|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1784|
North Carolina, USA
1784 - Born in North Carolina to STEPHEN THOMAS and his wife, MARY COVINGTON.
REVULATIONARY WAR PATRIOTS:
His Father: Stephen Thomas (1766-1825) Injured at the Battle of Eutaw Springs
His Paternal Grandfather: William "Ram Billy" Thomas (1741-1800) Served in Continental Congress
His Maternal Grandfather: John Covington (1735-1809) Supported the war effort
1796 abt. - moved to Tennesse with his parents.
1805 - At age 21, john purchased 100 acres adjoining his father's land.
In 1814, at age 29, John was a sergeant in Captain Neblett's Co., 1st Reg't., West Tennessee Militia in the WAR OF 1812. He then served as a Corporal in Capt. Robert Edmonston's Co., 1st (Dyer's) Regt. Mounted Gunmen, Tennessee Volunteers.
1814 - John married Sarah Terrell in Wayne County, Mississippi.
1817 - John was thought to have served as 3rd Sergeant in the militia against the Creek Indians under Major Gen. Andrew Jackson.
1820 Census - Mississippi shows John living in Covington County, Mississippi
1827-1828 - Representative for Jones County, Mississippi
1836-1837 - Representative for Jasper County, Mississippi
1840-1844 - Mississippi State Senator for Jasper, Smith, Newton & Scott Counties. John was a Democrat in his political views and advocated states' rights.
1850 - Residence, Jasper County, Mississippi
1860 - Residence, Bradley County, Arkansas
27 Oct 1861 - Will was written; Bradley Co., Arkansas
7 Jan 1862 - Will was probated; Bradley Co., Arkansas
JOHN & SARAH'S CHILDREN:
1) Stephen Terral Thomas (1817-1850)
2) Susanna (Thomas) Anderson (1819-1902)
3) John Thomas 1822-1908)
4) Rev. William Wade Thomas(1824-1917)
5) Mary Ann "Polly" (Thomas) Eager (1825-1915)
6) Sarah B. (Thomas) 1st Miles,2nd Covington (1828-1904)
7) Julia Narcissus (Thomas) Perry (1829-1900)
8) James Stephen Thomas, Sr. (1832-1901)
9) Jane (Thomas) Bownds (1835-1925)
10)George Washington Thomas (1837-1861)
11)Edward Thomas (1839-1866)
12)Martha Jane (Thomas) Lindsey, Williams (1841-1923)
BURIAL: According to family he is buried in Rowell Cemetery which was the Thomas Cemetery in Cleveland County (earlier Bradley County).
Stephen Thomas (1765 - 1825)
Mary Covington Thomas (1766 - 1825)
Sarah Terrell Thomas (1801 - 1870)*
William Wade Thomas (1821 - 1893)*
Mary Ann Thomas Eager (1825 - 1915)*
Sarah B. Thomas Covington (1828 - 1904)*
Julia Narcissa Thomas Perry (1830 - 1880)*
James Stephen Thomas (1832 - 1901)*
Jane Thomas Bownds (1835 - 1925)*
Martha Jane Thomas Williams (1841 - 1923)*
John Covington Thomas (1784 - 1861)
Rigdon Thomas (1804 - 1884)*
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Dec 05, 2012
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