Elias Nelson Thomas

Elias Nelson Thomas

Male 1855 - Aft 1916  (61 years)

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  • Name Elias Nelson Thomas 
    Born 18 Dec 1855  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Certificate states year of death was "Dec 1851," whereas the U.S. Census 1900 states "Dec 1855."
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft. 1916  Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Directories, 1887-1890, year 1890: "Nelson Thomas, Louden north of 20th, teamster."

      U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1900: "Nelson Thomas, age 44 b. Dec 1855 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, day laborer, m. 1882 Clara J., age 36 b. May 1864 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: Alda 17 b. Oct 1882, Omer 9 b. Mar 1891."

      U.S. Census Ward 13, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1910: "Nelson thomas, age 54 b. abt. 1856 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, laborer-warehouse, wife Jennie, age 45 b. Abt. 1865 Indiana parents b. Indiana; one child b. Indiana: Omar [sic], 18 baker-biscuit company."

    Person ID I14002  Complete
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2017 

    Father Edward Charles Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1815, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1879, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Catherine Moore,   b. 21 Aug 1819, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1879, Maywood, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1838  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana State Library Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850: "Edwin [sic] Thomas & Catherine Moore, m. 30 Aug 1838 Marion County."

      LDS FamilySearch, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992: "Catherine Moore & Edmond [sic] Thomas, m. 30 Aug 1838 Marion County."

      [Catherine Moore's obituary states, "widow of Edward C. Thomas." Census records for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 uniformly show "Edward Thomas."]


    Notes 
    • Indiana Digital Archives, Marion County Superior Court:

      "17 Oct 1879, Edward Thomas, Petitioner & William T. Thames, et al, Petitioners, Civil Case-Partition of Property."
    Family ID F5766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Jennie Bristow,   b. May 1864, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1930  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1881  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Colleection, 1800-1941: "Jennie Bristow, age 17 & Nelson Thomas age 17, m. 23 Nov 1881 Marion County."
    Children 
    +1. Alda Thomas,   b. Oct 1882, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Jan 1937, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Sect. 74 Lot 665 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +2. Omer Thomas,   b. 23 Mar 1891, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1973, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F6124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1855 - Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1881 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft. 1916 - Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1857-1917) affidavit 1916 p. 1
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1857-1917) affidavit 1916 p. 1

    In support of the Civil War widow's pension of Addie Davenport Thomas (1861-1928)

    Elias Nelson Thomas was present at the burial of his brother Robert's first wife, Sarah E. (Sadie) Wilkins and her reburial after grave robbers mistaked her relatively fresh grave for that of a wealthy person, whose stolen body might be ransomed.
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1857-1917) affidavit 1916 p. 2
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1857-1917) affidavit 1916 p. 2

    In support of the Civil War widow's pension of Addie Davenport Thomas (1861-1928)
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919 ) Death Certificate
    Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919 ) Death Certificate

    "Nelson Thomas, 2053 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis, white, married, b. 18 Dec 1851, father: Edward Thomas b. England [sic] mother b. Ireland; d. 10 May 1919; buried Crown Hill Cemetery, 13 May 1919." [other data not legible]

    Ancestry.com

    The entry, "Edward Thomas b. England" tends to confirm that Elias Nelson Thomas was indeed the grandson of Edward Thomas and Elizabeth Shaw.

    Census Records
    U.S. Census Decatur, Marion County, IN 1880:  Thomas Edward Thomas (1854-  )
    U.S. Census Decatur, Marion County, IN 1880: Thomas Edward Thomas (1854- )

    "Edward Thomas, age 26 b. Abt. 1854 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Martha A., age 21 b. Abt. 1859 Indiana, father b. Pennsylvania mother b. Indiana. Brother [Elias] Nelson Thomas, age 24 b. Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farm hand."

    In the adjacent household lived the family of brother "John M. Thomas, age 36 b. 1844 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Lucy S., age 36 b. 1844 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky; four children b. Indiana: Charles E. 10, William 8, Ervin D. 6, George 3. Mother-in-law: Judith Finley, age 74 b. Abt. 1806 Kentucky, father b. Maryland mother b. Virginia, widowed. Two boarders: Levi Mitchell 20, Thomas Bowen 26."
    Thomas Edward Thomas (1854-1924), Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919), & John Miller Thomas (1844-1924 )
    Thomas Edward Thomas (1854-1924), Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919), & John Miller Thomas (1844-1924 )

    U.S. Census Decater, Marion County, IN 1880:

    "John M. Thomas, age 36 b. 1844 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Lucy S., age 36 b. 1844 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky; four children b. Indiana: Charles E. 10, William 8, Ervin D. 6, George 3. Mother-in-law: Judith Finley, age 74 b. Abt. 1806 Kentucky, father b. Maryland mother b. Virginia, widowed. Two boarders: Levi Mitchell 20, Thomas Bowen 26."

    In the adjacent household lived the family of brother "Edward Thomas age 26 b. Abt. 1854 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Martha A., age 21 b. Abt. 1859 Indiana, father b. Pennsylvania mother b. Indiana. Brother [Elias] Nelson, age 24 b. Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farm hand."