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FROM WHENCE I COME: Genealogy Research of K.M. Thomas

Updated April 20, 2009

About Our Family Research


My ancestors came to the U.S. from North Wales, England, Ireland, France and various parts of New England. They all connect with me through New York State. From New York, others migrated to Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, California, and other parts of the United States.

For the past eight years or so I have been researching my family lines.

With this homepage, I hope to connect with others and discover new and interesting information relevent to my family research. Please check out my files listed on this site for more in-depth information on my ancestors and their descendants.

Check back, as I will be adding new info. to the site as I am able. If you have any specific questions or comments on the information included on this site, please don't hesitate to e-mail me.







 
Family Photos
  • My GG-grandmother, Sarah Cooley Rougeot Brown (33 KB)
    Sarah E. Cooley was born in Cork Co., Ireland about 1830. She came to the U.S. about 1839. She was married first to Cadet T. Rougeot of Rome in Oneida Co., NY abt. 1849. They had nine children together. Their daughter, Eliza Ann Rougeot was my G-grandmother, married to Gerard C. Jones of Rome, NY. Following Cadet's death she was remarried in abt. 1896 to Ellery C. Brown of Verona, NY. She died May 6, 1909 in Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY. Her father was John Cooley Sr., a printing compositor in Utica, NY, whom emigrated from Herefordshire, England in 1851 with her step-mother Anna, and their four children. I am currently searching to find out the name of and other information on her mother, of Cork Co., Ireland.
  • Welsh Choir (34 KB)
    My paternal grandfather, Charles Samuel Thomas was active in this Oneida Co., NY group, sometime after he immigrated from Dwyran, Angelsey, No. Wales in May 1907. He resided with his sister, Ellen Jane in Remsen. The family were Calvanistic Methodists, so I assume this choir was affiliated with that church. "Charley" is standing in the top row, second man on the left.
  • General Stilwell with Richard Henry Thomas - 1944 (95 KB)
    My dad was an original "Merrill's Marauder" in WWII. This is a picture of him taken with General Joseph W. Stilwell when he was recovering in the 20th General Hospital in India. *See links below to learn more about "Merrill's Maurauders".
  • Israel Jason Cannon - Wisconsin Veteran's Home (112 KB)
    Standing next to the pole is my great-grandfather who served as a private in the 23rd Wisconsin Regiment, Co. C. He died at the Wisc. Vet's Home in Waupaca Co. on May 16, 1941, at the age of 101. He was the last surviving Civil War vet from Waushara Co., WI. *See link below to get more of his story.
  • Parthena Quimby Lindsey Cannon Wightman (55 KB)
    This is my paternal G-grandmother born 1865 in Dale, WI and died 1921 in the Wisc. Vet's Home in Waupaca Co., WI. She was married first to Charley Lindsey, second to Israel J. Cannon, and third, to John Wightman, all Civil War Vets. She had six children by Israel Cannon. I am researching her Quimby line, via Horace L. Quimby and Electa Maria Grandy. I am also seeking info. on her first husband, Charley Lindsey. Any help in these areas would be very much appreciated.
  • The Delaney Brothers (115 KB)
    The sons of Timothy and Alice Purcell Delaney, who were originally of Ireland. The family migrated down through Canada into Vermont, where sons Patrick Sr. and Edward were born, then on into New York State, settling in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co. Standing in this picture is my G-grandfather, Patrick Henry Delaney Sr., seated is his brother Timothy Jr., and Edward Delaney Purcell. I am seeking to discover more about the movements of this family, including where they originated in Ireland, where they landed in Canada, and where in Vermont my G-grandfather was born. There are many unanswered questions about both the Delaney and Purcell families, so if you can add info., please don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Related Files
  • Translation of Chapel Dwyran C.M. Cem. Records (2 KB)
    Several of my Welsh relatives are buried in the Chapel Dwyran Cemetery. I ordered a publication from the Gwynedd Family History Society which lists the text of the headstones there. For my relatives only, this document translates that text from Welsh into English.
 
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