Thomas Henry was born on 29 May 1819 at Wilberforce, New South Wales.
His parents are Thomas Graham and Mary Maria Hodgetts
He had 13 siblings
Thomas grew up on the Lock farm.
He was educated and could read and write
Thomas married Sarah Ann McKellar on 24 August 1843 in Wilberforce, New South Wales.
Thomas was 24 years old and Sarah was 17.
There is some doubt about Sarah's identity - Sarah Ann Callar or Sarah Greentree.
Thomas and Sarah had 13 children
Legal and Financial Problems
In 1862 when his father died Thomas took possession of the farm as Thomas Orlando Reynolds lease had expired.
William Jasper, who had a "life interest in the farm" quickly pressed his claim, which Thomas refused to recognise.
To avert what was believed to be a takeover Thomas and a Thomas Anderson (husband of Mary Ann Graham) agreed that Thomas Anderson would buy the land and they would then shared half each.
Unfortunately it didn't work and after a complicated legal battle Thomas Graham was declared insolvent in 1864 and Thomas Anderson was also declared bankrupt.
William Jasper acquired the farm in 1866 and also bought all of Thomas's belongings at auction for 11 pounds. William later sold the farm in 1867 for 260 pounds.
Thomas suffered from sciatica and found farming difficult.
He became a butcher in Windsor.
In later life his eyes deteriorated an was eventually unable to see properly
On 2 December 1865, during the legal fight his wife had to write letters on his behalf as his eye sight was so bad. Some letters written by Sarah Ann Graham on Thomas's behalf to Thomas Anderson still exist.
Thomas died on 12 June 1904 in Freeman's Reach, New South Wales
He was buried in June 1914 in Wilberforce, New South Wales
Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages / 4837 / 1819
Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages / 283 / 1943
The Brave Pioneers 1788-11988 by Richard J. Hodgetts.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Thomas: