Thomas Thompson

MaleMay 1823–1 October 1890

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Thompson was born in May 1823, in Indiana, United States, his father, James John Thompson, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth May, was 28. He married Mary Ann Judd on 10 February 1848, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Vermilion Grove, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Campbell Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 1 October 1890, in Elwood Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ridge Farm, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Thompson
Mary Ann Judd
Marriage: 10 February 1848
Martha Thompson
Lucinda Thompson
Mary Jane Thompson
Nancy Ann Thompson
Julietta Thompson
John Cassius Thompson
Alice Thompson
Sarah Alice Thompson
Eunice Thompson
Florence E Thompson
James Ivah Thompson

Sources (16)

  • Thomas Thompson in household of William Mccabe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Thompson, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Thomas Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1848Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    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 2

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

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 18

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    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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