Thilman or Tilghman Thompson


Brief Life History of Thilman or Tilghman

When Thilman or Tilghman Thompson was born in 1844, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, James Thompson Jr, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Johns, was 26. He died in 1862, in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Heath, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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James Thompson Jr
Rachel Johns
Nancy Ann Thompson
John Thompson
Thilman or Tilghman Thompson
Lucinda R. Thompson
Thomas A. Thompson

Sources (3)

  • Tellman Thompson in household of Jas Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Tilghman Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thilman Thompson in household of James Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (7)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 0

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


Age 2

Historical Boundaries 1846: Black Hill, Henderson, Texas, United States 1854: Willow Springs, Kaufman, Texas, United States 1886: Heath, Rockwall, Texas, United States

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 6

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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