Jane Catherine Bragg Gunter was a sister of Sallie Bragg North, also a founding member of the Southern Memorial Association. Their father was Charles G. Bragg of Virginia and he was a second cousin to General Braxton Bragg, CSA. Jane became the second wife of Thomas M. Gunter in 1860. His first wife, Marcella Jackson, had died in 1859.
From the Fayetteville Daily: Mrs. Jennie Gunter, wife of Col. Thomas M. Gunter, passed peacefully away at 8:45 p.m. Monday at their home in this city. Mrs. Gunter had been an invalid for several years and during the past year has been confined to her bed. Although she has known for many months that she was suffering with an incurable malady, she retained her wonted cheerfulness until she was oblivious to the things of earth. Her beautiful Christian character which adorned all her life never shown so brightly as in her final illness. Her present discomfort seemed to be forgotten in the thought of the happiness that awaited her beyond. She spoke joyously of the approaching end and looked forward with brightest anticipation to the day of her emancipation. She was at peace with her God and at peace with all the world. Her good works will never be known, for she was as reticent about her charities as she was untiring in her labors of love. Her ministrations to the sick or needy were not restricted by race or station. She would watch through the long hours of the night by the bedside of a sick negro as willingly as she would attend her dearest friend. She was zealous to her religious duties and a faithful and earnest worker in the church. But notwithstanding her manifold charities, her own house was a model of order, comfort and cheer. A more devoted wife and mother never blessed a household. It is no marvel that she should have gone forth joyously to her reward. Mrs. Gunter, who was Miss Jane Catherine Bragg, was born Nov. 23, 1832, in Charleston, Jefferson County, Virginia, and came to Arkansas when she was eleven years old to live with her sister, Mrs. S.V. North, of this city. She was married June 8, 1860, to Col. Thomas M. Gunter. Four children blessed this union. Jennie and Cora, who have gone before, and W.G. Gunter, of Salt Lake City, Mrs. M.R. Forbes of Evanston, Illinois, Judge Julius Gunter,of Denver, Colorado, as beloved as her own son, was the child of a former marriage. Her devoted husband and bereaved children have the profound sympathy of many friends, who will weep with them over the bier of one of the best women whose life has blessed this or any community.
Both Jennie and her husband, Thomas Montague Gunter, are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Thomas Montague Gunter (1824-1904) served as a United States Congressman. He graduated from Irving College in 1850 and became an attorney in Fayetteville in 1853. In 1856 he married Marcella Jackson (born 1831 and died 1859), the fourth child of Julius C. Jackson, who was a second cousin to Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson. In 1861, Thomas M. Gunter became a delegate to the Arkansas convention that voted to secede from the Union. During the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army with rank of Colonel, serving with the 13th Arkansas Regiment until the end of the war. After the Civil War he filled the position of Prosecuting Attorney for the 4th Judicial District of Arkansas, serving a term from 1866 to 1868. In 1872, he appeared to be an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives, but he did successfully contest the election of William Wilshire and took his seat in Congress. Gunter was reelected four times and served terms from June 1874 to March 1883. He did not run for reelection in 1882 and returned to practicing law in Fayetteville.