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Compiled by: Andrew L. Moore

Email: PAmoores@juno.com

Dated: 22 Sep 2015


 

 

THOMAS

 

Jesse Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John R Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Milton Jr

Richard Milton Sr/Eliza ____

 

 

 

Molly Milton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Ross

 

 

 

 

Milton Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebsworth Bayne

Walter Bayne/Martha

 

Walter Bayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Middleton

Thomas Middleton/Penelope Hatton

 

Martha Bayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Wade

Robert Wade

 

 

Meek A Wade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Hardy

 

 

 

Wm Berry Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaac Lewis Sr

 

 

 

 

Isaac Lewis Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary

 

 

 

Berry Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azariah Lewis

 

 

 

Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Berry

William Berry

 

Elizabeth Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev William H Hays

 

 

 

 

William Hays Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Slack

Randolph Slack/Sarah Penn

 

Mary Hays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Burcham

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Burcham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca VanVactor

Benjamin VanVactor

 

Claude S Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Sorency

Florin Sorency / Ann ________

 

 

Samuel Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jemina _________

 

 

 

 

David Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silas Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie L Sorency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Wilson I

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?????

 

 

 

 

Lewis Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Faulkner

 

 

 

 

Frances Faulkner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rejoice Craig

Toliver Craig/Mary Hawkins

 

Martha Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Thomas II

Richard Thomas/Isabella Pendleton

 

 

Richard Thomas III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Hawkins

Philemon Hawkins/Sarah Smith

 

 

Sarah A Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS

 

 

Rowland Thomas

 

Rowland married Mary Gregory Taylor circa 1700 and died circa 1748 Caroline Co (Dreysdale Parish, which was formerly King & Queen Co) VA. Supporting records: a) Caroline County VA Court Order Book (1746-1754), 14 Oct 1748, Reel 15, Page 121 [VSL] and b) King & Queen Co VA Deed Book 9, page 464, c) Early Virginia Marriages by William Armstrong Crozier: Vol. 10, Page 212.

 

Mary Gregory Taylor, born circa 1665 and died circa 1747, was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bishop) Gregory. She had previously married a James Taylor.

 

The known children of Rowland and Mary were:

 

1.     Joseph or Rowland [Lt.], born circa 1700, married Sarah ________. Was a Sheriff in Spotsylvania Co VA Apr 21 1735. Supporting records: a) Early Virginia Marriages by William Armstrong Crozier, b) Spotsylvania Co VA Deed Book C, pages 139, 149, 150, 151.

2.     Richard [I], Overseer, born circa 1701/1703 King & Queen Co VA, married Isabella Pendleton circa 1727/1728 and died 1748 (same year as father) Drysdale Parish, Caroline Co VA.

3.     Catherine, married Robert Turner Oct 1730. Robert was a Planter in St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania Co VA. Supporting records: a) Early Virginia Marriages by William Armstrong Crozier: Pages 114, 151 and 153.

 

 

Richard Thomas I

 

Richard [I] was born circa 1701, married Isabella Pendleton circa 1727/1728 and died circa 1748 in Drysdale Parish, Caroline Co VA. Richard died the same year as his father. Richard is referred to as an Overseer. Supporting records: a) Court Order Book 14 Oct 1748, Reel 15, page 120 [VSL].

 

Isabella was the daughter of Philip and Isabella (Hurt) Pendleton. Philip immigrated to America from Norwich, England. Supporting records: a) William & Mary Quarterly, 1st Series, Volume 24, pages 254-257.

 

The known children of Richard and Isabella were:

 

1.     Rowland [Capt.], Planter, born circa 1730 Drysdale Parish, King & Queen Co VA, married Jane Thurston 5 Apr 1757 Orange Co VA and died after 1785 St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co VA. Jane was the daughter of John and Ann Wyatt/Waitt Thurston. Supporting records: a) William & Mary Quarterly, Series 2, Vol. 5, page 178, b) William & Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 5, Page 60, c) Virginia Historical Magazine 29 V 501.

2.     Richard [II] [Capt.], Surveyor, born circa 1728/1731 in Drysdale Parish, King & Queen Co (formerly Caroline Co) VA, married Frances (aka Frankey) Hawkins circa 1757 Spotsylvania Co VA and died circa 1798 Minerva, Mason Co KY. Richard was a Captain in the Revolutionary War.

3.     Catherine, born Orange Co VA, married Ambrose Barbour circa 1773. Supporting records: a) Virginia Historical Magazine 26 V 191, b) Greens General Historical Notes, Page 136.

4.     Johanna, married General Thomas Person. Supporting records: a) Descendants of Jane Taliaferro Craig by H.L. Craig, 1960.

5.     Anne.

6.     Edward.

 

Richard Thomas II

 

Richard [II] was born circa 1731 in Drysdale Parish, King & Queen Co (formerly Caroline Co) VA. He married Frances (Frankey) Hawkins circa 1757 in Spotsylvania Co VA and died circa 1798 in Minerva, Mason Co KY. Richard attained the rank of Captain in the Revolutionary War. He was also a Surveyor.

 

Frances (Frankey) Hawkins is the daughter of Captain Philemon and Sarah (Smith) Hawkins. Frances was born circa 1740 and died after 1786 in Minerva, Spotsylvania Co VA.

 

The children of Richard Thomas II and Frances (Frankey) Hawkins were:

 

1.     Richard [III] [Elder], born 19 Oct 1758 in St Thomas Parish, Orange Co VA, married Elizabeth (aka Betsy) Bowles on 19 Nov 1794 in Bourbon Co KY, and died testate at 12 noon on 6 Nov 1843 in Sharpsburg, Bath Co KY aged 85 years & 18 days (Bath Co KY Will Book D, page 279-281).

2.     Sarah (Sally), born circa 1761 Orange Co VA, married Richard Harrison (son of Thomas Harrison) circa 1782 possibly in NC, and died circa 1837/1838 Minerva, Mason Co KY.

3.     Philemon [Major General], born 9 Feb 1763 St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co VA, married Mary Polly Craig circa 1786/1787, remarried a Frances (aka Fanny) Hawkins circa 1796/1797 (although no relation to Frances Hawkins, wife of Richard Thomas II), serviced in the Revolutionary War, and died 18 Nov 1847 in Baton Rouge LA. Internment in the Old American Graveyard and reinternment in the National Cemetery at Baton Rouge, LA. Philemon attained the rank of Major General in the Louisiana militia. He was the commanding general whose unit of LA militia captured Baton Rouge L, then part of west Florida from the Spanish in 1810. Baton Rouge has a section in their War of 1812 Museum dedicated to him. He later served in the War of 1812. In politics, Philemon served in the KY state house of Representatives from 1796 to 1799, then in the KY state senate from 1800 to 1803 before moving to LA in 1806.He also served in the LA State House of Representatives. From 1831 to 1835 he served in the US House of Representatives from LA. His pension records are recorded in the National Archives, File # S 31417, Book #10, page 75. His children and grandchildren are listed in his will, recorded in E. Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

4.     Rowland, married cousin Elizabeth Winslow Thomas, daughter of Rowland and Mary (Parker) Thomas, Jr.

5.     Thomas P. married cousin Sarah Sally Smith Hawkins in Georgetown, Scott Co KY. She is the daughter of John and Sarah (Johnston) Hawkins.

6.     David, married Elizabeth Wilson 3 Dec 1801 Bourbon Co KY. He later married Lavinia Sims. According to another researcher, David was a very wealthy man.

7.     Isabella, married Benjamin Bledsoe Darnell. Supporting records: Forks of Elkhorn Church, page 80.

8.     Anna Chaney Nancy, born circa 1771, married Stephen Bowles 18 Jan 1800 Mason Co KY. Stephen was the son of Jesse and Hannah Bowles. Reverend Richard Thomas, Anns brother, performed the wedding ceremony. Supporting records: Mason Co KY Returns of Ministers Marriages.

9.     Lucy, married Lewis Hawkins 9 Jan 1799 Mason Co KY. Lewis was the son of Philemon and Catherine Caty(Craig) Hawkins, Jr and was the Bracken Co KY Justice of the Peace effective May 1809, commissioned by Governor Charles Scott. Supporting records: a) Mason Co KY Marriage Bonds, b) Kentucky Ancestors Vol. 20 No. 4, 1985, Page 195.

10.  Joanna, married William Jones 3 Mar 1796 Mason Co KY.

 

 

Richard Thomas III

 

Elder Richard Thomas III, born 19 Oct 1758 in St Thomas Parish, Orange Co VA, married Elizabeth (aka Betsy) Bowles on 19 Nov 1794 in Bourbon Co KY, and died at 12 noon on 6 Nov 1843 in Sharpsburg, Bath Co KY. He was a Baptist minister and called Elder. In 1827, Elder Richard Thomas, pastor of the Rockbridge Baptist Church, Bourbon Co KY, discovered and subsequently re-interred the remains of Edward Boone, brother of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone. He married couples in Bourbon and Mason Counties KY..and possibly elsewhere. He served under General George Washington at Valley Forge and, according to Thomas researcher, a great deal is written about him in Kentucky history. His will is recorded in Bath Co KY Will Book D, pages 279-281.

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bowles was born 15 Jan 1775 in Gouchland Co VA and died 25 Sep 1840 in Bourbon Co KY. Elizabeth is the daughter of Jesse and Hannah (Perkins) Bowles.

 

Some Reflections of Affairs on the Present State of Government

by an Old Soldier of the Revolutionary War of 1776

 

Through an article which Elder Richard Thomas wrote for the Western Citizen, April 30, 1825, at the height of the controversy between the Old and New Court of Appeals factions, we learned more of the man, himself:

 

I served four campaigns in that war, am now in the 66th year of my age and have nothing to fear on my own account - yet my sympathies are engaged for my children, my brethren, and my country. Every energy of my mind runs out in desire that minorities and majorities shall possess equal rights, that no power shall rest in the hands of a majority to trample on the rights of any. That power lodged anywhere to trample the rights of others is tyranny. I have conscientiously expressed my belief as to where the master spirits of the store are endeavoring to bring us in the following sheets: To establish Tyranny among us and destroy our present Republican Government and believing that there are thousands now led astray, who are honest and firm republicans in heart I entreat you for your own sakes, and that of your children, reflect before it is too late. With the warmest feelings and sincere wishes for the prosperity of my country I remain a sincere friend to equal liberty and rights.

--Richard Thomas

 

 

* excerpted from "Circumstances Surrounding The Death And Burial Of Edward Boone, Brother Of Famed Frontier Explorer", by Edna Talbott Whitley, copied from the Kentuckian-Citizen, December 12, 1958

 

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Elder Richard Thomas re-interred remains of Edward Boone,

brother of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone

 

On October 6, 1780, Daniel Boone and his brother Edward were returning from a hunting and salt making trip in the Blue Licks when they stopped at a creek to let their horses cool and graze. Ned stayed with the horses while Daniel wandered off in pursuit of game.

As Ned sat alone cracking nuts beneath a buckeye tree, a group of Shawnee warriors sneaked up and aimed their guns. The crack of rifle shot(s) broke the air. Daniel looked back in horror and saw Indians standing over Neds dead body.

Spotting Daniel off in the distance, the Indians released their dog. Daniel brought down the animal with a shot from his rifle. Fearing this second American would shoot from the cane, the Indians retreated and Daniel managed to escape.

Daniel Boone and a group of men from Boone Station arrived at the creek the next morning. Finding Neds body horrible mutilated, they buried him near the bank of the creek where he fell.

News of Daniel Boone's harrowing escape spread like wildfire throughout the frontier and back East. The creek, from that time on, became known as "Boone Creek" in honor of Edward.

Forty-seven years later, in 1827, water at Boone Creek washed up some of Neds bones. Elder Richard Thomas, pastor of the nearby Rockbridge Baptist Church, collected the remains and had them re-interred approximately 1 mile away in his church graveyard.

The Rockbridge Baptist Church eventually lost active membership and, with its graveyard, faded away within the hills of Bourbon County. This old, dilapidated graveyard has recently come to the attention of The Boone Society. A committee has been formed whose goal is to preserve and rededicate the Rockbridge Baptist Church Graveyard as a state landmark. Efforts to preserve this landmark are being undertaken by The Boone Society, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

The following

BIOGRAPHY OF THE BOWLES FAMILY

Was provided to me by

MFeltnbrgr@aol.com in 10/2000

 

The following is a partial biography of the Bowles families written by Joseph Martin Bowles of Petaluma, Sonoma County, California in March 1895. This was found in and excerpted from the work entitled Joshua Rawlings and His Descendants and Allied Families by Mary LaPage Rollins (dated March 1938, LDS Reference # 33585) which can be found in the Family History Library of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. Mrs. Rollins husband was the youngest son of Lloyd Rollins. Lloyds daughter married Joseph M. Bowles.

 

For the information of my children and relatives, who may be interested in knowing, I hereby give to others a condensed biography of the old settlers of the Bowles families in the United States, so far as my information extends, which I have obtained through the older members of the Bowles families to whom we are related.

 

In the early settlement of the United States, there were three Bowles brothers immigrated from England to America. One of the brothers settled in one of the New England States, one in Pennsylvania and one in Virginia.

 

The late Sam Bowles, conductor of the Springfield Republican, was of the New England branch. We are the offspring of the Virginia branch.

 

My great-grandfather David and my grandfather Jesse Bowles, resided in Rockingham County, Virginia and after the close of the Revolutionary War they moved with their families to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and settled in the neighborhood known as Cane Ridge.

 

My grandfather, Jesse Bowles, married Hannah Perkins and to them were born ten children: David, Elizabeth, Stephen, Sally, Jesse (my father), Hughes, Anderson, Robert, Joseph and Mourning. All of my father's sisters and brothers died in Bourbon County, Kentucky except Uncle Hughes and Uncle Joseph. Uncle Joseph was killed and scalped by the Indians at the Battle of River Raisin after the surrender of the Kentucky troops by General Winchester to Colonel Procter of British forces in 1813. Uncle Hughes and family moved to Illinois from Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1830 and settled in DeWitt County on Salt Creek. Uncle Hughes died in the forties leaving a large family by his first and second wives - Walter was the celebrated preacher. The Bowles families of the old Kentucky stock are either dead or have emigrated to other states with the exception of Socrates, a son of Uncle Robert Bowles, and the only male inhabitant now left in Bourbon County, Kentucky by the name of Bowles.

 

Illinois and Missouri have been the general dumping ground of the Bowles fraternity, although Texas and Kansas carry a small representation of more of the offspring of the old stock.

 

My father, Jesse Bowles, was born near Richmond, Virginia in 1779. Mother's maiden name was Chloe Parker. She was born near Baltimore, Maryland in 1781. She had two brothers, Captain Jack and Archibald Parker, who served in the War of 1812. The Parkers also settled in Kentucky at an early date. My father and mother were married at Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1805 and to them seven children were born: Holman in 1806, Elizabeth in 1808 (who died in infancy), Eliza in 1810, Druscilla in 1812, Augustin E. in 1815, Joseph in 1817, America in 1821. Holman married Selina Wilson, a half sister to the late John and James Nichols, in 1827, Eliza married Beauford Morris in 1830, Drusilla married Coleman Talbot in 1830, all in Kentucky.

 

In October 1830 my father and all the family moved to Adams County, Illinois and settled near Quincy. Father Jesse Bowles was a Christian preacher for thirty years prior to his death and was a co-laborer while living in Kentucky with the celebrated Rev. Barton Stone. Father died May 14, 1837. Mother died December 14, 1849, and was buried beside father in the Locust Grove Cemetery on the old homestead farm, four and one-half miles north of Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Sister Elizabeth Morris died in August 1837 of lock jaw caused by stepping on a rusty nail. She left four children, all boys: Warren, Frank, George, Beauford. Holman had by his first wife Selina, five children: William, Jesse, Ann, Elizabeth, Warren. He sold his farm in Illinois in 1871 and moved to Carrol County, Missouri, where he died in May 1872, leaving a large family of children by his second wife.

 

Augustin E. Bowles went back to Kentucky in 1837 and married Rachel Brown, a niece of Beauford Morris, and returned to his Illinois farm in 1838. There were born to them three children: Holman, Ann, William. His wife Rachel died in 1847. He married his second wife, Lucy Prentiss, a sister of General Brery Prentiss. There were born to them seven children. Lucy died and Augustin married his third wife, Augusta Burnett and to them were born three children. Augustin E. died in October 10, 1872, and was buried by the side of his two former wives in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

 

Sister America Bowles married Thomas A. Tate in 1837 and to them were born eight children: George E., Eliza J., John, Jesse, Augustin E., Maggie, Nevada, Tosafa. T. A Tate died in California in 1857. J. M. Bowles married Octavia P. Rollins, daughter of Lloyd Rollins of Clark County, Missouri, on April 16, 1843 and they had six children: Louisa - Feb. 1, 1844, America V. - Dec. 8, 1845, Scott - Jan. 1848?, Jesse M. - Mar. 1, 1850, Ann - Sept. 30, 1852, Bourbon - Nov. 1857. America V. died August 14, 1850 and was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery.

 

On April 19, 1852, Colman Talbot and family, T. A. Tate and family, myself and family, Michael Couchman, John Oliver and wife, sisters of my wife, and their families left Quincy, Illinois with ox teams for California. There were sixteen wagons in our train. We had a very pleasant journey crossing the plains excepting our fear of cholera, which followed the trains to the Black Hills. We lost two teamsters with the dreadful scourge. In passing up the Platt River, it was a daily occurrence to witness from one to ten fresh graves, the victims of cholera. Otherwise, we got along jolly and happy not withstanding we had to be vigilant in guarding camp and stock while passing through the Indian settlements.

 

Our trains were lucky in getting through without any serious loss of property, whilst others suffered more or less by thefts and depredations of the treacherous Redskins. We crossed the Nevada mountains by the Beckwith Pass. The first mining we saw was in "76". The next we came to was the Robbit Creek Mines and there we laid off a few days for rest and some of the train men went to work in tunnels, among whom were Michael Couchman, John Oliver and others. Couchman and Oliver both died at Robbit Creek the following spring from exposure in the damp tunnels. Here our train separated, some going to one place and some to another.

 

Brothers Talbot, Tate and myself, and our families continued on to Sonoma Valley, where we arrived about the fifteenth of October, 1852. Sister America Tate, after remaining a widow four or five years married John Simpson of San Francisco. He died in 1886 and sister America died April 9, 1887 at the White Sulphur Springs near Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. My sister Druscilla Talbot and myself are the only survivors of our father's families.

 

I will now revert back to the pioneer settlement of the military tract of Illinois. After arriving in the fall of 1830, houses were scarce, but they finally secured a log cabin six miles northeast of Quincy. This was the noted winter of the deep snow which fell in December and January 1830-31. The snow measured three feet deep and was on the ground for three months. They used snow shoes in traveling where the trails were broken.

 

In the spring of 1832 my father bought a half section north of Quincy on which he erected a log cabin (4 miles from Quincy). He also entered a quarter section of land for each one of his children.

 

In the spring of 1833 my father prepared two or three acres of ground and planted on it black locust seed, which he brought from Kentucky. The seed came up and grew finely and became a noted landmark. It was the first black locust planted in the military tract. It was known far and near as the Locust Grove Farm situated on the main road leading from Quincy, Adams County, to Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois.

 

Yours respectfully, Joseph Martin Bowles

 

Copied from a copy by Edythe Hastings

 

 

The known children of Richard Thomas III and Elizabeth (Betsy) Bowles were:

 

1.     Philemon, born 3 Oct 1795 Bath Co KY and died 22 Sep 1796 Bath Co KY.

2.     David, born 12 May 1797 Bath Co KY and married cousin Martha Patsy Parker 17 Mar 1816.

3.     Sarah Anderson, born 9 Oct 1799 Bath Co KY, married Lewis Wilson on 6 May 1816 (license requested 30 Apr 1816) in Bourbon Co, KY and died 9 Mar 1868. After Lewis Wilson died, Sarah remarried a Dr. John Marple on 3 Apr 1845.

4.     Frances Frankey Hawkins, born 2 Apr 1803 Bath Co KY and married Benjamin Doggett 17 Jul 1819.

 

Sarah Anderson Thomas

 

Sarah Anderson Thomas was born 9 Oct 1799 in Bath Co KY. She married Lewis Wilson on 6 May 1816 in Bourbon Co KY. After Lewis died on 21 Nov 1841, Sarah remarried a Dr. John Marple on 3 Apr 1845. According to a family researcher, they Sarah and John did not get along and she divorced him. Sarah died on 9 Mar 1868. For more information about the Wilson surname, please see the chapter entitled the same.

 

The children of Lewis and Sarah Anderson (Thomas) Wilson were:

 

1.     Harvey Thomas, born 29 Dec 1817 Flat Rock, Bourbon Co KY abt 10 oclock in the morn, married Margaret Sorency (Silas Sorencys sister!) on 17 May 1838 Bath Co KY and died 17 May 1898 Campbell Co KY at the home of his son-in-law and daughter M.R. and Mary Elizabeth Lockhart, in the Highlands near Newport, Campbell Co KY. Harvey was a merchant, Grand High Priest of the Masons of Kentucky in 1855, Grand Master in 1859 and held every other office of distinction the order could confer upon him and his state, representative from Fleming Co to the KY General Assembly 1853-1855, , representative from Mason Co to the KY General Assembly 1857-1859. Harvey and Margaret lived in Covington KY and educated their children in Cincinnati OH (across the Ohio River from Covington). According to the Elder Richard Thomas Bible, Margaret and Harvey mooved to MO on the 1st day of Sept 1839 & removed to Ky on the 12 Sept 1842. They migrated a number of times, uncommon for that day: Bourbon/Bath Co KY 1838-1839, Johnson Co MO 1839-1842, Sherburne/Fleming Co KY 1846-1851, West Liberty/Morgan Co KY 1857-1858, Bath Co KY 1858-1861, Bank Lick/Kenton Co KY 1890, Bellevue/Campbell Co KY shortly thereafter until his death in 1898.

2.     Elizabeth T, born 14 Sep 1819 Flat Rock, Bourbon Co KY, married Dr. Hardin Rogers (of Bath Co KY) circa 1839 and died 17 Aug 1843 Carroll Co MO. Hardin and Elizabeth came to MO in 1843.

3.     Martha Ann, born 3 Oct 1821 in Flat Rock, Bourbon Co KY, married Silas Sorency on 8 Mar 1838 in Bourbon Co KY and died circa 1862 in Cass Co MO. She is buried in the Union Baptist Cemetery in Cass Co MO. For more information about the Sorency surname, see the chapter so entitled.

4.     Lavinia (Louvinia) Thomas, born 20 Mar 1824 Flat Rock, Bourbon Co KY a little before day in the morning, married Josiah Payne Skillman (b 23 Sep 1807d 31 Aug 1871) on 8 Oct 1840 in Bourbon Co KY and died circa 23 Nov 1886 in Pleasant Hill, Cass Co MO.

5.     Mary Hughes, born 25 Apr 1826 Flat Rock (now Little Rock), Bourbon Co KY, married John F. Belt 1 Oct 1845.

6.     Lewis Faulkner, born 10 Nov 1829 Flat Rock Precinct, Bourbon Co KY, married Mary L. Keeran (b 14 Jul 1833d 28 Apr 1916) on 27 Aug 1850 Cass Co MO and died of cancer 30 Jul 1909 Dayton, Columbia Co WA. At age 18, Lewis enlisted at Paris KY and served in the Mexican War under Capt. Hobbs and was in the battle to capture Cerro Gordo near Vera Cruz Mexicowhere he nearly died of cholera. In 1850 he moved to Pleasant Hill where he was a carpenter, silversmith, jeweler and a merchant: proprietor of L.F. Wilson & Co. Lewis sided with the south and accompanied the confederate guerilla Quantrill on his attacks on the Red Legs of Kansas. During the Civil War, Lewis attained the rank of Captain in the CSA and fought in the Battles of Independence, Cane Hill, West Port, Arcadia and at Iron Mountain, where he led the advance under Captain Jeff Thompson.

7.     Enfield Rosabella, born 12 May 1831 or 1838 in Flat Rock Precinct, Bourbon Co KY, married Jonathan Stamper Wilson (b 22 Jul 1829) on 2 Apr 1857 and died 25 May 1909.

 

 

 

Federal and State Census Records

 

 

THOMAS

 

1810 Federal Census, Bourbon Co KY

Richard Thomas

Males 1 between 10 and 16

1 between 26 and 40

Females 1 under 10

1 between 10 and 16

1 between 26 and 40

 

1820 Federal Census, Bourbon Co KY

Richard Thomas

Males 1 over 45

Females 1 over 45

 

 

 

THOMAS SOURCES

 

         Genealogical and historical research I conducted.

         Early Virginia Marriages by William Armstrong Crozier, with a new index by Anna M. Cartlidge, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973, Baltimore MD. Library of Congress Call Number: F225.C9 1973.

         Kentucky Ancestors Vol. 7 No. 2 (Oct 1971), Pages 85-90 and Vol. 9 No. 1 (July 1973), Page 55: Bible of Richard Thomas III.

         Dr. Jack S. Ingram, M.D, 914 Queen Anne Ave, Medford OR 97504. A researcher by the name of Jack Rhodes was working on the Thomas and Wilson genealogy but had not completed his manuscript when he died. Marjorie Brown, a retired college professor, took on the task of completing a Thomas manuscript. Jack Ingram gave Marjorie all the material he had collected from Jack Rhodes and she had approximately 90% of the manuscript done when she developed a brain tumor and died in 1992. Marjories close friend, Jane Stearns (522 Windswept Dr, Ashville NC 28801), finished the project and a Charlotte NC publisher published the book Twelve Generations of the Rowland Thomas Family in America, and Related Lines in 1993. Jack passed away on 25 Jan 2002.

         The Boone Society's efforts to preserve the final resting place of Edward Boone, brother of Daniel Boone, can be found at: http://www.rockbridgegraveyardboonesociety.org