George(?) Thomas

Male Between 1765 and 1774 -


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  • Name  George(?) Thomas 
    Born  Between 1765 and 1774 
    • Date range based on the age of George THOMAS in the 1800, 1810 & 1820 census records. Likely that he was born very close to 1765 in order to have been married and had probably 4 children by 1790.
    Gender  Male 
    Notes 
    • Capt. THOMAS was a commissioned officer in the War of 1812 and had command of a company at the battle of Sackett's Harbor, NY. He died at the age of seventy years. Sackett's Harbor Battlefield is just west of Watertown, NY in Jefferson Co. The Battle was fought May 28-29, 1813. In summary, a small garrison effectively repulsed an attack from Canada by the British.

      Captain Thomas' given name is not clear. A good possibility is that it is George THOMAS based on the following:

      Census 1830
      George Thomas is enumerated almost next door to John Thomas, a brother to Mehitable (THOMAS) TOWNSEND.

      Census 1810 & 1820 at Champion, Jefferson Co. show George's family members include children of ages appropriate to be John and Mehitabel.

      George THOMAS was an early settler at Champion, Jefferson Co. He was old enough in 1812 about 35-40, to be a Captain. No war record or pension application has been found.

      Mehitabel's father died at age seventy. George THOMAS turned seventy sometime between 1830 and 1840 census and is not found among those enumerated in 1840.

      The given name George, doesn't appear in the TOWNSEND line prior to George Warren TOWNSEND, Mehitabel's first born.

      More information of Jefferson County THOMAS family:

      A few miles below Adams Village, Jefferson County, NY, on Sandy Creek, is a locality known as the Thomas Settlement. It was here the Thomas family settled during the early years of the century, and some authorities assert as early as 1800. In the family were four brothers, William, Benjamin, Ezra and Ira, who came from Windham County, Vermont, and made a clearing. In the next year they were followed by their widowed mother and two younger brothers, Elihu and Joel. The Thomas brothers were instrumental in clearing many fine farms in the southwest part of the town, and were withal, thrifty and industrious settlers; and if all memories of the family be true, the brothers were not lacking in patriotism, and served with the militia in the defense of Sacketts Harbor. For many years the Thomas drum and bugle corps was one of the institutions of Adams. Many descendants of the family are still in the county. At the corners where the Thomas improvement was begun, a Capt. Barney opened a public house about 1810, and soon after opened a stock of goods in connection with his tavern. Later he moved to Watertown, where he also kept a tavern, but was afterward accidentally drowned in the Black River.
      !Our County and Its People - Jefferson County, New York; by Edgar C. Emerson; 1898
    Person ID  I45719  Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2006 

    Family  Elsie Clark?,   b. Between 1765 and 1775 
    Married  Abt 1790 
    • Date based on the oldest children in the 1810 census were under16. All children in the 1800 census were under age 10.
    Children 
     1. John Thomas,   b. 1802, Herkimer Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1878, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mehetabel Thomas,   b. Abt Jul 1802, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1854, Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Thomas,   b. Abt 1810, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1877  Group Sheet


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