John F. Tatham was his younger brother and enlisted 3 June 1861 in Co F 19th Regiment Tenn Infantry.Was a 2nd Lieutenant 186s. After war a Texas ranger and town marshall.
Matthew R. Kimsey does not appear on the rolls of the 35th but in a letter written 1862 after Battle of New Orleans is mentioned as having been left in Jackson MS with rheumatic pains.He was first cousin to the Tathams.Jesse Raper was also left sick at Jackson.
Joseph McClure was also a first cousin, does not come up on Alabama records,might have returned to NC.
In same letter are mentioned:Andrew Wood and Hardy Abney who appear in Co C. 35th Alabama Infantry.A Nick Abney and John Walker are also in this company and assume kin of the two men of same surname.All men had been sick with fever.
Tatham himself was ill and recovering and commends the local people for taking care of him.Andrew Sillivan's uncle was there in Greensburg, St. Helena Parsh and he had not heard of the Judge's death.
He also mentions writing to but not hearing from Andrew Sillivan, T.P. Curtis and T. C. Spragins.
Much of the 1860 census was taken by T.A. Tatham who had wonderful handwriting.His occupation is given as clerk and this may have been in the court with Judge Sillivan.