: I have briefly checked the Parish Census of
: 1776 for St. John's (Piscataway) Parish,
: which would have included Bladensburg. I
: found two Thomas families: (1) William
: Thomas, age 31, with a 3-year-old and a
: 1-year-old boy in the household. Amelia
: Thomas (presumably William's wife) was 27,
: and there was a 15-year-old girl and a
: 2-year-old girl in the household. There
: were also 4 negroes.
: (2) William "of Thomas" Thomas age
: 20, with also a 17-year-old and a 1-year-old
: boy in the household. Eleanor was age 63 ,
: and there was an 18-year-old girl, and 4
: I also checked the buyers of the new lots in
: Bladensburg when it was first plated in
: 1742. A William Thomas bought Lot 41 in the
: brand new town of Bladensburg, but did not
: build on it before he sold it in 1747.
: That's all I can find in a brief search.
: Good luck!
: Susan G. Pearl, Historian
: Prince George's County Historical Society
: --Previous Message--
: Thank you for any help!
: I have general information that led me to
: this historical society. I'm searching here
: first because of the specific mention of
: "Bladensburg" below.
: History of Clermont County, Ohio, with
: illustrations and biographical sketches of
: its prominent men and pioneers. The entry
: below is from this book: History of
: Clermont County, Ohio, , by Bancroft, R.J.,
: Rockey, J.L. 1880
: "The grandfather of the subject of this
: sketch was William Thomas, born on the
: Eastern Shore of Maryland; while his
: great-grandfather was John Thomas, who came
: to America from Wales about the year 1681,
: was a very large planter, and served for
: years as high sheriff in the Maryland
: Later in the entry:
: "...and comes of an old Revolutionary
: stock long lived and famous in the early
: annals of the country. His grandfather
: William Thomas, of Bladensburg, District of
: Columbia, was captain of a troop of horse
: Minute-Men in the Revolution and served
: under "Light-Horse Harry Lee."
: (also mentioned in the entry is that William
: had a brother named James)
: The children of William Thomas (wife
: possibly named Elizabeth) are as follows:
: Nathan Thomas b1775-?
: Basil Thomas b1777-1865
: James Thomas 1779-1858
: William Thomas 1781-?
: Elender Thomas 1783-?
: Ruth Thomas 1785-?
: Thomas Thomas 1788-1871
: Elizabeth Thomas 1790-?
: Mary Thomas 1790-?
: Mary Thomas 1792-?
: Richard Thomas 1795-?
: Fanny S Thomas 1797-?
: Evan Thomas 1799-?
: Darcus Thomas 1800-?
: Samuel Thomas 1805-1882 (born in PA)
: So far, we have been able to track a few of
: William's children.
: Thank you so much!
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