Thomas Jefferson Draper

12 March 1860–6 October 1939 (Age 79)
Flynns Lick, Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

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.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Draper
Mary Mack Johnson
Marriage: 7 September 1882
Clio Draper
James Mack Draper
James William Draper
Annette Draper

Spouse and Children

7 September 1882
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States



    James Mack Draper


    James William Draper


    Annette Draper


Parents and Siblings



    Virinda Jane Draper


    Tolitha Draper


    James William Draper




World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 2

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas J Draper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas J Draper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thos J Draper, "United States Census, 1900"

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