Casey County, Kentucky
Isaiah Thomas married Susan L. in 1877, according to the 1900 Casey County census. Isaiah is listed as 52, married for 23 years. Susan is 45, listed as having born five children and all five still living. The children in the 1900 census were M. J., 22, a daughter, Cleo, 20, Lula B., 18, Lucy A., 15, and Estelle 13. In the 1880 census, the family is living in Russell county. Isaiah Thomas is listed as 32, a store clerk, Susan, 24, Mary, 2, and Cleo, 8/12.
If we go to the 1850 census for Casey County, Isaiah, 2, is listed with his parents, Charles C. Thomas, 30, Polly, 24, Margaret, 5, and Zephrona, 3, a daughter.
Daughter Mary J. died September 11, 1902, and Isaiah followed soon afterward on November 13th. Did they have a similar illness? Consumption was very typical at that time.
Stella died June 8, 1909, leaving the mother and three children. Even though Susan Thomas lived until 1931 I cannot find her listed in a census. Perhaps she married again?
Antioch is a beautiful church and the cemetery is well-kept. Ritchey and I enjoyed our visit!