Looking for THOMAS family of Georgia about 1800, parents of Israel THOMAS
I am the GGGgrandson of Israel THOMAS, born about 1807 in Georgia (probably Indian lands). He is first documented in the 1830 U S census for Shelby County Alabama as a single Head of family. Israel married Mary SCOTT, daughter of William and Sarah (Sally)SCOTT of Bibb Co., Alabama in Dec 1831. There were eight children from this union, raised in Shelby County, Alabama (1850 U S census & 1860 Washington Co., Texas U S census). The children migrated to Evergreen Township (now in Lee Co., Texas)about 1854 after the last child (Elizabeth) was
born in Alabama, and are residing in the household of "J" THOMAS single HOH (1860 census, Washington Co. Tx). It is probable that Mary SCOTT, their mother has died, since no record of her after 1850 has been found. The identity of "J" THOMAS is also unknown. His birthplace is listed as South Carolina and he is 47 years old in 1860.
He is most likely a close relative of Israel; maybe a younger brother?
Israel THOMAS remained in Alabama and at age 54 enlist in the 28th Alabama Infantry, Mar. 24, 1862. Assigned as a mechanic to Co. H, he is engaged in battles in Tennessee, severly wounded, and discharged due to disability , Apr 5, 1863. While recovering, in Birmingham, he meets Mary Jane Bunch, a widower, and they are married 27 Aug, 1863.
They are residing in Township 17 of Walker County, Alabama (1870 census), on property awarded to Israel as Homestead (May 20, 1860, 12 Stat. 392)160.56 Acres Southwest of Jasper, Alabama near the boundry with Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Prior to 1880 census, his second wife must have died as he is now married a third time to Hannah A. (Maiden name unknown) age 37. They are residing in Beat 10, Walker Co., Alabama. No record of Israel's death or burial has been found.