Posted By:Fred O'Hair
Subject:Martha (Patsy Ann) Thompson, Andrew Washington O'Hair, Edgar County, Illinois
Post Date:March 12, 2009 at 20:58:54
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Forum:Edgar County, IL Genealogy Forum
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I'm a descendant of Andrew Washington O'Hair and Martha (Patsy Ann) Thompson. I have read that they were married in 1835 in Edgar County, Illinois. Martha was born in 1815 in Tennessee, possibly in Knox County.

About 1839 they moved to Texas. Their children's names were Sarah(or Sally), John, Amanda, Robert, William W., Eleanor, Nancy, and Margaret(Tennessee).

I have seen in an index to Edgar County deeds that there was an Amanda Thompson who was granted land by Joel S. Biggs in 1865. Since Amanda is not as common a given name as some of the others, I have wondered if she could have been kin to my ancestor Martha Thompson O'Hair.

Also, some of the other children of A.W. O'Hair and Martha Thompson could be named after Thompson relatives.

Additionally, another Martha Thompson deeded land in 1868 in Edgar County to John W. O'Hair, a relative of Andrew Washington O'Hair. I have ordered the microfilm for these deeds, but they haven't come in yet.

I have heard that there is a marriage record for Martha Thompson and A.W. O'Hair. Does anyone know if any of Martha's relatives are mentioned on it?

Does anyone know who Martha Thompson O'Hair's parents or any other relatives are, or, where they were from?

Andrew Washington O'Hair came from Floyd County, Kentucky where his father Michael O'Hair died. I think that the part of Floyd that the O'Hairs lived in may have later become Wolfe County.

On the 1820 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, are some Thompsons:


I think that it is possible that these Thompsons are related to Martha Thompson O'Hair since they lived in the same county in Kentucky at the same time as my O'Hair ancestors.

Any help is greatly appreciated, and if I can help anyone else, I would be glad to do so.

Fred M. O'Hair