About Thomas Caffey:
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 2, Montgomery, Alabama
Thomas Caffey 66
H H Dorman 26
Mary E Dorman 24
Irene Dorman 4
Sarah Dorman 3
Hugh T Dorman 0
Census,Montgomery, Ramah, Al, pg 7
1870 Census,Montgomery, Ramer P.O., Al, pg 40
1860 Slave Census
AL Mont. Co. 2nd Dist. List Thomas Caffey as the owner of 25 slaves, with 5 slave houses on his property.
THOMAS, planter, was born in Rockingham County, N. C., June 24, 1784, and died at Ramer, Montgomery
County, October 25, 1878; son of John and Mary (Buchanan) Caffey (q. v.) and brother of John Caffey
(q. v.). Thomas Caffey lived in Rocklugham County, N. C., until 1795, when he moved with his parents
to Guilford County, returned to Rockingham County in 1807; removed to Georgia in February 1816, and
finally settled near Elam, Montgomery County, where he remained until about 1822, when he moved to near
Lowndesboro. In 1835 he returned to Montgomery County and located near Ramer, where he spent the remainder
of his life. He was a planter, and represented Montgomery County in the legislature of 1851. He was
a Whig in ante bellum days, a Democrat after the war, and a Baptist. Married: January 8, 1807, to Mary,
daughter of Hugh and Nancy (Davis) Patrick, of Guilford County, N. C. Children: 1. Hugh Patrick, (q.
v.), m. Jane Caroline Dunklin; 2. Sarah J., m. Elisha Baker; 3. John Calvin, d. young; 4. Nancy, d.
young; 5. Mary Elizabeth, m. (1) Henderson H. Norman; (2) Charles R. Waller. Last residence: Ramer.
the Hugh WIlliam Caffey family Bible"
In the year 1812 he (Thomas) was drafted to go into the US
Army to Canada to fight in the war with Great Britain, but he refused to go , and in 1813 moved to Jones
Co, Georgia, where he remained five years and then removed ... to Alabama.
In the fall of 1817 he
moved to Montgomery Co. Joined the Elam Baptist Church the 3rd Sabbath in Jan., 1820 and was baptized
by Elder James McLemore.
Hugh Caffey's personal remembrances of his grandfather Thomas in his
I remember (Thomas Caffey) as a stout man about 6 feet in height weighing probably 200 pounds,
of jolly disposition, and very fond of relating anecdotes.... He had a remarkable memory (as did his
grandson, Thomas) and related in minute detail.... He owned negroes and in consequence of his easy
disposition, was indulgent to them.... His wife... strict disciplinarian, and was energetic, industrious,
hard working business woman... strict in her dealings with her servants... and it was amusing to see
the efforts that Grandfather made to hide their delinquencies from her, to keep her from punishing them.
Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record
Groom: Thomas Caffey
Bride: Polly Patrick
06 Dec 1807
Bond #: 000118958
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Record #: 01 032
Bondsman: Henry Caffy
Witness: Thos G May