Posted By:Nancy Mackow
Subject:Re: Thompson Family Vienna and Fairfax
Post Date:September 01, 2001 at 07:14:58
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Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Stanley, I live in Fairfax Co. There are 19 mentions of 11 Thompsons in Fairfax Co. in the Fairfax County, Virginia A History book. You can order the book for $25.+ 4.5% VA sales tax (make sure you order the one with the above name) at this link
Most of the mentions in that book are concerning the
Thompson's Dairy family members Theron, a Quaker who
immigrated to the Mt. Vernon area of Fairfax Co. from NY in
1869, and his sons, John, Egbert, Daniel, and Arthur. Do these names sound like your ancestors? I must say that the Mt. Vernon area is the opposite side of the county from Vienna, so I am unsure, but that would be a big coincidence if it was two different Thompsons, both in the dairy business! Could the book or you be wrong about the location? Earlier there is a Jonah Thompson, who in 1808 organized construction of the Washington and Alexandria Turnpike, and a Josiah, who was a treasurer of the Little River Turnpike in 1817. Hope this helps. Let me know.
Nancy in Fairfax Co.