The Thompson Family

  David Thompson, his wife Nancy (Touchstone), and one son, Joel Phillip Thompson, were among the white settlers who fled (around 1810) to Fort Mims in south Alabama near the Alabama River because of the unrest of the Indians. The Red Sticks had captured some slaves, but one of them escaped, ran to Fort Mims and told Colonel Beasley that the Red Sticks were on the warpath and were near. He had seen them in their war-paint. Beasley did not believe the slave was telling the truth. Therefore, he was repaid for his kindness with a whipping.

  David, his wife and son Joel Phillip, slipped out and left on one horse. They rode through woods all night and did not stop to rest until they had reached Womack Hill. After resting awhile they went on to Pushmataha, where they stayed until they moved to Wimberley community where they lived out their lives and were buried.

Issue of David Thompson and Nancy Touchstone were:

1. Joel Phillip Thompson, b. abt. 1807
2. Wade H. Thompson, b. abt. 1811
3. Felix Grundy Thompson, b. abt. 1814
4. Tabitha Thompson, b. abt. 1820
5. Mary Jane Thompson, b. abt. 1825
6. Mary\rquote s twin, b. abt. 1825
7. Alfred Thompson, b. abt. 1830

  The above was taken from a copy of "Our Family Lineage" page 232, by Edith Doggett and I. J. Oates. A manuscript in the special collections department of the University of Alabama. Article submitted by descendant: Mary J. Thompson-Dierdorff, of La Jolla, California. dorff1sr@aol.co