James Thomas Chapter
Brenda Jo Oakley Southwick, Regent
Alice Knight, Vice Regent
Martha Doom Maxfield, Chaplain
Joyce Ann Gumkowski Davis, Recording Secretary
Vickey Kay Oakley Lane, Corresponding Secretary
Clara Gentry Lawrence, Treasurer
Nina Thomas Alderson, Registrar
Sarah Ashley Crowe, Historian
Pamela Aileen Thomas Metts, Librarian
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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER
The chapter was named in honor of one of Trigg County's early settlers who had served with distinction in the fight for independence.
James Thomas, Jr. served in the 10th Regiment, Donoho's Company, under General Nathaniel Greene during the American Revolutionary War. Thomas was born in Bertle County, North Carolina, in 1760 and married Mary Standley in 1790. He migrated to Donaldson Creek in 1806, and settled on 200-acre Kentucky land grant. He was the first Thomas to permanently settle in the area upon his building a cabin. He was quite active in county affairs and served as justice of the peace.
Thomas fathered seven children, Cullen, Temperance, Starkie, Mary, Perry, and James, Jr., all born in North Carolina, and Stanley, born in Kentucky.
He died 1832 and is buried with wife in the family graveyard in Trigg County.
Updated May 20, 2019
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