|About Families of Arthur L. Thomas
NOTE: ALL INFORMATION FROM THIS WEBSITE HAS INCORPORATED WITHIN THE TRIBAL PAGES WEBSITE "ART'S
FAMILIES & OTHER FOLK". FOR UPDATES OF DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS, STORIES, ETC. THAT PERTAIN TO THIS
WEBSITE PLEASE VISIT "ART'S FAMILIES & OTHER FOLK" EFFECTIVE 21 NOV 2012. THANK YOU .... Art Thomas
Greetings All, my database,"The Art Thomas Database", started in 1992, now has over
19,000 individuals and is a continuing work in progress. THIS WEBSITE includes only
those direct Ancestor & Descendant family lines, with spouses, that comprise MY
personal family tree and is dedicated to them.
My desire is to share the Love, Hope, Inspiration and Dedication of all those who
came before me and giving all those who will come after me the Determination,
Devotion and above all else the Rememberances of the many individuals that laid the
Foundation for their Being.
My Ancestoral Surnames, Primary Locations and Time Periods are:
LAWRENCE--NC,IN (1830- )
THOMAS--VA,NC,IN,OH (1835- )
Research on my paternal lines begin to 'blur' prior to the 1870's due to
that 'peculiar institution' known as Chattel Slavery. My paternal lines, before the
end of slavery is centered around Edgecombe County, NC. However, recent discoveries
through Family Reunions, Internet research, phone calls and just plain 'luck'
collateral family connections are being made. Slave Schedules, Estate Papers and
Wills of former slave owners are also proving to be invaluable in 'scaling the walls
'Collateral families' to my paternal surnames that have been discovered are BAREFOOT,
CHERRY, DICKENS, DUE, FOREPAUGH, HERRING and MILES. Most originating from the
Edgecombe County, NC area.
My paternal family history becomes more easily documentable following Emancipation
and the end of the Civil War, beginning with the 1870 and later Federal Census
records for Edgecombe County, NC.
Research on the migration and development of these family and collateral lines from
NC into Putnam County, IN (Greencastle) from the late 1880's and early 1890's and
their subsequent family expansion(s) is an ongoing project.
ADAMS--VA,KY,OH (1768- )
ALLEN--NC,VA,OH (1820- )
BRIDGES--KY,OH (1825- )
BROOKS--KY,OH (1825- )
EDWARDS--PA,OH (1790- )
LAFORCE--VA,KY,CANADA (1735- )
LEE--VA,OH (1830- )
McKEE--CANADA,OH (1780- )
RENO--CANADA,OH (1780- )
SCOTT--NC,OH (1810- )
STEWART--NC,OH (1810- )
WALDEN--NC,OH (1810- )
My maternal lines also carry the "weight" of slavery, but that burden was over for
most of these ancestral lines by the late 1700's and early 1800's. Although no longer
in slavery they suffered mightly and overcame many of the slights endured by Free
Persons of Color during the era of the Ohio Black Codes.
These are the families of my children and their spouses. We've tried to include the
grandparents, their siblings & other Ancestors of our grandchildren. Hopefully this
will be of benefit to them as they research ALL of THEIR Family lines. The latest
addition ..... a 6th great-grandchild is William Cory Moss, Jr., our 3rd great-
grandson born 12 Oct 2008, his 'tree' spans 14 generations.
Descendant Surnames, Primary Locations and Time Periods are, but not limited to:
JARRETT--GA,OH (1850- )
MOSS--VA,OH (1795- )
PEAL--NC,IN,OH (1840- )
PETERSON--BAHAMAS,GA,OH (1850- )
POTLOW---NC,OH,MI (1870- )
SANFORD--KY,OH (1835- )
STEPHENS--GA, OH (1864- )
THOMAS--KY,NC,IN,OH (1810- )
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Except for names and familial connections personal information
on living individuals is blocked from view.
Photos have been placed in 3 albums:
1) Arthur L. Thomas Ancestral Families
2) Arthur L. Thomas Descendant Families (best viewed sorted by photo date)
3) Arthur L. Thomas Family History Documents
Family History Stories are located under the PEOPLE button
1) A Dickens Tale - Arthur L. Thomas' North Carolina Ancestors
2) Court Cases - Arthur L. Thomas' Family & the Court
3) Arthur L. Thomas Direct Ancestors born in America prior to 1808
4) Arthur L. Thomas' Adams/Reno Ancestors - Early AA Settlers in Ohio
5) Timeline - Arthur L. Thomas Families (1735-present)
6) UGRR - Arthur L. Thomas Family Involvement with the UGRR Movement
7) Military Service - Arthur L. Thomas Family Members Who Served
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