Thomas Edward, a labourer, married Gwen from Llanfihangel y Pennant.
At various times they lived at Maesygorwyr, Penstaer and finally Dafarn-newydd, all in or near to Corris. Thomas and Gwen are known to have had four sons, who were given the surname Thomas not Edward, but all four were destined to die relatively young.
David, their first-born baptised August 1812, died in 1839.
Rees died in infancy.
A subsequent son, also called Rees, died in the summer of 1843 aged 24. Tragically, he fell to his death whilst returning home across the mountains from Waun Llefenni where he had been courting. The spot where he fell is known as Tap Rhys Edward. 'Tapig' is an old Welsh word for ledge and may have been shortened here to 'Tap' through usage.
Thomas and Gwen's youngest son William died in December 1827 when he was six years old.
Edward Thomas 1748, his father