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THOMAS, BENJAMIN (1806–1891). Benjamin Thomas, early settler and soldier in the Texas Revolution, was born in South Carolina in 1806. In 1823 he moved to Texas and settled at Ayish Bayou (later San Augustine). During the Texas Revolution, Thomas served in Capt. William Kimbroqv's company from March 16 to June 16, 1836. He married Martha Engledow at Nacogdoches on January 17, 1839. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. Thomas died in San Antonio in 1891.


Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932).

Carolyn Hyman


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Carolyn Hyman, "THOMAS, BENJAMIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.