Note that the children in David d. 1796 matches in the will and in the Prayer Book.The other 'Famous David' went to KY and died there close to 1820, so they are not the same people.Our David was a Baptist minister of the Ketoctin Baptisit Church.His father was a 'Famous Owen Thomas' who went around establishing Baptist churches in PA.
Owen Thomas, father of Sarah THOMAS Nichols, is also a point of error.One year, there were 2 men named Owen Thomas on the Loudoun Co VA tax list. One was a tanner [ours] and one was a shoemaker.The shoemaker will move to OH and in the 1830's make a pension application.Ours, a tanner like his father, died 26 Aug 1800.In addition, he did not serve in a VA Regiment as did the one who was still alive in the 1830s.There is a family letter to Martha DAVIS Thomas during the war.It mentions that her brother Mordecia and Owen Thomas were in the same Regiment.I reference that below.
I should also point out, on the deed where David Thomas purchased the land that became known as Cherry Grove in Loudoun Co VA, it states that he was of Vincent twp, Chester Co PA, as he had not yet moved to Loudoun Co at that time.He was tanner and was going to stay in one room of the house until the previous owner had harvested his crops.
David Thomas m Ruth ROGERS
Baptised 3 May 1740 Welsh Tract Baptist Church, DE.
DAVID THOMAS Prayerbook.:
and Adminstration of the
R--- and Ceremonies of the Church
------ [acording?] to --- Use of
The CHURCH of ENGLAND
---- with the
PSALMS of DAVID
Printed as they are to be said or sang
Printed by T. Wright andW. Gill, Printers to the UNIVERS.
Sold by S. Crowder, in Paternoster Row, London, and by
in the High Street,
Owner 1984: William W. Thomas, Spottswood, Virginia.
[The death dates have been added in a smaller, different handwritting.]
A second copy of the family page was also found.
It is believed by family that this was done by Owen's daughter Matilda.
This copy was found Oct 96 by ELA from Jefferson Thomas account book,
Manuscript Collection,file #649, Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg VA.
It was donnated to the library by Ann WHITEHALL Thomas of Loudoun Co VA.
David Thomas was born on Munday ye 27th of June 1726.
Died July 15, 1796Married August 1753
Ruth Thomas was born on Sunday ye 25 of Feby 1727/8. Died
Owen Thomas their son was born of Tuesday the 9th of July 1754.
And died 20 of August 1799 [should be 1800 - His will was
written 20th day of May in the year 1800 and proved Sept. 8,
1800, Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book F, page 184]
Elizabeth Thomas was born on Wensday 31st of August 1757.
August 10th died 1783
Philip Thomas was born on Munday 14th of July 1760, and
died December 6th 1824.
Margaret Thomas was born on Wensday 30th of March 1763 and
Diedof August 1764.
Hannah Thomas was born of Tuesday 17th of September 1765.
Died July 10th, 1785.
George Thomas was born on Sunday 22d of November 1767.
DiedOctober 2, 1815.
Sarah Thomas was born on Munday 4th of December 1769 . Died
March 3, 1811.
Susanna Parsons was Born 26 Day of June 1773
Elizabeth U. Thomas was Born on Thursday 26 ofJune 1799
Jefferson C. Thomas was Born on Tuesday 4th March 1802
Herod Frank Thomas Was Born on Sunday 31 of January 1798
On the second page of Matilda's copy, only record there:
Swithin Nichols departed this life March 1, 1856.
Loudoun Co VA Will Bk E, pp 200-201:
BE IT REMEMBERED that I DAVID THOMAS of the County of Loudoun and State of Virginia do hereby make my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following; that is to say, Ist: I acquit my Son, OWEN THOMAS, of every charge for the payment of Land he now possesses; with other Debts I discharged for him, together for the Bark Mill and all the tools and utensils that I have furnished him with; 2d. I give to my Daughter in Law, MARTHA THOMAS, the sum of Ten dollars to be paid by my Executors within two years after my decease; 3d. I give to my Son, PHILIP THOMAS, the Plantation or tract of land where I now live: with every part and parcel thereof, to him & his heirs & assigns forever; I also give to my Son, PHILIP, my Clock.4th. I give to my Son, GEORGE THOMAS, all that Plantation where he now lives which I purchased of TARPLEY BAYLY to him and his heirs & assigns forever; I also give my Son, GEORGE, my Watch & all my wearing aparel;5th.I give to my Daughter, SARAH, and her Husband, GEORGE EVANS, an that tract of land which I hold in the State of PENSYLYANIA situate in the County of WYTHMORELAND bounded on a River called BIG BEAVER, as also two lotts which I hold in the Town of PORT ROYAL, at the confluance of the SUSQUEHANA & SWEETARE to him his heirs & assigns forever;I also give my Daughter, SARAH, One hundred dollars being part of my 6 per cent Stock now standing in my name in the books ofS. MOYLAN, Commissioner of Loans for the State of PENSYLVANIA; two cows, a case of drawers, a feather bed & furniture, a table & half a dozen Chairs;
6th. All the rest of my Estate both real & personal of what nature or kind soever it may be, not herein before particularly disposed of, I desire may be equally divided between my Sons, PHILIP & GEORGE, share & share alike, and that the product of both Plantations given them be united for the payment of my just Debts;
And Lastly, I do hereby constitute & appoint my three Sons, Via., OWEN THOMAS, PHILIP THOMAS & GEORGE THOMAS, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other or former Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 23d. day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety six.
Signed Sealed published & declared as and for the Last Will and Testament of the above
named DAVID THOMAS in presence of us
NATHAN NICKOLLS, TIMOTHY TAYLOR,DAVID THOMAS
GEORGE NICKOLS. STACEY TAYLOR
At a Court held for Loudoun County Septr. the 12th 1796
This Last Will & Testament of DAVID THOMAS deceased was proved by the Oaths of the
subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded; & on the motion of PHILIP
THOMAS & GEORGE THOMAS, two of the Executors therein named, who made Oath thereto,
& together with STACEY TAYLOR & JOHN HANDY, their securities, entered into & ack-
nowledged their Bond in the penalty of One thousand pounds with condition as the Law
directs, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a .probate thereof in due form and
Liberty is reserved the other Executor to join in the probate thereof when he shall
think fit Tests CHAS. BINNS, CI Cur
Owen Thomas & Martha DAVIS
Served in the Rev War under Gen. Bull.7th Co, 2nd Bat.
Mordecia Davis was in the same unit, per family letter saved by Matilda THOMAS and verified by roster list of the Vincent militia found in PA Archives.
Unit mustered at Vincent, Chester Co PA.
PA Archives, Ser. 3, Vol 5, p 541.
Will of OWENTHOMAS (1754-1800)
Loudoun County, Virginia--- Will Book F, page 184
I Owen Thomas of Loudoun County, Virginia, Do make & ordain This my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following
VIZ: I give and bequeth to My wife Martha Thomas all that tract of land on which I now live, Together with all my moveable Estate of every description for and during her remaining my widow ---
Item I give and bequeth unto my four sons David, Joseph, Philip and Jesse Thomas and their heirs forever the above mentioned tract of land to be by them sold and the money arising from the sale of said land to be equally divided between them, the sale of the aforesaid plantation not to take place till after the death of my wife Martha Thomas --
Item I give and bequeth to my five Daughters Sarah, Ruth, Elizabeth, Susannah and Matilda Thomas one hundred pounds each to be paid to them by my Executors in the following manner: fifty pounds of said legacy to be paYed to them at their marriage or on their arriving at twenty-one years of age, and the remaining fifty pounds or balance of their legacy my Executors, to be after named, may pay at any time when they feel themselves sercumstanced to pay without imbarasing themselves, but should it so happen that my Daughters legacies shall remain unpaid at the Death of my wife my will is that in that case they shall be payed as soon as circumstances will permit --
And my will is farther that should there be more of my movable Estate than should be sufficient to satisfy my debts and pay the above legasies, It is my will that it be applied by my Executors to the Education of such of my children as stand in the greatest need of Education -- and I do ordain and appoint my wife Martha Thomas, my sons David and Joseph Thomas, Executrix and Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name this 20th day
of May in the year 1800 --
(s) Owen Thomas
At a Court held for Loudoun County Sept. the 8th 1800 --
This will was proved by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded -- and on the motion of Martha Thomas, David Thomas and Joseph Thomas the Executors herein named who made oath according to Law and they together with Abner Osburn and John Marks their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form --
Teste Chas. Binns, Cl Court
Loudoun Co VA Will Bk F, p 201
Owen Thomas - Appraisal and Inventory; 9 Oct 1800.
farm and household items, book accounts.
Aprs: William Woodford, George Brown, John Chew
Reported to Court 8 Dec 1800