Allan Thomas
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Allan Harl Thomas (1951 - 2021)

Allan Harl Thomas
Born in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United Statesmap
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Brother of , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half], [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half], [half] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half]
Husband of [private husband (1960s - unknown)]
Died at age 69 in Hammond, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Allan Thomas was a wonderful member of our WikiTree community who has passed away. Allan Thomas made many contributions and will be missed.



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Favorite memories aren’t meant to be sequestered in photo albums or exiled to attics,

they should be shared.

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Allan Harl Thomas was born in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States to parents Frank Seldon Thomas and Dorothy Marie Simmons. Dr. Ben Crawford delievered Allan. On the paternal side his relations are the Thomas, Harl, Conerly, Robertson, and Simmons families.[1]

On the maternal side his relations include - Daniel Webster Simmons, Thomas Carroll (son of Richard Willis) . Richard Willis was the son of Black Bill (son of Willis Simmons and Jane Goslin).[2]

Allan grew up in Walthall County, Mississippi and Cypress, Harris County, Texas. His grandfather picked him up in Houston, Texas and took young Allan home to Mississippi to live with him.  He grew up on the Bogue Chitto river on Conerly land. [3] (Allan discussed his genealogy with Richardson-7161 14:18, 29 September 2021 (UTC).

Allan was lucky enough to have many sisters and brothers. See the list on this page to see all of their names. Many are living so will show as unlisted for privacy.

Allan in his 20's.

He lived some years with his grandparents. In 1969 Allan graduated from South Pike High School, Magnolia, Mississippi. [4]


Allan's chosen profession was a Chef. He trained at the NYU Chef School (Culinary Institute of America in New York). He told Mary My best gig was creating and selling Gumbo for $100/gallon. He shared with Mary stories of his years of working for Amtrak. [5]

Allan at Amtrak
Gumbo, by Allan

Allan worked for Amtrak. The positions for Amtrak involved working on train runs from New Orleans to Chicago to New York and Miami, Florida. He worked for Amtrak until he retired.


1) CHEF for Amtrak
2) Bartender for Amtrak
3) Maitre de for Amtrak
4) Union Representative for Amtrak (H.E.R.E. Union Rep)
5) Lastly he was Safety Coordinator for the southeast U.S. For this he spent 20 hour/day on the phone and conference calls.[6]

Allan's words to Mary: It started out - I needed benefits and I was a Chef by profession.Then I wanted to be the Bartender on the City of New Orleans Amtrak- THAT WAS FUN!! I worked from New Orleans to Chicago- New York and Miami. [7]

When on the Amtrak trips to Chicago and other cities, Allan sometimes bought a ticket for his mother, Dorothy Marie Simmons, so that she could travel a bit with him. [8]



Allan's words: My best gig was creating and selling Gumbo for $100/gallon. [9] He shared with Mary stories of his grandmother, the images of paintings, tales of creating collages, and of buying (4 ft tall) plaster Indians which he painted and sold.

Aioli Dinner hosted by Allan and friends

Allan and friends hosted one of the Creole Aioli Dinners, based on the Aioili paintings painted by Georg Rodrigue. His sons were present at the dinner. Aioli Dinners held by Louisiana Creole families and others.

Earlier in life he was an award-winning portrait painter. Allan painted large paintings of the folks that hung around Andy Warhol's Factory- such as Holly Woodlawn- Jackie Curtis - Candy Darling. In the last two y ewars, Allan painted again using the paints and brushes of Ron Damien Garcia, such as swamp scenes and clouds. Mary Garcia has photos of two of the early paintings and two of the last year of painting. Richardson-7161 09:44 PM,10 Sept,2021


(Allan Harl Thomas)
Date: 2008[10]
516 RR 1, Magnolia, MS 39652[10]
Residence Date: 2008
Address: 5959 Annunciation St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70115 [10]
Residence Date: 2004
Address: 529 S Rendon St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70119 [10]
510 29th St, Miami, FL 33137 [10]
Residence Date/Place 3 Nov 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70119[10]
August, 2005 Allan owned a home in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. [11] Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005. The levees were overwhelmed by rain and the storm surge. New Orleans was devastated by the hurricane.
Allan Thomas survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA on 2005
New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

Allan survived the Hurricane Katrina. Allan's New Orleans home was hit hard. He had it repaired, but ended up moving to Mississippi. This is Allan's street in New Orleans after Katrina:

New Orleans' street
post-Hurricane Katrina

Hammond, Tangipahoa, Louisiana is the next and last place where Allan lived.

Allan and WikiTree

Allan & Dad, genealogy

WikiTree has lost a valuable member and researcher. Allan Thomas created many profiles, projects, and space pages while on WikiTree, beginning in 2013.

In the years of 2014, 2015, 2016 Allan and Mary Richardson created New Spain Subproject (Nueva Espana) for the original Southern Colonies, which is now inactive. The early Southern Colonies participation for both Nueva Espana (New Spain) and its space spages show his work. The names listed on those space pages may be different, but the changes log records all changes and shows Allan's work.

Examples are:

On WikiTree, Allan was a Ranger, a member of the original US Southern Colonies Project, the War of 1812 Project, the Creek Indian Project, the Military and War Project, Military and War Google Group, United States History Project (Texas) and some of the south Texas counties as well as Southern Pioneers project. He wrote many profiles as well as space pages.

A former Leader shared this with Richardson-7161:
Allan Thomas researched and created the Creek War Space pages. He was my go to person for his knowledge in this area.
Allan has documented his significant research on the War of 1812 dealing specifically with the Creek Wars which were simultaneously being raged within the Indian Nation. His documentation and profiles bring the Creek Wars to life as deserving recognition as a sub-project. Well Done Allan

Allan Thomas also participated in the Original Profile of the Week 2014 and the Roll of Honor Military Showcase Profiles. In this he won nominations and profiles won the showcase profile award.


Here is the Allan Thomas image, Wikitreers will identify.

Allan, on Wikitree, 2013-2021
Allan Thomas.


Allan had a generous, and affectionate heart. He was a friend of many. As Allan would say You're my friend

In 2020. Allan was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. July, 2020, surgery was done to insert a titanium rod into his right femur to stabilize the leg which caused him enormous pain. Two rounds of Radiation and Chemotherapy were done during 2020-2021.[12]Richardson-7161 12:39, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Allan Harl Thomas passed away August 5, 2021 in Hammond, Tangipohoa, Louisiana, United States. Cremation of the body was done. Burial is pending. He will be greatly missed by his family, coworkers, WikiTreers, and his good friends. Find A Grave: Memorial #230489641 [13]


These are DNA links of Interest to Allan


  1. Paternal-A digital copy of The Silver Creek Simmons Family page 312 , digital page 321
  2. A digital copy of The Silver Creek Simmons Family page 47, digital page 55]
  3. Allan's statements
  4. Personal Communication to Richardson-7161 10:23 PM, 10 September, 2020 (UTC)
  5. Personal Communication to Richardson-7161 03:23 PM, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  6. Personal Communication to Richardson-7161 7:30 PM, 15 Oct 2020 (UTC)
  7. Personal Communication to Richardson-7161 03:00 , 20 Sept 2020 (UTC)
  8. personal Communication between Allan Thomas and Richardson-7161
  9. personal Communication between Allan Thomas and Richardson-7161
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5
  11. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch ( : 30 September 2019), Allan Harl Thomas, 2004.
  12. Memory of Richardson-7161

Allan Harl Thomas's family tree on WikiTree (@WikiTreeOfficial).

Thomas Family Tree


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Allan or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Allan Thomas: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #291107
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Allan Thomas: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1, haplogroup H, FTDNA kit #407400
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What a truly beautiful profile! I know he will be missed by many.
posted by Mindy Silva
Allan is ill. If you need help with profiles of Allan Thomas, contact Mary Richardson I will do my best to help you.
posted by Mary Richardson
Mary - I am so sorry to hear this news. I really enjoyed working with Allan.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you Liz.

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posted by Mary Richardson
No wonder we are slight cousins.. Its that Scottish blood.. Is this one related to Col. Sam?
posted by Mary Richardson