THOMAS, JOSHUA

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Dr. Joshua Thomas (1745-1831), was born on March 14, 1745, the son of Moses Thomas (1715-1752), and Fidelity Grant (1725-1798), in Boston, Massachusetts.

On September 22, 1765, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he married Mary Thwing (1740-1808), daughter of Thomas Thwing and Mary Bartlett Thwing (1711-1803).

On October 17, 1786 he married his second wife Isabella Stephenson.

Jeremy Belknap, Corresponding Secretary of the Massachusetts Historical Society reported on August 3, 1796, that Dr. Joshua Thomas donated to the cabinet of the Massachusetts Historical Society his coin collection comprising silver and copper coins, both ancient and modern. 

Listed in the 1800 Boston Directory, his doctor's office was at 46 Ann Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

On April 13, 1809 he married his third wife Mary Armstrong Thomas (1751-1823). They had a son William Thomas .

He was a Trustee of the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, for the Relief of destitute Widows and Children of deceased Ministers.

Listed in the 1818 Boston Directory, his doctor's office was on 14 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts.


Fig. Tomb of Dr. Joshua Thomas.

He died at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts on February 4, 1831. He is buried in the North Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.



Bibliography :

Columbian Sentinel, Wednesday, August 3, 1796, page 2
1800 Boston Directory
1818 Boston Directory

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