Thomas E Wasson

6 October 1816–21 December 1893 (Age 77)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas E

When Thomas E Wasson was born on 6 October 1816, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Wasson, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Wilson, was 36. He married Rachael Moore on 24 November 1836, in Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Geneva, Noble Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Valley Township, Page, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 December 1893, in Hepburn, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hepburn, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas E Wasson
Rachael Moore
Marriage: 24 November 1836
Nancy Wasson
Jamina Wasson
William M Wasson
Samuel G. Wasson
James H. Wasson
Joseph Wasson
Lucinda A. Wasson
Sarah E Wasson
Rosann Wasson
Rev George Washington Wasson
John Charles Freemont Wasson
Thomas E. Wasson
Frank M Wasson
Eliza Jane Wasson

Spouse and Children

24 November 1836
Shelby Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 9

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 25

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. from the Norman personal name Wasso or Wazo ( see Wass ). 2. perhaps a variant of Watson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Wasson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Wasson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Thomas Wasson, "United States Census, 1840"

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