I am looking for the exact same ancestor. His parents and wife are very elusive. Not even the Mormon archives could shed some light on the issue. Thomas' son William and granddaughter Virginia were both buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond. However, a grandson was buried at the Hopewell Baptist Church by Tunstall, New Kent, Va. Both William and Virginia were baptised at the Hopewell Baptist Church. There is a record of Thomas C. Tunstall fighting in the War of 1812:
Thomas C Tunstall
Company: 52 REG'T (CHRISTIAN'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
Rank - Induction: LIEUTENANT
Rank - Discharge: LIEUTENANT
Roll Box: 212
Roll Exct: 602
From the 1850 census information, I believe he had a son by the same name that is listed as the head of household.
Name: William R Tunstall
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Birth Place: Virginia
Home in 1850(City,County,State): New Kent, Virginia
Household Members: Name Age
Frances A Tunstall 54
Thomas C Tunstall 29
William R Tunstall 24
I might visit the Virginia cemeteries where the Tunstalls are buried this August. I'll keep you posted. Best of luck!
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