Nathaniel Broughton Thames1

Male, #43327, (11 Feb 1835 - 11 Mar 1908)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*11 Feb 1835 Nathaniel was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, on 11 Feb 1835.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Nathaniel was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.3 
Relocation1844 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*circa 1855 He married Hellena Overstreet circa 1855. 
Birth of Son16 May 1857 His son Stephen L. Thames was born on 16 May 1857.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Deed*3 Jun 1869 He was granted a deed on 3 Jun 1869 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

Nathaniel B. Thames from M.J. Kelly, Book B, page 102.7 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 His father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 His mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.10 
Death of Spouse28 Dec 1884 His wife Hellena Overstreet died on 28 Dec 1884 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama
Photographedsay 1885 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)11

Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Marriage6 Oct 1885 He married Lou E. Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1885 at age 50. 
Birth of Son20 Jan 1887 His son Jesse Thames was born on 20 Jan 1887.5 
Birth of Son3 May 1890 His son Harry Monroe Thames was born on 3 May 1890.5 
Marriagesay 1895 He married Sallie Munn say 1895. 
Death*11 Mar 1908 He died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 11 Mar 1908 at age 73. 
Burial*circa 13 Mar 1908 His body was interred circa 13 Mar 1908 at Antioch East Church Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.12,13 

Family 1

Hellena Overstreet (23 Dec 1835 - 28 Dec 1884)
Marriage*circa 1855 He married Hellena Overstreet circa 1855. 

Family 2

Lou E. Gafford (say 1840 - after 1890)
Marriage6 Oct 1885 He married Lou E. Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1885 at age 50. 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2006


  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  5. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, page 990, Hse 258, fam 240. Image 34. transcription by Warren Culpepper. "Nathaniel Thames, 25, M, Farmer, RE=880, PE=300, AL; Hellena, 23, F, AL; Caroline, 4, F, AL; Stephen, 2, M, AL."
  7. Conecuh County Court, Conecuh Co., AL, Direct Index to Deeds A-Z 1866-1901 GSU, Salt Lake City, 1989 (FHL Film 1,630,472 #1) .
  8. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dead Fall, Butler Co., AL, page 373A, based on LDS CD transcription: "Nathaniel B. Thomas [sic], Self, M, Md, 46, AL, SC, SC, Farmer; Helene, Wife, F, Md 44, AL, GA, GA; Stephen, Son, M, S, 23, AL, AL, AL; Abigail, Dau, F, S, 15, AL, AL, AL; Martha, Dau, F, S, 10, AL, AL, AL; Georgeann, Dau, F, S, W, 5, AL, AL, AL; Gelola, Dau, F, S, 2, AL, AL, AL."
  10. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  11. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  12. Donna Eldridge.
  13. Mary Stearnes Henley, compiler, e-mail address, South Alabama Roots and Branches, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
    Antioch East Cemetery, northeast of Greenville on County Road 61 (Old Stage Road), approximately one and half miles off U.S. Highway 31N, Butler County, Alabama
    Surveyed November 1988 by Mary Stearnes-Henley, Grady, AL
    THAMES, N.B.; Feb. 11, 1836 - Mar. 11, 1903.