Adelpha Ann Thomason


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Adelpha Ann Thomason

  • Born: Feb 1840, Collinsville, Henry Co., Virginia
  • Marriage: Thomas Jefferson Draper Jr. on 13 Sep 1863 in Henry Co., VA
  • Died: 5 Apr 1910, Scott, Putnam Co., West Virginia at age 70
  • Buried: Lawrence Cemetery, Scott, Putnam Co., West Virginia

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Maintained by: Rebecca Prillaman
Originally Created by: Jerry Miller
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Name: Adelpha Ann Draper
Birth Date: 1841
Birth Place: Collinsville (Henry County), Henry County, Virginia
Death Date: 5 Apr 1910
Death Place: Putnam County, West Virginia, USA
Cemetery: Lawrence Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Scott Depot, Putnam County, West Virginia
Spouse: Pvt Thomas Jefferson Draper Jr
Father: William Simpson Thomasson
Mother: Nancy B Thomasson

Adelphia Anne Thomasson was the daughter of William Simpson Thomasson and Nancy B. Turner Thomasson. She was born in North Collinsville, Henry County, Virginia. Her father William was a tobacco planter, owning about 400 acres of land, and several slaves. The family home was a large old double log cabin with dog trot, and dating circa 1840-1850. William died in 1861 of typhoid fever, before the war. His wife Nancy, Adelphia's mother survived until 1891, and lived her later years at the old homeplace, with her son Wilson Owen Thomasson, Adelphia's brother.
Adelphia's early paternal forebears were Thomas Thomasson, who came from England to Virginia in 1677, and Thomas's father George Thomason (1602-1666), of London, England, known for his collection of Civil War Tracts, known as the "Thomason Tracts".
Adelphia's early maternal forebears were William Turner, Revolutionary War soldier, and his wife Jane Hunter Turner, and William's father Shadrack Turner (1720-1784), Revolutionary War Patriot, and early settler of Henry County, Virginia.
On September 13, 1863, Adelphia married Thomas Jefferson Draper of Henry County, Virginia, while he was serving in the Confederate Army. Thomas was born in 1837, and died in 1925.
Thomas and Adelphia relocated sometime after the war, leaving Henry Co., Va., traveling by wagon caravan to West Virginia, settling west of Charleston. Adelphia died there in 1910 of cancer. In 1914, Thomas returned to Henry County, Virginia. He lived there his remaining years,with his son Charlie. Thomas died in 1927, seventeen years after Adelphia's death in 1910.


Adelpha married Thomas Jefferson Draper Jr., son of Thomas Jefferson Draper and Nancy Dent Davis, on 13 Sep 1863 in Henry Co., VA. (Thomas Jefferson Draper Jr. was born on 4 Sep 1837 in Henry Co, Va. and died on 29 Sep 1927 in Henry Co, Va..) The cause of his death was Carcinoma of Face.

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