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Latest Activity: Mar 16
Started by Earleen Sides Feb 12.
Started by Phillip Marr. Last reply by Ray Thompson Nov 10, 2012.
Started by Kevin Thompson. Last reply by Marni Harris Apr 11, 2012.
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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