From information in a pension application, Carmon Wadkins was living in
Hamilton Coounty, TN when he joined the 2nd Tennessee Infantry during the Mexican War where he was a Captain in J. Standifer's Company. Carmon was a son of Jesse and Margaret Wadkins who settled in Hamilton County before 1830.
Carmon's first wife was Eliza Martin who died before 1848. Carmon
married Jane Ramsey 1848 in Harrison, Hamilton County and joined Jane's brother
and his family in Arkansas by 1851; Carmon and Jane had no living children; they
surviving children and lived with her relatives past 1910 in Arkansas.
Carmon's parents, Jessee and Margaret Wadkins had other children: Nancy who married Zachariah Lea, Robert who was first married to a Matilda, then Millie ?, Terrel, Carmon, Thomas, and an unknown daughter who married a Rogers/Rodgers. Thomas married Matilda Wood, daughter of Martin and Rachel Wood, in Pulaski Co., MO (no marriage record has been found, but Thomas with some other Hamilton Co. surnames were living in the same area on the 1840 Pulaski Co., MO census); by 1850, they were living near Jesse and his wife Margaret for the 1850 Hamilton Co., TN census. Later Thomas and Matilda Wadkins moved to Wright Co., MO by 1857 where Thomas died June, 1862. Thomas and Matilda had a son Jesse Wood Wadkins. Jesse Wood Wadkins died early December 1917 in Carter Co., Oklahoma.
Submitted by Nita Emberlin