Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesdays Child - Thomas Botters Dantzler


Died January 29th

For of such is the
kingdom of Heaven

A. F. and S. A. Dantzler

Thomas Botters Dantzler is buried in the Paulding Cemetery in Jasper County, Mississippi. The names of his parents are difficult to read due to the shadows and debris on the stone but appear to be A. F. and S. A. Dantzler.

Some research of the Dantzlers of Jasper County confirms that his parents were Absolum Fredrik Dantzler and Susanna Millsaps. He is listed as their son Thomas in the family bible of Uriah Millsaps, Susanna's father, but the bible lists no birth or death dates for him.

Thomas' father, Capt. Absolum F. Dantzler who served in Company K, 37th Mississippi Infantry of the CSA was killed at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi on 3 Oct 1863 according to his gravestone in the Heidelberg City Cemetery in Jasper County.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Beverly ... Those two sweet words, "Our Babe," are worth a thousand words, aren't they! So heartrending and precious.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment for me at Southern Lagniappe. I'm so glad it led me to your "Tombstone Travels." I look forward to reading more of your stories.