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Isham Thomas, Jr.

Male 1839 - 1926


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  • Name  Isham Thomas, Jr.  [1, 2
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Alt. Birth  7 Jun 1838  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Born  7 Jun 1839  West College Corner, Union County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1840  Union County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Listing under Isham Thomas (Sr.): 1 male under 5: This would have been Isham Jr.
    Louisa County, Iowa, Census  1849  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Page 7 (Index) Head of household: Isham Thomas, Number of persons in Household: 3 (this appears to have been misread or mistyped when compared to the acutal image below:)

      Actual Image for: Isham Thomas

      2 males in household under 21 (either James or the son whose name is unknown born 1830/35, and Isham Jr., born 1839)

      1 male in household over 21 (Isham Sr.)

      Total: 3 males

      2 females in household under 21 (Mary C. Thomas and the daughter born 1835/40 whose name is not known)

      Total: 2 females

      Family total: 5 persons
    Alt. Birth 
    • Isham is listed as born in Ohio, Iowa, and Indiana in assorted census enumerations (see below). It is very likely he was born in Indiana, and came to Iowa in the 1840s with his father, and the Tuttle and Hall families.

      According to the 1850 federal census, he was born in Iowa; according to the Iowa 1856 census he was 18 but had been in Iowa only 8 years; according to the 1880 census, he was born in Ohio; according to the Iowa censuses of 1885 and 1895 and the federal censuses of 1900 and 1910, he was born in Indiana.
    Census  1850  Florence Township (Historical), Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (living with his brother-in-law, William Hall, and his family:) Isham Thomas, age 12, male, white, born in Iowa (sic)
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ishamn Thomas 18, Male, 8 years in Iowa, from ** (transcriber couldn't read it), Laborer (apparently should have read "Isham N.")
    Residence  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military  Between 1861 and 1865  [4
    • Isham fought in the Civil War in the Iowa 19th Regiment.
    A Timeline of the History of the Iowa Nineteenth Regiment During the Civil War
    A Timeline of the History of the Iowa Nineteenth Regiment During the Civil War
    Isham Thomas Jr., the son of Isham Sr. and his first marriage to Nancy Whitman, was a member of the Iowa 19th Regiment during the American Civil War. He was injured and mention was made of that in a history of the Regiment which was posted online a few years back. This document is a record of the regiment during the war. (Note: This document is in .pdf format.)
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to Mary J. Thomas, living with her and daughters: Ella, Anna, Sarah and "Lurene" Thomas:) Isam (sic) Thomas, white, male, 43, married, working as a railroad section hand, born in Ohio (sic), father and mother both born Ohio
    Occupation  1880  [10
    a railroad section hand 
    Iowa State Census  1885  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with wife Mary J., and daughters: Anna, Sallie, and Louie Thomas:) Isham Thomas, age 46, male, married, laborer, born in Indiana
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Listed with wife, Mary J. Thomas, and daughter Louie R. Thomas:) Isham Thomas, age 57, male, married, born in Indiana (?), occupation laborer, religion = none
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Married to Mary J., living with her and daughter, Sallie Thomas:) Line #27, Dwelling #200, Family #200: Isham Thomas, head, white, male, born June 1837, age 62, married 35 years, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, occupation N. G. (0-1-1-), could read, could write, could speak English, owned his home, a house not a farm
    Census  1910  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Mary J., living with her and daughter, Louie Thomas:) Line #78, Dwelling #161, Family #162: Iskam Thomas, head of household, male, white, age 72, married (once), married for 47 years, born in Indiana, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, spoke English, occupation own income, could read, could write, owned his home, had a mortgage, a house not a farm
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Line number: 105: Isham Thomas, head of household, male, white, age 86, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $2000, amount of insurance on the home: $1000, number of years in Iowa: 80, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Indiana, name of father: Isham Thomas, father's birthplace: Virginia, name of mother: Nancy Whitman, mother's birthplace: Virginia, place of marriage of parents: Virginia, occupation laborer or unclassified, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
    Died  20 Feb 1926  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Funeral Notice  23 Feb 1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Thomas Funeral to be Held Wednesday
      Morning Sun Civil War Veteran Will Be Buried There Tomorrow.

      Morning Sun (IA), February 22. -- The funeral of Isom (sic) Thomas, aged Morning Sun citizen and Civil war veteran, who passed away Saturday morning, will be held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Reverend H. W. Winter officiating. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schuler, the latter a daughter of Mr. Thomas, arrived from Chicago, Sunday.

      Another daughter, Mrs. Sallie Gawthrop, will arrive Tuesday evening. Also two nieces came from Vinton, Iowa, Mrs. Harvey Snyder and Mrs. Enoch Tuttle.
    Buried  24 Feb 1926  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 15
    Obituary  25 Feb 1926  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR PASSES ON.
      Isham Thomas Reaches Ripe Age of 86 Years.

      Isham Thomas was born in College Corner, Indiana, on June 7, 1839, and died at his home in Morning Sun, on Saturday morning, February 20, 1926, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 13 days.

      The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Reverend H. W. Munster, assisted by Reverend J. S. Booton.

      The interment was at Elmwood cemetery, where members of the Grand Army Post from Wapello, took part in the exercises at the graveside. A firing squad from the local Legion fired the salute.

      The relatives called here for the funeral were: Mrs. Sallie Gawthrop of Santa Monica, California; Mr. and Mrs. John Schuler of Chicago, Mrs. Ella Harris and family and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winters of Wapello, Mrs. E. Tuttle and Mrs. H. Snyder of Vinton, Mrs. Claude Miller and Clayton Brumm of Mediapolis, Mrs. Chas. Friedeman and L. T. Brumm of Burlington.

      The following veterans from the Grand Army Post at Wapello, were also present at the funeral: W. C. Saunders, J. L. Murray, J. F. Heins, A. C. Bond, Tarlton Wilson, Henry Pike, Henry Murray. Messrs. Herman Gast of Grandview and Philip Richley of Wapello, are the only veterans now living in this county who were in Mr. Thomas' company.

      While yet a small lad he came to Iowa with his parents and has since that time spent practically his whole life in and near Morning Sun. On September 23 1863, he was married to Mary Jane Strope, with whom for nearly 50 years he shared the joys and sorrows of life. She passed away on February 19, 1913. To this happy union were born eight children, four dying in infancy. The four children, all daughters, who remain to cherish the memory of a good father are: Mrs. Ella Harris of Wapello, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Duryea of South Bend, Washington; Mrs. Sallie Gawthrop of Santa Monica, California; and Mrs. Louie Schuler of Chicago, Illinois. Besides the four children he leaves sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, five nieces and a nephew, besides numerous friends and neighbors who hold him in high esteem and pause to pay tribute to his life and worth.

      Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Union army from Wapello, and on August 7, 1862, was mustered into Company G, 19th Iowa Infantry. He served this company as First Corporal and he was several times wounded in action. Over a quarter of a century ago he settled down in the home in which the final summons reached him.

      He had, since the war, been an active and prominent member of the A. M. Taylor Post of the Grand Army of the Republic of Wapello. He was also a soldier in the army of his Lord Jesus Christ and for many years had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Morning Sun. He had a genuine religious experience ever entertaining a lively hope of a blessed immortality and reunion with loved ones, and gave glowing testimony of his faith in and devotion to his Saviour. He has looked for months and years to the home when, his earthly pilgrimage ended, he might walk the streets of the City of God, and be with the throng that have triumphed over man's last enemy, even death.

      The last years of his life were made as comfortable as possible by the faithful care and tender ministrations of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Mead.

      He loved his home, his country, his God. He had the inner qualities that made things around him charming and beautiful.
    Organizations  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Isham Jr. was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [16
    • Name: Isham Thomas; Sex: M; Born: 1838; Died or Buried: 1926; Age: 88; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: GAR; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-74; Notes: born 7 June 1838; died 20 February 1926; -GAR Marker
    Person ID  I19  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Isham Thomas, Sr.,   b. Abt 1798, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 26 Apr 1865, Benton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Whitman,   b. Between 1790 and 1800, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1849 
    Married  21 Mar 1820  Rockbridge County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 17
    Virginia Marriage Records 
    • Groom: Isham Thomas; Bride: Nancy Whiteman; Date: March 21, 1820; Location: Rockbridge County, Virginia
    Virginia Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Isham Thomas; Bride's Name: Nancy Whiteman; Marriage Date: 21 March 1820; Marriage Place: Rockbridge, Virginia; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86866-2; System Origin: Virginia-EASy; Source Film Number: 33799; Collection: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
    Documents
    The 1849 Louisa County, Iowa, Census
    The 1849 Louisa County, Iowa, Census
    A sheet from the 1849 Louisa County census with the household of Isham Thomas Sr., listed. There were two females and three males in the household; these were family members from Isham's first marriage to Nancy Whitman, who was deceased by the time of this census.
    The Louisa County, Iowa, Tax Rolls in 1849
    The Louisa County, Iowa, Tax Rolls in 1849
    Information collected on the 1849 census for Louisa County was compiled into tax rolls for the county for that year, which was later transcribed and typed into this list.
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Jane Strope,   b. 17 Nov 1839, Fayette County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1913, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  Sep 1861  [19
    Married  23 Sep 1863  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 20, 21, 22
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Thomas, Joham (sic); Spouse: Strope, Mary J.; Marriage Date: 23 September 1863; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Children 
    >1. Ella Decora Thomas,   b. 7 Dec 1862, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1941, south of Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Anna Roxa Thomas,   b. 8 Sep 1867, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1932, South Bend, Pacific County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Sarah Roxy "Sallie" Thomas,   b. 19 Aug 1870, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1951, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Willie D. Thomas,   b. 3 Jun 1873,   d. 20 Apr 1874
     5. Louise R. "Louie" Thomas,   b. 14 Jul 1878, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1928, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. (Child - 47438) Thomas,   d. Bef 1910
     7. (Child - 47439) Thomas,   d. Bef 1910
     8. (Child - 47440) Thomas,   d. Bef 1910
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F21  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Thomas Funeral To Be Held Wednesday; Morning Sun Civil War Veteran Will Be Buried There
    Thomas Funeral To Be Held Wednesday; Morning Sun Civil War Veteran Will Be Buried There
    The funeral notice of Isham Thomas Jr. Isham Thomas Jr. was the son of Isham Thomas Sr. (born 1798) and Nancy Whitman (circa 1790-1840). Isham Jr. was born June 7, 1838, in Indiana, and married Mary Jane Strope (1839-1913) September 23, 1863, in Louisa County, Iowa. Isham fought in the Civil War, was injured, recovered, and was the father of 8 children, four of whom died in infancy. His known children were: Ella Harris, Anna Roxa Duryea, Sarah "Sallie" Roxy Gawthrop, Willie D. Thomas (1873-1874), and Lorena "Louie" R. Schuler. Isham's father was the second husband of Mary (Flesher/Walker) Thomas, and the father of Helena Vandalia (Thomas) Brumm.
    Veteran of Civil War Passes On; Isham Thomas Reaches Ripe Age of 86 Years
    Veteran of Civil War Passes On; Isham Thomas Reaches Ripe Age of 86 Years
    The obituary of Isham Thomas Jr. Isham was born at College Corner, Indiana, on June 7, 1839, the son of Isham Thomas Sr. (1798-1865) and Nancy Whitman (1790-1840/1850). His parents were natives of Virginia. After the death of his mother, some of his family moved to Louisa County, Iowa. Several of his siblings and their families scattered to other parts of Iowa, but Isham remained in Louisa County, where he married Mary Jane Strope (1839-1913) September 23, 1863. They had eight children, four of whom died in infancy, or very young. Four daughters grew to adulthood. The family lived in Morning Sun Township and later the town of Morning Sun. His daughters were Ella Harris, Anna Roxa Duryea, Sarah Roxy "Sallie" Gawthrop, and Lorena R. "Louie" Schuler. Isham died February 20, 1926, and was buried February 24 at the Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa

    2. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Florence Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 29-2; Supervisor's District 15; Sheet not numbered, #3 of 20 in Florence Township; August 22, 1850

    3. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Isham Thomas, living in Morning Sun Iowa

    4. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township.

    6. [S96] Thomas, Isham (Jr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 25, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4989] 1840 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Union County, Indiana; Sheet 567

    8. [S7978] 1849 Louisa County, Iowa, Census (Reliability: 3).
      Roll: IA_117

    9. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa, Iowa p. 34; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco California.

    10. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Town, Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    12. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 87; Supervisor's District 74; Sheet 8A; Page 90 8483; June 8, 1900

    13. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 98; Supervisor's District 1; Sheet 11B; Page 2444; May 11, 1910

    14. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa

    15. [S6027] Thomas, Isham (Jr.) - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, February 23, 1926; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

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    18. [S98] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S93] Thomas, Mary Jane (Strope) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, February 22, 1913; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 4).
      Source Information: Batch number: 8812032; Sheet 14; Type: Film; Source Call #: 1553181.

    21. [S95] Holland, James Dennis - Email (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).