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Re: Thomas Family and Gallant Family
Posted by: Pat Kirchhoff Date: December 03, 2001 at 05:56:51
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Family and Gallant Family by Janis Gregory Mitchell of 630

Janis,

My e-mail is PKirchh663@aol.com if you would like to make more contact with me. Pat

David O Thomas was born in Wales. I have the date of his birth as March 14 1813, and his death date as November 20, 1878. He is supposed to be buried in Radnor, and I would love to have a pciture of his gravesite. He married Margaret Gallant May 17 1837 in Dleaware County. Margaret was born April 25 1818 and she died June 29, 1894 and is also supposed to be buried in Radnor. Would love pic of hers also. They had sons: Joseph, William John(my line) and David. Joseph and William John later moved to Kansas. David O Jr. was in Rdnor as late as 1880. Note the following for more info:
4. MARGARET2 GALLANT (JAMES1) was born April 25, 1818 in Radnor, Delaware, OH. She married DAVID O. THOMAS May 17, 1837 in USA. He was born March 14, 1813 in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Notes for DAVID O. THOMAS:
HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY AND OHIO
pg. 764
David O. Thomas, merchant, Radnor; the senior of the firm of Thomas & Jones, was born in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Ohio May 6, 1856; son of David O. and Margaret (Gallant) Thomas. The father was born in Montogomeryshire, Wales, March 14, 1813. The mother was born at Radnor, Delaware County, Ohio, April 25, 1818. The parents were married in America May 17, 1837; in this family there were eight children, six of whom are yet living; their names, respectively, are Joseph G., born March 1, 1838; William J., born July 26, 1840; Margaret A., born September 16, 1842; Sarah J., born November 26, 1844, died August 23, 1849; Mary E., born June 2, 1847; Martha E., born August 1, 1850 died July 1851; Sarah J., born May 2, 1853, and David O., born May 6, 1856. Joseph served his country well and faithfully in the late war. Our subject received a good common-school education; in 1877, he commenced business by clerking in a mercantile establishment in Radnor; here he continued clerking for about two years; soon after he discontinued clerking, he formed a partnership with W. H. Jones, to be known as Thomas & Jones; this firm commenced business during the spring of 1880, and, although yet in its infancy and controlled by young men, it has the name of doing as good, if not better, trade than any house in town; this house keeps the best assortment of fancy and staple groceries, dry goods, hats, caps, etc., of any town of its size in Delaware County. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Democratic party, as was his father before him; is a young man, of good, steady habits and has the respect and well wishes of the community.

Children of MARGARET GALLANT and DAVID THOMAS are:
i. JOSEPH G.3 THOMAS, b. March 01, 1838.
ii. WILLIAM J. THOMAS, b. July 26, 1840.
iii. MARGARET A. THOMAS, b. September 16, 1842.
iv. SARAH J. THOMAS, b. November 26, 1844; d. August 23, 1849.
v. MARY E. THOMAS, b. June 02, 1847.
vi. MARTHA E. THOMAS, b. August 01, 1850; d. July 01, 1851.
vii. SARAH J. THOMAS, b. May 02, 1853.
viii. DAVID O. THOMAS, JR., b. May 06, 1856.


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