Person:William Thompson (313)

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William THOMPSON
b.BET 1745 AND 1752 Ulster, , , Ireland
  • HWilliam THOMPSONBet 1745 & 1752 - 1830
  • WNancy JACKSON1751 - 1825
m. 1770
  1. Anna THOMPSON1778 - 1850
  2. Susannah THOMPSON1780 - 1860
  3. John THOMPSON1782 - 1849
  4. William J. Thompson1787 -
  5. Nancy THOMPSON1788 -
  6. James THOMPSON1789 - Bef 1830
  7. Lydia THOMPSON1791 - 1874
  8. Celia THOMPSON1796 - 1883
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] William THOMPSON
Gender Male
Alt Birth[5] ABT 1745 Ulster, Ireland
Birth[6][5] BET 1745 AND 1752 Ulster, , , Ireland
Marriage 1770 Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, USAto Nancy JACKSON
Residence[8][5] 1820 Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States
Death[7][5] 07 AUG 1830 New Garden, Russell, Virginia, USA

WILL OF WILLIAM THOMPSON Russell County, Virginia Will Book 4A, Pages 569-570 Executed 05 Oct 1830 In the name of God, Amen. I, William Thompson, of Russell County, and Commonwealth of Virginia, being weak in body by reason of sickness, age and infirmity, but perfect in mind and memory, thanks be to God for all mercies, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament, that is to say:

Principally I first recommend my soul unto God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a decent Christian manner and form without pomp or vanity at the descretion of my executor in hope of joyful resurection by the Almighty power of God, and as for what worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me within this life I give and bequeath in the manner following - first I request all my lawful debts to be punctually paid - Item: I give my granddaughter, Nancy fletcher choice of all my beds that is to say one, and her choice furniture sufficient for one bed and choice bed sted and looking glass and corner cupboard and one half of my dresser ware and one half of what belongs to the inside of my cupboard it must be equal divided, but give her choice -

Item I give to my daughter, Anna Combs, once Thompson, one dollar

Item I give to my daughter Susannah Crabtree once Thompson my plantation I live on now, and milly and sal to remain on the platation under her care and be comfortably maintained and not abused and never sold

Item I give to my son John Thompson one Negro boy called Ben

Item I give to my son William Thompson one Negro boy called Sam

Item I give to my daughter Nancy Smith once Thompson the money when collected that my negro boy will bring, and him to be sold on twelve months credit the same money her to have for her own benefit the same boy by the name of Peter.

Item I give to my son James Thompson one Negro boy by the name of Daniel and saddle, and all my wareing clothes

Item I give to my daughter Lydia Musick once Thompson one dollar

Item Igive to my daughter Celie Fletcher once Thompson one Negro boy named Nelson

Item I give to my daughters Anna Combs Lydia Musick and Celia Fletcher the ballance of my household furniture after Nancy Fletcher taking her choice as before mentioned, the balance of my dresser ware and cupboard ware what Nancy Fletcher does not take to be equal divided among the three Anna Combs Lydia Musick and Celia Fletcher.

I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint Wm Thompson my son to be my executor to this my last Will and him to have the ballance of my personal estate sold on twelve months credit and despose of the money where he sees the most need, ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will, revoking disannulling all and every other will or bequeath'd by me made confirming this the last in witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

his William X Thompson (Seal) mark Signed seal'd & delivered in the presence of us

Richard Jackson Jacob Helms

Virginia: At a court held for Russell County the 5th day of October 1830: This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of William Thompson deceased, and proven by the oaths of Richard Jackson and Jacob Helms the two subsribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

Teste James P. Carrell C.R.C.

At a Court held for Russell County the 2nd day of November 1830: On the motion of William Thompson junr. Executor named in this Will of William Thompson senr. deceased who took the oath of an Executor, and together with Joseph Shoemaker and John Johnson his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said William Thompson for obtaining probat of the said Will in due form.

Teste James P. Carrell C.R.C.

Thompson Family 1771 , Russell County, Virginia Source: Michael A. Dye, 1998, From: http://www.rootsweb.com/~varussel/families/thompson/index.html

The Thompson Family of Russell County, Virginia Compiled by Michael A. Dye The Thompson brothers, John, Richard and William were among the early settlers of the New Garden area of what is now Russell County, Virginia. Records indicate that they settled there as early as 1771. When the Thompson family came to the New Garden area, it was still a vast wilderness. The settlers of the area were confronted by hostile Indians who carried out frequent and savage attacks against them. In 1774, to protect these settles, three companies of militia were organized with Captain William Russell commanding the unit responsible for protecting the lower Clinch Valley. About the same time, the Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, ordered that several forts be built in the area. Indian attacks continued, however, and Governor Dunmore finally decided to take military action against them. This short war, known as Dunmore's War, was fought wholly by Virginians in 1774. The high point was the battle of Point Pleasant on 10 Oct 1774, in which more than two hundred men from Russell County were involved. William Russell, David Looney and Daniel Smith commanded companies containing Russell County men. Daniel Boone, Michael Stoner and David Gass served as scouts. In the battle, the troops were attacked at sunrise by the Indians. Fierce fighting continued throughout the day. At nightfall, the Indians withdrew having been defeated by the frontiersmen. Richard and William Thompson were among the roster of soldiers that took part in the battle of Point Pleasant. In December, 1785, a petition was signed requesting that then Washington county, Virginia be divided in two and that a line be drawn along Clinch Mountain as the dividing point. Thus Russell County was formed. The Thompson brothers were among the signers of the petition. At the first Russell County court, held on 9 May 1786, John Thompson was appointed a County Justice. William Thompson was appointed as Captain in the county militia and John Thompson an ensign. John Thompson moved to Tennesse about the year 1812, but returned about the time of his brother Richards death in 1816. In Richard's will, it identifies his daughter Isabella. A subsequent lawsuit between Richard's children and their uncle John identifies two additional children of Richard, Abner and Nancy, wife of John Hibbard. Depositions taken during the suit also identify John, Richard and William as being brothers. Abner later settled in eastern Kentucky. It appears that John died after 1820, probably in Russell County. It is through William Thompson that most of the known Thompson descendants trace their lineage. William was born about 1752. He married Nancy Jackson, the daughter of Jacob and Lydia Jackson about 1770, possibly in Fincastle County, Virginia. Nancy died about 1825, probably in Russell County. William died about August or September, 1830. His will was signed on 7 Aug 1830 and proven on 5 Oct 1830. In William's Will, it identifies eight children: Anna m: William Combs, Susannah m: Solomon Crabtree, John m: Viginia "Jane" Fletcher, William, Jr. m: Catherine Sherman, Nancy m: Elijah Smith, James m: Mary Smith, Lydia m: Elexious Musick and Celia Thompson married: James Fletcher. This is a very large database, with over 5,000 individuals and 1,700 familiy group sheets. Many Russell County families are descended from the original Thompson family. This should be a benefit to anyone researching the Thompson family or their related lines. Click here to view a list of surnames.

Siblings of Richard The heirs of Richard Thompson D'd - William Thompson his brother, John Thompson his brother, Margaret Thompson his sister who intermarried with Russell Duty - Elizabeth Elam wife of William Elam, Sally Elam wife of John Elam D'd sisters - William Emmett, Lucinda Emmett, children of James Emmet by Rachel Thompson his wife (sister) William Evans [Note: the name William Evans appears to be scratched out] - John, William, Richard, Betsy Ferrel & Sally, Patsy, Ferrell Evans, children of Martha Thompson D'd by two husbands William Ferrel & William Evans D'd (sister), John, Betsy, Richard now D'd, Thompson, Anna married to John Robinson, Rebecca married to William Robinson, Leana - children of Susannah Thompson D'd by William Johnston D'd. Sister. To further clear this up, here are the Thompson siblings I now have and who they married: 1. John Thompson (He had a wife, but I don't have her name yet) 2. Richard Thompson who had three children by Mildred Short 3. William Thompson md. Nancy Jackson 4. Margaret Thompson md. 1) William Roman & 2) Russell Duty 5. Elizabeth Thompson md. William Elam 6. Sally Thompson md. John Elam 7. Rachel Thompson md. James Emmet 8. Martha Thompson md. 1) William Ferrell & 2) William Evans 9. Susannah Thompson md. William Johnson These families were all present in early Russell Co. John, Richard and William Thompson, William Elam, William Evans (William Ferrell was already deceased, killed by Indians in 1778) and William Johnson all signed the petition to form RCV This document also brings together once and for all another point. It has been long debated whether the John Thomson who died in Halifax Co., NC in 1760 was the father of the three Thompson brothers. I think this information should put this to rest, as the John Thomson of Halifax Co. was NOT the father of the Russell Co. Thompsons. However, now that we have the nine Russell Co. Thompson siblings, maybe finding their real parents may be possible. The Washington, Montgomery or Botetourt Co. records may hold the answer. Parents: General William T. THOMPSON and Nancy JACKSON.

References
  1. Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.;).

    Death date: 7 August 1830Death place: New Garden, Russell, VA, USA

  2. Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14;)
    Year: 1820; Census Place: Lebanon, Russell, Virginia; Roll: M33_141; Page: 156; Image: 171.

    Residence date: 1820Residence place: Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States

  3. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv;)
    Source number: 18801.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: WAY.

    Birth date: 1752Birth place: IrMarriage date: 1770Marriage place: VA

  4. Ancestry Family Trees. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;)
    Ancestry Family Trees.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;)
    Database online.

    Record for William Thompson

  6. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv;)
    Source number: 18801.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: WAY.

    Birth date: 1752Birth place: IrMarriage date: 1770Marriage place: VA

  7. Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.;).

    Death date: 7 August 1830Death place: New Garden, Russell, VA, USA

  8. Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14;)
    Year: 1820; Census Place: Lebanon, Russell, Virginia; Roll: M33_141; Page: 156; Image: 171.

    Residence date: 1820Residence place: Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States