Rebecca Missouri Thompson

30 September 1840–11 January 1903 (Age 62)
Burke, Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca Missouri

When Rebecca Missouri Thompson was born on 30 September 1840, in Burke, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, her father, John Thompson, was 35 and her mother, Lydia Graham Ward, was 37. She married Tolbert R Ferrell on 28 May 1862, in Burke, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 January 1903, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Tolbert R Ferrell
Rebecca Missouri Thompson
Marriage: 28 May 1862
George Benton Rufus Ferrell
Dixie Lee Ferrell
John Richard Ferrell
Lydia E Ferrell
E. Rosaline Ferrell
Tolberta L Ferrell

Spouse and Children

28 May 1862
Burke, Fairfax, Virginia, United States



    Dixie Lee Ferrell


    John Richard Ferrell


    Lydia E Ferrell



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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Rebecca Missouri Thompson

There seems to be no pertinent information as to the exact date or location of the death of Missouri's first husband, Tolbert Ferrell. It may be that he met his death while on a cattle drive, and noth …

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca M Thompson in household of Jno Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca M Ferrel in household of Tolbert Ferrel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Misouri Ferrell, "United States Census, 1880"

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