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Charles Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves

Charles Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves

Posted: 24 Jul 2007 8:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: thomas, guillory, reeves
I am trying to get info on the families of my great great grandparents. Charles Sherman Thomas, b. May 1865 in Illinois, married Cora Ann Reeves, b. June 1866 in Illinois, on 23 Nov 1887 in Marion County Illinois. They had 1 child, May, about 1888. They moved to Louisiana b/t 1888 and 1900 because their 2nd child, Leroy, was born in LA. about 1900. They also has 2 more children, Etta Ruth(my great grandmother), and Willard. Charles died 3 Nov 1918 in Hammond, LA. and Cora in 1952 also in Hammond, LA. I was told this family was well known in Hammond at the time however I've lived in that area my whole life and have never been able to find any truth to that story. Cora's parents were Christopher and Nancy Reeves. Christopher was born in 1831 in Kentucky and Nancy about 1839 in Illinois. Christopher was an engineer. I don't have any info on Charles parents except that his father was possibly born in Indiana and his mother in New York. My great grandmother, Etta Ruth(known as Ruth), was born in 1906 and married Elga Joseph Guillory. They had 9 children. Eleanor, Dorothy, Lois, Margaret Ann, Carol Mae, Charles, Willard(Billy), Ellis(my grandfather), and Eugene who died as a child. Ruth and Elga are both buried at Greenlawn Cemetary in Hammond along with Eugene, Charles, and Cora. There are some other Thomas' buried there but I'm not sure of their relation if any. Does anyone have any info on this Thomas family?

Re: Charles Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves

Posted: 15 May 2008 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomas, Ellis, Jennings, Myers, Derickson, Lewis, Mericle, Bishop, Dupree, Rushing, Guillory, Barrera, Hoover
Hi again. I've started copying the Thomas records. Here is what I have done so far:

GENERATION 1 - ELIAS THOMAS

ELIAS THOMAS b April 3, 1773, d February 10, 1817 m Jane (last name unknown) born May 30, 1774 or 1776 died unknown.

10 children:

William Thomas b Dec 19, 1795 or 1798 d unkn
Frederick Thomas b Nov 19, 1800 d unkn
Lott Thomas b Sept 26, 1802 d Dec 20, 1802
Jemima Thomas b Nov 1 1803 d unkn
Roxana Thomas b Sept 25, 1805 d unkn
Amanda Thomas b Aug 15, 1807 d unkn
Hiram Thomas b June 19, 1809 d unkn
PHILANDER THOMAS b Feb 8, 1811 d Feb 7, 1865
Orinda Thomas b Dec 12, 1813 d unkn
Samantha Thomas b Feb 15, 1817 d unkn

GENERATION 2 - PHILANDER THOMAS

PHILANDER THOMAS b Feb 8, 1811 in Tompkins Co., NY d Feb 7, 1865 Rome, Jefferson Co., IL m Hester Ann Ellis b April 24, 1815 d Sept 0, 1896, married in Fayette Co., IN in 1835. Children born in Fayette and Madison Counties, IN. Family moved to Illinois, settling near Rome (now Dix). Philander was a country doctor; he died of cancer of the throat. After his death, Hester Ann moved back to Indiana, then to Centralia, IL, residing at 409 N Locust St in Centralia at the time of her death. Philander and Hester Ann had 8 children:

GENERATION 3

LEROY THOMAS (Union Army Civil War Capt captured during the Civil War)b April 29, 1836 d Dec 24, 1907 m Ellen Frink b June 6, 1834 d April 27, 1907 Met and married at Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. According to E.I.Thomas, Ellen sold a valuable watch in order to buy a team of horses. They moved to Rome (now Dix), IL. Their oldest son, Lewis E. Thomas was born there. They moved next to Centralia where the other five children were born. They lived on East Calumet Rd on Prospect Hill. Ellen's brother Rufus and family moved to the old Perrin home just east of there on Prospect Hill. Leroy opened a carpenter shop just west of the present (at time of writing) Post Office. Leroy was also a building contractor. The family moved to Hammond, LA in 1885 when Edward Irvin was 16 years old, but records of the Louisiana Thomases claim 1879 as the year. It's thought that Leroy travelled to Louisiana before moving his family there. Leroy and Ellen had 6 children:

GENERATION 4 - LEROY THOMAS

1. LEWIS E. THOMAS b Mar 4, 1863 d Aug 3, 1929 m Margaret Jennings b Dec 17, 1863 d July 8, 1949. Married on Mar 4, 1885. They had 1 child:
unkn, death by drowning at White City Park in Crooked Creek.

2. CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS b May 18, 1865 d Nov 3, 1918 m Cora Reeves b June 29, 1866 d June 13, 1952 had 4 children:

GENERATION 5 - CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS

A. ANNA MAY THOMAS b June 8, 1888 d March 8, 1972 m Edward H. Myers b April 13, 1872 d March 8, 1943 had 5 children:

GENERATION 6 - ANNA MAY THOMAS

1.) Evelyn Myers b June 23, 1915 Hammond, LA m James Derickson b Sept 25, 1912 Desoto, MO d Dec 20, 1966, buried at Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, MO. Had no children.
2.) Cora May Myers b June 17, 1918 Birmingham, AL m Eugene Lewis b unkn d unkn. Had no children.
3.) Charles Edward Myers b Birmingham, AL March 17, 1920 d June 6, 1920
4.) Blanche L. Myers b Dec 18, 1922 m unkn Malone b unkn d unkn had 1 son:
aa.) Charles Edward Malone b Aug 19, 1943 Shreveport, LA.
Blanche L. Myers second m Alonza B. Lewis b Feb 4, 1918 d unkn
5.) Ruth Irene Myers b Oct 6, 1927 Shreveport, LA m Ernest Mericle b March 29, 1914 d unkn. Had 2 children:
aa.) Gary Wayne Mericle b July 30, 1952 m Beverly J. Bishop b May 20, 1951. Had 2 daughters:
i.) Christie Rene Mericle b Dec 28, 1975
ii.) Tracie Lynn Mericle b July 30, 1981
bb.)Lynelle Green b Dec 20, 1957. Had 1 son:
i.) Micah Wayne Mericle b July 30, 1981
Ruth Irene Myers second m W. D. Dupree b unkn d unkn.
Note: Ruth Irene Myers divorced E. Mericle Nov 6, 1969 1:00 pm and married W. D. Dupree at 3:00 pm on the same day.

B. Leroy Thomas b July 17, 1900 d Dec 10, 1980 m Ethel Rushing b Feb 3, 1902 d Jan 9, 1970. Had no children.

C. Etta Ruth Thomas b May 28, 1906 d Oct 28, 1961 m Elga Joseph Guillory b Sept 26, 1900 d Aug 9, 1971. Married on May 29, 1923.

GENERATION 6 - ETTA RUTH GUILLORY

1.) Eleanor Kathryn Guillory b Jan 24, 1927Hammond, LA m Marion Dennis Chain b Feb 28, 1920 d Feb 8, 1990 Plymouth, IN
buried Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, IN.
2.) Charles Elga Guillory b Nov 13, 1927 d unkn m Colleen Miller b unkn d unkn
3.) Dorothy Beatrice Guillory b Nov 17, 1929 Hammond, LA m Preston Landry b unkn
4.) Ellis Leon Guillory b Dec 14, 1932 d Nov 1, 1969
5.) Lois Marie Guillory b Loyce (dr misspelled name on birth cert) Marie Guillory Nov 13, 1935 d unkn
6.) Margaret Ann Guillory b Dec 30, 1937 d Dec 31, 2006 m Alfredo Barrera b unkn d unkn
Had 1 son:
aa.) Ricardo Barrera b unkn m Kathleen unkn b unkn had 1 daughter:
ii.) Devon Barrera b unkn
7.) Willard Edward Guillory b unkn m Betty Hoover b unkn had 3 children:

8.) Joseph Eugene Guillory b July 29, 1942 d March 14, 1943 (burned by boiling water)
9.) Caroll May Guillory b July 11, 1944

Re: Charles Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here's an update on what I have on the Thomas family:


From James Savage’s book, THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND:
THOMAS, BENJAMIN, Springfield, s. of Rowland, m. 1688, Ann Belding
of Hatfield, had Sarah, b. 2 Sept. 1690 ; Mary, 26 Dec. 1692; a s. 20
Dec. 1694; Ann, 21 Nov. 1696; and Samuel, 7 Jan. 1699; rem. soon
aft. and the name bee. ext. at S. DANIEL, New Haven, eldest s. of
John of the same, was propound, for freem. 1670, m. 3 Feb. 1670,
Rebecca Thompson, perhaps d. of John, of the same, had Dorothy ;
John, b. 1674; Daniel, 14 Feb. 1677; Dinah, 26 Dec. 1678; Samuel,
13 Jan. 1681, d. young; Recompense, 27 Mar. 1683; and Israel,
1689. He d. Feb. 1694; and his wid. m. a Perkins. His d. Dorothy
ID. 13 Apr. 1693, Henry Toll or Towle. DAVID, Marblehead 1648-68.
EDWARD, Boston 1685, agent of Joseph Thompson, of London, merch.

Translation:
Benjamin Thomas, lives in Springfield, son of Rowland, married in 1688 Ann Belding of Hatfield. Children:
Sarah born Sept 2, 1690
Mary born Dec 26, 1692
a son born Dec 20, 1694
Ann born Nov 21, 16967
Samuel born Jan 7, 1699
Moved soon after and the name became extinct in the town of Springfield.
Daniel Thomas, New Haven, eldest son of John of the same name, was propounded a freeman in 1670. Married on Feb 3, 1670 Rebecca Thompson, perhaps daughter of John Thompson.
Children:
Dorothy
John born 1674
Daniel born Feb 14, 1677
Dinah born Dec 26, 1678
Samuel born Jan 13, 1681, died young
Recompense born March 27, 1683
Israel born 1689.
Daniel died in February of 1694 and his widow married a Perkins. His daughter, Dorothy married on April 13, 1693 Henry Toll or Towle [Tolle].

And another…
THOMAS, Farmington, may be that youth of 18 yrs. wh. emb. in the Abigail at London, 1 July 1635, m. 14 Apr. 1646, at Hartford, Ann, d. of Gov. Thomas Welles, had there, Beatrice, bapt. 17 Jan. 1647; John, b. 1649; Thomas, 1651 ; Mary, 7 June 1653 ; and Esther, posthum. bapt. 17 June 1655 ; the last four b. at F. where he d. 25 Apr. of that yr. His wid. m. Anthony Hawkins ; and Beatrice m. a Parker ; Mary m. a Hawley ; and Esther m. Samuel Grid- ley. THOMAS, Easthampton L. I. 1650. THOMAS, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, was adm. freem. 1 677, m. Eliz. d. of William, as Porter thinks, but in my opin. of Arthur Smith, the first, had Eliz. ; Thomas, b. 25 Mar. 1679; Arthur, 17 Oct. 1680; Philoleutheros, bapt. 12 Nov. 1682; John, 14 Dec. 1684; Margaret, 20 Feb. 1687; Ann, 10 Feb. 1689; Samuel, 18 Oct. 1691 ; and Daniel. But he had by a sec. w. Abigail (wh. murder. him) ; and ano. ch. strange, nam. Mercy, b. 15 Oct. 1706, by his wid. in prison. On 14 Dec. 1705, the w. threw a pair of shears at her h. of wh. the point penetrat. the brain, caus. his d.

Translation:
Thomas of Farmington may be that youth of 18 years who embarked on the ship “Abigail” at London on July 1, 1635, married April 14, 1646 at Hartford, Ann Welles, daughter of Governor Thomas Welles. They had the following children:
Beatrice baptized Jan 17, 1647, was born at Hartford.
Born at Farmington were:
John born 1649
Thomas born 1651
Mary born June 7, 1653
Esther, died a newborn, baptized after her death on June 17, 1644
The last four children were born at Farmington where the father died on the 25th of April of that year. His widow married Anthony Hawkins. Beatrice married a
Parker. Mary married a Hawley. Ester married Samuel Gridley Thomas of
East Hampton, Long Island in 1650.
Thomas of Farmington, son of Thomas of Farmington, was propounded a freeman in 1677, married Elizabeth, daughter of William, as Porter thinks, but in my opinion, she was the daughter of Arthur Smith. Had the following children:
Elizabeth was first
Thomas born March 25, 1679
Arthur born Oct 17, 1y680
Philoleutheros baptized Nov 12, 1682
John born Dec 14, 1684
Margaret born Feb 20, 1687
Ann born Feb 10, 1689
Samuel born Oct 18, 1691
Daniel born unkn
That same Thomas had a second wife, Abigail, who murdered him by throwing a pair of shears at her husband. The point of the shears penetrated his brain, causing his death. The wife, Abigail, gave birth to another child, one with a strange name, which she gave birth to in prison:
Mercy, born Oct 15, 1706.















**Look for these books:
EARLY SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND by James Savage
GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN THOMAS OF NEW HAVEN, CT. by Mary Stewart Kyritsis, Athens, Greece published in 1993.
GENEALOGIES OF CONNECTICUT FAMILIES by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1983
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF RICHARD ELLIS: THE FIRST SETTLER
OF ASHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS AND HIS DESCENDANTS
GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF SIMEON DAMON
THE WHITNEY FAMILY OF CONNECTICUT by Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1878
FAMILIES OF ANCIENT NEW HAVEN CT by Donald Lines Jacobus, 1997
THE ROSE FAMILY by Christine Rose
ANCESTRAL ROOTS OF SIXTY COLONISTS by F.L. Weiss, 6TH Edition, 1998
THE HISTORY OF RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT by George L. Rockwell, 1927
GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS RELATING TO THE FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS
GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF THE FIRST SETTLERS by John Farmer, 1829
CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE FORM OF ANNALS by Thomas Prince, 1736
RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE [MASSACHUSETTS], 1640 TO 1793,
Edited by Samuel A. Bates
HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE TOWN OF WEYMOUTH
THE THOMAS BOOK

*More recent information is from assorted records, much of the later generations compiled by Grace Thomas Watts, daughter of Irvin Thomas.





















GENERATION 1 - JOHN THOMAS

JOHN THOMAS

Birth: 30 JAN 1575/76 in England died 11 APR 1627 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Death: 29 JAN 1677/78 in Stratford, Connecticut
Married unkn
JOHN THOMAS and unknown had at least one child:

I) JOHN THOMAS BORN 1615 England Death: 15 DEC 1671 in New Haven, Connecticut Colony


GENERATION 2- JOHN THOMAS

JOHN THOMAS

John THOMAS Birth: ABT 1615 in England Death: 15 DEC 1671 in New Haven, Connecticut Colony
Event: Emigrated Sept 11, 1635 in the ship Hopewell, from London.
Will: 4 JAN 1668/69 New Haven, Connecticut Colony
Will proved 9 JAN 1670/71 New Haven, Connecticut Colony
The following was taken from Richard M Clark's excellent RootsWeb site:
FOUNDER before 1669 at New Haven Colony. He was FREEMAN in 1669 at New Haven. [Later a proprietor] He left a will on 4 January 1670; John Thomas's will is dated 4 Jan. 1670 and mentions wife Tabitha, daughters Elizabeth and Tabitha, daughter Sarah Wilmot's children (unnamed), sons Daniel, John, Samuel and Joseph. It was witnessed by William Peck and Roger Alling. The inventory was taken 19 Jan 1672 by Roger Alling and John Cooper and totaled 176 pounds, 6s, 6d. (Early New Haven Probate Records," NEHGS "Register," Vol 81, pg. 132).
JOHN THOMAS died on 15 December 1671 at New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA.
The name THOMAS, through the ages, has been a very popular Christian name, particularly during the 13th and 14th centuries. It is a baptismal name in honor of St. Thomas. The female version was Thomasin or Thomasina. Its English origins came from France, introduced by the Normans after 1066.
Both John and his wife TABITHA were presumably born in England around 1615. The exact date of their immigration is unknown but reputed to be sometime before 1640 during the great migration of English people to New England. They settled in New Haven Colony where they may have married. Here their children were born and remained, as did most of their grandchildren - becoming a very prolific family in the area.
John drew up a will on January 4, 1669/70 mentioning his wife and all children. His estate was inventoried on 9 Jan. 1672 and worth £174. 06s. 6d. Tabitha also drew up a will, on 22 March 1690 naming her son Samuel as executor.
John Thomas and Tabitha (?) had seven children:

I) SARAH THOMAS born 1639/40 died Dec 28, 1711. Married Oct 14, 1658 William Wilmot born 1632. Had at least one child:
A) ANNA WILMOT born Feb 26, 1667/68 died 1727. Married Peter Carrington born 1684 died 1727. Had at least one child:
1.) LEVINUS CARRINGTON born 1712 died 1770. Married Lois Andrews. Had at least one child:
a.) ANNA CARRINGTON born June 18, 1744 died 1804. Married Caleb Matthews 1743. Had at least one child:
i.) SARAH MATTHEWS born 1780 died unkn married Robert Spink born Dec 26, 1775 died March 28, 1807. Had one child: aa.)SARAH SPINK born June 17, 1804 died May 9, 1869 married Hiram Bristol born March 22, 1800 died after 1879. Had four children: #1) IRA ABRAM BRISTOL born 1830 died May, 1895
#2) Sarah D. Bristol born Sept 28, 1830 died Sept 17, 1899 married Charles West Stolp born Sept 7, 1831 died Jan 31, 1887 #3) George Bristol born
1831 died unkn married Emily Emory born 1832. George Bristol 2nd marriage to Catherine Maria Orcutt
#4) Mary Adeline Bristol born Feb 18, 1834 died unkn
II) JOHN THOMAS JR born circa 1642-1645 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT married Lydia Parker, daughter of Edward Parker of New Haven, born April 14, 1652 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT. Married on Jan 12, 1760/71 New Haven, Connecticut Colony. Had nine children:
A) SAMUEL THOMAS born unkn died unkn
B) ANN THOMAS born unkn died unkn
C) SARAH THOMAS born Dec 13, 1672 died unkn
D) ABIGAIL THOMAS born Nov 21, 1674 died unkn
E) JOHN THOMAS born March 4, 1674-76 died June 13, 1747 married Mary Ford born Sept 11, 1676 died June 30, 1727
John Thomas 2nd marriage to Hannah Lines born July 26, 1684 died unkn
F) ELIZABETH THOMAS born about 1677died unkn
G) JOSIA THOMAS born Jan 15, 1677/78 died unkn
H) LYDIA THOMAS born about 1681 died unkn
I) CALEB THOMAS born about 1693 died unkn

III) DANIEL THOMAS born circa 1644 died Feb 1694, married Rebecca Thompson, born Jan 26, 1652 at New Haven, New Haven, CT, daughter of “the farmer” John Thompson and Dorothy (?) on February 3,1669 (or 1670 per James Savage’s book) at New Haven, New Haven, CT (“The Thomas Book” claims Daniel was the eldest son,
and John the 2nd son).

IV) ELIZABETH THOMAS born March 15 1646-1649 baptized Jan 12, 1651/52 New Haven, CT. Married January, 1674 John Holt born about 1645 died 1733

V) SAMUEL THOMAS born Sept 5, 1651 died 1711 baptized Jan 12, 1651/52 New Haven, CT. Married Elizabeth Osborn born 1665 died unkn

VI) TABITHA THOMAS born Feb 13, 1651/52( or Dec 18, 1653 per “ The Thomas Book”) died 1725. Baptized Dec 18, 1653 New Haven, CT. Married Eleazer Holt born 1651 died 1736

VII) JOSEPH THOMAS born Nov 9 (or 10th per “The Thomas Book”), 1660/61 married Ruhama Amy Copp, daughter of Soloman Copp and Elizabeth Davis, born unkn died unkn. Joseph Thomas died circa 1775; "in the Revolution", but 75:776 says "d. of a fit of appoplexy,'dropping dead in the road' near his house, on returning one night from a husking party.
Possible 2nd marriage to Abigail Preston born 1664 died unkn.

,GENERATION 3 - DANIEL THOMAS

DANIEL THOMAS

Born circa 1644, died Feb, 1694. He was the son of John Thomas and Tabitha ?. Married Rebecca Thompson, born Jan 26, 1652 at New Haven, New Haven, CT, daughter of “the farmer” John Thompson and Dorothy (?) on February 3, 1669 (or 1670 according to James Savage’s book) at New Haven, New Haven, CT
Daniel Thomas died in February 1694. Rebecca Thompson married John Perkins circa 1703 at New Haven, New Haven, CT, . Rebecca Thompson died after 1716 at West Haven, New Haven, CT.
Note: In 1704, Rebecca (THOMPSON) Perkins, as executrix of her first husband, DANIEL THOMAS' estate, ended her obligation to sons John and Daniel THOMAS by awarding them their portions of their father's estate. Son Israel THOMAS chose to have his mother as his legal guardian.

From: "Genealogies of Connecticut Families" (1983) by Gary Boyd Roberts:
THOMPSON FAMILY:
The New Haven family of Thompson was founded by three brothers, William, Anthony, and John. An attempt has been made to connect them with the Thompson family of Lenham, Co. Kent, England. This Lenham myth has been set forth as a certainty in the History of Goshen (by A. G. Hibbard, 1897), in the Marks-Platt Ancestry (by E. J. Lines, 1902, pp. 46-50), and in several other accounts, and so far as known has never been refuted.
According to William Berry's Pedigrees of the Families in the Co of Kent (published in 1830, pp. 15-17), Anthony Thompson of Lenham was baptized 30 Aug. 1612, and died in England 13 Feb. 1682, leaving as heiress an only daughter.
Moreover, John Thompson of Lenham was born in 1604, too early for John of New Haven, who was probably the youngest of the emigrant brothers.
The Lenham brothers had three cousins, sons of Thomas Thompson of Pethem, Co.
Kent, likewise named John, William, and Anthony; but this John was a knight, and died in 1645 without issue. Furthermore, the evidence of chronology tends to show that the emigrants could not descend from Henry of Lenham or Thomas of Pethem in the following generation. At all events, the accepted pedigree must be abandoned.
Daniel Thomas and Rebecca Thompson had nine children:

I) DOROTHY THOMAS born 1672-1674 in Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, died Oct 19, 1727. Dorothy Thomas married Henry Tolles, Toll or Towle (per James Savage’s book married April 13, 1693). Had one child:
A) Dorothy Tolles born unknown died Aug 14, 1785

II) (?) THOMAS born 1670 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT

III) JOHN THOMAS born c 1672 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT, died 25 JAN 1710/11 in West Haven, CT. Married Mary ? Born about 1676 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT, died after 1712 in Connecticut.
Occupation: Husbandman Burial: ABT 28 JAN 1710/11 Congregational Graveyard, West Haven, CT.

IV) REV. DANIEL THOMAS JR born Feb 14, 1677, at New Haven, New Haven, CT, died 1760. Rev. Daniel Thomas Jr. married Eunice Browne, daughter of Ebeneezer Browne and Hannah Vincent in December 1702 at New Haven, New Haven, CT.
Rev. Daniel Thomas Jr and Eunice Browne had twelve children:
A) EUNICE THOMAS born circa 1704
B) ELIZABETH THOMAS born circa 1705
C) LYDIA THOMAS born circa 1707West Haven, New Haven, CT.
D) BATHSHEBA THOMAS born circa 1708 died unkn
E) REV. DANIEL THOMAS born circa 1710
F) STEPHAN THOMAS born circa 1712
G) DORCAS THOMAS born circa 1714
H) REV. JOHN THOMAS born circa 1716
I) DINAH THOMAS born circa 1720
J) CHARLES THOMAS, also known as Charles Tomas, born circa 1718/22 in New Haven, West Haven, CT, married Lydia Augur, daughter of John Augur and Elizabeth Bradley. Charles Thomas is believed to have died before June11, 1773 at New Haven, New Haven, CT, but some information states that he was listed in the census of Sanbornton, Belkamp, NH in 1776. Had four children:
1.) MABLE THOMAS, also known as Bathsheba Thomas born Oct 20, 1742 at New Haven, New Haven Co, CT. Had one child:
a.) Mable Thomas born unkn died 1763 MABLE THOMAS married David Bristol, son of Stephen Bristol and Dorothy Tolles. Had ten children:
a.) David Bristol born Aug 10, 1767, died unkn b.) Willard Bristol born March 1, 1770, died unkn
c.) Merit Bristol born Aug 8, 1772, died unkn
d.) Dinah Bristol born Dec 4, 1774, died Oct 16, 1776 e.) Charles Bristol born Feb 15, 1776, died March 3, 1812 f.) Ichabod Bristol born Sept 20, 1776, died before Sept 4, 1778 g.) Ichabod Bristol born Sept 4, 1778 , died unkn h.) Thomas Bristol born Oct 1, 1780 died Oct 1, 1780 i.) Polly Bristol born Dec 13, 1781 died Aug 16, 1785 j.) Samuel Thomas Bristol born Oct 3, 1782, died Sept 6, 1865 k.) Dinah Bristol born May 23, 1785
2.) SAMUEL THOMAS born July 15, 1750 married Dorothy Bristol, daughter of Stephen Bristol and Dorothy Tolles
3.) SETH THOMAS born circa 1754 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT 4.) STEPHEN THOMAS born circa 1756 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT
K) TIMOTHY THOMAS born May 22, 1723
L) JAMES THOMAS born May 31, 1726

V) DINAH THOMAS born Dec 26, 1678 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT died 1769 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT married John Sherman born Nov, 1673 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT. Married in 1699 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT

VI) SAMUEL THOMAS born Jan 13, 1678-1681 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT. Died young, between 1680 and 1681 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT
according to James Savage’s book EARLY SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND.
VII) RECOMPENSE THOMAS born May (or March, according to James Savage’s book) 27, 1683 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT
VIII) ISRAEL THOMAS born c 1685- 1689 in New Haven Co, CT, and died 1767. He married Sarah Humphreville before 28 MAR 1716 in probably New Haven, CT. She was born 2 APR 1695 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT, and died AFT 27 JUN 1727 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT.

IX) EXPERIENCE THOMAS born April 17, 1687 at New Haven, New Haven, CT


GENERATION 4 – JOHN THOMAS

JOHN THOMAS

Son of Daniel Thomas and Rebecca Thompson, born about 1672 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT, died 25 JAN 1710/11 in West Haven, CT. Married Mary ? born about 1676 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT around 1797. Occupation: Husbandman Burial: ABT 28 JAN 1710/11 Congregational Graveyard, West Haven,
Note: John was called "eldest son" in his father's will. John Thomas and Mary (?) had seven children:

I) ENOCH THOMAS born May 1, 1698 died unkn married Rebecca. Had at least one child:
A) LOVEWELL THOMAS born unkn married Jane Hazzard had at least one child:
1.) LEVI THOMAS married Margery Dorrance had at least one child: a.) AMOS HULL THOMAS married Mary A. Gates. Had at least one child:
i.) Mary Eliza Thomas married William Holmes Stewart. Had at least one child: aa.) William Holmes Stewart married Florence Maud Morris. Had at least one child: #1) Leslie Morris married Grace Wilson. Had one child: Mary Stewart married Rudolph Kyritsis.
NOTE: MARY STEWART KYRITSIS lives at 43Chrysallidos Av, Kifissia, Greece 14561. She has done extensive research, and has published a book about the Thomas family.

II) ABRAHAM THOMAS born June 18, 1700 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT died 1748 Durham, Middlesex, CT. Married Hannah Sutliff born Jan 13, 1699/1700 Deerfield, Franklin, MA. Married in 1727. Had at least one child:
A) PHOEBE THOMAS born April 17, 1743 died unkn

III) EPHRAIM THOMAS born Feb 19, 1700/1701

IV) REBECCA THOMAS born Jan 10, 1703/04

V) MARY ANN THOMAS born April 19, 1707 died unknown, married Elias Deming, brother to Recompense Thomas’s wife, Elizabeth Deming. After Mary Ann Thomas’s death he married Emily ? in 1856 (?)....should be 1756? Emily died on Feb 24, 1915 (?)...should be 1815??. Elias moved to Chicago. He left a large family….per “Descendants of Simeon Damon”
Note: A Charlotte E. Thomas, born Jan 19, 1837 at Pompey Twp, NY, married John E. Deming in 1853. John is a definite relation, and a possible son or nephew of Mary Ann and Elias Deming....J. Arnett

VI) RECOMPENSE THOMAS born Nov 2, 1709 died April 18, 1793 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT married Elizabeth Deming born about 1711 died about 1756. Recompense Thomas’s sister, Mary Ann Thomas married Elias Deming, brother to Elizabeth Deming.
Note: In 1853 a Charlotte E. Thomas, born Jan 29, 1837 at Pompey, NY married a John E. Deming at Lapeer, Michigan. Charlotte died on May 7, 1875, leaving seven children. There seems to be a close relationship between the Thomas’s and Deming’s.

VII) JOHN THOMAS born June 22, 1712 New Haven, New Haven Co, CT died before 1743. Married Abigail Hendrick


GENERATION 5 – RECOMPENSE THOMAS

RECOMPENSE THOMAS

(Refer to “Descendants of Simeon Damon” for information on Elizabeth Deming)
Son of John Thomas and Mary ?, born 2 NOV 1709 in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT died 18 APR 1793 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, married Elizabeth Deming, born about 1711 died about 1756. Married on July 26, 1731 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT. Will: 24 APR 1793 Military Service: Revolutionary War - DAR Index: Patriotic Service, served in CT. It is not known what his activities were, as he was advanced in years Residence: Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Note:
The home of Recompense Thomas was listed for sale in the Lewisboro (NY) Ledger newspaper of 21 Sept. 2000, photo included. It is described as being in the "rural Ridgebury section of Ridgefield." The main house was built in 1734 and has been added onto several times.
The original part of Recompense Thomas Sr.'s house was built in 1734. He bought the 112 acres of land from Joshua Lobdell for 60 pounds. Recompense Sr. sold it to his son Recompense Jr. in 1780. An addition was put on in 1825 and now houses the kitchen and one upstairs bedroom; in 1971 an antique barn was purchased in MA and dismantled, brought to Ridgefield and reassembled on the end of the house.
The original part of the house is in excellent shape - all 5 original fireplaces are still in working order and the original floors, paneling and moldings are all in excellent shape as well. Good old Recompense must have had his hands full with 11 children in this space though. All of the children's "Bunk" rooms are now walk in closets or bathrooms upstairs. Recompense Thomas and Elizabeth Deming had eleven children:

I) ELIZABETH THOMAS born Jan 18, 1730/31 per Town of Ridgefield Land Records, Vol I.

II) RECOMPENSE THOMAS born Jan 28, 1733/34 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT. M Birth: 28 JAN 1733/34 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT. Death: 17 OCT 1797 in Rensselaer, Albany Co, NY
Military Service: Revolutionary War soldier - DAR Index: Patriotic Service, CS, served in CT. Event: Moved AFT 1757 to Rensselaer, Albany Co, NY
Recompense Thomas married Sarah Larranie or Lawrence (possible old style “Lourens”), born circa 1737 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT.
Note: I found a family “Lawrence” in Ridgefield, CT in “The Thomas Book”. A “John Lawrence”, second son of Thomas and Anna Lawrence Buckley was born July 31, 1797 in Ridgefield, and married on Jan 21, 1821 a Sarah Ann Taylor. Lawrence is attached here to a first name of Sarah, so these are both leads to a possible relationship here…J. Arnett

III) JERUSHA THOMAS born Feb 17, 1734/35 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT. Married James St. John on April 15, 1758 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, son of Samuel St. John and Sarah Wallis. He was born 27 OCT 1736 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, and died FEB 1829 in Saratoga Co, NY. Had one daughter: A) SARAH ST JOHN born Sept 23, 1758 died June 9, 1787 married Benjamin Bennett born Feb 13, 1755 died Sept 12, 1841. Had one child: 1.) BENJAMIN BENNETT born May 31, 1787 died unkn
IV) MARY ANN THOMAS born March 4, 1738/39 died before 1856. Married Elias Deming born unkn died unkn. Elias’s sister, Elizabeth, married Mary Ann’s brother, Recompense Thomas. After Mary Ann’s death, Elias Deming married Emily ? who died on Feb 24, 1915. At some point, Elias Deming moved to Chicago.

V) BETTY THOMAS born April 16, 1742, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, and died 20 FEB 1809. She married Thomas St. John, son of Samuel St. John and Sarah Wallis, on 14 APR 1760 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut,. Thomas St. John was born 12 OCT 1738 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, and died 12 JAN 1816 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut

VI) JOHN THOMAS born Jan 19, 1743

VII) HANNAH THOMAS born April 8, 1746.

VIII) PHEBE THOMAS born May 23, 1747

IX) ABRAHAM THOMAS born June 30, 1751 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT died after 1800. Married Mary ?. Had three children: A) BENJAMIN THOMAS born June 28, 1772 B) MARY THOMAS born May 27, 1777 C) RECOMPENSE THOMAS born Oct 10, 1794 died May 17, 1875 Married Fanny Jennings born 1798 died Aug 4,1870. Had one child:
1.) WARREN THOMAS born 1820 died 1907 married Anne Atkins born 1832, died 1910. Had one child: a.) RECOMPENSE THOMAS born June 11, 1859, died 1919
X) DANIEL THOMAS born Nov 30, 1754

XI) REBECCA THOMAS born Sept 5, 1756


GENERATION 6 - RECOMPENSE THOMAS
RECOMPENSE THOMAS
Son of Recompense Thomas and Elizabeth Deming, born 28 JAN 1733/34 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, died 17 OCT 1797 in Rensselaer, Albany Co, NY Military Service: Revolutionary War soldier - DAR Index: Patriotic Service, CS, served in CT. Verbatim from "The History of Ridgefield Connecticut" by George L. ROCKWELL, 1927:
Recompense THOMAS married Sarah LARRANIE, or Lawrence (Old style is “Lourens”), on 25 Feb 1757.
Note: I found a “Lawrence” family in Ridgefield, CT in “The Thomas Book”. This is most likely her family, as there are several “Sarah Lawrence’s in this Lawrence family around this same time period…J. Arnett.
Recompense Thomas and Sarah Larranie or Lawrence had eleven children:
I) ELEANOR THOMAS born unkn died unkn
II) CATHERINE THOMAS born unkn died unkn

III) PETER THOMAS born unkn died unkn

IV) THOMAS THOMAS born July 23, 1758, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, died unkn

V) JOSEPH THOMAS born May 10, 1761, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, died Oct 9, 1811 married Anna Rockwell born unkn died unkn

VI) DINAH THOMAS born March 12, 1764, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, and died 30 JUL 1817 in New York state. Buried at Covert, Seneca Co, NY. She married John Porter in 1785, son of Joshua Porter and Elizabeth Elwell. He was born 23 APR 1766 in Connecticut, and died 4 JUL 1837 in Trumansburg, Tompkins Co, NY. Had two children:
A) LEWIS PORTER born unkn married Samantha King born unkn died unkn. Had at least one child:
1.) CYNTHIA PORTER born unkn, died unkn. Married Daniel Hall born unkn, died unkn
B) SARAH PORTER born April 15, 1805 died July 17, 1868 married Calvin Coddington born Sept 10, 1835 died unkn. Had one child: 1.) DINAH CODDINGTON born Sept 10, 1835 died unkn

VII) MINOR THOMAS born July 8, 1770 Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY, died June 26, 1830. Married Ellen Fairchild on April 1, 1792. Minor became the pioneer Baptist preacher in Ohio and Indiana about 1820, settling first in the Miami Valley near the present site of the city of Cincinnati. A few years later, he bought a tract of land in Fayette Co., IN. Per Genealogy of Early Settlers of New York, “He was a powerful preacher and wore himself out in frontier work organizing many Baptist organizations in Ohio and Eastern Indiana. He married Ellen Fairchild in New York on April 1, 1792. Ellen Fairchild died on Sept 20, 1794.
Had one child:
A) DAVID FAIRCHILD THOMAS born Sept 12, 1994 died Oct 6, 1881. Married Phoebe (or Phebe) Cole. Had three children:
1.) Minor born unkn died unkn had three children, names unkn 2.) Harriet born unkn died unkn married ? King born unkn died unkn 3.) ERASMUS DARWIN THOMAS born unkn died unkn. Married Mary Thompson. Had two children: a.) ERASMUS WILSON THOMAS born unkn died unkn married Ada Fausett
b.) CHARLES DARWIN THOMAS born Jan 13, 1902 Danville, IN married Dorothy Roscoe
MINOR THOMAS 2nd marriage to Nancy Winans of Seneca Co., NY., born unkn died Nov 1, 1818. Had six children: A) LAWRENCE THOMAS born April 27, 1796 Seneca Co., NY died May 10, 1796 B) ELLEN THOMAS born May 28, 1797 Seneca Co., NY died Sept 28, 1863 married Minor Buck born New York State date unkn, died unkn. Had two children: 1.) DUDLEY BUCK born unkn died unkn 2.) ADELINE BUCK born unkn died unkn C) RACHAEL THOMAS born April 21, 1799 Seneca Co., NY died March 7, 1881 married Minor Meekie born unkn died unkn. Married in New York State. Had two children: 1.) MARCELLA MEEKIE born unkn died unkn 2.) CHESTER MEEKIE born unkn, lived in Muncie, IN, died unkn D) WILLIAM W. THOMAS born June 24, 1800 Seneca County, NY died unkn E) HEWITT L. THOMAS born April 27, 1805 Seneca Co., NY. Settled at Galveston, IN. Died Oct 23, 1895 married unkn. Had several children, only one known:
1.) EDWARD L. THOMAS born unkn died unkn, was a General in the Confederacy (CSA)
F) SAMANTHA THOMAS born Dec 3, 1811 or 1812 Seneca Co., NY. Died June 18, 1887. Married in Fayette Co., IN on Dec 30, 1832 Lewis Ellis, brother of Hester Ann Ellis (who married Philander Thomas) Lewis Ellis was born in1811 died unkn. Note: A second “Ellis” relationship...J. Arnett
Samantha Thomas and Lewis Ellis had sixteen children:
1.) CAROLINE ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1833 died unkn
2.) LUCY ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1835 died unkn
3.) OLIVER H. ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1836 died 1837
4.) ELVIN ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1838 died 1839
5.) JASPER D. ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1839 died 1850
6.) EMMA ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1841 died 1841
7.) MINOR ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1842 died 1863
8.) MELVIN ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1843 died unkn
9.) NANCY ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1845 died 1870
10.) ADELINE ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1846 died 1861
11.) ANGELINE ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1846 died 1858
12.) MARY ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1848 died 1848
13.) ELIZA ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1850 died unkn
14.) ELLEN ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1852 died unkn
15.) EDWIN W. ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1852 died unkn
16.) HEWITT ELLIS born in Fayette Co., IN 1854 died unkn
VIII) SARAH THOMAS born about 1771 Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY, died Nov 7, 1832 married Barzilla King born 1773 died Nov 19, 1827. Had one son: A) MINOR KING born March 25, 1800 died June 21, 1881 married Charlotte Treman born June 30, 1806 died Sept 1, 1889. Had eight children: 1.) ERASTUS T. KING born April 27 1823 2.) ERVIN T. KING born Aug 23, 1824 died Sept 14, 1883 3.) WILLIAM TREMBLY KING born Jan 3, 1827 died Dec 30, 1897 4.) LEANDER RUTHERFORD KING born Feb 3, 1829 died Sept 20, 1900 5.) MARY ANN KING born Jan 6, 1831 died May 19, 1832 6.) MARY ANN KING born June 27, 1833 died unkn 7.) WILSON KING born July 13, 1836 died unkn
8.) FANNIE LOUISE KING born March 4, 1838 died March 21, 1845 9.) ADRIANNA KING born Feb 26, 1841 died July 15, 1841 10.) FRANKLIN HAMILTON KING born Dec 27, 1845 died May 20, 1888
11.) SARAH LOUISE KING born Dec 31, 1849 died Feb 21, 1859
IX) ELIAS THOMAS born April 3, 1773/74 Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY, died Feb 10, 1817 in Ulysses, Tompkins Co, NY. Occupation: Farmer. He was one of the first settlers of Bradford, Steuben Co, NY. He had the first farm on the hill north of the village, later owned by Benjamin Whitehead. Married Jane Forrester, born in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co. Ct, May 31, 1778.

X) RHODA THOMAS born about 1781, Rensselaerville, Albany Co, NY, died unkn. Per “Genealogy of the Descendants of Simeon Damon, Rhoda married a John Carpenter.

XI) MARY THOMAS born about Dec, 1785, died unkn



GENERATION 7- ELIAS THOMAS

ELIAS THOMAS

Son of Recompense Thomas and Sarah Larranie or Lawrence. Born April 3, 1773/74, died February 10, 1817. Married Jane Forrester, born May 31, 1778, Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT, died 1851, Ulysses, Tompkins Co, NY. Elias Thomas was one of the first settlers of Bradford, Steuben Co, NY. He had the first farm on the hill north of the village, later owned by Benjamin Whitehead.
Source for Ancestry of ELIAS THOMAS: "Families of Ancient New Haven, CT" by Jacobus, "The Rose Family" by Christine Rose, & "History of Steuben Co." by Clayton...and with the kind assistance of Mary Stewart Kyritsis, Perry Streeter, Virginia Peterson, Lylamae T. Chedsey, and others. Married Feb 13, 1794 at Ridgebury Church, Ridgebury, CT (church records on internet).
Jane Forrester was the daughter of William Forrester and Sarah Rockwell.
NOTE: Jane Forrester’s mother, Sarah Rockwell, born at Ridgefield, Conn., 24 July 1747, married at Ridgefield, Dec 8,1768, William Forrester, who was born about 1718 in Coleraine, Londonderry, in the North of Ireland, son of Frederick and Jane (Gault) Forrester (married about 1742 in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland). William Forrester was the grandson of William Forrester born before 1695 in Scotland or Northern Ireland and died after 1725, and great-grandson of Rev. William Forrester born before 1675 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland and died after 1700 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Jane Forrester’s father, William Forrester, sailed from Coleraine, with his brother, Arthur Forrester, 29 Aug. 1762; arrived at New Castle, on the Delaware River, 27 Oct 1762; went to New York City on Nov 7, 1762; and then to Ridgefield, Conn., in Nov. 1766. William Forrester was a trader, gained a handsome property, and had a large influence in his neighborhood. He resided in the Society of Ridgebury, where he died of apoplexy, 29 Jan. 1809, "in his 66th year.” Sarah Rockwell Forrester joined the church on Nov 11, 1787, and died 8 Jan. 1832, at the age of 84. They were both buried in Ridgebury Cemetery. Sarah Rockwell Forrester was insane for some years before her death.
Elias Thomas and Jane Forrester had ten children:

I) WILLIAM F. THOMAS born Dec 19, 1795, died Feb 24, 1872

II) FREDERICK FORRESTER THOMAS born Nov 19, 1800, died Jan 27, 1879 Empire City, Cherokee Co, KS, Buried after Jan 27, 1879 Red Oak Cemetery, Cherokee Co, KS. Occupation: Farmer. Married Tamazan Lewis, born about 1799 died before 1870. Married about 1799 in New York before 1826. Had three children:
A) ELIAS THOMAS born March 9, 1826 New York died Nov 4, 1894 married Aurilia Hitt born about 1830, died July 31, 1870
B) GEORGE L. THOMAS born Sept 16, 1830 New York, died June 22, 1927 Carbondale, Garfield Co, Colorado
Married Catherine Lewark Nov 6, 1836 Rushville, IN
Occupation: Carriage-Maker
Occupation: 1870 Carpenter, farmer Residence: Indiana, 1870 Residence Allen Co, Humboldt, KS. Humboldt was a booming town in the 1870's with the railroad hub for the KATY line there. It was a major routing point for trains westward. Most of the rest at the residence were working for the railroad or living in tents or wagons.
Between 1870 NS 1879 moved to Colorado
Residence: 1880 Leadville, Lake Co, CO Residence: 1900 Pitkin Co, CO
Burial: Carbondale, Garfield Co, CO
Had five children:
1.) NANCY CHARLOTTE THOMAS born 1857 died 1925 married George Hans Stoll born 1848 died 1928. 2.) UNKNOWN child born 1857
3.) OLIVER FREDERICK THOMAS born 1859 in Indiana, died 1922. Married Eliza Hodgson born 1867, died 1922
4.) JOHN LEWARK THOMAS born April 13, 1860 or 1870 in Indiana died May 4, 1836 married Corra Elizabeth Facer born Sept 16, 1871 died Sept 1,1954
5.) SARAH THOMAS born 1863 died 1879
C) JOHN PORTER THOMAS born March 7, 1834 New York died July 4, 1886. Married Nancy Bartlow born unkn died unkn.
Had two children: 1.) ELMER E. THOMAS born Oct 11, 1863 Died Nov 10, 1892 2.) JOHN N. THOMAS born Nov 30, 1870 died Feb 21, 1897

III) LOTT THOMAS born Sept 26, 1802, died Dec 20, 1802

IV) JEMIMA THOMAS born Nov 1 1803, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT, and died 10 OCT 1891 in Waterburg, Tompkins Co, NY. She was buried in Lot 677 2 SW, Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co, NY. She married Abner Tremain (or Treman?) 30 JAN 1823 in Trumansburg, Tompkins Co, NY, son of Abner TREMAIN and Mary McLALLEN. He was born 12 JAN 1803 in Trumansburg, Tompkins Co, NY, and died 20 SEP 1887 in Waterburg, Tompkins Co, NY. He was buried in Lot 677, Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co, NY. Had eleven children:
A) ELIAS THOMAS TREMAN born Nov 12, 1823 died Dec 30,
1823, buried in Lot 677, Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY
B) EVALINE MCLALLEN TREMAN born Nov 17, 1824 died Nov 21, 1827, buried in Lot 677, Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY C) MARY JANE TREMAN born April 25, 1826 died Sept 29, 1827, buried in Lot 677, Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY D) CYNTHIA TREMAN born Nov 28, 1827 died unkn married Charles Wesley Wyckoff born Aril 26, 1826 died Oct 30, 1896 E) JARED SMITH TREMAN born Nov 1, 1829 died Oct 17, 1852 in California
F) MELISSA D. TREMAN born May 1, 1832 died Aug 31, 1865 married Archelous Wyckoff born April 10, 1816 died 1898 G) ORINDA LANDIS TREMAN born June 15, 1834 died April 5, 1924 married Elijah Atwater Updike born Sept 24, 1828 died May 6, 1895. Had four children: 1.) MARTHA CAROLINE UPDIKE born Oct 7, 1854 died June 28, 1935 married Ira Daniel Bristol born Jan 29, 1855 died May 6, 1895 MARTHA CAROLINE UPDIKE 2nd marriage to Henry McLean Hopkins born Aug 21, 1845, died March 13, 1918 2.) ALICE JOSEPHINE UPDIKE born March 31, 1858 died Jan 28l, 1942 married Erwin Bristol Stolp born April 23, 1857 died 1900 3.) MELISSA T. W. UPDIKE born Nov 2, 1860 died Oct 1, 1934 married Frederick Addison Albee born March 25, 1856 died Nov 10, 1934 4. ABNER GROVE UPDIKE born Sept 12, 1868 died after April, 1911 married Britannia Elizabeth Findlay Armour born Aug 5, 1866 died Feb 20, 1946
H) MARY LUCINDA TREMAN born Aug 18, 1836 Waterburg, Tompkins Co., NY died after 1862 married William Wallace Bower born about 1835 died Aug 20, 1905. Had two children: 1.) CARRIE BOWER born Oct 22, 1859 died May 21, 1863 2.) LUCY BOWER born Dec 30, 1862 died April 9, 1894 married William P. Thompson born unkn died unkn
I) ABNER CHASE TREMAN born April 3, 1838 Tompkins Co., NY died Feb 12, 1857 Tompkins Co., NY
J) CAROLINE ELIZABETH TREMAN born Dec 2, 1840 died July 6, 1915. Married David B. Bower born March 6, 1839 died Oct 17, 1914. Had one child: 1.) JOHN BOWER born May 3, 1865 died March 30, 1900 married Helen LeFevre born June 14, 1852 died June, 1940. Had five children: a.) ABNER BOWER born unkn died unkn b.) BERTHA BOWER born unkn died unkn c.) ALICE BOWER born unkn died unkn d.) CARL BOWER born unkn died unkn e.) WESLEY BOWER born unkn died unkn
K) ALFRED TREMAN born April 3, 1843 died Aug 12, 1865

V) ROXANA THOMAS born Sept 25, 1805, Seneca Com NY, died unkn

VI) AMANDA THOMAS born Aug 15, 1807, died Feb 5, 1875

VII) HIRAM THOMAS born June 19 or 22, 1809, died unkn

VIII) PHILANDER THOMAS born Feb 8 or 11, 1811, Seneca Co, NY, died Feb 7, 1865

IX) ORINDA THOMAS born Dec 12, 1813, Tompkins Co, NY, died unkn

X) SAMANTHA THOMAS born Feb 15, 1817, Leyington, Erie Co, NY, died unkn


GENERATION 8 – PHILANDER THOMAS

PHILANDER THOMAS

Son of Elias Thomas and Jane Forrester born Feb 8 or 25, 1811, Tompkins or Seneca Co, NY, died Feb 7, 1865 in Rome, Jefferson Co, IL. Married Hester Ann Ellis, daughter of Moses Ellis, born 1780 died 1849, and Samantha Judd born 1782 died 1841. Hester Ann Ellis was a descendant of Richard Ellis, first citizen of Ashfield, MA. (Richard Ellis;, Reuben Ellis, who fought in the French and Indian War 1754-1757 and financially supported the Revolutionary War; Benjamin Ellis, who fought in Revolutionary War; Moses Ellis.) Hester Ann Ellis was born on April 24, 1816, died Sept 20, 1896.
Hester Ann Ellis’s brother, Lewis Ellis, married Samantha Thomas, daughter of Minor Thomas.
Quoted from BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF RICHARD ELLIS: THE FIRST SETTLER OF ASHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS AND HIS DESCENDANTS:
“Reuben Ellis was a man of worth and highly respected. In the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1757 he was an ensign in the Colonial service and was in several engagements. On one occasion, himself and several companions took captive a squad of French soldiers. Two of the guns taken were retained by Reuben and were in the
possession of his sons, Benjamin and Jonathan, 60 years afterwards. They were old-fashioned guns, but would carry a ball with great accuracy over a mile. When the Revolutionary War for American independence was opened he was too old for military service, but records in possession of his descendants show that he contributed liberally to the support of the cause. His three sons, Benjamin, Richard and David were soldiers in the Revolutionary army. He died April 21st, 1786, in the 58th year of his age. A stone in the Ellis neighborhood burying-ground opposite where his father made the first settlement marks his grave.”
“Hester Ann Ellis, daughter of Moses Ellis, was born in Sempronius, NY April 24, 1816. In 1835 she married Philander Thomas in Fayette Co., Ind. Mr. Thomas was a farmer and a member of the Christian Church. He was born in Tompkins Co., NY in 1811 and died in Feb., 1865, at Centralia, Ill., where his widow and several children now reside. They had eight children: Leroy, born 1836; Mary, 1839; Ann, 1841; Lewis, 1844, died 1863; Oliver H., 1849; Avery C., 1852; Irvin, 1855 and Marshall, 1856. Oliver H. Thomas is a dentist and lives in Pendleton, Ind.”

From GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS RELATING TO THE FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS (page 420, numbered 283):
“Richard Ellis was the son of a Welshman who served as an officer in the British army. Richard was born in Dublin, Ireland on August 16, 1704, and spent the first thirteen years of his life in various posts of that island, as the location of the military forces changed. His father having died, his mother bought his cabin passage to Virginia. He was to live with an uncle there, but the captain of the vessel sold him into bondage for his passage, which had already, in reality, been paid. Richard was fortunate to be sold to a good man who educated him and treated him as a son. At Easton, Bristol Co., MA, in 1728, Richard Ellis married Jane, daughter of Captain John Phillips, a soldier of the expedition against Quebec, in 1690. In 1740 Richard moved to Deerfield, MA, erected a log cabin in Ashfield, then called Huntstown, moving his family there in 1745. Richard died there at age 94. There is a monument now standing where the cabin stood. Richard had nine children, eight of whom survived to maturity. His youngest son, Caleb, settled at Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., NY and a grandson, Richard settled Ellisburg, Potter Co., PA. Many Ellis descendants pioneered in NY, PA, OH, IN, WI, and all over the northwest, reaching to Oregon and TX. Many were soldiers in the Revolutionary War.”

Philander Thomas and Hester Ann Ellis had six children, all born in Fayette Co. and Madison Co., IN:

I) LEROY THOMAS born April 29, 1836 (captured by South during the Civil War), Died Dec 24, 1907. Married Ellen Frink, born June 6, 1834, died April 27, 1907. Met and married at Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. Leroy Thomas and Ellen Frink had six children:
A) CHARLES JENNINGS THOMAS born unkn died unkn at the age of twelve, drowned. B) CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS born May 18, 1865, died Nov 3, 1918. Married Cora Ann Reeves born June 29, 1866, died June 13, 1952 in Hammond, LA.
C) OWEN W. THOMAS born July 23, 1867 died Aug 12, 1943 married Rosa Frink born July 22, 1866 died June 15, 1945. Married on Nov 22, 1890.
D) EDWARD IRVIN THOMAS born Sept 2, 1869 d May 10, 1959 married Nina Maria Robertson, born Dec 15, 1872, died April 23, 1940.
E) HATTIE BIRCH THOMAS born Aug 9, 1871 died an infant Nov 29, 1871 at the age of three months.
F) FRANK BURT THOMAS born Oct 1, 1877 died April 22, 1925 married Emma Grace Saunders, born August 19, 1877, died Aug 23, 1955 in Hammond, LA.

II) MARY THOMAS born Feb 3, 1839, died Aug 5, 1917. Married John Muldoon, born unkn, died unkn. Had six children:
A) JAMES MULDOON born unkn died unkn
B) NETTA MULDOON born 1864, died Feb 19, 1938 married John O’Brien born unkn died Feb 21, 1934. Had one son: 1.) MYRON O’BRIEN born unkn died unkn married Monica Strange born unkn died unkn. Had four or five children, names unkn
C) WALTER MULDOON born Aug 13, 1871 died Nov 15, 1911
D) OLIVE MULDOON born unkn died unkn
E) CHARLES MULDOON born unkn died unkn
F) ROSE MULDOON born May 28, 1881 died unkn married Soloman Minses born unkn died unkn. Had one daughter: 1.) THELMA SHIRLEY MULDOON born Sept married Harry Bowes born April 26, 1897 died unkn Had two children: a.) THELMA SHIRLEY BOWES born July 16, 1934 b.) WILLIAM HARRY BOWES born Aug 19, 1935

III) ANN THOMAS born Aug 11, 1841, died April 2 1937. Married Absalom P. Cross, born Dec 4, 1834/35, died May 13, 1905 (buried in Alexandria, IN, interred in I.O.D.F. Cemetery). Had six children:
A) ELWELL LEE CROSS born Oct 25, 1862 died 1953 married Nanny or Nannie Reeves born unkn died unkn. Had two stillborn births:
1.) LENA CROSS stillborn born unkn
2.) ETTA CROSS stillborn born unkn
ELWELL LEE CROSS 2nd marriage to Emma Thomasson born unkn died unkn. Had three children:
1.) CARL CROSS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn
2.) DOROTHY CROSS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn, had unkn children.
3.) DON A. CROSS born unkn died unkn
B) WINNIE HELENA CROSS born Jan 14, 1864 died Aug 7, 1864
C) LEWIS CROSS born March 2, 1868 died Feb 7, 1958 married Mary
Alice Ferguson. Had five children:
1.) EDNA CROSS born unkn died unkn married twice. Had three children, names unknown, two girls and one boy.
2.) CHARLES CROSS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn had unkn children.
3.) OLIVER CROSS born unkn died unkn. Never married
4.) PERRY CROSS born unkn died unkn.
5.) RUTH CROSS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn had unkn children.
D) OLIVE JANE CROSS born Nov, 1870 or Nov 15, 1872, died July 29 1871
E) INFANT SON, name unknown, born July 1873, died Aug 1873
F) WORTH CROSS born Oct 23, 1882 died Sept 19, 1957 married Merle Watts born Jan 23, 1888 died June 23, 1912. Had one daughter:
1.) ELSIE CROSS born April 1908 died unkn married Lee Skinner born unkn died unkn. Married on Jan 14, 1926. Divorced Jan 2, 1929. No children.
ELSIE CROSS 2nd marriage to Berman Warner born 14, 1934. No children. Divorced March 8, 1940
ELSIE CROSS 3rd marriage to Fred King born unkn died unkn.
Married March 21, 1942. No children.

IV) LEWIS THOMAS born Jan 2, 1844, died Feb 10, 1863. Killed in Civil War. Fought for Union, was with his brother, Leroy Thomas, in the war.

V) OLIVER HART THOMAS born July 10, 1849, died Feb 20, 1922. Married Jane Wendall, born unkn, died unkn. A dentist. Married in Pendleton, IN. Had four children:
A) MARTHA THOMAS born unkn died unkn
B) FRANK THOMAS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn. Had two children: 1.) MARY FRANCES THOMAS born unkn died unkn 2.) ROBERT THOMAS born unkn died unkn
C) LENA THOMAS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn. Had two children.
D) PERCY THOMAS born Nov 6, 1881 died unkn. Married Lena Toole Feb 3, 1902 died Oct 27, 1951. Had two children:
1.) BERNETHA THOMAS born unkn died unkn. Married unkn. Had one son, name unkn.
2.) EDNA THOMAS born unkn died unkn.
OLIVER HART THOMAS secondly married Fran Rio; divorced. Had no children.
Third marriage to Harriett unkn born unkn died unkn. Had no children.

VI) AVERY C. THOMAS born May 29, 1852 in Alexandria, IN, died Nov 20, 1948. Married Annie Elizabeth Hesson, born May 18, 1859, died Oct 27, 1891. Married in Nov, 1874. Had three children:
A) CARRIE MAY THOMAS born Sept 8, 1875 died Dec 14, 1953. Married Chalmer Clyde Carter born July 20, 1874 died Aug 22, 1927. Adopted two children:
1.) ZELMA GEORGIA CARTER born Feb 17, 1907 died unkn. Married Henry Nelson Basham born Nov 11, 1903 died unkn. Married on April 12, 1925. Had two children: a.) JAMES CHALMER BASHAM born Jan 20, 1928 died unkn . On Aug 8, 1948 married Ellen Scott born Nov 14, 1928 died unkn. Had three children i.) MARSHA JANE BASHAM born July 16, 1950 ii.) NANCY ANN BASHAM born Dec, 1954
iii.) MICHAEL JAMES BASHAM born Mar 24, 1959 b.) ROBERT EARL BASHAM born Dec 12, 1929 died unkn married on Aug 23, 1948 Willa Sue Nash born April 30, 1933 died unkn. Had two children: i.) ROBERT DARRELL BASHAM born Oct 3,
1950.
ii.) ALAN DALE BASHAM born Nov 26, 1951 2.) THELMA EVELYN CARTER born Feb 17, 1907 died unkn married on Jan 24, 1940 Floyd Eugene Felton born June 29, 1911 died unkn. Had no children.
CARRIE MAY THOMAS 2ND MARRIAGE TO Everett C. Felton born April 28, 1870 died April 18, 1936. No children. B) OLIVE MAUD THOMAS born Dec 25, 1878 died Jan 22, 1899 married in June, 1898 Louis Peifer born Nov 23, 1875 died July 31, 1951. Had one daughter:
1.) OLIVE MAUDE PEIFER born Jan 18, 1899 died unkn married on April 15, 1917 Jime Alonzo Love born June 3, 1898 died Jan 6, 1958. Divorced. Had two children:
a.) ROBERT LOUIS LOVE born April 10, 1922 died unkn married on July 25, 1950 Pearlita White born Nov 14, 1922 died unkn b.) NORMA JUNE LOVE born April 15, 1925 died unkn married on Nov 3, 1944 William Rupe born Jan 2, ? died unkn. Had two children: i.) THOMAS MICHAEL RUPE born Feb 4, 1949 ii.) PATRICIA LYNN RUPE born Oct 14, 1952 OLIVE MAUDE PEIFER 2nd marriage to Herman L. Brunner born June 11, ? Died unkn. C) OLIVER HAL THOMAS born Jan 9, 1882 died unkn. Married Feb 17, 1919 Lenetta Oetzel born 1894 died 1920.

After Annie died, AVERY C. THOMAS married Gertrude Wymore, born Aug 17, 1881, died unkn. Married on Jan 8, 1902. Had one daughter:
A) AVERIL ELLIS THOMAS, born July 27, 1993, died unkn. Married Conrad Oscar Schenk, born June 15, 1902, died June 18, 1927. Had one daughter:
1.) CONSTANCE CHARLOTTE SCHENK, born Jan 6, 1929, died unkn

VII) IRVIN THOMAS born Feb 13, 1855, died Feb 13, 1897. Married Louisa Mary Frances Bond, born April 4, 1858, died Nov 20, 1932. Married on Sept 21, 1879. Had four children:
A) CLARENCE EDGAR THOMAS born Nov 6, 1879 died May 18, 1919 B) JOSE ETHEL THOMAS born Aug 8, 1881 died Jan 12, 1911 married William Hyde Webster born Aug 8, 1881 died Jan 12, 1911
C) CLYDE WILLIAM THOMAS born Nov 10, 1884 died unkn
D) GRACE ELIZABETH THOMAS born May 22, 1888 died unkn
Married Richard Philo Watts born Aug 2, 1884 died unkn. Married on April 12, 1908. [It was Grace Elizabeth Thomas Watts who compiled many of the more recent Thomas genealogy records entered herein.] Had three children:
1.) JAMES HOWARD WATTS Born April 12, 1909 died May 29, 1957 married Mattie Oselle Brown born Oct 3, 1913 died unkn. Married on April 29, 1930. Divorced. Had no children. 2.) VERA JOSE WATTS born March 13, 1912 died unkn married Thomas Marion Sargent born Dec 18, 1914 died unkn. Married on July 20, 1940. Separated on Dec 14, 1946. Divorced July 28, 1951. Had one son: a.) JOSEPH THOMAS SARGENT born Nov 2, 1946 VERA JOSE WATTS 2nd marriage to Samuel Zenty born March 27, 1895 died unkn. Married on May 22, 1954. Had no children. 3.) RICHARD FRANCIS WATTS born Oct 27, 1915 died unkn Married Doris Edith Johnson born April 9, 1919 died unkn. Married on April 18, 1943. Had one son: a.) LARRY RICHARD WATTS born Feb 9, 1949

VIII) MARSHALL E. THOMAS born April 18, 1856 died Dec 28, 1925, married Annie M. Harmon, born March 13, 1871, died Jan 20, 1892. Divorced. Had no children. On Aug 8, 1893 married Bertha Sue Clapper, born Dec 3, 1871, died Dec 16, 1959. Had three children:
A) CLAUDE ALVIN THOMAS born June 10, 1894 died June 19, 1930 married Virgie Bond born unkn died unkn. Had one son: 1.) LENZIE DEVERE THOMAS born Aug 17, 1913 Willoughby, OH died unkn married Alvida
Hoffman born unkn died unkn. Married on July 6, 1936. Had four children:
a.) KENNETH DEVERE THOMAS born Aug 31, 1939 b.) RONALD THOMAS born Dec 7, 1941 c.) JERRY THOMAS born Feb 8, 1944 d.) SONDRA JEAN THOMAS born Oct 7, 1951 CLAUDE ALVIN THOMAS 2nd marriage to Florence Smith born unkn died unkn. Had one daughter, name unkn.
B) FRED AVERY THOMAS born April 29, 1896 died unkn married Florence Eckenburg born March 31, 1904 died unkn. Married on Aug 8, 1921. Had one son: 1.) ROBERT LOUIS THOMAS born Nov 17, 1922 died unkn married Evelyn Carey born March 29, 1925 died unkn. Married on June 29, 1946. Had two children:
a.) GENE ALLEN THOMAS born June 12, 1948 b.) TERESA LYNN THOMAS born March 18, 1958
C) LOUIS IRVIN THOMAS born June 3, 1900 died Dec 2, 1944 married Rosalie Ferguson born Sept 4, ?, died unkn. Had one daughter:
1.) ROSALIE FERGUSON THOMAS born Feb 23, 1927 died unkn married Robert Warren born unkn died unkn. Married on Jan 28, 1950. Adopted one son: a.) MICHAEL WARREN born Oct 17, 1956. ROSALIE FERGUSON THOMAS 2nd marriage to George W. Mayes, RR 1, Champagne, IL.


GENERATION 9 – LEROY THOMAS

LEROY THOMAS

Son of Philander Thomas and Hester Ann Ellis, Union Army Civil War Captain captured during the Civil War born April 29, 1836 died Dec 24, 1907 married Ellen Frink born June 6, 1834 d April 27, 1907 Met and married at Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. According to E. I. Thomas, Ellen sold a valuable watch in order to buy a team of horses. They moved to Rome (now Dix), IL. Their oldest son, Lewis E. Thomas was born there. They moved next to Centralia, where the other five children were born. They lived on East Calumet Rd on Prospect Hill. Ellen's brother Rufus and family moved to the old Perrin home just east of there on Prospect Hill. Leroy opened a carpenter shop just west of the present (at time of writing) Post Office. Leroy was also a building contractor. The family moved to Hammond, LA in 1885 when Edward Irvin was 16 years old, but records of the Louisiana Thomas’s claim 1879 as the date. It is presumed that Leroy went to Louisiana before moving the family there.
Leroy Thomas and Ellen Frink had six children:

I) LEWIS E. THOMAS born March 4, 1863 near Dix, IL. He was named for his father, Leroy Thomas’ younger brother, Lewis, who was killed in the Civil War. Lewis died Aug 23, 1929.
On March 4, 1865 Lewis Thomas married Margaret Jennings, born Dec 17, 186\3, died July 8, 1949, at the Jennings home near Walnut Hill.
When Lewis was 3 years old, the family moved to Centralia, IL, where he received his early education. Lewis worked as a carpenter until 1889, when he joined the IL Central R.R. Co. On Dec 1, 1925 he was pensioned due to failing health. He later became a volunteer Air Inspector. On the evening of August 22, 1929, he and
Margaret attended a prayer meeting at the Baptist Church, where he had been a member for more than 50 years. Lewis, whose eyesight was failing, left Margaret to hang his hat in a small alcove of the church. He mistakenly opened a door leading to the church basement. No one saw him fall down the stairs, but several church members heard the crash, and ran to his assistance. Lewis was rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where he died the next afternoon of a fracture near the base of his skull.
Lewis was a member of all of the Masonic bodies of Centralia, IL, and of the
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD-FELLOWS, as well as the MODERN WOODMAN, when Centralia was under the Aldermanic form of government, where he was a board member for several years. He was Chairman of the Building Committee which erected the present City Hall. The Rev. F. C. Fannon, pastor of the Christian Church officiated at his funeral service, held at the First Baptist Church where Lewis was a member. John Besse sang two solos and the First Baptist Church Jr Choir sang. The Masonic and Odd- Fellows Lodges had charge of graveside services. He was survived by his wife and 2 brothers, O. W. Thomas and Edward I. Thomas. One son, Charles Jennings Thomas had preceded him in death by drowning at the age of 12 years.
A) CHARLES JENNINGS THOMAS born unkn died unkn at the age of 12.

II) CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS born May 18, 1865, died Nov 3, 1918. Married Cora Ann Reeves born June 29, 1866, died June 13, 1952.
Note: I found another Charles Sherman Thomas, this one born in 1852, died unkn. He was the son of Stephen Van Rensselaer, who was the second son of Calvin Peck Thomas (who was the eldest son of Steven Thomas, born in Connecticut around 1778 and unkn Peck Thomas of Onondago Co., NY )and Hannah Grimes Thomas, originally from the Township of Pompey, NY, moved to West Branch, Mich, where Steven Van Rensselaer became Judge of Probate of Ogeman County in Michigan. (Unkn Peck died in IL in 1863, her husband, Stephen, died in LaPeer, MI around 1867.) Stephen Van Rennselaer married a Caroline Louisa Lord, and had three children: Charles Sherman, Calvin, and Blanche.....J. Arnett
Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves had four children:
A) (ANNA) MAY THOMAS born June 8, 1888, died March 8, 1972 B) LEROY THOMAS born July 17, 1900, died Dec 10, 1980 C) ETTA RUTH THOMAS born May 28, 1906, died Oct 28, 1961 D) WILLARD HAROLD THOMAS born Sept 6, 1909, died May 11, 1981
III) OWEN W. THOMAS born July 23, 1867 died Aug 12, 1943 married Rosa Frink born July 22, 1866, died June 15, 1945. Married Nov 22, 1890. Had four children:
A) MARY OLIVE THOMAS born Sept 13, 1891 died unkn married Charles D. Burnette born Feb 28, 1879 died unkn. Married on Feb 24, 1938. Had no children
B) RUTH HAZEL THOMAS born Aug 22, 1893 died unkn married Verne C.Welch born Feb 28, 1879 died unkn. Married on Jan 24, 1912. Had three children: 1.) VERA KATHRYN WELCH born June 3, 1917 died unkn married Leland Hanon born Sept 17, 1915 died unkn. Married on Nov 5, 1939. Had three children: a.) LAURA LEE HANON born Dec 26, 1941, died unkn b.) CHARLES EUGENE HANON born June 24, 1944, died March 3, 1949 c.) DIANA KAY HANON born April 30, 1950 d.) JEREL RAY HANON born June 6, 1954 2.) VERNON THOMAS WELCH born Dec 23, 1919
died unkn married Helen Rose McManses born Oct 12, 1922 died unkn. Married on Feb 12, 1944. Had six children:
a.) RUTH ANN WELCH born March 25, 1946 b.) ROBERTA LYNN WELCH born Feb 5, 1948 c.) BETTY JO WELCH born Aug 9, 1949 d.) VERNON T. WELCH, JR. born Dec. 14, 1953
e.) JOHN LELAND WELCH born April 30, 1958 f.) CHARLES EDWARD WELCH born Sept 20, 1959
3.) EMILY JEAN WELCH born March 13, 1925 died unkn married Simeon Pate, Jr. born May 1, 1924, died
unkn. Married on July 31, 1942. Had five children:
a.) SIMEON TERRELL PATE, III born Dec 8, 1944 b.) TAMARA JOY PATE born Aug 21, 1947 c.) TERESA ANN PATE born Nov 9, 1948 d.) TIMOTHY ALLEN PATE born May 11, 1952 in Tripoli, Libya e.) PANDORA JEAN PATE born Oct 6, 1954 in Tullahoma, TN C) EDWARD GLENN THOMAS born Sept 1, 1900 died Dec 25, 1959 married Arlisle Charollet Farver born Jan 6, 1902 died Dec 25, 1959 married on July 13, 1921. Had one son:
1.) EDWARD GLENN THOMAS, JR., born Feb 4, 1923 died unkn married unkn on April 19, 1947. Divorced. Had two children: a.) AUDREY ARLISLE THOMAS born Nov 7, 1948 b.) LORRAINE THERESA THOMAS born Aug 2, 1950 EDWARD GLENN THOMAS, JR. 2ND marriage to Joan Reed born unkn in Texas. Married on April 3, 1952. Had three children: a.) CHRIS THOMAS born March, 1953 b.) STEVEN EDWARD THOMAS born Jan 8, 1954 c.) JEFFREY CLANCY THOMAS born April 18, 1958 EDWARD GLENN THOMAS 2nd marriage to Anna Florence Naughton born Feb 2, 1904 died Aug 5, 1942. Had three children:
1.) THERESA ANN THOMAS born Aug 27, 1931 Married Clarence Eugene Phillips, Jr., born Jan 7, 1931. Married on Jan 15, 1955. Had two children: a.) LYNN MARIE PHILLIPS born Jan 18, 1956
b.) CLARENCE EUGENE PHILLIPS III born Nov 16, 1958 2.) JAMES NAUGHTON THOMAS born Sept 17, 1934 married Patti Jane Artherburn. Had two children: a.) JOY ANN THOMAS born July 9, 1958
b.) UNKNOWN SON born Jan 1, 1961 3.) FRANCIS GLENN THOMAS born Oct 10, 1937 EDWARD GLENN THOMAS 3rd marriage to Myrtle Agnes Grady born June 27, 1904 died unkn. Married on Feb 12, 1945. Had no children.
D) ERNEST HARLAND THOMAS born April 11, 1902 died unkn married Bernice Imogene Wright born Sept 18, 1909 died unkn. Married on July 28, 1928. Had one daughter: 1.) KARAH IMOGENE THOMAS born June 26, 1941 married Houston Corbin Ker, born March 4, 1941. Married on Sept 8, 1961. Had one son: a.) HOUSTON HARLAND KER born June 1, 1963
IV) EDWARD IRVIN THOMAS born Sept 2, 1869 died May 10, 1959 married Nina Maria Robertson, born Dec 15, 1872, died April 23, 1940. Married in 1898 at the family home in Terrence (spelling?) Prairie, east of Centralia, IL. Had three children:
A) ALICE MARIE THOMAS born Dec 22, 1899 died unkn. On June 5, 1933 married Charles A. Menit born May 11, 1881 died unkn. Had no children.
B) ROBERT HOWARD THOMAS born Oct 7, 1907 died unkn married Rose Ann unkn born Dec 31, 1901 died unkn. Married on Sept 23, 1943. Had no children.
C) JOHN GERALD THOMAS born Oct 9, 1909 died unkn married Jewel Angelia Cox born Sept 11, 1911 died unkn. Married Jan 7, 1933 in Venice, CA. Had three children: 1.) JOHN GERALD THOMAS, JR., born June 19, 1935 married on July 12, 1958 Mary Jacqueline Steineberg born June 12, 1941. Had three children: a.) Adopted son JOHN SCOTT THOMAS born April 17, 1962. Adopted May 10, 1962 in Eugene OR b.) Adopted son HEBBIE LYNN THOMAS born April 9, 1964. Adopted on April 22, 1964 in Portland, OR c.) MICHAEL ALAN THOMAS born Nov 24, 1964 Salem, OR
2.) BOYD ARTHUR THOMAS born April 21, 1937 Portland, OR married Louise Elizabeth Louis born April 24, 1938 Manila, Philippines. Married on June 13, 1959 in San Jose, CA. Had three children: a.) GREGORY ARTHUR THOMAS born May 6, 1960 in Canellas, OR b.) PAMELA SUZANNE THOMAS born May 6, 1961 c.) CATHLEEN THOMAS born Oct 4, 1965 3.) MARIE JEWEL THOMAS born Oct 24, 1939 married Lawrence Ficken June 8, 1963 at 8:00 PM at the Methodist Church in Portland, OR. Lawrence Ficken was born Jan 17, 1935. Had one daughter:
a.) ELIZABETH ANGELIA FICKEN born Dec 23, 1966 Kaiserslautern, Germany

V) HATTIE BIRCH THOMAS born Aug 9, 1871 died an infant Nov 29, 1871 at the age of three months.

VI) FRANK BURT THOMAS born Oct 1, 1877 died April 22, 1925 married Emma Grace Saunders, born August 19, 1877, died Aug 23, 1955. Frank Burt Thomas took over the coffin business that Leroy Thomas began in his furniture store, turning it into a funeral home business. Had two children:
A) KENNETH E. THOMAS born April 14, 1905 died March 16, 1949 married Shirley Davis Guenard born Dec 13, 1904 on July 14, 1927. Had two children:
1.) KENNETH E. THOMAS, JR. born Jan 9, 1930 married Helen Doris Kersh born May 30, 1931. Had three children:
a.) (private) born Jan 31, 1954 married (private)born Rye, NY Aug 4, 1979. Had one son:
i.) (private) born June 14, 1982
b.) (private) born Feb 15, 1955 married (private)Sept 12, 1981
c.) (private)born March 27, 1959 2.) MARGARET SHIRLEY THOMAS born May 25, 1934 in Hammond, LA. On Oct 23, 1955 married Sidney J. Rundell born Aug 11, 1929 Seattle, WA. Had two children:
a.) (private)born Sept 9, 1959
b.) (private)born May 4, 1961 On Feb 20, 1982 married Keever M. James, Jr. born unkn.
B) CAROLL SAUNDERS THOMAS born Feb 2, 1907 died Sept 30,
1970 married Carye Adelene Turley born Jan 8, 1909, died Jan 31,
1964. Had one son:
1.) FRANK BURT THOMAS II born Sept 23, 1936. Married May 26, 1957 (private) born Aug 31, 1936 died
unkn. Divorced. Had two daughters:
a.) (private) born July 30, 1960
b.) (private)born May 29, 1964
FRANK BURT THOMAS II 2nd marriage to unkn. Had no children

GENERATION 10 - CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS

CHARLES SHERMAN THOMAS

Son of Leroy Thomas and Ellen Frink born May 18, 1865, died Nov 3, 1918. Married Cora Ann Reeves born June 29, 1866, died June 13, 1952.
Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves had four children:

I) ANNA MAY THOMAS born June 8, 1888 died March 8, 1972 married Edward H. Myers born April 13, 1872 died March 8, 1943 had five children:
A) EVELYN MYERS born June 23, 1915 died Dec 20, 1966
B) CORA MAY MYERS born June 17, 1918 died unkn
C) CHARLES EDWARD MYERS born March 17, 1920 died June 6, 1920
D) BLANCHE L. MYERS born Dec 18, 1922 died unkn
E) RUTH IRENE MYERS born Oct 6, 1927 Shreveport, LA

II) LEROY THOMAS born July 17, 1900 died Dec 10, 1980 married Ethel Rushing born Feb 3, 1902 died Jan 9, 1970. Had no children

III) ETTA RUTH THOMAS born May 28, 1906 died Oct 28, 1961 Hammond, LA married Elga Joseph Guillory born Sept 26, 1900 died Aug 9, 1971 Hammond, LA. Married on May 29, 1923. Had nine children:
A) ELEANOR KATHRYN GUILLORY born Jan 27, 1924 died March 22, 2009 5:10 am EST.
B) CHARLES ELGA GUILLORY born Nov 13, 1927 died unkn
C) (private) born Nov 17, 1929
D) ELLIS LEON GUILLORY born Dec 14, 1932 died Nov 1, 1969
E) LOIS MARIE GUILLORY born Nov 13, 1935 died unkn
F) MARGARET ANN GUILLORY born Dec 30, 1937 died Dec 31, 2006 G) WILLARD EDWARD GUILLORY born Sept 27, 1940
H) JOSEPH EUGENE GUILLORY born July 29, 1942 died unkn, infant, burned by scalding water.
I) (private) born July 11, 1944

IV) WILLARD HAROLD THOMAS born Sept 6, 1909 died May 11, 1981 married Esther Marie Delaneuville born Oct 1, 1909 Reserve, LA. Had one daughter:
A) DIANE MARIE THOMAS b Nov 19, 1935 married Elmo Joseph C Cousson born Jan 5, 1932. Had one son:
1.) (private)born April 5, 1959 New Orleans, LA

GENERATION 11 - ANNA MAY THOMAS

ANNA MAY THOMAS

Daughter of Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves born June 8, 1888 died March 8, 1972 married Edward H. Myers born April 13, 1872 died March 8, 1943
Anna May Thomas and Edward H. Myers had five children:

I) EVELYN MYERS born June 23, 1915 Hammond, LA married James Derickson born Sept 25, 1912 Desoto, MO died Dec 20, 1966, buried at Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, MO. Had no children.

II) CORA MAY MYERS born June 17, 1918 Birmingham, AL married Eugene Lewis born unkn died unkn. Had no children.

III) CHARLES EDWARD MYERS born Birmingham, AL March 17, 1920 died June 6, 1920.

IV) BLANCHE L. MYERS born Dec 18, 1922 Shreveport, LA died unknown, married unkn Malone born unkn died unkn. Had one son:
A) (private)born Aug 19, 1943 Shreveport, LA.
BLANCHE MYERS second marriage to Alonza B. Lewis born Feb 4, 1918 Texas died unkn. Had no children.

V) RUTH IRENE MYERS born Oct 6, 1927 Shreveport, LA married Ernest Mericle born March 29, 1914 died unkn. Divorced Ernest Mericle on Nov 26, 1969 at 1:00 pm. Married second husband, W. D. Dupree at 3:00 pm the same day. Had two children:
A) (private)born July 30, 1952 married (private) born May 20, 1951. Had two daughters:
1.) (private)born Dec 28, 1975
2.) (private) born July 30, 1981
B) (private)born Dec 27, 1955 married Beth Lynelle Green, born Dec 20, 1957. Had one son:
1.) (private) born July 30, 1981
Ruth Irene Myers second marriage to (private)



GENERATION 11 - LEROY THOMAS

LEROY THOMAS

Son of Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves, born July 17, 1900, died Dec 10, 1980. Married Ethel Rushing born Feb 3, 1902 died Jan 9, 1970.
Leroy Thomas and Ethel Rushing had no children.


GENERATION 11 - ETTA RUTH THOMAS

ETTA RUTH THOMAS

Daughter of Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves, Etta Ruth Thomas was born May 28, 1906, died Oct 28, 1961 Hammond, LA married Elga Joseph Guillory
born Sept 26, 1900, died Aug 9, 1971 Hammond, LA. Married on May 29, 1923
Etta Ruth Thomas and Elga Joseph Guillory had nine children:

I) ELEANOR KATHRYN GUILLORY born Jan 27, 1924 Hammond, LA, died Sunday, March 22, 2009 5:10 am EST Waterford Place Nursing Home, Kokomo, IN, buried Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, IN, Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm, married Marion Dennis Chain, Jr, son of Marion Dennis Chain and Georgia Gladys McDonald, born Feb 28, 1920 died Feb 8, 1990 Plymouth, IN Buried Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak, IN. Had two children:
A) (private) born Oct 10, 1945 Hammond, LA
B) (private) born May 10, 1947 Hammond, LA

II) CHARLES ELGA GUILLORY born Nov 13, 1927 died unkn Alvin, TX, married Colleen Miller born unkn died unkn Alvin, TX. Had three children:
(private)
III) (private) born Nov 17, 1929 married (private) born April 14, 1930. Had 4 children:
IV) ELLIS LEON GUILLORY born Dec 14, 1932 died Nov 1, 1969 married Laura Elizabeth Miller born Sept 10, 1934 died unkn. Had three children: (private)
V) LOIS MARIE GUILLORY (Dr. misspelled name as “Loyce” on birth cert, was later legally changed to “Lois”) born Nov 13, 1935 died unkn married Walter Carson Effler born Jan 3, 1930 died July 22, 1981 Saudi Arabia. Had three children:
(private)
LOIS MARIE GUILLORY 2nd marriage Frank Joseph Graziano born Feb 14, 1910 died July 28, 1980. Had three children: (private)
VI) MARGARET ANN GUILLORY born Dec 30, 1937 died Dec 31, 2006, married Alfredo Barrera Beeville, TX, died May, 1970. Had one son: (private)
MARGARET ANN GUILLORY 2nd marriage (private)
MARGARET ANN GUILLORY 3rd marriage in CA to (private)
VII) WILLARD EDWARD GUILLORY (private) b Hammond, LA

VIII) JOSEPH EUGENE GUILLORY born July 29, 1942 Hammond, LA died March 14, 1943 Hammond, LA

GENERATION 11 - WILLARD HAROLD THOMAS

WILLARD HAROLD THOMAS

Son of Charles Sherman Thomas and Cora Ann Reeves born Sept 6, 1909, died May 11, 1981 married Esther Marie Delaneuville born Oct 1, 1909 Reserve, LA.
Willard Harold Thomas and Esther Marie Delaneuville had one child:

I) DIANE MARIE THOMAS born Nov 19, 1935 married Elmo Joseph Cousson, born Jan 5 1932. Diane Thomas and Elmo Joseph Cousson had one son:
A) GLENN JOSEPH COUSSON (private)

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