I have recently learned that the parents of my g-g-grandfather, Isaiah Thomas, were Ross Thomas (abt 1790-aft 1850) & Elizabeth Gray (abt 1790-bef 1850). Ross & Elizabeth were married in Champaign County, Ohio abt 1813, and Isaiah was born 9/25/1826 in Champaign County.
The known siblings of Isaiah were:
Ross Thomas Jr. (3/12/1813-2/17/1894) who married Mary Jane Gillespie in 1867
Lydia A. Thomas (1/6/1815-?) who married Zachariah Walker in 1834
Louise E. Thomas (abt 1821-?) who married Elias Ragon
The parents of Ross were John Thomas (abt 1758-2/1846) of PA, and Nancy Unknown (abt 1760-bef 1826). Ross & Nancy were married in PA abt 1780. They came to Champaign County, Ohio in the very early 1800â€™s and lived there for the remainder of their days. John died while living at the Mingo Village in Champaign County.
The known siblings of Ross Thomas were:
WILLIAM THOMAS, b. Abt. 1781, PA; d. Bef. 1846, PA
HESTER THOMAS, b. Abt. 1784, PA; d. Aft. 1746; m. James Jones/Janes.
NANCY THOMAS, b. Abt. 1786, PA; d. Bef. 1846, Champaign Co., Ohio; m. George Johnson.
JAMES THOMAS, b. Abt. 1787, PA; d. 20 April 1874, Salem Twp. Champaign Co., Ohio; m. PRUDENCE Unknown.
JOHN THOMAS Jr., b. 18 March 1791, PA; d. 12 January 1852, Champaign Co., Ohio; m. (1) MARGARET HARPER, 29 December 1818, Champaign Co., Ohio;
m. (2) BARBARA BLAIR, 04 November 1830, Champaign Co., Ohio.
RICHARD THOMAS, b. Abt. 1792, PA; d. Bef. 1846, Pennsylvania.
ELLEN THOMAS, b. Abt. 1796, PA; d. Bef. 1846, Champaign Co., Ohio.
SARAH ELIZABETH THOMAS, b. Abt. 1799, PA; d. Bef. 1846.
RACHEL THOMAS, b. Abt. 1800, PA; m. SAMUEL DOWNS, 16 August 1822, Champaign Co., Ohio.
The parents of Elizabeth Gray were Isaac Gray & Lydia Robinson. Her known siblings were Hannah Gray, and John Gray who both also married into the Thomas family; John marrying Ellen Thomas about 1814, a sister of Ross Thomas; and Hannah marrying Richard Thomas about 1814, a brother of Ross Thomas. The Gray family was apparently from Virginia and North Carolina, and came to Champaign County some time in the early 1810â€™s.
I am searching for more information and family connections with these early pioneers and their ancestors. I have much information & pictures of their descendents that I would be willing to share.