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John M. Thames, Sr.

Male Abt 1785 - 1865  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name John M. Thames 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1785  Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1865  Jemison, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Rocky Mount Methodist Church Cemetery, Jemison, Chilton County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4850  MyTree
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2012 

    Father Thomas Jefferson Thames, Sr.,   b. 1792, Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1937, Crawford Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 145 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ray,   b. 15 May 1799, Columbia Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1884, Crawford Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1820  Twigg Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Thomas Thames,   b. Abt 1765, Bladen Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1827, Twigg Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Mary LNU (Thames),   b. Bef 13 Apr 1805, Prob Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1792  Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rutha Banks Cobb,   b. 19 Dec 1804, Abbeville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1885, Jemison, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1820  Cahawba (later Bibb Co.), AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Telitha Jane Thames,   b. 19 Nov 1826, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1900, Honey Grove, Fannin Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Thomas A. Thames,   b. 18 Sep 1828, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Bethana S. Thames,   b. 20 Apr 1830, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1910, Chilton Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Betzora Keziah Thames,   b. 15 May 1831, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1896, AL (?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +5. James Woodall Thames,   b. Abt 1832, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Ann Thames,   b. Abt 1833, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel M. Thames,   b. Abt 1834, Shelby Co., (Bibb Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Rebecca Thames,   b. Abt 1835, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Samantha Catherine Thames,   b. 22 Dec 1838, Bibb Co., (Chilton Co.) AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Elmira Frances Thames,   b. Abt 1839, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Ruth B. Thames,   b. Abt 1845, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Charles Thames,   b. Abt 1846, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Levi M. Thames,   b. 15 Mar 1848, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. John Faust Thames,   b. Abt 1849, Shelby (Bibb) Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From "Marriages to 1825 Bibb Co., AL":
      Thames, John Cobb, Ruth 20 Dec 1820 Bibb

      John Thames must have died during the Civil War.

      1850 U.S. Census Shelby Co., AL enumerated 4 Nov 1850, H.H. #428:
      Thomas (sic. Thames), John w.m. 51 b. NC,
      Ruth w.f. 46 b. SC,
      Thomas A. w.m. 22 b. AL,
      Barthena w.f. 20 b. AL,
      Betzora K. w.f. 18 b. AL, (Betzora Keziah (Betsy)
      James W. w.m. 18 b. AL (James Woodall)
      Sarah A. w.f. 17 b. AL, (Sarah Ann (Sally)
      Samuel M. w.m. 16 b. AL,
      Rebecca w.f. 15 b. AL,
      Elmira F. w.f. 11 b. AL, (Elmira Frances)
      Catherine w.f. 10 b. AL, (Samantha Catherine)
      John F. w.m. 9 b. AL, (John Faust)
      Ruth B. w.f. 5 b. AL,
      Charles w.m. 4 b. AL,
      Levi M. w.m. 2 b. AL,
      Cross, Elizabeth w.f. 16 b. AL.


      I have transcribed a portion of a 'Southern Claims Commission' file dated 1871-1877 wherein William Thames (born 1796 NC) filed a claim for property seized by Sherman's Army when they came through William's property in Georgia in 1864. William Thames claims he was always loyal to the Union & did not support secession, nor did he take any part in the rebellion. At first his claim was questioned because records were found where a person by the name of William Thames sold 2 mules & a wagon to the Confederates in Mississippi. The transcription that follows is William Thames' rebuttal of this. (Note: the brother to whom William refers is John Thames of Bibb/Shelby/Chilton County Alabama)who died Jan 1865).
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      Southern Claims Commission-Claim #1643 filed in Clayton County, GA by William Thames

      May 26, 1871
      Claim appears to be for $404.00 but $299.00 was amount eventually paid on this claim to William Thames.

      William Thames, Clayton County, GA
      February 7, 1877
      Southern Claims Commission

      “William Thames being duly sworn & being examined by the Special C----(cannot read word) says that during the late war he lived in Clayton Co. GA at the same place where he now resides & where he has resided for the last 40 years past & that he was never in the state of Mississippi in his life & never during the war had any transactions either by himself or through an agent or agents with the Confederate Government or any of its officers or agents or the officer or agent of any state Government in rebellion against the United States. He further deposes that he never at any time during the war sold or offered to sell to the Confederacy or any of its officers a wagon or wagon and two mules or any other number of mules receiving $810 for the same. That he had no sort of transaction or trade in any way directly or indirectly of this character & absolutely knows nothing about such a thing. He further deposes that he had a brother living in the state of Alabama before & during the war & who was killed there on account of his Union sentiment, that this brother had a son whose name was William Thames & that this is the only Thames of that name he ever knew of. He also had some kinspeople who moved to Red River in Louisiana or Arkansas in the year 1817 but of whom he knows nothing nor does he now know where they are or their names, whether there was a William Thames among them or not but deponent distinctly & positively knows that he had no such transaction during the war as that alleged. He never had any transactions with the Confederacy of any sort during the war.

      (signed) William Thames

      Sworn to & subscribed before me at Atlanta GA February 7th 1877.
      S. A. Darnell
      Ab??? C???

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