Rosa Anna Lancaster

1800–after 1880 (Age 80)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Rosa Anna

When Rosa Anna Lancaster was born in 1800, in Virginia, United States, her father, Robert Lancaster, was 30 and her mother, Nancy King, was 29. She married Camuel Thomas in 1829, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Liberty, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Chamblissburg, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died after 1880, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Camuel Thomas
Rosa Anna Lancaster
Marriage: 1829
Andrew J. Thomas
Robert H. Thomas
Mary Ellen Thomas
William Allen Thomas
Sarah Ann Thomas

Spouse and Children

Bedford, Virginia, United States


    Andrew J. Thomas



    Mary Ellen Thomas


    William Allen Thomas


    Sarah Ann Thomas


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Lancaster


    Nancy King





    William Lancaster


    Polly Lancaster


    Elizabeth Lancaster


    Avery King Lancaster


World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 24

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Thomas in household of Cameal Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rosa A Thomas in household of William A Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rosa Ann Thomas in entry for William A Thomas, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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