Genl. Philemon Thomas
who was born
in Orange County, VA.
Feb. 9th, 1763
In Baton Rouge La.
Nov. 18th, 1847.
He was a soldier of the "76, and of "14, a member
of the Convention that framed the Constitution
of Kentucky and a member of her Legislature.
He removed to Louisiana in 1806
Commanded the forces which captured the
Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in 1810. Served
many years in the Legislature of Louisiana,
and was twice elected to the Congress of the
U.S. Throughout his career, he was called
a Patriot and a good citizen, we knew him
to be a kind Father and a firm Christian.
"Sic tibi in Terra levis."