Joseph is my husband's 3rd great-grandfather.
Joseph was born in 1830 probably in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and he died 3 Apr 1865 in Hopewell, Prince George County, Virginia from wounds received during the Civil War.
Joseph married Elizabeth Jane Savage (I blogged about Elizabeth's burial search before) 19 June 1854 in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Elizabeth had 7 children:
- Daniel W. Thomas
- John W. Thomas
- Joshua Eugene Thomas (My husband's 2nd great-grandfather)
- Parvin Oscar Thomas
- Ella G. Thomas
- William James Thomas
- Anna E. Thomas
I have also been lucky enough to find Elizabeth's Widow's Pension file at Fold3; I have it on my to do list to go through it and document everything in Legacy.
The following is a timeline of his time in the Civil War.