Phineas Thomas

Phineas Thomas

Male Abt 1739 -

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  • Name Phineas Thomas 
    Born Abt. 1739  Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • These traditional accounts are called into question by the marriage document, "Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821," reproduced below!

      http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/thomas/17877/

      "Phineas Thomas, born 1739 in Wales, married Elizabeth Smith, born 1743, also in Wales. After immigrating to America, they lived a little while in Pennsylvania, then moved to Kentucky. After their children were grown, Phineas and Elizabeth returned to Pennsylvania where they later died. A son, Ephraim, raised a large family in Kentucky, but also later returned to Pennsylvania. . . ."

      Excerpts from: "Biographical Memoirs of Hancock County, Indiana," compiled by B.F. Bowen, Logansport, Indiana, 1902, page 744:

      "Paternally the Thomas family is of Welsh origin. The subject's grandfather, Phineas Thomas, was born in Wales and there married Elizabeth Smith, who, with several children, accompanied him to America early in the Colonial period. Phineas Thomas at first located in Pennsylvania, but later, hearing glowing accounts of the rich soil of Kentucky country, migrated thither with several other pioneer families and laid claim to a tract of land upon which he erected a small cabin and made a few improvements.

      At that time the "dark and bloody ground" was the common battlefield of numerous hostile tribes, all of which in an early day combined for the purpose of driving the hated white settlers from the land. It was during one of the most terrible periods that the Thomas family settled on the disputed territory. Fearing that massacre would eventually overtake them, as it had so many of the pioneers of Kentucky, Mr. Thomas, during a lull in the war, loaded his family and a few belongings on a wagon and returned without serious hindrance to Pennsylvania where he and wife died a great many years ago.

      They reared a family consisting of the following children: Ephraim, Phineas, Deborah, who married John Smith, John and James, all of whom are long since dead."

    • GenWeb: "Mason County, Kentucky Tax List, 1793, surname "Thomas":

      David
      Ephriam
      John
      Levi
      Phineas"


      Kentucky Tax Lists, 1799-1801, Mason County, surname "Thomas":

      David 1800
      Emphraim 10 Jun 1800
      Jacob (deceased) 1800
      John 10 Jun 1800
      Philemon 1800
      Phinehas 6/10/1800
      Plummer 6/10/1800
      Thomas 1800

    • http://kykinfolk.com/mason/bk1groom.html

      Mason County marriages: "Daniel Brown & Mary Gulgrace, m. 23 Jul 1803, Bondsman: Phineas Thomas."
    Gender Male 
    Died Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20865  Complete
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Unknown Thomas 
    Mother Unknown 
    Family ID F8743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Harper,   b. Abt. 1743, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Oct 1765  Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pennsylvania Marriages, 1700-1821: "Phineas Thomas & Elizabeth Harper, m. 21 Oct 1865."
    Children 
     1. Levi Thomas,   b. Bef. 1765, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1796, David, Floyd County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    +2. Ephraim J. Thomas,   b. Abt. 1765, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1845, Rush County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Deborah Thomas,   b. Abt. 1769, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. John Thomas,   b. Abt. 1771, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1809, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    +5. Phineaus Thomas,   b. 20 May 1771, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1849, Brown, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. James Thomas,   b. 29 Apr 1773, Pennsylvania Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1808, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     7. Thomas Thomas,   b. Bef. 1780, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Plummer Thomas,   b. Bef. 1780, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F6131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Oct 1765 - Pennsylvania Colony Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Title Page, 'A Trace of Thomas,' by Mabel M Dodele
    Title Page, "A Trace of Thomas," by Mabel M Dodele

    World Catalog: Mabel M. Dodele, "A Trace of Thomas" (Independence, OR: M.M. Dodele, 1984).

    "Summary: Phineas Thomas married Elizabeth Smith and immigrated from Wales to Redstone, Pennsylvania, probably between 1760 and 1780, later moving to Bourbon County, Kentucky. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Oregon and elsewhere."

    ["A Trace of Thomas" is available on microfiche at the LDS Church, Salt Lake City and can be viewed online (requires a password of a Church member for access) at Family History Centers.]
    Elizabeth Harper (1743- ) Marriages
    Elizabeth Harper (1743- ) Marriages

    Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, p. 129

    This source contradicts the account as cited above in "Biographical Memoirs of Hancock County, Indiana," compiled by B.F. Bowen, (Logansport, IN, 1902), page 744," and later accounts, including that of Mabel M. Dodele, "A Trace of Thomas" (Independence, OR: M.M. Dodele, 1984).

    (These county histories were often inaccurate and/or incomplete, since they were based on stories handed down over several generations.)