Biography of John Thomas
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Thomas, John, was born December 11, 1825, in the town of Dover, Dutchess county, and came to Tompkins county at the age of six months with his parents. He was educated in the district schools, to which he added by reading and observation. He married Amelia, daughter of James Muiks of Ithaca, by whom he had two children, a son and a daughter. Mrs. Thomas died ten years after their marriage. Our subject afterwards sold his farm in Ithaca, and bought what was known as the Lewis Hanford farm of seventy acres, to which he has added since. Ink 1864 he married second Mary E. Swartout, daughter of Adam Hoffman of the town of Caroline. He is a Democrat in politics and takes an active interest in temperance, education and religion, being one of the leading men of the place.

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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