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
1840–1913
Temperance Jane Wilson
1838–1916
Marriage: 12 December 1864
Dewitt Franzell Ireland
1865–1909
Dollie Ann Ireland
1866–1951
Sylvia Blanche Ireland
1868–1942
Daisy Deane Ireland
1869–1918
Catherine Elizabeth Ireland
1871–1922
Archibald J. Wilson Ireland
1872–1951
Ada Rosalie Ireland
1875–1944
Harlan Humbert Ireland
1877–1945
Thomas Winfield Scott Ireland
1880–1887
Basil Watts Ireland
1882–1906

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1864
Ritchie, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Elizabeth Ireland

    Female1821–1888Female

    Male1823–1870Male

    Alexander Ireland

    Male1824–1918Male

    Catherine Ireland

    Female1826–1921Female

    Susan Ireland

    Female1828–1921Female

+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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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