Margaret C Thompson

17 May 1838–26 October 1907 (Age 69)
Leeville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret C

When Margaret C Thompson was born on 17 May 1838, in Leeville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Osborn Thompson, was 44 and her mother, Mary Ann Curd, was 37. She married James Madison Riggan on 12 January 1859, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 22, Wilson, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 October 1907, in Leeville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Leeville, Wilson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Riggan
1838–1915
Margaret C Thompson
1838–1907
Marriage: 12 January 1859
Samuel H Riggan
1859–
Jefferson Davis Riggan
1861–1885
Mary Ann Riggan
1862–1935
Amanda Louisa Riggan
1864–1865
James Newton Riggan
1865–1865
Martha Odelia Riggan
1867–1946
William Osborn “Willie” Riggan
1868–1921
Corrah Riggan
1870–1870
Burkitt Forrill Riggan
1871–1959
Charles Wesley Riggan
1873–1935
Clarrence Ugine Riggan
1876–1945
Daisie Luvenia Riggan
1878–
Margaret Florence Riggan
1881–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 January 1859
Wilson, Tennessee, United States
children

(13)

    Samuel H Riggan

    Male1859–Male

    Jefferson Davis Riggan

    Male1861–1885Male

    Mary Ann Riggan

    Female1862–1935Female

    Amanda Louisa Riggan

    Female1864–1865Female

    James Newton Riggan

    Male1865–1865Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 24

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Margaret Thompson in household of Ozbourn Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M C Riggan in household of J M Riggan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margrett Riggon in household of James M Riggon, "United States Census, 1870"

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