James Mitchell Thomas

29 February 1824–10 October 1877 (Age 53)
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Mitchell

When James Mitchell Thomas was born on 29 February 1824, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, Nathaniel Nathan Thomas, was 31 and his mother, Sally Underwood, was 26. He married Deborah Morning in 1841. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 10 October 1877, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 53.

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James Mitchell Thomas
Deborah Morning
Marriage: 1841
Rosannah Rosa Thomas
Sarah Malinda Thomas
Lucy A. Thomas
Nancy J. Thomas
Nathaniel J. Thomas
John Calvin Thomas
Annarinda M. Amanda Thomas
George James Thomas
Frederick F. Thomas

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    Rosannah Rosa Thomas


    Sarah Malinda Thomas


    Lucy A. Thomas


    Nancy J. Thomas


    Nathaniel J. Thomas


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 6

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 22

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

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)

  • James Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jas M Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M. Thomas in entry for John Calvin Thomas, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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