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Thomas IAMS
Ms. __?__
Sarah Jane RASEY
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 (c1825-1906) who married Phoebe PENN, and
4.  the Thomas D. IAMS (1833-1910) who married Lydia ROGERS.
Husband:  Thomas IAMS / IIAMS / IMES
Birth:  Jan 1830, PA
Death apparently:  1900-1910, presumably in Hale Twp., Hardin Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Ms. __?__

Please Note:  I have no proof Thomas had a prior wife, but one would suspect so based on the age difference between Thomas and Sarah.  If you know more about this Thomas, please share.

Marriage-2:  1891/2
Wife-2:  Sarah Jane RASEY
Birth:  27 Jul 1843 / 1845, Pitt Twp., Crawford [now Wyandot] Co., OH
Death:  12 Aug 1921, Lima, Allen Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses:  m1. 1860, William Henry Harrison BREWER; m2. James W. DOUGLAS
Father:  Joseph RASEY
Mother:  Nancy __?__
Children with Wife-1:
unknown
Children with Sarah Jane RASEY:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Thomas IAMES (æ 21, b. PA), is living in Morris Twp., Washington Co., PA (p. 399B), with his parents, John IAMES (æ 58, b. PA indexed "James") & Anne (æ 53, b. PA).
 

3.  1860

4.  1870

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I can't find Thomas, not with any certainty and not in this census or any of the earlier ones.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 11 indexed "James Jones"):  Hale Twp. (East Pct.), Hardin Co., OH, Roll T623_1284, p. 78A, SN 12, SD 7, ED 85, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
250 257 Iams Thomas Head W M Jan 1830 70 M 8     Penn Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Farmer 0 Y Y Y O M F 78
    ____ Sarah J Wife W F Jul 1845 54 M 8 5 5 Ohio York State New York Keeping House   Y Y Y        
    Rumbough Effie GDau W F Dec 1893  6 S       Ohio Ohio Ohio     N N Y        
Effie RUMBOUGH is the daughter of Sarah Jane and her second husband, James W. DOUGLAS (i.e., Effie is Sarah's granddaughter, not Thomas's); I guess you would call her Thomas's step-granddaughter).

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 26):  Village of Forest, Jackson Twp., Hardin Co., OH, Roll T624_1187 (Book 2), p. 122A, SN 3A, SD 7, ED 106, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  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 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 23 24 26 27 28
68 70 Iams Sarah J Head F W 65 Wd 1 0 OH NY NY Eng Own Income Y Y O F H
    Rumbaugh Effie GDau F W 16 S     OH OH OH Eng None   Y Y      

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 15):  1008 East Wayne St., Lima City (Ward 1), Ottawa Twp., Allen Co., OH, Roll, p. 59A, SN 7A, SD 3, ED 20, enumertaed 9 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
* 1008 154 154 Imes Sarah J Widow O Un F W 75 Wd Y Y OH OH OH Y None
*East Wayne St

 

10.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

12.  Messages posted to the Iams, Iiams, and Imes Family Genealogy Fora (online at GenForum.com)

13.  Messages posted to the IAMS and IIAMS Surname Boards (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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