Thompson Henry FLESHMAN

Thompson Henry FLESHMAN in Fife-Major Uniform
Thompson Henry FLESHMAN wearing his fife-major uniform. His fife is on display at the North House Museum, Lewisburg, W. V. Photo compliments of Richard H. Blake

THOMPSON H. FLESHMAN - is a grandson of Moses FLESHMAN, who came from Germany to Greenbrier County in the early days of its settlement, and a son of Simeon and Sarah (THOMPSON) FLESHMAN, who were born in this county, he was born in Greenbrier County, October 1, 1840, and his parents are now deceased, his father dying in 1868, and his mother in 1869. At Grassy Meadows, Greenbrier County, December 14, 1865, Thompson H. FLESHMAN and Leah H. LEWIS were united in marriage, and in their home are six children, while death has taken their first born: Mary E. S., born March 20, 1867, died September 19, 1868. Howard F. was born March 6, 1869; Anna B., March 14, 1871; Fannie E., March 21, 1873; Albertes H., March 30, 1875; Clyde T., June 17, 1879; Effie M. H., February 21, 1882. Griggsby and Anna (COFFMAN) LEWIS, born in Greenbrier County, were the parents of Mrs. FLESHMAN, who was born in Greenbrier County, April 2, 1846. Her mother died in the year of her birth, and her father died in 1864. During the civil war, Thompson H. FLESHMAN was fife major, Company K, 22d Virginia Infantry, Confederate service. He is now and for several years has been overseer of roads, and is also school trustee of sub. district No. 17. He is by trade a stone mason, and owns a farm of 135 acres, devoted to grain raising. His post office address is Blue Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

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