|Posted By:||KEN HUGHEY|
|Subject:||THE GRAY THOMAS FAMILY OF QUITMAN, TEXAS|
|Post Date:||December 17, 2001 at 23:00:23|
|Forum:||Wood County, TX Genealogy Forum|
I am searching for information about Walter Gray Thomas and his family in Quitman, Texas from about 1910 until about 1930. Walter Gray Thomas was born in November of 1883 in Troy, Alabama. He married Idell Julia (Welborn) Thomas in 1903 in Jasper County, Mississippi. Idell Welborn Thomas was born in Laurel, Missiussippi on March 7, 1885. They moved from Mississippi to Texas almost immediately after their marriage.
The Thomases had ten children. (1) John Dorsey (2)Dovie Violet (3) William Penn (4) Linson Aaron (5) Cinderella (6)Jimmie Grey (female) (7) Tressie Mae (8) James Ottis (9) Melvin Rogers (10) J. R. (initials only)
The Thomas Family is thought to have been share croppers through Wood, Gregg, & Upsure Counties. They Experienced a severe crop failure in about 1929 or 1930 , lost their land and were forced to migrate to Florida. Two of the older siblings were thought to have married and stayed in Texas while the remainder went with their parents to Florida. Walter Gray, & Idell Julia both died in Lakeland, Florida
Anyone with input is asked to please e mail me with your info about this Thomas Family. It would be very appreciated.