Pvt Elijah Thomas was born 22 January 1815 in West Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina, United States to Henry Thomas (1781-1867) and Esther Thomas (1794-1836) and died 14 October 1906 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mercy Murray Day (1801-1873) 1848 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.


Mormon Battalion

Veteran of Company C of Mormon Battalion. Apparently made it all the way to California and got married in San Francisco.

1859 Mormon War

A Veteran of the 1859 Mormon War against Johnson's Army.

1861 Wagon Train


Greene with his family were participants in the David Cannon 1861 Pioneer Company, a 79 day wagon train traveling from Florence (now Omaha, Nebraska) to Salt Lake City in the early summer. It was the first of 12 such wagon trains of the year. It was a large train of 68 wagons and nearly 300 passengers led by a young 23-year old missionary returning home from England, Elder David H Cannon. Several diary/biographical accounts exist.

The Almira Jane Hall journal describes evenings on the wagon train of Elijah telling campfire stories about the Mormon Battalion and Johnson's Army

Marriage and Family


Offspring of Pvt Elijah Thomas and Mercy Murray Day (1801-1873)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Martha E Thomas (1849-)

Offspring of Pvt Elijah Thomas and Ann Hayward (1825-1904)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elijah Murray Thomas (1852-1944)
Joseph Henry Thomas (1854-1937)
Emeline Amelia Thomas (1858-1859)
Meiyer Thomas (1860-1861)

Offspring of Pvt Elijah Thomas and Harriett Rhoda Johnson (1841-1918)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ester Thomas (1858-1937)
William Henry Thomas (1861-1909)
Jane Thomas (1863-1943)
Daniel Thomas (1865-1867)
Sarah Ellenore Thomas (1869-1871)
James Monroe Thomas (1875-1952)


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