Thomas William Heath

28 May 1800–2 April 1878 (Age 77)
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas William

When Thomas William Heath was born on 28 May 1800, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Heath, was 51 and his mother, Mary Taylor, was 38. He married Martha Anna Lewis on 9 September 1820, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 2 April 1878, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77.

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Thomas William Heath
Martha Anna Lewis
Marriage: 9 September 1820
Lois Heath
Richard Heath
John Lewis Heath
William Clayton Heath
Robert Harrison Heath
Dora Harris Neely Heath
Nancy Heath
Phebe Heath
John Lewis Heath

Spouse and Children

9 September 1820
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


    Lois Heath


    John Lewis Heath


    William Clayton Heath


    Robert Harrison Heath


    Dora Harris Neely Heath


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World Events (8)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 1

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (Middle English hethe, Old English hǣð) or a habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named with this word. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heathland areas. This surname has also been established in Dublin since the late 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Heath, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Heath in entry for Anderson Haynes and Lois Heath, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Thomas Heath, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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