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