Son Sidney's daughter Julia explained to her cousin William Sturges Thomas that the reason she
thought the family hadn't contested Moore's claim publicly was because he was prominent in the
Henry + Jane|
Julia Thompson Livingston (b:1840), of Babylon LI (b:1837)
Jane (b:1800) + Reverend William Barber Thomas
Henry Livingston Thomas (b:1835)
William Sturges Thomas (b:1871)
The problem wasn't so much loyalty to the church, as loyalty to the Livingston descendants getting
ahead in the church.
Daughter Jane married an Episcopalian minister. Rev. William Barber Thomas. Their son, William Reed Thomas, became an Episcopalian Archdeacon, and William's son Harold
Daughter Catharine's daughter Susan had married
Rev Dr Pierre Alexis Proal, the Episcopalian minister of St. John's in Utica.
Confronting the donor of the land for the Episcopalian Seminary did not seem a good approach for
rising in the church hierarchy.