Monday, April 21, 2014

52 Ancestors #16 Christinator Roberts Thomas - Unique, Beautiful, and Powerful Name

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Amy Crow has posted a challenge on her blog "No Story Too Small".

Christinator Roberts Thomas is my maternal 7th great grandmother

Christinator. What a beautiful name! Not only is her name beautiful, it's the most unique name in my family tree. The sound of her name makes me feel as though she was a shaker and maker - a person who made things happen.

Christinator was born to Thomas and Mary Roberts in Nansemond County, Virginia on January 31, 1712. It is not known if her parents created her name or if she was named after an ancestor.

Chrstinator married the Reverand John Thomas about 1730. They have four known children: John, Jonathan, Theophilus, and Theresa. Their son Jonathan is my 7th great grandfather. The Reverand named his wife and children in his Last Will.

North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (,170984201 : accessed 17 Apr 2014), Edgecombe > Wills, 1758-1830, Vol. 09 > image 223 of 268.

Christinator supported her husband's chosen career as a Minister and later when he became a Judge. Unfortunately there are very few records to give us a view of her life style and the person she became. I would love to know more about her.

Christinator died December 30, 1796 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, She is buried at the Toisnot Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilson County, North Carolina. A memorial headstone was placed there by her descendants.

Beam me up Cathy - back to top

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