Rufus K. Thomas

1829–1891 (Age 61)
Trigg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rufus K.

When Rufus K. Thomas was born on 25 October 1829, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Perry Thomas, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Josephine Bridges, was 24. He married Avia Adeline Dunn on 9 November 1857, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 20 June 1891, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Rufus K. Thomas
Avia Adeline Dunn
Marriage: 9 November 1857
Perry D. Thomas
Albert Thomas
Nancy Elizabeth Thomas
James Harvey Thomas
Robert Henry Thomas
George Walter Thomas
Mary Jane Thomas
Dallie Brown Thomas

Spouse & Children

9 November 1857
Marshall, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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 1

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 17

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

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus Thomas in household of Perry Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rufus K Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R K Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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