CS Con -Thomas, James Houston - C.S. Delegate, TN

James Houston Thomas
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Born: September 22, 1808

Birthplace: Iredell County North Carolina

Father: Isaac Jetton Thomas Sr. 1781 – 1844
(Buried: Reeses Chapel Cemetery McCains Tennessee)

Mother: Asenath Houston 1784 – 1824
(Buried: Reeses Chapel Cemetery McCains Tennessee)

Wife: Margaret Meeds Stephens 1810 – 1849
(Buried: Saint John's Church Cemetery Ashwood Tennessee)

Children:

John Addison Thomas Sr. 1848 – 1928
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery Columbia Tennessee)

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1830: Graduated from Jackson College

Occupation before War:

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1831 – 1836: Attorney in Columbia Tennessee
1836 – 1842: Tennessee State Attorney General
1842 – 1847: Attorney in Columbia Tennessee
1847 – 1851: United States Congressman from Tennessee
1847 – 1851: Member of House Claims Committee
1850: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1851 – 1859: Attorney in Columbia Tennessee
1859 – 1861: United States Congressman from Tennessee
1859 – 1861: Ranking Member House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1859 – 1861: Member of House Treasury Department Expenditures Committee

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Tennessee Delegate Confederate Provisional Congress
Known to have made only a few minor suggestions in Congress
His voting record indicated he would give Central Government power
He was against the extended loan of local defense militia units
He wanted the army to have every right to recruit men.
1862: Choose not to seek election to the Confederate Congress
Known to have disassociated himself with the Confederate Cause
1862 – 1876: Attorney in Columbia Tennessee

Occupation after War:

1862 – 1876: Attorney in Columbia Tennessee

Died: August 4, 1876

Place of Death: Fayetteville Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Saint John's Church Cemetery Ashwood Tennessee
 
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