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
1808–1896
Rachel Tush
1807–1868
Marriage: 9 June 1830
Virgil Thompson
1831–
Elizabeth Thompson
1833–
Lewis H. Thompson
1835–1912
Joseph M Thompson
1836–
John Thompson
1837–
James Thompson
1838–1911
Thomas Thompson
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1830
Knox, Ohio, United States
children

(7)

    Virgil Thompson

    Male1831–Male

    Elizabeth Thompson

    Female1833–Female

    Lewis H. Thompson

    Male1835–1912Male

    Joseph M Thompson

    Male1836–Male

    John Thompson

    Male1837–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Thompson

    Male–1815Male

    Rebecca Baker

    Female1785–1826Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1816

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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