John Calhoun Thomas

Brief Life History of John Calhoun

When John Calhoun Thomas was born in March 1834, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Calhoun Thomas, was 60 and his mother, Sarah Williams, was 47. He married Susan L Thomas about 1875. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Gray Township, White, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died from 1900 to 1910, in Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calhoun Thomas
1834–1910
Susan L Thomas
1854–
Marriage: about 1875
Green Lane
1877–
Sallie Ann Thomas
1879–1915
Grover C Thomas
1884–
James Carlile Thomas
1887–1953
Clifton Breckenridge Thomas
1889–1966
Benjamin Franklin Thomas
1892–1956
Henry J Thomas
1893–
Albert S J Thomas
1895–

Sources (4)

  • John O C Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas in entry for Benjamin Franklin Thomas, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Colon Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1835

Historical Boundaries - 1835: White, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: White, Arkansas, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1861

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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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