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
Hardy and Lucy’s Marriage Licence Montgomery County, Arkansas
Sources: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M875-BVG : 30 December 2015), Hardy Tomlinson in entry for Henry Tomlinson, 1860 Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; FHL Film Number:1011071 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about H.C. Tomlinson; Film Number:M376 roll 23 Union Provost Marshals' File of Papers Relating to Individual Civilians, 1861-1867. Microfilm publication M0345, 300 rolls. War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109. National Records and Archives Administration, Washington, D.C. Collection U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Oklahoma, Wills and Probate Records, 1801-2008 United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917