Rev. Jonathan Thomas
Source:  History of Steuben County, IN  (1885)  p.847

Rev. Jonathan Thomas was born in Pennsylvania in 1807.  When he was
seventeen years of age his parents, L. and A. Thomas, moved to Wayne County,
Ohio, where he was married in 1825 to Elizabeth Beacom, a native of
Maryland, born in 1807, daughter of Henry Beacom, a hero of the
Revolutionary War.  To them were born ten children; all save one lived till
maturity and four are now living -- Enoch, of Marshall County, Iowa;  John
W., of this township; Fletcher, of North Manchester, Ind., a Presiding Elder
in the United Brethren church, and William H., of Tama County, Iowa.
Elizabeth (deceased), a twin sister of Enoch, was the wife of Rev. E. P.
Church.  S. Mark died in Iowa.  Henrietta was noted for her culture and
literary ability, many of her poems and prose articles appeared in the New
York Ledger and other periodicals.  She married Frank Payton, of Huntington
County, Ind., and died at Winterset, Iowa, in 1880, aged twenty-six years.
Rev. Jonathan Thomas moved from Williams County, Ohio, to Steuben County,
Ind., in 1846, where he resided till after the death of his wife, which
occurred in 1863.  Since then he has had no permanent residence.  He has
been a minister of the United Brethren church sixty years, being ordained
soon after his first marriage.  At present he has no settled appointment,
but is doing the work of an evangelist, and expects to do the Master's work
till called home.  He is now living with his third wife.