Mary Thomas

about 1712–22 September 1742 (Age 30)
Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Thomas was born about 1712, in Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Abednego Thomas, was 25 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 24. She married Reverend Richard Treat on 24 March 1733, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 September 1742, in her hometown, at the age of 30, and was buried in Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abington Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reverend Richard Treat
1708–1778
Mary Thomas
1712–1742
Marriage: 24 March 1733
Reverend Joseph Treat
1734–1796
Malachi Treat
1735–1795
Samuel Treat
1737–1800
Elizabeth Treat
1740–
Mary Treat
1742–1746

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1714 · Cemetery History
Age 2
"Founded in 1714, Abington Presbyterian Church is the oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery Co. and the third oldest in PA. It is the mother church of ten Presbyterian churches in the area. The original small congregation held its services in the home of their pastor Rev. Malachi Jones until 1719 when Mr. Jones sold the church trustees one half acre of his farm ""to build a House for the Publick Worship of God And also a place for Burying the Dead."" The first church was built in the center of the Burying Ground which is now known as the Abington Cemetery. Nothing remains of this church today. The first recorded burial was in 1728. During the Revolution, the British marched up York Road only to be repulsed by American soldiers entrenched behind the wall of Abington Cemetery. Following The Great War (World War I), the town erected a monument honoring those who served in the war on the northwest corner of the cemetery. In 1946 when York Road was widened it was necessary to move some of the graves. The records indicated that there were 21 graves in that section. However when they dug them up, 92 bodies were found, including reportedly, those of some Indians. The cemetery was designated a state historical site by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and a marker was placed in the cemetery in 1992. No new full interments are accepted in the original cemetery but they have recently opened a Memorial Garden for cremains."

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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Sources (4)

  • Mary Thomas in entry for Richard Treat, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Mary Thomas, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Mary Thomas, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"

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