Aaron Thompson

1826–1908 (Age 82)
Surry, North Carolina

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Thompson was born on 13 February 1826, his father, Henderson Thompson, was 31 and his mother, Sally Wright, was 30. He married Sarah Ann Thompson on 12 January 1864, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Cherry Lane Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Gap Civil Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 13 August 1908, at the age of 82.

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Aaron Thompson
Sarah Ann Thompson
Marriage: 12 January 1864
Ennice " En" Thompson
Nervie Thompson
Nancy Thompson
Minervia Thompson
Laura Thompson
Mattie Thompson
Martha Thompson
Victoria Thompson
Newton Thompson
Vienna Thompson
Clara Thompson
John Smith Thompson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1826–1908Male

  • Sarah Ann Thompson


12 January 1864
North Carolina, United States


  • Ennice " En" Thompson


  • Nervie Thompson


  • Nancy Thompson


  • Minervia Thompson


  • Laura Thompson


+7 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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 · Trail of Tears

Age 4

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 27

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

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)

  • Aaron Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aaron Thompson in household of Hendison Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Aaron Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"

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