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I am trying to find my 2x great grand parents. W U Thompson and Amelia A Reed I have no idea what state or country they came from. The only record I have found is their names on the death certificate of their son, John Robert Thompson. John was born Dec27, 1883 in Dennison, Texas.
I'm at a major brick wall. I can't fin either W U or Amelia any where.Can someone help?

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Any other details on John or his parents? Did John have siblings? And when did John die?
John died Oct 3, 1959. I was sent a 1900 census that may be them, but it shows a different wife. So he may have remarried.And the father's name is William V Thompson. Depending on the way people back then wrote, the V may have looked more like an U.

1900 census: Sulfur Springs, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory:
William V. Thompson, born Aug 1840, 59, AL, AL, TN, farmer
A--- A. (shown as Mary A in the index - but it sure looks like her name starts with an A to me), wife, born June 1859, 40, VA, VA, VA, 4 children born, 3 living
John R., son, born Dec 1883, 16, TX, AL, Missouri
Joseph A., son, born July 1887, 12, Indian Territory, AL, MO
Edgar N., son, born Oct 1889, 10, Indian Territory, AL, MO
Lewis D., son, born Dec 1892, 7, Indian Territory, AL, MO
Willie B., dau, born Aug 1894, 5, Indian Territory, AL, MO

I'm not positive if this is right, but the dates for John do match. If it is, then these are his siblings. I have to see if I can find anything on them.
Hi Barbara-
If this is the correct family, it would appear that William's wife in 1900 is not John's mother. I would guess that John and Joseph were from a first marriage, the last three were from the second wife?

I'll see what I can dig up-
I looked at the record and it looks like Mary, unfortunately the record gives no clear idea if this is his only marriage, though it appears to be a second marriage.
Could this be John in 1930?

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: John R Thompson
Home in 1930: Houston, Harris, Texas
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Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Rachel B
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
John R Thompson 47
Rachel B Thompson 39
Alvin E Thompson 21
George W Thompson 20
Thelma M Thompson 18
Arthur A Thompson 16
Edward J Thompson 15
Lester A Thompson 12

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas; Roll 2350; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 959.0.

father born Alabama, mother in Missouri, but the census records aren't always correct
Yes, that is him. The George W was my grandfather. Rachel B is Rachel Belle Burt,my great-grandmother. I start looking in those states for W U and Amelia. Thanks so much!
Here is the family in 1920, the age for John is off by about 10 years:

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Alva Thompson
Home in 1920: Houston Ward 6, Harris, Texas
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: John
Father's Birth Place: Texas
Mother's Name: Rachael
Mother's Birth Place: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Thompson 28
Rachael Thompson 29
Alva Thompson 11
George Thompson 10
Thelma Thompson 7
Arthur Thompson 6
Edward Thompson 5
Lester Thompson 2
[2 5/12]
Robert Thompson 0
[11/12]

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Houston Ward 6, Harris, Texas; Roll T625_1815; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 213.

On this census John's parents were born in Texas-
And I found them in 1910, John's birthplace and parents were given as Oklahoma:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John R Thompson
Age in 1910: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Hired Man
Father's Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother's Birth Place: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 5, Wharton, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William W Smiley 20
Herman Buchman 17
John R Thompson 27
Rachel B Thompson 19
Alva P Thompson 1 6/12
George W Thompson 1/12

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Wharton, Texas; Roll T624_1600; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 170; Image: 396.

John worked as a hired man on a rice farm, and John and Rachel married about 1907.
I have never found anything that would show if John had siblings.
I found William, Mary A, Lewis D and Willie B on the 1910 census, living next door to Joseph A and his wife Bertha. According to the census, William had been married 4 times, his wife Mary, married twice. They are in Stonewall, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.

I think what I would do is see if you can determine if William was in the Civil War, and see if there was a pension- I'm guessing he would have fought for Alabama, sometimes there are good records on Footnote. I don't know if Alabama had pensions or not for their soldiers-
Attachments:
This is all I have found so far in the Alabama Civil War Records.


Last Name: Thompson
First Name: William MI: V
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1862/03/20
Enlistment Information: Private
Engagements:
Remarks: He is shown "absent sick" on muster roll
for February 28, 1865 (last on file). Union Prisoner
of War records show that he was surrendered April 14,
1865 at Lynchburg, Virginia.
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 47th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: A
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: The Adjutant General's Office 1921/03/11

I don't know if this is him. Still searching.
I think this is Edgar N Thompson in 1920, I got a hint from FindAGrave, just poking around seeing if there were Thompsons buried in oklahoma and came across Edgar and Effie:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39187581

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39187640


1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Ed N Thompson
Home in 1920: Ada Ward 2, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Effie
[Sophia]
Father's Birth Place: United States
[United States of America]
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Ed N Thompson 30
Effie Thompson 23
Esteline Thompson 7
Faye Thompson 6
Will T Garrison 71
Sophia Garrison 49

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Ada Ward 2, Pontotoc, Oklahoma; Roll T625_1479; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 906.

Will Garrison is Effie's father-

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