Nancy Thomas

1839–before 1870 (Age 31)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy Thomas was born in 1839, in Missouri, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Thomas, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Alice Alesy Renfro, was 18. She married William Brock about 1858, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Oregon, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Shannon, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died before 1870, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

William Brock
1837–1870
Nancy Thomas
1839–1870
Marriage: about 1858
Sarah Jane Brock
1855–
Alsey Brock
1860–
Adam Brock
1862–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1858Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860
    Age 21
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Maas
    Mashak
    Maschke
    Toma
    Mask
    Masino
    Mascio
    Masel
    Masi
    Masiello

    Sources (2)

    • Nancy Brock in household of William Brock, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Nancy Thomas in household of Andrew J Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"

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