Phineaus Thomas

Phineaus Thomas

Male 1771 - 1849  (78 years)

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

      Thomas, David
      Thomas, Ephriam
      Thomas, John
      Thomas, Levi
      Thomas, 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
    Born 20 May 1771  Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Aug 1849  Brown, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find-A-Grave:

      "Birth: May 20, 1771
      Somerset County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: Aug. 7, 1849
      Hancock County
      Indiana, USA

      Died at age 78 years.

      Son of Phineas & Elizabeth Thomas.

      He married Hannah McComas on June 3, 1798 in Fayette Co., KY.

      They were the parents of 9 children:
      Martha, Elizabeth, Margaret, Nancy, Alfred, John, David, Ephraim and Taylor W."
    Notes 
    • http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/k/i/d/Reiley-Kidd/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1908.html

      "Phineas Thomas (b. May 20, 1771, d. August 07, 1849)

      Phineas Thomas (son of Phineas Thomas and Elizabeth) was born May 20, 1771 in PA, and died August 07, 1849 in Hancock Co., IN. He married Hannah McComas on June 30, 1798 in Probably in Fayette Co., KY, daughter of George McComas and Martha Taylor.

      Includes NotesNotes for Phineas Thomas: Being researched by Cindy LeMaster of Walla Walla, WA, who writes:

      'I am descended from Phineas Thomas, through his son Ephraim through his son David through his son Charles through his son William John through his daughter Emma Ellen through her daughter Crystal through her daughter Lois then to me--Cindy. . . .

      His date of birth comes from "A Trace of Thomas," citing the Phineas Thomas family bible.

      The place of his birth comes from the 1850 mortality schedule for Hancock Co., IN, according to that reference.It also says that he and his family came to KY at the age of 19, "being about the year 1784, and underwent the hardships of a Daniel Boone life."

      He moved his family from Mason Co., KY to Clermont Co., OH by 1809, and then to Rush Co., IN in 1821 or 1822, where he was one of the original landowners.

      He later moved to Hancock Co., IN, in 1836. No land records found there yet, through 1837.Terri Gorden, reference librarian in Hancock writes, "I have consulted the book: Early Landowners of Hancock County, Indiana: Part One -- Original Purchasers from USA; Part Two Early Land Owners 1828-1837.There is no mention of a Phineas Thomas."

      His will is found in Hancock Co., IN WB A, p. 20.

      From Sue __, Hancock Co., IN lookup volunteer ,ktscarlett5@home.com:
      He and many of his descendants are buried in the Willow Branch cemetery, now known as the Pleasant Hill cemetery.His inscription says: "d. 7 Aug. 1849, 78y"

      Cemetery Description:
      "The Willow Branch Cemetery, also known as Pleasant Hill, is in section thirty-six located about one-hundred yeards west of the town of Willow Branch's Main Street.It appears that the burials of Phineas Thomas' family members were the beginning of the cemetery in 1843.In 1857 Taylor W. Thomas, son of Phineas, conveyed the land for use as a burial ground.
      There is no other information until 1 Mar 1924 when the Hancock County Commissioners requested a governing body for the cemetery.At that time Taylor B. Thomas was elected President; L.H. Sipe, Vice-President and John Spegal, Secretary-Treasurer.
      Today, the cemetery grounds are well maintained and governed by board members, Dallas Marshall, President and Patsy R. Lewis, Secretary-Treasurer."
      Also, this found in "The Pioneers of Madison and Hancock Counties, Indiana" "Phineas Thomas was born in Kentucky in 1765 and came to Hancock County in 1836, where he resided until his death in 1847; buried at Pleasant Hill or Willow Branch Cemetery.He was a pioneer of Rush County, Indiana also.
      Children's names:Martha, Elizabeth, Margaret, Nancy, Alfred, John, David, Ephraim and Taylor W..He was 82 years of age at the time of his death."
      He's one of those written up in "History of Hancock Co., IN," Greenfield, IN, 1882, p. 108.

      An alternative account, also quite early, is "The Pioneer 1895 History and Genealogy of Madison and Hancock Counties, Indiana," by Samuel Hardin, reprinted in 1977.This reference says, "Phineas Thomas was born in Kentucky in 1765....he was 82 at the time of his death."

      Yet another account says that he was born in Wales, and came to the colonies when he was a little boy.Since he and his father were both Phineas, perhaps this is a telescoping of the information, and Phineas Sr. is the one born in Wales.

      Other early references to Phineas, all from "A Trace of Thomas," are in RK's MS Word document on him."
    Person ID I22782  Complete
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2017 

    Father Phineas Thomas,   b. Abt. 1739, Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Smith,   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 Abt. 1765 
    Family ID F6131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah McComas 
    Married 3 Jun 1798  Fayette County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Ann Thomas,   b. 26 Oct 1800, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1893, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Mary Catherine Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1802, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1826, Rush County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Elizabeth Thomas,   b. 5 Aug 1804, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1849  (Age 45 years)
     4. Margaret Jane Thomas,   b. 9 Jul 1806, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1902  (Age 95 years)
     5. Alfred Thomas,   b. 9 Jul 1808, Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1862, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. Nancy Thomas,   b. 23 Jul 1810, Clermont County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1902, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. John M. Thomas,   b. 30 Aug 1812,   d. 23 Jan 1904, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. David Thomas,   b. 14 Dec 1814, Clermont County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1884, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Ephraim Thomas,   b. 14 Nov 1816, Clermont County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1886, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. James L. Thomas,   b. 25 Sep 1820, Clermont County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1821, Rush County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     11. Taylor Wesley Thomas,   b. 9 Mar 1823, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1880, Brown, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F8674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Phineas Thomas (1771-1849) Land Grant 1822
    Phineas Thomas (1771-1849) Land Grant 1822

    Rush County, IN

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