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Descendants of Thomas L. Thompson


      10. Thomas Allen2 Thompson (Thomas L.1) was born 01 Jun 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and died 22 May 1879 in Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He married Sarah Ann Talbott 23 Dec 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky, daughter of William Talbott and Frances W.. She was born 17 May 1824 in Indiana, and died 08 Mar 1879 in Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Notes for Thomas Allen Thompson:
Sources of information for the descendants of the Thomas A. Thompson family are based on research and information gathered by Forrest L. Coling, Jr., Mark Shaffer - 2nd Great Grandson, James Austin Wilkinson - 2nd Great Grandson, Carl Thompson - Great Grandson, Rosalyn Thompson Coling - 2nd Great Granddaughter, Don Coling - 3rd Great Grandson and Kenneth Lee Thompson - Great Grandson.

It's believed but not proven that his middle name was Allen. His grandson, Thomas Allen Thompson, son of Bourbon Thompson, is believed to have been named after him.

The Thompson family of Thomas and Sarah isn't listed in the 1850 Census Index for Indiana. The 1874 Peoples Guide for Montgomery County, Indiana mentions that the family moved to Montgomery County in 1850 but apparently too late for the Indiana Census that year. It's assumed that the family is listed on an 1850 Census record for Kentucky but so far, no records have been found. dc/2/2004.

Another possibility about the 1850 Census for the Thompson family is that the family may have moved from Kentucky in 1850 before the census was taken there and thus there is a possibility that there may not be an 1850 census record to be found for the family. dc/2/2004.

The 1860 and 1870 Censuses for Brown Township, Montgomery County confirm the approximate ages of family members without exact birth dates and support birth dates found by Mark Shaffer.

Thomas's age in years for the 1860 Census of 6/20/1860 is listed as 39. Sarah's age is listed as 37.
Thomas's age in years for the 1870 Census of 8/11/1870 is listed as 49. Sarah's age is listed as 48.
From this information and tombstone data it is believed that Sarah's birth date is about May of 1822 and Thomas's birth year is 1821. There is a possibility that Sarah's birth month could be as late as July or August according to Census data but there is a possibility that the actual census taking might have occurred perhaps a couple of months before the actual date given on the official document so it is believed but not confirmed that the 10 months and the mention of March as the month she died found on her tombstone is correct. It is hoped that an obituary or death certificate will resolve the differences that have been found.

The birth dates of Thomas and Sarah are not fully verified at this point. Parts of their tombstone inscriptions are difficult to read so full verification not yet possible. Only their death dates and ages at death are given. Most of their death dates are readable but birth dates not yet verifiable as those portions of inscriptions had unreadable age information. Also note that about a foot off the top of their spire type monument has broken off and lays on the ground next to the monument. - 7/7/2001

For Thomas: Died May 22, 1879 (Clear to read)
Age: Believed to be 53 or 58 yrs., 6 mos. and 24 days. It is believed that he was 58 yrs old.
It is believed that he was born about December of 1821.

For Sarah: Died Mar. 2 or 8, 1879
Age: 55 yrs., 10 mos. (Clear to read) and 1 or 9 days. It is believed that she was 57 yrs old.
It is believed that she was born about May of 1822.

A further note on Thomas' death date:
Although his tombstone appears to carry the May 1879 death date, a newspaper index at the Lafayette Genealogy Center (TIPCOA) lists an obituary date of December 22, 1879. However, the news article that would prove this could not be located in any of the extensive collections of microfilms of Lafayette newspapers of this time period that are located in the Lafayette Public Library. Official county death records that are on file in Tippecanoe County begin with the year of 1882.

The 1874 Peoples Guide for Brown Township, Montgomery County, lists the following for Thomas:
He is as a farmer living 2 1/2 miles east of Waveland and born in Kentucky in 1821.
He moved to Montgomery County in 1850 and is a Republican and his religion is Methodist.

More About Thomas Allen Thompson:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Notes for Sarah Ann Talbott:
According to the 1860 and 1870 Censuses, Sarah is listed as being born in Indiana. Previous information about her that listed her birth place as Bardstown, Kentucky is believed to be incorrect.

It's believed that the Talbott family moved from Indiana to Kentucky sometime prior to 1840 and Sarah met Thomas for the first time in Kentucky where they were married.

More About Sarah Ann Talbott:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Marriage Notes for Thomas Thompson and Sarah Talbott:
Information on the marriage date of Thomas and Sarah Thompson and some of their children was found by Mark Shaffer on the Mormon Genealogy Web page.

Their marriage was performed by Moses Crume who was probably a relative of Thomas Thompson from his maternal grandmother's family.

According to 1860 census records for Parke County, Indiana, many of Thomas' brothers and their families moved to Parke County, Indiana from Kentucky in the period between 1850 and 1860. The area of Brown Township in Montgomery County, Indiana that Thomas Thompson and his family moved to was on the border of and just east of Parke County. Several related Thompson families located to Jackson Township and three adjoining Parke County townships of Union, Raccoon and Adams. These townships are approximately 10 to 15 miles south of the area where Thomas and his family lived. As far as can be determined, Thomas and his family was the only related Thompson family that settled in Montgomery County, Indiana by 1860.

According to the 1860 Census, the family was living near Waveland, Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana. Thomas is listed as age 39 and farming. Thomas' real estate value is listed as $4900 and his personal value as $400. Sarah is listed as age 37. Son William is listed as age 18 and farming. Son James R. is listed as age 16 and farming. Daughter Feabey J. (Phoebe) is listed as age 14. Son John N. is listed as age 12. Son Samuel T. is listed as age 10. Daughter Mary is listed as age 8. Son Reuben S. (Bourbon) is listed as age 6. Daughter Martha A. is listed as age 3 months. Thomas is listed as being born in Kentucky. Sarah and the three youngest children, Mary, Reuben (Bourbon) and Martha are listed as being born in Indiana. The five older children are listed as being born in Kentucky. The census was enumerated in this locality on June 20th, 1860.

According to the 1870 Census, the family was still living near Waveland, Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana. Thomas is listed as age 49 and farming. Thomas' personal value is listed as $1125. Sarah is listed as age 48 and keeping house. Daughter Phela J. (Phebe) is listed as age 22 and a housekeeper. Son Samuel T. is listed as age 20 and farming. Daughter Nettie (Mary) is listed as age 17. Son Bourbon S. is listed as age 16. Daughter Mattie (Martha) is listed as age 10. Son Warliston Allen is listed as age 8. Daughter Mollie is listed as age 5. Daughter Hattie is listed as age 1. Thomas and the two oldest children, Phela J. (Phebe) and Samuel are listed as being born in Kentucky. Sarah and all of the younger children are listed as being born in Indiana. Also living in the household and believed to be a nephew of Thomas' is James E. Thompson who is listed as age 14 and a farm hand and born in Kentucky.

Sometime before Thomas and Sarah passed away in 1879, they relocated north to the adjoining county of Tippecanoe in the area of Stockwell and Clarks Hill in Lauramie Township. It's assumed that all of the surviving younger family members moved with them. The exact location that they lived has not been determined. It's believed but not verified that some of the younger children listed on the 1870 Census may have died before 1880. No records for some of these children have been located after 1870.

Thomas's and Sarah's tombstone is found at Fairview Cemetery just outside the town limits of Stockwell in Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The road to the cemetery is located off the county road that heads west out of Stockwell on the western boundary of town. The road is easy to miss as there are no signs that mention the cemetery and point the way. Turning north on this " town boundary" road will lead after a half mile to the cemetery which is on the west side of the road. The cemetery itself has a sign at the front gate. Thomas's and Sarah's stone is located about in the center of the cemetery and just north of the center lane that runs through the middle of the cemetery. The stone itself can best be described as a spire type monument and the top of it is broken off. Thomas and his information is inscribed on one side of the stone and Sarah's on the opposite side. Their dates of birth are given in the number of years, months and days old they were when each died. Their names can be read fairly well but some of the information is hard to read due to weathering.

It's perhaps an odd coincidence that their oldest son William and many of his family and also Thomas's and Sarah's son John are buried in a cemetery with the same name but in a different state. These descendants are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Major County, Oklahoma.

An original photo exists taken of them within a year or so of their passing.

The death and burial information for three children of Thomas and Sarah Thompson buried at Methodist Cemetery in Waveland, Brown Township was found in Cemeteries of Montgomery County, Indiana in the local history section of the Crawfordsville, Indiana District Public Library home page. The inscription on each of the children's tombstones reads 'd/o T A & S A' for the two girls and 's/o T A & S A' for their son, which would be correct for Thomas A. and Sarah Thompson who lived in the Brown township area of Montgomery County, Indiana according to census records during this time. The names of the three children are Charles, Harriet and Hattie. dc1/2004.
     
Children of Thomas Thompson and Sarah Talbott are:
+ 41 i.   William Allan3 Thompson, born 22 Sep 1841 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died 04 Mar 1923 in Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma.
+ 42 ii.   James R. Thompson, born Dec 1844 in Kentucky; died 13 Apr 1923 in Norton, Center Twp., Norton County, Kansas.
  43 iii.   Phebe J. Thompson, born 1846 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1870.
  Notes for Phebe J. Thompson:
On the two family censuses where she is listed, the family was listed as living near Waveland in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1860 Census, she was listed as age 14 and born in Kentucky.

According to the 1870 Census, she was listed as age 22 and a housekeeper and born in Kentucky.

No other records have been located for her after 1870. She may have married after 1870 but no marriage records have been located for her.

+ 44 iv.   John N. Thompson, born 28 Mar 1848 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died 28 Sep 1933 in Fairview, Major County, Oklahoma.
  45 v.   Samuel T. Thompson, born 1850 in Kentucky; died Aft. 1870.
  Notes for Samuel T. Thompson:
He was probably less than a year old when the family moved from Kentucky to Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana in 1850. According to census records, he was the last of the children in the family to be born in Kentucky.

On the two family censuses where he is listed, the family was listed as living near Waveland in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1860 Census, he was listed as age 10 and born in Kentucky.

According to the 1870 Census, he was listed as age 20 and farming and born in Kentucky.

No other records have been located for him after 1870. He is believed to probably have died sometime between 1870 and 1880. If he did die between 1870 and 1880, he either died in Indiana near where his parents lived or possibly in Kansas where three of his brothers ended up settling. There's also a possibility that he may have struck out on his own and lived away from his siblings and parents.

  46 vi.   Harriet E. Thompson, born 16 Apr 1851 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana; died 25 Jul 1851 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.
  Notes for Harriet E. Thompson:
Below her name on her tombstone, an inscription reads 'd/o T A & S A'. Her age at death is inscribed on the tombstone as follows: '3m9d'. The date of death is given as July 25, 1851. This calculates her birth date as April 16, 1851.

  More About Harriet E. Thompson:
Burial: Methodist Cemetery, Waveland, Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana

+ 47 vii.   Mary Vanetta "Nettie" Thompson, born 22 Jul 1852 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana; died 09 Feb 1923 in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana.
+ 48 viii.   Bourbon "Bert" Smith Thompson, born 24 May 1854 in Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana; died 29 Jun 1922 in Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana.
  49 ix.   Charles Thompson, born 11 Jul 1858 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana; died 12 Aug 1858 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.
  Notes for Charles Thompson:
Below his name on his tombstone, an inscription reads 's/o T A & S A'. His age at death is inscribed on the tombstone as follows: '1m1d'. The date of death is given as August 12, 1858. This calculates his birth date as July 11, 1858.

  More About Charles Thompson:
Burial: Methodist Cemetery, Waveland, Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana

+ 50 x.   Martha "Mattie" A. Thompson, born 02 Feb 1860 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana; died 03 Jun 1897 in Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
  51 xi.   Warliston Allen Thompson, born 1862 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.
  Notes for Warliston Allen Thompson:
On the only family census where he is found listed, in 1870, the family was listed as living near Waveland in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1870 Census, he was listed as age 8 and born in Indiana.

No other records have been located for him after 1870.

  52 xii.   Hattie Thompson, born 07 Apr 1863 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana; died 14 Mar 1868 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.
  Notes for Hattie Thompson:
Below her name on her tombstone, an inscription reads 'd/o T A & S A'. Her age at death is inscribed on the tombstone as follows: '4y11m7d'. The date of death is given as March 24, 1868. This calculates her birth date as April 7, 1863.

  More About Hattie Thompson:
Burial: Methodist Cemetery, Waveland, Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana

  53 xiii.   Mollie Thompson, born 1865 in Brown Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.
  Notes for Mollie Thompson:
On the only family census where she is found listed, in 1870, the family was listed as living near Waveland in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

According to the 1870 Census, she was listed as age 5 and born in Indiana.

No other records have been located for her after 1870.



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