Samuel Henry Thomas

1 March 1848–31 March 1931 (Age 83)
Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Samuel Henry

When Samuel Henry Thomas was born on 1 March 1848, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Robert Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Mary Emeline Bates, was 23. He married Martha Eison on 5 November 1868, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Tennessee Magisterial District, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 7, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 31 March 1931, in Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Thomas Homeplace Cemetery, Bainbridge, Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henry Thomas
Martha Eison
Marriage: 5 November 1868
Henry Elva Thomas
Robert William Thomas
Leonard Nathaniel Thomas
Ira Bell Thomas

Spouse and Children

5 November 1868
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States


    Henry Elva Thomas


    Robert William Thomas



    Ira Bell Thomas


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Sam Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samul H Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel H Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"

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