12/02/2004

Thomas Farris

Farris, Thomas
b.1/14/1841; d.9/20/1925.
CSA, 16th Texas Cavalry (Fitzhugh's)
Regiment, Co.G, Private
.
Old Fairlawn cemetery; Stephens County, OK.

Thomas was born in Moniteau County, Missouri.
I know nothing of his twenty years of life prior to the
start of the Civil War.

A year after the war broke out, Thomas enlisted in the
Confederate army on 3/1/1862 in Grayson County,
Texas for twelve months. Following his service in the
CSA, 16th Texas Cavalry (Fitzhugh's) Regiment, Co.G
he served in the CSA, 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment,
Co.A. At the war's conclusion he surrendered in
Richmond, Texas.

Following the war, in about 1870, Thomas married a
woman by the name of “Minerva” (b.3/21/1850;
d.12/28/1932). Unfortunately, I know little of his life
after the war. He was a Mason. He was poor enough
to qualify for an Oklahoma CSA pension (reel # 2,
application # 550). At the time of the 1910 Stephens
Co., OK census, he was living in the Brown Township
(116-117). He lived in Loco at the time of his pension
application.

No indication of military service is inscribed on
Thomas' gravestone.