|Posted By:||Nancy Mackow|
|Subject:||Re: Thompson Family Vienna and Fairfax|
|Post Date:||September 01, 2001 at 07:14:58|
|Forum:||Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum|
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.