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Thomas IAMS
Delilah HUFFMAN
WARNING:  There are several Thomas IAMS born in Pennsylvania about the same time and place who are being mixed up.  They are undoubtedly related, as cousins, but the similarities between them have resulted in the mixups.  In addition to our subject, these include:
1.  the Thomas Palmer IAMS (1824-1902) who married Sarah JOHNSON, 
2.  the Thomas IAMS (c1825-1906) who married Phoebe PENN, 
3.  the Thomas IAMS (1830-1900s) who married 2nd Sarah Jane RAMSEY, and
4.  the Thomas D. IAMS (1833-1910) who married Lydia ROGERS.
Husband:  Thomas IAMS
Birth:  1821/2, PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Otho IAMS, b. 1790/1, MD
Mother:  Nancy COLE, b. 1795/6, VA?
Marriage:
Wife:  Delilah HUFFMAN
Birth:  ca. 1824, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in MD
Mother:  born in PA
Children born in Greene Co., PA:
1.  Benjamin IAMS, b. 1842/3
2.  Otho IAMS, b. 1846/7
3.  Henrietta IAMS, b. Oct 1849
4.  Frank IAMS, b. 1851/2
5.  Jesse L. IAMS, b. ca. 1855
6.  James L. IAMS, b. ca. 1856
7.  Lucinda IAMS, b. 1858/9
Nephew born in PA:
.  Thomas IAMS, b. 1856/7
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Otho IAMS (æ 40-50 indexed "Jams") is living in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA (p. 43B), with his wife (æ 40-50) and children, including a son (æ 15-19).

3a.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 22):  Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll M432_783, p. 331A, 45/45, enumerated 23 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thomas Imes 29 M   Farmer 4500 Pa
Delila   " 26 F       "
Benj     "  7 M       "
Otha     "  4 M       "
Henriett " 7/12 F       "
Sarah J Sanders 11 F       "
William James?/Iames? 25 M       "

3b.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Othe IAMS (æ 59, b. MD) and his wife, Nancy (æ 54, b. VA), are living in Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA (p. 365B), with their remaining children. 

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #28 of 33):  Days Store P.O., Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll M653_1114, p. 654, PN 92, 677/667, enumerated 26 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thos Iames 38 M   Farmer 7500 1500 Penna
Delilah Iames 36 F         "
Beny Iames 16 M   Farm Laborer     "
Otho Iames 13 M         "
Henrietta Iames 10 F         "
Frank Iames  8 M         "
Jas L Iames  4 M         "
Lucinda Iames  1 F         "
Katharine Kimble 21 F   Servant     "
Jess L Iames  4 M         "
The fact that Jesse is listed last may indicate he is not their son (e.g., he could be a nephew).

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 33 indexed "Tams"):  Waynesburg P.O., Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll M593_1348, p. 351B, PN 22, 156/152, enumerated 25 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Iams Thomas 48 M W Farmer 30450 5875 Pa
     Delila 46 F W Keeping House     Pa
     Otho 23 M W Farm Hand     Pa
     Jesse 15 M W       Pa
     James 13 M W       Pa
     Lucinda 10 F W       Pa
McClelland Maria 13 F W Domestic Servt     Pa

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 29):  Morris Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll 1133, p. 311C, PN 23, SD 8, ED 80, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
208 214 Iams Thomas W M 58     / Farmer PA MD PA
    ____ Delila W F 55 Wife   / Keeping house PA MD PA
    ____ Oho W M 33 Son /   Farm laborer PA PA PA
    ____ Lucinda W F 21 Dau /     PA PA PA
    ____ Thomas W M 23 Nephew /   Farm labor PA PA PA
    Shape Albert W M 21   /   Farm laborer PA PA PA
    Grandon Laura W F 12   /     PA PA PA
Listed next to married son, James IAMES (æ 23, b. PA)., and his wife, Belle V. (æ 21, b. PA).

7.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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