Filed under: Genealogy.
Since I began this project of submitting applications to the Civil War Families of Tennessee, I have now received approval for 4 ancestors–Capt Claibourne Wright West, Pvt Bailey P. Mundy, Pvt James H. Williams and Pvt Peter Hackett, all men of Smith Co. Tennessee and all ancestors on my dad’s side of the family.
After I received approval for Capt Claibourne W. West and Pvt Bailey P. Mundy, I decided to submit applications in honor of my dad and my children. My dad was pleasantly surprised and I hope my kids will be too, to learn that they have been accepted into the Civil War Families of Tennessee.
My next application will be on my mom’s side of the family for George W. Tomberlain of White Co. TN. When I first began this project I knew that George W. Tomberlain was a Civil War soldier for the Confederacy and that he had died during the Civil War. He was a prisoner of war and died at Camp Chase, Ohio. I have thought often of him and wondered about the long reaching effects on his family due to his death during the Civil War. I know, from previous research, that George left behind his son, my great-great grandfather, Gale W. Tomberlain, born 1847 and George’s wife Rhoda. I also know that George W. Tomberlain’s father, Gale Tomberlain, and his mother, Sarah, lived until 1875 and 1883 respectively. I wonder if Gale and Sarah Tomberlain helped their son’s family. At this point in my research I don’t think that George W. Tomberlain’s widow, Rhoda, remarried. I would imagine the family struggled after George’s death.
I’m looking forward to rediscovering the information on George W. Tomberlain’s service and life and putting together the information needed to file for approval on this line into the Civil War Families of Tennessee.