"Bud" Thomason was the son of Zemeriah Thomason & Jannett Montgomery. He was born in Union, Georgia, in 1831, and the family moved to Burlington, Boone County, Arkansas in 1851. In 1858, he and his 2nd wife, Mary Polly Bassam, moved to Taney County, MO, where their 6 children were born.
The Civil War led to terrible hardships for the Thomason families, due to their mixed loyalties for the North & South. Fathers, sons, and brothers often joined opposite armies and fought against each other.
Feb. 4 1864, at Ozark, MO, he enlisted in Union Army, Co. C, 16th Regt, Missouri Cavalry. He was discharged Aug 3, 1864.
"Bud" Thomason was killed in a tragic hunting accident in 1881. He was the father of 13 children.