An American Family History

Thomas Lewis Thomas

The Province of Upper Canada was established in 1791 to accommodate Loyalist refugees from the United States. It included all of Southern Ontario and part of Northern Ontario.

Thomas Lewis Thomas was born about 1829 in Thornbury Gloucestershire, England. His parents were John Morgan Thomas and Mary Lewis

He married Lydia Rowe on April 20, 1859 in Ontario. Lydia was born on September 11, 1841. Her parents were Frederick Rowe and Edna Hall.

Their children included:
Eliza J. Thomas Long (1860),
Frances Thomas Bodell (1861), and
Celia Thomas (1863).

They lived in Walpole, Haldimand, Ontario.

Thomas died before 1865 when Lydia married William S. Tyrell.

At the time of the 1870 census, Eliza, Frances, and Celia were living with their grandmother Edna in Walpole. Their mother was in a nearby household with her husband William and 4 year old son Walter.

Children of John Morgan Thomas
and Mary Lewis
  • Charles Lewis Thomas
  • Thomas Lewis Thomas
  • Elizabeth Sheppard Thomas Musson
  • Susannah Matilda Thomas
  • Eliza Mary Thomas Treahy
  • Jane Eliza (Jennie) Thomas Belford
  • Francis John Thomas
  • Mary Sophia Thomas
  • Celia Ann Thomas Brodie
  • Mary Sophia Thomas
  • John Joseph Thomas
  • Edward George Thomas
  • The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.