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Origin of the surname “Thomas:”

 

 

Generation

 

10 

 

9   William Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1573 in England; perhaps the son of John Thomas of Wiltshire.  Died 4 August 1651, age 78, at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony; will dated 9 July 1651.  Employed as a merchant and entrepreneur; one of the group that organized, resourced, and managed Plymouth Colony.

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died before her husband and son emigrated to America.

 

3. Child:

 

a. Nathaniel Thomas: See generation 8, below.

 

8   Captain Nathaniel Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1606 in England.  Died 13 February 1674/75.  Probably immigrated to America with his father before November 1636.

 

2. Wife: Mary (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children:

 

a. William Thomas:

 

b. Mary Thomas:

 

c. Nathaniel Thomas, Jr.: See generation 7, below.

 

d. Elizabeth Thomas:

 

e. Dorothy Thomas:

 

f. Bethia Thomas:

 

7   Nathaniel Thomas, Jr.

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born ; baptized 26 November 1643 at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony.  Died there 22 October 1718, age 75; interred Winslow Cemetery.

 

2. Wife #1: Deborah Jacob

 

Born ; baptized 26 November 1643 at Hingman, Massachusetts; daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Gilman) Jacob.  Died 17 June 1696, age 53, at Marshfield, Massachusetts; interred there in Winslow Cemetery.  Married Nathaniel Thomas, Jr. on 19 January 1663/64 at Marshfield.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Nathaniel Thomas, III:

 

b. Joseph Thomas:

 

c. Deborah Thomas:

 

d. Dorothy Thomas:

 

e. William Thomas:

 

f. Elisha Thomas:

 

g. Joshua Thomas:

 

h. Caleb Thomas:

 

i. Isaac Thomas: See generation 6, below.

 

j. Mary Thomas:

 

2. Wife #2: Elizabeth (Wilkie)(Condey) Dolbery

 

Born 1652/53; daughter of John and Elizabeth (?) Wilkie.  Died 11 October 1713, age 61, at Marshfield, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Captain William Condey about 1681 and had a son (b. 2 Jan 1682/83).  Widow Elizabeth (Wilkie) Condey married (2nd) Andrew Dolberry on 31 December 1689 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Married (3rd) Nathaniel Thomas on 3 November 1696.

 

2. Wife #3: Elizabeth (Dunster) Wade

 

Born 7 February 1637 at Charlestown, Massachusetts; daughter of Reverend Henry Dunster.  Died 1729 at Medford, Massachusetts.  Married (1st) Jonathan Wade (d. 24 Nov 1689).  Married (2nd) Nathaniel Thomas in 1714.

 

6   Isaac Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 19 October 1682 at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony.  Died .

 

2. Wife #1: Anna Tompson

 

Born 31 December 1689 at Simsbury, Connecticut; daughter of Reverend Edward and Sarah (Webster) Tompson.  Died 1 March 1722/23 at Pembroke, Massachusetts, age 33 years, 3 months; interred Pembroke Cemetery.  Married Isaac Thomas 25 October 1711 at Newbury, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Edward Thomas: See generation 5, below.

 

b. Anne Thomas:

 

c. Mary Thomas #1:

 

d. Mary Thomas #2:

 

e. Ruth Thomas:

 

f. (unnamed) Thomas:

 

2. Wife #2: Abigail Cushing

 

Born 31 January 1703/04 at Marshfield, Plymouth Colony; daughter of Joshua and Mary (Bacon) Cushing.  Died .  Married (1st), as his 2nd wife, Isaac Thomas on 14 January 1723/24 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.

 

Abigail (Cushing) Thomas married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Captain Isaac Little (b. 21 Feb 1677/78 at Marshfield, MA, d. 2 Feb 1758 at Pembroke, age 80), son of Lieutenant Isaac and Bethia (Thomas) Little, who had married (1st) Mary Otis of Hingham, and had the following children:

 

a. Lemuel Little:

 

b. Isaac Little:

 

c. Marcy Little:

 

3. Children:

 

a. Abigail Thomas #1:

 

b. Abigail Thomas #2:

 

c. Hannah Thomas:

 

d. Isaac Thomas

 

e. Abigail Thomas #3:

 

5   Captain Edward Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

2. Wife: Rachel Cushing

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Rachel Thomas:

 

b. Edward Thomas:

 

c. John Thomas:

 

d. Anne Thomas:

 

e. Isaac Thomas:

 

f. Nathaniel Thomas: See generation 4, below.

 

g. Joseph Thomas:

 

h. Sarah Thomas:

 

4   Nathaniel Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 September 1750 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.  Died 1 May 1811 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Betty House of Abington, Massachusetts

 

Born March 1755.  Died 27 September 1842, age 87 years and 6 months.  Married Nathaniel Thomas on 20 February 1774 at Abington, Massachusetts.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Nathaniel Thomas #1:

 

b. Nathaniel Thomas #2:

 

c. Betty Thomas:

 

d. Ira Thomas:

 

e. Robert Thomas:

 

f. Mary Thomas:

 

g. Wealthy Thomas:

 

h. Calvin Thomas #1:

 

i. Calvin Thomas #2: See generation 3, below.

 

j. Luther Thomas:

 

k. Deborah Thomas:

 

3   Captain Calvin Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 16 September 1791 at Pembroke, Massachusetts.  Died 10 August 1864, age 72 years, 10 months, 24 days, at Freetown; interred East Freetown Cemetery.  Employed as a farmer in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1850 US Census: Calvin Thomas, age 61 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $4,350.  The household also included his wife, Lois Thomas, age 40 (b. MA); daughter, Jane Thomas, age 30 (b. MA); daughter, Frances Thomas, age 21 (b. MA); son, Charles H. Thomas, age 16 (b. MA) and employed as a mariner; and Henry J. Snow, age 24 (b. MA) and employed as a carpenter.

 

1860 US Census: Calvin Thomas, age 69 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Freetown Township (E. Freetown PO), Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $5,000 and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Lois M. Thomas, age 63 (b. MA); son, Charles H. Thomas, age 26 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer; daughter-in-law, Mary E. Thomas, age 21 (b. MA); granddaughter, Mary J. Thomas, age 7 months (b. MA); granddaughter, Ellen M. Thomas, age 11 (b. MA); and son, Calvin Thomas, age 36 (b. MA) and employed as a stone cutter.

 

2. Wife: Lois Maria Washburn

 

Born 15 July 1797 at Middleboro, Massachusetts; daughter of Salmon and Ruth (White) Washburn of Middleboro, Massachusetts.  Died 8 August 1866, age 69 years, 24 days, at Freetown from complications of a fever; interred with Calvin.

 

2. Wife: Mary E. Harper

 

Born ; daughter of (?) and Nancy (Fuller) Harper.  Died .

 

3. Children:

 

a. Jane Thomas: Born about 1823.  Died 9 November 1856, age 33, at Freetown; interred East Freetown Cemetery.  Married Noah Edminster (b. 24 Jul 1805, d. 18 Dec 1845, age 40 yrs, 4 mo., 25 days; interred with Jane), son of Lemuel and Chloe (?) Edminster, on 1 January 1843 at Freetown.

 

b. Calvin Thomas, Jr.: Born 1 February 1825 at Freetown.  Died 28 November 1863; interred East Freetown Cemetery.  Employed as a stone cutter.  Veteran of the American Civil War.

 

1850 US Census: Calvin Thomas, age 23 (b. MA) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Hope A. Thomas, age 18 (b. MA); and daughter, Ellen M. Thomas, age 1 (b. MA).

 

Calvin Thomas, Jr., age 23, married Hope Ann Richardson (b. 28 Jan 1830 at Freetown), age 16, son of William B. and Elizabeth (Clark) Richardson, on 4 June 1848 at Freetown and had the following children:

 

(1. Ellen Maria Thomas: Born 27 April 1849 at Freetown.

 

(2. Frank Irving Thomas: Born 7 August 1851 at Freetown.

 

Hope Ann (Ricardson) Thomas married (2nd) Newell R. Raymond and had the following daughter:

 

(3. Annie Newell Raymond: Born 27 December 1870.  Die 1 August 1915.  Married William E. Alton (b. 1868, d. 1947).

 

b. Frances Thomas: (female) Born about 1829.  Died after 1850.

 

c. Cornelius Thomas: Born about September 1832.  Died 31 May 1833, age 8 months; interred East Freetown Cemetery.

 

c. Charles H. Thomas: See generation 2, below.

 

2   Charles H. Thomas

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 12 July 1834.  Died 8 August 1905, age 71; interred East Freetown Cemetery.  In 1850 employed as a mariner.  In 1860 employed as a farmer.

 

1860 US Census:

 

1870 US Census: Charles H. Harper, age 36 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Freetown Township (N. Dartmouth PO), Bristol County, Massachusetts.  His real estate was valued at $4,000 and his personal property was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Thomas, age 31 (b. MA); daughter, Mary J. Thomas, age 10 (b. MA); son, Calvin L. Thomas, age 5 (b. MA); and Betsey Cole, age 68 (age 68).  Of interest, Charles' close neighbor was John Rounsville, age 65, and employed as a laborer.

 

1880 US Census: Charles Thomas, age 45 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary Thomas, age 41 (b. MA; father b. England; mother b. MA); daughter, Mary Thomas, age 20 (b. MA) and employed as a teacher; son, Calvin L. Thomas, age 15 (b. MA); son, Charles A. Thomas, age 8 (b. MA); boarder, William Pittsley, age 50 (b. MA; parents b. MA); boarder, Henry Gilman, age 50 (b. ME; father b. ME; mother b. NH); boarder, Henry Spooner (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a teamer; and boarder, James Delano (b. MA; father b. MA; mother b. NH) and employed as a teamer.

 

1900 US Census: Charles H. Thomas, age 65 (b. Jul 1834 in MA; parents b. MA), widowed, and employed as a mail carrier, was a boarder in the household headed by his son, Calvin L. Thomas, age 35, in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

2. Wife: Mary E. Harper

 

Born September 1838; daughter of James J. and Nancy H. (Fuller) Harper of New Bedford.  Died 24 June 1895, age 57; interred with Charles.  Intent to marry Charles H. Thomas recorded 25 January 1859 at Freetown.

 

1850 US Census: James J. Harper, age 32 (b. England) and employed as a rigger, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Nancy W. Harper, age 32 (b. MA); daughter, Mary E. Harper, age 11 (b. MA); son, James J. Harper, age 10 (b. MA); daughter, Elisabeth C. Harper, age 8 (b. MA); daughter, Isadore D. Harper, age 6 (b. MA); and son, William E. Harper, age 4 (b. MA).

 

1860 US Census: No record found for the James J. Harper family anywhere in the US.

 

1870 US Census: James J. Harper, age 53 (b. England) and employed as a ship keeper, was heading a household in New Bedford Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Nancy W. HarperBowye s

 

Mary E. Harper's sister, Addie Harper, lost her husband when her two children were small.  She resided at Black Mountain, North Carolina, where she worked in the hospital.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Mary Jane Thomas: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Calvin "Cal" L. Thomas: Born about 1865 in Massachusetts.  Died November 1934; interred 19 November 1934 in the Congregational Church Cemetery at Lund’s Corner, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Calvin L. Thomas, age 35 (b. Apr 1865 in MA), widowed, and with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his father, Charles H. Thomas, age 65 (b. Jul 1834 in MA), widowed, and employed as a mail carrier.

 

1910 US Census: Calvin L. Thomas, age 45 (b. MA) and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 3 years (her 1st marriage), Lottie Thomas, age 21 (b. MA), who had had no children.

 

Calvin Thomas married Lottie (?).

 

c. Charles A. Thomas: Born June 1871 in Massachusetts.

 

1900 US Census: Charles A. Thomas, age 28 (b. Jun 1871 in MA) and employed as a teamster, was heading a household in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Annie J. Thomas, age 30 (b. Mar 1870 in MA).

 

1910 US Census: Charles A. Thomas, age 38 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on East Freetown Railroad Station Road in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife, Mary S. Thomas, age 33 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had had 2 children, both still alive; "son-in-law," James B. Archer, age 15 (b. MA) and single; and "daughter-in-law," Doris Archer, age 13 (b. MA) and single.

 

1920 US Census: Charles A. Thomas, age 48 (b. MA) and employed managing his own farm, was heading a household on Chace Road in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included his wife, Mary F. Thomas, age 43 (b. MA); and daughter, Mary J. Thomas, age 12 (b. MA).

 

Charles A. Thomas married Annie J. (?) (b. Mar 1870 in MA) and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Mary J. F. Thomas: Born about 1908 in Massachusetts.  Per Grace (Cowen) Howard in a letter to her sister-in-law, Mabel (Froome) Cowen, Mary (Thomas) Chace "made quite a study" of her family's history.

 

1910 US Census: Earnie Chace, age 3, resided in the household headed by his father, Elijah D. Chace, age 49 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as  a lumber merchant.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Alberta B. Chace, age 48 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who had had 13 children, 10 of whom were still alive; son, Leroy M. Chace, age 20 (b. MA) and employed in a saw mill; son, Martin Chace, age 18 (b. MA); daughter, Isabel Chace, age 16 (b. MA); daughter, Agnes Chace, age 13 (b. MA); daughter, Marian Chace, age 8 (b. MA); and daughter, Doris Chace, age 5 (b. MA).

 

1920 US Census: Ernest D. Chace, age 12, resided in the household headed by his father, Elijah D. Chace, age 57 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a jointer in a saw mill, on Chace Road in East Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  The household also included Ernest's mother, Albeta B. Chace, age 57 (b. MA; parents b. MA); and sister, Dorris F. Chace, age 14 (b. MA).

 

1930 US Census: Ernest D. Chace, age 23 (b. MA; parents b. MA) and employed as a trucker (general work), was heading a household on Chase Road in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He was married at age 18.  The household also included his wife, Mary J. F. Chace, age 23 (b. MA; parents b. MA), who was married at age 18; son, Merrill E. Chace, age 4 years and 3 months (b. MA); and son, Malcolm A. Chace, age 1 year and 3 months (b. MA).

 

1940 US Census: Ernest Chase, age 33 (b. MA) and employed as a log trucker, was heading a household on Chase Road in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He had completed 1 year of high school, and he was living in the same township on 1 April 1935.  The household also included his wife, Mary Chase, age 33 (b. MA), who had completed 4 years of high school; son, Merrell Chase, age 14 (b. MA) and in school; son, Malcolm Chase, age 11 (b. MA) and in school; daughter, Nancy Chase, age 10 (b. MA) and in school; son, Thomas Chase, age 7 (b. MA) and in school; and daughter, Irene Chase, age 5 (b. MA).

 

Mary J. F. Thomas married Ernest D. Chace (b. abt 1907 in MA) and had the following children:

 

(a. Merrill E. Chace: Born about 1926 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(b. Malcolm A. Chace: Born about 1929 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  In 1951 was serving in the US Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1) David Arthur Chace.

 

(c. Nancy Chace: Born about 1930 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Married Everett Ellis, who served in the US military in Texas.  Nancy and Everett had the following daughter:

 

(1) Sherry Ellis.

 

(d. Thomas Chace: Born about 1933 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

(e. Irene Chace: Born about 1935 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

Charles A. Thomas married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Mary S. (?) Archer (b. abt 1877 in MA), who had the following children from her 1st marriage to (?) Archer:

 

(1. James B. Archer: Born about 1895 in Massachusetts.

 

(2. Doris Archer: Born about 1897 in Massachusetts.

 

d. Grace Thomas: Died ; interred East Freetown Cemetery.

 

1   Mary Jane Thomas:

"Jennie"

 

Born 8 February 1860 in East Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.  Died there 30 April 11893.  Married Edward Kilton Cown, generation 2 of the Cowen Annex on 15/18 March 1881 in Freetown Township, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

 

 

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