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Donoho, Thomas Archimedes

Male 1827 - 1887  (60 years)


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  • Name Donoho, Thomas Archimedes 
    Born 5 Feb 1827  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Lawyer 
    Reference Number 11674 
    Died 18 Oct 1887 
    Buried Cedars Cemetery, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11456  Caswell County
    Last Modified 5 May 2022 

    Father Donoho, Archimedes,   b. 1789,   d. 19 Aug 1827  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Williamson, Mary A.,   b. Abt 1800, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Nov 1818  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 88064 
    Notes 
    • Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 181-182 (Article #174 "Donoho").

      North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      Name: Archimedes Donoho
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Mary Williamson
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Bond Date: 25 Nov 1818
      Bond #: 000107397
      Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      ImageNum: 008739
      County: Person
      Record #: 01 050
      Bondsman: S M Glenn
    Family ID F5765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Garland, Isabella Glenn,   b. 3 Dec 1832,   d. 27 May 1886  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1854  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 87277 
    Children 
    +1. Donoho, Mary Lowry,   b. 4 Jul 1855,   d. 15 Mar 1929  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     2. Donoho, Isabella Garland,   b. 21 Oct 1856,   d. 4 Apr 1858  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     3. Donoho, Kate Morrison,   b. 6 Oct 1858,   d. 3 Mar 1869  (Age 10 years)  [natural]
    +4. Donoho, John Tabb,   b. 20 Nov 1860,   d. 7 Feb 1937, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     5. Donoho, Thomas Archimedes,   b. 14 Jul 1862,   d. 25 Sep 1920  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     6. Donoho, Isabella Victoria,   b. 14 Aug 1865, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1950, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     7. Donoho, Glenn Garland,   b. 20 Feb 1867,   d. 5 Nov 1945, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     8. Donoho, Ellen Smith,   b. 8 Jul 1869, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1954, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     9. Donoho, Grace,   b. 15 Oct 1871,   d. 25 Nov 1954  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    +10. Donoho, Romulus Saunders,   b. 14 Jul 1873, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1947, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 May 2022 
    Family ID F2308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1827 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1854 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedars Cemetery, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Archimedes Donoho (1827-1887)

      Thomas A. Donoho (1827-1887)

      Caswell Mutual Fire Insurance Company

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      Once Caswell County Clerk of the Superior Court and Master of the Court of Equity.

      Oddly, the 1860 US Census (Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina) entry for the T. A. Donoho household shows a J. B. Donoho (27) in the position usually reserved for the wife. The children listed are: M. L. Donoho (5), which most likely is Mary Lowry Donoho, who was born 1855; and K. M. Donoho (2), which most likely is Kate Morrison Donoho, who was born 1858.

      1860 US Census
      Name: T A Donoho
      Age in 1860: 33
      Birth Year: abt 1827
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Not Stated, Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Milton
      Household Members: Name Age
      T A Donoho 33
      J B Donoho 27
      M L Donoho 5
      K M Donoho 2

      Longwood was the home of the Donoho family until November 1954 when the last surviving child of Thomas A. Donoho and Isabella Glenn Garland died. It was once the home of Romulus Saunders, who traded it to Dr. John Tabb Garland. And, it presumably is through this ownership that the property came into the hands of the Donoho family. The daughter of Dr. Garland, Isabella Glenn Garland, married Thomas A. Donoho.
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      The following is from: Hamilton, J. G. De Roulhac. "Reconstruction in North Carolina." Studies in History, Economics and Public Law. Columbia University Faculty of Political Science, Editors (Volume LVIII, Whole Number 141). New York: Columbia University, 1914.

      Pages 487-488:

      Caswell County had been troubled by very little disturbance, but reports of disorder reached the governor, who wrote Thomas A. Donoho, a prominent citizen, and appealed to him to use his influence to restore quiet. Donoho replied that the reports were exaggerated and that the county as a whole was in good condition. He placed the blame for most of the trouble on John W. Stephens, and suggested the employment of some moderate "gentleman of character" to do the same work that Dr. Jones had done in Orange. Stephens was one of the governor's detectives and was devoting a large part of his time to incendiary politics. On May 21, he was murdered, and investigation failed to reveal the offenders. Wilson Carey fled in terror and the governor wired Pool and Abbott that he had been driven out of Caswell and that Congress should act. On June 6, the governor issued a proclamation reciting eleven outrages supposed to have been committed by the Klan, offering a reward of five hundred dollars for the arrest of any person connected in any way with the crimes, and enjoining all officers to bring the offenders to justice.

      The campaign for the August elections was now in progress. The governor was deeply interested in the result and the prospects were dark. He was in constant consultation with his chosen advisers, who were in favor of putting the condition of affairs in the State to practical political advantage, and accordingly, in pursuance of a plan devised by Pool, on July 8, he proclaimed Caswell County in a state of insurrection.
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      Caswell County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1828: Caswell County Will Book L, Page 319: Charles Dixon Donoho--Will--written 21 Sept. 1828. All personal estate to Mother Kizziah Donoho and all land during her life; nephew Thomas Donoho son of dec'd brother Archimedes Donoho all lands and tenements after death of Mother. If nephew Thomas has no children, land to go to nephew Richard Donoho son of Archimedes. Exec: friends James Ruffin and George Williamson. Wit: J. E. Lewis, John T. Garland, A. H. Henderson. George Williamson qualified. James H. Ruffin neither qualified nor renounced his rights.

      Source: Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1983) at 92.
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      Thomas A. Donoho purchased furniture from Milton cabinetmaker Thomas Day. On a bill of sale dated 25 February 1856, Thomas Day charge $95 for a rosewood wardrobe. Since most of his other wardrobes he sold for between $25 and $35, the increase in price suggests the use of expensive wood.

      See: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll (2010) at 243 (footnote134).
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      Caswell County, North Carolina
      Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
      Jan. Ct. 1837, 'Richard P. Huntington (Martin P. Huntington?) named guardian for the orphans of A. Donoho, namely: Richard A., Thomas, Cornelia and Emily Donoho.
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