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    Abel THOMAS

    Male 1816 - 1894  (77 years)


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    • Name Abel THOMAS 
      Born 8 Jun 1816  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 12 May 1894 
      Buried Hope Cemetery, Warren County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Notes 
      • Mable Clair Thomas Wright wrote in a letter to her nephew Forrest, posted on 3-31-1947:
      • "Grandfather's (Abel Thomas) people were Quakers first. Grandfather wanted to play the violin but his father wouldn't let him, because they didn't believe in music. His father said that the Devil was in the violin. They didn't believe in having organs in their churches. They just sang hymns. Even when we went to G.C. to live, the United Presbyterianswho had a church over by Leopolds Hospital, sang without an organ or piano in 1910. "
      • She also wrote, "I must tell you Grandfahter's nickname was Tuck. He batched when he was going to college and ate mostly beans, and he used to write poetry for people and buy his candy. He was great for candy but had no money for it.
      Person ID I400  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 16 Apr 2011 

      Father Isaac THOMAS,   b. 2 Apr 1784,   d. 1833  (Age 48 years) 
      Mother Hannah STARR,   b. 1790,   d. 1867  (Age 77 years) 
      Married 23 Oct 1809  Bush Creek Meeting House, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F1706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Harriet W. BLAIR,   b. 12 Sep 1815, Trenton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1893  (Age 77 years) 
      Married 28 May 1839  Butler Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Rachel B THOMAS,   b. 1816,   d. 1893  (Age 77 years)
       2. Hannah W. THOMAS,   b. 1841
       3. Adelia THOMAS,   b. 1843,   d. 1928  (Age 85 years)
       4. Thomas Corwin THOMAS,   b. 1845,   d. 1928  (Age 83 years)
       5. Isaac Henry THOMAS,   b. 20 Nov 1857,   d. 1 Jan 1926  (Age 68 years)
       6. Eleanor THOMAS,   b. 1848
      +7. Robert Hanson THOMAS,   b. 15 Apr 1851, Galesburg, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1931, Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
       8. Harriet E. THOMAS,   b. 1853,   d. 1871  (Age 18 years)
      +9. Franklin Forrester Thomas,   b. 4 Mar 1855, Abingdon (Abbington), Knox, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1921, Taos, Taos, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
       10. Jessie Josephine THOMAS,   b. 15 Oct 1856,   d. 1 Jun 1890  (Age 33 years)
       11. William Edward THOMAS,   b. 24 Dec 1859,   d. 8 Aug 1871  (Age 11 years)
      Last Modified 16 Apr 2011 
      Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Photos
      Abel Thomas headstone photo taken by Ruth Briggs
      Abel Thomas headstone photo taken by Ruth Briggs