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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Addeus, or Thaddeus) Mentioned in the Syriac document, "Doctrine of Addai," as one of the 72 disciples of Christ, who preached at Edessa, converting King Abgar V and a great number of his people. The "Doctrine" is only a legend. No doubt there were Christians in Edessa before the end of the 2century but its first Christian king as Abgar IX (179-214). Feast, various dates.
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Entry for 'Thaddeus, Saint'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/t/thaddeus-saint.html. 1910.