SAMUEL L. THOMAS, farmer, P. 0. Arcadia, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, September 26, 1824, son of Henry and
Jane (Stranahan) Thomas, natives of Ireland. They came to America in 1816, and resided in Pennsylvania for a few
years; then. in 1834 or 1835, came to this county and entered 160 acres of land in Section 6, Big Lick Township
(where Samuel L., the subject of this sketch, now resides), and there endured the hardships and privations incident
to pioneer life in the forest of a new country Their family consisted of four sons and two daughters: William (in
Michigan), John, Mary (wife of C. Weimer, in Iowa), Henry, Sarah (deceased) and Samuel L. Our subject was married.
September 21, 1854, to Mary A., daughter of William and Cassandra Taylor, the former a native of Ireland, the latter
of Pennsylvania. To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were born eight children: Martha J. (wife of Jasper L. Gipson), Cassandra,
William H., Marcella, Samuel E., George E , Chalmers B. and Mary A Mr. Thomas was one of the pioneer children of
Big Lick Township, and is now one of the substantial farmers of the township. He is connected with the Presbyterian
Church; in politics a Republican.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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