George Thompson

7 February 1830–16 May 1884 (Age 54)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George

When George Thompson was born on 7 February 1830, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Thompson, was 27 and his mother, Sarah G. Liggett, was 34. He married Mary Ann Chilcoat in 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ripley Township, Holmes, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 16 May 1884, in Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in South Ovid Cemetery, Ovid Township, Clinton, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Thompson
1830–1884
Mary Ann Chilcoat
1831–1913
Marriage: 1851
Cyrus L. Thompson
1853–1912
Jane Louisa Thompson
1855–1928
Stephen H. Thompson
1856–1940
Matilda H. Thompson
1857–1900
Lovica Jane Thompson
1858–
Joshua W. Thompson
1859–1939
Sarah Ann Thompson
1862–1945

Spouse and Children

    Male1830–1884Male

    Mary Ann Chilcoat

    Female1831–1913Female

MARRIAGE
1851
children

(7)

    Cyrus L. Thompson

    Male1853–1912Male

    Jane Louisa Thompson

    Female1855–1928Female

    Stephen H. Thompson

    Male1856–1940Male

    Matilda H. Thompson

    Female1857–1900Female

    Lovica Jane Thompson

    Female1858–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Thompson

    Male1803–1888Male

    Sarah G. Liggett

    Female1795–1891Female

siblings

(7)

    James Thompson

    Male1822–1882Male

    Female1824–1907Female

    Male1830–1884Male

    David Thompson

    Male1832–1925Male

    Thomas Thompson

    Male1832–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1846

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Thompson in household of Benjamin Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"

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