Thomas Wesley Ireland

30 January 1840–1913 (Age 72)
Ritchie, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas Wesley

When Thomas Wesley Ireland was born on 30 January 1840, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Ireland, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Lowther, was 39. He married Temperance Jane Wilson on 12 December 1864, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Seneca, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in 1913, at the age of 73, and was buried in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wesley Ireland
Temperance Jane Wilson
Marriage: 12 December 1864
Dewitt Franzell Ireland
Dollie Ann Ireland
Sylvia Blanche Ireland
Daisy Deane Ireland
Catherine Elizabeth Ireland
Archibald J. Wilson Ireland
Ada Rosalie Ireland
Harlan Humbert Ireland
Thomas Winfield Scott Ireland
Basil Watts Ireland

Spouse and Children

12 December 1864
Ritchie, Virginia, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Ireland



    Alexander Ireland


    Catherine Ireland


    Susan Ireland


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Īraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Īras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Īr- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos W Irland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos W Ireland in household of Thos Ireland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thos Ireland in household of Thomas Ireland, "United States Census, 1850"

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