Person:Marcy Thames (1)

Facts and Events
Name Marcy Thames
Alt Name Mercy
Gender Female
Birth[1] ABT 1734 pos Craven Co., North Carolina
Death[1] 1816 Cumberland Co., North Carolina

The location of Marcy's birth remains uncertain. The following quote about her father Thomas was found at "Thomas relocated circa 1749 at Bladen Co., North Carolina; Thomas & Prudence Thames with their family came to Bladen Co. from Craven Co. NC by 1750 and bought land there. There is a court record of Thomas Thems in Craven Co. as late as 1748."

The date of death in the Bible record appears to have been written by Marcy's (unnamed) grandchild. Core Sound Meeting Society of Friends, Core Sound Monthly Meeting page 276 Thems, 1738, 10, __ Marcy's cert read in mtg.

Marcy Thems was the daughter of Thomas & Prudence Thems and is named in the 1758 Bladen Co. Will of Thomas. Her name has been misread in Deed & Will abstracts as Mercy, Mary, Martha, Marshea and even Nancy. You must get a microfilm copy of the Will from the Archives in NC the abstracts aren't accurate. Marcy or Mercy Thames married James Jackson of this often-quoted deed - Bladen Co. DB 23, pg 339 - 29 Oct 1768 - James Jackson & wife Marshea of Cumberland to William Maultsby, Carpenter, for etc. Marshea is Marcy Thames Jackson the daughter of Thomas Thames. James Jackson and his wife both left wills.

The following information copied from genforum site, written by researcher Walter Gabennesch at A later typo correction found at The corection appears to change the citation from May to March, adding that the will was proved in April term 1758. The will of THOMES THAMES at Bladen Co., North Carolina, on 6 May (sic) 1758; Will of Thomas Themes, 6 May (sic)1758, Bladen Co., NC, Will Book 2, p 463: "To my loving wife Prudence Themes one Hundred acres of Land Being the plantation where I now Live Etc. To my Daughter Phebe Themes and to my Daughter MARCY THEMES I give a bed & furniture & a chest of drawers. The Land above mentioned after the decease of my beloved wife I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Themes & his heirs and assignees forever. Also to my son Joseph Themes I give the sum of five Shillings also I give unto my son Cornelius Themes the sum of five Shillings also I give unto my Son Thomas Themes one hundred acres of Land Lying in the provence above and the County of Craven on the Flat Swamp also I give unto my sons John Themes & Amos Themes two hundred and twenty acres of land lying on Dunns Creek to Be Equally Divided Between Each of them. Mentions daughters Elizabeth Themes and Pricilla Dunn." Wit: Josiah Evans & Jonathan Evans Jr. Signed by Thomas Themes

From Walter Gabennesch's genforum post: "Marcy (Mercy) Thames 1734 - 1816 both James and Marcy had wills and died in NC."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gabennesch, Walter 22 May 2002. Message board at genforum - Thames. (
  2.   Jackson Family Bible Records: Thomas D, John, Jesse and James (1). (North Carolina Digital Collection).