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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

Waddy Thomas


While there is no question that his family name was Thomas, his given name appears in various places. Some records in the Murray County Courthouse listed him as Walty, others listed him as Watty Thomas. The Censuses of 1840, 1850, and 1860 listed him as Waddy.

The 1840 Census listed him as Waddy Thomas, in Murray County, Georgia.

The 1850 Census showed the family in Murray County: Waddy Thomas, age 38, born in SC; wife, Elizabeth, age 30, born SC; Isaac N., age 10, born in GA; William N., age 6, born in GA; and Lucinda C. Thomas, age 2, born in GA.

When the 1860 was taken, the family was living in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia. Two more children were listed in the family: John A. Thomas, age 7, and Edney E. Thomas, age 2.

The father, Waddy, enlisted in Company E, 60th Georgia, Lawton's Brigade. His unit participated in the following military engagements: McGaheysville, Va., April 27, 1862; Strasburg, Va., May 20, 1862; Winchester, Va., May 25, 1862; Hanover Court House, Va., May 27, 1862; Culpepper Court House, Va., Aug. 1862; Warrenton, Va., Aug. 18, 1862; 2nd Manassas, Va. (Also called Bull Run), Aug. 28-30, 1862; Gordonsville, Va., Aug. 29, 1862; Harper's Ferry, West Va., Sep. 15-16, 1862; Antietam (also called Sharpsburg) Md., Sep. 17, 1862; Shepherdstown, West Va., Sep. 19-20, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11-15, 1862 and May 3, 1863; Salem Church, Va., May 3-4, 1863; Brandy Station, Va., June 9, 1863; Martinsburg, West Va., June 14, 1863; Wrightsville, Pa., June 27, 1863; Bristoe Station, Va., Oct. 14, 1863; Liberty, Va., Nov. 1863; Locust Grove, Va., Nov. 27, 1863; Wilderness, Va., May 5-6, 1864; and Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va., May 8-21, 1864.

Confederate Army records indicate that he died at Richmond, Virginia, June 25, 1864, but no details of his death are included. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Section V, Number 146, in Richmond, Virginia.

 



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