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Isham Thomas, Sr.

Male Abt 1798 - Abt 1865


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  • Name  Isham Thomas, Sr.  [1
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1798  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1830  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Out of 420 households named Thomas in Virginia in 1830, this seems to be Isham (spelled without the "h"): Isam Thomas, White Males: 2 under 5 (James and unknown), 1 between 30-40 (Isham Sr.), White females, 1 under 5 (Eliza), 2 5-10 (possibly Margaret & Unknown), 1 10-20 (possibly Margaret or unknown), 1 30-40 (unknown wife)

      (Other Thomas families in the county are: Abel Jr., Abel Sr., Amos.)
    Census  1840  Union County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Isham Thomas, White Males: 1 under 5 (Isham Jr.); 1 5-10 (name unknown); 1 10-15 (James); 1 40-50 (Isham). White Females: 1 under 5 (unknown); 1 5-10 (Mary C.); 1 10-15 (Eliza); 2 15-20 (unknown and Margaret); 1 40-50 (unknown wife)
    Moved  Abt 1847 
    • Isham likely moved to Iowa in 1847/48, when son-in-law Daniel Tuttle moved.
    Louisa County, Iowa, Census  1849  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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
    Tax Rolls  1849  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census  1850  Florence Township (Historical), Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Isham Thomas was living with the family of his (son-in-law) Daniel Tuttle. Three dwellings distant as listed on the census were three children who are his family: Isham (Jr.), Mary, and James Thomas. They were living with the (son-in-law) William Hall family. Note: also living in Florence Township in 1850 was Isaih Thomas, age 24, born in Virginia, a day laborer working for Cicero Hamilton. Page 111: Isham Thomas, age 52, male, white, born in Virginia
    Occupation  Abt 1852  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    cooper and small farmer 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Monroe Township, Benton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Living with his daughter, son-in-law, and their family, David and Sarah (Thomas) Nicholson. Next listed on this census form was another son-in-law and daughter, William and Eliza Jane Hall:) Isham Thomas, age 59, male, married, had lived 7 years in Iowa, born in Virginia, occupation farmer, native voter
    Died  Abt 26 Apr 1865  Benton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Probate  30 Jan 1867  Benton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • David Nicholson was the administrator in Benton County of Isham Thomas's will. The final report was January 30, 1867.
    Research 
    • In a previous handout of A Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Isham's name was mis-transcribed as "Iskam" Thomas. When viewing the microfilm copies of the book, the Review indeed spells it "Isham" (copy on file).
    Person ID  I11549  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family 1  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  [11, 12
    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
    Children 
     1. (Daughter - 21876) Thomas,   b. Between 1810 and 1825,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Margaret Thomas,   b. 10 Sep 1820, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1869, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Sarah Thomas,   b. Oct 1822, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1887
    >4. Eliza Jane Thomas,   b. Between 1826 and 1827, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856
     5. James T. Thomas,   b. Abt 1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. (Son - 20175) Thomas,   b. Between 1830 and 1835,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary C. Thomas,   b. Between 1833 and 1834, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. (Daughter - 21869) Thomas,   b. Between 1835 and 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >9. Isham Thomas, Jr.,   b. 7 Jun 1839, West College Corner, Union County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1926, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    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.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Flesher,   b. 15 Jun 1810, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1889, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Sep 1853  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Isham Thomas; Bride's Name: Mary Walker; Marriage Date: 30 September 1853; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-6; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956349; Reference Number: Bk 3 Pg 369; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Research 
    • E-mail from Alan Albright, 4/17/2002:

      "Dennis,

      I found Mary Walker and Isham Thomas's marriage date in Des Moines County Iowa marriage book 1835-1853 US/Can 977.796 V29m v 1-2 record number 369 They applied for marriage license on 1 September 1853 were married 30 September 1853 by an O. C. Whitman, County Judge.

      Alan."
    Children 
    >1. Helena Vandalia Thomas,   b. 29 May 1854, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1922, at her home in Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11774  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 652-653 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Township, Enumerated June 8, 1900, Supervisors District 76, ED 87, Sheet 8. Sutro Microfilm box 44E.

    3. [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

    4. [S8192] 1830 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Rockingham County, Virginia; sheet 338

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

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

    7. [S9859] Louisa County, Iowa - Tax Sheets (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Monroe Township, Benton County, Iowa; pages 318-319; Roll: IA_69

    9. [S9858] Vinton Eagle Death Notice Index, The, (An index of deaths in Benton County, Iowa, gleaned by Geraldine Dyson, 1974, from The Vinton Eagle between January 18, 1855 - March 3, 1880.) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S9860] Vinton Eagle Probate Notice Index, The, (An index of county wills in probate in Benton County, Iowa, gleaned by Geraldine Dyson, 1974, from The Vinton Eagle between January 18, 1855 - March 3, 1880.) (Reliability: 3).

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

    12. [S97] Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

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

    14. [S4400] Albright, Alan Earl - Email (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).