Louisa Bowen Thompson

1825–from 1888 to 1896 (Age 63)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa Bowen

When Louisa Bowen Thompson was born in 1825, in Virginia, United States, her father, Archibald W. Thompson, was 28 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Bennett, was 22. 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 from 1888 to 1896, at the age of 71.

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William Leander Graham
Louisa Bowen Thompson
Marriage: 25 November 1847
Samuel Montgomery Graham
Archibald Thompson Graham MD
Mary Catherine Graham
Amanda Rebecca Graham
Catherine Rebekah Graham
John Blair Graham
William Reese Graham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1847Tazewell, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 0
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 19
    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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    Sources (21)

    • Louisa Z Graham in entry for Mary Catharine Graham, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Louisa B Graham in household of Wm L Graham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Vicie in entry for Jno. B. Graham, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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