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John Thomas who married Mary Jane Williams

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Re: John Thomas who married M. J. Williams

Posted: 1361253668000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thomas, Williams, Lott

John Thomas
Born: 1857, Texas
Died: 1899 in Polk co., TX
Source: White Family Tree,

Most larger public libraries provide free access to Ancestry if you have a local library card.

I didn't find anything in Ancestry or FamilySearch to verify his birth and death.

Married: 6 Ayug 1882 in Polk Co. TX to mary Jane Williams
Source: White Family Tree

I didn't find anything in Ancestry or FamilySearch to verify this marriage.

Was Mary Jane the daughter of Hezekiah and Lucinda?

1900 Justice Precinct 1, Polk, Texas
Crit Williams, b. Alabama, 60, marr 31 yrs, farmer
Dusty, wife, b. AL, 56, had given birth to 10 children but only 7 alive in 1900
Sudie, b. TX, 21
Henry, b. TX, 15, farm laborer
Gracy, b. TX, 13
Omar Thomas, grandson, b. TX, 16
Mamie Gallaway, granddau, b. TX May 1882, widow, gave birth to one child & still alive
Lillie Gallaway, great granddau, b. TX April 1899

John married a again after Mary Jane died.

John Thomas
Mary J. Lott
Married: 7 July 1885, Polk Co., TX
Source: Texas Marriages 1837-1973, & White Family Tree.

1900 Justice precinct 3, Polk Texas
Malinda Lott, head, b. AL Oct 1832, widow
James Lott, son, b. TX April 1858, farmer
John Lott, son, b. TX Nov 1868, saw mill
Barnett Lott, son, b. TX Oct 1870, saw mill
Mary J. Thomas, dau, b. TX Sept 1859, widow w/ one child
Dora Thomas, granddau, b. TX Feb 1889
Norman A. parker, grandson, b. TX Feb 1897
Edgar J. Godsey, boarder

1910 Polk co., TX
Herbert Pearson, head, b. AL, 69, single, retired
Barnett Lott, boarder, b. TX, 43, div, laborer saw mill
Julius Lott, boarder, b. TX, 8, farm laborer working out
Mary J. Thomas, boarder, b. TX 51, widow, keeps house private family

1920 Justice Precinct 6, Polk Co., TX
Barnett Lott, head, b. TX, 42, widower, common laborer
Mary J. Thomas, sister, b. TX, 59, widow

Mary Jane Thomas
Died: 21 Sept 1921, Polk Co., TX per death cert #26096
Source: Texas Death Index 1903-2000,

If you want to look up the marriage licenses and probate records, there is a list of available microfilm at You have to go to your local library and request an inter-library transfer from the Sam Houston Regional Library Center.

You can order copies of marriage licenses and death records from the Polk County Clerk.

You can contact the SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society, and inquire about obituaries. Successful Searching!
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