Thomas was born about 1833 in Illinois, the son of unknown parents.
He has died but the date and place are unknown.
His wife was Matilda C Unknown. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their six known children were William F (c1863-?), Nancy Jane (c1865-?), Urial Stokely Rice (1869-1951), Mary L (c1871-?), Louisa (c1875-?) and Martha A (c1877-?).