|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1811|
South Carolina, USA
Obituary of Jane (Black) Thomas, Carolina Gazette (Charleston, South Carolina) Saturday, 25 May 1811, original in Charleston Library Society Library, South Carolina.
DIED, on the 16th of April, in the 91st year of her age, Mrs. Jane Thomas, wife of Col. John Thomas. She was descended from respectable parents of the name of Black, in the state of Pennsylvania, was an useful member of society, and a pious christian of the Presbyterian persuasion, The husband of her youth is left, dove like, to lament his irreparable loss, and though old and decriped, he feels it most sensibly--Her children, grand-children and great- grand children, are very numerous; while they lament their loss, they are consoled with the hope that she is gone to the friend of sinners Jesus Christ. She was a sincere and spirited whig. In the year 1779, when the tories attacked the house of her husband, to get at a magazine kept there, she cooperated with her son and son-in-law in guarding it. While they fired on the assailants, she advanced in front of them, with a sword in her hand and dared them to come on. They were intimidated and retired. She steadily refused to drink any tea after the revolutionary war commenced, saying "it was the blood of some of the poor men who first fell in the war." She enjoyed good health throughout her long life, lived on a spare diet, with frequent draughts of butter-milk, but never took any physic.
John Thomas (1718 - 1811)*
Abram Thomas (1745 - 1781)*
Robert Thomas (1747 - 1781)*
John Thomas (1751 - 1819)*
Ann Thomas McJunkin (1757 - 1826)*
William Davies Thomas (1764 - 1814)*
Note: Cenotaph located at Croft State Park, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina
Col. John Thomas Family Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Leonard J. McCown
Originally Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82127940
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