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Rev. John Thomas, Esq.

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Nansemond County, Virginia
Death: December 3, 1788 (83)
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Wilson County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Thomas, of Nansemond and Mary Thomas
Husband of Christenater Thomas
Father of Reverend Jonathan Lawrence Thomas, Sr.; Maj. Theophilus Thomas; Millicent Horn; Theresa Hill; Richard Thomas and 2 others
Half brother of Richard Thomas; John Thomas, Jr.; Barnaby Thomas; Elizabeth Thomas and Joseph Thomas

Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Rev. John Thomas, Esq.

DAR Ancestor #: A113044

John Thomas left Nansemond County, Virginia in 1740 and settled near the Indian village of Tosneoc on Bear Branch in what was to later become the northeastern part of Wilson County, North Carolina (1855). He later organized a Primitive Baptist Church in 1756.


John Thomas son of John Thomas and grandson of Michael Rogers on 03 Apr 1751 as John Thomas of Nansemond County deeded to John Daughtry son of William Daughtry of Isle of Wight 105 acres in Queen's Grave Swamp said land being part of a patent of 1650 acres to Richard Thomas , Jonathan Robinson, and John Saunders in 1681, and said Richard Thomas devised 550 acres of this land to his son John Thomas and three daughters Phoebe, Elizabeth, and Sarah by his last will 08 April 1687 and by the death of the aforesaid John Thomas to his son John Thomas.

Deed Book 8, page 379.

(17 Century Isle of Wight County, VA, Boddie, page 496.)

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Rev. John Thomas, Esq.'s Timeline

October 11, 1705
Nansemond County, Virginia
Age 27
Isle Wright, Virginia, USA
October 4, 1735
Age 29
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
Age 31
Bertie Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA
March 8, 1740
Age 34
Wilson, Edgecombe, North Carolina
Age 36
Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA
Age 38
Edgecombe County, Province of North Carolina
December 3, 1788
Age 83
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States