1 T. W. Ouster, Born: 15 March 1845 Died: 25 June 1876 in Little Big Horn, Montana, Buried Fort Leavenworth, KS . +[Friend] Rebecca Deaine Minerd Born: 24 June 1856 in Wood Co., OH, Died: August 1915 in Custer, Whatcom County, Washington ........ 2 Thomas C. Custer, Born: 1870-1871 in near Tontogany, Wood County, OH, Died: Abt. August 1896 in Tontogany, Wood County, OH ............ +Addie Viola Benn Married: 11 February 1892
Thomas C. 'Tommy' Custer was born in either 1870 or 1871 near Tontogany, Wood County, OH, the son of Civil War hero Thomas Ward Custer and Rebecca Minerd, who were not married. Tommy's father and uncle, General George Armstrong Custer, were killed together at the infamous Battle of Little Big Horn when Tommy was but a boy.
The story of Tommy and his parents was the subject of 2002 National Minerd-Miner-Minor Reunion. As well, he is pictured and mentioned in a biography of his father published in 2002 by Carl F. Day, entitled Tom Custer: Ride to Glory, available on Amazon.com.