Henrietta Jane Thomas

Female1 December 1829–7 February 1894

Brief Life History of Henrietta Jane

Henrietta Jane Thomas was born on 1 December 1829, in Onondaga, New York, United States. She married Edmund Franklin on 5 January 1850. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Richmond Township, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 7 February 1894, in Huron, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Willard, Huron, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Franklin
Henrietta Jane Thomas
Marriage: 5 January 1850
Walter R. Franklin
Wilbur Franklin
Edmund Franklin
Rufus Atherton Franklin
Ella Rodaha Franklin
Emma Frances Franklin
Clarence Everett Franklin
Carrie Belle Franklin
Katherine Clyde Franklin
George Basworth Franklin

Sources (23)

  • Harietta Thomas in entry for Hattie C Franklin, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Henretta Franklin in household of Edmond Franklin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henrietta Thomas in entry for George B. Franklin and Bessie M. Suay Or Snay, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1850
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    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.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 7

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 31

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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