Roland R Thomas

Male8 April 1827–17 November 1899

Brief Life History of Roland R

When Roland R Thomas was born on 8 April 1827, in Ware, Georgia, United States, his father, Jesse H Thomas, was 47 and his mother, Nancy Hollingsworth, was 39. He married Mary Ann Matthews on 27 February 1853, in Providence, Union, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Columbia, Columbia, Florida, United States in 1850 and Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1899, in Bradford, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Island Grove, Alachua, Florida, United States.

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Roland R Thomas
Mary Ann Matthews
Marriage: 27 February 1853
Mathilda G Thomas
Benjamin Wesley Thomas
Frances Thomas
Lela V Thomas
Minnie Modele Thomas
Jesse Roland Thomas

Sources (9)

  • Roland Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Roland Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Roland Thomas, "United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1853Providence, Union, Florida, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundarie: 1840: Columbia, Florida Territory, United States 1845: Columbia, Florida, United States 1859: New River, Florida, United States 1861: Bradford, Florida, United States 1921: Union, Florida, United States


    Age 19

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

    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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