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James Vernon Thomas (1802 - 1869)

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James Vernon Thomas
Born in Loudon Co., Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Lee Co., VAmap
Died in Lee Co., Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 May 2015
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James Vernon Thomas was born in September1802, Loudon Co., VA. He was the son of Joseph E. Thomas and Elizabeth that had settled in Lee Co., VA and previously of Loudon Co., VA.[1]

James first married Hannah Greiver born February 1803, Smythe, VA. They lived in Lee Co., VA and had 10 children. Hannah died in 1863, Lee Co., VA.[2][3]

The second marriage for James was to Nancy M. Tucker on 21 March 1864. They were married in Lee Co., VA by Rev. R. P. Spencer[4][5]

Nancy and James would have two children; Victoria that died just after birth in 1865 and Daniel Bird Thomas, born 1866. Daniel Bird was named for Nancy's brother, Daniel Bird Tucker.

July 1868 Lee Co., VA-James Thomas writes to Mary Caroline and James Smith in California. "Dear Sister and family, It gratifies me very mutch to see your potographs but I never expect to see aney of you in this World. I want to give you a little advise riatt here. I want you to hold ought faith ful to the end and ras yor Children up in the nutur and adminition of the lorde." James writes to them about Nancy Martha: "When I am gone I wold like for my Companion to be with you if it were how she cold. I never can discribe the prase she is werthy of for the treatment to ward me, she is redy at every call. Farewell to the day of Judgement when we will strike hands to part no more frever. Amen - James Thomas"[6]

James Vernon Thomas passed away in October 1869 in Lee County, Virginia.[7]


  1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, FHL Film Number: 32441, Reference ID: p11 #20
  2. 1850 United States Federal Census
  3. July 1860 Western District, Lee Co., VA United States Federal Census, Page 83
  4. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940, FHL Film Number: 32441, Reference ID: p11 #20
  5. Lee County Virginia Marriage Register 2 (1853-1884), Page: 22 Text: P-11; L-20; 3-21-1864
  6. Copy of letter given to Rebecca Tucker
  7. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, Page 2 - Line: 22

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