April 20, 1820, died February 28, 1894. They died near Bolivar. There were There were thirteen brothers and sisters of Capt. Price, and all were born near Bolivar except William Z. and Noah F. The first named was born in Kentucky and the latter in Miller, county, Mo. William Z. was born near Somerset, Ky., Feb. 22, 1839, and now resides in San Francisco, Cal.; Noah F. was born May 10, 1841, died near Bolivar, April 13, 1904; Samuel N. was born Oct. 7, 1847, and died at Humasville, Mo., about twenty years ago; James M. was born April 11, 1845, and died at Salisaw, Okla., Dec. 25, 1905, Sarah S. now widow of Chas. T. Tucker, born Feb. 21, 1847, resident of Bolivar; Mack E. born August 24, 1848, started for California April 22, 1875 and was killed in a hotel at St. Rose, Ca., April 18, 1906, in the great earthquake; Margaret, Marion B., Mary A. and John P. were born between 1850 and 1859 and they died in infancy or early childhood; John W. was born January 5, 1855, and now resides at Salisaw, Okla.; Susan F. was born Oct. 26, 1861, and died near Bolivar, at the age of 19 years, and was never married, and Abraham L. was the youngest child, born May 23, 1863, and now resides at William Ca. In this connection let it be remembered by the friends of Capt. Price that his surviving companion is entitled to much sympathy in her bereavement. During the many months of affliction of her husband she was near him constantly administering aid and cheer to him in his suffering and sacrificing needed rest and sleep that she might lessen his trials.
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