I have a copy of a book, THE THOMAS FAMILY OF ENGLAND, MARYLAND, NORTHCAROLINA, DESCENDANTS OF "REV." TRISTRAM THOMAS Through his Great Grandson CHRISTOPHER THOMAS (THE EMIGRANT1635), compiled by Mrs. Therold (Louise) Heiselman, that I found in the public library in Rockingham, N.C.There is information in this book that might be of help to some members of the JARMAN FAMILY.I will copy part ofwhat I have found so far.This will be quite lengthy, due to the need to set up the history, show how many family names that can be found in the old Anson Co., N.C., area, etc.I hope this is not too boring to anyone.
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"Tristram Thomas apparently joined the Friends Society after his marriage to Jane (NOTE BY BOBBIE:This was Jane Kemp, dau. of Robert Kemp, who married Robert Clothier first, thereafter marrying Thomas Eubanks Junr., and were all Quakers.), for he and his son Stephen Thomas were witnesses to a marriage at Cecil Monthly Meeting, Talbot County, Maryland in 1732.Thus, they were members either at Cecil or Treadhaven monthly Meeting.Stephen had married Mary Clothier of Treadhaven Monthly Meeting in Oxford near the mouth of Tread Avon River, Talbot County, Maryland, January 1731.Mary Clothier was the daughter of Jane (Kemp) Clothier Eubanks, who had married Tristram Thomas in 1723.Mary Clothier was thus a stepdaughter to Tristram and a step-sister to Stephen.(I imagine there should be a record of her death in the Monthly Meetings in 1767.)(Jane Keep's mother was Elizabeth Webb."
"On March 3, 1726, Thomas Thomas of Queen Anne's County, planter, sold to Trustram Thomas, of same, cordwainer, (so Tristram was both a planter and cordwainer) for 9,000 pounds of tobacco --- 200 acres called 'Hawkins Pharsalia" in the fork of the main branch of Tuckahoe Creek (part of said tract had been sold to John King'.Signed:Thomas and wife Susanna.(recorded Queen Anne's Deeds, Liber IK, N.C., Folio 104."
"At the time of his death, Trististram Thomas apparently owned "Hawkins Pharsalia" the 200 acres he had bought from Thomas Thomas in 1726, and 33 acres of "Alcock's Pharsalia", which he must have bought at another time, plus the homestead he lived on which apparently was part of the original tract of "Trustram" not sold to Arthur Emory in 1723."Tristram's sister Anne Thomas had been born at "Trustram" about 1677.She had married Arthur Emory about 1701 and had died November 10, 1721.They had seven children one of which was Arthur Emory, Jr.The land transaction was probably Arthur Sr.)"
"Tristram Thomas died in 1746.We have his will.
Trustram wrote his will 13 Dec. 1745 and it was probated 4 March 1745/6.His name was written Trustram in his will and many of his records."
"To his son, Stephen Thomas and Mary His Wife -- 80 acres corner of land, where he now lives, part of a tract called "Hawkins Pharsalia" and at their decease, to Robert Thomas, son of Stephen and Mary.To son Philemon, 60 acres adjoining upon branch of Tuckahoe Creek.To son, Benjamin (After decease of my wife) my homestead plantation, the remaining part of plantation, called "Hawkin's Pharsalia", together with 30 acres.To my sons and daughters:Tristram and Simon Thomas, PENELOPE JARMAN, ANNE JARMAN, and Nancy Landman widow, 500 pound of tobacco each."
This is all that I will write concerning the JARMANS now, but I will list others who appear to be Collateral Lines:
I believe the PENELOPE JARMAN mentioned in the above will is the "Penelope" written by Penelope Dabbs, widow of William Dabbs, who died c1830.At least some of the Dabbs seemed to be Quakers.They had lived in Anne Arundel Co., Md, Kent Island, Md., and then moved on down to Virginia, and ultimately to old Anson Co., N.C.I had thought for some time that there could have been a connection with the Thomas family, but had to prove it.I realize I have not proven it so far, but I am still working on to do this.
I do hope this will help some of you Jarmans.
Bobbie Williamson-Dabbs Ledbetter