Saturday, March 5, 2011

Surname Saturday - Thomas

Jesse Thomas and Rebecca

Jesse Thomas was born about 1802 in South Carolina or Georgia. His parents are unknown. Rebecca was born about 1807 in Georgia. Her maiden name and her parents are both unknown.

Jesse and Rebecca were listed in the 1840 census in Murray County, Georgia with 2 sons under 5, 1 daughter under 5 and 2 daughters between 10-15. In 1850, Jesse and Rebecca were living in nearby Lumpkin County, Georgia with five children age 2 - 14 and by 1860 they were back in Murray County.

Jesse probably died before 1870 as Rebecca was living in Logan County, Kentucky near her daughter, Margaret. Her son, Daniel, was living with her along with grandson, John Echols, and possible grandson, James Thomas. Rebecca probably died before 1880, at least she hasn't been located in that census.

Jesse and Rebecca's children:
Mary was born 14 Jun 1828 in Georgia. She married James M. Echols on 16 Jan 1845 in Forsyth County, Georgia and they had one son. Mary died on 22 Aug 1899 and was buried in Friendship Cemetery in Forsyth County.

William was born about 1836 in Georgia. He and Margaret were both listed as age 14 in 1850 but it is not known for sure if they were twins.

Margaret E. was born about 1836 in Georgia. She married John R. Petty on 20 Sep 1857 in Whitfield County, Georgia and they had 10 children. Margaret died on 28 Jul 1876 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

Nancy was born about 1840 in Georgia.

Oliver P. was born about 1845 in Georgia.

Daniel W. was born about 1848 in Georgia. 

There was an unidentified daughter and also an unidentified son based on the 1840 census. 


Jesse and Rebecca were my 3rd great-grandparents through their daughter, Margaret. For sources and additional information, click on the links above. If you have a connection to this family leave a comment here or e-mail me. 

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