1. Benjamin1 Thomas was born before 1834, the first event for which there is a recorded date.
Benjamin Thomas had the following child:
2 i. Mary Jane2 Thomas was born in New Jersey 1834. Mary died April 15, 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, at 30 years of age. Buried at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRE, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1865. CITY NOTICES.
GODOWN.-On the 15th ot April, Mrs. MARY, wife' of Andrew Jackson Godown, in the 31st year of her age. The relatives and friends of tho family are affectionately invited to attend the funeral, "from,the residence of her father. Mr. Benjamin Thomas, No. J12 Thompson street, above Palmer, Eighteenth Ward,: on Wednesday morning next, at 10 o'clock.
She married twice.
She married unknown Fraley. Unknown died before 1860. (See unknown Fraley for the continuation of this line.) She married Andrew Jackson Godown about 1859. Andrew was born in New Jersey 1826. Andrew was the son of Evan Godown and Nancy Cowdrick. Andrew died February 22, 1876 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, at 49 years of age. Buried at Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Andrews Death Certificate entry in the PA death cert index list him as married with an ocupation of a glass blower and living at 507 E Thompsen Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was burried Feb 26, 1876
Andrew's tombstone also has Mary (1834-1865), Benjamin E (1863-1864), Edwin S (1864-1945), Elizabeth S (1869-1927) and Howard B (1896-1901). On the opposite side of the tombstone is recorded George H Frederick (1843-1886), Mary A Frederick (1850-1918) and Ethel Godown (1886-1983). See http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/163/91600 278_133955510174.jpg http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/163/91600 275_133955506615.jpg (See Andrew Jackson Godown for the continuation of this line.) Obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 18, 1865 - reads in part - On the 15th of April, Mrs Mary, wife of Andrew Jackson Godown, in the 21st year of her age. The relatives and friends of the family are infectionately invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her father Mr Benjamin Thomas.
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