Manufacturer Notes: Thomas & Mendell

1830 Census Kentucky Mason Western Division

Isaac Thomas
  Males
      Aged 05-10  1
      Aged 10-15  1
      Aged 15-20  1 
      Aged 40-50  1 
  Females
      Aged 05-10  1
      Aged 10-15  1
      Aged 40-50  1

Joseph Mendell
  Males
      Aged 30-40  1
  Females
      Aged 20-30  1
      Aged 80-90  1

1840 Census Kentucky Mason Northern Division

Isaac Thomas 
  Males
      Aged 15-20  2 
      Aged 20-30  1 
      Aged 50-60  1 
  Females
      Aged 16-20  1 
      Aged 50-60  1

I. Thomas & J. C. Mendell
  Males
      Aged 15-20  3 
      Aged 20-30  1
      Aged 40-50  8


1850 Census Mason County District No 1

416 424 Joseph C. Mendell   52 M W Lumber Manufacturer 3,300 Massachusetts
416 424 Lydia "                       38 F W                                                   Ky
416 424 Hiram "                      14 M W                                                    "
416 424 John "                        12 M W                                                    "
416 424 Rachel                         6 F W                                                     "
416 424 Thomas                       8 M W                                                    "
416 424 Anna "                          5 F W                                                    "
416 424 Lydia "                          2 F W                                                   "
416 424 Joseph "                    18 M W Lawyer                                     "

432 440 Isaac Thomas           60 M W Farmer 12000                       Ky
432 440 Sarah Thomas          61 F W                                                 Pennsylvania
432 440 Rachel Thomas        28 F W                                                  Ky
432 440 David Thomas          34 M W  Potter                                     Ky
432 440 Martha Ann Thomas   8 F W                                                  Ky
432 440 David B. Thomas        6 M W                                                 Ky
432 440 Mary E. Thomas         4 F W                                                   Ky
432 440 Isaac Thomas             1 M W                                                  Ky
432 440 Samuel Mandell       26 M W Potter                                      Ky
432 440 Isaac Thomas          16 M W Potter                                      Ky
432 440 Thomas Fristoe       60 M W Laborer                                   Ky

1860 Kentucky Mason Lower district

18 21 Isaac Thomas         70 M W Farming          0 250 Ky
18 21 Sarah "                    72 F W                    4000        Penna
18 21 David "                     44 M W Potter      1500         Ky
18 21 Rachael "                 39 F W                                     "
18 21 Charles Howell        31 M W Refining                    Ohio
18 21 Maria L R "               18 F W                                    Ky
18 21 Louis "                      17 M W Distiller                     "
18 21 Martha A Thomas   18 F W                                    "
18 21 David B "                  16 M W                                   "
18 21 Mary E  "                   14 F W                                   "
18 21 Isaac W  "                  11 M W                                  "

120 123 Joseph Mendell 63 M W Potter      2400 500 Massachusetts
120 123 Lydia C "            50 F W                                     Ky
120 123 Hiram "               24 M W Laboring                    "
120 123 John "                 22 M W Potter                         "
120 123 Thomas "           19 M W Laboring                    "
120 123 Rachel                17 F W                                     "
120 123 Lydia "                15 F W                                     "
120 123 Anna "                 13 F W                                    "
120 123 Timothy "               9 M W                                   "


1870 Kentucky Mason Maysville Precinct 2 

70 70 Thomas Isaac 80 M W ?                                         0      200 Kentucky
70 70 -- Lottie            80 F W Keeping House                                  "
70 70 -- Rachael       50 F W At Home                                              "
70 70 -- Martha          33 F W At Home                                              "
70 70 -- Mary E          23 F W At Home                                              "
70 70 -- Isaac             21 M W Painter                                                "
70 70 -- David            54 M W Potter                         1,000 1,000    "
70 70 Gray Laura      13 F W Domestic Servant                               "
70 70 -- Malsa              7 F W Domestic Servant                              "
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June 1836 Patents:

496. Pottery, moulding.--J. C. Mendell and R. B. Ricketts, Maysville, Ky. June 30

Journal of the Franklin Institute, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) October, 1836
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Marriage Records of Mason County, Kentucky 1804-1811 Volume II

Name: Isaac Thomas
Spouse: Sarah Ricketts
Marriage Date: 24 May 1809
Zodak Brooks, B.; Roly Ricketts, F.; John Ricketts, W.; David Thomas, F. 

Marriage Records of Mason County, Missouri Volume III 1814-1820
Name: Jos. C. Mendal
Spouse: Mary Ann Ricketts
Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1820
Isaac Thomas, B.; Ruby Ricketts, F.; Polly Ricketts, M.; David Ricketts, W. 

Mason County, Kentucky Marriage Records III A 1820-1833
Name: Joseph C. Mendall
Spouse: Lydia C. Thomas
Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1827
Isaac Thomas, F. Sarah Thomas, M. 

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Joseph Claghorn Mendell
Spouses Mary Ann Ricketts (1802-1824)
                 Lydia C. Thomas (1810-1884)

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Newton Cooper, son of Catharine Ricketts and Hugh Cooper, inherited a connection to the Maysville, KY, stoneware industry through both of his parents. Family members who were stoneware potters include: Grandfather - Rulef Ricketts (1759 1848) Father - Hugh Cooper (1791-1831) Uncle - Isaac Thomas (1791-1877) - Married to Sarah Ricketts (1788-1874) Uncle - Evan G. Ricketts (1785-1874) Uncle - Joseph Claghorn Mendell (1796-1863) Several cousins were engaged in the Maysville stoneware industry. 

www.crockerfarm.com
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Mason County, Kentucky
Marriage Abstract 4
1455 
15 November 1827

Joseph C. Mendell & Lydia C. Thomas 

This is to certify that Isaac Thomas and his wife Sarah is agreed that Joseph C. Mendell and their daughter Lydia C. Thomas shall be joined together in the holy bonds of wedlock given from under our hands this 15th day of November 1827; Signed: Isaac Thomas; Witness: Richard C. Ricketts 

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The First White Children born in Mason County, were:

6. Isaac Thomas, born in Mefford's station................... Nov. 8, 1789

..... Isaac Thomas is still living (July, 1873), nearly 84 years old, and his wife nearly 85 years old. On May 25, 1873, they celebrated the 64th anniversary of their wedding day.

Collins, Richard H.; History of Kentucky (Louisville, Richard H. Collins, 1877)
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I knew his son, Isaac Thomas, proprietor of a pottery just below Maysville,--a fine business man, a model citizen, a good neighbor and the father of a fine family. I have slept in his house, eaten at his table, knew his sons and daughters and learned my a, b, c's with his grandchildren in the same little brick school house on Jersey Ridge. As a boy bricklayer, I have helped his son-in-law, Joseph Mendel, repair and put new bottoms in their pottery kilns.

The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 6 (Louisville, Globe Printing Company, 1908)
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FIFTY YEARS AGO

Items of Interest Gleaned From a
Copy of the Maysville, Ky.,
Eagle of 1839

...August, 1839...

Thomas & Mendell advertised that "two or three potters can have constant employment and the best wages" by calling. An interesting fact in this connection is the Zanesville, O., Republican is asked to copy the advertisement.

The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, Kentucky) February 21, 1888
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James H. Durfee & Tobey Notes:

1839 No Durfee in Directory
1842 No Durfee in Directory
1843 No Durfee in Directory
1843 No Nash in Directory
     Note: Family history claims moved from Rochester to Cincinnati in 1843 or 1844
1844 Nash & Durfee, cider and vinegar ware-house, Reynolds st. (in the rear of No. 16 West Front street, between
           Main and Walnut,)

1846 Durfee James H cider and vinegar mer, W s Walnut, bet Front and 2d

1848 DURFEE & TOBY, South-east corner 7th & John
1849 Durfee James H ( D. & Tobey), s. e. c. 7th and John
1849 Durfee & Tobey, mineral water, s. e. c. 7th and John
1850 No Durfee or Tobey
    Note: Family history claims moved to Buffalo in 1850
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