Biography of James M. Thomas
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James M. Thomas, who is successfully engaged in farming in Knox Township, was born on the farm where he resides, Aug. 20, 1863, and is a son of Eli and Rachel (Bushman) Thomas.

Eli Thomas was born on the Thomas farm in Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio, the son of Jacob Thomas, a pioneer settler of Columbiana County. Eli Thomas engaged in general farming and stock raising during his entire life and owned 300 acres of land. He and his wife are deceased. They were the parents of the following children: David W., a farmer, lives in Knox Township, a sketch of whom appears in this history; Mrs. Sarah Sanor, a widow, lives with her brother James M., the subject of this sketch; George, died at the age of 22 years; Hiram H., a farmer, lives in Knox Township; Joseph, deceased; Amanda Jane, died at the age of two years; Clara Irene, deceased; and Howard, deceased.

James M. Thomas has spent his entire life on this farm, which he now owns. He operates 100 acres and specializes in dairy farming. His present modern home was erected in 1909.

In 1884 Mr. Thomas was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Sanor, a native of West Township, Columbiana County, and the daughter of Samuel and Eliza (Stoffer) Sanor, both deceased.

Politically Mr. Thomas is a Democrat and he is a member of the United Brethren Church of which he has served as deacon since 17 years of age. He has a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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