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Panola County Quiz....
Posted by: Mary Muhvich (ID *****6390) Date: March 12, 2009 at 19:14:48
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Lookup Texas Death Certificate for Nancy Jean LATHAM (17 Oct 1859 - 29 Nov 1941). She was born in Carthage and died in Denton. Her parents were Jack THOMAS and Lucy WILKERSON per the informant M. E. STANFIELD. She was also the oldest sister of James THOMAS, father of my granny, Nannie Lucille THOMAS (EVANS). See 1870 Panola-Beat 5-Images 25 and 26. The images have W. J. [William Jackson] THOMAS(52), Lucy(26), Nancy(9), Lena(8), Elijah(7), Alice(4), Matthew(4), and James(2). "Something tragic possibly happened to the family of William J. THOMAS." This conclusion is based on separation of the young brothers in 1880. Seventeen-year old Elijah THOMAS was living with the family of William L. NEAL. Fourteen-year old Matthew THOMAS was living with Nancy WILKERSON(sp). Eleven-year old James THOMAS was living with uncle James H., aunt Caroline, and cousin James APPLEGATE.

Also in 1880 Panola-Precinct 8-District 67-Image 12-Household 114, Amaziah H. LATHAM(21), Nancy(20), and sister-in-law Alice B. THOMAS(13) (My great grand fathers' sister. So, that's five of six children that were on the 1870 census with W. J. Thomas as head-of-household. Who was Amaziah H. Latham? Unsure! His death certificate (12 Aug 1858 - 3 Aug 1940) is also viewable online. He died in Carthage and was buried in Miller Cemetery. Father identified as John LATHAM and mother identified as surname HUFF. First, positive, identification is on 1870 Panola-Beat 1-Image 37. Thomas HUFF(65), Nancy(45), James(15), Elener(11), Marshall(13), and Hilman LATHAM(12). In 1860 Panola-Beat 14-Image 3, find John W. WILKISON(35), Nancy(34), John(13), James(11), George(7), Judge(5), and Alonzo(3). Quiz! Were Nancy WILKISON and Nancy HUFF the same person? In either case, the family of Amaziah Hilman LATHAM and Nancy Jean (THOMAS) LATHAM were in Panola County 1880 - 1930.


Who is Mary Thomas? Was she really a Williams? Who are her parents? Any ideas?

1910 United States Federal Census:
Name: Mary Thomas
Age in 1910: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse's Name: James
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 8, Panola, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James Thomas 41
Mary Thomas 35
Minnie Thomas 10
Jack Thomas 7
Essie Thomas 5
Elbert Thomas 2

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Panola,
Texas; Roll: T624_1583; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 130


1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Thomas
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 8, Panola, Texas
Age: 46 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Female
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 973
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Thomas 46
Robert J Thomas 17
Essie L Thomas 15
Elbert W Thomas 12
Lucile Thomas 8


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