Thomas married Jane Frances Lemon in 1853 in Peoria County, Illinois. They had seven children: Mary Frances, Charles, Benjamin, Henry, George and twins Callie and Calvin. Thomas appears to have been a successful farmer as the 1870 census stated that his real estate value was $13,200. I found Thomas and family in Livingston County, Illinois, in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records. Sometime between 1870 and 1880 the family moved to Nebraska, in the North Platte area. Then, by 1896, it appears that Thomas and at least some of the family moved to Colorado because he is listed in a Colorado State Business Directory as the owner of a confectionary shop.
Thomas died in Granite Colorado in 1898 and was buried in the Granite Cemetery.