Anne Cubit Thomas (1840–1916), born at Valley Grove plantation near Ridgeway was the only daughter of Samuel Peyre Thomas (1804–1854) and Jane Fears Rosborough (1811–1897). She moved into the house at Magnolia plantation upon its completion in 1854 and lived there for the remainder of her life. In 1870 she married Charles Edward Thomas (1844–1887), the son of John Peyre Thomas (1796–1859) and his second wife Charlotte Henrietta Couturier (1817–1892), of nearby Mt. Hope Plantation. Charles and Anne would go on to have seven children. They are both buried in the churchyard of St. Stephen’s in Ridgeway.
This cartes-de-visite album, embossed on the cover with “A.C. Thomas” was compiled by Anne Cubit Thomas in the nineteenth century. Contained within are images of her and her husband and her mother, children, brothers, cousins, in-laws, aunts, and uncles.