Thomas Blossom

2 March 1801–10 February 1882 (Age 81)
Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Blossom was born on 2 March 1801, in Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Mathias Blossom, was 35 and his mother, Martha Thompson, was 38. He married Charlotte S Strong on 1 November 1831. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 10 February 1882, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Blossom
Charlotte S Strong
Marriage: 1 November 1831

Spouse and Children


    Charlotte S Strong


1 November 1831

Parents and Siblings



    James E. Blossom


    Ira Allen Blossom



    Harrison A. Blossom


    Sarah H Sally Blossom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 3

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English blōstm(a), blōsma ‘blossom’, according to Reaney ‘used in the 15th century of one lovely and full of promise.’

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Blosom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Blossom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Blossom, "United States Census, 1860"

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