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, 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.
|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|
|JAMES CRANSTON of Rhode Island||BYRON WARD NOWLIN of Virginia|
|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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