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Chauncey Thomas

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  • Name Chauncey Thomas 
    Gender Male 
    Born about 1785  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Residence(s) 1830-1840: Perinton, Monroe Co., New York?
    1850: Reading twp., Hillsdale Co., Michigan  [1
    Died before 1857  [2
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    Person ID I9147  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 February 2016 

    Family/Spouse Elany Hawkins,   b. January 1802, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 December 1886, Sherman, Newaygo Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Jerimiah Thomas,   b. about 1823, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 January 1892, Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Lucinda Thomas,   b. 22 March 1828, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 January 1903, Coldwater, Branch Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Mabel R. Thomas,   b. March 1829, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age ~ 80 years)
     4. John Thomas,   b. about 1838, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 March 1863, Williamson Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     5. Newell W. Thomas,   b. August 1841, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 1901, Sparta Twp., Kent Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     6. Martha Thomas,   b. 7 July 1844, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 September 1932, Branch Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F6342  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • May have purchased a life lease for property in Section 6 of Reading township.

      Pierrepont Center, New York, small village situated at the intersection of the Canton and Colton road with the St. Lawrence turnpike, nine miles from Canton and ten from Potsdam. “Chauncey Thomas was an early blacksmith at this place, and built the first frame house.”

      From FindaGrave: “Chauncey Thomas may have served in the War of 1812. I am trying to determine if there were other men named Chauncey Thomas, born in CT in the same time-frame. So far, this seems to be the same man:

      War of 1812, Chauncey Thomas, age 23, b. town of Wilbraham, county of Conn, enlisted at Peru [Clinton Co., NY], on Aug. "6 or 12," 1812, by Lt. Pifer for 5 years. He was enlisted in the US Artillery. Description: 6 foot, 3 and 1/4 inches in height, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion. Occupation: Farmer.
      Served: "M.R. Capt. J. Mc Keons Co. Nov 30 & Dec. 31 13 present; transferred from Capt. Lomax Co. Mo. Ret. Capt A.S Brooks co. June 30 14. Absent on duty at the Arsenal, an invalid. D.R. Feb. 16 & S.R. Feb. 28/ 13[?]: present prin J. R. Capt. E. A. Allens co. April 30. June 30. J[or I] R. Capt. Brooks, co. Aug. 31. Oct. 31. J.R. Capt. S. Churchills co. Dec. 31/15. Feb. 29. April 30. June 30 & Aug. 31/16. present, promt'd Corpl. June 4/16. Ms. [or US.] Ret Aug. 31 & Sept. 30/16, on com'd. J.R. Aug 31/16 present. J.R. Oct. 31. Dec. 31/16, Feb. 28, Ms. Ret. Mar. 31. J.R. Apl 30. Ms Ret. May 31. & G. R. June 30/17. On com'd. at Plattsburgh in ordnace Dept. J. R. Ms. Ret. Aug.. 31, & samR. [or saw R.] Dec. 31/14. Discharged at Plattsburgh N. Y. Aug. 6 or 12/17. term exp'd. [looks like] "seepen. case." [could be "see pen. case." C.S.]

      Any additional information is very welcome!
      C.S.”

      Chauncey Thomas, corporal, organization of Capt. John Dix, Co. of H. Col. Thomas Miller, 8th regiment, paid from July 29, to Aug 5, 1812, Enlisted August 6. New York State Militia.

      A Chauncey Thomas lived in Perinton, Monroe Co., New York in 1830. There was a boy age 5-9, and a girl age 0-5 living in the household. Chauncey was age 40-49 (b. 1781-1790.) His wife was age 20-29 (b. 1801-1810). Could not find a property purchase or sale for Chauncey Thomas in Monroe Co. NY

      Chauncey Thomas received 160 acres of land in Illinois in 1817, Knox county, section 8, SE1/4, T10N-R3E, document 12406, Scrip Warrant Act of 1812, late corporal in Churchills Company of Artillery. page 232. The number 2137108 is written on the patent. The property was not transferrable until 1852. By this time, Chauncey Thomas was already in Michigan. Many men sold their rights to the bounty land.

      Pension Application files, War of 1812, file no. 18433, “Old War” invalid and widow rejected, Chauncey Thomas, Pvt., Cpt. Churchill’s Co. U.S. Ar., NY [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2699] .

    2. [S2708] .

    3. [S2706] John Hendricks-Chauncy Thomas Life Lease.


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