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Ancestors of William Thompson




Generation No. 1


      1. William Thompson, born 1780 in North Carolina; died Bef. 02 Aug 1870 in Lincoln co, MS. He was the son of 2. Husband Thompson. He married (1) Zilphia M. East 16 Jul 1813 in Liberty, Amite co, MS. She was born Abt. 1799 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 02 Aug 1870 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of Tarlton M. East and Zilpha Priscilla Walker.

Notes for William Thompson:
According to 1830 Copiah co, MS census there is a William THOMPSON listed with the following family members:
male under 5 son born abt 1824?
male 30-40 William
fem 20-30 Zilphia M.

According to the 1850 census Copiah co, MS Henry Jeckomas THOMPSON 10 yrs abt 1840 MS was with his parents, William THOMPSON 59 yrs abt 1791 NC; (these next 2 I believe were switched in the census, but I have listed as it should go) Zilphia M 53 yrs abt 1797 SC; Nancy Jane 18 yrs abt 1832 MS; Martha A 12 yrs abt 1838 MS; Zilphia 15 yrs abt 1835 MS; James M 8 yrs abt 1842 MS. Next door was William ELSEY 39 yrs GA; Mary Ann 29 yrs MS; Elizabeth J 11 yrs MS; Martha A 9 yrs MS; Nancy A 6 yrs MS; Rufus B 4 yrs MS; Lafayette T 1 yr MS.

According to the 1860 Copiah co, MS Henry THOMPSON 21 yrs abt 1839 MS is with his parents, Wm THOMPSON 80 yrs abt 1780 NC; Zylpha 70 yrs abt 1790 NC; Margaret 18 yrs abt 1842 MS; Marshall 17 yrs abt 1843 MS. Next door to them were Thomas S THOMPSON 45 yrs LA; Elizabeth 42 yrs MS; W. D. 20 yrs MS; Peninah 18 yrs MS; Thomas 11 yrs MS; George W 9 yrs MS; Albert 7 yrs MS; Edmund 4 yrs MS.

Joseph Reed grew up in the Mt. Zion community of what was then the extreme southern part of Copiah County. In 1870 that area became part of the newly created county of Lincoln.

A probate was started 1871 and finalized in Sept 18, 1893 at Lincoln co, MS by Cassedy & Cassedy Sols for Administrator. William had 2 cattle worth $15.00 each and 1 cattle worth $10.00; open accounts for H.P. Thompson, one in 1866 for $75.00 and another in 1870 for $40.00 neither of which was collected. Andrew J. Norton was administrator of the goods, chattels, rights and credits of William Thompson.

According to the Final Report of Administration, 1893 Lincoln co, MS, William was the father of 7 children.
Precilla M. THOMPSON marr Denham
child      Isaac N. Denham, Waco, TX
Thomas THOMPSON, decd
children      Duncan, Jefferson co, MS
      Jefferson, Jefferson co, MS
      Albert, Jefferson co, MS
      E. H., Jefferson co, MS
      Elizabeth marr Mullins, Natchez, MS
M. A. THOMPSON, decd marr Ellzey
children      R. B., Brookhaven, MS
      E. J., Brookhaven, MS
      W. J., Wesson, MS
      L. T., Wesson, MS
      J. N., Brookhaven, MS
      H. P., Brookhaven, MS
      M. T. marr Thompson, Wesson, MS
      M. A. marr Norton, Brookhaven, MS
Martha THOMPSON, decd marr Denham     
child      Rosa A. marr Ellzey, Brookhaven, MS
Nancy J. THOMPSON, decd marr Bailey
children      Irvin, Wesson, MS
      Edward, Wesson, MS
      Tilford, Brandywine, MS
      Marshall, Wesson, MS
      Lott, Wesson, MS
      Martha, Wesson, MS
Henry P. THOMPSON, decd marr Mary Manuel
children      Ollie, Rodney, MS
      Charlie, Rodney, MS
      Henry, Rodney, MS
Marshall THOMPSON, decd
child      Mary M, Osyka, MS

Deanna,
Thank you for contacting me about William Duncan Thompson. I hope we are researching the same one. Information I have indicates these dates for him: b. 29 March, 1839/40 - d. 23 Oct. 1911; m. Lethie/Lethe Ann Mullins. He was a Confederate soldier ( I have the remnants of a badge he brought back from one of his Confederate reunions). I think he and Lethe were childless. His father was Thomas Surall Thompson, 1816 - 1870, and his grandfather was William Thompson, B. ca 1780, wife Zylpha. They were in dwelling#463, family # 474 in the 1860 Copiah Co., Ms. census.
His siblings were Henry H.,( Wm.), Priscilla Elizabeth, Thomas Jefferson. G.W., Daniel Albert, and Edmund Henshaw.
I have a picture identified by his brother Edmund as Duncan, a picture of his louse I took in 1955, and some hand written notes referring to visits to his home by that same brother.
Does any of this appear to refer to the Duncan you are researching? If so, I would enjoy seeing your information on this Thompson family. My wife, Janice, is the granddaughter of E. Henshaw Thompson.
Incidentally, I wonder if you knew my friend in Denham Springs, Tempe Fenn Crosby, co-author of the genealogy of Andrew Boyd of Pike Co., Ms.?
Alton Boyd


More About William Thompson:
Name 2: Wm Thompson
Date born 2: Abt. 1791, North Carolina
Date born 3: 1795
Civil 1: Sep 1825, William Thompson & James Groves were to act as security for John East & John Loftin to administer the estate of Priscilla East
Civil 2: Dec 1821, In E Feliciana par, LA Index of Civil Court cases Josiah East vs Wm Thompson is listed as case #1304
Property 1: 1870, SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 & NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Section 20 Twnshp 8 Rge 6 E Lincoln co, MS sold for $250.00 for debts
Property 2: Bef. Aug 1870, Lincoln co, MS 80 acres SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 & the NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 25 twnshp 8 R 6 E
Residence 1: 1850, Copiah, Mississippi
Residence 2: 1830, Copiah, Mississippi
Residence 3: 1853, William & Zilpha Thompson lived in Lincoln co, MS sec 25 twnshp 8 N R 6 E. Neighbors are E.W. Denham, David Day, Walter Price, Zilpha Thompson, Nathan Smith & Isaac Smith
Residence 4: 1860, Copiah, Mississippi

Notes for Zilphia M. East:
According to 1830 Copiah co, MS census there is a William THOMPSON listed with the following family members:
male under 5 son born abt 1824?
male 30-40 William
fem 20-30 Zilphia M.

In the 1840 census Amite co, MS there is a Mrs. W. THOMPSON alone in a household age between 30-40. I can't seem to find William. Children that should be listed somewhere Nancy Jane b 1832; Zilphia Margaret b 1835; Martha A. b 1838. Could they be with the East's while Mrs. W. is visiting relatives in Amite co, MS?

According to the 1850 census Copiah co, MS Henry Jeckomas THOMPSON 10 yrs abt 1840 MS was with his parents, William THOMPSON 59 yrs abt 1791 NC; (these next 2 I believe were switched in the census, but I have listed as it should go) Zilphia M 53 yrs abt 1797 SC; Nancy Jane 18 yrs abt 1832 MS; Martha A 12 yrs abt 1838 MS; Zilphia 15 yrs abt 1835 MS; James M 8 yrs abt 1842 MS. Next door was William ELSEY 39 yrs GA; Mary Ann 29 yrs MS; Elizabeth J 11 yrs MS; Martha A 9 yrs MS; Nancy A 6 yrs MS; Rufus B 4 yrs MS; Lafayette T 1 yr MS.

According to the 1860 Copiah co, MS Henry THOMPSON 21 yrs abt 1839 MS is with his parents, Wm THOMPSON 80 yrs abt 1780 NC; Zylpha 70 yrs abt 1790 NC; Margaret 18 yrs abt 1842 MS; Marshall 17 yrs abt 1843 MS. Next door to them were Thomas S THOMPSON 45 yrs LA; Elizabeth 42 yrs MS; W. D. 20 yrs MS; Peninah 18 yrs MS; Thomas 11 yrs MS; George W 9 yrs MS; Albert 7 yrs MS; Edmund 4 yrs MS.

According to the 1870 census township 8, Brookhaven, Lincoln co, MS H THOMPSON 30 yrs abt 1840 MS; M 23 yrs abt 1847 MS; C 4 yrs abt 1866 MS; O H 1 yr abt 1869 MS; Zylpha THOMPSON 71 yrs abt 1799 SC; and R DENHAM 11 yrs abt 1859 MS. There neighbors were Elison BURT 69 yrs NC and wife P.M. 52 yrs LA; and Lott BAILEY 45 yrs MS with wife N J 38 yrs MS and children E L 17 yrs MS; E T 15 yrs MS; T T 14 yrs MS; S J 12 yrs MS; M H 10 yrs; L H 7 yrs MS; M M 2 yrs MS; and next door to them was William ELZEY 54 yrs GA; M 47 yrs MS; R B 23 yrs MS; L F 21 yrs; W J 19 yrs MS; J N 16 yrs; H B 10 yrs MS; E J 30 yrs MS; M A 28 yrs MS; N A 25 yrs MS; M T 13 yrs MS.

Deanna,
Thank you for contacting me about William Duncan Thompson. I hope we are researching the same one. Information I have indicates these dates for him: b. 29 March, 1839/40 - d. 23 Oct. 1911; m. Lethie/Lethe Ann Mullins. He was a Confederate soldier ( I have the remnants of a badge he brought back from one of his Confederate reunions). I think he and Lethe were childless. His father was Thomas Surall Thompson, 1816 - 1870, and his grandfather was William Thompson, B. ca 1780, wife Zylpha. They were in dwelling#463, family # 474 in the 1860 Copiah Co., Ms. census.
His siblings were Henry H.,( Wm.), Priscilla Elizabeth, Thomas Jefferson. G.W., Daniel Albert, and Edmund Henshaw.
I have a picture identified by his brother Edmund as Duncan, a picture of his louse I took in 1955, and some hand written notes referring to visits to his home by that same brother.
Does any of this appear to refer to the Duncan you are researching? If so, I would enjoy seeing your information on this Thompson family. My wife, Janice, is the granddaughter of E. Henshaw Thompson.
Incidentally, I wonder if you knew my friend in Denham Springs, Tempe Fenn Crosby, co-author of the genealogy of Andrew Boyd of Pike Co., Ms.?
Alton Boyd


More About Zilphia M. East:
Name 2: Zilpha East
Name 3: Zilphy East
Name 4: Zylpha Thompson
Name 5: Zilpha Zilphy
Date born 2: 1790, North Carolina
Date born 3: 1790, South Carolina, USA
Date born 4: 1799, South Carolina
Residence 1: 1870, House #151 Township 8, Lincoln, Mississippi
Residence 2: 15 Aug 1850, House #163 Copiah, Mississippi
Residence 3: 1860, House #474 Copiah, Mississippi

Marriage Notes for William Thompson and Zilphia East:
Acting as security for the union of William Thompson and Zilphy East was William Thompson and Tarlton East. William was the one who went to the courthouse and obtained the license. Tarlton East signed his name while William Thompson made his mark.

More About William Thompson and Zilphia East:
Marriage 1: 16 Jul 1813, Liberty, Amite co, MS
Marriage 2: 16 Jul 1813, Amite, Mississippi



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