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From: "John T. Lyman" <>
Subject: Re: [PRESTON-L] Beulah PRESTON, abt 1820?, Wilmington, DE?
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 10:29:49 -0800
Thanks for the information.
I don't have much I can add to what was in my message. My maternal
grandmother's 2nd husband was Seymour Preston Thomas. They were married
after 1923 when my grandfather died. Seymour must have died before 1930,
because I don't think he was alive when my older brother was born. I
believe Seymour was an old family friend, but I haven't figured the a
connection. My grandfather Ernest Tompkins was born in Troy, NY and died in
los Angeles, CA. My grandmother, Alice Bentley Stabler was born in Sandy
Springs, MD and died in Berkeley, CA at the age of 104. The widow of my
youngest uncle died recently and in clearing our her house, I found what I
would call a "friendship book" that belonged to Beulah Preston. I assume
that Beulah was Seymour's mother. In the book there was a newpaper obituary
clipping about Dr. William Way Thomas who died Mar 3 (no year given), at
the age of 79, in Wilmington, DE (he practiced until 1881). He must have
been Beulah's husband.
As I go back and look at this book, it appears to be a book in which
Beulah's friends and relatives wrote a "friendship note" to Beulah after
she had died. The dates of the notes ranged from 1838 to 1849. One note was
written by Mahlon, in 1839, so I think we are speaking of the same Beulah.
Another note was by Seymour in 1849. There is a note by Rachel Coates.
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