(Thomas), Deborah

Birth Name (Thomas), Deborah
Gender female


possible maiden-name of Diehl or Burkhardt if Thomas's came from York Co, PA with the Diehls. I have DNA matches to Diehl/Burkhardt descendants.

other possible maiden-name might be Davenport, d/o Glover and Ann Davenport, because gg-grandchild was named "Montiville Glover Cassetty"

Warrington (York) Meeting of Quakers, 1786-1805, "Deborah Thomas" made elder. Appears to be 1786 or 1787. pg.52. Appears to be the wife of James. "James and Deborah Thomas admitted from Exeter with their 3 children: Lydia, James, and Deborah...as an approved minister dated June 26th 1780."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between 1755 and 1760      


Family of Thomas, William and (Thomas), Deborah

Married Husband Thomas, William ( * between 1750 and 1755 + 1821 )

"All Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania" on ancestry.com:
Name: Dorothea Thomas
Description: Bride
Event: Marriage
Date of Event: May 1770
Place: York Co., PA
Remarks: From Hanover and Lebanon
Church: Records of Baptisms and Marriages by Rev. Johan Stoever for York County, Pennsylvania, 1730-1779
===> groom appears to be "Peter Thomas" and bride is named "Dorothea Strohfuss" May 20, 1770, 11 months before Ephraim Thomas was born.
Two Peter Thomas's in the York Co, PA tax records: one in Reading and one in Dover. The Dover one disappears after 1786. Only matching name in Dover is "Strohley". While interesting, "Dorothea" is not "Deborah" and "Peter" is not "William".

Moved from Franklin County, VA to Jackson County, TN in 1804

Likely that Ephriam is son of William, surety to Sarah Thomas marriage with Thomas Cassity
Probably also David Thomas and Mary Thomas, wife of Joseph Davenport.

Other early Thomas marriages in Jackson Co, TN, District 3
William Thomas and Nancy Young - [kdd] is a DNA match to descendant of William Young Thomas and Narcissa Johanna "Norris" Searcy. Young's were next door neighbors to Davenports in District 3, Jackson Co, TN.
perhaps related to Zachariah Thomas and Mary Young who married Aug. 8, 1794 in Franklin Co, VA?
Cyrus Sharp Sloan s/o Samuel m Flora Ann Thomas before 1832. (District 2 or 3)

Probably related Thomas and connected names in Franklin Co, VA Marriage Bonds;
Slone, Jesse and Deborah Thomas, dau. ->David <-and Deborah, June 5, 1790. [incorrect: should be William]
Teal, Adam and Caty Baker, dau. Geo.,Nov. 19, 1790. Sur. Caty Thomas. 52.
Thomas, Ephraim and Caty Teal, dau. Adam and Mary,Jan. 19, 1791. Sur. David Thomas
McGuire, Elijah and Sary Robertson, 23 yrs. old,Mar. 7, 1791. Sur. Ephraim Thomas.
James, Samuel and Patsey Sneed, dau. John,Apr. 6, 1791. Sur. Ralph Thomas. 52.
Thomas, Zachariah and Mary Young,Aug. 8, 1794. 20.
Cassetty, Thos. and Sarah Thomas, dau. Wm. and Deborah, Feb. 25, 1796. Sur. Ephrem Thomas.
Slone, James and Sarah McGuire,Sept. 8, 1797. Sur. Daniel Thomas.
Thomas, David and Sarah McGuire,Sept. 8, 1797. Sur. James Stone. [ Slone? one of these is wrong!]
Thomas, Pleasant and Polly Kennaday,Mar. 6, 1800. Sur. James Kennedy. 66.
Thomas, Cornelius and Elizabeth Slaughter,Apr. 7, 1806. Sur. John Slaughter. 44.
Crow, (Groxxx) John and Nancy Thomas,Oct. 7, 1811. Sur. Aaron Hodges.
Vance, Peter and Fanny Thomas,Oct. 20, 1811. 122
James Blackley and Salley Johnson, December __, 1792, Ralph Thomas, surety.
William Ealy and Mary Rallings d/o Mary, October 23, 1780, William Thomas, surety.
George Thomas and Winney Adams, 27 Nov 1797, Thomas Adams, surety.
Nancy Thomas and Jacob Reed, 17 Apr, 1800, Frederick Gooldey, surety. Consent of William Thomas the father [sic] of Nancey.
(Martha Hurt married David Thomas in Amelia County, Va. by bond dated November 27, 1784.)

1786 Franklin Co, VA Tax List: William and David Thomas, Adam and Nicholas Teal
1788 Franklin Co, VA Tax List: William Thomas and Adam Teal
1799 Franklin Co, VA Tax List: William, David, and Ephriam Thomas
Aug 15 1812 Jackson Co, TN Tax List: William, David, William, Hiram
[ TN Early Tax Lists on ancestry.com ]
These Thomas's appear to be neighbors in the tax list, in same district in Jackson County. It seems unlikely they would be unrelated, but several trees claim Hiram is son of William Thomas and "Elizabeth Woolfolk" of Orange Co, VA, e.g.,
, and had brothers Lewis, William, and Humphrey. Hiram and Lewis families moved to Hamilton Co, IL

from "An old Virginia court : being a transcript of the records of the first court of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1789, with biog" on ancestry.com -
20 Nov 1786 Parriss vs Hale leave is Granted the Pltf to take the Depo, of Alex' Thomas.
Mar 1787 On the Motion of Milley Thomas. Judgt. is Granted her against John Livesey Gent. (NE. of Gogginsville)
12 Apr 1787 A Deed Robert Ellison to George Thomas Ack'd & O.R. A Deed of Conveyance from George Thomas & Sarah Thomas to Robt. Ellison Ack'd & O.R.
Jun 1788 George Thomas is appointed Lieut. & James Myer Ensign in the Compny of Capt. Greer... Aug 1788 George Thomas came into Court & Qualif'd as a Lieut in the Militia of this County.
29 May 1788 Charles Thomas who prosecutes on behalf of the Com. Wealth...for arrest of James Lynn, aka Thompson pg 132
April 1789 Isham Hall meets George Thomas in court! George Thomas, Foreman, ...sworn as Grand Jury... for trial against Isham Hall. [ Isham Hall and partner accused of theft from Owen Ellison]
==> If this is Sarah d/o William and Deborah Thomas, implies George is brother.

"We also notice in (Ibid Ref Pg 292 Book 8) that in August Court 1786 in the case of GRAHAM VERSUS ARTHUR- Deborah Thomas was allowed pay for three days attendance as a witness and that Mary Graham and William Thomas were also allowed for three days attendance."

Many of these names in descendants of Charles Thomas b~1739 VA m. Judith Ripley/Patterson
=> If our William Thomas was related, he would be Charles brother. One reference says Charles married in Appomattox Co, VA...

To divide up the names between Charles Line:
Pleasant, Cornelius, Charles, Milly, Polly, Judith, Richard
, and William's Line, ie, all the rest:
Mary, Sarah, Ephraim, Deborah, George, David, Daniel?, Zachariah, Ralph, Alexander

Name Birth Date Death Date
Thomas, Ephriam1771-04-011840-12-05
Thomas, Deborahabout 1772
Thomas, Sarah1775after 1840
Thomas, Nancyabout 1777about 1858