Lycoming County Genealogical Society
A Bit of Meginness

A Bit of Meginness

This page features family histories taken from the pages of the History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 1892, by John F. Meginness. This book is a publication of the Lycoming County Genealogical Society and we by no means profess all within its pages to be absolute.


JOHN THOMAS, Jr., son of John and Mary (Murphy) Thomas, was born at the Forge on Larry's creek, June 11, 1811. He received a limited education, and lived with his parents until he was eighteen years old, and then began working in Manning Stevenson's saw mill in Loyalsock township, where he remained five years. and assisted in paying for the homestead farm, where Samuel Thomas now lives. He then returned home and took possession of a part of the farm, and followed farming and lumbering on Larry's creek. He subsequently embarked in the mercantile business at Sa1ladasburg, where he continued for over thirty years, and died February 18, 1891. He married Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac Coudrick, who survives him and resides in Newberry. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over sixty years, and was a steward, class-leader, and superintendent of the Sunday school, and a trustee of the same for a period of twenty-five years. He was a Democrat all his life. Mr. Thomas was the father of eleven children, eight of whom are living: Samuel P.; William W.; Manning S.; Charles A.; Sylvester C.; Mary E., who married W. K. McCormick; Sarah E., who married R. W. McClaren, and Ida C., who married A. S Williamson. Those deceased are: H. Amanda, who married H. J. Clinger; Martha Jane, who married W. K. McCormick, and John Franklin.