Person:Joshua Thomas (6)

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Name Joshua Thomas
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1770 South Carolina, United States
Marriage CA 1790 Kershaw County, South Carolinato Rebecca WHEELER
Census[2] 1810 Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Residence[3] 1820 Clarke, Alabama, United States
Death[1] 1825–1834 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Florence John Guttery, Stanley and Kindred Families (Jasper, Alabama: n.p., 1964)..
  2. United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M252)
    Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: , Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 434; Image: 0181420; Family History Library Film: 00347.

    Name: Joshua Thomas
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 5
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
    Number of Household Members: 10

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    Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: , Spartanburg, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 434; Image: 0181420; Family History Library Film: 00347.

  3. Ancestry.com, "U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820," database, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, A
    accessed; 14 November 2012; Source Citation: Document: Territorial Papers of the US; ; Volume Number: Vol 18; Page Number: 357; Family Number: 21.

    Name: Joshua Thomas
    Gender: M (Male)
    State: Alabama
    Locality: Alabama Territory
    County: Clarke County
    Residence Year: 1820
    Household Remarks: Petition, 24 Jun 1818, to Governor Bibb from citizens of "Clark County recommend[ing] Hezakiah Mitchins as a suitable person for the appointments of a County Constable".

    Source Citation: Document: Territorial Papers of the US; ; Volume Number: Vol 18; Page Number: 357; Family Number: 21.

  4.   (), Will of Joshua Thomas, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama: ; Wills Book 1, 1821-1855, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
    Joshua Thomas; 1825; page 32.

    http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/tuscaloosa/wills/jthomas.txt

    Will of Joshua Thomas, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama

    State of Alabama } Know all men by these presents that I
    Tuskaloosa County } Joshua Thomas being in a low state of health,
    But of sound mind, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the
    following manner and form 'Viz.

    1st It is my will that my well beloved wife Rebecca have the proper use of all
    my estate both real and personal, after the following provisions made in this
    Instrument be duly attended to as follows:

    1st, that my said wife proceed to sell so much of my perishable estate as will
    be sufficient to pay all my just debts. 2nd, She is hereby empowered to proceed
    in the most adviseable way she can to scholl and rase my two youngest children
    that are now with her, namely Fatima and John. 3rd, It is my will the if said
    Fatima and John either come of age or marry before my said wifes death, then or
    in either case to have thre equal share of my perishable estate that may then be
    remaining after all the following provisions of this will having been complied
    with. 1st, I give to my daughter Nancy Standley all that property that I have
    heretofore handed out to her. I further give her fifty cents to be paid out of
    my estate.

    2nd, I give my son Jeremiah Thomas all the property that I have heretofore
    handed out to him and I also give fifty cents to him.

    3rd, I give to my son Clay(?) Thomas all the property that I handed out to him
    and the further sum of fifty cents.

    4th, I give to my daughter Martha Weatherington all the property that I have
    heretofore handed out to her and the further sum of fifty cents.

    5th, I give to my daughter Mary Craton all the property that I have heretofore
    handed out to her and the further sum of fifty cents.

    6th, I give to my daughter Margaret Morris(?) all the property that I have
    heretofore handed out to her and the further sum of fifty cents.

    It is further my will that my said wife Rebecca be Executrix to this my will and
    that she have full priviledge and use of all my estate not heretofore give away
    or provided for during her natural life then to be divided as follows 'viz. 1st,
    As I consider I have given all my sons that have left me an eighty dollar horse,
    one cow & calf each. Further I have given my daughters that have left me one cow
    and calf and one bed and furniture each, now it is my wish that my dauther
    Fatima when coming of age or on her marriage have one cow and calf and one bed
    and furniture to make her equal with my other daughters, and that my son John on
    his coming of age or marriage have one eighty dollar horse and one cow and calf
    to make him equal to my other sons. It is further my wish that at my wifes death
    that the two half quarters of land where I now live be equally divided between
    my daughter Fatima and my son John provided they have such sum or sums of money
    as my wife may direct them to do each or any of my grandchildren as she may deem
    right at her death. But should they fail or either of them to comply with this
    part of my will that then and in that case, the part of that one or both that
    may fail to comply be sold and an equal division thereof be made to my
    grandchildren instead of my children. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
    hand and seal in presence of April 7th 1825.

    Witness:
    James Baines } Joshua Thomas
    John Smith(?) }

    Recorded in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in 'Wills Book 1, 1821-1855', page 32.

    The three names with a (?) after them are almost unreadable - the typed name is a best guess.