Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:Cicero F. Thomas b.1834 son of Joseph & Sarah (Price) Thomas
Post Date:October 17, 2004 at 16:34:53
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 421, West Point Township, White County, Indiana

"CICERO F. THOMAS was born in Madison County, Ohio, February 7, 1834, and is one of twelve children born to JOSEPH and SARAH (PRICE) THOMAS - JAMES, JOSEPH, CICERO, YENSI, JOHN, GRIFFITH, AMY, CHARLES, MARY, SARAH, LYDIA and EMMA; of these, YENSI, GRIFFITH, CHARLES, MARY, SARAH and EMMA are deceased. The father of CICERO was born in West Virginia in 1805; was a preacher in the Christian Church, and died in October, 1873, in Livingston County, Illinois. When a boy, CICERO moved with his parents to Fayette County, Ohio. In November, 1850, he came to White County, Indiana; he long resided in this township, and since 1854, in his present location. On July 4, 1852, he was married to ELIZA HALSTEAD, by whom he had five children - JOSEPHINE (deceased), SARAH (deceased), EVANGELINE, JOHN (deceased) and FRANK. MR. THOMAS now resides on Grand Prairie, four and one half miles southeast of Wolcott, on a fine farm of 250 acres; he gives considerable attention to raising cattle and hogs. His farm is well-improved, and has a hansome dwelling, commodious stables, good fences, etc. He was twice elected Township Trustee, and several times Assessor. He is one of the earliest settlers in West Point Township, and his father was the seventh voter. He has been for many years a member of the Christian Church, and is a successful farmer and an esteemed citizen."