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The Thomas' of Virginia

1. William "Billy" Thomas (1775-1875) & Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Lowry  (1781-1832)
	1. Robert Benjamin "Bob" Thomas (1804-1892) & Christiann Ellen Bragg (1835-1925)
		1. John William Thomas (1855-1956) & Ida Virginia Bragg (1871-1948)
			1. William Robert "Bob" Thomas (1892-1917)
			2. Charles Garland Thomas (1894-1969)
			3. Julian E. Thomas (1896-1916)
			4. Christiann Ellen Thomas (1899-) & William James Bragg Sr. (1887-1977)**
				1. William James Bragg Jr.  & Ercelle 
				2. Earl John Bragg 
			5. Minnie Belle Thomas (1902-1987) & Jennings 
			6. Bessie V. Thomas (1904-) & John Channing 
			7. John Johnson Thomas (1907-) & Ruby M. 
			8. Ernest Marion Thomas (1912-1915)
		2. James David Thomas (1858-1935) & Gazelle "Babe" Beal (1868-1955)
			1. Grace Maud Thomas (1887-1973) & Lee Templeton (1888-1976)
			2. Waverly Carlton Thomas* (1888-1993) & Goldie S. (1900-1989)
			2. Waverly Carlton Thomas* (1888-1993) & Nina Muriel Flanery (1891-1963)
			3. Erma Lois Thomas (1890-1989) & George Ellsworth "Worth" VanDyke (1891-1973)
			4. James Corbett Thomas (1892-1974) & Artonia Davenport (1892-1971)
			5. Inez Thomas (1894-1977) & Hubert L. Kreeger (1889-)
			6. Elmer Carlyle Thomas (1896-1976) & Charline Davis (1902-)
			7. Ralph Beal Thomas (1899-1988) & Grace Williams (1902-)
			8. Alfonso Thomas (1901-1962) & Vivian Ernestine Allen (1902-1986)
		3. Sarah Francis "Sallie" Thomas (1861-1918) & James Wyatt Bragg (1854-1921)
			1. John Robert Bragg (1884-1953)
			2. William James Bragg Sr. (1887-1977) & Christiann Ellen Thomas **
			3. Anna Elizabeth Bragg (1893-)
			4. Ada Bragg* (1896-1991) & Peter C. Hasbrouck 
			4. Ada Bragg* (1896-1991) & Charlie Boyd 
			5. Sam Bragg (1902-) & Olie M. Hasher (1898-)
		4. Robert Joseph "Joe" Thomas (1863-1943) & Amanda Scott "Jennie" Beal (1867-1948)
			1. Ernest Benjamin Thomas* (1886-1966) & Edna Morris 
			1. Ernest Benjamin Thomas* (1886-1966) & Tempe W. Sander (1896-)
			2. Lula French Thomas (1889-1989) & Luke Albert Sebolt (1875-1946)
			3. Nettie Winston Thomas (1891-1977) & Harrison Vardman Hall (1889-1933)
			4. Henry Robert Thomas (1894-1978) & Mellie Marie Hawkins (1901-1989)
			5. Harry Lee Thomas (1897-1919)
			6. William Scott Thomas (1900-1967) & Mabel B. Hoerning (1907-1967)
			7. Sallie May Thomas (1902-1987) & Wallace Luellen Adams (1897-1988)
			8. Dollie Thomas* (1905-1972) & Raymond Penderson (1900-)
			8. Dollie Thomas* (1905-1972) & Spurgeon Arthur "Spud" Duncan (1904-1983)
			9. Alice Gazelle Thomas (1910-) & Carl C. "Dick" Pack (1903-1970)
	2. Polly Thomas (1804-) & illegitimate 
		1. Catharine S. Thomas (1839-) & William Irving (1828-)
		2. Joseph "Joe" Thomas  & Unknown 
			1. Henry Thomas 
	3. Mildred C. Thomas (180?-) & Edmund R. Kirby 
	4. Thomas (180?-)
	5. William Overton "Ove" Thomas (1826-1899) & Ann H. Kirby (1832-1895)
		1. Sarah Ellen Thomas (1854-1886) & William R. Kirby (1856-)
		2. William Robert Thomas (1856-1885)
		3. Susan M. Thomas (1858-)
		4. Joanna Thomas (1863-) & J. H. Durham (1860-)
		5. Mary Frances Thomas (1860-)
		6. John Robert Thomas (1864-1930) & Mary Sue (1859-1929)
			1. Samuel William Thomas (1875-1943)
		7. Luther Thomas (1867-1951) & Adelia H. Mosby (1870-)
		8. Cary E. Thomas (1870-)
		9. Alberta Thomas (1872-)
		10. Samuel W. Thomas (1875-1943)
	6. Thomas (?-?)
	7. Thomas (?-?)


Thomas Family History

According to family tradition William Thomas is the son of David Thomas
of England.  This story was been past down from generation to generation.

      "From the Old Thomas Bible which belonged to Grandmother Thomas.
       We are direct descendants of David Thomas who emigrated to 
       this country before the Revolutionary War. The tradition is 
       told that David Thomas as a young man in England took care of  
       his aged grandmother and lived with her.  Once when he was 
       approaching the house at meal time he noticed a very please odor 
       of something which was cooking in the kitchen, His grandmother 
       informed him that it was American Bacon and that there was plenty
       of it in America. After eating some it tasted so well he told his
       grandmother that after her death he was coming to America to eat 
       bacon. This promise he kept true and came to America unmarried.
       He settled in Hanover Co. Virginia and married an American girl. 
       To this union was born two sons. One of the sons emigrated to 
       Greenbriar, West Virginia and was never heard of again. Billy Thomas
      (son of David) who was born in 1776 moved with his parents from 
       Hanover to Fluvanna Co. Virginia and settled somewhere near to the 
       old Thomas farm where grandmother now lives." 

William Thomas and Sarah "Sally" Lowry

William Thomas married Sally Lowry, daughter of Matthew Lowry and Elizabeth Goss in 1804 in Fluvanna Co., Virginia.

William lived to be 99 yrs and 9 months. He is buried at the Thomas Farm with his sons Robert and William O. and their wives. Many of William O. children are also buried here.

Robert continue to live on the Thomas farm where he raised 3 sons and one daughter. This farm was then pass on to John Thomas the eldest of his boys.

Jim and Joe along with their wives "Beal sisters" would moved to Jackson co. Missouri in the 1880's.


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