Celia Thomas

1831–27 July 1883 (Age 52)
United States

The Life of Celia

When Celia Thomas was born in 1831, in United States, her father, Samuel Thomas, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth A. Isley, was 35. She died on 27 July 1883, in her hometown, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Thomas
1794–1873
Elizabeth A. Isley
1796–1875
John Isley Thomas
1818–1904
Mary Ann Thomas
1819–1903
Nancy Elizabeth Thomas
1821–1885
William Meredith Thomas
1822–1897
Eliza Jane Thomas
1823–1905
Elizabeth Ann Thomas
1825–1916
Lewis Hamilton Thomas
1827–1909
Samuel Robert Thomas
1829–1890
Celia Thomas
1831–1883
Catharine Mariah Thomas
1833–
Matilda Ann Thomas
1833–1913
William D. Thomas
1836–1902
Catherine M Thomas
1838–1911
Henry D Thomas
1841–1908

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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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