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107. William P. THOMAS84,86,87,88,89,90,91 was born on 17 July 1796 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.55,86

Pittsylvania Co VA Accounts Current, Book 4
p.106 Asa Thomas Guardian to William Thomas [many of these expenses are shared between William and his brother Nathaniel.]
4 Nov 1805 Pd John Epperson one half his attendance as Witness vs. John Walters
29 Nov 1806 Pd Drury McDaniel for 7 1/2 months Schooling
31 Jan 1807 Pd John Epperson as per rect.
25 Apr 1807 Pd Board with John Epperson last year
27 Jun 1807 Pd John Epperson for 2 pr overalls
25 Dec 1806 Rec'd one half hire of Patience & children to John Epperson
25 Apr 1807 Rec'd part for hire of Abraham for 1806
Rec'd one half of rent of land to John Freeman & James Fishnick.
Produced 19 Oct 1807 and examined by Jerry Terry, Lawson Carter. Rec. 20 Oct 1807.

1820 Census, Pittsylvania Co VA, p.61. Wm Thomas. Two males 16-26. William was 24; Nathaniel 22. Neither had married.

Caswell Co NC Deeds:
DB S, p.122 4 Apr 1818 William Thomas of Pittsylvania Co VA to Romulus M. Sanders of Caswell for $500, all claim to lot #24 in Milton on which Asa Thomas lived and he is entitled to same being heir at law of Nathaniel Thomas brother to Asa Thomas dec'd. Wit: Henry Hooper, Monrow Epperson.
DB U, p.326-7 10 Nov 1823 Thomas Harralson to Thomas Stamps of Halifax for $300, his interest in lot in Milton on Main St, #1 & 2, knows as James Daniel lot. Wit: James Rainey, William P. Thomas, Wm G. Baynham.

Marriage Bond dated 29 Oct 1825. Daughter of Joseph Motley who consents. Surety Allen Motley. Married in November by Rev. William Blair.

1830, Pittsylvania Co VA Census. William P. & Nathaniel P. still living next to each other. William has 2m under 5 [Allen & Joseph], himself, age 30-40. 1f under 5 [Sarah], 1f 20-30 [Araminta]

Found in the 1850 Pittsylvania Co VA Census with most of his children.
Census: Wm P. Thomas, age 66, $7760 real estate value, $14,600 personal property [the Slave Schedule shows 16 slaves] Araminta was 54. Creed T. age 17, Pochahontas age 14, and Emily 12.
Still living in 1880 at age 83.

1870 Census. Subdivision North of Dan River, Pittsylvania Co VA, Hh 1224
Wm P. Thomas, 73, Farmer
Araminta, 64
Allen M., 43. Joseph, 36. Creed T. 28. James 23.

William P. THOMAS and Araminta MOTLEY were married on 29 October 1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.86,92 Araminta MOTLEY, daughter of Joseph MOTLEY and Sarah "Sally" TANNER, was born on 17 May 1806.55,86,87 She died before February 1890 at the age of 83 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Araminta was given a plantation by her father and that was where William P. & Araminta lived. Her Will was written 12 Apr 1883. Item 1: Plantation I live on shall be a home and used for the support of my husband Wm P. Thomas and daughter Martha A. Howerton during the life of said Wm. P. and my sister Sarah E. Walters shall also have the right to live in said house during the life of said Wm. P. Item 2: At death of said Wm P Thomas, I give the said house with 10 acres of land around it exclusive of the graveyard to my said daughter Martha A. Howerton as her separate estate. Item 3: At the death of Wm P. Thomas I give to my son Allen M. Thomas 30 acres of the tract I now live on; the rest to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between my children A.M. Thomas, J. L. Thomas, C.T. Thomas, Sarah E. Tanner, Araminta J. Dillard, Pocahontas A. Gravely and Emily W. Gravely. 4. To dau Mary A.V. Dillard $5. Signed: Araminta Thomas. Wit: Wm E. Clark, J. G. Denny.
17 Feb 1890. Will of Araminta Thomas was proved by oath of William E. Clark. On motion of the heirs, the estate was committed to W. J. Overbey, sheriff, for administration. Heirs listed were J.L. Thomas, C.T.T. Thomas, A.M. Thomas, Araminta Dillard and Jos. F. Dillard her husband, Mary A.V. Dillard and Keney J. Dillard her husband, Martha A. Howerton and Joseph T. Howerton her husband. Pocahontas A. Gravely and George W. Gravely her husband. P. T. Gravely, W. G. Gravely Jr., Lucy V. Gravely and Jos. A. Gravely, the last two being infants represented by their next friend W. G. Gravely, who are the children of E. W. Gravely who was a daughter of the Testatrix and sd W. G. Gravely in his own right, and W. P. Thomas the husband.

William P. THOMAS and Araminta MOTLEY had the following children:



Allen Motley THOMAS.



Sarah E. THOMAS86 was born on 24 April 1828.55

Not listed with family in 1850. Could be married.
The Bible record lists a daughter of W. P. Thomas as Sarah E. Tanner, died 10 Nov 1866 in TX at age 39 years 6 months & 16 days which computes to 24 Apr 1827.



Joseph L. THOMAS was born on 14 April 1830.55,86



Mary Ann V. THOMAS.



Araminta THOMAS.



William N. P. THOMAS89 was born on 21 July 1837.55,86 He died on 10 May 1864 at the age of 26 in Drury's Bluff, Civil War.55

In 1860 William P. and his brother Allen M. were living separately from their parents. They lived next door to their sister Mary Ann and her husband Henry Dillard.

Died from injuries suffered in the Civil War. Brought home on 20th of June. Buried two days later. He was said to be 27 years, 11 months & 20 days old when he was killed.
[This does not compute correctly.]



Martha Ann THOMAS.



Creed Tanner THOMAS.



Pocohontas Archer THOMAS.