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Jason Nichols Thomas NICHOLS was born about 1676 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. He died on September 27, 1741 in Chester, Pennsylvania. !The family was Quaker. In 1711 requested certificate of transfer from Rugely MM in Staffordshire. Accepted in Aug 1712 in the Philadelphia MM, 2 years later jointed the Neward\Kennett MM. 1715 warrent for 500 acres in Chester Cty, Pa. He was married to Mary LUDFORD on July 13, 1704 in Staffordshire, England.

Mary LUDFORD was born on November 7, 1687 in Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, England. She died on March 14, 1770 in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Thomas NICHOLS and Mary LUDFORD had the following children:
i. John NICHOLS was born about 1705 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware. !Kennett Monthly Meeting of Friends Records
ii. Mary NICHOLS was born about 1713 in England.
iii. Daniel NICHOLS was born about 1715 in England.
iv. Thomas NICHOLS died about 1788 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was born Est 1717 in Staffordshire, England.
v. Joseph NICHOLS was born about 1718 in Staffordshire, England.
vi. Isaac NICHOLS.
vii. Ann NICHOLS was born about 1723 in Staffordshire, England.
viii. Samuel NICHOLS was born about 1725 in Staffordshire, England. He died about 1777 in Newcastle Co., Delaware.
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Becky Thomas my name is becky [external link] trying to find some family that is related to lenard and nina thomas.they lived in rushville indiana for a long time.i ws told that my family is from kentucky, ariund hazzard [external link] dads name is joe micheal thomsa,my two uncles names are davide and greg [external link] great uncles name is coy [external link]me family members are brenda gorman.susan lynn [external link] if anybody can helo me please let me know. you can reach me at 1906nflat rock river ct.327.rushville indiana46173. becky jo stanley
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Roberta Baum My great-grandmother was Etta May Gorrell was the daughter of Archimedes W. Gorrell and Annie Lock Gorrell. She married William Daniel Thomas with whom she had seven children, two of whom did not live past a year of age. The living children were: Mary Myrtle (my grandmother), Frederick H., Saul, Walter H., and Archie Wm. By 1899, the children were all orphaned when both parents died, not together but about 18 months apart. The eldest was 11 and the youngest was one year old. They were "parcelled" out to family and neighbors, with my grandmother, the oldest two boys and one cousin going to live with their grandparents, A. W. and Annie. One boy lived with a neighbor and is listed as a "servant" in the 1900 census. The last boy was taken in by another family and grew up there, not really knowing his parents.

It's a sad story, really, because most of the boys had hard, or at least, unhappy lives.
Uncles Fred and Walt were in WW1 and both returned in tact. They each married but Uncle Fred was divorced and then remarried to two other women. Uncle Walt remained married and became the father of two sons.

Uncle Saul went out West to Montana where he was a hired hand on several ranches where he died without wife or children. I don't hav a lot of information on Uncle Archie. He did marry and had at least one son.
Mar 08, 2010 · Reply
Kaye Thomas I am searching for descendants of a William Law McRobbie. He was born in Scotland
around 1901. He moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia approx 1924 he was a policeman
then a warder. If anyone is a relative of his could they please email me.

Regards Kaye [contact link]
Apr 16, 2010 · Reply
Henri Thomas I am the daughter of Vincent George Thomas Jr, the son of Vincent George Thomas and Henrietta Mordue married on June 20, 1937. Is this the family of Vincent Thomas of Bellevue WA my grandfather?
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Diane Barkhimer My Vincent Thomas lived in VA & was born abt 1780. Diane.
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Tim Blosser My 7th generation great-grandfather was Henry of Glin Thomas (1710-1743). He was born in Newchurch, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and died in Kent County, Maryland.
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Diane Barkhimer My Thomas ancestors were from Wales and came over very early to Virginia. William ap Thomas Birth ABT 1587 in Glamorgnshire, Gwent, Wales
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Thomas Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

WHITE LIVED ND DIED IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Most Common Thomas First Names

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  • William 3.2%
  • John 3.0%
  • James 2.6%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • George 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.1%
  • Joseph 1.0%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • David 0.8%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Willie 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Jean 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Marie 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Anna 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Louis 0.3%
  • Sarah 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%

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