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TomSam (#46774273)
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Bio Photo I've been an amateur genealogist and historian since I was a teenager and a professional librarian since 1994. Of particular interest are Ohio and Kentucky.
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re: Magdaline Putnam Thomas
Though the Putman/Putnam genealogies seem to point toward a Maddeline Putman who married a Ben Thomas, and who later died in a house fire where she returned to the house to rescue valuables, and became trapped, I have some increasing doubt that the Ben Thomas who married "Maddeline" is a brother of John. I also wonder if the Benjamin and Magdalene that are buried in the cemetery that you and I have been discussing, is this same family (though a story about the family has been perhaps improperly attributed to the Ben and Maddeline Thomas family). In ALL of the accountings of the children of Ben and Maddeline, there is no mention of an Ashfaird, or Ormes or Peter Thomas. There is some reference that I've found to a Benjamin Thomas born in Wales and Married in Wales who later moved to the US.
Added by CC-Genealogy on Apr 18, 2016 8:44 AM
re: Magdaline Putnam Thomas
Thanks for taking the effort to get the photo of the name on the Monument.
I am still attempting to contact someone who may have at least a copy of a transcription (and hopefully a print of the original) of the WILL of Peter Putman, father of Catherine Putman, wife of John Thomas; and "Maddeline, wife of Ben Thomas of Scioto, Ohio"; to see if someone has misread the script that the original document was written in.

Thank you again for your work!
Added by CC-Genealogy on Apr 17, 2016 2:51 PM
re: Magdaline Putnam Thomas
By the way, thanks in advance for volunteering to get a better photo of Maddeline/Magdalene's monument. I hope there is some lettering on the monument that is still able to be read.
Added by CC-Genealogy on Apr 11, 2016 8:52 AM
re: Magdaline Putnam Thomas
I know that John Jacob Putman, son of John Jacob Putman Sr and Magdalena Fleet, wrote about his paternal grandfather in "History of Tarrant & Parker Counties of Texas (published 1895). I'm wondering if some name confusion happened? I'm attempting to discover if Maddeline/Magdaline's father's will tells us the name Maddeline (as it seems to be the source of the information that Maddeline married Ben Thomas of Scioto, Ohio).
My family line is descended from John Thomas, who married Catherine Putman (supposedly John and Ben are brothers, and Catherine and Maddeline are sisters, so clearing up any possible problems with these assumptions is vital).

Of course, the Putman vs Putnam surname has always been a stumbling block, but there seems to be enough references to Peter Putman/Putnam and Mary Good/Goode as the parents of both Catherine and Maddeline, that the variation on the spelling of the name is almost expected.
Added by CC-Genealogy on Apr 11, 2016 8:49 AM
Faye McCranie
Amy Dutiel McCarty & Edward
May I have permission to use the awesome photo of Amie & Edward in the horse & carriage for my family tree.
Added by Faye McCranie on Jan 12, 2016 6:43 PM
Elbert Carter
amily web sight
Hi Thom this is Elbert Carter you sent me an invite to the adkins family web sight some time back and my mind is at a blank . could you please send me the name so I can add some more pictures to it ..... I'm LuLa Mea McFarland's Nephew .Thanks so much . Thank you .
Have a wonderful holiday season.

Best Regards,
Added by Elbert Carter on Nov 26, 2015 5:50 AM
Geneva Enz
Thank you for the information on Geneva. It's very much appreciated. Geneva & her family are a part of my family genealogy.
Added by Timeless on Jul 20, 2015 2:11 PM
Re: Elizabeth Evans
Hi southerblueeyes,

I have updated Elizabeth's memorial with the information for both of her marriages. I gave you credit for your abstract pointing out that she had been married twice. Her maiden has been corrected.

Thanks and have a great week,
Added by Karen on Mar 02, 2015 11:56 PM
Bruce Myers
RE: Noel/Feurt in Scioto Co., OH
Thanks Tom. I had an feeling you and Rosemary knew each other. I will contact her at the address you so kindly provided. Thanks for all your work in Scioto Co.! Bruce.
Added by Bruce Myers on Nov 12, 2013 2:42 PM
Bruce Myers
Noel/Feurt in Scioto Co., OH
TomSam: Would you happen to know Rosemary V. Crabtree, a Scioto Co. CGRS? She may have helped you with the Lucas Cemetery inventory in 1987. She helped me incalculably in the mid-1990's in researching this line. If you see her, tell her hello and thanks for helping to piece together my Scioto ancestors! Bruce H. Myers.
Added by Bruce Myers on Nov 09, 2013 9:31 AM
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