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THOMAS' in/around Lewisetta/Callao, VA area 3 Replies

Started by Troi Shumaker. Last reply by Gerald W Thomas Jun 9, 2010.

Bazel/Basel/Basil Thomas 2 Replies

Started by June L.. Davis. Last reply by June L.. Davis Apr 3, 2010.

Genetics & Genealogy By Thomas H. Roderick, PhD, Center for Human Genetics

Started by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies Jun 24, 2009.

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Comment by J M Thomas on July 15, 2009 at 4:33pm
Re:Thomases from Mississippi and Texas - The Matthew Thomas you refer to is found in Lowndes County (1837 census) and Oktibbeha County (1840, 1850 and possibly 1860 census) in Mississippi. Those of us who are related to Thomases in that same area have tried to determine if he is as we suspect related to one of our lines. I believe him to be related to my GGrandfather Benjamin S. Thomas (b1822 TN), who married the daughter of a neighbor of Matthew Thomas. This neighbor, William Noel Valentine is one of the people who traveled to Lee County, Texas by wagon train in the mid 1860's along with several Thomas decsendents (possibly including the Charles Dawson Thomas you mention) and other former Oktibbeha County natives. I am aware (as you probably are) of the old story about Chalres Thomas killing someone and having to flee Mississippi, and that is why he ended up in Texas. I have no idea as to whether that story is based on fact or fiction. I would be happy to discuss this family further if you are interested. JM Thomas
Comment by Heather Valdez Chambers on July 13, 2009 at 10:50pm
My Thomases are from Mississippi and Texas. Matthew Thomas had a son, Charles Dawson Thomas who was born in Mississippi in 1850. He died in Burnet Co., TX. He married Laura Emily Ferguson. They had several children, one of which was my great great grandmother, Nola/Nora A. Thomas, born in Texas in 1886.
Comment by Debra on July 13, 2009 at 6:39pm
I am traing the Thomas family of Monmouth,New Jersey. William Thomas and Mary had a son named Ezekiel Thomas,he married Maria Reynolds.
Comment by Derek Ive on July 12, 2009 at 7:14am
Researching Thomas in London. Will post more later when more time
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 24, 2009 at 12:46am
Fun Facts About the Thomas Surname:
The first letter of the name Thomas was originally the Greek "theta" which accounts for the common TH spelling.
Comment by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies on June 24, 2009 at 12:46am
THOMAS Surname Meaning & Origin:
Derived from a popular medieval first name, THOMAS comes from the Aramaic term t’om’a, for "twin." The Thomas surname is of patronymic origin, based on the first name of the father, meaning "son of Thomas," much like Thomason.

Thomas is the 14th most popular surname in the United States and the 9th most common in England.
 

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