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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 of slavery'.
'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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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.