Thomas Celton Ivie was born 25 August 1820 in Duck River, Hickman County, Tennessee, United States to Anderson Ivie (1774-1852) and Sarah Allred (1786-1862) and died 1865 Monroe County, Missouri, United States of unspecified causes. He married Amanda Jane Moore (1824-1863) 24 August 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.
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He is most known for the killing of his cousin Isaac Allred (1813-1859) on 11 May 1859, at Pleasant Creek, Sanpete Co., Utah. The two men fought over some sheep which belonged to Thomas that Isaac had in his possession. Testimony indicates Isaac was choking Thomas, who grabbed a piece of firewood and struck Isaac several times on the head. Isaac died eight hours later "without speaking another word".
He was arrested the next day and a trial held on the 14th where he was found guilty and hauled off to Camp Floyd by federal troops for an an appeals hearing. At some point of time he escaped to his mother's place in Monroe County, Missouri.