Thomas was a shoemaker by trade until he lost his eyesight. There are several records indicating he was a practicing minister after this. His family moved frequently around the counties of Delaware, Madison, Auglaize, Van Wert and Shelby.
No definite burial location has been determined but his wife Sarah Jane died living in Pemberton, Shelby Co., OH and an obit stating her burial took place in DeGraff. It is a strong possibility they are buried together.