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Thomas Milford Wadsworth, Microfilmed Confederate Service Records recorded Wadsworth enlisted in Company B of the 28th Alabama Infantry at age 30 at Murphree’s Crossroads 4 Feb 1862; advanced in rank to Sergeant; on company muster-in roll at Shelby Springs 13 Mar 1862; muster roll from 4 Feb to 30 Feb 1862 reported he was taken sick after getting home; took the oath of allegiance to stay North of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky 15 Mar 1865; released 21 Mar 1865; dark complexion, light hair, blue eyes, 6’1”, residence: Blount County.

His monument indicated Wadsworth enlisted in the Union Army following his service to the Confederacy.

The 1860 Blount County Federal Census recorded Thomas Wadsworth was born in Alabama about 1841 son of William Wadsworth.

Thomas Wadsworth first married Emily Bynum 29 Jan 1865 in Blount County (Blount County Marriage Records 1861 – 1866, Page 317). Emily was a daughter of Daniel and Mahaley Cornelius Bynum. Emily was born 21 Jun 1842 and died 18 Oct 1872; burial location undetermined. Thomas second married Talitha Shelton about 1879, probably in Winston County.

The 1880 Winston County Federal Census recorded Thomas M. Wadsworth was a carpenter born in Alabama about 1843; Tally T. was born in Alabama about 1858.

The 1900 Winston County Federal Census recorded Tallie Wadsworth was a widow born in Alabama in May 1858.

Her Alabama Death Certificate (9) recorded Tallie J. Shelton Wadsworth was born in Alabama on 3 May 1859, daughter of Louis and Dorcus Hill Shelton, and died at Arley on 24 Oct 1935.

Monuments in the Mt. Hope Cemetery (Winston County) recorded Thomas M. Wadsworth was born 1841 and died 1897; his USA monument indicated Wadsworth was a Corporal in Company D of the 12th Tennessee Cavalry, USA; Talley (Talitha) Wadsworth was born 1859 and died 1935.

The Mountain Eagle, 20 Oct 1897

Rev. G.W. Gibson, of Dismal, Winston County, has been called as pastor of new Prospect Church, and has been engaged in holding a meeting there since last Saturday. He gave the Eagle a call Monday morning and during his short stay told us of a sad accident which occurred in his neighborhood in Dismal Beat, Winston County, last Wednesday, Mr. Thomas Wadsworth was the victim. He was engaged in laying a floor and by some means fell through into a cellar, a fall of about six feet, and sustained injuries which resulted fatally in about 10 hours. Mr. Wardsworth was a very large man and fell on his head. He was a man highly esteemed and leaves a family and many friends to mourn his tragic death.

The Winston Herald, 12 Nov 1897

Thomas M. Wadsworth is no more! He breathed his last at his home. Dismal, Ala., 13 Oct at 1 p.m. While laying a floor for Mr. H E. Smith, a neighbor, he made a misstep and fell through between the sleepers a distance of about 6 feet to the bottom of a cellar, fell on his head and shoulders jolting him so severely that he only lived fourteen hours. All that medical aid could do had no effect. His remains were laid to rest by loving hands, with aching hearts in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Thursday 14 Oct at 4 p.m. Bro. Wadsworth was born 22 Apr 1841; was married to his first wife, 1 Jan 1865. To this twain were born 3 children 2 of whom are still living, about the year 74 or 75 his first wife died, and about the year 1879 he was married to his 2nd wife. There were born unto them 5 children 4 of whom still survive.

Deceased was one of the best citizens of the county. The writer has not the words to express the high esteem which was held for him. I am sure that I express the sentiment of the entire settlement when I say he was one of the most agreeable men that I ever knew. We can not say he had no faults, but can say he had as few as any man we ever knew. We can truly say a good man has gone. The accident happened about 11 a.m. He was in his right mind until about 4 a.m. He told all that he was ready to go: that he new he had to die and was not afraid to meet his God. Bro. Wadsworth was a member of the M. E. Church at Mt. Hope. He died as he lived in the tribute of a living faith in Christ Jesus. The entire community joined in expressing sympathy to the bereaved widow and orphan children. We can not morn as those who have no hope. What makes a good county is having good people in it. That's the reason heaven is so desirable—only God and those who are good will be there. Signed Rev. G.W. Gibson

The above is from my book "Winston County, Alabama Confederate Soldiers"

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