Posted By:Brett Compton
Subject:Re: Elihue Compton and Lydia Mullins
Post Date:April 22, 2012 at 17:11:03
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Forum:Dickenson County, VA Genealogy Forum
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That is correct up to James. Beyond James (born abt. 1750) we do not know his father. This James signed up for the Revolution while living in Maryland, then ended up after the war in Caswell County, NC. In his application for pension, we find his family was large and moved around a lot. He ended up dying in Russell County in 1832.

His son David, (born 1786) stated in Russell County records he was the second son of James Compton. We have been unable to figure out his first son. I have speculated it was my Jeremiah Sr. At James' estate sale in Russell County, Jeremiah is the first person listed. Also the houses of David and Jeremiah were very close, both lived on Thompson Creek just outside of present day Honaker.

If you know a male descendant of your Richard J Compton we would love to have a DNA sample from this line. I suspect it would match very closely to mine.