Thomas Box

Laurel, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Box was born in 1826, in Laurel, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Box, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Weaver, was 34.

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Samuel Box
Sarah Weaver
John Box
Samuel Box
Thomas Box

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 4
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
Age 4
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.
Age 35
Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from various major and minor places called Box, including parishes named Box in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, Box Farm in Awre (Gloucestershire), Boxfield Farm in Hertfordshire (recorded as Boxe from 1086 to 1428), and Box Hill in Dorking, Surrey, all named with Old English, Middle English box ‘box-tree’. The surname may sometimes also be purely topographic, where the reference is solely to residence by a box-tree, not to a farm or hamlet so named.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas Box in household of Sarah Box, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Box, "United States Census, 1860"

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