The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 667, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DR. F. B. THOMAS, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and one of the earliest settlers of Winamac, was born March 10, 1820, and in 1834 emigrated West with his parents to Fayette County, Indiana. Under the tuition of his father, he read medicine, and in 1845 located in Winamac for the practice of his profession, in partnership with a brother. For thirty-five years, Dr. THOMAS has been an active practitioner of the county, and in this time has become acquainted withal most every family in the county. In 1853, he was elected to represent the counties of Pulaski and Jasper in the Indiana State Legislature, but never allowed his name to be used in connection with any other office. In 1861, he raised Company H., was elected their Captain, and was mustered into the service with the Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteers. At Riddle's Point, on the Mississippi River, he was compelled to leave the service on account of rheumatism. He returned home, became editor of the Winamac DEMOCRAT, having also acted as editor before going out in the service, and for a period of twenty-six years has been the life of that paper. He is the only person in Winamac, except one man, who has resided here since his first location."