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
Elizabeth "Betty" Weathington
Marriage: about 1854
Amanda Bernice “Neesie” Thompson Gant
Thomas Powell Thompson

Spouse and Children

about 1854
Alabama, United States


    Amanda Bernice “Neesie” Thompson Gant


    Thomas Powell Thompson


Parents and Siblings

    Fleming Rudolph Thompson


    Elizabeth "Lezebeth" Caradine




    Martha Elizabeth Thompson



    Evaline Earl Thompson


    Samuel Byrd Thompson



+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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