Anthony Harrington Thomas

26 January 1814–3 May 1888 (Age 74)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Anthony Harrington

When Anthony Harrington Thomas was born on 26 January 1814, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry Hughes Thomas, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Harrington, was 28. He married Paulina Snowden on 1 March 1836, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Owsley, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 May 1888, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Saint Helens, Lee, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Harrington Thomas
Paulina Snowden
Marriage: 1 March 1836
David Snowden Thomas
Jesse Grant Thomas
Henry Huse Thomas
James McGuire Thomas
Anthony Harrington Thomas
Dr. Felix McGuire Thomas
Sebastian Cabbot Thomas
Margaret Thomas
William Thomas
Benjamin Thomas
Zacahria Thomas
Paulina Snowden Thomas

Spouse and Children

1 March 1836
Kentucky, United States


    David Snowden Thomas


    Jesse Grant Thomas


    Henry Huse Thomas


    James McGuire Thomas


    Anthony Harrington Thomas


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William H. Thomas



    Lillian Thomas



    Narcissa Thomas


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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 22

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

Hebrew: According to some the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, viz. from tham, doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek, a word meaning of two hearts. But the Hebrew tham (pi. thami) is a twin, and the Greek Didymus has the same signification; and there is a tradition that the apostle, whose real name is said to have been Judas, was a twin-brother of Jesus, or that he had a twin-sister Lydia (Lysia?), the former being the most probable. Dr. William Smith says the word Thoma, means a twin; and so it is translated in John xi. 16, xxi. 2; and he adds, "In Cant. vii. 4, the name is simply Tham, exactly our 'Tom.' The frequency of the name in England is derived, not from the apostle, but from St. Thomas of Canterbury."

Sources (3)

  • Anthony Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anthony Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Antony H Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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