Nathaniel Thomas

7 October 1819–27 December 1896 (Age 77)
Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Thomas was born on 7 October 1819, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Isaac Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Mahala Ann Whitehead, was 25. He married Harriet Brown on 28 July 1842, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Glendale, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 27 December 1896, in LaRue, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in LaRue, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Thomas
1819–1896
Harriet Brown
1824–1881
Marriage: 28 July 1842
Susan A Thomas
1843–1882
Isaac Taylor Thomas
1845–1895
Mary Jane Thomas
1847–1896
William Thomas
1849–
John Thomas
1852–
Mahala Thomas
1855–
Alice Thomas
1856–
Joan Thomas
1857–
Sarah Thomas
1863–1930
Frank Thomas
1863–
Frank Thomas
1866–1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 July 1842
Nelson, Kentucky, United States
children

(11)

    Susan A Thomas

    Female1843–1882Female

    Isaac Taylor Thomas

    Male1845–1895Male

    Mary Jane Thomas

    Female1847–1896Female

    William Thomas

    Male1849–Male

    John Thomas

    Male1852–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 11

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1846

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nat Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nathaniel Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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