When Clayton Thompson was born in 1790, in Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Pickney Thompson, was 30 and his mother, Penelope Jarvis Rogers, was 21. He had at least 2 daughters with Susannah Miller George. He registered for military service in 1812. In 1835, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as farmer, miller; justice of the peace. in Cedar Grove, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. He died on 29 April 1846, in Cedar Grove, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Jefferson, Alabama, United States.
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 .
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