CS Con -Lamkin, John Tillman - C.S. Congressman, MS

John Tillman Lamkin:
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Born: July 17, 1811
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Birthplace: Augusta Georgia
Father: William Lamkin 1778 – 1845
Mother:
Keziah Hart Snead 1782 – 1817

Wife: Thurza A. Kilgore 1819 – 1887
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Summit Mississippi)

Children:
Dr. William Joseph Lamkin 1843 – 1916
(Buried: Roseland Cemetery Gloster Mississippi)
Infant Lamkin 1845 – 1845
(Buried: Holmesville Cemetery Pike County Mississippi)
Fanny A. Lamkin Boyd 1845 – 1884
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Summit Mississippi)
Charles A. Lamkin 1846 – 1915
(Buried: Cleburne Memorial Cemetery Cleburne Texas)
James C. Lamkin 1848 – 1895
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Summit Mississippi)
Mary Eliza Lamkin 1852 – 1853
(Buried: Holmesville Cemetery Pike County Mississippi)
Thurza Lavinia Lamkin 1854 – 1856
(Buried: Holmesville Cemetery Pike County Mississippi)


Political Party: Democratic Party
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Occupation before War:

1833 – 1834: Attorney in Augusta Georgia
Trained himself in accountancy in New Orleans Louisiana for 3 years
1838 – 1840: Attorney in Marion County Mississippi
1840 – 1841: Attorney in Holmesville Mississippi
1841 – 1845: District Attorney for Pike County Mississippi
1845 – 1861: Attorney in Holmesville Mississippi

Civil War Career:
Originally opposed to secession but supported Mississippi
1861: Unsuccessful Candidate for Confederate Congress
1862 – 1863: Captain in 33rd​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment
Served twice as a Judge of Advocate of a Court Martial
1863: Resigned as Captain on September 9th​ back trouble and weight
1864 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Mississippi
1864 – 1865: Member of House Commerce Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Patents Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Post offices and Post Roads Cte.
1864 – 1865: Belonged to the group who had lost all hope of victory and considered sacrifice useless.
Opposed every new Davis Administration proposal and further grant of power to the executive.
Urged an increase in military exemptions
Urged for immediate payment for property illegally impressed.
Urged for real of the law authorizing destruction of private property
Voted for every peace resolution introduced in Congress
1865: Abandoned his seat a month before Congress adjourned.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1870: Attorney in Holmesville Mississippi


Died: May 19, 1870
Place of Death: Holmesville Mississippi
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Age at time of Death: 58 years old
Original Burial Place: Holmesville Mississippi
Current Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery Summit Mississippi
 
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