Zadock Thomas Family
Bertie Co., NC and Christian/Trigg Co., KY


Rev. Dr. Doug Showalter -- dougshow@cape.com
Updated 22 August 1999

Generation 8
I am seeking information on ZADOCK THOMAS who was born about 1769. Zadock married DICEA BAZEMORE on 7/12 Jan 1793 in Bertie Co., NC. She was the daughter of JESSE and FRANCES BAZEMORE. Bondsman and witness were: JAMES WILFORD and STEVENS GRAY. Wilford may have been a brother-in-law. Wilford was also bondsman for JORDAN THOMAS who married MILLEY LASSITER, 1795.

Zadock and Dicea moved to Christian Co. [later Trigg Co.], KY, possibly by 1800. In 1809 Zadock and Dicea sold 150 acres of land lying on the Cashie Swamp in Bertie Co., to TURNER BAZEMORE, Dicea's brother [Deed Book V, pp. 286, 291]. Land was patented to Zadock in Christian Co., KY on 18 Dec 1811, in a section which later became Trigg Co.

On 23 Oct 1815, presumably after the death of Dicea, Zadock married SALLY RUCKER RUTTER in Caldwell Co., KY, possibly her third marriage. Zadock and Sally had one child, MALINDA THOMAS [b: abt 1819] who married REUBEN HARRIS 31 Oct 1832, Caldwell Co., KY. Zadock died in Caldwell Co., KY in 1829, and his will was probated 20 Oct 1829 [Will Book A, p. 425].

Zadock is said to have had the following siblings:

--ELISHA THOMAS--m: POLLY BURNE on 15 Oct 1805 in Bertie Co., NC. Their children, most of whom are mentioned in Elisha's will [Bertie Co. Will Book 1, May, 1826], are said to have been:
--John Thomas
--George E. Thomas who lived in Haywood Co., TN.
--Patsy Thomas
--Martha Thomas
--Mary Thomas
--Rebecca Thomas
--Harriet Thomas
--[possibly] Dixon Thomas

--RICHARD THOMAS--m: SARAH BARNES, 1800, Christian Co., KY. Richard and Sarah's children are said to have been:
--Elizabeth Thomas
--Malinda O. Thomas--m: WHITNELL P. STALLINGS on 30 Aug 1836 in Trigg Co., KY
--John Thomas
--James Thomas
--Sally Thomas

--WINIFRED THOMAS--m: ISHAM WILFORD on 7 Sept 1801 in Bertie Co, NC. Zadock Thomas was authorized in 1823, in Trigg Co., KY, to administer the estate of Isham. Isham and Winifred's children are said to have been:
--Benjamin Bennet Wilford
--John Wilford
--Robert Wilford
--Orpah Wilford
--James Jackson Wilford
--Sarah Wilford

--SALLY THOMAS--m: JOHN BRABOY on 26 Nov 1800 in Bertie Co., NC.

--JAMES THOMAS--m: ELIZABETH BARNES on 4 Aug 1806 in Christian Co., KY. Zadock Thomas was authorized in 1825 in Trigg Co., KY, to administer the estate of James.

[Possible additional siblings of Zadock Thomas:]
?--MATTHEW THOMAS--m: BETSY STARLING
?--AMOS THOMAS
?--JUDITH THOMAS--m: JAMES WILFORD on 16 Jan 1786 in Bertie Co., NC

Generation 7
It is said that Zadock and Dicea had the following children:

--RANSON THOMAS

--FANNY THOMAS [b: abt 1807]--m: DUNNING KENNEDY on 24 Jun 1824 in Trigg Co., KY.

--WILLIAM THOMAS

--LOUISA (Lucy) THOMAS [b: abt 1802]--m: ROBERT WILEY RHODES on 2 Jan 1817 in Christian Co., KY. Robert was born abt 1794 in Bertie Co., NC. His father likely was EPHRAIM RHODES who brought Robert from Bertie Co. to western KY. [SEE MY WEB PAGE ON RHODES] [My line is traced through this couple.]



With special thanks to Co-Researchers of these THOMAS families:

Rev. Dr. Douglas K. Showalter


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