Return to Title Page/Table of Contents Here's one to ponder. I hope someone already knows the answer and can jump in. On 15 July 1781, at Bladen County NC, Mary Thims was issued a certificate for supplying quite a lot of beef (looks like either four or five hundred pounds of beef - the first … Continue reading The Mysterious Mary Thames
The Big Thames Family Book
Joseph and Martha (Newberry) Thames – Part 1
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents Court minutes and deeds indicate that Joseph Thames and Martha could possibly or even probably met at her father's gristmill or ordinary. The deeds and minutes show that Joseph and Martha, after their marriage, probably took up residence in Cross Creek where Joseph was taken into the Matthews/Newberry family … Continue reading Joseph and Martha (Newberry) Thames – Part 1
Index – an Every Name Index
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Cornelius and Mary (Evans) Thames
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents Much of what follows is Walt and Maxine's work, with some edits for clarity. I will do my best to source what I can and provide hyperlinks to documentation where available. If the statement or phrase is in green type, it means I do not have the particular source … Continue reading Cornelius and Mary (Evans) Thames
Were There Two Jesse Thames in Bladen County?
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents This is a working theory for which feedback and collaboration are very welcome. It will be updated as new records are discovered. Deed records point to the existence of a second Jesse Thames. We already know of the Jesse named in his father Joseph's will, 1780. But it appears … Continue reading Were There Two Jesse Thames in Bladen County?
One of the most revealing deeds for Thames’s – 1779
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents This deed stands out because it reveals more than a simple transfer of property. It tells us a few things. It's a bit cumbersome, so I'll take the liberty of breaking it up into paragraphs. 7 Aug 1779 - Bladen County DB 19 p 418-419 - No. 24, Joseph … Continue reading One of the most revealing deeds for Thames’s – 1779
Thomas (c1700-1758) in North Carolina
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents Thomas Thames's 100 acres in Cumberland County NC. The red outline is the original property line, still quite visible. The blue line is Dunn's Creek, referred to in Deeds. The green circle is the cemetery. There is no family folklore to tell from where the Thames came before their … Continue reading Thomas (c1700-1758) in North Carolina
Marcy/Mercy – First Wife of Thomas?
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents After all, we don't know when Thomas married Prudence. The only record that names Prudence is Thomas's will dated 1758. If Thomas's family was following the patronymic naming tradition, then we would expect to see the name Prudence recur in subsequent generations. Thomas had a daughter named Marcy, who … Continue reading Marcy/Mercy – First Wife of Thomas?
Thomas Thems in Virginia 1732-1734
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents Plat of grant in 1740 - "Thos Tims" in the body of the description, and Tho "Thans" or "Thims" in the compass quadrant of S and W It is not known with certainty that this Thomas is the same Thomas who died in Bladen Co NC in 1758, but … Continue reading Thomas Thems in Virginia 1732-1734
Return to Title Page/Table of Contents By Walt and Maxine Gabennesch The following information is the result of several years of rather intensive research. The information that we have gathered about this family in NC is far from complete. This document is not static. This information is in a constant state of change. When we … Continue reading Introduction