THOMAS, Albert D. - C.S.A.
April 3, 1921
Native of Trigg Dies In Stewart
Mr. Albert D. Thomas Passed Away Last Friday At The Age of 77
Was A Soldier In The Confederate Army And Member Of Baptist Church Albert D. Thomas, better known as "Bud" Thomas, died at his home near Pine Bluff, Stewart County, Tenn., last Friday at the age of 77 years and 17 days. He was affected a few years ago with rheumatism and had been an invalid every since. For the last few months he gradually grew worse until death relieved his suffering.
He was the second son of the late Peyton Thomas, Esq. And was born on Donaldson Creek, eight miles south of Cadiz, in this county, on March 14th, 1844, where he grew to manhood. At an early age he was married to Miss Mary Vinson, who survives him. He also leaves six children - Mrs. Dill Stavely and Mrs. C. Griffin, of Ft. Henry, Tenn.; Mrs. Robert Ceek, Miss Bertie and J. Maston Thomas, of Pine Bluff, Tenn.; Mrs. C. U. Roper, of Memphis and Mrs. Starr (formerly Mrs. J. M. Skaggs), of this county. He also leaves one brother and two sisters, Mr. Alfred C. Thomas and Mrs. Albert Hixon, of Calloway county, and Mrs. J. E. Sholar, of this county. He served as a soldier in the Confederate army under Col. Woodard, and remained in service until that regiment was disbanded.
In 1863 he professed faith in Christ and was baptized by Rev. E. L. McClain into the membership of the Donaldson creek Baptist church. After he married he lived in this county for a number of years. About thirty years ago he moved to Stewart county, Tenn., where he resided until his death. He was an honest, upright, generous and kind hearted man, and was held in high esteem by all his neighbors.
In the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends, he was laid to rest Sunday in the old Peyton Thomas grave yard on Donaldson. Short funeral services were conducted by Rev. Keidell Thomas. The pall bearers were six of his nephews. - James P. and Cornell Thomas, M. D., Jesse, C. B. A. Bridges and John ----