William Thompson

about 1830–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Thompson was born about 1830, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Thompson, was 21 and his mother, Catherine Whitaker, was 20. He lived in Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1850.

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William Thompson
1830–
Martha
1833–

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

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 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 0

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 31

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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 (1)

  • William Thompson in household of William Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"

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