Thomas H. Saxon

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T. H. Saxon

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T. H. Saxon
Born in Early Co., Ga.
Oct. 25, 1839
Died Feb. 25, 1919
Belonged to Co. E.
51, Ga. Regt. Lee's Army
North Va.
Full Name: Thomas H. Saxon
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:B  Number:1
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1840 
Died: February 19, 1919 
Burial Date: February 26, 1919 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1874 
Residence: Dallas, Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 2, 1905 
Religion: M. Baptist 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Simm's 
Regiment: 51st Georgia Inf. 

SAXON, THOMAS HENRY (1839 ~ 1919). Confederate veteran Thomas Saxon was a native of Early County, Georgia and born in 1839.

Saxon enlisted in Company E of the 51st Georgia Infantry in 1862 which was part of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded in his right leg at the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was captured and taken to David's Island, New York. Several months later he was exchanged at City Point, near Richmond, Virginia.

Furloughed and retired, he spent four years on crutches from his leg wound after his imprisonment. In appearance Saxon was neat and trim; in manner, courteous; his was light brown and eyes hazel; he stood erect at about 5'7".

Saxon married Penelope Ann Davis in 1867. Saxon and his wife migrated to Texas in 1874 to homestead in McLennan County near Moody, Texas. Saxon became a successful farmer, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the I.O.O.F., Moody Lodge, No. 287. When his only child was born in 1879 he named her Addie Lee Saxon after General Robert E. Lee.

Saxon spent his last years in the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Texas. While there, he selected his burial site at the Texas State Cemetery on a slight rise under a shade tree in the Confederate Section. His headstone bears the inscription "In God we Trust."

Information and biography provided by Louise Saxon England.

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