James Thomas II (or Sr.) was born in 1762 in Bertie County, North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 19. His wife, Mary “Mollie” Standley was born in 1762 in Bertie county, North Carolina. James and Mary were married on September 6, 1790. They traveled by covered wagon and flatboat to Trigg County, Kentucky from Bertie County, North Carolina in 1806. They settled on a 200 acre land grant on Donaldson Creek. He and his wife raised seven children: Cullen, Temperance, Perry, Starkie, Mary, James Jr., and Stanley.

Three of James and Mary’s children married three of the children of  Drewry (Drury) and Charity Bridges, resulting in 36 double cousins. Their son Starkie married Mary Bridges on March 24, 1825. They had eleven children. Their son Perry married Elizabeth Bridges. They had fourteen children. Their daughter Mary Thomas married William Bridges. They had twelve children.

James Thomas, Sr. died on September 9, 1832 and his wife Mary/”Mollie” died on April 12, 1825.

The ancestry of James Thomas, Sr. has been traced back to 1585 in Wales. You can follow this ancestry by clicking here: ANCESTRY OF THE THOMAS FAMILY.

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