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Thomas Jefferson Norwood (1842-1933)
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Born: 8 May 1842 Carroll County Tennessee.
Married: Emily Elizabeth Pinkston (1842-1921) the daughter of James J. Pinkston (1805-1879) and Mary (Polly) (1805-1900) on 2 Jan 1866 in Carroll County Tennessee. 5
Died: 7 Mar 1933 Carroll County Tennessee. 1 2
Buried: 7 Mar 1933 Butler Church Cemetery Carroll County Tennessee. 1 3 4
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William Norwood
Abt 1788-Bet 1850 and 1860
John Norwood
9 Jan 1807-9 Feb 1889
Married: 10 May 1806
Nancy Kissiah Langham
Abt 1789-Bet 1860 and 1870
Thomas Jefferson Norwood
8 May 1842-7 Mar 1933
Married: 16 Sep 1830
Civil War - Union Robert O'Neal
Matilda O'Neal
Abt 1809-Aft 1890
Married: 19 Dec 1792
Sarah Elizabeth Davis
1772-Nov 1849

Spouse and Children

      Emily Elizabeth Pinkston

Brothers and Sisters

NORWOOD, THOMAS J(EFFERSON), Companies E & C, pvt, enlisted by Captain Parsons of Co E for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 8/20/62 and mustered in at Humboldt on 8/24/62 at age 20. He was 5'9" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Carroll Co, TN about 1842. He was AWOL from 2/17/63-5/26/63 and was one of the 100 or more men who went AWOL from the forts on the Mississippi/Tennessee line in June 1863. Norwood was arrested while AWOL and returned to the regiment in time to be captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He had scrobutus there but survived, being exchanged at Savannah, GA on 11/20/64. Taken first to Annapolis, he returned to duty and was discharged with the regiment when it disbanded at Nashville, TN on 8/9/65. He married Emily Elizabeth Pinkston in 1866 and applied for an invalid pension, #290,968/274,841, in 1879. In 1890 he lived near the Buena Vista PO in Carroll Co, TN. In September 1931, he was one of only four Civil War soldiers remaining alive in Carroll Co. Norwood died on 3/7/1933 and is buried in Butler's Chapel Cemetery in Buena Vista. He has a military marker. There is a "Find A Grave" entry showing Norwood's marker, his obituary and a picture of him in uniform. He was the son of John and Matilda O'Neill Norwood.

While in Illinois he gave an affidavit concerning the death of James Kilbreath at Andersonville Prison.

In 1889 he joined the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic.

AT REST - Thomas J. Norwood departed this life March 7, 1933; age 92 yrs., 8 mos., and 27 days. He was married to Elizabeth Pinkston about 70 years ago. She preceded him to her grave about 14 years. To this union were born four children, but all except one child, a daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Clark, have passed to the great beyond. He is also survived by a number of grandchildren, also great grandchildren, and a number of great, great grandchildren, and a number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was kind and gentle; always patient. Through his sickness he often time spoke of his eternal home, and of meeting loved ones in their heavenly mansion. It was sad to give him up, but our loss is his gain. His eye sight almost completely left him about ten years ago. But he has gone to live where the blind shall receive their sight, for "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." He enlisted in the Federal army when a young man, and was a noble, brave soldier throughout the war. He was captured and put in prison at Andersonville, Ga. There he suffered untold agonies for several long months. He professed faith in Christ more than threescore years ago, and had been a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist church over 50 years, and was a faithful member until death. He was laid to rest on March 8 in the Butler cemetery, with funeral services conducted by the Rev. Walter Joyner.

He's at rest from toil and trouble, Where the blind receive their sight, In a p1ace of endless Glory In that Heavenly Home -- so bright.6 2 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


  1. Death Certificate for Thomas J. Norwood, , File No. 4697,Tennessee State Board of Health
  2. Thomas J. Norwood's Last Will & Testament
  3. Tennessee Republican, Huntingdon, Tennessee, Friday, April14, 1933
  4. United States Headstone Applications for U.S. MilitaryVeterans, 1925-1949, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
  5. County Marriage Record, Thos Norwood-Elizabeth Pinkston
  6. Thomas Norwood's Affidavit for Mary Kilbreath
  7. Thomas J. Norwood's Civil War Service Record
  8. Roster - Isaac R. Hawkins Post - Grand Army of the Republic
  9. Thomas J. Norwood's Pension File
  10. United States Veterans Administration Pension PaymentCards, 1907-1933, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
  11. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  12. Presidential Memorial Certificate
  13. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd WestTennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley

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