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The Thomas & Gray Family of PA, VA, OH early 1800’s

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The Thomas & Gray Family of PA, VA, OH early 1800’s

Posted: 18 Nov 2002 3:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomas, Gray, Walker, Gillespie, Robinson, Ragon
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 1800’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 1810’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.

Bob Enloe
Bend, Oregon
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BobEnloe 18 Nov 2002 10:18PM GMT 
DCooper2380 11 Mar 2003 1:37AM GMT 
delsasser22 21 Oct 2006 12:25AM GMT 
Steve Schuman 18 May 2011 12:52AM GMT 
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