p 103: 27 Apr 1901 Louis' statement in Bollinger County, Missouri court: parents died at his age of about 9, lived with Col Jason Hunter until spring 1861 when Hunter enlisted in the Confederate Army
p 21: 2 Jan 1902 Statement of Solomon Shanks in Bollinger County, Missouri court "... he [Louis F Thomas] went to Scot [sic] County Mo. about the month of November 1862. Soon after he went to Scot [sic] County to work I went there to work. I carried a letter to him from his sister Jane Thomas."
p 96-98, Louis' answers to 1898 and 1915 Pension Bureau family questionnaires:
Birth: 9 Mar 1845 at Nashville, Tennessee
Service: Co A 2nd Mo Lt Arty Vols
PO at enlistment: Gravel Hill, Mo
Wife: Lourana or Laurana Eveline Thomas nee Kinder (died 27 Jun 1913)
Marriage: (both married only once) 21 Sep 1867 near Gravel Hill, Mo. by Rev S A Richey (public record in clerk's office at Jackson, Mo.)
Jason H Thomas, b 14 Jun 1868
Lemuel C Thomas, b 11 Apr 1870, d 16 Apr 1870
Horace L Thomas, b 15 Jul 1872, d 16 Aug 1891
Richard E Thomas, b 15 Nov 1874, d 14 Jul 1891
Sophia C Thomas, b 11 Apr 1879, d 3 Jun 1880
Willis Manson Thomas, b 27 or 26 Jun 1877
Annie Murada Thomas, b 9 Feb or in Apr 1881, d 3 Nov 1900
Death place: son Jason's Monticello addition home, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Death cause: dropsy and hardening of the arteries
Duration of illness: a year
Several years ago retired from active farm work and moved to son Jason's home in Cape Girardeau from his Gravel Hill farm home
In 1903, elected county court judge, served one term
Was also township justice of the peace for several years
In the Civil War, saw several months active service with Union troops
Afterward, he returned to Cape Girardeau County
Birth place: Nashville, Tennessee
Birth date: 9 Mar 1845
At age 6, he arrived Cape Girardeau County with his parents, settling north of Cape Girardeau
Family moved again to Wayne county, where his parents died when he was still young
Raised by Jason Hunter, when 18 he to return to Cape Girardeau County and enlisted in the army
He married after the war
Wife died 9 years ago
Jason Thomas, at whose home he died
Mason Thomas, city mail carrier, also lives in Monticello addition
Manson Thomas, Gravel Hill
A sister, Mrs Sarah C Slaughter, Clarkton
1 great grandchild
Funeral place: Gravel Hill
Funeral date: Wed, 20 Sep 1922, 10 AM
Interment place: Gravel Hill Cemetery
↑ 1.01.11.21.220.127.116.11.7 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (record details, image : accessed 1 December 2019), Lewis L Thomas, 1850, Marshall County, Kentucky, United States, image 123 of 126; citing p 491 (stamped), family 848, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ 2.02.1 "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969," database with images, Missouri State Archives (image : accessed 26 May 2018), Death Son Louis F Thomas, 18 Sep 1922, Cape Girardeau County; citing file no. 25770, Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.
↑ 3.03.13.2 "Find A Grave", database and images (Find A Grave: Memorial #42924692 : accessed 1 December 2019), memorial page for Son Louis Franklin Thomas (9 Mar 1845–18 Sep 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42924692, citing Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by brenda joyce (contributor 47000293).
↑ 4.04.14.2 "Civil War Pension File Louis F Thomas", digital file received on 2 CDs from National Archives via NATF Form 85 request, Civil War Soldiers Pension File, Son Louis F Thomas, Certificate # 731767, Rank: Private and Corporal, Service: Company A 2nd MO Light Artillery, CAN No: 15325, Bundle No: 20; digital file is in 2 parts: PDF part 1 (123 pages) and PDF part 2 (130 pages); copy in possession of Rick Peterson 7 December 2019.
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