JAMES COALBANK, Father of


Marinda Colebank was born in 1840 in Greene County, Pennsylvania to parents James
Coalbank and Mary Goodwin. She was the youngest child of ten children.  She married
Samuel Thomas, born in January 16, 1837 to Hezekiah and Abigail Thomas . The family
lived in Morgantown, West Virginia in 1870 and Samuel was listed as a laborer. Marinda
died June 14, 1873 in Monongalia County, West Virginia, possibly of complications of
James' birth, and Samuel married a much younger woman named Nancy in 1877, with
whom he had at least nine more children. Samuel died April 23, 1909.

The children of Marinda Colebank and Samuel Thomas were:

Mary Eliza Thomas -- born May 1, 1863, died March 31, 1952.

Martha Thomas -- born in 1865. Martha died from a burn in December of 1873 at age 8,
just six months after her mother died.

Elizabeth Thomas -- born in 1867

Lora Thomas -- born November 17, 1869, died August 21, 1941.

Milton Wesley Thomas -- born November 20, 1870. He married Mary E. Dolan in 1895 in
Preston County, West Virginia. He was a carpenter. Milton died March 20, 1945.

James Thomas -- born 1873.
Death Records of Marinda and
Martha Thomas. (click to enlarge)
Stanley Thomas Birth Record
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Milton W. Thomas Marriage Record
Milton W. Thomas Death Certificate