known as a substantial citizen of
Cecil County, Maryland as early as 1720.
m. Ann Gailshiott
children: Gilshot Thomas, R.S. (b. 1734, d. 1809)
Lt. Gilshot ( Guildshot) Thomas, R.S. (b. 1734, d. 1809)
migrated from Cecil County, Maryland and settled in the Province of Georgia sometime prior to 1756, this being the year he made his first petition for land; he received a Royal Land Grant in St. George's Parish (Screven County, GA); served in the Burke County Patriot Militia, 2-3-1778. He served under Colonel John Thomas; he died in Screven County, GA.
children: James Thomas, R.S. (b. 1760, d. 1835) - m. Sarah Banner
Elizabeth Thomas (b. 2-11-1769)
James Thomas, R.S. (b. 1760, d.
1835, m. 1783)
m. Sarah Banner
children: Peter Banner Thomas (b. 1785, d. 1865) - m. Mary Mixon
Absalom Thomas (b. 1787) - m. Rebecca Lowery
Lewis Thomas (b. 1789, d. 1860) - m.
Harriet Thomas Crawford (b. 1793) - m. James Crawford
James R. Thomas (b. 1801, d. 1875) - m. Rebecca _____
Lewis Thomas (b. 1789, d. 1860, m. 1809)
born in Beaufort Co., South Carolina; moved to McIntosh County, GA in 1790; drew land in the lottery of 1820; baptized into Jones Creek Baptist Church in 1822; withdrew his membership in 1825; moved to Ware County, GA about 1829. He settled on lot 174 near Bristol; he was a member of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church; served briefly in the Indian wars; buried at Shiloh Church cemetery in Pierce County, GA.
m. Elizabeth Mixon (b. 1795, m. 1809)
buried at Shiloh Church cemetery in Pierce County, GA.
children: Redding Thomas (b. 1810) - m. Susannah Cason
James Ransom Thomas (b. 3-25-1811, d. 7-6-1884) - m. Martha Leggett
Marantha Thomas Chancey (b. 1822, d 1890) - m. William Chancey
Martha Thomas Cason (b. 1823) - m. David Cason
Sarah Thomas Dyal (b. 1825) - m. Thomas Dyal
Absalom Thomas (b. 1827, d. 1885) - m. Elizabeth Walker
Lewis Thomas, Jr. (b. 10-8-1830, d. 8-28-1893) - m. Prussia Ann (Prucie) Eason
Banner Thomas (b. 1-10-1833, d. 9-15-1885) - m. Mary Walker
Elizabeth Thomas Nettles (b. 1835) - m. Martin Nettles, Jr.
Martha Thomas (b. 1822, d. between 1860 and 1870)
m. David Cason (b. 1813, d. 1865)
born in Georgia, he grew up in Appling County, GA.
children: Frederick L. Cason (b. 1842)
David J. Cason (b. 1843, d. 1926) - m. 1) Mary F., 2) Ardelia Davis (m 4-3-1880)
Winfield (Winnie) Cason Carter (b. 1845) - m. --------Carter
Shadrack Cason (b. 4-22-1850, d. 7-23-1922) - m. Mary Elizabeth Westberry
buried in Enon Cemetery, Pierce County, GA
Mary Cason Hurst (b. 1853) - m. John F. Hurst
Martha Cason Carter (b. 1855) - m. John Carter
Prush Ann Cason Douberly (b. 3-30-1856, d. 8-14-1927, m. 9-12-1878) - m. John S. Douberly (b. 1-23-1860, d. 12-31-1937)
Lydia Ann Cason Davis (b. 1858, m. 10-4-1883) - m. Emmett Davis
Jesse C. Cason (b. 12-2-1861, d. 6-16-1931) - m. Flewella Johnson (b. 7-27-1873, d. 12-16-1912)
Sarah Cason Gill (b. 7-19-1862, d. 12-3-1909) - m. William Thomas Gill
Sarah Cason Gill (b. 7-19-1862, d. 12-3-1909, m. 11-11-1887)
born in Pierce County, GA; in the 1870 and 1880 census of Pierce County, she is living in the household of her aunt and uncle, William and Marantha Chancey, along with her sister, Martha; buried in Mill Creek Church cemetery in Pierce County, GA where her church membership was recorded; her epitaph reads: “She welcomed death as the fruition of her eternal hopes.”
m. William Thomas Gill, Jr. (b. 1-13-1864, d. 9-3-1946, m. 11-11-1887)
born in Pierce County, GA; buried in New Home Church Cemetery in Pierce County, GA, where his church membership was recorded.
children: Martha Jane Gill Crosby (b. 1888, d. 6-2-1984) - m. Barney W. Crosby
Lula Safronia Gill Manning (b. 4-17-1891, d. 1-281956) - m. George W. Manning
Mary Ellen Gill Lee (b. 1892, d. 1982) - m. Frank Albritton Lee
Susie E. Gill Lee (b. 11-9-1894, d. 1-24-1930) - m. Burie Gard Lee
Daniel Robert Gill (b. 3-10-1897, 3-3-1951)
m. 1) Delia Courson 2) Ethel Elma Little
William T. "Willie" Gill (b. 2-9-1899, d. 10-21-1960) - m. Marie Clark
Sarah Belle Gill Manning (b. 1901, d. 1923) - m. Virgil Manning
Lizzie M. Gill Chancey (b. 1903, d. 1986) - m. Vann Chancey
Ida Mae Gill (b. 6-29-1907, d. 7-3-1907)
Pearl Lavada Gill Brauda Strickland Dubose (b. 1909, d. 8-22-2000)
m. 1) Henry Brauda 2) Elzie Nathaniel Strickland (b. 1899, d. 1972)
3) Irvin Dubose
Mary Ellen Gill Lee (b. 5-9-1892, d. 11-13-1982, m. 2-5-1911)
born in Pierce County, GA, buried in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Hickox, GA
m. Frank Albritton Lee (b. 2-14-1886, d. 1-5-1964)
born in Charlton County, GA, buried in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Hickox, GA
children: Ephriam Osborne Lee (b. 12-14-1912, d. 2-3-1974) - m. Annie Mae Johns
Thomas Eli Lee (b. 6-7-1915, d. 7-24-94) m. Louise Henderson
Nola Vergalene Lee Drawdy (b. 9-27-1917, d. 10-2-2007)
m. 1) Burris Daniel Drawdy, 2) John Earl Lee
Flora Alene Lee Barber (b. 7-17-1921, d. 5-17-2004) - m. Only James Barber
Barnwell Franklin Lee (b. 11-9-1924, d. 1-31-1983) - m. Rose Hiller
Delia Geneva Lee Wynn Williamson (b. 9-9-1928, d. 3-1-1982)
m. 1) Archie P. Wynn, 2) James Williamson
Margaret Ellen Lee Dixon (b. 7-6-1935)
m. 1) Sam Ray, 2) Jay E. Dixon
Nola Vergalene Lee Drawdy (b. 9-27-1917, m. 10-31-1934)
born in Pierce County, GA
m. Burris Daniel Drawdy (b. 12-17-1910, d. 8-2-1985)
born in Wayne County, GA, buried in Shiloh cemetery
children: Virginia Alene Drawdy Robinson (b. 11-3-1935) - m. Richard Robinson
Henry Edward Drawdy (b. 12-5-1937) - m. Lois Marie Everett
Nola Mae Drawdy Carter (b. 4-29-1943) - m. Warren Roger Carter
James Daniel Drawdy (b. 9-28-1946) - m. Gloria Bowen
Jo Allen Drawdy (b. 6-28-1948, d. 1-9-1949)
Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949) - m. William A. Loudermilk
Linda Drawdy Griffis Hayden (b. 11-1-1951)
m. 1) Melvin Griffis, 2) Lee Hayden
Glenda Drawdy Lee (b. 11-1-1951) - m. Larry Lee
Ronald Austin Drawdy (b. 6-4-1955, d. 6-10-2000)
m. 1) Mary Ann Griner, 2) Beverly Ennis
Joseph Franklin Drawdy (b. 2-23-1961) - m. Karen Anderson
Ellie Jane Drawdy Loudermilk (b. 9-9-1949, m. 6-22-1968)
born in Ware County, GA
m. William Alex Loudermilk (b. 2-27-1949)
born in Birmingham, AL
children: Jason Wayne Loudermilk (b. 1975, m. 6-12-2004) - m. Margaret
Sherri Lynn Loudermilk Underwood (b. 1978, m. 6-8-2002) - m.
John David Loudermilk (b. 1985, m. 10-25-2008) – m.
E. L. Darling Funeral Home Records.
The Thomas Story by Aaron Thomas.
1860, 1870, 1880 Census Records of
Mill Creek Church and New Home Church Cemeteries
Candler-Colonial Records of Georgia, Volume VII, Page 816.