WISINGER, THOMAS FRANKLIN - Calhoun County, Arkansas | THOMAS FRANKLIN WISINGER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Thomas Franklin WISINGER

Friendship Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

March 16, 1837 - December 15, 1906

The subject of the following sketch was born in Dallas County, Alabama on March 16, 1837. His mother having died when he was three years old, his father decided to go west, and accordingly, about 1848, set out with his two children and three slaves via New Orleans, up the Ouachita River. As the possibilities of transportation in the unsettled country were very remote in those days he landed at Champagnolle and settled on a little farm in Union County, remaining there some seven or eight years when he removed to this County (Calhoun), where Thomas helped (his father) to open up a new farm, staying with his father till the war clouds gathered in 1861, when in July of the same year he donned his gray and joined the Confederate Army at Cross Hollows, Arkansas. Taking part in the battles of North Arkansas and Missouri, in the early part of the war, he went with General Price's army to join Genls. Johnson and Beaureguard in the great battle of Shiloh, arriving one day too late. He was in the retreat to Corinth, and afterwards with Gen. Bragg's army in its famous march. While ate home on furlough in 1863 or '64, he married Miss Senah Blann, shortly returning to the army east of the Mississippi River, and remaining with same 'till the close of the war in 1865. Returning from the war, as in nearly all other individual cases, he found his possessions swept away by the cruel period of strife. He reluctantly started life anew, and has often been heard to say that this was the hardest proposition he ever had to face. Though in the course of time, becoming reconciled to conditions existing, he went to work and succeeded fairly well as a farmer. Mrs. Weisinger, wife of the deceased, has been dead for the past two years, and his only sister, Mrs. Davidson, died near Palestine, Texas, more than twenty years ago. The deceased has been a J. P. of Franklin township for a number of years and probably held that position longer than any other man in Calhoun County. (Arkansaw Plaindealer - Hampton, Arkansas - January 10, 1907)

Contributed on 10/25/08 by debbraszymanski
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Record #: 86167

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Submitted: 10/25/08 • Approved: 10/8/14 • Last Updated: 10/11/14 • R86167-G0-S3

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