I looked for a Christmas THOMAS in the 1841 census (no connection but I
remembered someone named Christmas years ago).
I came across this one: is it possible that the enumerator made an error
& put the name of the farm down twice?
Census 1841: HO107/1377/16:
Curcoed, Llanfair Orllwyn (Hundred of Troedyraur), CGN:
Curcoed THOMAS age 40 farmer
Margaret THOMAS age 28 f.s.
Elinor THOMAS age 17 or 19 f.s.
John THOMAS age 3
Evan age 2
Samuel EVANS age 12
Frances THOMAS age 32 ('mariner's wife' has been crossed out)
In the outhouse: John LEWIS age 19 & David Llywelin age 16
BJ & LC Kirkwood wrote:
Dear Rina and Annie,
A Christmas Thomas married Margaret James at Llanllwchaearn Cards. on
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
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Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 5:52 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] DYFED, CGN, CHRISTMAS
> Rina: If you hear from anyone re the obituary, please let me know, as I
> interested. I have several Christmases in the family. I'll see if I can
> find something on my end in Cardiganshire. Thanks, Annie
> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 08:01:03 +0100
> From: "Rina Callingham" _emma.callingham(a)tesco.net_
> Came across this gift of an obituary on another Rootsweb List. Can
> lay claim to this family?
> Washington Co, Iowa
> THOMAS W. THOMAS, a farmer and stock-raiser, on section 8, Washington
> Township, is a native of South Wales, born Aug. 31, 1830, and is a son of
> and Margaret Thomas, both natives of Cardiganshire, South Wales, who
> to the United States in 1842, and settled in Licking County, Ohio. They
> the parents of eight children, three of whom are living: Evan and David,
> residing in Licking County, Ohio, and Thomas W., the subject of this
> parents died in Licking County, Ohio. They were reared in the Episcopal
> but at the time they came to America, not finding a church of that faith
> vicinity of their home, they united with the Congregationalists.
> Thomas W. Thomas was twelve years of age when he came with his parents to
> this country. In 1854 he left Ohio and came to Iowa, and located upon the
> prairie in Des Moines County, and was among the first to leave the timber
> settle upon the rich prairie land. At the time of his location in Des
> County, wild game was abundant, and there was no trouble in procuring all
> necessary for family use. In the spring of 1855, he broke some sod and
> planted corn.
> the following fall the wild geese took it all before he had time to
> Mr. Thomas was married in Des Moines County, July 8, 1856, to Miss Ann
> a daughter of Benjamin Jones. She was born in London, England, in 1840.
> this union there are eleven children: Hattie E., born March 23, 1857;
> april 25, 1859; John W., Oct. 10, 1860; Evan E., March 14, 1862; Mary F.,
> 18, 1863; Benjamin F., Aug. 15, 1865; Sarah E., April 11, 1867; Edwin S.,
> Jan. 24, 1870; David A., Oct. 20, 1872; Charles S. Nov. 30, 1876;
> Jan. 18, 1885.
> In 1881, Mr. Thomas came to Washington County, and purchased the Bodkin
> on section 8, known as the Rose Hill farm, where he has since continued to
> reside. The farm consists of 140 acres of land adjoining the city of
> and valued at $75 per acre. He also owns 254 acres in Des Moines County,
> is under a high state of cultivation, and valued at $50 per acres. Roscoe
> Station on the B. & W.R.R. is situated on this land. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
> members of the Baptist Church. Politically he is a stanch supporter of
> Democratic party.
> Commencing life on the lower rounds of the ladder, he has mounted step by
> step, until he occupies a secure position, surrounded by the comforts of
> later days. The toils and privations of the past, the family experienced
> fullest extent, but now plenty abounds.
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