Bio: Thomas Cicero Pinckard (1826-1904)
Thomas Cicero P1nckard, son of William and Sarah Spratlin (Calloway) Pinckard, was born in Forsyth, Ga., August 23, 1826, and entered the Junior class from Trinity College, Chapel Hill, N. C.
After graduation he resided in Tuskegee, Ala., until 1868. except for about two years from 1860 to 1862, when he was in Montgomery. In 1868 he removed to Greenville, Ala.
He studied law with Hon. William P. Chilton, was admitted to the bar in October, 1848, and practiced until the end of 1854. He then opened a private school for boys, which he conducted for twenty years. Since 1873 his home had been in Opelika, Ala., where he served for eight years as a member of the Board of Education, and four years as Mayor. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church about thirty years.
Mr. Pinckard died at Opelika October 16, 1904, at the age of 78 years.
He married, June 22, 1852, Mary Ellen, daughter of Edward F. and Catherine (Irby) Comegys, of Montgomery, and had four sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter are living.
During the Civil War Mr. Pinckard served in the Fourteenth Alabama Regiment, and one son (Univ. Ala. 1886) was Major of the Second Regiment, United States Volunteer Engineers, in the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Source: Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, Deceased during the Academical Year ending June, 1901, Including the Record of a Few Who Died Previously, Hitherto Unreported, presented at the Meeting of the Alumni, June 25, 1901; Pgs. 426-427