Thomas Family at Antioch Christian Cemetery

IMG_8806Thomas Family at Antioch Christian Cemetery

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.

IMG_8727Isaiah C. Thomas, Mary 23, 1848 – November 13, 1902.  Susan L. Thomas, March 2, 1855 – September 29, 1931

IMG_8726Mary J., daughter of I. C. and S. L. Thomas, born January 10, 1878, died September 11, 1902

IMG_8728In Loving Remembrance, Stella, daughter of I. C. and S. L. Thomas, born November 4, 1886, died June 8, 1909

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!

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  1. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of a beautiful part of Kentucky. It is a touching outline of this Thomas family. Many of my ancestors are buried in the cemetery of the South Fork Separate Baptist Church on South Fork Ridge in Casey County. It is a beautiful part of Kentucky also and appears to have been somewhat isolated in the past. It is very interesting today with the church, a Mennonite community, stores and homes. I think anyone would enjoy visiting there. Thank you again for these glimpses into the lives of past Kentuckians. Marilyn

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