Thomas G. Coburn Sabine Parish, Louisiana



Thomas G. Coburn

Thomas G. Coburn, of Coburn post office, was born in Coffey County, Alabama, April 23, 1844, and moved with his parents to Louisiana in February, 1852, arriving in Many that year.

The family was going to Texas, but after staying here two years procured land in the southeast corner of the parish where the subject of this sketch now resides. Mr. Coburn might thus be considered a pioneer.

He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1862, at the age of 18 years, under General Dick Taylor and served until the battle of Mansfield, April, 1864, when he was seriously wounded, and he has never fully recovered from the effects of the wound. After the war he returned to his home to start anew and to do battle against the outrages of reconstruction.

On November 19, 1868, he was married to Miss S. J. Phares, and to that union ten children were born, seven of them still living. Mrs. Coburn died on March 5, 1899, and on January 1, 1890, he was married to Miss B. C. Bolton. Six children were born to them, five still living. On June 19, 1910, she, too, passed to her reward.

Mr. Coburn served for a number of years as a member of the Parish School Board, and has been identified with all progressive movements in his community and parish.

 

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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