In some communications with the Adjutant General in 1853, Sarah Pate Thackston (Smith County, Tennessee) asked that her son Anthony P. Thackston be discharged from the military. Among other things, she provided proof of his date of birth.
This appears to describe an accident that befell William D. Thackston (1837-1920), son of John T. Thackston, grandson of Benjamin Thackston and Betty Chambers, great-grandson of James Thackston. William lived in Wheeling, W.Va, and worked as a mill wright.
The Wheeling Intelligencer, 9 Mar 1868:
Who is this? From the Semi-weekly south Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, Ky.), 21 May 1886, under heading “Crofton, Ky. May 19, 1886″: