CHRISTMAS, J.K. (1844 ~ 1926). Confederate veteran J.K. Christmas was born in Walker County, Texas in 1844 and resided near Tomball, Texas until enlisting in the Confederate Army on April 20, 1862.
Christmas served in Elmore's Regiment of the Texas Infantry until it became the 20th Regiment of the Texas Infantry. Christmas served in the Confederate Army until "the close of the War in Texas and Louisiana," according to his pension application.
Christmas returned to Tomball and worked as a farmer until January 15, 1915 when he joined the Confederate Men's Home due to "indigestion." Christmas was widowed, however no record of his wife's name nor the nature of her death has been found.
He died Feb. 8, 1926. Christmas left his son's name, Nollie Christmas, as a forwarding address. Nollie Christmas' address was listed as Rt. 1, Box 25 Huffsmith, TX. Christmas was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on the same day of his death.
Biographical information was taken from Confederate Home Roster records and Compiled Military Service Records.