Peter Thomas

1746–18 August 1797 (Age 51)
Province of Maine, British Colonial America

The Life of Peter

When Peter Thomas was born in 1746, in Province of Maine, British Colonial America, his father, Elias Thomas, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Mackmallion, was 33. He married Karen Happuch Cox about 1768, in Province of Maine, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 18 August 1797, at the age of 51, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Peter Thomas
Karen Happuch Cox
Marriage: about 1768
Peter Thomas
Karen Happuch Thomas
Elias Thomas
Betsy Thomas
Sally Thomas
Almira Thomas
Alec Thomas
David Thomas
John D. Thomas
Francis Henry Thomas
Hannah Thomas

Spouse and Children

about 1768
Province of Maine, British Colonial America



    Karen Happuch Thomas



    Betsy Thomas


    Hannah Thomas


+6 More Children

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World Events (5)


Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Peter Thomas, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Peter Thomas, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Peter Thomas in entry for Hannah T. Thomas Rogers, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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