Amos Thomas Jr.

29 December 1785–14 December 1881 (Age 95)
Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Thomas Jr. was born on 29 December 1785, in Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States, his father, Amos Thomas III, was 18 and his mother, Jane Randall, was 16. He married Azubah Woodward about 1813, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States in 1825. He died on 14 December 1881, in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 95, and was buried in Wardsville, Southwest Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Amos Thomas Jr.
Azubah Woodward
Marriage: about 1813
Caroline Thomas
Amos Woodward Thomas
Almena Lydia Thomas
Salinda Thomas
Marinda Thomas
Jane Thomas
Enos Thomas
Amasa Thomas
Anson Thomas

Spouse and Children

about 1813
New York, United States


    Caroline Thomas


    Amos Woodward Thomas


    Almena Lydia Thomas


    Salinda Thomas


    Marinda Thomas


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 27

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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 (3)

  • Amos Thomas Jr, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Amos Thomas, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Amos in entry for Anson Thomas and Sarah Preston, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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