Edward Thomas Jr.

20 May 1699–31 July 1757 (Age 58)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Thomas Jr. was born on 20 May 1699, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Mary Nelson, was 26. He married Abigail Parlour on 11 July 1720, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 31 July 1757, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 58, and was buried in Warrentown Cemetery, Middleborough Center, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thomas Jr.
1699–1757
Abigail Parlour
1695–1756
Marriage: 11 July 1720
Asaph Thomas
1721–1810
Rhoda Thomas
1722–1777
Mary Thomas
1725–1795
Jesse Thomas
1728–1782
Rosamond Thomas
1730–1782
Hushai Thomas
1732–1818
Zadock Thomas
1734–1810

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1720Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (7)

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    Siblings

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    Name Meaning

    (1997: 219271;2007: 524288; 2010: 756142)English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Edward Jr. Thomas in entry for Asa Thomas, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Edward Thomas, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Edward Thomas, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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