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The Thompson Family

I will be adding Thompson Family information here - it will be disorganized at first.

Houston J Thompson was the son of George W and Eliza Jane Thompson and was born August 26, 1847 in Tennessee. He married twice. His first wife was Rachael Ann ? who was born August 13, 1847 and died October 1874. She is buried at the Grisso Cemetery, Baxter County, AR, as is their infant who was born and died on the same day that Rachael Ann died. His second wife was Mary Ann 'Polly' Brown who was the daughter of Mathew and Hannah Okey Brown and was born January 26, 1856 in Brownsville, Ohio, and died .

1850 Census of Bennett's Bayou Township - Baxter County, AR

This information would suggest that George W Tompson b: c1823 TN and Eliza Jane Davidson b: c1825 TN were married c1844. I would also imagine that Robert Tompson was George W's father. They probably lived in the Vidette area close to Bakersfield, MO. There does not appear to be a Thompson family in 1840 suggesting that they came to Arkansas between 1840 and 1845. Neighbors in 1850 were Lewis Pump (TN); Nathaniel Booth (TN); Noah Baker (TN); Allen Maxwell (TN); G W Baker (NC); Jerramiah Bassett (SC); James Roberts (AR); John Cooper (TN); James M Ford (KY); and Joseph Smith (Ky). All of these families appear to be 'new' in 1850.

1860 census Bennett's Bayou, Baxter County, AR

So, it would appear that son, James K Thompson might have died since the 1850 census and that the family has grown to include 3 more children. Neighbors are Nathan Grisso (KY); James Baker (TN); Jacob Wilson (KY); Alexander Miller (TN); Thomas Shrable (NC); P Bowling (TN); S McKelvy (GA); R F Rice (NC); Jeremiah Bassett (SC); Richard Brown (TN); John Brown (TN); John Pickrum (ITL); J W Fowler (KY).

1870 Bennett's Bayou, Baxter County, AR

It seems that George W Thompson has died between 1860 and 1870 and that some of his grown children are no longer at home. I would imagine that Sarah and Ann might both have married by this time. Probably George and some of the boys served during the civil war and might have been killed.

1870 Big Springs Twp, Baxter Co, AR