MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAR RECORDS
THOMAS H. SMITH
CONFEDERATE WAR SOLDIER
Capt. Thomas H. Smith was born in Louisa Co., VA on August 22, 1831,
and died June 8, 1893 in Clarksville. He was a Confederate
soldier, serving as Pvt. in Co. A 49th Tennessee Infantry in Capt. James
E. Bailey's co. Ranked as Capt. at close of war. Wounded at Battle
of Franklin (TN). Prisoner. Came to Trenton, KY (Todd Co.)
in 1837, where he was in the
mercantile business. He was connected with Fox and Smith Hardware until he sold out in 1892 to Buford and Bowling. Elected Mayor of Clarksville to fill unexpired term of deceased Mayor G. A. Ligon. Member of Forbes Bivouac. President of State Association of Confederate Veterans. Member of Knights of Honor. Christian religion. Interment at Greenwood
Cemetery, Clarksville. Surprisingly, his wife and son are not mentioned anywhere
in his long obit!
Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle, July 10, 1893, page ; July 17, 1893, p. 4.
Here is what I know of his family:
Descendants of Thomas H. Smith
1 Thomas H. Smith b: August 22, 1831 in Louisa Co.,
VA d: June 8,
1893 in Clarksville, TN Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN
. +Priscilla Withers b: 1837 in Lincoln Co., KY d: February 7, 1915 in
Marietta, GA m: November 30, 1858 in Lincoln Co., Ky. Father: Braddock
Withers Mother: Jane Bailey Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN
..... 2 Charles Withers Smith b: Abt. January 1860 in Clarksville, TN
d: November 28, 1901 in Clarksville, TN Burial: November 30, 1901
Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN
Priscilla's Obit :
PASSES AWAY AT MARIETTA, GA.
Mrs. Thomas H. Smith Succumbs to an Illness of Several Weeks
Duration--Will Be Buried Here.
Mrs. John Hurst received a telegram this morning announcing the death at Marietta, Ga., of Mrs. Thomas H. Smith. Her death took place at the home of the Rev. J. H. Patten, whose wife is a niece of Mrs. Smith. The funeral will be at Marietta at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, after which the body will be shipped to Clarksville for interment, arriving in Clarksville at Wednesday morning at 9:40 o'clock. The burial will be from the train, with services at the grave by Rev. E. J. Barnett.
The passing of Mrs. Smith will be the cause of regret to her friends in this community, in which she had spent so many years. Those who knew her will mourn the loss of one whose life was ordered by Christian principles and charitable impulses. Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late Thomas H. Smith, who was for many years one of Clarksville's lead businessmen.
She was a sister of the late Elijah Withers. She was the last of her immediate family, being survived by three nieces, Mrs. J. H. Patten of Marietta; Mrs. McGarity of Atlanta, Ga.; and Mrs. Harris of Catersville, Ga.
Clarksville Daily Tobacco Leaf February 8, 1915, page 8.
Priscilla was a sister to Martin Pickett Withers.
Their parents were Braddock Withers and Jeannie Bailey.
Submitted by Deb Shillo