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Thomas A. ALVIS

4 May 1851 - 23 Mar 1933

ID Number: I28569

  • RESIDENCE: Shelby Co.Nacogdoches, TX
  • BIRTH: 4 May 1851, Shelby Co. TX
  • DEATH: 23 Mar 1933, Haslam, Shelby, TX
  • BURIAL: Brookland Cem. Shelby, TX
  • RESOURCES: See: [S315]
Father: William Carter ALVIS
Mother: Mary Elizabeth AIKEN


Family 1 : Nancy Elizabeth POUNDS
  1.  Lee Ella ALVIS
  2.  Martha Elizabeth ALVIS
  3.  Willie B. ALVIS
  4.  S.L.C. ALVIS
  5.  John Wesley ALVIS
  6.  Guy Daniel ALVIS
  7.  J. T. ALVIS
  8.  J. W. ALVIS
  9.  Benjamin Rubin ALVIS

Notes


Tom sold eyeglasses. He took his case of glasses and had prospective purchasers try them on until they found a pair which improved their vision. [S315]

                                                  _David ALVIS II______+
                                                 | (1748 - 1814) m 1768
                         _Zachariah C. ALVIS ____|
                        | (1783 - 1840) m 1809   |
                        |                        |_Mary CAUTHON _______+
                        |                          (1750 - 1784) m 1768
 _William Carter ALVIS _|
| (1810 - 1868)         |
|                       |                         _____________________
|                       |                        |                     
|                       |_Peggy Pheraby BARNETT _|
|                         (1780 - 1825) m 1809   |
|                                                |_____________________
|                                                                      
|
|--Thomas A. ALVIS 
|  (1851 - 1933)
|                                                 _____________________
|                                                |                     
|                        ________________________|
|                       |                        |
|                       |                        |_____________________
|                       |                                              
|_Mary Elizabeth AIKEN _|
  (1810 - ....)         |
                        |                         _____________________
                        |                        |                     
                        |________________________|
                                                 |
                                                 |_____________________
                                                                       

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JOHN CARMICHAEL

ABT 1430 - ____

ID Number: I63944

  • RESIDENCE: SCT
  • BIRTH: ABT 1430, Meadowflat, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2432]

Family 1 :
  1. +ELIZABETH CARMICHAEL

Notes


Father: John Carmichael, mother unknown. Spouse: Isobel Sibbald.


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Robert Howard CASH Sr.

ABT 1706 - BEF 6 Oct 1772

ID Number: I15965

  • RESIDENCE: Albermarle and Amherst Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1706, Virginia
  • DEATH: BEF 6 Oct 1772, Amherst Co. VA
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS 20S4-5X [S453] [S1236] [S1671]
Father: William CASH
Mother: Elizabeth SKINNER?


Family 1 : Ruth ELPHINGSTONE
  1. +Stephen CASH
  2. +Benjamin CASH
  3. +Robert Howard CASH Jr.
  4. +Maryanne CASH

Notes


Aka: Howard Cash. Amherst Co. Va. [ Will Bk 1:228-231].
LDS
Marriage 1 Ruth WALKER b: ABT 1708 in Of Amherst Co.,VA Married: 1727 in Westmoreland Co.,VA
Marriage 2 Ruth Howard CASH Married: ABT 1726 in ,Goochland,VA
Marriage 3 Ruth EPPINGTON


Children
Elizabeth CASH b: 1728 in W. Moreland,VA
Rosanna CASH b: 1735 Gchlnd,VA
Sarah CASH b: 1737 Gchlnd,VA
Robert Howard CASH b: 1739 Gchlnd,VA
Joel CASH b: 1740 Amherst co.,VA
Benjamin CASH b: 1741 Gchlnd,VA
Stephen CASH b: 1746 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Ruth CASH b: 1748 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Mary L. CASH b: 1750 Goochland,Amherst Co,VA
Ann CASH b: 1752 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Elizabeth CASH b: 1754 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Sarah CASH b: 1756 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Ruth CASH b: 1756 Amherst,VA
Mary Ann CASH b: 1758 in Of Amherst Co.,VA
Susannah CASH b: ABT 1760 in Of Amherst Co.,VA


Children:
i. Stephen b. Abt. 1730, Va.; d. Bef. June 17, 1799, Amherst Co. Va. m. (1) Jemina Grining; m. (2) Hannah ?.
ii. Ann b. Va.; m. Thomas Powell, bef. 1772.
iii. Benjamin b. Va.; d. bef. Feb 3, 1777, Amherst Co. Va. date will was probated. He m. Nancy Susannah Savage.
iv. Elizabeth b. Va.; m. ? Nuckles, Bef. 1772.
v. Joel b. Va.; d. bef. October 04, 1773, Amherst Co. Date of Admr's Bond, m.Tabitha ?.
vi. Mary b. Va. m. Joseph Lively.
vii.Maryanne b. Va.
viii. Robert Howeard, d. May 06, 1782, Left a Will in Amherst Co. Va. He m. Tamasin Higginbotham.
ix. Rosanna b. Va. m. William Bicknall.
x. Ruth Howard b. Va.; m. Hendrick Arnold., moved to Laurens Co., SC, by 1794
xi. Sarah b.VA; d. VA, bet 1810-1820. m. Joseph Mays.


                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _William CASH _______|
| (1653 - 1708) m 1675|
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Robert Howard CASH Sr.
|  (1706 - 1772)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Elizabeth SKINNER? _|
  (1655 - ....) m 1675|
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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[S453]

[S1236]

[S1671]


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Joel Walker FLOOD

11 Jul 1789 - Apr 1858

ID Number: I103055

  • RESIDENCE: Buckingham Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 11 Jul 1789
  • DEATH: Apr 1858
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3729]
Father: Henry FLOOD
Mother: Mary WALKER


Family 1 : Elizabeth Bolling WEST

Notes


Children:
Henry De La Warr FLOOD b: 14 AUG 1816 d. 1892, Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth TRENT b: 1822 Married: 14 FEB 1838
Eliza Bolling FLOOD b: 1820 Marriage 1 William A POORE Married: 19 NOV 1835 in Buckingham Co., VA



                                                    _____________________
                                                   |                     
                       _John FLOOD "the Immigrant"_|
                      | (1695 - 1783) m 1754       |
                      |                            |_____________________
                      |                                                  
 _Henry FLOOD ________|
| (1755 - 1827)       |
|                     |                             _____________________
|                     |                            |                     
|                     |_ DAVIS ____________________|
|                       (1730 - ....) m 1754       |
|                                                  |_____________________
|                                                                        
|
|--Joel Walker FLOOD 
|  (1789 - 1858)
|                                                   _____________________
|                                                  |                     
|                      _Joel WALKER _______________|
|                     | (1700 - ....)              |
|                     |                            |_____________________
|                     |                                                  
|_Mary WALKER ________|
  (1754 - 1828)       |
                      |                             _Arthur MOSELEY II___+
                      |                            | (1665 - 1729) m 1688
                      |_Sarah MOSELEY _____________|
                        (1705 - ....)              |
                                                   |_Sarah HANCOCK ______+
                                                     (1670 - 1727) m 1688

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Maryann FORSEE

9 Sep 1734 - ____

ID Number: I38740

  • RESIDENCE: King Wm Par. Manakintown, Henrico Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 9 Sep 1734, King Wm Par. Goochland/Henrico Co. VA
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1414] [S1464]
Father: Stephen "Estienne" FORSEE FOUSHEE I
Mother: Marie PERROW


Family 1 : John MAXEY Sr.
  1. +John MAXEY Jr.

Notes


The 9th 7ber, 1734, was born Mariane Farsi, daughter of Estiene Farsi and of Mariane, his wife. Jean Chastain.


[S1464]


                                                                                    ______________________________________________
                                                                                   |                                              
                                       _(RESEARCH QUERY) FORSEE of Manakintown, VA_|
                                      |                                            |
                                      |                                            |______________________________________________
                                      |                                                                                           
 _Stephen "Estienne" FORSEE FOUSHEE I_|
| (1709 - 1773) m 1731                |
|                                     |                                             ______________________________________________
|                                     |                                            |                                              
|                                     |____________________________________________|
|                                                                                  |
|                                                                                  |______________________________________________
|                                                                                                                                 
|
|--Maryann FORSEE 
|  (1734 - ....)
|                                                                                   ______________________________________________
|                                                                                  |                                              
|                                      _Charles PERRAULT\PERROW "the Immigrant"____|
|                                     | (1667 - 1717) m 1700                       |
|                                     |                                            |______________________________________________
|                                     |                                                                                           
|_Marie PERROW _______________________|
  (1710 - 1772) m 1731                |
                                      |                                             _(RESEARCH QUERY) CHASTAIN of Manakintown, VA_
                                      |                                            |                                              
                                      |_Marguerite CHASTAIN _______________________|
                                        (1667 - ....) m 1700                       |
                                                                                   |______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                  

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[S1464]

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Catherine Jane MARTIN

ABT 1820 - ____

ID Number: I30115

  • RESIDENCE: "Stonewall" Scott Co. Versailles, KY
  • BIRTH: ABT 1820
  • RESOURCES: See: [S180] [S1508]
Father: William Holman MARTIN
Mother: Susanna Smith HALE


Family 1 : Warren VILEY
  1.  John Warren VILEY
  2.  J. Breckenridge VILEY
  3.  Martinette VILEY
  4.  Lydia May VILEY

                                                _Antoine Or Anthony MARTIN _+
                                               | (1737 - 1805) m 1758       
                          _James H. MARTIN ____|
                         | (1761 - 1811) m 1785|
                         |                     |_Sarah HOLMAN ______________+
                         |                       (1740 - 1772) m 1758       
 _William Holman MARTIN _|
| (1801 - 1860) m 1820   |
|                        |                      _George Rapine SMITH Sr.____+
|                        |                     | (1747 - 1820)              
|                        |_Esther SMITH _______|
|                          (1768 - 1808) m 1785|
|                                              |_Judith GUERRANT ___________+
|                                                (1745 - 1801)              
|
|--Catherine Jane MARTIN 
|  (1820 - ....)
|                                               ____________________________
|                                              |                            
|                         _Smith HALE _________|
|                        | (1780 - ....)       |
|                        |                     |____________________________
|                        |                                                  
|_Susanna Smith HALE ____|
  (1802 - 1835) m 1820   |
                         |                      ____________________________
                         |                     |                            
                         |_Nancy DOUGLAS ______|
                           (1780 - ....)       |
                                               |____________________________
                                                                            

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[S180]

[S1508]


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Thomas PAYNE "the Immigrant"

ABT 1600 - BEF 1651

ID Number: I76548

  • RESIDENCE: ENG and MD
  • BIRTH: ABT 1600
  • DEATH: BEF 1651
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2930]

Family 1 :
  1. +Catherine PAYNE?

Notes


"Payne, Thomas, St. Mary's Co., 8th Apr., 1648; 25th Aug., 1648. Thomas Hebden, ex. and sole legatee. Test: Philip Ander, John Cage. 1. 18."


"I am very interested in these notes on Marshalls. Here is what I have written about Payne: Thomas Payne/Paine is identified as the father of Katherine Hebden only on the basis of the will of Thomas Payne who named Thomas Hebden his Executor and Sole Legatee.


In 1651, after the death of Thomas Hebden, Katherine Hebden, also, received payment "--in right of Thomas Paine a ffort Soldier deceased by Vertue of an Act of Assembly -" from MD Archives. Ann Stinson in MO Searching Hawkins, Baynes, Fenleys, Marshalls, Harrises and others."

[S2930]

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Josephine Emma SCOTT

ABT 1850 - ____

ID Number: I32485

  • RESIDENCE: of Halifax and Pittsylvania Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1850
  • RESOURCES: See: [S180]
Father: David SCOTT
Mother: Jane Edmund WATKINS


Family 1 : William Thompson SERGEANT

                                                                  __________________________
                                                                 |                          
                        _(RESEARCH QUERY - VA) SCOTT of Virginia_|
                       |                                         |
                       |                                         |__________________________
                       |                                                                    
 _David SCOTT _________|
| (1810 - ....) m 1845 |
|                      |                                          __________________________
|                      |                                         |                          
|                      |_________________________________________|
|                                                                |
|                                                                |__________________________
|                                                                                           
|
|--Josephine Emma SCOTT 
|  (1850 - ....)
|                                                                 _Thomas WATKINS Jr._______+
|                                                                | (1748 - 1816) m 1775     
|                       _Benjamin WATKINS _______________________|
|                      | (1777 - 1864) m 1805                    |
|                      |                                         |_Magdalene DUPUY _________+
|                      |                                           (1753 - 1815) m 1775     
|_Jane Edmund WATKINS _|
  (1809 - 1880) m 1845 |
                       |                                          _John DUPUY ______________+
                       |                                         | (1756 - 1832)            
                       |_Susanna DUPUY __________________________|
                         (1786 - 1864) m 1805                    |
                                                                 |_Mary "Polly" W. WATKINS _+
                                                                   (1766 - 1840)            

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HENRY STANDISH

1316 - 1396

ID Number: I71181

  • RESIDENCE: ENG
  • BIRTH: 1316, Standish with Langtree,Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • DEATH: 1396
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2721]
Father: JOHN STANDISH


Family 1 :
  1. +RALPH STANDISH

Notes


Spouse Unknown

                                             _JORDAN STANDISH ____
                                            | (1234 - 1290)       
                       _WILLIAM STANDISH ___|
                      | (1256 - 1322)       |
                      |                     |_____________________
                      |                                           
 _JOHN STANDISH ______|
| (1286 - ....)       |
|                     |                      _JOHN de EUXTON _____
|                     |                     | (1238 - ....)       
|                     |_MARGARET de EUXTON _|
|                       (1264 - ....)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--HENRY STANDISH 
|  (1316 - 1396)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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John TEASDALE

ABT 1760 - ____

ID Number: I8671

  • OCCUPATION: Officer In The British Army; Merchant & Shipowner
  • RESIDENCE: Manchester, ENG & Charleston, SC
  • BIRTH: ABT 1760
  • RESOURCES: See: [S306] [S316] [S540]

Family 1 : Mary VERREE
  1.  John TEASDALE
  2. +Eliza TEASDALE
  3. +Richard TEASDALE
  4. +Jane TEASDALE
  5.  Mary TEASDALE
  6.  Caroline TEASDALE
  7.  Louisa TEASDALE
  8.  Joseph TEASDALE

Notes


John Teasdale, an officer in the British Army, when in Charleston he was billeted upon Mr. Joseph Veree. He fell in love with Mr. Veree's daughter, Mary, who was very beautiful, and a spirited little American.


He left the army and in 1784 exported to the firm of J. J. Teasdale & Co., Manchester, 8 bags of cotton. The first cotton shipment ever made from the United States to England.


Most of the Teasdale family data was sent to W.E. Fripp, of Walterboro, SC by his cousin Miss Elise Crosskeys of Greenville, SC. She obtained it from Miss Julia Crosskeys. (1835-1923).


A Similar chart of the Teasdale family to settle an estate was obtained by W. G. de Saussure, Atty of Charleston. He said, "all of the Verree children were of age in 1810". A personal note written on the margin of the paper stated that Elizabeth Verree died the 5th of Jan 1836, aged 42 years, 11 months, and 24 days." She was born Jan 12, 1793.


John took his bride to England where their first son was born. He was left with a maiden aunt in Manchester, until he was 19 years old, when he was brought to this country.


Their Children: John, Richard, Eliza, Jane, Mary, Caroline, Louisa, and Joseph. [S316] [S540]

Sources

[S306]

[S316]

[S540]

[S316]

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Capt. John S. THOMASON

30 Jan 1818 - 27 Jan 1905

ID Number: I99323

  • TITLE: Capt.
  • OCCUPATION: Sheriff of Clay Co. MO "Little Dixie"
  • RESIDENCE: Clay Co. MO
  • BIRTH: 30 Jan 1818, Scott Co. Kentucky
  • DEATH: 27 Jan 1905, Clay Co. Missouri
  • RESOURCES: See: notes
Father: Robert THOMASON
Mother: Bethany [Bethene] JONES


Family 1 : Sarah DUVALL

Notes


Sheriff Thomason... Clay Countians owe him 'a debt they will never be able to pay'
By: Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, Editor July 01, 2004


JOHN THOMASON, SHERIFF, AND RELATIVE OF OUTLAW JESSE JAMES


To understand the first in a family line of Liberty law enforcers requires a foundation in local history, starting with the Civil War and harsh times endured by Clay Countians as Union militia ran roughshod over residents in the "Little Dixie" county.


A local historian, the late Sonny Wells, a few months back shared a story he had come across about an incident involving Union treatment of Clay Countians...


A Confederate soldier named Thatcher proved too weak for long marches and the Union commander at Liberty let him go home as "a neutral." But a new commander, Col. William Ridgeway Pennick, ordered Thatcher hanged as a traitor. Pennick's men took Thatcher from his wife and children and carried out the order along the road outside the family home.


Union militia were not the only ones robbing and killing. William Clarke Quantrill and his band of Southern raiders also murdered and pillaged, with Bradley Y. Bond called out of his house May 31, 1864 and gunned down by Quantrill's men for being a Yankee. The next day, June 1, another man, Alvis Dagley, died for the same reason. Four days later, June 6, a man listed only as a slave belonging to Abijah Withers of Liberty took a bullet. The article describing Quantrill's actions concluded: "The murderers and robbers must be driven out or Clay will go down, down, until the waves of destruction close over her as they have over Jackson and Cass counties."


Such actions were nothing new, with Quantrill and about 40 men having ridden into Liberty on March 14, 1862, briefly taking back the town from the Union. In the process, they were said to have shot a federal soldier, Owen Grimshaw, for not giving them information, but Grimshaw, in a letter to the Liberty Tribune on March 28 said that at gunpoint he told "the secesh villains" everything they wanted to know.


Against the lawless background, for purposes of self-preservation, Southern sympathizers in northern Missouri formed the Paw-paw militia. One of their captains included future sheriff John Thomason.


"He was essentially a Southerner, but the Paw-paw militia was made up of a number of different elements, both pro and con the South. They were protecting Clay and Platte ccountians from the Jayhawkers and the Red Legs that came over (from Kansas)," said Gentry Thomason, a San Diego, Calif., English teacher and a descendent of Capt. Thomason.


Retired Tribune Editor Robert H. Miller, in recollections published May 1, 1896, to mark the paper's 50th anniversary, wrote, "Clay County owes ... Capt. John S. Thomason and their Paw-paw militia a debt they will never be able to pay, in saving the county from destruction from invasions of 'Red Legs' (Capt. Charles) Jennison marauders and their kind from Kansas."


Immediately after the Civil War, Thomason would have been able to do nothing with his reputation as a defender of justice. At that time, under the Drake Constitution, Yankee Gov. Thomas Fletcher got to pick people for county offices, who might not have won those offices in an election. Thus, from April 1865 to April 1866, a Fletcher appointee - Liberty Mayor James M. Jones - occupied the office of sheriff. Thus, Jones had the dubious distinction of being the man humiliated Feb. 13, 1866, when the James Boys and friends reportedly held up the Bank of the Clay County Savings Association on Liberty Square...


In the town where James served as mayor and sheriff...


Less than 50 yards from the county jail that Jones controlled...


And the robbery caused more than humiliation for Jones as sheriff - it cost him financially, as Jones served as one of the bank's directors.


Jones did not seek re-election after the robbery, and in the election of 1866, Thomason won, but that did not matter to the Yankees who still ran the government.


"My father being a Southern man, defeated (Sheriff Joseph H.) Rickards by only 17 votes, but could not qualify as sheriff as he was unable to secure his certificate of election during those turbulent times following the war, when Southern men had very little chance of recognition," according to William "Billy" Thomason, John's son.


After the 1868 election, Capt. Thomason took the new title of Deputy Thomason under Sheriff Oliver P. Moss. In those days, the county sheriff also doubled as county tax collector.


On Dec. 7, 1869, Thomason, with another son, Oscar Thomason, had a couple of visitors from outside the county.


"The James Boys had robbed the Gallatin bank and two gentlemen came down from (Daviess County) and asked my great-grandfather to go out to the farm and bring the boys in for questioning," Gentry said. "He went out there and went to the door. Mrs. (Zerelda) James came to the door and what had been a little ex-slave boy (Ambrose) ran to the barn and told Frank and Jesse that the sheriff was there. They already had their horses saddled. ...


"They charged out, jumped a fence and took off down the trail. At that point, my great-grandfather ran back to his horse."


The other members of the posse were not ready, so Deputy Thomason rode after the James brothers alone.


"At some point down the road, Frank and Jesse dismounted and started firing at him, and he dismounted and took cover, but his horse ran over to where Frank and Jesse were, and Jesse shot it through the neck and killed it," Gentry said. "My great-grandfather, in some humiliation, had to go back to the farm and tell Mrs. James that he was going to take one of her horses to get back to town, and she said, 'Over my dead body you're going to take one of my horses!' And he said, 'Well, I'm going to take one of your horses and it would have been better for this county if you'd have died 40 years ago.'


"Wow, right?


"He said it because of Frank and Jesse and all the trouble they were creating."


Ironically, considering what went on between the Thomasons and the Jameses, they were relatives, according to Phil Stewart's article in the Friends of the James Farm Journal of spring 1999.


"Frank and Jesse's grandmother, Sarah Cole, was Zerelda's mother. Cole married Robert Thomason, who became Zerelda's stepfather. This connection means Frank and Jesse's step-grandfather was Thomason's uncle. Thomason and the James boys were second cousins," according to Stewart.


Several years later, the sheriff's son, Oscar, worked on a cattle drive in Texas. The story is that Jesse walked into the cowboy camp.


"He and Oscar started talking and Jesse said, 'I was sorry I had to shoot your dad's horse, but I didn't have any choice. What do you think it was worth?' Oscar said, 'I reckon it was worth about $50.' And Jesse paid him $50 for the horse," Gentry said. "My great-grandfather was still alive, so he must have gotten that money."


Sources agree Jesse gave Oscar $50, but not on the reason. Oscar's brother, Billy, in a 1944 interview, stated when Jesse arrived everyone took up fighting positions, but then they talked and shared a meal, at which time Jesse asked whether Oscar needed money. Oscar said he did not, but Jesse insisted that Oscar take $50, which he did.


Oscar served as a Fishing River Township constable from 1878 to 1884. Although his jurisdiction abutted the James farm, there is no record of Oscar trying to catch the brothers, according to Stewart. Oscar became sheriff in 1886, four years after Jesse's death.


Billy, in a 1925 interview, recalled the main event that occurred while his brother, Oscar, served as deputy under Sheriff Moss, who held office from 1868 to 1872. Oscar had the task of hanging a black man. Sam Walker had been convicted of murdering his wife for suspected infidelity.


"I remember well, on the morning that Sam was hung, seeing him astride his coffin that was mounted on a wagon which was being driven along Main Street from the Square to the Burlington depot. On a vacant plot of ground, just below the depot, a scaffold had been erected. A great crowd gathered and more than 1,000 people witnessed the hanging," said Billy, who served as county sheriff in 1906. "Sam, whose ebbing courage had been bolstered up by several swigs out of a black bottle, stood on the scaffold for hours, talking and bidding friends boodbye."


Gentry came from a line of sheriffs, according to a Sept. 11, 1950, Liberty Advance article: "Wm. H. Thomason, native Clay Countian, died. He was the son of a sheriff, father of a sheriff, brother of a sheriff and a sheriff in his own right."


Gentry did not share his forefathers' enthusiasm for law; instead, he went into teaching.


Gentry lived in Liberty until 1956 when his father left to take an accounting job with an aircraft company in California. Gentry said his only family in Liberty now is found in the cemetery, but he comes back when he can.


"I love this town and did when I was growing up," Gentry said. "I didn't want to leave."


Gentry said that as a youngster he heard one of the old men in town tell him, "'Your great-grandfather was the law.' I didn't know he'd been sheriff - at that point I was only about 9 - but subsequently I learned about it.


"I started buying every book that had his name in it, so I've got a small collection."


Gentry learned his great-grandfather pursued - and dodged bullets from - the two most wanted men in America.


"I've been proud of my family," he said, "and especially of John Thomason."


ęSun-News of the Northland 2004
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1452&dept_id=155076&newsid =12142083&PAG=461&rfi=9


Elected As ABT 1866 Posse with fight with Jessie James
"Thomasson Traces- Lineages of the Thomasson Family, 1677-1990," Volume
I, by Curtis H. Thomasson [Route 9, Box 97, Andalusia, AL 36420] and
Marjorie B. Malloy [19 Magnolia Drive, Newnan, GA 30263], 1990. Printed
by W.H. Wolfe Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 972, Roswell, GA 30077. Copies
available from the authors. {Ref. BK-037}
"The THOMASON Newsletter," Vol 12, No. 46, Spring 1995, by Carol Jacobson,
595 Idylwood Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. {Ref. BK-063}
1970 Missouri Census (Transcribed & annotated entries of Thomasson's)
Children:
2 Oscar THOMASON b: ABT 1848
2 Laura THOMASON
2 Annie THOMASON
2 Cora THOMASON
2 William H. THOMASON + Willie Ann TIMBERLAKE
2 Susan THOMASON
2 John Edwin THOMASON
2 Walter S. THOMASON
2 Minnie D. THOMASON + George W. TAYLOR
2 Claude D. THOMASON b: 25 JAN 1870 d: 6 DEC 1943 + Amanda Jane "Lillie" JESSE b: 16 JAN 1881 d: 29 NOV 1973



                                                   _Samuel THOMASSON Sr._
                                                  | (1722 - 1793) m 1752 
                            _Samuel THOMASSON Jr._|
                           | (1765 - 1829)        |
                           |                      |_Ann PAYNE ___________
                           |                        (1730 - 1803) m 1752 
 _Robert THOMASON _________|
| (1791 - 1864) m 1817     |
|                          |                       _William MCGEHEE _____+
|                          |                      | (1739 - 1819)        
|                          |_Lydia MCGEHEE _______|
|                            (1765 - 1842)        |
|                                                 |_Martha "Patty" COLE _+
|                                                   (1742 - ....)        
|
|--John S. THOMASON 
|  (1818 - 1905)
|                                                  ______________________
|                                                 |                      
|                           ______________________|
|                          |                      |
|                          |                      |______________________
|                          |                                             
|_Bethany [Bethene] JONES _|
  (1799 - 1836) m 1817     |
                           |                       ______________________
                           |                      |                      
                           |______________________|
                                                  |
                                                  |______________________
                                                                         

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