Thomas J Sholar

1825–1873 (Age 48)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas J

When Thomas J Sholar was born on 25 April 1825, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Allen Sholar, was 31 and his mother, Jemima Bridges, was 29. He married Martha J. Rogers on 4 January 1848, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 June 1873, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Roaring Spring, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Thomas J Sholar
Martha J. Rogers
Marriage: 4 January 1848
Starkie Thomas Sholar
Ishmael Worth Sholar
Amanda Ellen Sholar
John Payton Sholar
Joseph Allen Sholar
David Pinkney Sholar
William R Sholar
Emer Sholeer
Mary V Sholeer
George Patterson Sholar

Spouse & Children

  • Male1825–1873Male

  • Martha J. Rogers


4 January 1848
Trigg, Kentucky, United States


  • Starkie Thomas Sholar


  • Amanda Ellen Sholar


  • John Payton Sholar


  • Joseph Allen Sholar


  • David Pinkney Sholar


+5 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Šolar, status name for an educated person or a teacher, someone in charge of a school, from an agent derivative of šola ‘school’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • T Sholar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Sholeer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Shalar in entry for Starkie Thomas Shalar, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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