Posted By:J Christiansen
Subject:Re: Thomas Thompson
Post Date:November 22, 2012 at 17:55:02
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Forum:Norway Genealogy Forum
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Okay, here’s that census from Mandal that was missing in my post above.

1865 in Mandal
Thomas Thomassen 45 born in Mandal
Karen Tomine Thomassen 43 born in Mandal
Nicoline Mathilde Thomassen 12 born in Mandal
Thomas Eid Thomassen 10 son, born in Mandal
Torje Marie Thomassen 10 daughter, born in Mandal
Knud Rudolph Fischer Thomassen 5, born in Mandal
Nicolay Marcelius Thomassen 2 born in Mandal
Maren Marie Thomassen 2 born in Mandal
Oline Thomassen 58 unmarried
Adolph Mathinius Thomassen 31 unmarried, SEAMAN
Ane Elesabet Nielsen 23, unmarried, servant

I believe your Thomas Thompson had a father Thomas Thompson and mother Anne Maloney/Mahoney per death cert (hard to read). But I distrusted that name as being his mother, since his wife’s mother is almost the same name (makes it seem like a mistake). Are we going on that hypothesis - that Anne Maloney/Mahoney is not necessarily his mother?

If one thinks the name "Anne" could be right, then there is only one mother ANNE in the short list of five boys. BUT I think that if the name is wrong, it's wrong - there's no reason his mother would be Anne.

Anyway, I'm interested in your ideas about this.