Thomas String

2 March 1776–3 August 1860 (Age 84)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas String was born on 2 March 1776, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Peter String Jr., was 41 and his mother, Hannah Coles, was 21. He married Hannah Albertson on 11 November 1800, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Woolwich Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1840 and Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 3 August 1860, in Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Mount Comfort, Buck Creek Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas String
Hannah Albertson
Marriage: 11 November 1800
Mary String
Keziah String
Ann String
Hannah String
Joseph String
Margaret String
Rebecca String
Martha A String
Sarah Collins String
James Blackman String
Judith Judidah String

Spouse and Children

11 November 1800
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of strings or bow strings, from Middle English streng ‘string’, ‘cord’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas String, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Thomas String, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Thomas String, "United States Census, 1860"

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