THOMAS

Tooms

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

The Thomas family originates in Switzerland as the “Tooms” family.  They migrated from Switzerland to Heidleburg , Germany .  The Tooms became Lutherans and changed their name to Thomas .

Martin Thomas and a brother traveled from Rotterdam aboard the “Grown” arriving in Pennsylvania on 30 Aug 1749.  Martin and his brother established the town of Heidleburg , Pennsylvania (located near the present day Lancaster , Pennsylvania ).

Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas , b. 1704, Germany ; m. Barbara (Unknown), b. 1704.  Martin & Barbara Thomas had a son:

                Jacob Thomas , b. 26 Mar 1752, Cumberland Co., PA

Jacob Thomas

Jacob Thomas, son of Martin & Barbara (Unknown) Thomas, b. 26 Mar 1752, Cumberland Co., PA; d. 1824; m. 1777 to Louisa Shultz, d. 11 Mar 1822.

Revolutionary War

Served as a private in the 8th Class of Capt. Nash Abramies Company.

  Jacob & Louisa (Shultz) Thomas had ten (10) children[i]:

1.  Thomas , b. 27 Jul 1778; m. Susan Weaver .
2.  Mary Shierte , b. 1789; d. 1790.
3.  William ; m. ____ Roller.
4.  Susan , m. Lorton White .
5.  Polly , m. _____ Grabeel.
6.  daughter, m. Jessie Morton .
7.  Adam , m. Elizabeth McNew .
8.  Jonathan (Jothanth), b. 25 Jul 1800; d. 11 Jan 1864; m. Jane Carmack .
9.  George Slaler , b. 1775-1780; m. Catherine Ingle .
10.  Isaac , b. 9 Nov 1791; d. 27 Apr 1882; m. 9 Nov 1817 to Rebecca Barb .

Found in marriage records[ii], Lorenzo D. Thomas, m. 12 Feb 1839 by J. Kelly , preacher, in Harlan Co., KY to Jane Bailey .


The known ancestor of this Thomas line is:

Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas m. Margaret Peggy ” Bowman.  Lewis & Margaret (Bowman) Thomas had children:              

1.  Margaret “Nora” Catherine , 13 Mar 1850, Lee Co., VA; m. Issac Baker
2. 
Helen Thompson , b. 6 Sept 185?, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA

Margaret "Nora" Catherine Thomas

1.  Margaret "Nora" Catherine Thomas, daughter of Lewis & Peggy (Bowman) Thomas, b. 13 Mar 1850, Lee County, VA; d. 7 Jul 1909, , Lee Co., VA, buried in the Baker Cemetery, Ely’s Creek, Lee Co., VA (Her name is shown as Larena C. on her headstone). m. 7 Sept 1880, Claiborne County, TN[iii] to Both of Issac Baker's marriage were performed by Zion Robbins on Issac Baker, son of John & Permdy (Van Noy) Baker, b. 24 Mar 1850, possibly Claiborne County, TN; d. 2 Apr 1910, Lee Co., VA, buried in the Baker Cemetery, Ely’s Creek, Lee Co., VA.  Children of Issac & Nora ( Thomas ) Baker:

1.1.  Margaret “Mary” Lee, 13 Jul 1881, Lee Co., VA; d. 26 Nov 1964, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1900 to George Washington Woolard.
1.2.  Moses Sampson , b. 12 Jun 1883, Lee Co., VA; m. 3 Aug 1904 to Sarah Ann Williams .
1.3.  John Wesley , b. 13 Nov 1886, Lee County, VA; m. ca. 1902 to Sarah Catherine Coffman .
1.4.  William Jess , b. 19 Feb 1889; d. 30 Dec 1968, Smyth County , VA ; m. Nancy Elizabeth Rogers
.  SEE BAKER & ROGERS
1.5.  Joseph Holland/Holiday, b. 2 Mar 1890, Lee County, VA; d. ca. 1927, killed in mining accident; m. to Mary Tritt. 
1.6.  Thomas Franklin, b. 26 Oct 1892, Lee Co., VA; d. 25 Apr 1977, Lee Co., VA; m. Emmer Pearl Rogers.


[i] p. 172
[ii]
Harlan County Marriage Records”
[iii]
Claiborne Co., TN, Marriage Records