Is she my GGreatgrandmother?

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Is Clara Susan Kennamer really my GGreatgrandmother?I have been on a  trip for many years t rying to find out about my Greatgrandmother and then I found out about Clara whose family came over here from Oppau ,Germany  around 1620.It sounds so romantic to me  that I really want  her to be but many of her family say they haven't even heard of  my Greatgrandmother 's name  in t heir  family tree .So  I still go back and forth on Ancestery looking at the names and some of the people have her on it and some don't.Please if you know anything about Clara Susan Kennamer and William Carooll Thomas and their family   from Madison County,Ala  in the 1800's let me know because I am very interested.Oh my Greatgrandmother's name was Anna Eliza Thomas she married John Webster Baker ll from Madison county,ALa
in Genealogy Help by Judy Baker G2G Crew (370 points)

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Try the free search tool at

Here are some likely candidates from that site.  This Clara was b abt 1812-1813 in AL, parents both born in SC.  Husband William C b abt 1803-1806 in TN, parent b VA.

If you plug in the various children's names from the census data, you may find out more and confirm that this is the correct Clara.  For example, when plugging in Montgomery Bennett Thomas, there are several census that the location is: Kennamer, Wright, Marshall, Alabama - which means the township/area is named Kennamer - maybe after Clara's ancestors???

Happy hunting 

ps Please not that when using family search - the pages note the citation to be used for that record at the bottom.


Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974

Name: Robert J Thomas

Death  17 Oct 1918 death place: Woodville, Jackson, AL

Male  White Married Farmer

Spouse Nancy Thomas

birth  19 Nov 1850  Columbus City, Marshal, Ala.

father William Thomas  birthplace: VA

mother Clara Kennamer birthplace: Woodville, Jackson, Ala.


Alabama, Marriages

groom Robert J. Thomas

bride Nancy L. Allison

marriage date: 05 Feb 1903

marriage place: Madison, Alabama



United States Census, 1880 Woodsville, Jackson, AL

self  W. C. Thomas M 75 b abt 1805 TN /VA/VA

wife  C. Thomas  F 68 b abt 1812 AL /SC/SC

son  Geo. Thomas M 18 AL



United States Census, 1870   Woodsville, Jackson, AL

 William C Thomas M 64y Tennessee

 Clara Thomas F 57y Alabama

 Robert Thomas  M 19y Alabama

 Montgomery B Thomas M 17y Alabama

 William G Thomas M 15y Alabama

 James H Thomas M 13y Alabama

 Sarah A Thomas F 12y Alabama

 Rebecca J Thomas F 10y Alabama

 Sarah A Thomas F 19y Alabama


United States Census, 1850 Marshall county, Marshall, AL

 William C Thomas  M 44 Tennessee

 Claracy Thomas F 33 Alabama

 William L Thomas M 18 Alabama

 James M Thomas M 14 Alabama

 Nancy L Thomas F 12 Alabama

 Isabel Thomas F 10 Alabama

 Margarett L Thomas F 8 Alabama

 David A Thomas M 5 Alabama

 Joseph P Thomas M 2 Alabama


Another example from familysearch

Name Montgomery Bennett Thomas

death date 20 May 1921

death placeWoodville, Marshall, Alabama

gender Male

race (standardized)White

age at death68y 11d

birth date 09 May 1853

birthplace Woodwell, Ala.

marital status Widowed

spouse's name Martha Jane Thomas

father's name Wm. S. Thomas

occupation Farmer

cemetery Pisgah Cemetery

burial date  21 May 1921


selected by Keith Baker

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