Thomas H. Isbell

about 1791–1868 (Age 77)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas H.

When Thomas H. Isbell was born about 1791, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Lewis Isbell, was 40 and his mother, Hanna Ann Anderson, was 36. He married Martha Mason French on 2 July 1831, in Powhatan, Virginia, United States. He lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died in 1868, at the age of 77, and was buried in Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, Fayette, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas H. Isbell
Martha Mason French
Marriage: 2 July 1831

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    Martha Mason French


2 July 1831
Powhatan, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 5

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Isabel(l)(a). This originated as a variant of Elizabeth, a name which owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the fact that it was borne by John the Baptist's mother. The original form of the name was Hebrew Elisheva ‘my God (is my) oath’; it appears thus in Exodus 6:23 as the name of Aaron's wife. By New Testament times the second element had been altered to Hebrew shabat ‘rest’, ‘Sabbath’. The form Isabella originated in Spain, the initial syllable being detached because of its resemblance to the definite article el, and the final one being assimilated to the characteristic Spanish feminine ending -ella. The name in this form was introduced to France in the 13th century, being borne by a sister of St. Louis who lived as a nun after declining marriage with the Holy Roman Emperor. Thence it was taken to England, where it achieved considerable popularity as an independent personal name alongside its doublet Elizabeth.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos H Isbell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas H Isbill, "United States Census, 1850" (Fayette County, Tennessee)
  • Thomas H Isbell, "Find A Grave Index"

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