James Thomas Chapter
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HOW CHAPTER WAS NAMED
The chapter was named in honor of one of Trigg County's early settlers who had served with distinction in the fight for independence.
James Thomas, Jr. served in the 10th Regiment, Donoho's Company, under General Nathaniel Greene during the American Revolutionary War. Thomas was born in Bertle County, North Carolina, in 1760 and married Mary Standley in 1790. He migrated to Donaldson Creek in 1806, and settled on 200-acre Kentucky land grant. He was the first Thomas to permanently settle in the area upon his building a cabin. He was quite active in county affairs and served as justice of the peace.
Thomas fathered seven children, Cullen, Temperance, Starkie, Mary, Perry, and James, Jr., all born in North Carolina, and Stanley, born in Kentucky.
He died 1832 and is buried with wife in the family graveyard in Trigg County.
|Regent||Virginia Dare Thomas Alexander|
|Vice Regent||Alice Knight|
|Chaplain||Martha Doom Maxfield|
|Recording Secretary||Joyce Ann Gumkowski Davis|
|Corresponding Secretary||Vickey Kay Oakley Lane|
|Treasurer||Clara Gentry Lawrence (phone 270-522-8316)|
|Registrar||Nina Thomas Alderson (phone 270-924-9772)|
|Historian||Sarah Ashley Crowe (Ms.)|
|Librarian||Pamela Aileen Thomas Metts|
|Parliamentarian||Laura Redick Thomas|
|Chapter Honorary Regent and Leader||Virginia Dare Thomas Alexander|
|THOMAS ADDISON of Virginia||PETER LIGHT of Virginia|
|HENRY BALE of New Jersey||JOHN LONG of Massachusetts|
|BENJAMIN BEARDEN of North Carolina||PETER LOUX of Pennsylvania|
|SILAS BINGHAM of Connecticut||JOHN MABRY of North Carolina|
|WILLIAM BRIDGES of North Carolina||JOHN MEACHAM of Virginia|
|WILLIAM BROCKMAN of Virginia||JOHN MILLEN of South Carolina|
|JAMES CRANSTON of Rhode Island||BYRON WARD NOWLIN of Virginia|
|JOHN DENT of Maryland||WILLIAM ROSS of North Carolina|
|JAMES EDRINGTON of South Carolina||SIMON SAGE of Connecticul|
|THOMAS DAWSON of Virginia||EDMUND STANLEY of North Carolina|
|NATHAN FUTRELL of North Carolina||JAMES THOMAS, SR. of North Carolina|
|THOMAS HADLEY of Massachusetts||JAMES THOMAS II of North Carolina|
|MILES HOLLOWELL of North Carolina||JOHN TURNER of Virginia|
|ABSALOM HUMPHRIES of South Carolina||JAMES WILKINS of South Carolina|
|WILLIAM LARKINS of North Carolina|
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