John Henderson Thatch was a native and lifelong resident of Bradley County (McDonald), son of Stephen Monroe Thatch and Elizabeth Igou, lifelong residents of Bradley County (Buried at Wesleyann).
On November 01, 1862 he enlisted in Company G, 5th Tennessee Infantry as a private advancing through the ranks of Corporal to Sergeant before being transferred to Co. K as Sergeant Major. He mustered out on May 24, 1865. He was also a Justice of the Peace in Bradley County although I have not yet determined dates of such service. See "Country Neighborhood" in your history section for J. H. Thatch and John H. Thatch.
Evidently after his wife died he went to KC to live with two of his children, Harrison Monroe Thatch and Celia Elizabeth Thatch.
Both Harrison and Celia were natives of Bradley County, have not been able to establish when nor why they migrated to KC.
His Eldest son, James Igou Thatch (My Grandfather) is buried at Antioch, Another Son, Silas, is buried at Lebanon. He had two other sons William and Delmar that I have not found. Celia was his only daughter.