When Thomas Jefferson Draper was born on 12 March 1860, in Flynns Lick, Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Draper, was 35 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Goodall, was 20. He married Mary Mack Johnson on 7 September 1882, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 11, Jackson, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. He died on 6 October 1939, in Gainesboro, Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Gainesboro, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.
English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.