Biography of E. J. Thomas
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Thomas, E. J., was born in Dryden, May 26, 1840, a son of Benjamin, a native, of Dutchess county, who was left an orphan when young, and worked at farming till hem reached manhood, when he married Mary, daughter of Bryant Thomas, of Dutchess county, and in 1834 moved to the farm now occuppied by our subject. Here he died in 1872, having been a prosperous farmer and a good citizen. He and wife had four children, E. J. being the third. He also followed farming through early life. He was educated in the public schools and at the age of twenty three married Olive R Winfield, daughter of William Winfield of Slaterville, and they had two children, Mary and Jane. Mr. Thomas has always voted the Republican ticket.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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