Biography of Elam Thomas
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Thomas, Elam, was a native and former resident of Onondaga county, brought his family to Albion in 1867 and purchased the old Ferguson farm. Here he died in 1883, his wife preceding him by two years. In his family were seven sons, five of them were in the army. Horace enlisted in Phoenix; Edgar from Van Buren; Abner from Cook county, Ill.; Elam in Onondaga county; and William in Chicago. Elam Thomas, jr., was born August 10, 1842, and was brought up on a farm. In 1864 he enlisted in Company F., 2d N. Y. Cavalry, and served nine months in the Shenandoah Valley. After the war he returned to Onondaga county and thence came with his father to Albion, where he has since lived. He owns the old farm and has increased its size from fifty four to seventy eight acres. He is a successful farmer. In 1870 Mr. Thorrias married Rhoda M. Hart, and has four children: Irene, Gertrude, Arthur and Charles.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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