Thomas Everhart Liston

1846–1887 (Age 41)
Preston, Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas Everhart

When Thomas Everhart Liston was born about 10 June 1846, in Preston, Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, William Liston, was 39 and his mother, Mary Groves, was 31. He married Florence Melissa Garrett on 22 April 1867, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Magnolia Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Grant Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 6 December 1887, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Yoho Cemetery, Barker, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Thomas Everhart Liston
Florence Melissa Garrett
Marriage: 22 April 1867
Mary Liston
Clara Bell Liston
James William Liston
Mary Hannah Liston
Harriett Corenna Liston
Alice May Liston
John Liston
Ida Virginia Liston

Spouse & Children

22 April 1867
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States


  • Mary Liston


  • Female1868–1942Female

  • James William Liston


  • Mary Hannah Liston


  • Female1876–1962Female

+3 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 15

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas E Liston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas E Liston in household of William Liston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Liston, "United States Census, 1880"

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