Stephen Ellis Thames1

Male, #43261, (17 Feb 1875 - 4 Nov 1948)
Father*Cornelius Alexander Thames (29 Nov 1830 - 29 Apr 1912)
Mother*Elizabeth A. Brantley (8 Oct 1834 - 4 Mar 1915)
Name Variation He was also known as Steve. 
Birth*17 Feb 1875 Stephen was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 17 Feb 1875.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 William, Stephen, Nathaniel and Jesse was listed as a son in Cornelius Alexander Thames's household on the 1880 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
Photographed*3 Jul 1899 He was photographed on 3 Jul 1899 at Citronelle, Mobile Co., Alabama, at age 24
Stephen E. Thames (in cab), wife, Bama Thames on far left; others unknown.4
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Stephen was listed as a lodger on the 1900 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*circa 1901 He married Mary Alabama Mason circa 1901. 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1904 His son Terry Ellis Thames Sr. was born on 28 Jul 1904 at Alabama.4 
Photographed*say 1912 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph say 1912
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Thames with children Terry E. and Corrie, and Terry's pet goat.4
Death of Father29 Apr 1912 His father Cornelius Alexander Thames died on 29 Apr 1912 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Mother4 Mar 1915 His mother Elizabeth A. Brantley died on 4 Mar 1915 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Death*4 Nov 1948 He died at Red Level, Covington Co., Alabama, on 4 Nov 1948 at age 73.2 
Burial*circa 6 Nov 1948 His body was interred circa 6 Nov 1948 at Fairmount Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Level, Covington Co., Alabama
Biography* Lee Y. Ponder Notes:
- Bible of Elizabeth A Brantley Thames lists Steve Thames b 17 Feb 1875 d 4 Nov 1948.
- Stephen E Thames, Pvt 2 AL inf Spanish Amer War
- Registration for WWI Stephen Ellis Thames b 17 Feb 1875, Taxi Driver & Cotton Buyer, Red Level AL., wife Mrs Alabama Thames. (Libby Rice )
- Buried next to Bama H 1 Dec 1879-15 Jun 1961.


Mary Alabama Mason (1 Dec 1879 - 15 Jun 1961)
Marriage*circa 1901 He married Mary Alabama Mason circa 1901. 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Mar 2004


  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  2. , Mary Elizabeth Brantley Thames Family Bible.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., AL, page 87C, based on LDS CD transcription
    Cornelius A. Thames, HH, 50, AL, NC, SC, Farmer
    Elizabeth Thames, Wife, 46, AL, SC, AL
    Mary Thames, Dau, 20, AL, AL, AL
    Jessey Thames, Son, 13, AL, AL, AL
    William Thames, Son, 11, AL, AL, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, Dau, 9, AL, AL, AL
    Lucey Thames, Dau, 6, AL, AL, AL
    Stephen Thames, Son, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Nathaniel Thames, Son, 1, AL, AL, AL.
  4. E-mail written Feb 2004 from Ben A. Thames, Pascagoula, MS, e-mail address.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED51, Page 241B, Family 191, Brooklyn Precinct 7, Conecuh Co., AL
    In the HH of Ann Kennedy
    Stephen E. Thames, Boarder, M, Feb 1875, 25, Sng, AL/AL/AL, Supt. Farm.
  6. From a tribute from a comrad in a 15 May 1912, Conecuh County newspaper, provided by Hub Broughton in e-mail of 2 Aug 2002.
  7. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.