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The Thomas Family of Mason County

James C. Thomas, April 2, 1834 – October 23, 1917.  Elizabeth J., wife of J. C. Thomas, June 24, 1842 – July 4, 1899.  Charles Thomas, son of J. C. & E. Thomas, March 12, 1862 – April 5, 1863.  Maysville Cemetery, Mason County, Kentucky.

James Cooper Thomas was the son of Jacob Thomas, born in Virginia, and Amanda Cooper, born in Kentucky.  This information was given on his death certificate.  He died October 23, 1917, a widower, a retired merchant, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 21 days.

On November 30, 1859, in Mason County, James C. Thomas married Elizabeth J. Seward.  He was 24, born in Indiana, a resident of Mason County.  Elizabeth was 17, lived and was born in Fleming County.

In the 1850 census of Mason County James C., 16, is living with his parents, Jacob, 43, and Amanda, 37.  Siblings include John N, 14; Richard B., 12; Oliver H. P., 6; and Alice, 2.  Only James C., John N. and Oliver H. P. live to adulthood, and James C. is the only one to have children.

In the 1880 census James, 44, and wife Elizabeth, 38, are living with his father, Jacob Thomas, 72, born in Virginia.  Their children, Lilly, 11; Jacob, 9; and Laura, 3; are listed.

O. H. P. Thomas & Co.  O. H. P. Thomas and Co. Distributors of Fine Kentucky Whiskies, was established in 1860, and have the distinction of being the oldest house in their line in the state.  They have a reputation for selling only the purest and best Whiskies, Brandies, Wines and Gin, and their prices are always right.  Go to O. H. P. Thomas & Co. for this class of goods.  Office and salesroom 120-122 Market Street.

This is the business purchased by James Cooper Thomas after the death of his brother, O. H. P. Thomas in 1902.

The Public Ledger, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Wednesday, October 24, 1917

James Cooper Thomas

Aged Maysvillian Died Very Suddenly at His Home on Forest Avenue Last Evening – Was in Whisky Business Here For Many Years

Mr. James Cooper Thomas, aged 83 years, passed away very suddenly at his home on Forest Avenue last evening about 6:30 o’clock of acute indigestion.  Mr. Thomas was apparently in excellent health and his death occurred while he was eating his supper.

Deceased was born near Mt. Gilead, this county, on April 2, 1834.  For a number of years he was engaged in the whisky business in this city with his son, Mr. Jacob Thomas, the firm being widely known as the O. H. P. Thomas Company.  He retired from business several years ago.  He was a most excellent old gentleman and was well liked by all who knew him.

He is survived by two daughters and four sons – Mrs. P. G. Smoot, Mrs. S. P. Browning and Mr. Jacob Thomas of this city; Mr. John Thomas of Willow Springs, Missouri; Mr. Frank Thomas of Joplin, Missouri; and Mr. Perry Thomas of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but will be announced in tomorrow’s Ledger.

Oliver H. P. Thomas was James’ brother – evidently he began the whisky company and perhaps after his death was run by James and his son, Jacob.

The Public Ledger, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 5, 1899

Death’s Harvest

Grim Reaper’s Visit Has Darkened More Happy Homes

Mrs. James C. Thomas

The death of Mrs. James C. Thomas occurred yesterday morning about 4 o’clock at her home near Mt. Gilead.

Deceased was 57 years of age and was one of Mason’s estimable residents.

She is survived by six children, – four sons, Messrs. John B. of Willow Springs, Missouri, Jacob and O. H. P. Jr., of this city and B. F. of near Mt. Gilead, – and two daughters, Mrs. P. G. Smoot and Mrs. Pearce Browning of this city.

The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning from the family residence near Mt. Gilead and the remains will be interred in Maysville Cemetery.

Jacob Thomas, July 7, 1807 – July 27, 1885.  Amanda A. Thomas, February 20, 1813 – May 14, 1871.

Jacob and Amanda Thomas – parents of James Cooper Thomas.

Richard B. Thomas, July 19, 1838 – October 24, 1854.  Alice J. Thomas, March 12, 1848 – February 12, 1851.

Siblings of James C. Thomas who died young.

John N. Thomas, July 16, 1836 – February 3, 1896.  Jacob Thomas, 1872-1932.  Lulu Y. Thomas, 1871-1965.  James C. Thomas, 1899-1950.  Marybelle Thomas, 1905-1965.

John N. Thomas was a brother to James C. Thomas.  Jacob Thomas was a son of James C., Lulu his wife, and children James C. and Marybelle, grandchildren of James C.

The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Tuesday, February 4, 1896

John N. Thomas

Death Claims One of the City’s Prominent and Esteemed Business Men

Mr. John N. Thomas died last night at 8 o’clock at the family residence on Third Street, of heart failure.  He had been in failing health for three years, and while it was known that his condition of late was very serious, the sad news of his death was in the nature of a shock to many of his friends.

John Nelson Thomas was born near Mt. Gilead and was in the sixtieth year of his age.  He was a son of Jacob and Amanda (Cooper) Thomas, his parents being among the county’s old and esteemed citizens.  Most of the deceased’s life was spent in this city, where he was for years identified with the grain trade and wholesale liquor business.  No one stood higher as a businessman.  His wife, who was a Miss Drake, of Cincinnati, survives him, and he leaves two brothers, Mr. J. C. Thomas, of Orangeburg, and Mr. O. H. P. Thomas, of this city.

The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Tuesday, March 25, 1902

O. H. P. Thomas

Another Prominent Citizen Answers the Final Summons

His Death Occurred at 7 O’clock This Morning, After an Illness of Seven Weeks

Mr. O. H. P. Thomas, whose serious illness has been frequently mentioned during the past month or so, died this morning at 7 o’clock at the family residence, 414 West Third Street.  He had been suffering from a complication of diseases the last seven weeks, and his serious condition for some time had in a measure prepared his relatives and friends for the sad announcement that came this morning.

Mr. Thomas was born near Mt. Gilead, this county, and was a son of the late Jacob and Amanda Thomas.  He was fifty-seven years of age.  The greater part of his life had been spent in Maysville where he had amassed a handsome estate as a wholesale liquor and grain merchant.  He had been prominently identified with the business interests of the city for many years.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mary Stevenson, and he leaves one brother, Mr. James C. Thomas of the county, and several nephews and nieces, among them Mr. Jacob Thomas, Mrs. Dr. Smoot and Mrs .Pearce Browning of this city.

The funeral will take place Thursday, but the hour has not been fixed, Rev. Dr. Waller and Rev. Dr. Molloy officiating.  Interment in the Maysville Cemetery.

Logan County Funeral Home Records

Logan County Funeral Home Records

by Logan County Historical Society

Logan County, Kentucky

  • Jesse Wheeler Linton, age 69, housewife, born June 16, 1898, in Logan County, Kentucky, to George W. Wheeler and Margaret Stewart, died March 9, 1968, buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.  Spouse – Daniel Duncan Linton, deceased.
  • John Warder Linton, age 70, lawyer, born June 20, 1875, in Logan County, Kentucky, to John Linton and Emma Proctor, died November 27, 1945, buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.  Spouse – Mary Stevenson Linton.
  • John Wesley Linton, age 86, farmer, born November 14, 1843, in Kentucky, to Ben B. Linton and Nancy Newman, died July 4, 1930, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.  Spouse – Emma Proctor Linton, deceased.
  • Laura Mae Linton, age 71, housewife, born August 18, 1903, Logan County, Kentucky, to Herschel Hammonds and Gimmie Bradshaw, died March 26, 1975, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.  Spouse – Ben Proctor Linton.
  • Lucy Vitula Ragland Linton, age 80, housewife, born March 3, 1877, Butler County, Kentucky, to Lorenzo Ragland and Amanda Runner, died November 4, 1957, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.  Spouse – Benjamin Proctor Linton.
  • Maurice Ragland Linton, Sr., age 82, WWI Army, retired state employee, born July 24, 1898, Logan County, Kentucky, to Proctor Linton and Vitula Ragland, died November 26, 1980, buried in Pleasant Run Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.  Spouse – Cleo Ballance Linton.
  • Myrtle Jennings Linton, age 79, teacher, born February 22, 1905, Logan County, Kentucky, to Charles Jennings and Callie Crittenden, died April 16, 1984, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.  Spouse – Louis Linton, deceased.
  • Sally Ruth Linton, age 81, teacher, born April 10, 1902, Logan County, Kentucky, to Edward C. Price and Cora Hutchinson, died May 2, 1963, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.  Spouse – T. D. Linton, deceased.
  • Thomas Dinsmore Linton, age 76, engineer, born April 14, 1902, Logan County, Kentucky, to Ben Proctor Linton, Sr., and Vitula Ragland, died May 18, 1978, buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.  Spouse – Sallie Ruth Price Linton.
  • Rosa Lee Kempf Lipford, age 75, housewife, born October 20, 1878, in Tennessee, died June 11, 1954, buried in Belmont Cemetery, Todd County, Kentucky.  Spouse – Benjamin Franklin Lipford.
  • Frances Wells Lipscomb, age 77, nurses aide, born August 10, 1913, Robertson County, Tennessee, to Robert Lee Wells and Cora Palmer Wells, died April 12, 1991, buried in Red Oak Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.  Divorced.

John Warder Linton

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Many times I have mentioned Captain John Linton, my 5th great-grandfather, captain of the Loudoun Militia during the Revolutionary War.  In 1818, at the age of 68 he moved from Virginia to Washington County, Kentucky.  All of his children moved to Kentucky, most stayed in Washington County, but one went a little further west.

Son Benjamin Franklin Linton – I suppose there is absolutely no doubt from whom the middle name came – the famous man of the revolution.  He was also named for his grandfather, Benjamin Mason, whose daughter, Ann (also called Nancy) married John Linton in 1771.  Benjamin Linton took his family to Logan County, Kentucky.  He and his wife Lucy Crewdson, who were married in Fluvanna County, Virginia, had twelve children!  About half the children stayed in Logan County, the other half moved on to such distant places as St. Louis, Garnavillo, Iowa, and California.

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Today I want to talk about John Warder Linton, a great-grandson of Benjamin and Lucy, and a great-great grandson of the captain.  John Warder Linton was a son of John Wesley Linton, a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army, and Emma Adelaide Proctor.  John Wesley was a young 18-year-old when he entered the war.  He married Emma in 1869 in Logan County.  It is said most of the men in his unit did not make it home.  He planted a line of trees on his property, in memory of his fallen comrades.  John Wesley and Emma had 5 children:  Benjamin Proctor, John Warder, James Thomas, Lucy N. and Hugh Walter Linton.  Daughter Lucy died at the young age of 23.  The four boys died in the early 40’s – with the younger three all dying in 1945.

John Warder Linton married Eugenia Bell Howard, a daughter of S. B. Howard and Martha Bell.  They had two daughters, Martha Elizabeth and Eugenia Howard Linton. Martha married Henry Dockins Hopson, Sr.  Eugenia never married.

John Warder was an attorney, as well as two of his brothers.  A copy of his World War I draft registration card gives his description as tall and slender, with gray eyes and brown hair.  He lived in the city of Russellville in Logan County.

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Eugenia Linton died March 1, 1937.  The next year John Warder married Mary Stevenson.  They had no children.  John Warder was active in the community until his death, November 27, 1945.  He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, in Russellville, beside Eugenia.  Other members of the Linton are also buried there.

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