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.
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 .