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Dr. James Raphael Thompson
 

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Ruth Washam Mackey      Wadsworth Family
 


Dr. James Raphael Thompson
c1825 - 1876

Dr. Thompson was born c 1825 in Kentucky and died in 1876 in Matagorda County, Texas. He married Catherine Elinor Wadsworth (1839 - 1865) on September 25, 1860 in Matagorda County. They had a son, Albert Thompson c 1863. Catherine died on March 18, 1865.

He married second Annie E. Wilkinson, daughter of Ann Wilkinson, on October 9, 1866. Their children were Owen and Ellen.

1850 Census - Catahoula Parish, Louisiana - possible listing for 1850
James Thompson, age 25, b KY, M D. living in Robert H. Hanna, M. D.

1860 Census - Matagorda County
J. R. Thompson, age 35, b KY, Physician

1870 Census - Matagorda County
James R. Thompson, age 45, b KY, Doctor
Ann Thompson, age 30, b TX
Albert Thompson, age 7, b TX
Owen Thompson, age 2, b TX
Ellen Thompson, age 3 mos (March), b TX
Robert Miller, age 50, b VA, Gardner
Nancy North, age 16, b VA, House Servant

These two baptism records appear in the Christ Church records. If they are the children of Dr. and Ann Thompson, they must have died by 1880 as they don't appear on the census with Ann. Ellen, who was 3 mos in 1870 does not appear in 1880, either.
Helen Alvey Thompson, possible daughter of Dr. J. R. and A. E. Thompson (Caney) was born April 29, 1870.

James Frederick Thompson, possible son of Dr. James R. & Annie E. Thompson, was born November 17, 1873 "Caney" and was baptized July 17, 1874 "Caney."

1880 Census - Matagorda County, Texas
Annie Thompson, age 40, b TX
Owen Thompson, age 11, b TX
Mirtle Thompson, age 4, b TX

Dr. James R. Thompson practiced in Matagorda County during the plantation era. A document has survived which records his services to William Gray Warren and the people of his plantation. The portion contained here lists the care for Mr. Warren's slaves. Dr. Thompson had to travel about 25 miles from Matagorda by horseback or buggy to reach the plantation. His mileage charge was $3.00.
 

1863

For Medical Services tendered family.   His total bill for the year was $92.

Dec. 30th

To visit and mileage self

$3.00
Dec. 30th

Consultation Dr. Fry

10.00
Dec. 31st

To visit and mileage self

3.00
Dec. 31st

Catheterizing at various times

5.00
 

From Jan 1st to date

$21.00
1864

Medical Services tendered on "Caney Plantation

 
March 8th

To visit, mileage, cauterize arm Charlotte

$4.00
 

Made five more visits that March for Charlotte

20.00
April 5

To visit, mileage, amputate fingers Julia's boy

5.00
April 14th

To visit, mileage Milly and exam for Daninam

8.00
April 16th

To visit, mileage Ellen and Ben

4.00
April 17th

To visit, Harriet & Cupping

7.00
April 17th

To visit, evening, Ellen, Harriett & Cora

5.00
April 18th

To visit, mileage, HArriet, Patsy & Mary's baby

5.00
April 18th

To visit, mileage, Harriet & Polly, John

5.00
April 28th

To visit, mileage, Sam

3.00
April 29th

To visit, mileage, Patsy and Mary's baby

5.00
May 2nd

To visit, mileage, Ida & Levi

6.00
May 3rd

To visit, mileage, Ida & Levi

6.00
May 3rd

Prescription Rose, Cilla & Betsy's babe

6.00
May 4th

Prescription Rose and Cilla

5.00
May 4th

Visit & mileage Sam, Pat, Levi & Betsy babe

5.00
May 5th

Visit Sam, Pat, Levi, Cilla and Rose

7.00
 

(visited the next three days for the above

21.00
May 9th-13th

Visit for above plus Alice and Jacob

27.00

 


Dr. James Raphael Thompson
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham



Matagorda Cemetery
 


Catherine Elinor Thompson
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 


Louisa Warren Thompson
Died November 24, 1862 at 18 months of age
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 

Annie Wadsworth Thompson
Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham


 
 

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