Joseph W . Thompson


Brief Life History of Joseph W .

When Joseph W . Thompson was born in 1825, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas T. Thompson, was 41 and his mother, Malinda Arnold, was 20. He lived in Monroeton, Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Cotton Gin Port, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1880.

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Thomas T. Thompson
Malinda Arnold
Joseph W . Thompson
Daniel A Thompson
James Alexander Thompson

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Thompson in household of James Montgomery, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J W Thompson in household of D A Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jos W Thompson in household of Thos Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"

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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.


Age 36

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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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