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Thomas Rule
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1761
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1846
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA

Thomas Rule, son of, Samuel and Sarah (Robinson) Rule. Phoebe Byram is the daughter of Edward and Phoebe Ann (Coe) Byram.

Occupation: Miller and Owned Mills
Near Millersburg, Bourbon county, Kentucky.
Sheriff of Bourbon county.

Thomas Rule siblings are:

Matthew Rule
James Rule
Andrew Rule
Samuel Rule

Thomas Rule married Phoebe Byram on 1781 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.

Thomas Rule and Phoebe Byram children are:

John Rule b. 1784
Edward Byram Rule b. 1785
Jane Rule b. 1789
Sally Rule b. 1791
Thomas Jefferson Rule b. 1793
Mary (Polly) Rule b. 1795
Anna Mariah Rule b. 1797
Lovicy Rule b. 1800
Lewis A. Rule b. Abt. 1803
Ann Rule b. 1808
America B. Rule b. 1811

On November 13, 1833, aged 72, he enlisted in 1778, and entered into Captain John Smart's Company of Pennsylvania militia from Westmoreland County in said state as a substitue for one Isaac Miller who had been drafted for a tour of 3 months and marched to a place called Manunces Mill where the magazine and store house was kept and where we were stationed for 3 months and was dischareged by Lt. Col. Mounce whe had the command at that place.

Thomas Rule is listed in "Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky" by Quisenberry in a list titled "Mercer County Pensioners under the Act of June 7, 1832 as "Thomas Rule, Private on the North Carolina Line-$40."

Thomas was Lieutenant Colonel and Commander of the 47th Regiment of the Cornstalk Militia of Bourbon county Kentucky in October 1804. Brothers, Andrew, Matthew and Samuel were also officers. Thomas as also lised as a Private from Sept.-Oct. 1812 in the roll of Captain Hambleton's Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia in the War of 1812 as was his son Edward. Matthew and James, brothers of Thomas, also served.

On 24 May 1817 they joined the Shakers and moved from Bourbon County Kentucky to Pleasant Hill 4 December 1817. Also joining the Shakers were 6 of their daughters Phoebe Byram's brother Benjamin and 2 of his daughters. In his will Edward Byram left daughter Phoebe only $1.00 since any money she received would have had to be given to the Church.

On Page 64 in The Bigoraphical Register of the Shaker Society, Pleasant Hill, Mercer County, Kentucky describes Thomas Rule as follows: He "believed" 24 May 1817. His residence was Bourbon county Kentucky and he moved to Pleasant Hill 4 December 1817 and deceased in the Junior Order 28 Dec. 1846. This record verifies his date of birth and birthplace. This register also records Phebe joined the Shaker coummuntiy on 24 May 1817, took up residence at Pleasant Hill 4 Dec. 1817, removed from the Junior Order 3 Dec. 1838 and deceased 2 Jan. 1941.

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
Family links: 
  Phebe Byram Rule (1766 - 1841)*
  Jane Rule (1789 - 1841)*
  Sally Rule (1791 - 1846)*
  Mary Polly Rule Miller (1795 - 1848)*
  Anna Mariah Rule (1797 - 1836)*
  Loicy Rule (1800 - 1847)*
  Ann Rule (1808 - 1826)*
  America B. Rule (1811 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Shaker Cemetery
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Yvette Aune
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35722602
Thomas Rule
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- susanews
 Added: Jan. 24, 2016
Thank You for serving our country many times over.
- Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009

- Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009
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