I have a written family record from the marriage of their son, George Washington Thomas, which I received from a cousin, that has this information listed:
"Barney Thomas the father of the fore going Geo. W. Thomas, was born in Anson, Co, N.C. Oct. 27th, 1807, and died at Ocean Springs Miss Oct. 14th, 1878.
Mrs. Roxy Ann Thomas, (her maiden name was Best), was born in Anson, Co N.C. May 1st, 1816.
Barney Thomas and Miss Roxy A. Best were married in N.C. Jany 1835.
The following were/are(?) the children of the foregoing Barney and Roxy A. Thomas: Elijah, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth Carolina, William Samuel, Penelope Ann, George Washington, Saphronia Catherine, Roxy Helena, Judie Eugenia, James A.
Saphronia Catherine died in Jasper Co., Miss , at six months old."