Sylvester Thomas

about 1817–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Thomas was born about 1817, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Ephriam Thomas Jr, was 21 and his mother, Sarah B. Mullinax, was 17. He lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Ephriam Thomas Jr
1796–1853
Sarah B. Mullinax
1800–
Sylvester Thomas
1817–
Mary Thomas
1818–1902
Thomas
1822–
Elizabeth Thomas
1824–1860
Henry K. Thomas
1826–
Priscilla Thomas
1832–
Bailey P. Thomas
1833–
Martha A. Thomas
1835–
Hiram Thomas
1838–1853
Marelda Jane Thomas
1842–1866
Ephraim David Thomas III
1822–1878
David Price Thomas
1823–1882
William E. Thomas
1824–
Lewis Thomas
1825–1904
David L Thomas
1828–
Margaret C. Thomas
1837–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 18

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 33

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

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 (1)

  • Sylvester Thomas in household of Ephraim Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"

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