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123. William A. THOMAS57 was born in 1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died between 1864 and 1870 at the age of 39.

Date given for marriage is the Bond Date. John M. Richmond and T. H. Milles, witnesses.

Caswell Co Deed Book HH, p.106
26 May 1849 Power of Attorney. William Thomas and Philip H. Thomas of Dallas Co, AR, to William T. Walters of Pittsylvania Co, VA, to recover from estate of Archibald Walters, dec'd.
Deed Book HH, p.590
13 Jun 1853 Power of Attorney. William Thomas and Hannah S. Thomas of Calhoun Co, AR to Nathaniel L. Graves of Ouachita Co, AR to demand from estate of Mrs. Hannah Lea, dec'd of Caswell.

A document in the papers of Robert Sterling Graves states that Hannah S. Graves and William A. Thomas "went to Texas before the Civil War." They must have gone soon after the 1860 census.

W. A. Thomas found in Calhoun Co AR in 1860 was listed as a Physician with property values of $8000/$18,000. He was in Caswell Township and the "Thomas's Store" post office. He had six slaves listed on the slave schedule.

Living with his family were the following: R. Garrett, male age 30, carpenter, born in NC; J. C. Barrow age 22, principal of Cain School born in AR; J. H. Minney, male age 36, hatter, born in PA; Ellen Keene, age 21, Domestic, born in England; S. C. Neal age 24, merchant born in GA; and W. W. Calhoun, age 40, carpenter, birthplace unknown.

William was not with his family in Texas in 1870; presumably he died after they arrived. The youngest daughter, Fannie H., was born 1865 in Texas.

William A. THOMAS and Hannah S. GRAVES were married on 1 October 1844 in Caswell County, North Carolina.8,58,59 Hannah S. GRAVES, daughter of Jeremiah GRAVES and Delilah S. LEA, was born in 1822 in Virginia.58

Groom: William A Thomas
Bride: Hannah S Graves
Bond Date: 01 Oct 1844
Bond #: 000018617
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 003069
County: Caswell
Record #: 01 308
Bondsman: John M Richmond
Witness: T. H. Miles
Source:Ancestry.Com North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

In 1870, the family was indexed on Ancestry as "Hamas" - it reads Thomas.
Titus County, TX, Mount Pleasant P.O., Hh 47
Lindsay Thomas, age 25, merchant, b. NC
Hannah S., age 45, keeping house, b. NC
Willie A., age 23, farm labor, b. TN
Christopher, age 19, clerk in store, b. AR
Price N., age 17, farm labor, b. AR
Warren S., age 15, farm labor, b. AR
Fanney H., age 4, b. TX
Mary J., age 14, Black, domestic servant, b. AR

1880 Census. Lamar County, TX. Hh 37
Warren S. Thomas, age 35, b. AR, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Hannah S., mother, age 54, b. NC as were her parents
Nathan P., brother, age 26, b. AR
Fannie H., sister, age 15, b. TX

William A. THOMAS and Hannah S. GRAVES had the following children:



Lindsay P. THOMAS.



William Alexander THOMAS.



Sidney THOMAS was born in 1849 in Arkansas.57

This child did not appear with the family in Texas in 1870. When brother Christopher died in Texas, only four brothers were living. That would indicate both Sidney and Uri had died.



Christopher Yancy THOMAS.



Nathaniel Price THOMAS was born on 22 November 1853 in Arkansas.57 He died on 3 September 1937 at the age of 83 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.

Apparently never married.

1880 Census. Lamar County, TX. Hh 37
Warren S. Thomas, age 35, b. AR, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Hannah S., mother, age 54, b. NC as were her parents
Nathan P., brother, age 26, b. AR
Fannie H., sister, age 15, b. TX

1900 Census. Justice Precinct 1, Fannin Co TX. Hh 531
Living as a boarder in the household of Sidney A. Johnson:
N. P. Thomas, age 46. Boarder, b. Feb 1854. His occupation given as landlord while Sidney Johnson's was teamster. Born AR as were both his parents [they were born in Virginia & NC]

1910 Census. Bonham, Ward 5, Fannin Co TX Hh 76
Price Thomas, age 56, b. AR, father b. VA, mother b. NC. Doing odd jobs. Lived alone.

1920 Census. Bonham Ward 5, Fannin Co, TX Hh 288
Price Thomas, age 66, single, parents born "west Virginia". Working as a spooler at the cotton mill.

1930 Census. Bonham, Dist 3, Fannin Co, TX Hh 357
Price Thomas, age 77, single, b. TX, father b. SC, mother b. NC
Fannie Carrington, sister, age 64, widowed. She was 15 when she married.

Texas Death Certificate #45327
Nathaniel Price Thomas died at St. Vincent Hospital, Sherman, Grayson Co, TX on 3 Sep 1937. His residence was 525 E. Orange, Sherman. He died of carcinoma; intestinal obstuction; had an ileostomy on 30 Aug 1937. He was born 22 Nov 1853 in Arkansas. He was a textile worker at the Bonham cotton mills. Father listed as unknown; mother was Hannah Graves. Mrs. Lillian Baker of the same address was the informant. Body was removed to Bonham for burial



Warren Stone THOMAS.



Uri THOMAS was born in 1859 in Arkansas.57

This child appeared only in the 1860 census. He probably died young.



Fannie Hall THOMAS.