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Thomas
1st Generation
Benjamin Thomas was probably born about 1755 or 1756. Synopsis of land records pertaining to Benjamin. He may have married Melinda Gurley.
2nd Generation
David Thomas was born March 1, 1775 according to one researcher, possibly in Anson Co. NC. His death date is not certain. He married MARY PRESLEY. CHILDREN

Ezekiel Thomas was born about 1777, possibly in Anson Co. NC where he died in 1839. He is believed to have married about 1797 to an unknown woman. He married again about 1832 to Charity.

Ananias Thomas was born October 4, 1779, probably in Anson Co., NC and died February 16, 1861. He is buried at Edmond Davis cemetery in Union County NC. He may have married Sarah Ross.

Jacob Thomas was born October 15, 1784 in Anson Co. NC and died in 1868 in the same county. He married Elizabeth Edwards.

Benjamin Thomas was born about 1788 in Anson Co., NC and died there in January 1836. He married first possibly Rebecca Tolson. He married second Elizabeth Brown Trawick.

Information on this generation comes from George Thomas. You can find more information by visiting his web site where you can see, among other information, census data related to this family.

3rd Generation
CHILDREN OF DAVID THOMAS AND MARY PRESLEY

Special thanks goes to Diane Smith, Delene Thomas, Joan Bennett and Sue Thomas Countz for providing information on the Richard and Ananias Thomas lines.

RICHARD THOMAS, b. ABT 1798. He married NANCY. CHILDREN

DAVID THOMAS was born about 1800 in Anson Co., NC and died after 1880 in Jefferson(?) Co., AL. He married Mary "Polly" Neeley who was born about 1803 in SC and died after 1880 in Jefferson(?) Co., AL. David Thomas always lived near his two brothers Richard and Ananias. He filed a claim with the Southern Claims Commission for reimbursement of property seized by General Wilson's Union troops on their way through Alabama. (Search for the word Wilson while at this site and you'll find an area that shows the Yankee brass weren't too thrilled with his taking horses either!) One of the Union soldiers kept a diary during the time he was marching through the Little Warrior area where David's livestock was taken. CHILDREN

ANANIAS THOMAS, b. ABT 1802 in SC and died in 1871 in Blount Co. AL; m. CATHERINE. CHILDREN

PRESLEY THOMAS


4th Generation
Children of RICHARD THOMAS and NANCY

ANANIAS THOMAS, b. ABT 1828, SC; d. January 18, 1896, AL. He married NANCY REID, about 1848 in Blount Co. AL. CHILDREN

WILLIAM D. THOMAS, b. ABT 1830, SC.

MOSES THOMAS, b. ABT 1833, SC; d. February 20, 1907, Little Rock, Pulaski Co. AR. He married EUELINE, about 1851 in Blount Co. AL. Moses served in Company C, 58th Regiment, 9th Alabama. CHILDREN

ANNA THOMAS, b. ABT 1836.

ANDREW JACKSON THOMAS, b. October 15, 1838, Blount Co. AL; d. October 20, 1918, Walker Co. AL. He married JULIA PERLINA BROWN January 7, 1858. She was born October 6, 1838 and died November 10, 1910. He was a private in the 28th AL Infantry Regiment CSA, Company L. According to "Those Gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment" by James H. Walker and Robert Curren, Andrew "enlisted in Jasper, Walker Co., AL on March 17, 1862. Sent to Rock Island, Illinois December 5, 1863." (Picture of Rock Island) Andrew and Julia are both buried at New Prospect Cemetery Jasper, Walker Co., AL." CHILDREN

ELIZABETH THOMAS, b. ABT 1840. She married WILLIAM J. MCANNALLY, on February 9, 1856 in Blount Co. AL. He was the son of ELIJAH MCANNALLY and ELIZA HOGELAND. Their children are: MARTHA ELIZABETH, b. ABT 1857; NANCY, b. March 29, 1858; B. MONROE, b. ABT 1860; A. MCANNALLY, b. ABT 1867; DELFENIA, b. December 17, 1867; B. L. MCANNALLY, b. ABT 1869; MAHALEY, b. August 10, 1869; GEORGIA ANN, b. March 4, 1871; and CECIL MCANNALLY, b. ABT 1879.

Children of DAVID THOMAS and MARY(POLLY) NEELY

ELIZABETH THOMAS, m. JOHN DILLESHAW, April 20, 1844, Blount Co., AL.

FRANKLIN THOMAS, b. SC.

NANCY E. THOMAS was b. ABT 1822, SC. She married ALEXANDER H. BURNS, February 7, 1843, Blount Co., AL.

RALEIGH THOMAS, b. ABT 1825, SC. He married CINCINNATI SMITH January 24, 1844 in Blount Co., AL. His name on the records is given as Raliegh or Riley or even Bailey. Raleigh was a corporal in Co. G, 28th AL. Infantry Regiment CSA. He died of unknown cause in 1862 and his wife filed a claim in October 1862. Schedule 4 Productions of Agriculture in Subdivision # 17 in the County of Blount in the State of Alabama enumerated by Ruben Ellis, Assistant Marshall on the 9th day of December 1850 states:

Reighly Thomas - owned 80 acres - 35 improved - 45 unimproved. Cash value of farm $150. Value of farming implements and machinery $15. He had 2 horses, 2 milch cows, 4 other cattle, 10 sheep, and 25 swine for a total live stock value of $215. He produced 250 bushels of Indian corn, 10 bushels of Irish potatoes, 100 bushels of sweet potatoes, and 100 pounds of butter. The value of his manufactured goods was $60. CHILDREN

LINDSEY PEYTON THOMAS was born about 1827 in SC. He was married before 1850 in Blount Co., AL(?) to Olive Burns who was born June 22, 1827 in Blount/Walker Co., AL and died December 5, 1918 in Cullman Co., AL. Lindsey enlisted in Company G of the 28th AL Infantry Regiment CSA and was killed in battle, at the Battle of Stones River outside of Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN on Dec. 31, 1862. His wife, Olive, filed a claim with the Confederate government on Oct. 31, 1864. Children

RICHARD H. THOMAS, b. ABT 1836, Blount Co., AL; m. SARAH A. (THOMAS).

NATHAN TRISVAN THOMAS, b. ABT 1838, Blount Co., AL; d. September 12, 1925, Haleyville, Winston Co. AL.; m. ELMIRA BURRELL, October 25, 1858, Jefferson Co., AL.

MARTHA THOMAS, b. February 1841. She never married.

Children of ANANIAS THOMAS and CATHERINE

MARGARET THOMAS, b. September 23, 1825, SC; d. December 16, 1890, Montgomery Co. AR; m. GABRIEL MULLINGS, April 12, 1846, AL. He was the son of JAMES MULLINGS and SARAH BOWERMAN. Their children are: WILLIAM J., b. May 2, 1847, Birmingham, Jefferson Co. AL; SARAH ANN, b. July 26, 1848, Blount Co. AL; ELIHU FRANKLIN, b. March 24, 1850, Blount Co. AL; d. December 7, 1899, Montgomery Co. AR; MARGARET E., b. ABT 1864, Blount Co. AL; d. November 8, 1930, Montgomery Co. AR; MARY JANE, b. ABT 1867; m. JAMES J. MOORE, December 2, 1888, Montgomery Co. AR; and SAMUEL H., b. September 5, 1870, Blount Co. AL; d. August 22, 1902, Garland Co. AR.

SARAH JANE THOMAS, b. ABT 1830, SC; m. GEORGE W. RICHARDS, July 21, 1853, Blount Co. AL.

DAVID NEELY THOMAS, b. ABT 1833, SC; d. March 10, 1863, Richmond VA; m. ELIZABETH E. YARBOROUGH, August 18, 1853, Blount Co. AL. David served in Company A, 48th Alabama Infantry Regiment CSA. He died in Richmond VA from complications of the measles. CHILDREN

JOSEPH PRESLEY THOMAS, b. ABT 1836, SC; m. MINERVA ELLEN YARBOROUGH, October 27, 1857, Blount Co. AL. Joseph served in Company A, 48th Alabama Infantry Regiment CSA.

JOHN C. THOMAS, b. ABT 1839, SC; d. ABT May 6, 1880, Hopper, Montgomery Co. AR; m. MARY E. YARBOROUGH, November 12, 1865, Blount Co. AL. John served in Company F, 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment CSA. Civil War Pension File #7027

ELIZABETH THOMAS, b. ABT 1841.

NANCY LOUISA THOMAS, b. ABT 1841, AL; d. 1916, Blount Co. AL; m. RICHARD YARBOROUGH. She and her husband are buried in Providence Cemetery, Blount Co. AL.

NATHAN THOMAS, b. ABT 1843; d. Hopper, Montgomery Co. AR. He married (1) SARAH A. CROOK. He married (2) CATHERINE YARBOROUGH. He married (3) RILDA BOONE November 24, 1865 in Blount Co. AL. Nathan served in Company A of the 48th Alabama Regiment. Civil War Pension File   CHILD

MILLY E. THOMAS, b. February 11, 1846, Blount Co. AL; d. February 11, 1909, Montgomery Co. AR; m. GEORGE W. BRAKEFIELD, August 1, 1865, Blount Co. AL. Their children are: JAMES A., b. ABT 1867, Blount Co. AL; m. AMANDA H. MATHIS, December 11, 1888, Montgomery Co. AR; WILLIAM D., b. ABT 1868; m. LENA C. DUKE, December 23, 1890, Montgomery Co. AR; and MARGARET, b. ABT 1878.

CLARINDA THOMAS, b. August 11, 1849, Blount Co. AL; d. February 3, 1920, Hopper, Montgomery Co. AR; m. JAMES W. BRAKEFIELD, May 6, 1867, Blount Co. AL. Their children are: SARAH C., b. ABT 1872, AL; NATHAN, b. ABT 1873, AL; SAMUEL H., b. ABT 1875, AL; m. MINNIE L. SMITH, January 26, 1896, Montgomery Co. AR; and NANCY J., b. ABT 1876, AL.


5th Generation
Children of ANANIAS THOMAS and NANCY REID

MARY LOUISA THOMAS, b. ABT 1849.

JAMES RUEBEN THOMAS, b. ABT 1851, AL; d. 1887-1900, Blount Co. AL. He married AMANDA THOMPSON December 8, 1875 in Blount Co. AL. James and his wife died at a young age. He was killed in a Railroad accident. Amanda is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Corner AL. CHILDREN

DOCTOR C. THOMAS, b. ABT 1854.

LUMINA M. THOMAS, b. ABT 1857, AL. She married THOMAS H. SAPP December 21, 1876 in Jefferson Co. AL. Their children are: GUS, who was killed in World War 1. He is buried at Stewarts Chapel: TUTOR, who was also killed in World War 1 and is buried at Stewarts Chapel.

BELVA A. THOMAS, b. ABT 1859.

CATHERINE (KIT) THOMAS, b. February 25, 1861.

JEFFERSON DAVIS THOMAS, b. February 25, 1861, Cane Creek, Jefferson Co. AL; d. May 10, 1944, Jefferson Co. AL. He married JULIA CATHERINE PORTER January 1, 1882 in Blount Co. AL, daughter of DAVID PORTER and SUSAN. He lived in or near the city of Warrior in Blount and Jefferson Counties in AL. The location where they lived is now a subdivision for new homes. 1900 census has him and family living in the Reid's Gap area of Blount Co. He is buried at Stewart's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Stewart's chapel is also known as Peep Crack. It is located off AL 160 near Hayden. Julie was a member of Stewart's Chapel United Methodist Church. She is also buried there. Her tombstone reads "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal." CHILDREN

Children of MOSES THOMAS and EUELINE

NICY THOMAS, b. ABT 1852.

RICHARD THOMAS, b. August 15, 1853, Blount Co. AL; d. August 18, 1939, Hopper, Montgomery Co. AR. He married NANCY YARBOROUGH. CHILD

WILLIAM J. THOMAS, b. ABT 1857; m. MARGARET ARMSTRONG, January 9, 1878, Blount Co. AL.

LUCINDA THOMAS, b. ABT 1859.

Children of ANDREW J. THOMAS AND JULIA P. BROWN are:

NANCY MARY ANN THOMAS was born Dec. 15, 1858, married William Johnson Kennedy Nov. 25, 1879 at residence of A. J. Thomas, F. A. Gamble, Minister. They moved to Vernon, Lamar County, Ala. She died 23 Mar 1923 Gilmore Cemetery Lamar Co, Vernon Ala.

JOHN RICHARD THOMAS was born August 26, 1860 and died October 16, 1860 at two months of age.

WILLIAM DAVID THOMAS b. Jan. 19, 1862, married 1st Nancy ? Married 2nd Florence Sanders, remained in Walker County, AL. CHILDREN

JAMES LYTLE (LITTLE) THOMAS was b. Jan. 30, 1866, married Dona Adeline Sherer, Sep 13, 1888; d. 7 Nov 1939, buried at New Prospect Cemetery Jasper, Walker Co., AL. CHILDREN

SARAH 'FRANCES' ROBEENER THOMAS was b. June 11, 1868 married Joe E. Sherer, c.a. 1888. They adopted Carrie Sherer Ellis. Frances died 21 Sep 1943 and is buried at New Prospect Cemetery.

MADISON MONROE THOMAS was born October 6, 1871 and died six years later on July 20, 1878.

Children of RALIEGH THOMAS and CINCINNATI SMITH are:

WILLIAM JEPER THOMAS, b. ABT 1844, AL. He married ANGELINE MCCREARY, July 30, 1866, Jefferson Co. AL. David Thomas was named as bondsman for this marriage.

DAVID W. THOMAS, b. ABT 1846, AL.

HARRIETTE THOMAS, b. ABT 1848, AL.

ALBY THOMAS, b. ABT 1850, AL.

ARMINDA THOMAS, b. ABT 1852, AL.

TRILLA J. THOMAS, b. ABT 1854, AL.

RICHARD H. THOMAS, b. ABT 1856, AL.

MARY J. THOMAS, b. ABT 1858, AL.

BUD THOMAS, b. 1860, AL.

Children of LINDSEY THOMAS and OLIVE BURNS are:

WILLIAM R. THOMAS, b. ABT 1851, AL.

WADE M. THOMAS, b. ABT 1853, AL.

Charles T. Morgan and Rebecca Thomas Charles & Rebecca REBECCA CAROLINE THOMAS was born December 7, 1855 in Jefferson Co., AL and died December 26, 1914 in Addison. She was married January 19, 1873 in Jefferson Co., AL to Charles Tigg Morgan who was born October 4, 1850 in AL and died November 17, 1924 in Addison, Winston Co., AL. Rebecca died from pellagra which is a disease caused by a lack of niacin in the diet. She was buried in the Friendship Church Cemetery in Winston Co. AL.
MILES H. LAFAYETTE THOMAS, b. March 28, 1859, Jefferson Co., AL; d. April 29, 1917, Winston Co., AL; m. MARTHA E. SAVAGE (her tombstone has her middle initial as A) January 5, 1885, Cullman Co., AL. Another researcher says that Miles married a Martha Seigars abt. 1879 in Jefferson Co. AL. It is possible that he was married twice. He and Martha are buried in Mt. Vernon West, Cullman Co. AL.
Frances Thomas and Billy Carter FRANCES MALINDA THOMAS, b. January 15, 1862, Jefferson Co., AL; d. January 4, 1945, Winston Co., AL; m. WILLIAM B. CARTER, December 19, 1878, Cullman Co. AL. Photo contributed by Patsy Carter Garrison

Children of DAVID THOMAS and ELIZABETH YARBOROUGH

GEORGE WASHINGTON THOMAS, b. May 23, 1857, Blount Co. AL; d. September 12, 1907, St. Louis, OK.

WILLIAM PRESLEY THOMAS, b. ABT 1855.

JOHN ALEXANDER THOMAS, b. ABT 1861.

Child of NATHAN THOMAS and RILDA BOONE

MARTHA THOMAS, b. 1866.


6th Generation
Children of JAMES THOMAS and AMANDA THOMPSON

JAMES IRA THOMAS, b. February 15, 1878, Reid's Gap, Blount Co. AL; d. April 16, 1943, Crowder, Pittsburg Co. OK. James never married. He went to Oklahoma and lived on the farm with Howard and Sarah.

HOWARD THOMAS, b. February 13, 1881, Reid's Gap, Blount Co. AL; d. March 26, 1944, Crowder, Pittsburg Co. OK. He married his second cousin, SARAH LOUISE THOMAS February 18, 1902 in TN, daughter of RICHARD THOMAS and NANCY YARBOROUGH. Howard served in the Spanish American War. CHILDREN

WILLIAM "ISAAC BILLINGSLY" THOMAS was born Aug. 16, 1885 Reid's Gap, Blount County, AL and married Mary Mahaley Burns. He died Dec. 24, 1973 and is buried in the Warrior Cemetery in Blount County.

Georgia Ann was born March 29, 1886 Reid's Gap, Blount County, AL and married John Benjamin Kerns in 1902. She died March 20, 1970 and is buried in the Warrior Cemetery in Blount County, AL.

Children of JEFFERSON THOMAS and JULIA PORTER

ESSIE PEARL THOMAS, b. December 6, 1882, Blount Co. AL; d. February 16, 1922, Tuscaloosa AL. She married JOSEPH MORGAN JONES March 23, 1913 in Blount Co. AL. Their children are: RUBY JEWELL, b. February 12, 1914, Hayden, Blount Co. AL; JEFFERSON KELLY, b. June 15, 1919; m. (1) ERNESTINE THRIFT; m. (2) VERA WHALEY; m. (3) MARGARET PARKER; NELLIE KATHLEEN, b. June 15, 1919; m. PAUL EVANS ARMSTRONG, December 30, 1944, Trafford, Jefferson Co. AL; JAMES CLIFTON THOMAS, b. February 22, 1885; and JOHN MOORE, b. April 22, 1887.

ALBERT EWING THOMAS, b. August 11, 1889, Blount Co. AL; d. November 26, 1959, Jefferson Co. AL. He married LILLA PEARL BURNS June 18, 1911. CHILDREN

FRED LOUIS THOMAS, b. October 11, 1892, Blount Co. AL; d. May 11, 1962, Jefferson Co. AL; m. ARMINDA BULLARD, May 28, 1916, Blount Co. AL. Fred and Arminda are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery near the community of Corner. The church has his year of death as 1962, Mama Dee has it as 1961. Fred's sister Clara married Jeff Bullard, the brother of Arminda.

KATIE L. NORA THOMAS, b. February 6, 1894.

CLARA EVA THOMAS, b. April 25, 1898.

JEFFERSON DAVIS THOMAS, b. March 29, 1900.

WILLIAM HERMAN THOMAS, b. May 12, 1903.

RUBY JEWELL THOMAS, b. May 25, 1904.

Child of RICHARD THOMAS and NANCY YARBOROUGH

SARAH LOUISE THOMAS, b. July 13, 1874, Blount Co. AL; d. June 22, 1948, Pittsburg Co. OK. She married (1) GEORGE RUSSELL in AL. Their children are: ANDREW, b. April 30, 1894, Warrior, Jefferson Co. AL; m. (1) HELEN; m. (2) ELENOR LEE JACKMON; ELGIE WILLIAM, b. February 12, 1895, Warrior , Jefferson Co. AL; d. July 28, 1981, Birmingham, Jefferson Co. AL; m. EUNICE GOODWIN, July 11, 1915, Jefferson Co. AL; THOMAS JEFFERSON, b. February 4, 1897, Warrior , Jefferson Co. AL; m. ALMA L. HOGELAND; HOWARD, b. May 11, 1899, Warrior , Jefferson Co. AL; d. April 3, 1983, Tulsa, Pittsburg Co. OK; m. EUPHENIA BRASSFIELD, July 20, 1919, OK. Sarah married (2) HOWARD THOMAS February 18, 1902 in TN, son of JAMES THOMAS and AMANDA THOMPSON (her second cousin). Howard served in the Spanish American War. Children of Sarah and Howard

William "Bill" Moses Thomas was born Oct. 27, 1876 in Blount County, AL and married Nattie Brakefield Nov. 29, 1900 in Montgomery County, AR. He died in 1954 in Mont. Co., AR.

Nathan Monroe Thomas was born July 29, 1878 Blount County, AL married (1) Margaret Brakefield and (2) Lillian Compton. He died Sept. 2, 1944.

George Henry Thomas was born Dec. 6, 1880 Blount Co., AL and married Nancy Viola Yarbrough. He died Nov. 2, 1961 in Mont. Co., AR.

James LaFayette Thomas was born May 2, 1883 Blount Co., AL married Dovie Edna Yarbrough. He died April 18, 1965 in Mont.Co., AR.

Emmer Thomas was born Dec. 18, 1886 Blount County, AL and married Mel Compton.

Elizabeth Thomas was born July 29, 1887 in Blount County, AL and married Ruben O'Neal. She died Nov. 20, 1938 in Mont. Co, AR.

Nancy Viola Thomas was born March 14, 1892 and married John Golden. She died Nov. 21, 1970 in Mont. Co., AR.

Children of WILLIAM DAVID THOMAS are:

WILLIAM THOMAS JR.

EMILY THOMAS.

JOHN THOMAS.

EARL THOMAS.

NOTE: There were 2 other daughers who died in a fire.

Children of JAMES L. THOMAS AND DONA A. SHERER are:

ANDREW THOMAS.

LOU THOMAS.

OZELLA THOMAS.

AURILLA THOMAS.

CORA THOMAS who married THOMAS SIDNEY HUDSON.

VESTOR THOMAS.


7th Generation

Children of HOWARD THOMAS and SARAH THOMAS

PEARL THOMAS, b. November 27, 1903, Jenny Lind, Sebastian Co. AR; m. JACK STARR, May 24, 1919, LeFlore Co. OK.

HESTER THOMAS, b. October 6, 1906, LeFlore Co. OK; d. November 7, 1906, LeFlore Co. OK.

CHESTER THOMAS, b. October 6, 1906, LeFlore Co. OK; d. November 7, 1906, LeFlore Co. OK.

BEN FRANKLIN THOMAS, b. May 29, 1909, Monroe, LeFlore Co. OK; d. January 3, 1979, McAlester, Pittsburg Co. OK. He married Ora Lee Williamson Jan. 8, 1932 in Hartshrone, OK.

BESSIE THOMAS, b. May 29, 1909, Monroe, LeFlore Co. OK; d. July 21, 1909, Monroe, LeFlore Co. OK.

RICHARD ROBERT THOMAS, b. December 29, 1911, LeFlore Co. OK; d. December 11, 1957, McAlester, Pittsburg Co. OK; m. LILLIE EDITH TOLBERT, February 12, 1938, McAlester, Pittsburg Co. OK.

Children of ALBERT THOMAS and LILLA BURNS

ALBERT THOMAS

CLISTON THOMAS, m. LOVELL PETERS.

CATHERINE THOMAS.

LORENE THOMAS.

ERSKINE THOMAS, m. MARGARET SALYERS.

MAYTLE THOMAS, m. LLOYD BICE.

AUDELEE THOMAS.


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