James A Thompson

1775–1861 (Age 86)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James A

James A Thompson was born on 1 April 1775, in North Carolina, United States as the son of Zachariah Thompson and Martha Belton. He married Margaret "Peggy" Norton on 5 December 1804, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Perry, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 2 May 1861, in Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenbrier Cemetery, Pinckneyville Number 3 Election Precinct, Perry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James A Thompson
1775–1861
Margaret "Peggy" Norton
1784–1857
Marriage: 5 December 1804
Martha Jane Thompson
1806–1860
Elizabeth Thompson
1807–1860
Lewis S Thompson
1821–1862
James Harvey Thompson
1824–1885
Solomon Thompson
1807–1871
Faitha Thompson
1809–1858
Elizabeth Thompson
1811–1850
Hester D Thompson
1813–1860
Jeptha Matthew Thompson
1815–1863
John Norton Thompson
1818–1874
Nancy Jane Thompson
1828–1870
Mary Jane Thompson
1829–1866

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1804
Wayne, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 1

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 24

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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)

  • James Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Thompson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Thompson in entry for Jeremiah Walker and Martha Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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