John Richard Thomas was born to Owen D. and Emily (Lindsey) Hardin Thomas Feb. 5, 1828 in what is now Marion (then Washington) County, KY. John R. was the grandson of Capt. Lewis and Mary (Davis) Thomas and Thomas, Sr. and Rebecca (Harris) Lindsey. John R. Thomas received a good English education at St. Mary's College, St. Mary, KY. In 1852 he entered law in the office of John Shuck in Lebanon, KY and came to the bar in 1855 but did not practice law until later in life. He farmed until 1861 when he was elected to the KY House of Representatives where he served until 1867. He was noted as one of its ablest members during that perilous time. In January 1871 he became the attorney for the commonwealth in his district and served for one year. At. 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 21, 1859, he married Susan Shuck, 1840-1859, the daughter of John and Lucretia C. (FinleyThomas) Shuck. At 2:00 p.m. the same day--three hours later--Susan died of accidental burning and is buried in Ryder Cemetery at Lebanon, KY. He married secondly to Maria Lindsey, 1840-1920, daughter of Thomas N. Lindsey of Frankfort, KY and they were the parents of: Lindsey Thomas Thomas, 1868-1870; Mayor of Lebanon, Owen Davis Thomas, 1869-1932; Emily (Thomas) Elliott, 1870-1938; Lucy B. (Thomas) Thomas, 1872-1946; John R. Thomas, 1874-1862; and Daniel D. Thomas, c.1876-xxxx. The Hon. John R. Thomas is buried Section C of this cemetery.
Owen D. Thomas (1787 - 1851)
Emily H. Lindsey Thomas (1792 - 1865)
Maria Lindsey Thomas (1840 - 1920)
Susan Shuck Thomas (1840 - 1859)
Lindsey Thomas Thomas (1868 - 1870)*
Owen Davis Thomas (1869 - 1932)*
Emily Thomas Elliott (1870 - 1938)*
Lucy B. Thomas Thomas (1872 - 1946)*
John R. Thomas (1874 - 1962)*
Lewis H. Thomas (1824 - 1855)*
John Richard Thomas (1828 - 1892)
Created by: Gerald & Martha M. Tho...
Record added: Nov 24, 2012
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