Railroad Agent, Bookkeeper, Farmer,
Store Owner, Conductor, Doctor
Above all things be prudent and not expose yourself to rain or the
sun, take moderate exercise and continue with the Iron …
Thomas L. Wragg, 1869
Thomas Wragg married Josie in Thomasville, Georgia, on September 24, 1868, at the residence of Mrs. A. A. King by the Rev. Mr. Charles Grant. Wragg gave her a gold ring that he had made himself from a gold coin given him when he was in prison. While it must have been difficult for Thomas Wragg and Josie living separately during their courtship, the years of their marriage between 1868 and 1878 were even more trying. During this decade, Wragg changed jobs about six times and their residence about five.1
Thomas Wragg and Josie had three children in the space of five and one-half years. Pam was born in March 4, 1870, in Savannah; Thomas, Jr., was born on April 15, 1872, in Thomasville; and Samuel Alston was born on August 11, 1875, in Milledgeville.
Following his job with the railroad, and after his marriage, Thomas and Josie Wragg went to Bainbridge, Georgia, where Thomas kept books for a supply merchant. In Bainbridge, the lives of the Wraggs were