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John Thompson b.1765 NC, TN
Posted by: Tom Heinze Date: July 26, 2000 at 20:24:02
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This first part is from an abstract of John Thompson's revolutionary war pension application S21534 N.C- Rhea Co, TN Sept 23,1834. My notes are in parentheses.

John Thompson was born b.May 18,1765, Roan (Rowan) Co, NC. Later he moved from there with his father (James) to what was then called the western frontier of NC now known as Hawkins Co, TN. He later moved to Rhea Co, TN. (After this he moved to Ten Mile, Meigs Co where he lived with his wife Sarra next to the Levi H. Knight family. The property was left by John's son Jesse Thompson for his parents to live upon and at their deaths it was to revert to Jesse's sisters.)

John Thompson had enlisted as a volunteer for nine months sometime in the summer or fall of 1781 under Capt. Robert Kyle to guard the frontier settlements and was stationed at Hickory Cove. He volunteered again in the fall of 1782 for three months in a horse company under Capt. Joseph Martin. (John Thompson who was commissioned by John Sevier of Hawkins Co to Lt. in Oct 1796 and Capt. in Sept 1798 may or may not have been this one.)

Evidently his father's bible was in possession of his sisters in Rhea Co and it was recorded that he was born May 18,1765, Roan (Rowan) Co, NC. (Has anyone seen a copy of the bible entries? This sister was living in Rhea Co about Sept 1834. My best guess would be Jane Thompson Breeding, widow of Abiram aka Byrum Breeding. She died May 23, 1844 in Rhea Co.)

[The following information is from various sources.]

In 1790 James Thompson and John Thompson appear on the list of voters in an election for the congressional representative on the Western District of North Carolina. John Sevier was one of the candidates.

I have been piecing together descendants of John Thompson and his wife Sarra Price from their family bible entries (bought 1803) and many Rhea and Meigs Co, TN references. I want to ask cousins to please contact me if they find any mistakes or if they have a history of hemophilia in their family lines. Sarra Price was a hemophila carrier and their was a 50-50 chance that any of her daughters would have been carriers or that her sons would have been hemophiliacs. According to a handwritten family circle from my great-aunt Tula, Sarra was from Dover. Sarra had a mole with a hair in the middle of it on her chin that was carried through the family line as well as the hemophilia. I am a descendant of Isaac Preston Knight who was a hemophiliac.

My composite from the bible listings for John and Sarra are:
John Thompson m 5 Nov 1787 Sarra Price, both b 1765
Sarra (Sarah) b. 9 Feb 1765 d. 16 Sept 1840 75 yrs, 6 m, 7days
              wife of John Mromkiend Thompson
John b.18 May 1765 d.16 May 1839 (or d. 6 or 18 May 1939) age 74
(These dates match the Thompson Cemetery listing in Rhea Co where they are buried, except for John's date of death.)

I will only list two generations of descendants with their dates of birth on this posting.

1 John Thompson aka: John Mromkiend Thompson b: May 18, 1765 in Rowan Co, NC
..+Sarra Price aka: Sarah Price b: February 09, 1765 in of Dover, DE?
..2 Jesse Thompson b: September 10, 1788 in TN
....+Jane W. Looney aka: Jean Looney b: July 09, 1789
........3 Elizabeth N. Thompson aka: Elizabeth A. Thompson b: November 22, 1810
...........+James Ingo Cash II b: February 18, 1801 in near Jonesboro, Washington Co, TN
........3 Absalom Logan Thompson b: 1813 in TN
...........+Susanna Elizabeth West b: 1818 in TN
..........*2nd Wife of Absalom Logan Thompson:              
...........+Vesta A. Price aka: Lavesta or Avesta Creed McNabb b: 1829 in TN
(Absalom remarried Feb 1861 after the death of Susanna in 1860 Barry Co MO.
Vesta remarried after Absalom was shot dead on his doorstep in Barry Co MO
while holding one of his children in his arms.)
........3 Jane W. Thompson b: Abt. 1816 in TN
...........+James R. Majors b: Abt. 1818 in TN
........3 Jesse P. Thompson b: June 21, 1817 in Rhea Co, TN
...........+Manervia Jane Dewitt aka: Jane M. Thompson b: January 13, 1828
........3 Sarah F. Thompson b: April 11, 1824 in Rhea Co, TN
...........+Josiah Dawson aka: Josiah Dosson b: September 26, 1812 in TN
........3 Lucinda S. Thompson b: June 03, 1826
...........+William Washington Cash b: September 28, 1821 in Madison Co, AL
........3 Amanda M. Thompson b: Abt. 1829
........3 John L. Thompson b: Abt. 1829 in Rhea Co, TN
...........+Lucilla S. ______ b: Abt. 1830 in SC
........3 Francis M. Thompson aka: Frank M. Thompson b: Abt. 1832 in Rhea Co, TN
...........+Elizabeth Rebecca Cash aka: Rebecca Cash b: December 14, 1834
..2 Mildrey Thompson b: December 10, 1790
..2 Sussanna Thompson aka: Susan Thompson b: January 29, 1793
....+Hiram Mahaffey, Sr.              
.......3 Susan L. Mahaffey b: July 26, 1819
.......3 Elizabeth Mahaffey b: Bet. 1820 - 1825
..........+Bartley Atkins b: Bet. 1790 - 1800
.......3 Margaret Mahaffey b: 1822 in ??? Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN ???
       (This is a guess. She could have been a niece or another relation.)
..........+Russell Dyer Walker b: Abt. 1824 in Rhea Co, TN
.......3 Hiram Mahaffey, Jr. b: Bet. 1822 - 1826 in Rhea Co, TN
..........+Jane Hale b: Abt. 1820
..2 Sarah M. Thompson aka: Salley or Sarah W. or N. b: September 06, 1800
..2 Isaac W. Thompson b: July 27, 1802
..2 Margaret M. Thompson b: November 18, 1804 in TN
....+Levi H. Knight b: September 16, 1805 in NC
.......3 Harriet Jane Knight b: December 01, 1827 in Ten Mile, Rhea Co,TN
.......3 James H. Knight aka: James Harrison? Knight b: October 04, 1830 in Ten Mile, Rhea (Meigs) Co, TN
..........+Mary E. Gipson
.......3 John J. Knight b: August 09, 1832 in Ten Mile, Rhea (Meigs) Co, TN
.......3 Isaac Preston Knight b: December 05, 1834 in Ten Mile, Rhea (Meigs) Co, TN
..........+Jane Triplett aka: Rebecca Jane Triplett b: August 27, 1834 in McMinn Co, TN
.......*2nd Wife of Isaac Preston Knight:              
..........+Clora A. Redding b: Abt. 1836 in AL
       (They were married in Barry Co MO in 1896 after Jane's death in 1895.)
.......3 Ethan Newton Knight aka: Ethard (Alfred) Newton Knight b: September 28, 1836 in Ten Mile, Meigs Co, TN
.......3 Jesse L. Knight aka: Jess b: April 11, 1840 in Ten Mile, Meigs Co, TN
..........+Mary Kate Collins              
.......3 Margaret Knight b: May 14, 1840 in Meigs? Co, TN
.......3 Margaret Emily I. Knight b: May 05, 1847 in Ten Mile, Meigs Co, TN
..2 Elizabeth R. Thompson aka: Eliza or Bettsie b: September 12, 1807 in TN

Sarah and Elizabeth never married. They lived nextdoor to the Levi H. Knight family.


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