Thomas Cemetery on Turkey Mt.
US 29N, left on Hwy 151 to Clifford P.O.
Turn left on Turkey Mt. Rd.(610)
Proceed 1 1/2 Miles to Morris Thomas Farm on Right.
Cemetery is north of road on a dirt farm lane. There are
several homemade, soapstone grave markers as well as several
tombstones. The cemetery was established by William E. Thomas.
Adams, Dexter E. April 2, 1919-July 19, 1919
Son of Josephine Thomas Adams & Samuel Adams
Beard, Sally Thomas May 2, 1854-Dec 29, 1933
Daughter of Cassandra & Job Thomas
Sister of William E. Thomas
Hale, Fred R. Oct 18, 1921-Dec 18, 1921
Son of Ina Thomas Hale, daughter of W.E. Thomas
Lockard, Martha 1818-Feb 15, 1905
Daughter-in-law of W.E. Thomas
Parsons, Alice T. Mar,21 ,1857-July 12, 1914
Sister of W. E.Thomas
Parsons, Henry S. April 19, 1895-Feb 6, 1918
Died of 1918 Flu
Son of Alice Parsons
Parsons, Scott 1854-1935
Husband of Alice Parsons
Thomas, Averilla Priscilla Campbell-June 17, 1853-Dec 24, 1940
Daughter of David Edward & Elizabeth Mays Campbell
Wife of William E. Thomas
Thomas, Cassandra Hudson March 20, 1820-Feb 4, 1899
Daughter of John & Sally Crutcher Hudson
Mother of William E. Thomas, Sally Thomas Beard &
Alice Thomas Parsons & Joseph Thomas
Thomas, Roy Lee Nov 1, 1915-Dec.31, 1926
Son of Dudley Thomas
Thomas, William Edward, Oct 9,1843-Nov. 24 ,1927
Son of Job & Cassandra Hudson Thomas
Tombstone reads "He died trusting to be a soldier of the
Cross." He was a charter member of Clifford Baptist Church.
William served in the Civil War as a member of the
Amherst Rough and Ready, the 49th Va. Infantry.
William E. Thomas owned and operated this 400 acres of farm.
He and his
wife, Averilla Priscilla Campbell Thomas moved to the Clifford area around
1890. They had 11 children. Two died at a young age. The others were:
Esther Thomas (Married Wade Hampton Hudson) b.1876
Donald Thomas (Married Esther Everette) b.1877
Josephine Thomas (Married Samuel W. Adams) b.1879
William Frank Thomas (Married Sarah Harvey) b.1881
James Dudley Thomas (Married Connie Johnson) b.1883
Robert Henderson Thomas (Married Virginia Mitchell) b.1884
Mandeville(Emmanuel) Married Lelia Crawford) b.1886
Ada Thomas (Married Jessie Minter) b.1888
Ina Thomas (Married Charlie Hale) b.1890
2006 - The old home place is still standing within sight of
the Cemetery. The farm is now owned by William's grandson, Morris
Thomas & his wife, Jean.