Biography of Charles Thomas





Thomas, Charles, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 20, 1820, the youngest of four sons and three daughters born to Samuel and Jane (White) Thomas. Samuel Thomas was a cobbler by trade and moved with his family to the town of Yates, Orleans county, N. Y., in 1822, where he purchased a partly cleared farm and there spent the remainder of his life as an agriculturist; he died in 1831. Charles Thomas was reared on the farm, received a limited education in the district schools and remained on the farm with his mother and brother until thirty years of age. In March, 1862, he moved to the town of Bergen and bought a farm on the lake road; in 1865 he sold this farm and bought the farm of seventy acres which he owned at the time of his death. He was always an active, hard working and industrious man, and made many fine improvements on his farm, and well earned the rest he sought for a period before his demise. In politics Mr. Thomas was a Republican. In 1862 he married Emily Cook, born February 4, 1824, and a sister of Walter Cook of Bergen. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas had no children and they were known among their friends and neighbors as a kind, accommodating and hospitable couple. Mr. Thomas died December 30, 1898, and his wife on January 2, 1899; they were buried in one grave.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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