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John THOMAS b. before 1766;1 died between 7 Aug. 18202 and 31 Aug. 1821
   Rowan (now Davie) Co., NC when administration was granted on his estate
   to John Etchison with Thomas Oaks as his security.3
Nancy -?-, d. between 23 Nov. 1821 when the dower of Nancy "TAYLOR" in the
   lands of John THOMAS was to be laid off4 and 28 Feb. 1822 Rowan (now Davie)
   Co., NC when administration was granted on the estate of Nancy THOMAS
   to John Etchison with James Cavender and Basil Gaither as his bondsmen.5
Children born in Rowan (now Davie) Co:
1. John6 THOMAS living 1823 Iredell Co., NC6
2. James6 THOMAS living 18236
3. Susannah6 THOMAS b. ca. 17909; m.bond George LONGWITH6 21 Jan. 1824;7
   living 185027
4. Ellendor6 THOMAS b. 1790-1794; m.bond David HARRIS6 17 Aug. 1819;7
   d. 18408-185029 Davie Co., NC
5. Lewis6 THOMAS b. ca. 1793;23 m.bond Pinky LONGWITH 11 Sep. 18237;
   d. 186224 to 1863 Monroe Co., KY25
6. Elijah6 THOMAS b. ca. 1795; m.bond Elizabeth "Betsy" BLACK 18 Oct.
   1823;7 d. 1880;10 bur. Hunting Creek, Davie Co., NC10
7. Additional child? The above 6 in 1823 sold their rights in the undivided
   tract of John THOMAS, each share being the "seventh part of said tract."6

Elijah THOMAS and Elizabeth ADAMS (not married) had child born about
1823.11 (Is this Elijah, below???)

Biographical information on Elijah Thomas.

Elijah THOMAS and Elizabeth BLACK had children born in (now) Davie
   Co., NC
1. Elijah10 THOMAS
2. Mary "Polly"10 C.26 THOMAS b. ca. 1825;28 m. Elijah BARNEYCASTLE;10 living
   188012 to 1900.
3. Nancy10,13 J. THOMAS b. 10 Sep. 1826;14 m. William SAUNDERS;10,13 d. 13 Feb.
   1879;14 bur. Smith Grove Methodist Church Cem., Davie Co., NC14
4. Elizabeth10 S. THOMAS b. ca. 1829;31 m. John SAUNDERS;10 d. shortly
   before 18 Mar. 1891, Smith Grove, Davie Co., NC15
5. Frances10 Ellis30 THOMAS b. 19 Nov. 1830;16 m. William Alfonso CARTNER
   28 July 1859;17 d. 3 May 1900;16 bur. Salem Church Cem., Davie Co., NC16
6. Evan10 Jackson THOMAS b. 12 Dec. 1832;18,20 m. Laura RICE 3 Oct. 1859;17
   d. 19 Apr. 188918,20 Iredell Co., NC; bur. Mount Bethal United Meth.
   Church Cem., Iredell Co., NC22
7. David9 H. THOMAS b. ca. 1837;9 m. Margaret Jane CARTNER 29 Dec. 1858;17
   living 186019
8. John9 B.36 THOMAS b. ca. 1839;9 m. Sarah Elizabeth (PARKS)35 STUART 29 Aug. 1865;21
   d. 188032 to 1900;33 probably buried Fork Baptist Church, Mocksville, Davie Co., NC34 
9. Daniel9,17 William THOMAS b. 11 Jan. 1841; m. Mary Adaline WALKER
   28 July 1869;17 living 188012
10.Emanuel9 Shober36 THOMAS b. ca. 1844;9 living 186019

1. Jo White Linn, Rowan County, North Carolina Tax Lists 1757-1800, Annotated Transcripts, (Salisbury, NC: by author, 1995), 270. 1787 list of Basil Gaither lists John as over 21. 2. 1820 Rowan Co., NC, John Thomas househhold, p. 406. 3. Rowan Co., NC court of pleas and quarter sessions 10, 1818-1823 book, August 1821 court term, unpaginated. 4. Rowan Co., NC court of pleas and quarter sessions 10, 1818-1823 book, court held 23 Nov. 1821, unpaginated. 5. Rowan Co., NC court of pleas and quarter sessions 10, 1818-1823 book, Feb. 1822 court term, unpaginated. 6. Rowan Co., NC deeds 29:110-112. 7. Rowan Co., NC marriage bonds. David Harris-Ellender Thomas, Bondsman: Ransom Powell, FHL microfilm 0,500,953. Elijah Thomas-Betsy Black, Bondsman: Ryley Etcheson, FHL microfilm 0,500,956. Lewis Thomas-Pinky Longwith, Bondsman: John West, FHL microfilm 0,500,956. George Longwith-Susannah Thomas, Bondsman: Lewis Thomas, FHL microfilm 0,500,954. 8. 1840 Davie Co., NC, Dav. Harris household, p. 198. 9. 1850 Davie Co., NC census, p. 433, Elijah Thomas household. 10. Record written in 1956 by Sallie (Call) Horn, granddaughter of William Saunders and Nancy Thomas. Photocopy in my possession. 11. Rowan Co., NC court of pleas and quarter sessions, 1823-1828 book, p. 10. 12. 1880 Davie Co., NC census, Mary Barycastle household, and Daniel Thomas household, p. 362D. 13. Sarah Call Death Certificate, NC Board of Health, NC State Archives File 210, #23. Informant was her sister Mrs. Rhoda Long. 14. Nancy J. Sanders headstone, Smith Grove Methodist Church Cem., Davie Co., NC. 15. Elizabeth S. Saunders estate file, 1891, Davie Co., NC estate files. 16. Frances E. Cartner headstone, Salem United Methodist Church Cem., Davie Co., NC. 17. Davie Co., NC record of marriages. Wm. A. Cartner-Frances E. Thomas, 1851-1867 book, p. 45. Evan J. Thomas-Laura Rice, 1851-1867 book, p. 46. D. H. Thomas-M. J. Cartner, 1851-1867 book, p. 44. Daniel W. Thomas-Mary A. Walker, 1867-1876 book, pp. 7-8. 18. Evan Thomas Bible, published ca. 1883, in possession (2002) of Addie T. Bradsher, Roxboro, NC. Photocopy in my possession. 19. 1860 Davie Co., NC census, Elijah Thomas household, p. 23A 20. Russell C. Black and Irene Clanton Black, Iredell County North Carolina Cemeteries, (Statesville, NC: by authors, 1999), 2:89. 21. Nancy K. Murphy, compiler, Davie County Marriages 1836-1900, (Mocksville, NC: Davie Co. Hist. and Gen. Soc., 1998). 22. Evan Jackson Thomas headstone, Mount Bethal United Methodist Church Cem., Iredell Co., NC. 23. 1850 Monroe Co., KY census, Lewis Thomas household, p. 403. 24. Monroe Co., KY tax list 1862, No. 1, p. 19, Lewis Thomas 1 male over 21. 25. Monroe Co., KY tax list 1863, No. 2, p. 39, Pinckrey Thomas no polls, 1 horse, 1 cow, 1 hog over 6 months. 26. Elijah Barnacastle estate file, 1877, Davie Co., NC estate files. 27. 1850 Davie Co., NC census, Susannah Longwith household, p. 386. 28. 1850 Davie Co., NC census, Elijah Barnecastle household, p. 388. 29. 1850 Davie Co., NC census, David Harris household, p. 374, . 30. NC Death Certificates, May 1942, File 2345, No. 27, James Franklin Cartner death certificate. 31. 1880 Davie Co., NC census, Elizabeth Sanders household, p. 364D. 32. 1880 Davie Co., NC census, John Thomas household, p. 385A. Note John had Stewart step-children. 33. 1900 Davie Co., NC census, Albert Foster household, p. 179B. Elizabeth Thomas listed as widowed in household of her brother-in-law and sister. 34. Two unmarked Thomas graves near Sarah E. Thomas. One is likely John. 35. Davie Co., NC 1851-1867 Marriage Register, p. 18. Daniel Stewart to Elizabeth Parks, 16 Nov. 1854. 36. Davie Co., NC school records 1848 Elizabeth S. Thomas, Frances E. Thomas, Ivan J. Thomas, David H. Thomas, John B. Thomas, Daniel W. Thomas 1849 Iven J. Thomas, David H. Thomas, John B. Thomas, Danieil W. Thomas, Manuel S. Thomas, Francis E. Thomas 1850 Davidd Thomas, Ivin Thomas, John B. Thomas, Shober Thomas, Daniel Thomas


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