Thomas Omans Society

The Thomas Omans Society is named for Revolutionary War patriot, Thomas Omans, born April 1760. Thomas enlisted in 1775 at the age of 15 inNew Bedford, Massachusetts. His service spanned the duration of the Revolutionary War with six enlistments. Serving under Colonels Sprout, Crane, Pope and Hatheway and General John Sullivan, Thomas built forts, guarded harbors, transported troops and saw action in the battle of Rhode Island. He was first orderly sergeant of the company known as "Cushing's Lions"; a requirement of the recruits in this unit was that every member be 'upwards of six feet in his stockings'. Thomas lived in Eaton, Madison County, New York and died there at age 81 on 8 May 1841. His daughter, Elizabeth, is a Real Daughter and is buried in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

The Thomas Omans Society celebrates September 26, 2010 as its first birthday with 18 members and 2 pending members.