1861 Run for CSA District Congressman

Library of Congress Collection
Charles Randolph Thomas was born about 1827 to Marcus Cicero Thomas (1801-1853) and Elizabeth King Duncan (1808-1887), who were married on September 10, 1825. 

Charles became an attorney and married Emily Pitkin on April 29, 1852; performed by John Rumley, minister of the gospel, witness John C. Manson. 

Charles and Emily had nine sons born between 1853 and 1874 - Edward, Henry, George, Charles Raymond, Charles Randolph, James, Frederick D., John S., and Herbert Thomas. 

By the 1880 census, the family was living in New Bern, where Charles was a lawyer.