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Fayette County, Alabama

Known Descendants of
~ Nathan and Elizabeth Thompson ~

Nathan THOMPSON, b. 1775, NC (seeking info on location); d. ca 1841, Fayette Co., AL.
     m. Elizabeth WEAVER, b. 27 Sept. 1776, near Philadelphia, PA; d. 25 April 1859 (per obituary in the New Orleans Christian Advocate newspaper).
     Marriage recorded 17 Dec. 1794, Jefferson Co., TN.

Note:  The WEAVER family moved to Virginia before settling in Jefferson Co., TN.  Nathaniel (sic) THOMPSON and wife, both born 1770/1780, were recorded beside their son John on the 1840 Fayette Co. census.  In Sept. 1859, letters of administration for the estate of Nathan THOMPSON were granted to William THOMPSON of Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

Children of Nathan THOMPSON and Elizabeth WEAVER:

, b. 1797, Hawkins Co., TN.
     m. Valentine WOLFE, b. 1794 Sullivan Co., TN.

a.  William C. WOLFE, b. 1818, TN; m. Cary Ann MARCUM
b.  John Nathan WOLFE, b. 1820, TN; m. Emily Sarah (unk)
c.  Sally WOLFE, b. ca 1823, TN; m. Joshua McDANIEL
d.  Alice WOLFE, b. 1825, TN; m. Moses EADS
e.  Elizabeth WOLFE, b. 1830, TN; m. Isaac MILLER
f.  Margaret Betsy WOLFE, b. 1832, TN; m. William CORDRAY Jr.
g.  George Nicholas WOLFE, b. 16 April 1833, Hawkins Co., TN
h.  Mary WOLFE, b. 1836, TN; m. Bridgett Johanna McCUNE
i.  George WOLFE, b. 1838, IL???; m. Mary (unk) [George born probably TN]
Note:  Moved to Osage Co., MO, following death of Valentine’s father, George WOLFE Sr., whose will was proved in Hawkins Co., TN, 2 Sept. 1839.  His mother was Mary “Polly” BARE.  Children lived in Osage Co.  In 1860, Mary had 33 living grandchildren according to letter written to William Anderson Musgrove and wife, Susannah Thompson, Mary’s sister (see #3).


2. Nancy THOMPSON, b. 1800, TN.
     m. Uriah Humphries LAIN (a.k.a. LANE, LAINE), b. 1800, GA.

a.  Ialina LANE, b. 1832, AL
b.  Joseph D. LANE, b. 1834, AL
c.  Mary A. LANE, b. 1835, AL
d.  James M. LANE, b. 1838, AL
e.  Thomas B. LANE, b. 1846
Note:  Nancy THOMPSON LANE died en route from Fayette Co., AL, to AR with her son Joseph D. LANE. Uriah died supposedly under mysterious circumstances (murdered?) in Fayette Co., AL.  Lived in Walker Co., AL, before moving to Fayette Co.


3. Susannah THOMPSON, b. 6 June 1801, Hawkins Co. TN; d. 24 April 1882, Fayette Co. AL; bur. Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church, Fayette Co., AL.
     m. John Tilden MUSGROVE, b. 8 Aug. 1793, MD; d. 7 Nov. 1875, Fayette Co., AL; bur. Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church.

4. William "Billy" THOMPSON, b. 1804, TN.
     m. 1) Nancy HAM, b. 1805, NC.
     m. 2) Disa L. (unk), b. 1813, GA.

Children from marriage to Nancy:
a.  J. A. THOMPSON, b. 1824 (daughter)
b.  J. H. THOMPSON, b. 1828/30
     m. Rebecca J. (unk)
          i.  Alonza THOMPSON, b. 1855
         ii.  Mary THOMPSON, b. 1857
c.  S. J. THOMPSON, b. 1828 (daughter)
d.  William B. THOMPSON, b. 1831/34
     m. Martha A. (unk)
          i.  Jas. F. THOMPSON, b. 1854
         ii.  Charles H. THOMPSON, b. 1858
e.  Mary E. THOMPSON, b. 1834
f.  Martha C. THOMPSON, b. 1838
g.  Wiley B. THOMPSON, b. 1839
h.  Abner W. THOMPSON, b. 1841
i.  Nancy M. THOMPSON, b. 1844/45

Child from second marriage?
j.  Charles THOMPSON, b. 1860 (son or grandson
     Note:  Listed on 1870 Tuscaloosa Co., AL, census.


5. John THOMPSON, b. 1800/1810, probably TN.
     m. Charity E. HAM, b. 1808, NC.

a.  Nancy E. THOMPSON, b. 1828, AL
b.  Mary A. THOMPSON, b. 1830, AL
c.  Martha  THOMPSON, b. 1832, AL
d.  Louisa M. THOMPSON, b. 1834, AL
e.  Wm. N. THOMPSON, b. 1838, AL
f.  Susan F. THOMPSON, b. 1840, AL 
Note:  1840 Fayette Co. census shows John THOMPSON with a wife and six children.  He is dead before 1850 when Charity, a widow, is listed as head of household in 1850 Tuscaloosa Co., AL, census.  Name of Charity’s husband confirmed through her tombstone in Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, MS.


6. Elizabeth “Betty” THOMPSON, b. 1811, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1892; bur. Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Co., AL.
     m. William L. MUSGROVE (brother of John Tilden MUSGROVE ~ see #3), b. 1803, MD; d. 18 Aug. 1881; bur. Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church, Fayette Co., AL.

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This page last updated 26 Aug 2003.