Michael Hunt Laughter
Served in CSA Tex. Inf. 24th Batt. (St. Troops)
His father, William Benjamin Laughter, Sr., moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1825 and lived near the present city of LaGrange, Fayette Co., Tenn. At the age of fourteen, family traditions say, Michael ran away from home, possibly with his brothers James and George, and lived in Holmes or Carroll Co., Miss. He married in Holmes Co. . . . moved to Mississippi City, Harrison Co., and lived there until 1858 when he moved his family to Texas. His wife, Sarah, died on 5 Nov 1878. Michael died shortly afterward on 23 Aug 1880 and they were both buried on the Laughter plantation near Morales, Jackson Co., Texas.
Michael died of consumption along with several of his sons who died within several years of each other.
He died without a will but left his property to his two youngest sons, Gideon and Robert, in exchange for their promise to take care of his minor daughters, Tryphrene and Emma Gertrude.