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 Isaac “Big Shoulders” Thomas Sr.

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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

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)
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).

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)
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 ID: 71075932
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71075932/isaac-thomas: accessed ), memorial page for Isaac “Big Shoulders” Thomas Sr. (1735–30 Oct 1818), Find a Grave Memorial ID 71075932, citing Thomas Family Cemetery, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Lisa Hale (contributor 46633361) .