William George Thomas family
Does anyone have knowledge of the family of William George Thomas and Frances Ann Stewart (Stuart). They are buried in the Valley Head Cemetery along with their youngest child, Mary Elizabeth. William and Frances had nine children. He came into the US through Galveston, TX, just after the Civil War and worked as a carpenter, I think. He originally was from Glamorganshire, South Wales. Frances Ann was the daughter of Hannah and John (I think) Stewart (Stuart), and lived in Valley Head. John held an elected or appointed position there, Justice of the Peace, maybe. Their children were; Wm. G. Jr., David Dyer, Rusetta Jane, John Edward (my wifes grandfather), Annie Laura, Bennie F., Arthur Reese, Joseph Allison, And Mary Elizabeth. William George died just after Mary Elizabeth was born, in late 1886. Cause of death was supposedly from eating poisonous mushrooms.I would greatly appreciate any information on this family. Thanks, R. E. (Ed) Gaines
Re: William George Thomas family VB
There is a Thomas, W. listed on the 1860 Galveston Co TX census pg 435a. He is a white male, age 30, occupation laborer, place of birth Wales, living at the City and Marine Hospital, 1st Ward, City of Galveston, TX. This might be your William George Thomas. The seaport museum in Galveston may be of some help: http://www.tsm-elissa.org. Galveston Immigration Database at the Texas Seaport Museum http://www.tsm-elissa.org/immigration-main.htm Texas Seaport Museum Pier 21, Number 8 Galveston, Texas 77550, 409-763-1877
firstname.lastname@example.org How was this information gathered? The museum staff transferred records from microfilm of Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service passenger manifests from the National Archives, books containing additional source material and isolated passenger lists published in The Galveston Daily News. Additional sources continue to be researched for future inclusion in the database. In all, the names of more than 130,000 passengers from the period 1846-1948 have been entered. The database lists only those who first disembarked in Texas. Many immigrants came through New York or one of the other East Coast ports and trans-shipped to Texas. Family legend may hand down a Texas port of entry, while immigration records reflect an Eastern port. Are the records complete? An unknown percentage of the records are missing; there are very few entries between 1871 and 1894.