Thomas Lord

29 December 1757–after 1817 (Age 59)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Lord was born on 29 December 1757, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Captain Abner Lord, was 24 and his mother, Temperance Coult, was 23. He married Eleanor Nelly Oliver on 20 April 1795, in Washington, Monroe, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died after 1817, in Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Lord
Eleanor Nelly Oliver
Marriage: 20 April 1795
Charles K. B. Lord

Spouse and Children

20 April 1795
Washington, Monroe, Ohio, United States


    Charles K. B. Lord


Parents and Siblings


    Temperance Coult





    Ely Lord


    Colonel Abner Lord


    Mary Lord




World Events (6)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 24

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 34

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Lord, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Thomas Lords, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Thomas Lord, "Find A Grave Index"

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