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Fayette County, Alabama

~ John M. Thompson Family ~



1. John M. THOMPSON b. 15 Sep 1818, AL, m. ca 1842, in Fayette Co., AL, Nancy M. VAN HOOSE, b. 13 Feb 1825, AL, (daughter of John Van Hoose and Jane -----) d. 22 Jan 1914, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  John died 07 Dec 1878, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [1].

Children of John Thompson and Nancy Van Hoose:

i Rebecca Ann THOMPSON b. 1843, Fayette Co., AL, d. 1917, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.
2. ii Martha Louiza THOMPSON b. 25 Jan 1848.

 iii Luvenia THOMPSON b. ca 1850, Fayette Co., AL, md./d. before 1870.
3. iv Virginia Hill THOMPSON b. 30 Sep 1853.
4. v Cornelia Josephine THOMPSON b. 07 May 1856.
5. vi Susan Elizabeth "Susie" THOMPSON b. 05 Feb 1859.
6.
vii Mary ALICE THOMPSON b. 09 Jan 1862, Fayette Co., AL.
NOTE: Although there is some speculation that John THOMPSON married Nancy JEFFERSON or Nancy HAM, the evidence proves that she was in fact the daughter of John and Jane VAN HOOSE (VANHOOSE) and an heir of Valentine "Felty" VAN HOOSE.  John M. THOMPSON was appointed administrator of the estate of Jane VAN HOOSE in 1856, claiming "that his wife Nancy M. and Sarah J. McGILL are the heirs and only heirs of said Estate known to him / the latter being a minor heir and both residing in the County of Fayette" [2].  The estate comprised 80 acres identified as SWNE Section 22 and SWNW Section 23 of Township 15S, Range 12W.  This property, located about three miles north of Fayette Court House, had been patented to a John VANHOOSE "of Lauderdale County" in October 1834 [3].  During probate proceedings on Valentine VAN HOOSE's estate in 1851, Mr. THOMPSON represented his children, "who are heirs of said Estate." [4]

John M. THOMPSON received a federal land patent in April 1848 for nearly 40 acres in Sec. 3, Twp. 15S, Range 12W [3].  He was recorded on the 1850 US census of Fayette County with real property valued at $250 [p. 38].  Other members of his household at this time included his wife Nancy M. and two daughters: Rebeka A. and Martha L.  Mr. THOMPSON acquired additional federal lands comprising more than 240 acres in Sec. 2 & Sec. 10, Twp. 15S, Range 13W, in June 1858 [3].


Second Generation

2. Martha Louiza THOMPSON b. 25 Jan 1848, Fayette Co., AL, m. 06 Feb 1868, in Fayette Co., AL, James Monroe FOSTER, b. 20 Jul 1845, Fayette Co., AL, (son of Rev. Anthony Edward Foster and Mary A. King) d. 05 Nov 1907, Thorn, Chickasaw Co., MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Reid, Calhoun Co., MS.  Martha died 23 Aug 1933, Reid, MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery [5, 6, 7, 8].

Children of Martha Thompson and James Foster:
i Orlando Jefferson FOSTER b. 08 Dec 1868, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1897, in Chickasaw Co., MS, Alice KENDRICK, b. 03 Apr 1872, Union Co., SC, (daughter of William M.R. Kendrick and Mary Frances Gordan) d. 26 Feb 1946, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS.  Orlando died 02 Jul 1951, Eupora, Webster Co., MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
ii Ella Colysto FOSTER b. 13 Oct 1870, Fayette Co., AL, m. (1) ca 1895, in Chickasaw Co., MS, Solomon Isaiah "Sol" ANDERSON, b. 23 Sep 1842, SC, d. 03 Dec 1910, MS, bur. Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS, m. (2) ca 1912, Alfred Kinerd MIXON, b. 23 Jan 1885, MS, d. 25 Apr 1965, bur. Ellzey Cemetery.  Ella died 27 Oct 1953, Thorn, Chickasaw Co., MS, bur. Ellzey Cemetery.
iii Mary Myrtle "Molly" FOSTER b. 18 Dec 1872, Fayette Co., AL, m. 26 Apr 1899, in Chickasaw Co., MS, Bolin Commodore LANCASTER, b. 24 Jul 1856, SC, d. 19 Jul 1934, Chickasaw Co., MS.  Mary died 26 May 1918, Anchor, Chickasaw Co., MS, bur. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Woodland, Chickasaw Co., MS.
iv John Anthony FOSTER b. 01 Aug 1876, Fayette Co., AL, m. 18 Oct 1903, in Chickasaw Co., MS, Annie Josephine VAUGHN, d. before 1920.  John died 05 Apr 1936, Reid, Calhoun Co., MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Reid, MS.
v Maggie FOSTER b. 04 Mar 1880, Fayette Co., AL, d. 21 Apr 1898, Thorn, Chickasaw Co., MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS.
vi Mattie Tierce FOSTER b. 30 Jan 1883, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1903, in MS, David Clark "Dave" KELLUM, b. 01 Dec 1880, MS, d. 11 Sep 1931, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Reid, Calhoun Co., MS.  Mattie died 09 Feb 1946, Reid, MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
vii Dora ALICE FOSTER b. 15 Sep 1885, Fayette Court House, Fayette Co., AL, m. 17 Dec 1913, in Thorn, Chickasaw Co., MS, James Thomas HANNAFORD, b. 31 Jul 1875, MS, d. 23 Dec 1950, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Reid, Calhoun Co., MS.  Alice died 21 Sep 1953, Reid, MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
viii Zada FOSTER b. 12 Sep 1888, Fayette Co., AL, d. 17 Jul 1898, Thorn, Chickasaw Co., MS, bur. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Reid, Calhoun Co., MS.



3. Virginia Hill THOMPSON b. 30 Sep 1853, Fayette Co., AL, m. 17 Oct 1872, in Fayette Co., AL, Elijah William DODSON, b. 25 Aug 1850, Fayette Co., AL, (son of Horace Dodson and Mary South) d. 15 Feb 1925, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Virginia died 22 Oct 1929, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [1, 9].

Children of Virginia Thompson and Elijah Dodson:
i Zora Ethel DODSON b. 29 Sep 1873, Fayette Co., AL, m. 30 Jan 1888, in Fayette Co., AL, Marion Pinkney "Pink" TURNER, b. 20 Jul 1866, Fayette Co., AL, (son of John Milton Turner and Frances E. Poore) d. 13 Apr 1938, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Zora died 26 Mar 1948, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [10].
ii Virginia Isabella DODSON b 22 Jan 1876, Fayette Co., AL, m. 07 Aug 1907, in Fayette Co., AL, Christopher Columbus "Lum" STAMPS, b. 1866, AL, (son of John Stamps and Jane Berry) d. 28 Mar 1950, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Virginia died 24 Feb 1961, bur. Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
 iii John Horace DODSON b. 01 Aug 1878, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1910, in Fayette Co., AL, Mary Chloe -----, b. ca 1894, AL.  John died 05 Jan 1928, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, bur. McCormick Cemetery (?).
iv William Thomas DODSON b. Feb 1881, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1905, in Fayette Co., AL, Edith E. -----, b. 12 Mar 1889, AL, d. Oct 1976, Fayette Co., AL.  William died 1965, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
v Mary Nancy "Mollie" DODSON b. 11 Jan 1884, Fayette Co., AL, m. 15 Aug 1901, in Fayette Co., AL, Amasar TRIMM, b. 18 May 1881, Fayette Co., AL, (son of James Alfred Trimm and Mary Rainwater) d. 10 Mar 1930, Berry, Fayette Co., AL.  Mary died 04 Jun 1972, Dora, Walker Co., AL [11].
vi Sarah Elizabeth DODSON b. 03 Feb 1887, Fayette Co., AL, d. 21 Dec 1899, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL
vii Minnie Louise DODSON b. 31 Dec 1889, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1905, in Fayette Co., AL, Oliver Lee BOBO, b. 1880, AL, (son of James Bobo and Pauline Moore) d. 19 Dec 1955, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Minnie died 15 Mar 1975, Marion Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

4. Cornelia Josephine THOMPSON b. 05 Jul 1856, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1880, in Fayette Co., AL, John William DODSON, b. 16 Nov 1853, Fayette Co., AL, (son of Reuben Andrew Jackson Dodson and Mary Adeline Thompson) d. 12 Mar 1930, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Cornelia died 13 Jun 1921, near Winfield, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [1, 12].

Children of Cornelia Thompson and John Dodson:
i Charles M. DODSON b. May 1882, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1907, in Fayette Co., AL, Gertrude WHITLEY, b. 13 Nov 1890, AL, d. 28 Mar 1926, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Fayette City Cemetery.
ii ou FLORENCE DODSON (f) b. 26 Jun 1885, Fayette Co., AL, m. Walter B. MUSGROVE, b. 1873, d. 1944, bur. Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Florence died 11 Feb 1966, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
iii Alice E. DODSON b. Jan 1888, Fayette Co., AL.
iv
Nancy Adeline "Nannie" DODSON b. 15 Nov 1890, Fayette Co., AL, m. (---) COUCH.  Nancy died 26 Jun 1968, Winfield, Marion Co., AL.
v
Dora Belle DODSON b. Jan 1893, Fayette Co., AL.
vi
Vandiver DODSON b. Feb 1895, Fayette Co., AL.
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(Daughter) DODSON b. 22 Sep 1897, Fayette Co., AL, d. 23 Sep 1897, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.

 

5. Susan Elizabeth "Susie" THOMPSON b. 05 Feb 1859, Fayette Co., AL, m. 07 Oct 1877, in Fayette Co., AL, Aurelius LOTTIE WHITE, b. 08 Apr 1853, Coosa Co., AL, (son of Medey Lafayette White and Clary M. Trawick) d. 16 May 1928, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Susan died 11 Jul 1927, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery [1, 13].

Children of Susan Thompson and Lottie White:
i Phena Elizabeth (Cora J.) WHITE b. Nov 1878, Fayette Co., AL.
ii Jonas Winston WHITE b. 05 Apr 1883, Fayette Co., AL, m. 04 Apr 1908, Fayette Co., AL, Lucy Ann BALLINGER, b. ca 1889, AL.  Jonas died 04 Oct 1951, AL.
iii Ila O. WHITE b. May 1886, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1907, in Fayette Co., AL, Harvey A. GARTMAN, b. 14 Jan 1885, AL, (son of Harvey A. Gartman and Liza Jane Barnes) d. 27 Sep 1970, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.  Ila d. 25 Apr 1918, Fayette, AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
iv James FRANK WHITE b. 19 Jan 1889, Fayette Co., AL, d. 24 Oct 1909, Fayette Co., AL, bur. Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL. 
v Marcus THORNTON WHITE b. 19 Oct 1891, Fayette Co., AL, m. ca 1917, in Fayette Co., AL, Sarah Carrie BALLINGER, b. 07 Oct 1899, AL, d. 30 Apr 1988, Fayette Co., AL.  Thornton died 09 Jul 1974, Fayette, Fayette Co., AL.

 

6. Mary ALICE THOMPSON b. 09 Jan 1862, Fayette Co., AL, m. Franklin B. "Frank" McGILL, b. 05 Mar 1861, AL, (son of John M. McGill and Mary Jane Bruton) d. 30 Apr 1948, Vernon, Lamar Co., AL, bur. Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Vernon, AL.  Alice died 04 Dec 1931, Vernon, AL, bur. Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery.



Please send additions/corrections to:
Bobby J. Wadsworth


SOURCES:
1. "Old Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery", Fayette Co., AL
2. Fayette Probate 1A:610.  Fayette County Clerk's office, Fayette, AL
3. "The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site"
4. Fayette Probate Minutes 1:12.  Fayette County Clerk's office, Fayette, AL
5. Cecil W. Hannaford of Dunwoody, GA, descendant report, 23 May 2003.
6. Shannon Byrd, "Byrd, Sims, Black, May, Foster, etc.", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 17 Jan 2002
7. Jennifer White, "Family File", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 31 Oct 2001
8. "Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery", Calhoun Co., MS  [Some of these dates conflict with those that appear in sources 5, 6 & 7]
9. Lissa Johnston, "Descendants of John Box", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 13 May 2003
10. Peggy Shaw, "Alabama and Georgia Families", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 16 Jun 2004.
11. Virginia Estes Kimbrell, "Ginny's Family Tree", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 20 Apr 2003
12. Gail Bice, "Roberts-Farey Tree", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 17 Sep 2000
13. Max Kull, "Alabama Kulls and Related Families", RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, 16 May 2003.
18 May 2003  |  31 Jul 2009
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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