Mariah Jane Thompson

Female22 February 1822–28 February 1911

Brief Life History of Mariah Jane

When Mariah Jane Thompson was born on 22 February 1822, in Indiana, United States, her father, Amzi Thompson, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Boville, was 30. She married John Jones Legan on 24 February 1845, in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1910. She registered for military service in 1863. She died on 28 February 1911, in Denver Township, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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John Jones Legan
Mariah Jane Thompson
Marriage: 24 February 1845
Harriet N. Legan
Frances Melissa Legan
Flora V. Legan
John Emerson Legan
Jessie F Legan
Elizabeth Annie Legan

Sources (13)

  • M J Legan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mariah Jane Thompson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Luanna Jane (Jennie) Thomson
  • Jane Thompson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1845Franklin, Franklin Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    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.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 3

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.


    Age 24

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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