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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Family Time Line

James Mitchell Thomas
1824–1877
Deborah Morning
1826–1871
Marriage: 1841
Rosannah Rosa Thomas
1848–
Sarah Malinda Thomas
1849–1893
Lucy A. Thomas
1852–
Nancy J. Thomas
1855–
Nathaniel J. Thomas
1857–1917
John Calvin Thomas
1859–1913
Annarinda M. Amanda Thomas
1862–
George James Thomas
1864–1950
Frederick F. Thomas
1870–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1841
children

(9)

    Rosannah Rosa Thomas

    Female1848–Female

    Sarah Malinda Thomas

    Female1849–1893Female

    Lucy A. Thomas

    Female1852–Female

    Nancy J. Thomas

    Female1855–Female

    Nathaniel J. Thomas

    Male1857–1917Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

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.
1846

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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