- Birth Date
- 26 July 1809
- Death Date
- 25 July 1893
Thomas first traveled to the Valley from the east as a discharged member of the Mormon Battalion. At some point, he continued east because he is seen on the trail again with family members in 1851 with the Walton/Garden Grove Company. Company records indicate his traveling group consisted of four people.
- Age at Departure: 38
- Age at Departure: 41
- Head of Household
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- Crooks, George, [Diary excerpts], in Elna P. Atchison, [Genealogical information on the Crooks family, ca. 1955], 15-16.
- Holmes, Jonathan Harriman, Diary 1846-1848, vol. 1.
- Ossian F. Taylor journal, 1851 April-September.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 , , 222-23.