Charles Thompson

1818–12 October 1868 (Age 50)
Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Thompson was born in 1818, in Green, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Drury Thompson Sr, was 40 and his mother, Lucy Hanks, was 38. He married Nancy Despain in April 1835. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Taylor, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 October 1868, in Green, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 50.

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Charles Thompson
Nancy Despain
Marriage: April 1835
Mary Ann Thompson
Lucy Ann Thompson
Jeriamar Greenbriar Thompson
Susan Ann Thompson
Sarah Ann Thompson
Martha Ann Thompson
Caroline Thompson
Nancy E. Thompson
Amanda Jane Thompson

Spouse and Children

April 1835


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Drury Thompson Sr


    Lucy Hanks





    Warren Thompson


    King Solomon Thompson


    Lewis Thompson


    Samuel Thompson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 0

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
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. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Chas Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chs Thompson in entry for Eli W B Salsman and Susan Ann Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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