Biography of George G. Thomas
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

George Green Thomas, auditor of Posey county, is a native of Lynn township, and was born on his father's farm November 25, 1855, the son of James E. and Margaret (Duckworth) Thomas. James E. Thomas was born in Waverley, Humphries county, Tennessee, February 22, 1820. He came to Posey county in 1839 and entered on land in Lynn township. Here he cleared away the forest and developed a fine farming property. He underwent the hardships incident to the pioneer of that period, labored successfully with the problems at hand, and became a man of influence in his township. He was a Democrat, served in township office, and was an active supporter of those measures which had for their object the betterment of the community. He was a member of the Baptist church and gave generously to its support. He married in 1840 Miss Margaret Duckworth, the daughter of William Duckworth, a pioneer settler of Black township. She was born in Posey county in 1821. The Duckworth family came from North Carolina; and Absalom Duckworth entered land in Black township in 1811, Thomas and James in 1817. James E. Thomas died in 1895, and his wife in 1879. Three children were born of this union: George G., the subject of this review; Cornelia, the wife of Robert Campbell, owner of extensive ranch property and a resident of Spokane, Wash., and Margaret S., the wife of David J. Noel, of Carmi, Ill., grandson of John Noel, one of the early settlers of Posey county, who died in Mt. Vernon, aged ninety five. Previous to his marriage to Miss Duckworth, Mr. Thomas had married Miss May Robinson and of this union one daughter was born: Louisa J., the widow of Harrison C. Stout, who was a farmer of Black township. She is a resident of Carmi, Ill. George Green Thomas acquired his education in the public schools of Lynn township and Mt. Vernon. Reared on his father's farm, he has been engaged in farming since boyhood, and is recognized as one of the successful agriculturists of his county. His farm property, which Consists of the old Thomas farm in Lynn township, to which he has added by purchase, has improvements that are modern in all respects, is well stocked, and is operated at a satisfactory profit. Mr. Thomas has been a lifelong Democrat. His first public office was that of trustee of Lynn township, to which he was elected in 1890. He carried the township by a majority of sixty, although it had a normal Republican majority of fifteen. In 1906 he was elected recorder of Posey county, and was reelected in 1910. He took office January 1, 1908, and his present term expires January 1, 1916. He has made an efficient and courteous official and his administration of the business of his office has won the esteem of the citizens of his county. Mr. Thomas married on October 23, 1879, Miss Margaret N. Weir, the daughter of James Weir, a prominent farmer of Lynn township, and member of one of the oldest families in the county. The family was founded in Posey county by William Weir, a native of Virginia, who settled in Black township in 1807. She is also a granddaughter of John Noel, early settler and one of the most prominent citizens of his time. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are the parents of one child, a son, Archie Lee Thomas. He was educated in the schools of Lynn township and Mt. Vernon, and completed a course in Perkins & Herpel's Commercial College, St. Louis, in 1901. He is the manager of his father's farm interests. Mr. Thomas is in all respects a high type of the conservative, unassuming American, diligent in his variotis duties and business affairs and conscientious in all things. He is rich in the possession of personal popularity and the esteem which comes from honorable living.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.

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