Margaret Thomas

18 August 1814–8 May 1894 (Age 79)
Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Thomas was born on 18 August 1814, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, her father, William Thomas, was 41 and her mother, Anna James, was 27. She married Thomas John on 14 July 1840, in Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 May 1894, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas John
1820–1890
Margaret Thomas
1814–1894
Marriage: 14 July 1840
Thomas John
1835–1835
Phoebe John
1837–1872
William Henry John
1841–1916
Charles John
1843–1909
Ann John
1845–1924
James John
1846–1927
Levi John
1849–1920
Henry John
1851–1922
Letitia John
1853–1914
Mary Jane John
1855–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 July 1840Mathry, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 13
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    THE FIRST THOMAS JOHN FAMILY REUNION

    JANUARY 29, 1883, AT HIS HOME PORTAGE, UTAH A few days ago William John, James John, Levi John, Joseph B. Hawkley, and William H. Gibbs met at Brother Wm. H. Gibbs' home for thepurpose of making arra …

    Sources (66)

    • Margaret Thomas in household of Margaret Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Unknown in entry for Henry John, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margaret Thomas in household of William Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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