I saw this and thought I would post for you.Located on ALGENFORUM Wills.
THOMAS, Henry A. -- Probate of Estate. (This Probate file is located in
the loose files of Morgan County Archives.)
Contact: Jessie Ruth (Green) Sturdivant
Henry A. Thomas was born between 1770-80 (unknown location), died 27 July 1836 in Morgan Co, AL. The final settlement of his estate was accepted by Green P. Rice, on the 23rd day of April A.D. 1838. The first paragraph of the document names the heirs.
This day personally came J. G. Thomas administrator of Henry Thomas dec'd and upon final settlement it appears to the satisfaction of the court, that there remains in the hand of said administrator the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, after payment of all debts & charges against said Estate, which sum is decried to be divided between, Sarah Thomas, widow of decsdent(sic), John Thomas, the heir of Andrew Thomas dec'd, Richard Thomas, William C. Thomas, J. G. Thomas, adm., James Couch in right of his wife Isabella, formerly Isabella Thomas, William West, in right of his wife Sarah, formerly Sarah Thomas, Henry Thomas and Rhodah Thomas, heirs and legatees of Henry Thomas deceased.
(Note: In 1838, Rhoda married John M. Alford. We know that many, if not all, of Henry Thomas' children were born in Tennessee. They may have been in Blount Co, TN, prior to coming to Morgan County, but that has not been proven. JRS)
The following "Petition of Joseph Thomas for Title to Land" is in Morgan County Orphans Court Record Bk 7 (1837-1844), pp 10-12, located at the Morgan County Archives, and reads in part. "The petition of Joseph Thomas of said county represents that one Henry Thomas the father of your petitioner who is now deceased ... sold to your petitioner ... the south east half of the south west quarter of section number fifteen township number six of range number one west .... Henry Thomas was departed this life in said county intestate leaving his widow Sarah Thomas & the following children over twenty one years of age, to wit, your Petitioner, Joseph, Ritchie Thomas, Wm. C. Thomas, Henry Thomas, James Couch who intermarried with Isabella, formerly Isabella Thomas and William West, who intermarried with Sarah formerly Sarah Thomas, all of whom are over Twenty one years of age and Rhoda Thomas an infant under that Age. Andrew W. Thomas one of the sons of said Henry Thomas Decd, had departed this life before his father, leaving his widow Mary L.Thomas and the following children to wit, Culpernia Jane Thomas, Thomas and the following children to wit, Culpernia Jane Thomas, Elizabeth B. Thomas, Emalina Thomas, Noble Harrison Thomas, James R.(or K.) Thomas and Andrew W. Thomas all under twenty one years of age." [Note by transcriber: The eldest son of Henry Thomas, John, was not mentioned, and was probably merely an oversight. This document is the first one found by this researcher which names the children of Andrew W. Thomas. They apparently were not living in Morgan County.
THOMAS, Joseph G.
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Joseph G. THOMAS (born 1807-1810 TN; died 17 Jan 1890 Morgan Co, AL).
Handwritten Will (found at Morgan County Archives) "...my wife to giveand bequeath to her all of my property without reserve consisting of land real estate horses hogs cows household furniture and in fact everything I possess on earth, to be used by her for her own benefit as she may deem proper after my death...", dated and signed 10 Aug 1888, witnesses J. M. McCutcheon and F. M. Wade. On 5 Feb 1890, Sarah Thomas filed in Probate Court the document which stated that Joseph G. Thomas "...departed this life at his residence in said county on or about the 17th day of January 1890..." His widow, Sarah Thomas, was Administrator of the Will, and listed the following as the next of kin (all were residents of Morgan County, except where the document specifically states another place of residence): Widow, Sarah Thomas; son, James Thomas; son, Henry Thomas; Sarah A. Echols, wife of Hiram Echols; Joe Jr., R. M. (residing in Lawrence Co., AL), Jane Hollin, wife of Whit Hollin (residing in Texas) Mattie Brooks, wife of Wm. Brooks; children of Elizabeth Dean, dec'd, viz: Will Dean, Henry Dean, Charles Dean & Ed Dean, all over age 21; children of Lucinda McCutcheon, dec'd, viz: Laura Wilson, wife of Dick Wilson, J(illegible) McCutcheon, Jack McCutcheon, Ada McCutcheon, "Chum" McCutcheon, (name illegible), Mura McCutchen, Morda McCutcheon, George McCutcheon, all minors except Laura Wilson, James McCutcheon & Jack McCutcheon who are over 21 years of age; also children of Eliza Johnson, dec'd, viz: Calvin Johnson, Jr., Ryle Johnson, James Johnson, all over age of 21, and Magie Black, a minor, & Wm. Black & Walter Black both of whom are minors. Also the children of Jack Thomas dec'd, viz: ____ Thomas & ____ Thomas, both of whom are minors and reside in the state of Arkansas. Wm. Thomas the number of children unknown who resides in the State of Arkansas. [Note by transcriber: The names of the children of Jack Thomas were not filled in, and were shown as "____". Additional information on family -- Joseph G. Thomas was the son of Henry Thomas; Joseph's wife was Sarah "Sally" Shafer/Shaver, born 1812 in TN, eldest daughter of William Shafer/Shaver & Agnes "Aggy" Parker.]