Samuel Thompson

Male5 February 1812–5 September 1856

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Thompson was born on 5 February 1812, in Jackson, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert Thompson, was 36 and his mother, Eleanor Dalrymple, was 26. He married Sarah Barnwell on 13 July 1835, in Carroll, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1840. He died on 5 September 1856, in Quitman, Clarke, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Clarke, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Thompson
Sarah Barnwell
Marriage: 13 July 1835
James Oliver Thompson
Robert Monroe Thompson
John William Thompson
Elizabeth Eleanor Thompson
Miranda Jane Thompson
Cero Gordon Thompson
Harvey Cicero Thompson
Benjamin Thompson
Samuel Walter Thompson

Sources (6)

  • Saml Thompson, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Samuel Thompson, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"
  • Samuel Thompson in entry for J O Thompson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1835Carroll, Georgia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1819 · Alabama Becomes a State

    Age 7

    Alabama became the twenty-second state admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 13

    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.

    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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