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 Isaac “Big Shoulders” Thomas, Sr

Isaac “Big Shoulders” Thomas, Sr

Birth
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Death 30 Oct 1818 (aged 82–83)
Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 71075932 · View Source
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Indian Trader with the Cherokee; had trading post at Chota by 1755; probably had a Cherokee wife and children due to time spent in the Nation; married his "white" wife on 11 June 1780 - Elizabeth Isabella Belle (Massengill) Timothy, a widow. Had 8 children by Belle; Was active in the Rev War (Kings Mountain) and Indian wars; Warned by Nancy Ward, the Beloved Woman of the Cherokee when Dragging Canoe went on the warpath, and he and another trader warned the settlers; First settler of Sevierville, TN; First court of Sevier Co., TN was held in his house.

SPOUSE 1: possible CHEROKEE wife:
Elizabeth Mulligan (dates unknown), who may have married a Goins after she and Isaac split.

possible "CHEROKEE" CHILDREN:
Jesse Jaysee Thomas (b. bet. 1755/1757 - d. ?)
John Thomas (b. bet. 1755/1757 - d. ?)

SPOUSE 2: Elizabeth Isabella Belle (Massengill) Timothy - his "white" wife.
"White" CHILDREN:
General Isaac Thomas, Jr. (1784-1859) <22614805>
Lucretia (Thomas) Wear (1784-1830)
John H. Jackie Thomas (1794-1875)
Elizabeth (Thomas) Ellis Porter (1795-1831)
Henry M. Thomas (1798-1871)
Dennis M. Thomas (1800-1873)
Ellis Thomas (dates unknown)
Elsie Ailsie Else (Thomas) Eppler (dates unknown).



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  • Created by: Lisa Hale
  • Added: 9 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71075932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac “Big Shoulders” Thomas, Sr (1735–30 Oct 1818), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71075932, citing Thomas Family Cemetery, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Hale (contributor 46633361) .