05-MAY-1831 - 10-SEP-1899
_James LASSITER , Jr._+ | _James LASSITER , III_| | (.... - 1830) | | |_Lydia LASSITER ______ | _James LASITER , IV._| | (.... - 1837) | | | ______________________ | | | | |_Lydia LASSITER ______| | | | |______________________ | | |--Elias LASTER | (1831 - 1899) | ______________________ | | | ______________________| | | | | | |______________________ | | |_Sarah LASITER ______| (.... - 1850) | | ______________________ | | |______________________| | |______________________
 Elias was living with his mother and half brother, Andrew Jackson Laster, at Jack's Creek, TN at the time of the 1850 census. Sometime after this and before November 1854 he left home and went to Obion County where he met and married Mary War Nan Johnson. They lived the rest of their lives in Obion County. At first they lived with her mother and step father, Henry Callis. Elias joined Col. Barteau's 22 TN Calvary, CSA, in March 1864, and served as a 2rd Lt. in Company H. In 1865 he was sent home on a recruiting trip where he became ill with "red sore eyes" and was not able to return to his unit. Col. Barteau's Calvary served under the great Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. PENSION #: S720COUNTY: ObionElias and wife, Mary, were charter members of the Church of Christ at Rives, TN. A record of their membership exists dating back to 1890.
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