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Otho B.  Thomas

Otho B. Thomas

Male 1788 - 1865  (77 years)

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  • Name Otho B. Thomas  [1, 2, 3
    Born 15 Nov 1788  Adamstown, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    AFN PIN 672302 
    Military Service War of 1812 - Cap't 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died 11 Dec 1865  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 7
    Buried Otho Thomas (English) Family Cem, Point Of Rocks, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Person ID I326  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2012 

    Father Benjamin Thomas,   b. 1741, Prince George's Cty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1816, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elenor Wells,   b. 1748,   d. 31 Dec 1812, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1771  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Elizabeth Rawlings,   b. 2 Feb 1801, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1854, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1821  [1
    Children 
     1. Benjamin R. Thomas,   b. 21 Jan 1822, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1852  (Age 30 years)
     2. Richard Clark Thomas,   b. 2 Dec 1824, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1870  (Age 45 years)
     3. Charles Edward Thomas, Sr,   b. 23 Dec 1825, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1869  (Age 43 years)
     4. Elizabeth Ellen Thomas,   b. 11 Sep 1827, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1858, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Sarah Ann Thomas,   b. 1830, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age 64 years)
     6. Otho Thomas,   b. 14 May 1830, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1831, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Otho Thomas,   b. 19 Jul 1831, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Otho Thomas,   b. Apr 1833, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1834, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Harriet J. Thomas,   b. 25 Aug 1833, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1836, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     10. Jacob Nichols Thomas,   b. 9 Jun 1837, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1906  (Age 69 years)
     11. Otho B. Thomas,   b. 21 Jun 1839, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1877  (Age 37 years)
     12. Levin Thomas,   b. 29 Apr 1841, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1899, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     13. Edmond Thomas,   b. Abt 1843, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2011 10:44:12 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Capt. Otho B. Thomas
    Capt. Otho B. Thomas
    Courtesy of Gervaise Dynes-Wolak

  • Notes 
    • Wm. J. Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, p.168 (1928) states: "Otho Thomas, son of Benjamin Thomas and Eleanor Wells, married Harriet Rawlings of Montgomery County, Maryland" and reports that they had 11 children.

      Elswehere (Ibid, p. 118) Grove notes that, at a meeting on 4 June 1831 of the "National Republicans, Capt. Otho Thomas was named as a member of a committee to represent the Buckeystown District at a meeting of the General Committee of the National Republicans to be held on 11 June 1831."

      Later (Ibid, p.392) he reports that "Among the older members and those who aided in building St. Paul's [Episcopal] church [in 1841] were the families of ... Captain Otho Thomas, John Wirts, Benjamin J. Snouffer...."

      Finally (Ibid, p.169), writing about the "old Thomas burying ground in the southern end of Carrollton Manor," Grove notes that Otho's parents are buried there and that Otho "succeeded his father on the home farm where he lived all his life." He further writes that one of the headstones states: " 'In memory of Captain Otho Thomas, born November 15th, 1788, and died December 11th 1865.' Captain Thomas served in the war of 1812. He was one of the leading citizens of his time. He was the father of Charles E. Thomas...."

      G.L. Thomas, ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, p. 34 (1956), follows Grove and lists the birthyear as 1788, and states that "He served in War of 1812 as Captain." Writing later (Ibid, p. 78) that Otho and his family lived in Licksville, MD, Thomas states: "He was a very wealthy and extensive farm land owner, in both Frederick and Montgomery Counties. There were 13 children, 3 [sic] of whom were named Otho, only one of whom reached maturity."
    • (Research):
      Otho's birthyear seems confused by a typographical error. Holdcraft lists it as 1783; but Grove has it as 1788, and G.L.Thomas follows Grove, giving it as 1788. The tombstone appears to show 1783, but close inspection reveals that Grove and Thomas were right: it is 1788.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 34.

    2. [S56] Names in Stone|, Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, NAMES IN STONE, (Ann Arbor, MI : 1966), pp.1143-44.

    3. [S482] MD Hist Trust|, Maryland Historical Trust, Site # 5-1-141, "Otho Thomas House & Cemetery (English)" (15 May 2001), (www.mdihp.net : Apr 2011).

    4. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    5. [S30] Carrollton Manor|, William Jarboe Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, (Marken & Bielfeld, Inc., Frederick, MD : 1928), p. 169.

    6. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p.34.

    7. [S56] Names in Stone|, Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, NAMES IN STONE, (Ann Arbor, MI : 1966), p.1143-44.

    8. [S30] Carrollton Manor|, William Jarboe Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, (Marken & Bielfeld, Inc., Frederick, MD : 1928), p.168.

    9. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), pp. 7, 30.

    10. [S51] Tombstone - WCS |, Cemetery Memorial Stone , (Personal Inspection by Wm. C. Snouffer), Oct. 2006.