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Thomas Yates Walsh

Thomas Yates Walsh

Male 1809 - 1865  (56 years)

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  • Name Thomas Yates Walsh 
    Born 1809  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1865  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25619  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2014 

    Father Jacob Walsh, Jr.,   b. Abt 1780 
    Mother Margeret Yates,   b. Abt 1779, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1802  Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 about Thos Yates Walsh Name: Thos Yates Walsh Gender: Male Christening Date: Jan 1810 Christening Place: Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Father's Name: Jacob Walsh Mother's Name: Margt FHL Film Number: 13696

      1830 United States Federal Census about Thomas Walsh Name: Thomas Walsh [Thomas Walek] Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Baltimore Ward 3, Baltimore, Maryland Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 4 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4

      1850 United States Federal Census about T Gates Walsh Name: T Gates Walsh Age: 41 Birth Year: abt 1809 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1850: Baltimore Ward 11, Baltimore, Maryland Gender: Male Family Number: 1176 Household Members: Name Age Augusta Penniman 44 Mary G Penniman 34 Mary Penniman 7 Edward Penniman 5 Margrett Penniman 0 T Gates Walsh 41 Elizabeth Griffith 44 Julia Debelch 19 Cinderella Humphry 17

      1860 United States Federal Census about T Yates Walsh Name: T Yates Walsh Age in 1860: 50 Birth Year: abt 1810 Birthplace: Maryland Home in 1860: Baltimore Ward 10, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland Gender: Male Post Office: Baltimore Value of real estate: View Image Household Members: Name Age T Yates Walsh 50 Elizabeth Griffith 50 Bilson Ronn 18

      WALSH, Thomas Yates, (1809 - 1865) WALSH, Thomas Yates, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., in 1809; completed preparatory studies and attended St. Mary’s College at Baltimore 1821-1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar on July 30, 1832, and commenced practice in Baltimore; member of the city council in 1847 and 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Baltimore, Md., January 20, 1865; interment in St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Cemetery.

      Thomas Yates Walsh, a noted wit of the Maryland bar, was horn in Baltimore in 1809, the son of Jacob Walsh, a rich merchant. He was educated at St. Mary's College, studied law under Robert Goodloe Harper, and was admitted to the bar July 30, 1832. He was a master at cross-examination, a keen wit and a magnetic pleader before a jury. "His personal appearance was impressive. In height he was six feet; his frame was strong and massive; classical head and features; florid complexion; his face showed intellectual strength; his eyes were a dark gray; forehead high and broad; he required a number eight hat." He possessed a powerful voice, which had a dramatic tone. On one occasion he was standing in the court-house, after he had lost a case, when he was asked by a boy "which was the equity side of the court." "The outside," was the prompt answer! In 1847 and 1848 he was a member of the Baltimore city council. In 1851 Mr. Walsh was elected by a majority of two hundred and twenty-seven votes to congress. His competitor was William Pinkney Whyte. Walsh was defeated the next term by Henry May by three hundred and sixty majority. Mr. Walsh died January 20, 1865.

      Name: Thomas Yates Walsh Birth - Death: 1809-1865 Source Citation: Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States. During its first century; from original and official sources. By Charles Lanman. Washington, DC: James Anglim, 1876. (BiAUS) Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety- first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971. Biographies begin on page 487. (BiDrAC) Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788 and the Congress of the United States from the first through the one hundredth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive. Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989. Biographies begin on page 507. (BiDrUSC) The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 10. New York: James T. White & Co., 1900. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 10) Who Was Who in America. A component volume of Who's Who in American History. Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967. (WhAm HS)