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Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2021
Started by Sharon Lee Simpson. Last reply by Sharon Lee Simpson Jan 2, 2014.
Started by Brian Thompson Dec 31, 2013.
Started by Earleen Sides Feb 12, 2013.
Looking for any info regarding my wife's gggrandfather, James Irvin Thompson. He immigrated to Canada about 1849 with his bride, Dinah Bryon(Brien) I believe his father was Archibald. My brother in laws DNA indicates a number of matches in the USA and it makes me wonder if a sibling of James immigrated to the US.
PS: Marcus and William's mother (my 2nd g. Grandmother) whose first initial I believe was "R" was born in Georgia.
My g.grandfather Marcus Lafayette Thompson and his twin brother William Albert were born in January of 1831 in Decatur, Morgan County Alabama. Their father, name unknown, was killed in an argument with a tenant sometime after they were conceived and 1840 when they and their mother show up in the Morgan County census living with their stepfather Andrew "Andy" Norwood. In the 1850 census in Harrison County Texas the twins are still with Norwood and their mother, age 19. Marcus came west to California in the gold rush and William stayed. He died in the Civil war in 1862. Looking for names of Marcus' and William's parents, my 2nd g. Grandparents. Ray Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance for any help.
i am looking for any info on stephen thompson from east texas or west louisiana, his son luther milton thompson is my grandfather thank you for anything you may be able to help with
My lineage is that of William and Sarah Thompson, Edward Thompson and Ann Anderson Thompson, Hugh Montgomery Thompson and Maria Bayley, Hugh Montgomery Thompson Jr. and Ann Frederica Quackenboss, and Nannie (Anna) Holloway Thompson (married to William Alfred Smith), and my parents Richard Clarence Smith and Alta Leckliter Smith.
The facts.... My mother, Agnes Louise Thompson was the daughter of
Frederick Oliver Thompson and Anna Stroh Cram, Son of
H. Devere Thompson and Alice Beulah Cooper, son of
Arnold Pope Thompson and Ruth Hill.
The history.... Arnold Pope Thompson is one of my brickwall, but there is family lore coming along with him. It was said that his parents were married in Stonington, Connecticut, and for a wedding present they were given a covered wagon and was told to go west... They went as far as Madison County, New York. My great grandfather was born in 1844 in Bridgewater, and was listed in the 1850 census with his parents, Arnold and Ruth, sister, Esther, and his maternal grandmother Esther Shepherd/Shepard. Arnold died in 1856, and Ruth disappeared from the census for 1860.. DeVere and a friend, Oliver Perkins, left Bridgewater in the early 1860's as teenagers and eventually settled in Des Moines, Iowa, and stayed till the end of their lives. I've recently discovered that my gr-gr- grandmother, Ruth, remarried before 1860 to a Oliver D. Perkins, the father of previous mentioned Oliver, so the boys were step-brothers and it seems to be the best of friends thru out their lives. They were all listed in the 1860 census with Oliver D. Perkins as the head of household.
I've written to the Bridgewater town historian some twenty years ago, and I was refered to her son who was into genealogy. We communicated for several years, and made a possible tie to the Thompson family in Connecticut. I was always wondering about the "Pope" in Arnold's name, And I suggested the Arnold was possibly name after someone who was a friend of the family or possible a doctor who was at his birth. He discovered that there was a Doctor by the Name of Arnold Pope, and what it made it more interesting that he was married to Hannah Thompson, who was the daughter of Elihu and Desire (Palmer)Thompson of Burlington, Otsego county, New York, whose origins is of Stonington. Elihu and Desire had at least 3 known sons, Joseph, William, and Samuel. Unfortunately I haven't found any connection to any of them as of yet. I do need to make a trip to New York someday, which should be enjoyable whatever happens. all for now. Thom
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