Peter Thomas

1799–1880 (Age 81)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Peter

Peter Thomas was born in 1799, in North Carolina, United States as the son of Alexander Thomas and Mary Spoolman. He married Martha Patsey Stice on 20 November 1820, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died in 1880, in Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Peter Thomas
1799–1880
Martha Patsey Stice
1805–
Marriage: 20 November 1820
Phillip Thomas
1824–
Andrew Thomas
1827–1902
Mary Pollie Thomas
1829–
James Thomas
1834–1900
David Thomas
1840–1882
Noah Thomas
1844–
Daisy Thomas
1829–
John Thomas
1832–1910
Green Thomas
1836–1863
Peter Thomas Jr.
1838–
Zachariah Yancey Thomas
1845–
Elizabeth J Thomas
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1820
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Thomas

    Male1765–1820Male

    Mary Spoolman

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 0

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter Thomas, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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