Person:Thomas Wasson (4)

Thomas Campbell Wasson
b.20 May 1812 Adams County, Ohio
d.4 March 1886 Adams County, Ohio
m. bef. 1804
  1. Thomas Campbell Wasson1812 - 1886
m. bef. 1833
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Name Thomas Campbell Wasson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 May 1812 Adams County, Ohio
Marriage bef. 1833 to Martha Patton Campbell
Death[1] 4 March 1886 Adams County, Ohio
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    Thomas Campbell “T.C.” Wasson
    Birth 20 May 1812
    Adams County, Ohio, USA
    Death 4 Mar 1886 (aged 73)
    Adams County, Ohio, USA
    Burial: Cherry Fork Cemetery
    Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio, USA

    Thomas was born to Thomas & Rebecca (Cowan) Wasson in Adams Co., Ohio. T.C. owned 345 acre farm between Youngsville and Cherry Fork just off present day S.R. 137 in Adams County, Ohio. Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Atlas, called it "Woodland Farm". T.C. married Martha Patton Campbell, daughter of James & Martha (Patton) Campbell. T.C. farmed and raised stock for a living.

    T.C. was also one of the better known Underground Railroad conductors in the North Liberty (Cherry Fork) area. He believed that slavery was a "monstrous sin against both God & man." He was willing to risk his reputation, fortune & freedom to aid & abet runaway slaves. T.C. was reared in the U.P. church & saw to it that his children received the same religious instruction; all 8 were baptized & entered into membership in the Cherry Fork U.P. church.

    Almost all the branches of the U.P. church openly denounced slavery & encouraged their members to join the abolition movement & agitate against the institution of human bondage. T.C. was subject to this teaching from the time of his birth & accepted it wholeheartedly. Chances are, his parents were also abolitionists & may have begun using their home as an Underground Railroad station when T.C. was still a youth but there is no documentation of this.

    They had 11 children, but only 5 lived to adulthood: Thomas Stewart, born 22 Feb 1833, m. Eliza J. Askren; Child, born 1834, died after 1840; Child, born 1835, died after 1840; Matilda Jane, born 17 Mar 1836, m. Benjamin F. Pittinger; Child, born 1837, died 1840; James Preston, born 18 Dec 1837, m. Martha Ann McIntire; Samuel Young, born 5 Nov 1841, m. Jennie Henderson; Margaret Ann, born 1845, died early age; Rebecca M. died in early years; Infant, died early age.

    Martha died 13 May 1871. T.C. & Martha were married 39 years. T.C. married a second time to Eliza Jane (Glasgow) McNeil, eldest daughter of James & Mary (McNeil) Glasgow. Eliza had previously been married to Jesse McNeil. Jesse died in 1852. Eliza had 8 children by that marriage. Eliza's aunt & uncle had been married to Martha's (T.C. first wife) aunt & uncle. Although Eliza & Martha were not related by blood, they had close family ties.