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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Judge John Henry Summerville Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Letter to Mrs. Charles L. Adams of Dallas Texas:
John Thomas was a justice of the peace in this County before migrating with his family to Arkansas about 1833; from Arkansas he continued westward to the Dallas, Texas, region, about 1844 and was the first white man to settle in Dallas. Apparently he had nine children, all of whom were born in Sevier County. I have a newspaper article clipped from the Dallas Morning News, Sept. 11, 1949, which stated that he had nine children and an adopted son, Nicholas Houx. Do you know anything about this adopted son? Could this name have been Houk? We had people by the latter name in this County.

When John Thomas filed for a pension for his services in the War of 1812 he filed from Dallas County, Texas, 29 May 1872, and gave his age as 79 at that time. Does your Bible Record show the date of his birth? His wife's name was Hanna Andes, and he stated he married her in Sevier County, 12 Jan. 1815. Do you know anything about this Andes family? Was her father named Peter Andes? John Thomas described his military service as follows in his application for a pension: "he first went to Fort Armstrong on the Coosa river in the Cherokee Nation, that he went into the Creek Nation with General White to fight the Indians at the Hillily towns, in 12 miles of the Horseshoe; there were several Indians killed at this place." His company was called "mounted riflemen", and his captain was William Mitchell, early settler of Sevier County. His brother, Ellis Thomas, served as sergeant of the same company; in fact the entire company was Sevier County men."


Elizabeth Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Letter to Mrs. Charles Adams of Dallas, Texas:
The daughter called "Betsy Porter" in the will was Elizabeth Thomas, who first married Doctor Jeremiah Ellis, and after his death she married Doctor John W. Porter. Her second marriage occurred on July 31, 1817, and the Knoxville Register of Aug. 21, 1817 recorded the event as follows: "Dr. John W. Porter, Sevierville, married Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, consort of the late Doct Jeremiah M. Ellis." She had at least the two sons, Isaac Ellis and Jeremiah M. Ellis, mentioned in the Will of Isaac Thomas; if she had children by Dr. Porter they have escaped my notice."

2C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants (Buckhorn Press, Gatlinburg, Tenn. 1980), p.15, FHC 921.73 T363w. "CONFLICT: List birth date as 26 Nov 1795."

3Tennessee, Knoxville Register, 24 Aug 1831. "Died on 1st day Aug 1831, Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, wife of Dr. J.W. Porter, aged 35 years 9 mo and 4 days."


Elizabeth Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Letter to Mrs. Charles Adams of Dallas, Texas:
The daughter called "Betsy Porter" in the will was Elizabeth Thomas, who first married Doctor Jeremiah Ellis, and after his death she married Doctor John W. Porter. Her second marriage occurred on July 31, 1817, and the Knoxville Register of Aug. 21, 1817 recorded the event as follows: "Dr. John W. Porter, Sevierville, married Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, consort of the late Doct Jeremiah M. Ellis." She had at least the two sons, Isaac Ellis and Jeremiah M. Ellis, mentioned in the Will of Isaac Thomas; if she had children by Dr. Porter they have escaped my notice."

2C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants (Buckhorn Press, Gatlinburg, Tenn. 1980), p.15, FHC 921.73 T363w. "CONFLICT: List birth date as 26 Nov 1795."

3Tennessee, Knoxville Register, 24 Aug 1831. "Died on 1st day Aug 1831, Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, wife of Dr. J.W. Porter, aged 35 years 9 mo and 4 days."


Henry Massengill Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Letter to Mrs. Charles L. Adams of Dallas, Texas:
Henry Thomas, who inherited the two thirds of the upper plantation with his brother, John, married and raised his family in Sevier County and lived on the same land until his death. His wife was Sarah Porter; she was the daughter of Mitchel Porter, and she was born in this County in 1802."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45224487. Image.

31850 U.S. Census, M432_895 pg 422, 18 Sep 1850. "H.M. Thomas 51 M Farmer Tennessee
Sarah Thomas 49 F Tennessee
I.M. Thomas 21 M Tennessee
P.H. Thomas 20 M Tennessee
M.P. Thomas 15 M Tennessee
Penelope Thomas 13 F Tennessee."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_1270 pg 426, 10 Aug 1860. "Henry M Thomas 61 M Farm
Sarah 57 F
Penelope 21 F
McP 25 M Merchant Clerk
Isaac Dockey 25 M."

51870 U.S. Census, M593_1559 pg 379, 6 Jun 1870. "Thomas Henry 71 MW Farmer Tennessee
------, Sarah 67 FW Keeping House Tennessee."


Sarah R. Porter

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45226200. Image.


Isaac Mitchell Thomas

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45224757. Image.


William L. Thomas

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45226275. Image.


Dennis Massengill Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Dennis Thomas, who inherited with his brother, Isaac Jr., two thirds of the "plantation that I now live on, including the mills," was married and living in Sevier County in 1850, but I do not know the name of his wife."

2C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants (Buckhorn Press, Gatlinburg, Tenn. 1980), p 45, 21 Aug 1953, FHC 921.73 T363w. "In the 1830 Sevier County Census, Dennis Thomas is listed with a boy and a girl under the age of five, and two boys in the age group of five to ten.  And in this census he was listed with 15 slaves.

In the 1850 Sevier County Census No. 506 he is listed as:
Dennis Thomas 50
Jerusa 40
John 17
Caibourn 12
Jurusa 10
Mitchell 6
Albert 1."

3C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants, p 46, 21 Aug 1953. "On 18 Aug 1868, Dennis Thomas married (2) to Charlotte Chambers, a daughter of Andrew and Ellen (Houk) Chambers.

p 46
They had two children:
Margaret Jane Thomas, b. 12 June 1870 and d. 19 Nov 1939.  She married James A. Arwood.
Andrew Jackson Thomas, b. 11 Feb 1873, and the father, Dennis M. Thomas, died soon after the birth of this child.

In the late J.A. Sharp's papers, he had correspondence with a Mrs. Russ of Texas and she said that in 1859, a D.B. Thomas settled in McKinney, Texas and an Isaac P. Thomas in Dallas County, Texas and that their father was Dennis M. Thomas."

4C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants, p 45.

5FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148067627. Image.

61850 U.S. Census, M432_895 pg 422, 18 Sep 1850. "Dennis Thomas 50 M Farmer Tennessee
Jurusha Thomas 49 F Tennessee
John Thomas 17 M Tennessee
Claibourn 12 M Tennessee
Jurusa Thomas 10 F Tennessee
Mitchel Thomas 6 M Tennessee
Albert Thomas 1 M Tennessee."

71860 U.S. Census, M653_1270 pg 426, 10 Aug 1860. "D.M Thomas 58 M Farm
Jerusa 57 F           Insane
Jerusa 20 F
Mitchell 17 M
Albert 11 M Attended school." Birth places not listed.

81870 U.S. Census, M593_1559 pg 383, 10 Jun 1870. "Thomas D. M. 68 MW Farmer Tennesee Male Citizen of U.S. over 21.
------, Charlotte 35 FW Keeping House Tennesee
------, Sarah 9 FW Tennesee
------, James 7 MW Tennesee."


Jerusha Henderson

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176801523/jerusha-thomas. "Relocation by TVA because of Douglas Lake Film #88887.
J.H. Jerusha Henderson died aft 1860 - bef 1868.
Married to Dennis Massengill Thomas of Sevier, Co. TN." Image.


Dennis Massengill Thomas

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, 21 Aug 1953, Mason, T. "Dennis Thomas, who inherited with his brother, Isaac Jr., two thirds of the "plantation that I now live on, including the mills," was married and living in Sevier County in 1850, but I do not know the name of his wife."

2C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants (Buckhorn Press, Gatlinburg, Tenn. 1980), p 45, 21 Aug 1953, FHC 921.73 T363w. "In the 1830 Sevier County Census, Dennis Thomas is listed with a boy and a girl under the age of five, and two boys in the age group of five to ten.  And in this census he was listed with 15 slaves.

In the 1850 Sevier County Census No. 506 he is listed as:
Dennis Thomas 50
Jerusa 40
John 17
Caibourn 12
Jurusa 10
Mitchell 6
Albert 1."

3C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants, p 46, 21 Aug 1953. "On 18 Aug 1868, Dennis Thomas married (2) to Charlotte Chambers, a daughter of Andrew and Ellen (Houk) Chambers.

p 46
They had two children:
Margaret Jane Thomas, b. 12 June 1870 and d. 19 Nov 1939.  She married James A. Arwood.
Andrew Jackson Thomas, b. 11 Feb 1873, and the father, Dennis M. Thomas, died soon after the birth of this child.

In the late J.A. Sharp's papers, he had correspondence with a Mrs. Russ of Texas and she said that in 1859, a D.B. Thomas settled in McKinney, Texas and an Isaac P. Thomas in Dallas County, Texas and that their father was Dennis M. Thomas."

4C.B. Wynn, Thomas, Isaac of Sevierville, Tennessee and a few of his descendants, p 45.

5FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148067627. Image.

6Registers Office, Tennessee, Sevier County, Book I page 133.

71850 U.S. Census, M432_895 pg 422, 18 Sep 1850. "Dennis Thomas 50 M Farmer Tennessee
Jurusha Thomas 49 F Tennessee
John Thomas 17 M Tennessee
Claibourn 12 M Tennessee
Jurusa Thomas 10 F Tennessee
Mitchel Thomas 6 M Tennessee
Albert Thomas 1 M Tennessee."

81860 U.S. Census, M653_1270 pg 426, 10 Aug 1860. "D.M Thomas 58 M Farm
Jerusa 57 F           Insane
Jerusa 20 F
Mitchell 17 M
Albert 11 M Attended school." Birth places not listed.

91870 U.S. Census, M593_1559 pg 383, 10 Jun 1870. "Thomas D. M. 68 MW Farmer Tennesee Male Citizen of U.S. over 21.
------, Charlotte 35 FW Keeping House Tennesee
------, Sarah 9 FW Tennesee
------, James 7 MW Tennesee."


Charlotte Chambers

1Registers Office, Tennessee, Sevier County, Book I page 133.

21880 U.S. Census, T9_1278 FHF 1255278 pg 402.3000, 22 Jun 1880. "Thomas, Charlotte WF 42 Head of family Keeping house Tennessee South Carolina Tennessee
------, Margaret J. WF 9 daughter Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
------, Andrew WM 7 Son Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Chamber, James H. WM 17 Son  Farm Laborer  Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee."


Andrew Jackson Chambers

11830 U.S. Census.

21840 U.S. Census.

31850 U.S. Census, M432_885 pg 409, 1 Nov 1850. "Andrew J. Chambers 54 M Laborer North Carolina
Leviny Chambers 37 F Tennessee
Charlott Chambers 19 F Tennessee
Rufus Chambers 16 M Laborer Tennessee
Eliza Chambers 14 F Tennessee
Jane Chambers 12 F Tennessee
Andrew Chambers 10 M Tennessee
Amanda Chambers 8 F Tennessee
Sarah Chambrs 6 F Tennessee
Benjamin Chambers 4 M Tennessee."

41870 U.S. Census, M593_1559 pg 386, 14 Jun 1870. "Chambers, Andrew 77 MW Farm Laborer South Carolina
--------, Amanda C 24 FW House Keeping Tennessee
--------, William C 15 MW Farm Laborer Tennessee
--------, Roda E 14 FW at home Tennessee."

51880 U.S. Census, T9_1278 FHF 1255278 pg 397.2000, 18 Jun 1880. "Chambers, Andrew J. WM 91 Father Wd Belongs to Family 177 South Carolina Ireland Ireland."


Rev. Samuel Douthit

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51031128. "He was the s/o John Douthit, Jr. and Elinor Davis Douthit. He married Mary "Polly" Ann Tomotley.
Inscription: Samuel Douthit Senior Born in North Carolina Roan County Sept. 20, 1777 Entered Itinerancy in 1797 Ordained a Deacon in 1799 Ordained an Elder in 1801 Died Dec. 16, 1852."


Mary Polly Ann Timotley or Motlow

1Sharp, J.A. - letter, Mason, T. "Polly Ann Timothy (note last name) was child of Elizabeth by a first marriage.

17 Oct letter to Mr. William Thomas of Athens, Tenn:
The old Douthitt home was on the Little Tennessee River, at Davis Feerry Near Lenior City. A grand daughter of Isaac Thomas Douthitt has her home at Lenior City."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51031296. Image.


Terissa W. Douthit

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51342996. "Wife of J.W. McMillin." Image.


Fabious Marcolus Douthit

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51343083.