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Jonathan Thomas was born Nov. 9, 1830, at Ovid, Seneca Co., N. Y. His father, Jonathan Thomas, was a soldier of 1812, born Oct. 29, 1874, and died in 1868. His mother was born March 6, 1786, and died in 1879. Mr. Thomas bought, in 1855, 320 acres of land on sec. 25, this tp., paying for it $3.00 per acre. He still holds 160 acres, at $45.00 per acre. He was married Sept. 13, 1854, to Caroline Thomas, of Fayette, Seneca Co., N. Y. She is the daughter of Samuel and Margaretta Thomas. Her father was born Jan. 23, 1802; her mother, Nov. 22, 1805, and died in 1870. Eight children have been born to them, as follows: Charles H., July 9, 1855; George S., April 25, 1857; Samuel L., Aug. 28, 1858; William E., Sept. 21, 1861; Edwin L., April 11, 1868; Nellie V., May 12, 1810; Norman B., June 26, 1871; and Nettie V., Aug. 27, 1872. Mr. Thomas has been local preacher of the M. E. church tbr the last 20 years. Politically he is a Republican, and served three years and three months in the war of the Rebellion. P. O., Lowell.

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