Thomas Henry Gold

Male1807–1878

Brief Life History of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Gold was born in 1807, in Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Ephraim Gold, was 37 and his mother, Jane Hailey, was 29. He lived in Smith, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in 1878, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Gold
1770–1815
Jane Hailey
1779–
Pleasant Gold
1805–1876
Mary Gold
1809–
Martha Gold
1811–
Frances Gold
1813–
Thomas Henry Gold
1807–1878
John Gold
1809–1885
Elizabeth Gold
1815–

Sources (2)

  • T H Gold, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos H Gold in household of Alice Gordon, "United States Census, 1860"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Meyer, Mayer, Hyman, Ari, Avram, Mendel, Moshe, Shraga, Aviva.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a shortened form of one of the many compound artificial names of which Gold is the first element.

English and German: from Middle English go(u)ld, or Old English and Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.

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

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