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
1820–1907
Louisa Bowen Thompson
1825–1896
Marriage: 25 November 1847
Samuel Montgomery Graham
1849–1924
Archibald Thompson Graham
1851–1925
Mary Catherine Graham
1853–1920
Amanda Rebecca Graham
1855–1936
Catherine Rebekah Graham
1855–
John Blair Graham
1861–1931
William Reese Graham
1863–1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1847
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    Samuel Montgomery Graham

    Male1849–1924Male

    Archibald Thompson Graham

    Male1851–1925Male

    Mary Catherine Graham

    Female1853–1920Female

    Female1855–1936Female

    Catherine Rebekah Graham

    Female1855–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1797–1878Male

    Mary "Polly" Bennett Thompson

    Female1803–1885Female

siblings

(14)

+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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