John Alexander Campbell Thompson

Brief Life History of John Alexander Campbell

When John Alexander Campbell Thompson was born on 10 December 1825, in Boone, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Thompson, was 28 and his mother, Deliah Davis, was 30. He married Amanda Caroline Williams on 20 March 1845, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Maine Prairie, Solano, California, United States in 1880. He died on 19 January 1907, in Dixon, Solano, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Solano, California, United States.

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John Alexander Campbell Thompson
Amanda Caroline Williams
Marriage: 20 March 1845
Charles William Thompson
Christopher Columbus Thompson
Milton Cicero Thompson
Deliah Jane Thompson
Royal Thomas Thompson
David Monroe Thompson
Eugene Davis Thompson
Victor Amanuel Thompson
Ida Ann Thompson
Frances America Thompson
Mary Lucinda Thompson
Nettie Alice Thompson
George Harrison Thompson

Sources (20)

  • J A C Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A C Thompson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John A Thompson, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries 1843: Mercer created from Non-County Area 18.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Mercer, Missouri, United States of America

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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