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5. NATHANIEL THOMAS was born on 2 July 1759.11 He died on 1 May 1799 at the age of 39 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.10,11

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 7
p.258 7 Apr 1784 William Thomas to Nathaniel Thomas. For love and affection. Tract of 216 acres. Begin Byrds Corner, Byrds line, the Country Line, on the said line. Another tract adj the first and on the branches of Dan River. Begin James Glasby's corner in said Thomas line, along his lines. Cargills line. Patent dated 22 Mar 1775. 320 acres. Another tract adj the other two being land purchased of Samuel Harris. 112 acres on Cane Creek, reference to Halifax records.
Signed: Wm Thomas. Ack by William Thomas 19 Apr 1784.

Pittsylvania Co DB 8
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13 Jun 1787 Robert Lumpkin to Stokely Spelsby Coleman of Caswell Co NC. 100£. Tract both sides of Dan River, 126 ½ acres part of larger tract whereon sd Lumkins now lives. Bounded S side of the road, sd Coleman's own line, Jacksons Creek. Signed: Robt Lumkins 16 May 1787
Wit: Robert Payne, Henry Campbell, Robert Payne Junr, William Dix, Nathaniel Thomas, William B. Burton, Thomas (X) Bohard
17 Mar 1788 Ack by Robert Lumkins

Caswell Co NC Deed Books:
DB D, p.287 Grant #891 from the State of NC. 18 Aug 1787 188 acres to Moses Pearce both sides Jourdan's Crk adj James Caden entered by Nathaniel Thomas, the Orange Co line, and Obediah Martin.
DB K, p.176-168 23 Jan 1797 Nathl Thomas witnessed deed from Commissioners of town of Milton to Robert Lewis of Halifax, Lot #6 in Milton on Broad St [Should this have been Asa Thomas that witnessed as a Commissioner?]

Pittsylvania Co VA
DB 9, p.500 3 Feb 1794 Thomas & Robert Atkinson of Dinwiddie to Nathaniel Thomas for 97£ 10sh, 130 acres on Cane Creek bounded by Nathaniel Thomas & Thrashers Branch, down Cane Creek. Signed: Thomas Atkinson, Robert Atkinson. Wit: Asa Thomas, William Wright, Wm Thomas Sr. Pdroved by witnesses & Rec. 17 Feb 1794.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 14
p.513 16 Jan 1806 Durrett Richards & Asa Thomas, Executors of John Thomas to John Lewis. 201£, 6sh paid by John Lewis. On the 4th day of this present month agreeable to the Last Will & Testament of said John Thomas, sold at Publick auction to John Lewis a certain tract in Pittsylvania Co. Begin pointers in Wm Thomas's line, red oak on Nathaniel Thomas's line and along the same, Byrd's line, John Thomas's corner pointers on the road, along his line 281 acres. Signed: D. Richards, Asa Thomas Wit: John Walters, Jesse Harper, Jacob Johns, Thos. Gatewood, Allen Waddill, Daniel Everitt, James Woodey, Thomas Vaughan, John Akin
20 Jan 1806, presented in court and proved by three of the witnesses.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
Apparently Nathaniel's widow sold her dower lands.
p.33-34 31 Dec 1805 John Epperson and Sally his wife to James Robinson of Halifax. 50£ James & Sally have sold to said James Robertson his heirs & assigns during the natural life of the said Sally Epperson. Tract in Pittsylvania. Begin at white oak - lands of John Thomas dec'd…..50 acres. Signed: John Epperson, Salley (x) Epperson. Wit: Hollaway Pass, Alex Going (x). Jess Going (x) 21 Apr 1806 ack by Epperson
p.494 17 Dec 1807 John Lewis to Charles Lewis of Caswell Co, NC. 200£ 13sh. Land in Pittsylvania on the north of the said Charles Lewis. Begin pointers in William Thomas's line, running with the said line, Nathaniel Thomas's line and along the same. 142 and 1/8 acres one half of tract sold by John Thomas's Executors to the said John Lewis. Signed: John Lewis.
Wit: Wm. L. Williams, Asa Thomas, Geo. Dabney, Francis Dabney, Francis Epperson, John Walters 15 Feb 1808. Proved by three of the witnesses.

21 May 1810 Pittsy CR 14, p.288 Asa Thomas summoned to appear and give security for his guardianship of the orphans of Nathaniel Thomas, dec'd and failing to do so ..he is to deliver the Estate of the said orphans into the hands of James Hopkins & Philip Thomas on their giving Bond and Security and the said Asa Thomas to pay costs.
Feb 1818 Pittsy CR 19, p.13 Commissioners to settle account of Asa Thomas Guardian of Nath'l Thomas's Orphans with Phil. Thomas the Adm'r of sd Asa & Make report.
[Asa has died and apparently was never removed as Guardian. Philip has become their Guardian by default.]

NATHANIEL THOMAS and SARAH PRICE were married on 7 March 1793 in Charlotte County, Virginia.10,24,25,26 SARAH PRICE27, daughter of WILLIAM PRICE and MARY WILLIAMSON, was born about 1772.

From Charlotte Co Marriage records:
"I Mary Price, the Wife of William Price Decd, William Price & Williamson Price Son of Wm Price Dec'd do Certify that Sarah Price the Daughter of the sd Mary Price & Wm Price Dec'd that she is Twenty one Years of Age Given under our hand this 7th Day May 1793. Signed: Mary Price, William Price, Williamson Price. Test: John Smith, Samuel Price."
"This is to certify that I have given my concent for Nathaniel Thomas to take out Lycence. Given from under my hand this 7th day of May 1793. Signed: Mary Price, Sarah Price. Wit: John Smith, Williamson Price
The Bond of Nathaniel Thomas, 7 May 1793. Security Samuel Price. Wit: Wm Morton Jr.

Nathaniel Thomas and Sarah Price, dau. William Price dec'd and Mary Price. Sur. Samuel Price. Retuned to October 1793 Court by Rev. John Chappell. [Marriage Record Book 1; p. 195.]
The book CHARLOTTE CO MARRIAGES & MINISTERS RETURNS has Sarah's mother recorded incorrectly as Sarah Price. The original permission and certification of Sarah as over 21 are both signed by her mother, MARY Price.

Pittsylvania Co Court Records refer to Sarah Thomas as Administrator of the Estate of her late husband Nathaniel in December of 1799. By May Court of 1800, John Epperson is acting Administrator in right of his wife Sarah, widow of Nathaniel Thomas.
Sarah Thomas, Widow, married John Epperson 18 Mar 1800 with William Tulloch as bondsman. Richard Elliott was the official.

NATHANIEL THOMAS and SARAH PRICE had the following children:



William P. THOMAS.