During the Civil War, Tippah County furnished large numbers of troops and military leadership for the Confederate Army. The 2nd Mississippi fought at Manassas in Virginia in 1861 and the 3rd Mississippi fought at Fort Donelson. The 7th Mississippi was formed and served with General Bedford Forrest. That same year, the courthouse was burned by Federal troops, though many valuable records were preserved and hidden for over two years until the war’s completion. The present day courthouse was built in 1870.
Thomas Benton “Tom” Tudor
|Birth:||Feb. 7, 1842 Tippah County, Mississippi|
|Death:||May 19, 1917 Stephenville, Erath County, Texas|
Son of Jesse Gee Tudor and Eliza Jane Boone Cutbirth Tudor of Barren County, Kentucky.Grandson of Kinsey Luther “K.L.” Tudor of Kentucky and Winifred “Winnie” Gee Tudor of Virginia.|
A Southern Confederate veteran hero of the Civil War in Tippah County, Mississippi.He married Sallie Hampton Keith in May…
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