Michael Toms

about 1820–
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Toms was born about 1820, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elias Ely Toms, was 23 and his mother, Mrs Elias Toms, was 21.

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Elias Ely Toms
1797–
Mrs Elias Toms
1799–
Michael Toms
1820–

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World Events (3)

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.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 43

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Dorset): patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas .

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

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