Enoch Joseph Thompson

17 April 1808–2 January 1896 (Age 87)
Hardy, Virginia, United States

The Life of Enoch Joseph

Enoch Joseph Thompson was born on 17 April 1808, in Hardy, Virginia, United States as the son of Cornelius Thompson and Rebecca Baker. He married Rachel Tush on 9 June 1830, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 2 January 1896, in Miller Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Homer, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Joseph Thompson
Rachel Tush
Marriage: 9 June 1830
Virgil Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson
Lewis H. Thompson
Joseph M Thompson
John Thompson
James Thompson
Thomas Thompson

Spouse and Children

9 June 1830
Knox, Ohio, United States


    Virgil Thompson


    Elizabeth Thompson


    Lewis H. Thompson


    Joseph M Thompson


    John Thompson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Thompson


    Rebecca Baker




World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 8

Miller Township was organized 4 June 1816.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • Enoch Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"

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