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Thomas Alexander Slaughter Doniphan

Born 1813 - Died 1869

Thomas  Alexander Slaughter Doniphan (1813-1869) was born in King George County, Virginia, the son of Joel T. Doniphan and Alice S. Slaughter.  While living in Stafford County, Virginia in 1834 he served as a deputy sheriff.  By 1839, Thomas A. S. Doniphan was residing in Natchez, Mississippi where he employed himself as a merchant.