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Looking for Thomas of Bristol, VA

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My grandfather was Ernest Alfred Thomas of Bristol Va born in 1912. I would like some info on him, he died at a very early age (52 yo). He was married to Marjorie Lee Barker (my grandmother) on March 30th, 1934. My father, Norman Vann Thomas, Sr. was born Dec. 10th 1934. He had a brother named Preston Barnett Thomas who was married to Glenna Leonard (I think) and his parents were John C and Palmyra (Polly) Wade Thomas. Any information would be great! I am building a family tree and I would love to have this information. Thank you.

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by noggin on 2012-12-18 11:14:38

I found this marriage which shows parents names:

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
groom's name: Ernest Alfred Thomas
groom's birth date: 1912
groom's age: 22
bride's name: Marjorie Lee Barker
bride's birth date: 1912
bride's age: 22
marriage date: 30 Mar 1934
marriage place: Bristol, Virginia

groom's father's name: J.C. Thomas
groom's mother's name: Palmira Wyatt

bride's father's name: O.H. Barker
bride's mother's name: Ethel Baldwin

indexing project (batch) number: M02813-4
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 2048488
reference number: P3

by libbytee123 on 2012-12-18 11:18:08

I had found all of this info on Familysearch.org. Thank you anyway.

by noggin on 2012-12-18 11:19:52

This looks like Ernest A Thomas with his parents and siblings :

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Ernest A Thomas
[Earnest A Thomas]
[Ernest A Thomer]
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1920: Castlewood, Russell, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: John C Thomas
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Pullis T Thomas
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

John C Thomas 40
Pullis T Thomas 33
Roxie E Thomas 16
Charlie Thomas 12
Mary L Thomas 9
Ernest A Thomas 8
Preston B Thomas 6
Roy L Thomas 1 [1 11/12]

by libbytee123 on 2012-12-18 11:25:33

Wow, that is him. I remember my Dad talking about his uncle roy and uncle Preston. I am new at this, how do I find all of this? Can you help me? My parents and grandparents are gone now and I would LOVE to put together a family tree for my siblings and our kids. And I didn't really know much about this side. Well, I really don't know alot about the other side either. If I get this done with your help, you can help me with the other side, lol. Thank you so much. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. P S, I would love to find my dad's birth certificate - Norman Vann Thomas, Sr. Born in Bristol, VA

by noggin on 2012-12-18 11:32:08

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

groom's name: John Thomas
groom's birth date: 1881
groom's birthplace: Washington Co., Va.
groom's age: 21
bride's name: Palmyra Wyatt
bride's birth date: 1885
bride's birthplace: Washington Co., Va.
bride's age: 17
marriage date: 09 Jan 1902
marriage place: Washington, Virginia

groom's father's name: Geo. Thomas
groom's mother's name: M. Thomas

bride's father's name: James Wyatt
bride's mother's name: L. Wyatt

groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00683-1
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 34389
reference number: Page 484

by libbytee123 on 2012-12-18 11:36:49

I love it!!!!! Can you build a family tree on this website?

by noggin on 2012-12-18 11:40:57

Social Security Death Index
Name: Norman V. Thomas
Last Residence: 38183 Germantown, Shelby, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 10 Dec 1934
Died: 10 Jul 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (1951)

by noggin on 2012-12-18 11:53:01

You cannot build a tree as far as I know.

There are free sites for building trees, google free family tree sites usa

this is a useful site ; http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History-Family.shtml (research)

and this: http://vagenweb.org/ (research)

http://www.familyecho.com/ (Tree making site)

by noggin on 2012-12-18 12:06:03

Have sent you a message about a family tree.

by noggin on 2012-12-18 12:14:21

Norman V Thomas in household of Oliver H Barker, "United States Census, 1940"

name: Norman V Thomas
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Kinderhook Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States
gender: Male
age: 5
marital status: Single
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Grandson
birthplace: Virginia
estimated birth year: 1935
residence in 1935: Bristol, Washington, Virginia
enumeration district number: 96-20
family number: 71
sheet number and letter: 5A
line number: 6
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 4300
digital folder number: 005449092
image number: 00786
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Oliver H Barker M 69 Virginia
wife Maggie Ethel Barker F 59 Virginia
son Oliver H Barker M 21 Virginia
daughter Orpha Jean Barker F 25 Virginia
son Earnest C Barker M 33 Virginia
grandson Norman V Thomas M 5 Virginia

by noggin on 2012-12-18 12:18:02

Preston Barnett Thomas, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
groom's name: Preston Barnett Thomas
groom's birth date: 1912
groom's age: 22
bride's name: Glenna Gertrude Leonard
bride's birth date: 1913
bride's age: 21
marriage date: 11 May 1934
marriage place: Bristol, Virginia

groom's father's name: J. C. Thomas
groom's mother's name: Palmira Wyatt

bride's father's name: T. H. Leonard
bride's mother's name: Sally Barker

indexing project (batch) number: M02813-4
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 2048488
reference number: p5

by noggin on 2012-12-18 12:29:23

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: John C Thomas
Age: 20
Birth Date: Jul 1879
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1900: Saltville, Washington, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: George W Thomas
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Minie E Thomas
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
George W Thomas 42
Minie E Thomas 44
Thomas D Thomas 20
John C Thomas 20
Hannah V Thomas 15
Pearley L Thomas 13
Faria A Thomas 10
Mary E Thomas 8
David M Thomas 5
Dortha E Thomas 5
William S Thomas 1

by ywaverunner06 on 2014-01-04 02:29:28

Actually we are cousins. My grandfather was Preston. He passed away in 1982. He has two of three children living that I know of. One of the three children passed away back in June. It does seem that I have heard I have an aunt in Bristol from my papaws first marriage. Just getting started in our family tree and love to be able to connect with other Thomas kin.

by libbytee123 on 2014-01-06 08:15:41

OMG, do you know how excited I am to hear from you, OMG. my name is Elizabeth Thomas, my father Vann Thomas was Ernest's son. Preston was my Dad's uncle. So our grandfathers were brothers. I found Preston's first and second wives and his children, so who do you belong too? Please contact me - ethomas@holder.com, and here is my cell #678-650-5835. Too excited. I will help you all i can.

Best regards,
Libby Thomas

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