He married Emma Vanderbilt on 23 Jul 1838. She was the daughter of Col. J. Vanderbilt.
Thomas, aged 87, passed away on 1 July 1896. He is buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York: Plot: Lot 9899, Section 16. His obituary states that he died at New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, "yesterday," which would have been 26 July 1896. He was the second of nine children. He had brothers Lawrence (deceased), Leonard and Addison G. His wife and six children survived him.
↑ 1.01.1 FindAGrave.com; Created by: Wallace G Lane Jr; Record added: Sep 14, 2014; Find A Grave Memorial# 135915388
↑ 2.02.1 Thomas Atwater Jerome Obituary; New York Times, (New York, NY), Monday, 27 July 1896, Page 4. Accessed at the New York Times Archives 4 Oct 2017
↑ Ancestry.com. U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Newspapers and Periodicals. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. The Digitized Content is licensed from the American Antiquarian Society ("AAS") and may not be reproduced, transferred, commercially or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, outside the terms and conditions of this service without the express written consent of AAS. All rights reserved. "Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church," Page 74; Vol. IX, No. 418, 1 August 1838
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