James Thomas Chapter

Cadiz, Kentucky


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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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.






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