Celia Thomas

Female1842–

Brief Life History of Celia

Celia Thomas was born in 1842, in Virginia, United States. She married Benjamin Thomas in 1865. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 20 years and Washington, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Thomas
1840–
Celia Thomas
1842–
Marriage: 1865
Cornelius Thomas
1860–
Mary Thomas
1865–
Jennie Thomas
1872–
Obey Thomas
1873–
James W Thomas
1876–
Ada Thomas
1878–
Arthur Thomas
1880–
Julett Thomas
1884–

Sources (3)

  • Cecelia Thomas in household of Benjamin Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Celia Thomas in household of Benjamin Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Celia Thomas in household of Benjamin Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 2

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    1846

    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1874 · Secrete Service Headquarters

    Age 32

    The Secrete Service Headquarters had been in NYC for four years. Finally in 1874, it returns to Washington D.C.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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