Sarah Mary Thomas

Brief Life History of Sarah Mary

When Sarah Mary Thomas was born on 23 December 1743, in Somers, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Moses Thomas I, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Horton, was 21. She married Nathaniel Evans about 1756, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 1 July 1826, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Evans
1742–1820
Sarah Mary Thomas
1743–1826
Marriage: about 1756
Amy Anna Evans
1767–1825
Luke Evans
1767–
Ziba Evans
1768–
Zeba Evans
1773–
Huldah Evans
1778–
Samuel Evans
1780–
Hannah Evans
1782–
Lois Evans
1768–1849
Ziba Evans
1770–1813
Simeon Evans
1776–1861
Samuel Evans
1779–1862

Sources (7)

  • Sarah Thomas, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary Thomas, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Mary Thomas in entry for Nathan Evans, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.

Name Meaning

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.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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