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Sarah E. Thomas

Sarah E. Thomas

Female 1778 - 1850  (71 years)

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  • Name Sarah E. Thomas  [1, 2
    Born 12 Feb 1778  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jan 1850  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried Otho Thomas (English) Family Cem, Point Of Rocks, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I755  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2010 

    Father Benjamin Thomas,   b. 1741, Prince George's Cty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1816, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elenor Wells,   b. 1748,   d. 31 Dec 1812, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1771  [5, 6, 7
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philip (Henry) Ranneberger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 13 Jun 1796  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. Eleven (Levin ?) Ranneberger,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Elizabeth Ellen Ranneberger,   b. 1799, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1857  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Stephen Thomas Ranneberger,   b. 4 Aug 1802, Middletown, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1876, Springfield, Sangamon Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Philip Ranneberger,   b. 12 Mar 1805,   d. Nov 1866  (Age 61 years)
     5. Martha R. Ranneberger,   b. 27 Mar 1809, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The spelling of Sarah's husband's last name has been varied -- Raneberger, Ranenberg, Ranenbarger, Renenbarger, Rananbargar, and Ranneberger. I have adopted the last spelling, which was used in Grove's HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR(1928), and in J.M.Holdcraft's NAMES IN STONE, p. 916 (1966), as he presumably took the spelling from the tombstones.

      The wedding license of her daughter Elizabeth, issued 9 Apr 1822, spells the name "Raneberger." M.E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, 1811-1840, pp. 196, 227 (1987). However, the church record of Elizabeth's wedding on 11 Apr 1822 spells the name "Ranenberg." Frederick, MD, Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, 1756-1885, p.1331 (LDS Film 1205005).

      In her will dated 25 May 1849, probated 26 July 1850, Sarah provided a number of bequests to grandchildren whose names were spelled "Ranenbarger," although the scriviner spelled Sarah's name both "Rananbargar" and "Ranebarger" in the will itself. (Frederick Cnty MD Wills, HS 3:364) Her brother Archibald Thomas wrote his will 7 Feb 1825, and spelled her name "Sarah Renenbarger." (Frederick Cnty MD Wills HS 3:364) Finally, Wm. J. Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, pp. 121-123 (1928), spelled the name "Ranneberger" when he wrote that "Philip Ranneberger married Captain Otho Thomas's sister about 1790. [sic]"

      G.L. Thomas, ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, p. 34 (1956), mistakenly lists Sarah's birthday as 12 Feb 1775, perhaps a typographical error.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 34.

    2. [S482] MD Hist Trust|, Maryland Historical Trust, Site # 5-1-141, "Otho Thomas House & Cemetery (English)" (15 May 2001), (www.mdihp.net : Apr 2011).

    3. [S56] Names in Stone|, Jacob Mehrling Holdcraft, NAMES IN STONE, (Ann Arbor, MI : 1966), p.916.

    4. [S50] Thomas, Carl|, Carl Thomas, "Thomas Family Web Page", (Carl Thomas, www.lock4.com/carl).

    5. [S30] Carrollton Manor|, William Jarboe Grove, HISTORY OF CARROLLTON MANOR, (Marken & Bielfeld, Inc., Frederick, MD : 1928), p.168.

    6. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), pp. 7, 30.

    7. [S51] Tombstone - WCS |, Cemetery Memorial Stone , (Personal Inspection by Wm. C. Snouffer), Oct. 2006.

    8. [S111] Myers Marriages 1 |, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1778-1810, (Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD : 2d ed 1994), pp. 126, 152.