Thomas Hechigee Compere

7 April 1827–15 December 1882 (Age 55)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Thomas Hechigee

When Thomas Hechigee Compere was born on 7 April 1827, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Lee Compere, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Voysey, was 30. He married Eliza Ann Pettigrew on 17 August 1848. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Hill, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 15 December 1882, in Hubbard, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Hubbard, Hill, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hechigee Compere
1827–1882
Eliza Ann Pettigrew
1829–1903
Marriage: 17 August 1848
John Lee Compere
1849–1939
Infant Compere
1851–
William Thomas Compere
1851–1912
Infant Compere
1853–
Ebenezer T Compere
1854–1879
Mortimer Hechigee Compere
1859–1924
Eleanora Alice Compere
1862–1941
Christmas Comfort Compere
1863–1929
Muscogee Eliza Compere
1867–1947
Edward Lyon Compere
1870–1937
Mattie Compere
1873–1875

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1848
children

(11)

    John Lee Compere

    Male1849–1939Male

    Infant Compere

    Male1851–Male

    William Thomas Compere

    Male1851–1912Male

    Infant Compere

    Male1853–Male

    Ebenezer T Compere

    Male1854–1879Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lee Compere

    Male1789–1871Male

    Susannah Voysey

    Female1796–1834Female

siblings

(9)

    Compere

    Female1816–1817Female

    Frances Ann Compere

    Female1818–1869Female

    Nancy Jane Compere

    Female1820–1823Female

    Female1822–1878Female

    Susannah Voisey Compere

    Female1824–1900Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 17

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

French (Compère): apparently from compère (from compater) in the sense ‘godfather’, or a respelling of the southern name Compayre, of the same derivation.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Comperes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • families of L Compere and T Compere, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas H Compere in entry for Muscogee Eliza Compere Couch, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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