Mary Thomas

8 May 1808–14 August 1905 (Age 97)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Thomas was born on 8 May 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Thomas III, was 20 and her mother, Susannah Jane Picksley, was 20. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with John Lorrow. She lived in Mount Pleasant Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Burns, Allegany, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 14 August 1905, in Hartsville, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

John Lorrow
1806–1880
Mary Thomas
1808–1905
Henry Lorow
1829–1904
Aaron Lorow
1830–1896
Sarah Jane Lorow
1834–1916
Mary M Lorow
1842–1924
William Larrow
1845–
John P Lorow
1848–1864
Thomas T Lorow
1832–1911
Elizabeth Ann Lorrow
1836–1908
David R. Lorow
1839–1906

Spouse and Children

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World Events (8)

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 4

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 28

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Sources (3)

  • Mary Lorow in household of John Lorow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Lorow in household of John Lorow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Lorow in household of David R P Lorow, "New York State Census, 1875"

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