Thomas Kefover

Male1815–24 March 1894

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Kefover was born in 1815, in Woodside, Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip Kefauver, was 26 and his mother, Ophelia Elizabeth Luckey, was 25. He married Sarah Anne Harrison about 1840, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 24 March 1894, in Woodside, Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Hill Baptist Cemetery, Old Frame, Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Kefover
Sarah Anne Harrison
Marriage: about 1840
Isabelle Kefover
John Morgan Kefover
Anna Hester Kefover
Ophelia Elizabeth Kefover
Pierce Warren Kefover
Robert Plummer Kefover

Sources (11)

  • Thomas Heefover, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Kifover in entry for Pierce W Kifover and Ruth A Goodwin, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Thos Keefover, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1840Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of South German Kiefhaber .

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

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