Person:Thomas English (6)

Thomas English, Jr
b.1777? Georgia?
m. 1774?
  1. Thomas English, Jr1777 - 1863
  2. Robert English1779 - 1844
  3. John English1783 - 1827
  4. Jennie Englishabt 1789 - 1855
  5. Joseph Englishabt 1790 - 1834
  6. Hannah English1791 - 1854
  7. Simeon English1798 - 1887
  8. Charity English1799 - 1850
  9. William Englishabt 1800 -
  10. Louisa English1802 - 1878
  11. Martha English1804 -
  12. Elizabeth Englishbef 1818 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas English, Jr
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1777? Georgia?
Alt Death[1] Apr 1814 Cape Girardeau County, Missouri(of pneumonia)
Occupation[2] 1843 Augusta, Bracken, Kentucky, United Statespostmaster
Death[2] 1863 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 171-97.

    He was born in an unnamed Southern fort during the American Revolution.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Hale, John Peter. Trans-Allegheny pioneers: historical sketches of the first white settlers west of the Alleghenies, 1748 and after, wonderful experiences of hardships and heroism of those who first braved the dangers of the inhospitable wilderness, and the savage tribes that then inhabited it. (Cincinnati Ohio: The Graphic Press , 1886).

    [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.

  3.   Data for a Memoir of Thomas Ingles of Augusta, Kentucky, 1854.