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Thomas, Alfred

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Thomas, Alfred
February 26, 2007 05:16PM
History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin,
F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. pp. 203-04. [Cadiz Precinct]

ALFRED THOMAS was born April 29, 1835, in Trigg County; he is a son of
Starkey Thomas, who died September 14, 1881, in his eighty-third year.
Our subject was raised on his father's farm, where he remained till [sic]
about the age of twenty-two; he then came to this land, which was deeded to
him by his father, consisting of 248 acres; he now owns in all 1,600 acres,
which are included in six farms; he also owns one house and lot in Cadiz;
he employs about sixteen hands and is largely engaged in live stock. Mr.
Thomas is one of the largest and most successful farmers in this county; he
handles large quantities of tobacco and is the administrator of several
estates, having served in this capacity the past eight years; he was
married in 1863 to Eliza Martin; she was born in Trigg County; they have
a family of four children--one son and three daughters.

Thomas Martin

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