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Capt. Grigsby Eskridge Thomas

Male 1832 - 1914  (81 years)


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  • Name Grigsby Eskridge Thomas 
    Title Capt. 
    Born 20 Dec 1832  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 1 Apr 1861  Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted, Co. A, 2d Battalion, Georgia Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.

    http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=CGA0002BI01  
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Died 5 Feb 1914  Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Grigsby Thomas
    Findagrave memorial for Grigsby Thomas
    Maintained by: Ed Whitehead
    Originally Created by: Michael Dover
    Record added: Apr 30, 2008
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 26503275
    Person ID I10261  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 

    Father Samuel B Thomas,   b. Aft 1799, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 1850  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ann R Askew,   b. 1 Aug 1804, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1868, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jan 1825  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F0232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha B Slade,   b. 3 Dec 1832, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1929, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1859  Muscogee County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma J Thomas,   b. Apr 1867, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Hockley McKee Thomas,   b. Feb 1869, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1939, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [Birth]
     3. Slade Thomas,   b. ca. 1871, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Helen Martha Thomas,   b. 27 Jun 1873, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1898, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     5. Stella Thomas,   b. 15 Jul 1875, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1968, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
     6. Eugenia Thomas,   b. 20 Oct 1881, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1968, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F2806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Thomas, Grigsby
    Thomas, Grigsby
    NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units.
    Thomas-Slade Marriage
    Thomas-Slade Marriage

  • Sources 
    1. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia; Roll: M653_132; Page: 156; Image: 156; Family History Library Film: 803132.
      The Thomas family follows that of schoolmaster Thomas Slade, age 60. This is the father of Martha Slade Thomas, and it appears that she and her husband, Grisby, boarded a number of students.

      Name: Grigsby E Thomas
      Age in 1860: 25
      Birth Year: abt 1835
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia

      Grigsby E Thomas 25
      Martha B Thomas 22
      Mary I Mckinnie 16
      Sarah J West 16
      Emily C West 13
      Martha I George 17
      Parmelia George 14
      Mariah Gibson 15
      Ada M Peck 18
      Mary R Attaway 14
      Sarah E Carter 13
      Fanny R Eley 13
      Eudore Rumsey 14
      Sarah F Barham 12
      Sarah Collier 12
      Mary V Howard 13


    2. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
      Online publication - Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Georgia marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.