William Alexander Thompson

10 November 1831–8 February 1918 (Age 86)
Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Thompson was born on 10 November 1831, in Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, Fleming Rudolph Thompson, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth "Lezebeth" Caradine, was 33. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Weathington about 1854, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Eastern Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Pleasant Field, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1907. He died on 8 February 1918, in Walker, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Oakman, Walker, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Thompson
1831–1918
Elizabeth "Betty" Weathington
1838–1906
Marriage: about 1854
Amanda Bernice “Neesie” Thompson Gant
1859–1934
Thomas Powell Thompson
1860–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1854
Alabama, United States
children

(2)

    Amanda Bernice “Neesie” Thompson Gant

    Female1859–1934Female

    Thomas Powell Thompson

    Male1860–1922Male

Parents and Siblings

    Fleming Rudolph Thompson

    Male1797–1879Male

    Elizabeth "Lezebeth" Caradine

    Female1798–1864Female

siblings

(13)

    Martha Elizabeth Thompson

    Female1824–1909Female

    Female1826–Female

    Evaline Earl Thompson

    Female1828–1900Female

    Samuel Byrd Thompson

    Male1830–1861Male

    Male1831–1918Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 18

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 30

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

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)

  • William Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William A Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Alexander Thompson, "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927"

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