James Thomas Chapter


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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, Sr. 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.

Office Title
Officer Name
Regent Pamela Aileen Thomas Metts
Vice Regent Sarah Crowe
Chaplain Mary Dean Feltner Futrell
Recording Secretary Alice Knight
Corresponding Secretary Freda Merle Redd McAfee
Treasurer Clara Dell Lawrence
Registrar Virginia Dare Thomas Alexander
Historian Nina Beatrice Thomas Alderson
Librarian Martha Nell Malone Smith
Honorary Regent Virginia Alexander
THOMAS ADDISON of Virginia MILES HOLLOWELL of North Carolina
HENRY BALE of New Jersey ABSALOM HUMPHRIES of South Carolina
SILAS BINGHAM of Connecticut WILLIAM LARKINS of North Carolina
WILLIAM BRIDGES of North Carolina PETER LIGHT of Virginia
WILLIAM BROCKMAN of Virginia PETER LOUX of Pennsylvania
JOHN DENT of Maryland WILLIAM ROSS of North Carolina
JAMES EDRINGTON of South Carolina EDMUND STANLEY of North Carolina
THOMAS DAWSON of Virginia JAMES THOMAS, SR. of North Carolina
NATHAN FUTRELL of North Carolina JAMES THOMAS II of North Carolina
THOMAS HADLEY of Massachusetts JOHN TURNER of Virginia

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