Thomas Rutherford

Male1798–8 December 1879

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Rutherford was born in 1798 as the son of James Rutherford and Nelly. He married Janet Sutherland on 1 June 1820, in Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Olrig, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Cunningham, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. He died on 8 December 1879, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Rutherford
Janet Sutherland
Marriage: 1 June 1820
Helen Rutherford
Alexander Gunn Rutherford
about 1837–
Catherine Rutherford
Mary Rutherford
James Rutherford
Mary Rutherford
John Rutherford
Ann Rutherford
Thomas Rutherford
Joan Rutherford
George Rutherford

Sources (11)

  • Thomas Rutherford, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Thomas Rutherford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thos Rutherford, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1820Latheron, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 3

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


    Age 17

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 25

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Rutherford in Maxton (Roxburghshire), apparently named with Old English hrīther, hrȳther ‘ox’ + ford ‘ford’, though a British Celtic origin of the type ro- ‘great’ + dubr- ‘water, river’ is also possible for the first element. Places named Rutherford in West Linton (West Lothian) and Barningham (North Yorkshire) are less likely sources of the name.

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

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