My name is June Lea (nee: Thomas) Davis. I was born in Middletown, Ohio ,June 13,1927 to
Chester R. and R.Cleo (nee: Stephenson) Thomas.m. june 30, 1926 Falmouth KY (Pendletown Co.)
My father is 3rd of 4 sons born to: Basil Morgan and Alice Maude (nee:Utter) m. mar.8, 1899 Falmouth, KY (Pendletown Co).
Basil, who went by Morg, was born May 11(?), 1862, one of 7 boys born to:
Samuel Riley and Elizabeth (nee: Ellis) Thomas in Pendleton county KY.m.Aug.14, 1856(Falmouth, KY. Pendleton County)
Samuel, who went by Riley, was a son of Bazel Thomas and Lavina (nee:Kirby) Thomas m.mar.8.1832(Falmouth, KY. Pendleton Co.)
An early census record indicates Basel born in Ohio. There is where we are stuck. We do not know who his parents were. He and Lavina are buried on top of a hill, the highest point in Pendletown County, on the old Thomas homestead. Which has been sold several times. My sister and I visited this site in 1983.
I have no siblings for the first Bazel and his name is spelled BAZEL in the marriage record book. My grandfather's name was spelled BASIL.
There are 4 Thomas males listed on this record page married before Bazel, dating back to March 1805, but we have no idea if they are related.
We also found, in this record book, a possible marriage of our grandfather, Basil Morgan Thomas, to another woman, Mahala Trailer, in Feb. 1881. My father and his siblings knew nothing about this and we don't think the marriage actually took place (?) My grandfather and one of his brothers left Ky. about this time and homesteaded land in Colorado (Lamar), so they told us. We haven't found any record of this.
We copied three pages of the record book in 1983. Glad we did, as a flood damaged these and other records in the courthouse a few years back. The records were sent to Washington, D.C. to be dried out and repaired. I don't know if they are available at this writing.
Who were the first Bazel's parents??? Where in Ohio was he born? We have researched Darke Co. and Clermont Co. to no avail. At least, not to satisfy me. My sister thinks there is a possible link from Darke (or Green Co). Maybe. No proof. My dad always insisted he was related to Col. Thomas of Civil War fame. Just heresay.
That's our hangup. Boys are scarce in our line, so it might be a little hard to find a Thomas for DNA, although I do have one cousin, who lives in Florida. He is the only male, along with his own two sons, who carry the Thomas name in our direct line.