The Thomas Family
(My Paternal Lines)
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Robert Nelson Thomas and wife Lucy Carolyn Butler with children:  John Evan, Irene Leslie, Meta, Troy, Zerron, Laura Ivey, Bessie, and two other children.
            My Lineage from Robert Nelson Thomas

Generation No. 1

Robert Nelson Thomas was born September 1862 in Georgia.  He married Lucy Carolyn Butler.  She was born August 1872 in Alabama.

Children of Robert Thomas and Lucy Butler are:
  Irene Thomas.
  Leslie Thomas.
  Meta Thomas.
  John Evan Thomas, born August 1890; died Abt. 1960 in Birmingham, AL.
  Laura Ivey Thomas, born September 18932.
  Troy Thomas, born October 18962.
. Bessie Thomas, born September 18982.
  Zerron Thomas, born September 17, 1908; died March 29, 1957 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Generation No. 2

John Evan Thomas was born August 1890, and died abt.1960 in Birmingham, AL.  He married Sara Mellie Carroll September 29, 1912 in her parents home.  She was the daughter of George Washington Carroll and Martha Harp.  She was born February 24, 1893 in near Lathamville, Alabama and died June 1983.

Children of John Thomas and Sara Carroll are:
John Evan Thomas, Jr.
Roberta Thomas.
Martha Thomas.
Robert Archie Thomas.
Lelias Eugene Thomas, born October 28, 1927 in Birmingham, AL.

Generation No. 3

Lelias Eugene "Gene" Thomas was born in Birmingham, AL.  He married Wilma Dean Norton November 23, 1946 in Birmingham, AL, daughter of Willie Norton and Maudie Ballard.  She was born in Sulligent, Lamar County, AL.

Children of Gene Thomas and Dean Norton are:
Dianna Lane Thomas
Robert Norton Thomas
Carol Gene Thomas
Stephen Allen Thomas
Mary Jane "Molly" Thomas

Generation No. 4

Mary Jane "Molly" Thomas (Lelias Eugene, John Evan, Robert Nelson) was born  in Huntsville, AL.  She married David Roy Hicks January 07, 1989 in Huntingdon College Chapel, Montgomery, AL, son of Roy Hicks and Margaret Trimble.  He was born  in St Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL.

Children of "Molly" Thomas and David Hicks are:
i. Evan Thomas Hicks, born November 30, 1990 in Baptist Hospital, Montgomery, AL.
ii. Jonah Davis Hicks, born November 21, 1995 in Erfan Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Sources:  1900 Carroll County, GA Census. pg. 215
               Letter by Sara Mellie Carroll Thomas written 1977.
               Social Security Death Index
               Personal Knowledge
If every genealogist has a "brick wall", this is mine.  Family stories tell that Robert Nelson Thomas was born near Stone Mountain, GA during the Civil War.  His family lost everything and moved to Alabama.  However, Robert and family were living in Carroll County, GA at the time of the 1900 Census. Another Thomas researcher, Carroll Ray Thomas, has a great-grandfather named Henry Clay Thomas that lived in Marion County, AL at the same time as Robert.  Their pictures hold some resemblance but we can't prove their relationship.  If you are researching this line, please e-mail me!
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