|Posted By:||Don Thomas|
|Subject:||Re: Sarah (Thomas) James - Abijah R. James|
|Post Date:||May 29, 2012 at 09:31:20|
|Forum:||Bucks County, PA Genealogy Forum|
“Thomas Morgan, a Welshman, bought one hundred and fifty acres of Isaac James in 1731; in two years the tract in two parts fell into the possession of William Jones, and John Thomas, of which sixty-five and a half acres now belong to Abiah R. James, whose grandfather bought it of the Thomas family. He was the eldest son of Isaac and grandson of William, and was born in 1745. Remains of the old dwellings are still seen on this tract, probably the houses of the early Thomases, and Morgans. Thomas Morgan was probably the father of David Morgan, who, in 1760, owned the land on both sides of the Neshaminy where it is crossed by the Street road, when the crossing was known as Morgan's ford.” - Source - THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XXIII, NEW BRITAIN, 1723 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..
Craig - I was thinking that the above was stating that William Jones & John Thomas were Grand-Fathers of Abiah James. Now I realize that it is stating that Isaac James is Abiah James Father and that his Grand-Father is “William” James.
I am beginning to think that the following is not talking about Sarah (Thomas) James, but another Sarah (Thomas) ____?, who had sons Abijah & John. Note that the Grand-Father to this Abijah & John was William Davis. Also note that John Thomas had a Brother who had the same name and lived in Kent County, Delaware.
2.199. John Thomas, of New Britain Twp., Weaver. February 13, 1748/9. Proved April 3, 1750. Wife Margaret, extx. Bro. John Thomas of Kent Co. on Delaware, Weaver. 2 sons of Dau. Sarah, Abijah and John, 20 to be paid to their grandfather, Wm. Davis. Plantation to wife for life then to eldest son of Dau. Sarah (only Dau.). Wit: Stephen Rowland, Abel Griffith, Benj. Griffith, Junr. - Source - THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XXIII, NEW BRITAIN, 1723 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..