William Meredith Thomas

1822–1897 (Age 75)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Meredith

When William Meredith Thomas was born in 1822, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth A. Isley, was 26. He married Sarah Jane Jenkins on 26 August 1841, in Benton, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 14 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 13 January 1897, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William Meredith Thomas
1822–1897
Sarah Jane Jenkins
1822–1880
Marriage: 26 August 1841
William Jefferson Thomas
1842–1916
Alvin Oliver Thomas
1842–
C D Thomas
1855–
John Thomas
Marion Thomas
Moriah Thomas
William Thomas
Ruth Mariah Thomas
1843–1914
Alvin Thomas
1843–1895
Margaret Elizabeth Thomas
1844–1924
Sarah Jane Thomas
1849–1938
Rebecca Ellen Thomas
1852–1938
Samuel David Meredith Thomas
1853–1910
John Thomas
1857–
Priscilla Thomas
1858–
Albert Thomas
1861–
Cooperth Thomas
1863–
Willie Thomas
1864–
Minie Thomas
1869–
Henry Thomas
1871–
Hardford Thomas
1873–
Alabama Thomas
1874–
David Thomas
1875–
Sarraj W Thomas
1877–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1841
Benton, Alabama, United States
children

(24)

  • William Jefferson Thomas

    Male1842–1916Male

  • Alvin Oliver Thomas

    Male1842–Male

  • Ruth Mariah Thomas

    Female1843–1914Female

  • Margaret Elizabeth Thomas

    Female1844–1924Female

  • Male1843–1895Male

+19 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 0

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1846

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • W W Thomas in entry for William Jefferson Thomas, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Morisa Thomas in entry for Rebacca Ellen Caffey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • William M Thomas, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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