Continued: Alston/Allston book lists Thomas as the third child of fourteen. Thomas Allen notes: Thomas was one of the few ministers of the Church of England in North Carolina in the middle of the eighteenth century. He moved from 20 years in Virginia (arrived in 1741) to North Carolina after Miriam died October 20, 1758. He was a pioneer Episcopal minister and the first religious teacher in Halifax County where he served as rector of the Episcopal Church in the town of Halifax, North Carolina In October 1759 the church wardens and vestry of Edgecombe Parish (went) with Thomas to make him minister of Edgecombe Parish. In 1760 the Assembly and Council confirmed this agreement. In 1787 a bill was introduced in the Assembly to enable wardens of Halifax County to levy a tax to discharge debts due him in 1776. He left his daughter Dorothy one Negro. Another date of death given is Nov. 15, 1776.
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