The Children of Samuel Augustus (Gus) Thomas
born 24 Dec. 1877 and died 15 Sept. 1952
and Sarah Ann (Annie) Ringo Butler Thomas
born 1 April 1881 and died 29 March 1957
*See Note at Bottom.


  1. Gelia Ophelia Thomas Davis
    born April 2, 1902
    died April 19, 1987
  2. Teddie Lee Thomas Barnett
    born August 4, 1906
    died July 1, 1988
  3. Buddy Thomas
    born January 26, 1909
    died January 11, 1979
  4. Lottie Thomas Shipp Deaver
    born September 17, 1912
    died January 11, 2002
  5. Gertrude Thomas Craft
    born February 26, 1917
    died December 9, 2015
  6. George Cleveland Thomas
    born April 6, 1919
    died January 17, 1993
  7. John Calvin Thomas
    born June 6, 1921
    died May 5, 1998
  8. Blackie Thomas
    born February 19, 1923
    died September 22, 1998

I've learned in recent years that Samuel Augustus Thomas' ancestors go all the way back to Stephen Hopkins, a passenger on the Mayflower. They came to the United States from Wales.
I have very few records on Sarah Ann Ringo before the age of 18.
Her father was Abe Ringo, but we don't know her mother's name.
The 1880 census lists Eliza E. as the wife of Abe and two children are listed, Louisa Elizabeth and James J. Sarah Ann was born in 1881, so we don't know if this Eliza E. was her mother, and we don't know Eliza E.'s maiden name.
We have documentation of Sarah's marriage to Samuel Sloan Butler in December 1898 in Anderson, Texas, and the 1900 census shows her with Samuel S. Butler and one daughter, May B. Butler.
Her marriage to Samuel Augustus Thomas was 14 July 1902. They were the parents of nine children. Corbet was born in 1913 and died in 1915.

Our family's tree on Ancestry is called "Keeps On Growing." Our tree is on Family Search also.

The father of Samuel Augustus Thomas was:
~~~John W. Thomas, born in Tennessee.
His mother was:
Nancy Catherine (Kate) Lofton, born 18 Feb. 1855 and died 22 Oct. 1944.
~~~Kate Stone was buried in Hosston, Louisiana.
~~~John was the 1st of four marriages for Katherine Lofton.

John Thomas had one brother named Will, who married
Kate's sister, Mollie. Will and Mollie had one son named
John Calvin Thomas, who was a double-first cousin to Samuel Augustus (Gus).
John and Will came Tennessee to Tulsa, Oklahoma through the Arbuckle mountains to Texas.
They lived in Jefferson, Texas and other Texas towns.
~~~John W. Thomas was buried in Belton, Texas.

Kate Lofton was part Cherokee Indian, according to family records, although we have no sources to prove it.
~~~Her 1st marriage was to John W. Thomas.
One child, Samuel Augustus Thomas, was born.
~~~Her 2nd marriage was to a William Lee Crowley and three
children were born: Charlie Cassle Crowley, born 2 July 1881;
Bertha Crowley, born in 1882; and, Archie Bert Crowley, born 9 July 1884.
~~~Kate's 3rd marriage was to a Mr. Jenkins.
There were no children of this marriage.
~~~Kate's 4th marriage to Sam Stone produced three children:
Ella Stone, Elmer Stone and Ernest Richard (Dick) Stone.

Samuel Augustus Thomas' first marriage was to Estelle Green, called
"Tellie." There was one daughter, Myrtle Lillian, of this marriage.

Sarah Ann Ringo's first marriage was to Samuel Sloan Butler
and one daughter was born, Mae.
*According to the Falls County, Texas census, dated June, 1900, the birth date
of Samuel Augustus Thomas is listed as Dec. 1878, age 21. He was born 24 December 1877.

The place of birth for Samuel Augustus Thomas, his father John, and his mother, Kate,
is listed as Louisiana.
Other records show that Samuel Augustus was born in Jefferson, Texas

*Samuel Augustus was called "Sam" until his mother, Kate,
married Sam Stone. They began calling him "Gus" after that.