Thomas Bithell

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Bithell was born on 22 January 1812, in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, his father, Richard Bithell II, was 44 and his mother, Mary Carnes, was 47. He married Eleanor Williams on 29 February 1836, in Everton, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bidston, Cheshire, England in 1841 and Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860. He died on 10 September 1883, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Bithell
Eleanor Williams
Marriage: 29 February 1836
Samuel Bithell
Ann Bithell
Hannah Bithell
Thomas Bithell
Joseph Bithell
Mary Bithell
Susannah Bithell

Sources (57)

  • Thomas Bethell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Richards, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Thomas Bithell, "England, Lancashire, Liverpool, Banns and Marriages, 1557-1960"

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Bethel .

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

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