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Topic: Thomas Legion Ancestors
This section is for ancestors of Thomas' Legion to share their stories and information. Post links, etc.
Saturday, 25 February 2006 - 2:46 AM ESTName: Michael
Dear Mr. Parker,
I am overwhelmed with finding your web page and information regarding the Thomas Legion. My ALLEN/TAYLOR/COTTER families came from Western NC and Eastern Tenn. David Warren Lemuel Allen served with the Legion & from what I have enlisted in 1863. He soon went to the foundry for artillery/cannon manufacturing or so I have found and am trying to prove.
My great grandfather, Thomas M. Allen's mother was a Taylor & it is also said that she goes back to Pres. Zachary Taylor. My g.g.grandmother Taylor's sister , I am told, was married to WALKER of the battalion.
In any event all I have found was in “Storm in the Mountains” which was a great book, but have tried to find more, specifically of my kin.
I retired in 2001, and the year before I was given an old hand written journal of my great grandfather Thomas Allen. It listed deaths in the Copper Mines of Ducktown as well as doctors visits in the area by a Dr. Kimsey. He tells of Christmas morning breakfast with visiting Allen kinfolk and in one area lambastes Pres. Wilson with poor spending over W.W.I.
I will begin researching all that you have. It appears extremely interesting. So many questions arise but I will save them for another time if allowed.
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 - 2:10 PM EDTName: "Karl Lindsey"
My great, great, great grandfather was a member of Thomas' Legion. His name was John C. Farrister and he was in Loves Rgmt., I Co.. He is buried in the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Esom Hill, GA.
Tuesday, 4 September 2007 - 9:11 AM EDTName: "matt ball"
i had lots of kin in the thomas legion, most of the bradley boys that are listed in the rosters, but your missing one ancestor of mine who also fought with them Levi Hamilton Ogle enlisted july 24 1862 in sevierville tn, served in company I, buried in white oak flats cememtery, if you need more solid proof i can email you a pic of his headstone
Monday, 8 September 2008 - 1:01 AM EDTName: "firewalker150"
My name is James Lawson Ogle, son of John Lawson Ogle & grandson of Levi Hamilton & Martha Jane Ogle of Sevierville, TN. I'm not sure if he was the same Levi you refer to but I would appreciate any info you may like to share on him. Please email me a email@example.com. Thanks.