John Conley Thomas

22 October 1850–2 August 1926 (Age 75)
Morven, Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Conley

When John Conley Thomas was born on 22 October 1850, in Morven, Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, William James Thomas, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Louisa Green, was 25. He married Elizabeth Ida Flake on 14 January 1873, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 August 1926, in Morven, Anson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Morven, Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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John Conley Thomas
Elizabeth Ida Flake
Marriage: 14 January 1873
Virginia Viola Thomas
Flora Ann Thomas
James Fulton Thomas
Mary Thomas
Stella Thomas
Lee Thomas
Lee Rose Thomas
John Ray Thomas

Spouse and Children

14 January 1873
Anson, North Carolina, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William James Thomas


    Eliza Louisa Green




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 3

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Thomas in household of William J Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jno C Thomas in household of Wm J Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John C Thomas in household of John Moon, "United States Census, 1870"

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