- 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.
- Jonathan H. Holmes diary, 1846-1848.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 222-23.
- Ossian F. Taylor journal, 1851 April-September.