James A Thompson

1818–1880 (Age 62)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Thompson was born on 4 October 1818, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Archibald Thompson Junior, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth E. Anderson, was 18. He married Didana E Robertson on 9 September 1847, in Chambers, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Chambers, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Lanett, Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 16 December 1880, in Randolph, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Walsh Election Precinct, Randolph, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James A Thompson
Didana E Robertson
Marriage: 9 September 1847
Benjamin F Thompson
Thomas L. Thompson
John A. Thompson
Sarah Elizabeth Lizzie Thompson
Amanda Thompson
Monroe Thompson
Emmitt Eugene Thompson
Mary Obediance Molly Thompson
Alice Thompson
Celestia F Thompson
Minny A. Thompson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1818–1880Male

  • Didana E Robertson


9 September 1847
Chambers, Alabama, United States


  • Benjamin F Thompson


  • Thomas L. Thompson


  • John A. Thompson


  • Female1853–1946Female

  • Amanda Thompson


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 4

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 17

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Thompson in household of Elizabeth Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Thompson in household of Archibald Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"

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