CS Con -Thomas, John J. - C.S. Delegate, KY

John J. Thomas:
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Born: August 8, 1813
Birthplace: Albemarle County Virginia
Charles Lewis Thomas 1780 – 1814
Mother: Margaret Lewis 1785 – 1816

1st​ Wife: Lucy M. Quarles
2nd​ Wife: Catherine “Kate” Pendleton 1830 – 1882
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery Paducah Kentucky)

Related to Thomas Jefferson his mother’s side


Lewis Minor Thomas 1838 –
Dr. John Quarles Thomas 1841 – 1893
Pendleton Thomas 1855 –
Annie M. Thomas 1861 –
Kate Thomas 1874 –

Political Party: Democratic Party


Some sources state he graduated from University of Virginia

Occupation before War:
Surveyor and Farmer in Christian County Kentucky
1845 – 1849: Clerk for United States Postal Department in D.C.
1851: Kentucky State Representative
1851 – 1861: Farmer in Christian County Kentucky

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Kentucky State Secession Convention
1861 – 1862: Kentucky Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress
He only attended Congress for two months
While in Congress he worked quietly to exclude from the President’s jurisdiction the local defense troops serving in southern Kentucky.
Strong supporter of the Jefferson Davis Administration
Supported the construction needed for railroad links.
1862: Choose not to run for regular Confederate Congress.
1862 – 1865: Aide to Brig. General John Stuart Williams

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1873: Tobacco Broker in Clarksville Tennessee
1873 – 1877: Tobacco Inspector in New York City New York
Tobacco Dealer in Paducah Kentucky
Lived in old age in Paducah Kentucky and then hotel in Arkansas
Disappeared from records after moving to Camden Arkansas

Place of Death: Unknown
Age at time of Death: 81 or 82 years old
Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery Paducah Kentucky
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