Irvin was born on August 14, 1782 in North Carolina and passed away on September 14, 1868 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. Irvin was one of the first settlers on Cedar Creek in Wilson County (according to Drakes History 1874-1879 by James V. Drake, Published by the Lebanon Democrat in 1976. He married Sally, last name unknown. Sally was born in 1776 and died in 1850. The 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860 census records show Irvin and Sally living in District 7, Wilson County, Tennessee and that Irvin was employed in agriculture.
Irvin and Sally’s children:
Hardy T. Tomlinson; b 1814
Henry Tomlinson; b. 1816 - November 02, 1868; m. Parilee Johnson
Administrator's Bonds and Letters, 1838-1845, 1862-1965; Source: Tennessee County Court (Wilson County); Probate Place: Wilson, Tennessee
Henry Tomlinson (1816 - November 02, 1868)
Parilee Johnson (1826 – 1855)
Henry was born in 1814 in North Carolina. He was the son of Irvin Tomlinson and Sally. The 1840 census shows Henry as living in Williamson, Tennessee. The 1850 census shows Henry living in Marion, Arkansas. He was living in White, Polk County, Arkansas in the 1860 census. Census records show that Henry was a farmer.
Henry married Parilee Johnson on July 28, 1838 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Parilee was born in 1826 in Wilson, Tennessee. Henry died in Scott, Arkansas on November 02, 1868. Parilee died in 1855 in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Henry and Parilee’s children are:
Hardy Clayton Tomlinson; b. 1843; d. October 1952; married Lucy Vasta Herring
Hardy (Hardisty) Clayton Tomlinson (abt. 1843 – November 27, 1927)
Lucy Vasta Herring (June 1842 – 1920)
Hardy was born about 1843 in Wilson, Tennessee. Hardy’s middle name is found as either Clayton or Clinton. He married Lucy Vasta Herring on September 04, 1865 in Montgomery, Arkansas. Lucy was born in June 1842 Lucy’s parents were James B. Herring and Margaret Ann Taylor.
The 1860 census shows Hardy as being 17 years old living with his father Henry Tomlinson in White, Polk County, Arkansas. The 1920 census shows Hardy as a widower and living in Bernard, Hughes Couty, Oklahoma.
Records show that Hardy Tomlinson served in the 4th Regiment, Company I, Arkansas Infantry in the Civil War, rank of private. Hardy’s Petition for Letters of Administration for probating his Will state that he received a pension from the U.S. Government in the amount of $50.00.
Records, filed in the National Archives Film M376 roll 23, state that Hardy enlisted on 6 January 1862 at Dallas, Arkansas. He was discharged on 15 July 1862. During Hardy’s time of service, the 4th McNair's Arkansas Infantry Regiment was assigned to McIntosh's Brigade, McCulloch's Division of Van Dorn's Army of the West in February, 1862. Fought at Leetown battlefield at Pea Ridge on March 7-8, 1862. Reconsolidated at Van Buren, Arkansas, then marched overland to Des Arc where the regiment was transported by steamboat to Memphis in an attempt to unite the Army of the West with the Confederate Army of Mississippi to attack Grant at Pittsburgh Landing TN, but arrived too late for the Battle of Shiloh. Reorganized at Corinth, MS on May 8, 1862. Served in Price's Division, Army of the West in the Corinth Campaign in May-June, 1862,
Hardy died on November 27, 1927 in Lamar, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma and Lucy died abt. 1920.
Hardy and Lucy’s children:
Nicholas Henry Tomlinson; b. Abt. 1869; d. 1952; m. Martha Waller
Rhoda Parlee Tomlinson; b. 1873
Noah Monroe Tomlinson; b. 1881; d. 1949
Jasper Newton Tomlinson; b. 1884; d. 1962
Henry Lewis Tomlinson; b. 1886
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Nicholas Henry Tomlinson (1868 – October 2, 1952) Martha Waller (March 03, 1874 - February 27, 1944)
Nicholas was born in1868 in Arkansas. In 1892, Nicholas married Martha Waller in Denton County, Texas. Martha was born on March 03, 1874 in Denton County, Texas. She was the daughter of Robert Waller and Mary Jane Potts.
The 1910 census shows Nicholas to be 44 years old and living in Hanna, Hughes, Oklahoma. The 1920 census shows him living in Farris, Atoka, Oklahoma, renting his home and stated that he could read and write. 1940 records show Nicholas to be 72 years old, still living in Farris, Atoka County, Oklahoma, and was a farmer and worked at least 32 hours a week. His highest level of education was elementary school, 4th grade. Martha’s highest level of education was the 1st grade. The only other person living with Nicholas at this time was 66 year old Martha Tomlinson.
Nicholas died October 2, 1952 in Darwin, Pushmataha, Oklahoma and is buried in the Darwin Cemetery, Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. Martha died February 27, 1944 also in Darwin and buried in the Darwin Cemetery.
Nicholas and Martha’s children:
Richard Nicholas Tomlinson; b. June 07, 1898; d. December 14, 1965; m. Velma Ruth Farrell; m. Ella Edmiston
Willie May Tomlinson; b. abt. 1903; m. Charley Smith
Ivey Tomlinson; b. September 10, 1908; d. September 17, 1958
Oca Tomlinson; b. March 11, 1911; d. December 19, 1959
Richard Nicholas Tomlinson (June 07, 1898 - December 14, 1965) Velma Ruth Farrell (December 13, 1903 - April 05, 1986)
Richard was born June 7, 1898 in Waupenoke, Oklahoma. On October 2, 1918, he married Velma Ruth Farrell in Darwin, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. Velma was born on December 13, 1903 in Paris, Texas and was the daughter of James William Farrell and Ada Shepherd. It is unknown when Richard and Velma divorced, but it was after 1940.
The 1930 census shows Richard and Velma living in Brown, Stephens County, Oklahoma. He registered for the World War I draft; recorded on Roll 1851605; County: Atoka, OK. He was a farmer and worked for the civil service. The 1940 census shows Richard and Velma, along with their children Carrie, Walter E., Holmes O., Margaret, Sylvia A., and Shirley E. living in Brown, Stephens County, Oklahoma. Richard was listed as a farmer
Velma was a school teacher. Velma taught schools in a variety of small towns in Texas and Oklahoma – among them were Duncan, Oklahoma, Olustee, Oklahoma, Texline, Texas, Booker, Texas, Silverton, Texas and others. Velma was a devout Church of Christ member.
Richard married Mrs. Ella Edmiston in Oklahoma County, Okahoma on March 13, 1948. Ella was born on January 05, 1901 in Murdock, Nebraska. Her parents were Arnold A Rikli and Martha Oehme. Her first husband is unknown. Ella died October 27, 1996 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma and is buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma. Her headstone reads Ella Louise Edmiston.
Velma married a Mr. Baker and then she married Elbert C. Dickerson on December 05, 1968 in Hale County, Texas. Elbert was born April 09, 1897 and died on January 16, 1981. Elbert was buried in the Silverton Cemetery, Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas. Elbert and Velma’s last address together was in Gordonville, Grayson County, Texas 76245.
Richard died December 14, 1965 in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma and is buried in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma. Velma died on April 05, 1986 in Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma and is buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, Stephens County, Oklahoma.
Richard and Velma’s children:
Carolyn Ora (Carrie) Tomlinson
Walter Edward (Mickey; W.E., Shorty) Tomlinson
Holmes Oliver (Holmsie) Tomlinson
Margaret Ann (Peg) Tomlinson
Sylvia Annette (Silvie) Tomlinson
Shirley Elizabeth Tomlinson
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