There are no stories of Jesse Thomas Blackwell living in Fayette. The west corner of Fayette touches the eastern corner of Caldwell, with Bastrop to the north of that tip, and below is Gonzales. Before now, I never thought about Fayette and where it is located! Jesse Thomas lived in what is called the Brownsborrow/Seawillow area of Caldwell County. And he lived there from the 1840s (with his parents first) until he died in 1901. A cousin owns the land where his house was, and children, grandchildren, etc have owned land in the same area since the Blackwell's arrived from Missouri.
Now, I do know that during the WWI draft, some counties had the registration, and a good many didn't. I wonder if the
office for Civil War pensions was in Fayette, and none in Caldwell?
Caldwell had been in existance less than 20 when the Civil War ended. The county seat was/is Lockhart, and Caldwell was formed in 1848.
I will look into the size, etc of the county, and check out what was going on in Fayette around that time. It would have been close enough to ride a horse to and from to file for a pension!