Louisa Bowen Thompson

Brief Life History of Louisa Bowen

When Louisa Bowen Thompson was born in 1824, in Virginia, United States, her father, Archibald W. Thompson, was 27 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Bennett, was 21. She married William Leander Graham on 25 November 1847, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Clear Fork District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 April 1888, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

William Leander Graham
1820–1908
Louisa Bowen Thompson
1824–1888
Marriage: 25 November 1847
Samuel Montgomery Graham
1849–1924
Archibald Thompson Graham MD
1852–1924
Mary Catherine Graham
1853–1920
Amanda Rebecca Graham
1855–1936
Catherine Rebekah Graham
1855–
John Blair Graham
1861–1931
William Reese Graham
1863–1936

Sources (33)

  • Louisa Graham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Z, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Levica Graham, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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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