Alfred G. Thomas

Alfred G. Thomas

Male 1824 - 1903  (79 years)

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  • Name Alfred G. Thomas 
    Born 16 May 1824  Hardin County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1903  Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary: "Alfred G. Thomas, age 80, 3 Jun 1903 EGAZ, p.2."
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • U.S. Census Harrison, Vigo County, 1850: "Alfred Thomas, age 30 Abt. 1830 Indiana, cooper real estate owned $600, wife Martha, age 25 b. 1825 Illinois; one son b. Indiana: Curtis 2."

      U.S. Census Harrison, Vigo County, 1900: "Alfred Thomas, age 76 Abt. 1824 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky, widower," in the household of his son, Charles Sherman Thomas & Sarah E. Thomas.

    • H. C. Bradsby, "History of Vigo County, Indiana," (Chicago: S. B. Nelson, 1891), p. 956:

      "ALFRED G. THOMAS, farmer and stock-grower, Sugar Creek township, P. O. Macksville, was born May 16, 1824, in Hardin county, Ky., and is a son of Isaac and Mary (Watts) Thomas, natives of Kentucky and of Welsh and Irish descent, former of whom was a tanner and farmer. They came to this county November 16, 1829. The family consisted of eight daughters and five sons, Alfred G. being the third son. He was reared in this county, where he obtained his schooling, and spent his childhood and youth on the farm. Our subject is a regular graduate of the old-fashioned log school-house, and the school which he attended for a time then stood where Centerville now is. There his father farmed and carried on a tanyard for years, but his parents subsequently moved to Harrison township, this county, where Alfred G. also attended school.

      He learned the cooper's trade, which he followed for about thirty years in Harrison township. In 1875 he bought a farm; since when he has devoted most of his time to farming and stock growing. He is now the owner of a well-improved farm in Sugar Creek township, where he resides. . . .

      He has been twice married, the first time to Miss Martha, daughter of Joseph Giesham, and of German descent. Of this union there were six children (five now living): Alva Curtis, Charles, H.F., Mary (wife of G.W. Shank), Ralph L., Nellie (wife of William Murphy).

      Martha Thomas died in 1867, and Mr. Thomas married in 1868, the widow of D.S. Jenks. They have two children: William B. Jenks, and Olive (married M.A. Murphy). Mrs. Thomas is the daughter of Edward and Martha (Meadows) Braden, and of German descent. She is a member of the Methodist Church; Mr. Thomas of the Baptist and in politics, a Republican.

      He is a grandson of General John Thomas, a general in the War of 1812, and who has nine sons, all of whom were soldiers in that war. . . ."




    Person ID I21122  Complete
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 

    Father Isaac Thomas,   b. Abt. 1787, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. 1850-1860, Bond County, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Watts,   b. Abt. 1787, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1852, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1809  Hardin County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850: "Isaac Thomas & Polly Watts, m. 30 Mar 1809 Hardin County."

    • Hardin County Clerk's Office Online Record Search:

      "1809 March 29, Hardin County, KY, Book A, p.31: Bond by Isaac Thomas and George Howard; witness, Jack Thomas; and license issued for the marriage of Isaac Thomas and Miss Polly Watts. 1809 March 30, Book A, p.6: Isaac Thomas and Polly Watts, m. by B. Albert."

    Family ID F8176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha A. Grisham,   b. 28 Aug 1827, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1887, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1847  Vigo County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vigo County, IN Marriages, 1818-1958: "Alfred Thomas & Martha Grissom [sic], m. 31 Mar 1847."
    Children 
     1. Albert Curtis Thomas,   b. Abt. 1848, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1872  (Age ~ 24 years)
    +2. Charles Sherman Thomas,   b. Nov 1850, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1919, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Franklin H. Thomas,   b. Abt. 1853, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ralph Thomas,   b. Abt. 1857, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary A. Thomas,   b. Abt. 1859, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F8185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1824 - Hardin County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1847 - Vigo County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1903 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Alfred G. Thomas (1824-1903) Death certificate
    Alfred G. Thomas (1824-1903) Death certificate

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    Headstones
    Alfred G. Thomas (1824-1903) & Martha Grisham (1827-1867)
    Alfred G. Thomas (1824-1903) & Martha Grisham (1827-1867)

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    Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo County, IN