Louisa Bowen Thompson

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

The Life 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 Thompson, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

25 November 1847
Tazewell, Virginia, United States


    Samuel Montgomery Graham


    Archibald Thompson Graham


    Mary Catherine Graham



    Catherine Rebekah Graham


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary "Polly" Bennett Thompson




+9 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

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa B Graham in household of Wm L Graham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Graham in household of Wm L Graham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa B Graham in household of William L Graham, "United States Census, 1880"

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