Thomas Box

8 August 1804–17 March 1881 (Age 76)
Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Box was born on 8 August 1804, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, Michael Box, was 25 and his mother, Mary Fulcher, was 27. He married Clarkey Carpenter about 1830, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1857 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 March 1881, in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Box
Clarkey Carpenter
Marriage: about 1830
Rufus Box
Samantha Mary Ann Box
Thomas Michael Box
William Jefferson Box
Josephine Box

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 13
    Mississippi is the 20th state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from various major and minor places called Box, including parishes named Box in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, Box Farm in Awre (Gloucestershire), Boxfield Farm in Hertfordshire (recorded as Boxe from 1086 to 1428), and Box Hill in Dorking, Surrey, all named with Old English, Middle English box ‘box-tree’. The surname may sometimes also be purely topographic, where the reference is solely to residence by a box-tree, not to a farm or hamlet so named.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Thomas Box - A Kindhearted Man

    Thomas Box & Clarkey Carpenter Box Family Early Mormon Converts from Texas As far as I can tell, Thomas Box and his wife, Clarkey Carpenter Box, are our only ancestors to join the Mormon Church. This …

    Sources (17)

    • Thomas Box, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Thomas Box, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Box - Newspaper article: death: 17 March 1881; Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States

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