Thomas S. Fogg

THOMAS S. FOGG'S birth, occurred in King and Queen's County, Va, June 20, 1820, the oldest and only surviving member of a family of five children born to James G. and Patsy (LaFaun) Fogg and is of Scotch and French extraction. James Fogg was born in Virginia, in 1790, and came to Tennessee in 1823. He served in the war of 1812, and died in Giles County, Tenn., July 2, 1852. The mother was also a Virginian, born in 1795, and died in 1833, in Tennessee. Our subject's grandfather, James Fogg, served in the war for Independence and fought at Bunker Hill and Cowpens. Our subject has made farming his chief business through life, but in early life followed carpentering and traveled in all the Southern States. Mary M. Beasley became his wife December 24, 1846, and has borne him twelve children, nine now living: Thomas A., Walter S., Oscar G., Harry P. Edwin, Claude, Guy, Gertrude and Maie.    Mrs. Fogg was born May 11, 1829. Mr. Fogg was an old-line Whig and since the death of that party has not affiliated with any political organization. He was made a Mason in 1847, and owns the "Pleasant View" farm of 500 acres, and is a liberal and benevolent giver, aiding all laudable enterprises. The most of the family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County