Mary Thomas

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Thomas was born in 1768, in Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Owen Thomas, was 38 and her mother, Mary Hardin, was 33. She married John Evans on 24 August 1796, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Madison, Alabama, United States in 1830. She died on 15 March 1841, in Marshall, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Marshall, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles McCartney
1767–1818
Mary Thomas
1768–1841
Marriage:
James McCartney
1783–1831
William McCartney
1796–1814
John McCartney
1786–
Ann McCartney
1787–1834
Robert Charles McCartney Sr
1797–1860
Mary McCartney
1798–1846
Eliza McCartney
1802–1866

Sources (5)

  • Mary Mccartney, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Polly Thomas, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985 Madison Wills, inventories and returns 1818-1820 page 132

World Events (8)

1775

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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