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JOSEPH TOMLINSON, Sergeant, Company "A"

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1894; Vol. II, pages 585-586.

Provided by Shirley Fox Allen

     SERGT. JOSEPH TOMLINSON - Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Davis) Tomlinson, neither of whom are living, was born in Marshall county, and was married in Greene county, Pa., in 1858, to Margaret Porter, who was born in Ohio county, W. Va., of parents, Garrett and Eliza (Little) Porter, deceased. Three children have been born to this marriage, Emma J., Joseph C. and Clara M. Comrade Tomlinson enlisted Aug. 1862, at the age of twenty-five years as Sergt. of Co. A, 12th W. Va. V. I., 8th and 24th A. C. In Oct. 1862, he was furloughed for ten days and returned at expiration of time to Romney, Va. He was on special duty at Washington, D. C., guarding camp about three months, and doing police duty. He took active part in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Creek, Hatcher's Run, Fort Gregg, Petersburg, Appomattox C. H., and several others, receiving an honorable discharge June, 1865 at Wheeling. He had five brothers in the late war, in 3d W. Va. I.: Simeon was taken prisoner, and died in Andersonville; Alfred; Hager was promoted to Capt. in 12th W. Va., and died at Soldiers' Home, Dayton, O.; William, and John G. Three brothers of his wife were also in the war, James in 3d, John, who was wounded at Fort Gregg and died in service, in 12th, and George in 17th W. Va. Comrade Tomlinson is a charter member of Caldwell Post, 21, his application for increase of pension has been pending since 1887, he has retired from a business life and his address is Moundsville, W. Va. (Note: The 3rd Infantry became the 6th Cavalry.)

1870 Census Marshall County, W.Va.
Joseph...38-wm...$250... ...penitentiary guard...WV

1880 Census Marshall County, W.Va.
Marg't C...39-wf...keeping house...WV...WV...WV
Emma J...18-wf...at home...WV...WV...WV
(Mabel - info from Phyllis Slater.)...2/12-wf...Apr...WV...WV...WV

1890 Special Census, Washington District, Marshall County, W.Va.
TOMILSON, Joseph, Sergeant, Company "A", 12th WV Infantry. Enlisted 8/1862; discharged 6/1865. Address: Moundsville, WV. Disability Incurred: Heart Disease & Chronic Rheumatism.

     Joseph Tomlinson died June 9, 1909, according to his service records. He is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va. His wife died in 1922 and is not buried at Mt. Rose, as she lived with a son in Fairmont and was buried there. (Source: Phyllis Dye Slater)