Jane Thomas

5 January 1854–
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Thomas was born on 5 January 1854, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, her father, John H Thomas, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Rudder, was 25.

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Family Time Line

John H Thomas
1826–
Margaret Elizabeth Rudder
1829–1855
William Josiah Thomas
1849–1936
Jane Thomas
1854–
Fannie Key Thomas
1855–1926

Parents and Siblings

    Male1826–Male

    Margaret Elizabeth Rudder

    Female1829–1855Female

siblings

(3)

    William Josiah Thomas

    Male1849–1936Male

    Female1854–Female

    Fannie Key Thomas

    Female1855–1926Female

World Events (3)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Thomas, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Jane Thomas, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Jane Thomas, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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