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From: "Emily Terrell" <>
Subject: [KYJESSAM] Thomas
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:02:58 -0600
Hi, Jessamine County -
I have enjoyed reading your exchanges, especially Clyde's postings that give me
some sense of the county and its past. This is my first try at posting a query:
My great-great grandfather, Bennet [or Bennett] Thomas [born 1769 in Maryland]
and his wife Elizabeth were in Jessamine County c1800 to 1814, when they moved
on to Daviess County, Indiana. Several of their children--specifically Mary, James,
Solomon, David and Delila--were born in Kentucky. David and Delila were baptised
as infants in Indiana, so I would guess that the other children were baptised too, but
in Jessamine Co.
Are there any old baptismal records from that era in Jessamine County? The family was Methodist in Indiana....
The only place I've found Bennet in Kentucky is in the 1810 census. [There was another
Bennett Thomas in that census, but he was in Washington County; he's rather well
documented, but my Bennet remains a mystery.] I've found no Kentucky land records
for him and wonder if he was a squatter [for 14 years?].
In the same 1810 census there were Thomas households in Jessamine County for
David, John Sr., and John Jr. as well as Bennet Thomas. But the 1810 census has been alphabetized, so I can't tell if they lived near one another [increasing the possibility that
they might have been related].
I have not found Bennet in the Marylanders-to-Kentucky materials.
I'm against the proverbial brick wall, trying to trace Bennet back. Does anyone have
any thoughts for me? What kinds of information exists for that 1800-1814 era?
...migration patterns in and out of the county, etc.? Or any information about
those other Thomas households? [I did find reference to an 1816 will for a David
Thomas in Jessamine County, leaving his estate to his widow Catherine.]
Obviously I'm grasping at straws. I'll be grateful for any suggestions.
Thanks - Emily in Albuquerque
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