Pike County Mississippi
John Tilman Lamkin was born July 17, 1811 in Augusta, Georgia.† He married Thurza Ann Kilgore there on
November 14, 1835.† He was the son of William and Keziah Hart Snead Lamkin.† John Tilman Lamkin died May 19,
1870 and is buried in Summitís Woodlawn Cemetery.
Lamkin was educated in the public schools, studied law and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1833.† After living in
Texas and New Orleans, he moved to Mississippi and was admitted to the bar here in 1838.† He practiced in Marion
County and then in Pike County where he was elected District Attorney in 1841, served his 4-year term, and went
back into private practice.† In 1847 he served a term as District Attorney of Hancock County.
Lamkin was a "Unionist", but felt obligated to support his state.† He enlisted more than seventy volunteers in the
"Holmesville Guards" which became Company E of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment in April 1862.† He served
as Captain until September 9, 1863 when he resigned due to medical reasons.
In November 1863 he was elected to serve in the House of Representatives of the Second Confederate Congress, and
from May 2, 1864 to March 18, 1865 he served on three committees: commerce, patents, post offices and post roads.
The Second Confederate Congress was the second and last regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States
of America and was held at the Confederate capitol in Richmond, Virginia.
The 1850 Pike County census shows John T. and Thurza A. Lamkin with their children William J., age 6; Frances A.,
age 5; Charles A., age 3; and James C., age 1 .† In 1860 they are still in Pike County with a fourth child, daughter C.
Augusta, age 9 and son John R. age 5/12.† In 1870 another son, John A is shown, age 6/12.
An Internet search turned up additional information on the children:† William J. married Mary A. Conerly, Charles
married Margaret E. Martin, James married Kaloolah Hurst, John married Mary A. Whittaker.† Fannie and Augusta
are both shown as having married Alfred E. Boyd.† Another daughter, Mary Eliza Lamkin is listed as born May 1,
1852 and died August 5, 1853.