Sophia Abigail Thomas

24 July 1832–
Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sophia Abigail

When Sophia Abigail Thomas was born on 24 July 1832, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elihu Hotchkiss Thomas, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Bangs, was 24. She married Isaac Desler on 17 July 1856. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Judicial Township 4, Tuolumne, California, United States for about 10 years. She died in Amador, California, United States.

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Isaac Desler
1822–
Sophia Abigail Thomas
1832–
Marriage: 17 July 1856
Jennie Dessler
1857–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 July 1856
children

(1)

    Jennie Dessler

    Female1857–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 16

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • S A Dessler in household of Isaac Dessler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S A Desler in household of I Desler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophia in entry for James G. Atwood and Jennie A. Desler, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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