Col. Alexander Thompson
Facts and Events
Alexander Thompson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Alexander Thompson
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 350 - - 23rd January, 1801. Alexander Thompson's will - - To son, Alexander; son, Patterson, executors; to daughters, Agnes, Martha, Margaret, Sarah Polly. Overseer, brother Robert. Teste: John Henry, Patterson W. Thompson, Wm. Thompson. Proved, 24th January, 1804.
Processioning List of 1755
See Processioning In Old Augusta for background information
- "Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
- Page 152.--(1755) Jno. Finley, Wm. Thompson processioned in Cap. Thompson's Company (Note: this is Capt. Alexander Thompson) 'as follows, viz: For Samuel McCune, for Wm. Logan, for Wm. Johnston, for Widow Thompson, for Thos. Thompson; Widow Frazer, present Robert Modey; for Rob. Moody; for Andw. McClure, present Jno. Hutchison; for Jno. Hutchison; for Hugh McClure, for Richard Pilson, for Zechoriah Smith, for Widow Sayre, for Andw. McClure, for John Campbell, for John Black, for Archd. Stewart, for Rob. Finley, for Alex. Henderson, for Wm. Patterson, for Jno. McClure, for George Caldwell, for John Thompson, for Wm. Palmer, for James Gillespey, for James Hamilton, for Saml. Steele, for James McClure, for Widow Campbell, for Robert Patrick, for John Ramsey, for Wm. Finley, for John Finley, for David Henderson, for Isaac White, for Adam Morow, for Alex. Thompson, for Wm. Thompson, for Wm. Caldwell.
Records of Alexander Thompson in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records: (Note: some of these records may not be for this Alexander Thompson).
- Muster List of 1742: Capt. John Christian's List: Alex. Thompson. (Note: Alexander Thompson must have been a young adult by this time to be included on this muster list of able-bodied men serving in the militia).
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1746-7--page 5, Alexander Thompson, son to William, (August, 1746), swearing to Military Commission.
- Page 16.--11th October, 1750.-- James Coyl to Patrick McCollom, 205 acres (see p. 13, supra) on Christian's Creek where Pat now lives. James Patton, Wm. Palmer, Alexander Thompson's and Jno. Thompson's lands. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Edward Hall.
- Page 525.--21st November, 1753. Alexander Thompson's bond as guardian (appointed) to Bcnj. Bennet, orphan of Richard Bennet, with surety Wm. Thompson.
- Vol. 2 - 1755 - Processioners Appointed - Page 16.--John Finley and Wm. Thompson, in Captain Alexander Thompson's Company. Robert Shanklin and Thomas Waddell, in Captain Francisco's Company. George Crawford and Samuel Givens, James Allen and Robert McMagham between bounds of Companies of Captains Alex. Thompson, Israel Christian, Abram Smith, Rob. Scott, Ludwick Francisco, from thence to Swift Run Gap. Samuel Henderson and John Anderson to divide into precincts. Robert Hooks and Patrick Frazier, in Captain Robert Scott's Company.
- Vol. 2 - 1759- Processioners Appointed - Page 269.--Alex. Crawford, Michael Hogshead, in Capt. George Moffett's Company. John Thompson and Alex. Stuart in Capt. Alex. Thompson's Company. Joans Henderson, Andrew Russell, in Capt. Robert Breakinridge's Company. Alex. Blair and John Melcom, in Capt. Daniel Smith's Company.
- Vol. 2 - Page 486.--22d November, 1771: Following have been elected Vestrymen, qualify and subscribe to be conformable to the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England, viz: William Bowyer, Alex. McClenachan, Archibald Huston, Daniel Smith, Alex. Thompson, Michael Bowyer, John McClenachan, Samuel McDowel, John Gratton. (Note: this was most likely this Alexander Thompson, since he would have been an older man of standing within Augusta County).
- Page 500.--31st March, Ano Domino, 1772. Jane Patterson's will, formerly wife of John Patterson--To son, William Patterson; to son, James Patterson's son John; to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter, Mary; to son, Robert's daughter Jean; to son, James' daughter Jean; to daughter, Janet. Son-in-law Thomas Dixon and son James to make division. Executors, son James and son-in-law Thomas Dixon. Teste: James Gambel, Robert Gambel. Proved, 19th May, 1772, by the witnesses. Thos. Dixon refuses to execute. James qualifies (his mark) with Thomas Patterson, Alex. Thompson.
- Page 6.--19th August, 1772. John Gillmore and John Thompson's bond (with Robert Thompson and Alex. Thompson) as guardians to John Gilmore, orphan of Thomas Gilmore.
- Vol. 2 - Page 493.--16th March, 1774: Vestry met. Alex. Thomson and Michael Bowyer Wardens. Thomas Mathews removed as Sexton.
- Page 520.--18th March, 1777. Thomas Carson's will--Now enlisted in Capt. John Syms' Company of Ragulars as a soldier; Col. Alex. Thompson to take care of his pay while in service, and in case of testator's death, or being killed, then Col. T. is to give his estate to Colonel's daughter, Agness, whom testator appoints his heir. Teste: Alex. Crawford, Samuel Henry. Proved, 21st March, 1786, by the witnesses. (Note: did Thomas Carson marry Agnes, daughter of Alexander Thompson?, more research necessary).
- Page 221.--20th July, 1781. Margret (mark) Spouel's will (of Tinkling Spring)--To be buried at discretion of Alexander Thompson, Sr.; to granddaughters, Agnes, Martha, Margret, Sarah Thompson; to son-in-law, Alexander Thompson, executor. Teste: James Spence, Mary Palmer, Robert Thompson. Proved, 19th February, 1782, by Spence and Thompson. (Note: Margaret Sproul was the mother-in-law of Alexander Thompson).
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1785- page 128, Alex. Thompson, Colonel.
Information on Alexander Thompson
ALEXANDER THOMPSON SR.
Alexander, son of William, Sr., was appointed Lt. Colonel 19 May 1773 however on 19 May 1778 we find "Colonel Alexander Thompson, Colonel of the County, being called on to act, refused, and George Moffet is recommended in his place." He was recommended as a justice 16 Aug., 1769 and qualified as a Vestrymen 21 Nov., 1771. He received a license to marry in June of 1761, however the bride's name is not mentioned in any of these early records. His will was proved 24 Jan., 1804.
July 16, 1746.. "Robert McMahon and Samuel Lockhard being bound over to this Court for misbehaving themselves towards William Thomson in killing his hogs, horses, etc., and William saying he feared further damage, they gave bond for good behavior."
- ↑ Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.