Thomas Randolph and his wife Sarah (Roach) Thomasson were pioneer residents of Covington County, Alabama. Of their ten sons, one died at the age of ten and eight served in the Confederate States Army, their youngest son being too young to serve at the time of the War. Thomasson also had one son-in-law who served. Three of the eight sons who served died while in service. The eight who served and their companies are as follows: Thomas Roach Thomasson, Co. A 25th Ala. Infantry; Trezevant Fernandes Thomasson, Montgomery Guards; Lorenza Marion Thomasson, Co. C Covington County Reserves; James Franklin Thomasson, Co. H 54th Ala. Infantry; William Monroe Thomasson, Co. B 1st Battalion (Loomis’s Legion); Cornelius Starr Thomasson, Co. E 6th Ala. Infantry; Jefferson Sylvanus Thomasson, Co. E 6th Ala. Infantry; and their son-in-law Micajah “Mike” Henley, Co. E, 6th Ala. Infantry.
The Thomas Randolph Thomasson Chapter was organized with fifty-six members, the largest number of charter members for a chapter at that time. All charter members were descendants of Thomas Randolph Thomasson. Mrs. Margie Malloy, great-great granddaughter of T. R. Thomasson, was the organizing president, and she personally completed all the paper work for chartering, including the applications for all charter members.