m. ABT 1750
Facts and Events
There are 51 vital records available on MyHeritage for Mary 'Polly' 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.
One source (listed below) has Mary Thompson listed as a daughter of James Thompson and Elizabeth Lyle, but based upon other sources including "Notable Southern Families" by Zella Armstrong, her parents are more probably William Thompson and Elizabeth Lyle.
ID: I2390 Name: Mary Lyle Thompson Sex: F Birth: 1 NOV 1758 in County Antrim, Ireland Death: MAR 1797 Note: Mary (Polly) Thompson was a widow. She and Samuel Wear had six children before she died about 1801 (according to the "Autobiogaphy and Reminiscences of Nathan Wilkinson". Samuel Wear than married Mary Gillian, daughter of John and Margaret Gillian. This would seem to conflict with the statement found in "East Tennessee Pioneers", by Edwards and Roberts, that, "Col. samuel Wear married 1st Mary Thompson on Nov. 2, 1779 in Rockbridge Co., Va. Her mother's written consent and the marriage bond are on file there." (p. 17).
Father: James Thompson Mother: Elizabeth Lyle
Marriage 1 Samuel Wear b: 26 FEB 1753 in Augusta County, Virginia Married: 2 NOV 1779 in Rockbridge Co VA Children
Elizabeth Wear b: 4 OCT 1780 Robert Wear b: 4 NOV 1781 Rebecca Wear b: 28 OCT 1787 Samuel Wear , Jr. b: 16 APR 1790 John Wear b: 14 MAR 1793 Mary Wear b: 10 SEP 1795