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Thomas Cassander English

Male 1819 - 1884  (64 years)


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  • Name Thomas Cassander English  [1
    Born 28 Oct 1819  Clarke County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 1 Sep 1845  English Property (1845), Monroe and Clarke, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Property of Thomas English, deceased, purchased by Rachel English and C. A. English. 
    Thomas English (- ca. 1845)
    Thomas English (- ca. 1845)
    74 acres in Clarke and Monroe Counties.
    Residence 1850  Monroe County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • English, who was the brother-in-law of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, was one of the state's larger plantation owners. 84 slaves were enumerated in the U.S. census for 1850. He was a neighbor of Easor Killam, the son-in-law of Jack Weatherford.
    Probate 8 Nov 1853  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Witnessed the will of William Sizemore. 
    Residence 1880  Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 02 Jun 1884  Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY

      The Monroe Journal
      June 16, 1884

      IN MEMORIUM

      Thomas Cassander English, died on Monday the 2d of June 1884, at his residence, Cedar Hill, Monroe county Alabama, aged 65 years. He was born in Clarke county Alabama, October 28th, 1819, and his parents came to Alabama from South Carolina in 1818. Over forty years ago whilst attending a course of medical lectures at the Philadelphia University, he met, loved and wedded the daughter of the celebrated Dr. McClellan, and the sister of Gen. J. B. McClellan, by whom he had a large family of children, four of whom survive him, with their grief stricken mother. Capt. English was a devoted husband and father, and his refined and elegant widow, and his three accomplished daughters and son, are left to mourn over the sad loss they have sustained in his death, for his noble and generous heart was ever wrapped in love and affection for them. As a friend he was true and loyal, for the lofty traits of benevolence, courage and magnanimity were most prominent in his nature and character, and he seemed to be truly happy when he was contributing either to the wants, or administering to the pleasure of his fellow man. His hospitality was proverbial,and no one ever entered his handsome residence at Cedar Hill, without feeling perfectly at home; so cordial were his manners, and so hearty was his welcome. As a private citizen, he discharged all the public duties and responsibilities devolving upon him with a public spirit that gave evidence of his devotion and love for his country and fellow man, and there was no sacrifice that he was not willing to make for the triumph of the right. Thus as husband, father, friend and citizen, he well and truly discharged all his duties, and has gone to his long rest without leaving an enemy behind, and amidst the tears and wailings of loved ones and the sighs and regrets of hosts of friends, who knew him but to love him, and named him but to praise.
    Buried Scott-English Cemetery, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    Person ID I7553  Dickinson
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Family Frederica Sarah McClellan,   b. 7 Jun 1821, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1899, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Steinmetz English,   b. 1841, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1844, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
     2. George McClellan English,   b. 9 Dec 1844, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1866, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Helen Darrington English,   b. 17 Feb 1847, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1887, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +4. Arthur McClellan English,   b. 17 Mar 1848, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1926, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Mary McClellan English,   b. 05 Mar 1854, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1942, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Agnes English,   b. 18 Apr 1856, Eliska, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1937, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F2034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.
    English, Thomas Cassander
    English, Thomas Cassander
    NARA M1003. Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.

  • Sources 
    1. [S336388] Alabama, One Big Front Porch , Kathryn Tucker Windham, (Montgomery, Alabama: NewSouth Books, 2007), pp. 101-103.

    2. [S54] Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, (Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007), http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/., Accession Number: AL1470__.128.
      Township: 5-N
      Range: 4-E
      Section: 2

    3. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: , Monroe, Alabama; Roll: M432_11; Page: 26B; Image: 494.
      HOH Thomas C English/30
      Frederica S English/28
      George M English/5
      Helen D English/3
      Arther M English/0
      Wm English/33
      Jane E English /22

      Neighbors:
      Esor [Esau] Killiam. Killiam was married to Caroline Weatherford, daughter of Jack Weatherford and niece of Billy Weatherford and David Tate.

    4. [S014374] 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    5. [S58] FamilySearch.org, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25319-23865-35?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 20 August 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 76 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.

    6. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: Mount Pleasant, Monroe, Alabama; Roll: 24; Family History Film: 1254024; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 0449.