Edward A Thomas

1820–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Edward A

Edward A Thomas was born in 1820, in Kentucky, United States. He married Mary "Polly" Tucker in 1850, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Edward A Thomas
1820–
Mary "Polly" Tucker
1829–
Marriage: 1850
James C Thomas
1851–
John W Thomas
1854–
Mary B Thomas
1856–
"Mollie"
1860–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1850
Kentucky, United States
children

(4)

    James C Thomas

    Male1851–Male

    John W Thomas

    Male1854–Male

    Mary B Thomas

    Female1856–Female

    "Mollie"

    Female1860–Female

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 10

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 41

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • E Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward A Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E. A. Thomas in entry for John W. Thomas, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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