Saturday, April 01, 2006

Thomas Reunion

A Thomas Family Reunion is planned Saturday June 03, 2006, at the new Lamar County High School Cafeteria, Highway 18 west, Vernon, Alabama , for the descendants of John Tapley Thomas and Sarah Key/Thomas, who moved from Georgia to Lamar County, Alabama sometime in the 1860’s. Our first documentation of that date is when he donated land for the Emmaus Church on July 21, 1868. His parents are believed to be Beasley/Bradley Thomas and Martha a/k/a Patty Key.

Children of John Tapley and Sarah Thomas are; Virginia “Jennie” married to Sherwood Reddrick Holley; Simeon Brantley married to Nancy Copelin/Copeland and Margaret J. Graves ; George Key Married to Rebecca Copelin/Copeland, William H. married Unknown, John Christopher Columbus “Lum” married Martha E. Jackson and Georgia Baker; Mary Jane married James Benjamin Chandler; Elizabeth “Lethia”married Thomas Harvey “Tom“ Finch; Franklin Pierce married to Molly Riley.

Any one interested in these family lines is welcome. For additional information contact Nelda Thomas Northington at 2223 Mountain Lake Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345 or phone 281-360-6043 or email; contact Jim Thomas at 7431 Old Springville Road, Trussville, AL 35173, or phone 205-680-6899 or email ; contact Kawatha Chandler Koonce at 423 9th St. South, Columbus, MS 39701. Telephone 662-329-4722 email

Please bring information from Family Bibles, or other information on your family and a copy of any photos that you are willing to share.

A Luncheon is planned for 12:00 noon. at Lamar County High School Cafeteria, Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama. Please bring a covered dish/beverage. Eating utensils and ice will be furnished.

Please join us at 10:00AM to visit and share information before lunch.


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