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Thomas family in Jackson Co.
Posted by: Donald Furnish (ID *****1219) Date: January 31, 2007 at 13:55:10
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SAM THOMAS, son of Robert Thomas and Lucy ?, was born March 29,1883 in Jackson Co.,KY and died of Typhoid Fever on Nov 20,1930 at Clay City, Madison Co.,KY.
Both Sam and his father, Robert, were born in Jackson Co.
Robert's family was from Virginia.
Sam's mother Lucy ? was born in Madison Co.
Sam's Death Certificate, # 28555, is dated Nov 21,1930 in Powell Co.
Sam was married,(his 2nd marriage), to Nannie Lou Galloway-Wiley,(a widow and my maternal grandmother).
The certificate states that she lived in Clay City, which I think was only temporary.
Sam, Nannie and some of their children, stepchildren and grandchildren are interred in the Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, Clark Co.,KY.
The 1930 federal census indicates that the family home was at 55 Lincoln Ave, Winchester,Clark Co.,KY.
The 1920 federal census indicates that the Thomas+Galloway-Wiley family lived in Chilesburg Pct.,(Lexington),Fayette Co.
On Sept 12, 1918, Sam registered for the military draft in Fayette Co. with a home address of Pine Grove, Clark Co. His next of kin is listed as Nannie Thomas.
The 1910 federal census indicates that Sam was 27 yoa, divorced and living with his older sister, Eliza Sherrley, a widow, along with her 3 children at Valley View, Madison Co.
Their parents, Robert and Lucy lived next door with 3 of Eliza and Sam's siblings and a grandchild, 7 year old Lucy Thomas whom, I think, was probably Sam's daughter from his 1st marriage.
The 1900 federal census indicates that the Robert and Lucy Thomas family lived at Foxtown, Madison Co. with all of their 8 children.
My questions for anyone in Jackson Co. are:
Are there any existing birth records in Jackson Co. for the 1800's that can be accessed on line? And is there someone that can help me trace the Thomas family back into Virginia?
Sam Thomas was my maternal grandfather through his daughter, my mother, Nannie Dortha Thomas.
Thanks for any help. Don Furnish - Pataskala,OH.

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