Amanda Ash

about 1810–
Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Ash was born about 1810, in Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Phineas Ash, was 27 and her mother, Eleanor Alexander, was 27. She married Morgan J. Thomas in 1830, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Oxford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870.

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Morgan J. Thomas
Amanda Ash
Marriage: 1830
Caroline M Thomas
John W Thomas
Richard Thomas
James Evan Thomas
Edwin L Thomas
Robert Emmett Thomas

Spouse and Children

    Morgan J. Thomas



Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Age 36

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda M Thomas in household of Morgan J Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Thomas in household of Morgen J Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda M Thomas in household of Morgan I Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"

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