Thomas James Hansford

17 June 1829–8 February 1875 (Age 45)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas James

When Thomas James Hansford was born on 17 June 1829, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, John M Hansford, was 22 and his mother, Faitha Thompson, was 19. He married Julia Ann Harris on 13 March 1855, in Perry, Illinois, United States. He lived in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Ustick, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 8 February 1875, in Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas James Hansford
Lydia Ann Eads
Marriage: 3 May 1860
Mary A. C. Hansford
Hardin T Hansford
Cora M. Hansford
Frank Cicero Hansford

Spouse and Children

3 May 1860
Perry, Illinois, United States


    Mary A. C. Hansford


    Hardin T Hansford


    Cora M. Hansford



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 1

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ansford in Somerset, which is recorded in Domesday Book as Almundesford, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ealhmund (composed of the elements ealh ‘temple’ + mund ‘protection’) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Hansford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Hansford in household of Fathy Hansford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas J Hansford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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