[Note: there are many errors in this book. cthrnvl] Excerpt: I remember Thomas, Jr., in 1833, when he returned to Virginia to visit his uncle, Colonel John Ingles, and to talk over with him the wonderfully eventful histories of his grandmother and his father and mother. He urged his uncle to write an outline sketch of these lives for preservation by the family, which he did, briefly, and from which I get many of the facts here related.
The younger Thomas was a worthy and honorable, though somewhat eccentric, man. He wrote a short sketch of his father's life (to which I am also indebted for many facts). He also wrote a short auto-biographical sketch of himself. He seems to have been "all things by turns, and nothing long." He says he studied law, medicine, theology and politics, but did not practice any profession.
He was a book-keeper, deputy sheriff, school teacher, militia commander, trustee, treasurer, secretary, etc., of several corporations -- business, religious and literary -- a merchant and a planter; but, perhaps, more than anything else, postmaster.
I met him again in 1843, at Augusta, Ky., where, for many years, he was their postmaster, and they never had a better.
Some years later he moved to Cincinnati, where he died in 1863, aged seventy-two. He had been twice married, first to Miss Barnes, the issue being four sons and three daughters; and, second, to Miss Warren, the issue being three sons and two daughters.