Thomas Joseph Filcher

18 March 1812–6 December 1888 (Age 76)
Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Joseph

When Thomas Joseph Filcher was born on 18 March 1812, in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Filcher, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 29. He married Eliza Jane Adams on 11 June 1836, in Bucknall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 6 December 1888, in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Auburn, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Joseph Filcher
Eliza Jane Adams
Marriage: 11 June 1836
Elizabeth A. Filcher
John Taylor Filcher
Eliza Filcher
Ann Filcher
Sarah Filcher
Lucy Hannah
Joseph Adams Filcher
Thomas Joseph Filcher
George William
William Burkes Filcher
Charles Henry Filcher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1836Bucknall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    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
    Age 7
    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
    Age 20
    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

    English: variant of Wiltshire .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Thomas Joseph Filcher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Thomas Filcher
    • Thomas Filcher in entry for James Radford and Sarah Filcher, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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