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ROOF in Hardin Co., KY
Posted by: Wilene Smith (ID *****7608) Date: September 17, 2005 at 11:51:25
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How are these ROOF individuals connected?
Who were their parents?

Nicholas Roof, b. ca. 1815 in KY, md. Melissa Miller, Jan. 4, 1864, Hardin Co., KY.

Alice Roof, b. ca. 1819 in KY, md. Joseph B. Thomas, Jan. 26, 1845, Hardin Co., KY.
In 1880, Alice said both her parents were born in PA.
Joseph Thomas was a son of Lewis K. Thomas and Sarah Ann Fogle.

In the 1860 Hardin Co. census, Nicholas Roof, not yet married, had 3 young children living with him --
Lucinda Thomas, age 10; John Thomas, age 6; and Marion Thomas, age 4.

I believe they were the children of Isaac Thomas, b. ca. 1828 in KY, and wife Elizabeth, b. ca. 1824 in KY, but no marriage record seems to exist for them.
Isaac was a son of Burchet / Burgess Thomas and Rebecca Skaggs.

In 1850, Isaac, Elizabeth, and dau. Lucinda age 4 months were enumerated in DeKalb Co., MO.

I also believe that Elizabeth must have been Elizabeth Roof, possibly a sister of Nicholas Roof, which would explain why the unmarried Nicholas became the guardian of Elizabeth's children around 1860.

After Elizabeth died in or about 1856 after the birth of her 3rd child in June 1856, Isaac md. his half first cousin, America Thomas, Dec. 25, 1857, Hardin Co., KY.

More details can be found in my file online. This link will hopefully take you to the index for the ROOF individuals.

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