m. ABT 1750
m. SEP 1786
m. AFT 1791
Facts and Events
There are 24 vital records available on MyHeritage for Jane Thompson, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
Much of the family history for Jane Thompson is obtained (or inferred) from a statement made by her mother in a 1796 deposition. From this we learn that Jane was was born in County Atrim, Ireland in 1761. She migrated to America with her mother, two sisters, and perhaps her father.  In anycase, the three girls apparently married in America; where in America is not clear. By the time of her mothers statement, Jane, her mother Elizabeth, her sister Esther (wife of John McSpadden) were living in Jefferson County, while her other sister Mary (wife of Samuel Weir) was living in Sevier County, TN.
Jane had initially married James Walker, son of Samuel Walker and Jane Patterson, His parents had settled in the Natural Bridge area of modern Rockbridge County in the 1750's, and remained there the rest of their lives. It is likely that this is where Jane and James met and married in 1786. It is not clear whether this couple remained in the Rockbridge area, or moved to Tennessee after marriage. In any event he had died by 1792, and Jane shortly thereafter remarried to widower Andrew Cowan in Jefferson County, TN. It is possible that the move to Tennessee occurred after her husbands death, in the company of her mother, and elder sister Esther, who had married John McSpadden, as all three were in Jefferson County by this time.
See Disambiguation:Jane Thompson for an inventory of persons by this name on this site.