EVERYONE should give kudos to Rick Peterson, he tracked Benjamin Tinsley to the most narrow margin of death possible from available records -- Benj apparently died before Nov 1864, judging from available evidence
So, his DOD is supported with the last child known listed as born 1858/59 and the upheaval of the CW and his enlistment, and the register of those drafted for the CW and the notation in that register and the absence on the 1870 Census ...
ABSOLUTELY fantastic, Rick, I am stunned. I had not thought to find out if ever such information, thought it would stop at "before Jul 1869" until I could figure out where to look next ... figured that narrow window was adequate for the nonce and then ALONG CAME RICK PETERSON and narrowed it even more.
History of the family becomes even more in focus with your discoveries, Rick. Just color me stunned.