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Thomas IAMS
Phoebe PENN
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 IAMS (1821/2- ) who married Delilah HUFFMAN, 
2.  the Thomas Palmer IAMS (1824-1902) who married Sarah JOHNSON, 
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:  1824/5 or Jan 1826, Greene Co., PA
Death:  6 Jan 1906, Logan Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas IAMS (1783-1843)
Mother:  Mary SCHMIDT / SMITH (1786/7-1860s)
Marriage:  5 Dec 1850, Greene Co., PA
Wife:  Phoebe / Phebe PENN
Birth:  24 Apr 1833, PA
Death:  28 Nov 1890, Logan Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Rushsylvania Cemetery, Rushsylvania, Logan Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John PENN (1808-1892)
Mother:  Deborah IAMS (1812-1856)
Children born in Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA:
1.  Margaret E. IAMS, b. ca. 1854
2.  Franklin "Frank" IAMS, b. May 1856; d. 10 Sep 1925, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
3.  Mary IAMS, b. 1856/7; d. by 1870
4.  George W. IAMS, b. Aug 1859 or 7 Jun 1860; d. 11 Mar 1935, Wood River, Hall Co., NE
5.  Dennis IAMS, b. 16 Aug 1862; d. 1 Mar 1923, Union Co., OH
6.  John IAMS, b. 1864/5
7.  Heth / Heath J. IAMS, b. Dec 1869 or 19 Nov 1869; d. 24 Oct 1940, Stockton, Portage Co., WI
8.  Sarah "Sadie" Leedora IAMS, b. 2 Nov 1871; d. 29 May 1879, Greene Co., PA
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Thomas IAMS (æ 50-60) and his wife (æ 50-60) are living in Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA, with their children, including a son (æ 10-15).

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Thomas IMES (æ 22, b. PA) is living in Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA (p. 332B), with his widowed mother, Mary (æ 63, b. PA).  They are the only IMES (or variation) in the township.

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 19 indexed "Imes"):  Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll M653_1114, p. 781, PN 212, 1479/1520, enumerated 23 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thomas Imes? 35 M   Farmer 4000 1000 Penna
Phebe    " 25 F    Housekeeper     Do
Margaret "  6 F         Do
Franklin "  4 M         Do
Mary     "  3 F         Do
George   " 9/12 M         Do
Mary     " 86 F   Do     Do

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 20):  Ruffs Creek P.O., Washington Twp., Greene Co., PA, Roll M593_1348, p. 428B, PN 4, 23/23, enumerated 2 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Iams Thomas 45 M W Farmer 7000 500 Pennsylvania      
____ Phoebe 37 F W Keeping House     "      
____ Margaret 15 F W       "      
____ Frank 14 M W       "      
____ George 11 M W       "      
____ Denis  7 M W       "      
____ John  5 M W       "      
____ Heth 6/12 M W       "     Dec

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #
 

Find-a-Grave: Entries (patron submission(s); online at findagrave.com):
Name: - - Phebe Iams - - - - - - - - - Sadie Leedora Iams
Birth: - - unknown - - - - - - - - - unknown
Death: - - Nov. 28, 1890,  - - - - - - - - - May 29, 1879
Note: - - aged 57y - - - - - - - - - aged 7y 6m 27d
Burial: - - Rushsylvania Cemetery
Rushsylvania, 
Logan County, Ohio
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Father: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mother: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spouse: - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Contributor: - - Robert Weller - - - - - - - - - Robert Weller
Memorial #: - - 31443987 - - - - - - - - - 31443995
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