Bond dated 16 Oct 1815. Surety: James Watkins. Married by the Rev. Thomas Boaz.
17 Feb 1816 Pittsy DB 19, p.380 Philip Thomas to son John W. Thomas. In consideration of a Negro I was to have given John W ...my interest in tract of land in Pittsylvania Co purchased by myself & sd John W. Thomas from Richard M. Beavers.
Moved from Pittsylvania Co to Henry County.
1830 Census: Henry Co, p.209
John W. & Nancy had four daughters as indicated by this census.
John Watkins THOMAS and Nancy WATKINS were married on 31 October 1815 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.12 Nancy WATKINS31,32,33,34,35, daughter of James WATKINS, was born on 8 June 1792.12 She died on 23 April 1872 at the age of 79.12
1840 Census, Henry Co. Nancy Thomas with 1m age 20-30 [C. Y.] and 1m age 90-10 [possibly her father?] 1f age 10-15, 2f age 15-20. 1f age 40-50 [Nancy].
A Nancy Thomas is found in the Henry Co VA 1850 Census. Living alone. Age 56 & born in VA. P.36b, Household #497. There is an Echols family living nearby.
1860, Henry Co, Leatherwood P.O. Nancy still lived alone. Now age 67.
1870, Henry Co, Leatherwood P.O. Nancy now age 77. Living with her is Wm Hamlett, age 14, said to be "At School". A possible grandson? The 1860 Census does show a William Hamlet, age 52, on p.69. He was Deputy Sheriff. Apparently his wife was already deceased; his 8 children do include a William Jr. age 5. In 1850, William J. Hamlett's wife was Martha, age 35, or born 1815.
John Watkins THOMAS and Nancy WATKINS had the following children: