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
Harriet Brown
Marriage: 28 July 1842
Susan A Thomas
Isaac Taylor Thomas
Mary Jane Thomas
William Thomas
John Thomas
Mahala Thomas
Alice Thomas
Joan Thomas
Sarah Thomas
Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas

Spouse and Children

28 July 1842
Nelson, Kentucky, United States


    Susan A Thomas


    Isaac Taylor Thomas


    Mary Jane Thomas


    William Thomas


    John Thomas


+6 More Children

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+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.

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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