Miriam Thomas

Female9 December 1842–14 June 1929

Brief Life History of Miriam

When Miriam Thomas was born on 9 December 1842, in Lewis, Kentucky, United States, her father, Nimrod D. Thomas, was 36 and her mother, Ruth M Hamrick, was 30. She married Alfred Luman on 22 February 1867, in Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3, Fleming, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Mount Carmel, Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 14 June 1929, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Carmel, Fleming, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Luman
1837–1893
Miriam Thomas
1842–1929
Marriage: 22 February 1867
Amos T Luman
1868–
Helen H Luman
1869–1943
Maude Luman
1871–1874
Minnie Belle Luman
1874–1904

Sources (13)

  • Miriam Lewman in household of Alfred Lewman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Miriam Thomas - Government record: birth-name: Miriam Thomas
  • Miram Thomas, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1867Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 4

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

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 8

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    1865

    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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