Thomas P. Wollaston

26 November 1812–8 March 1895 (Age 82)
New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Thomas P.

When Thomas P. Wollaston was born on 26 November 1812, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Jeremiah Wollaston, was 47 and his mother, Mary Chambers, was 35. He married Minerva Leonard Pennock on 15 September 1842, in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1895, in New Garden Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in New Garden Friends Cemetery, New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas P. Wollaston
Minerva Leonard Pennock
Marriage: 15 September 1842
Mary Pennock Wollaston
Anna Catherine Wollaston
Pusey Pennock Wollaston
Thomas Elwood Wollaston
Susan Minerva Wollaston
Emma Wollaston
Edwin Jeremiah Wollaston
Franklin Howard Wollaston
Emma Thompson Wollaston
Ida Amanda Wollaston
William Penn Wollaston

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15 September 1842
West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1814 · Treaty of Ghent Signed

Age 2

The Treaty of Ghent was signed on 1814, ending the War of 1812. One of the signers was James Bayard of Delaware.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

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

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wollaston. Those in Northamptonshire (Domesday Book Wilavestone) and Worcestershire (first recorded in 1275 as Wollaueston) are named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wulflāf (composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + lāf ‘relic’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The first element of the one in Shropshire (Domesday Book Willavestune) is the genitive case of the Old English personal name Wīglāf (composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + lāf ‘relic’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Woleston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Wollaston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Wollaston, "United States Census, 1850"

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