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Sunday, March 23, 2014

James Thompson of Davidson County, Tennessee

Records from Davidson County, Tennessee

James Thompson Will, written Jan 8, 1874,  probated Sept. 21, 1874
witnesses J. G. Briley, N. C. Austin

Daughter Lucinda Johnson
Daughter Bolivia Watson
Daughter Elizabeth Goodwin
Daughter Sarah Towns
Son Ephraim Thompson
Son John B. Thompson
Son James Thompson
Son Lafayette Thompson

James Thompson to Elizabeth Y. Shull November 14, 1872
The signature on the marriage bond appears to be the same as the signature on the will of James Thompson probated Sept. 1874.

1870 census Davidson Co. p. 273
h/h 24/28 Thompson, Ephraim; Thompson, Sarah
h/h 25/29 Goodwin, William; Goodwin, Elizabeth
h/h 27/31 Thompson, Spencer (age 50), black
1870 census Davidson Co. p. 273
h/h 89/94 Thompson, James 65; Catherine 60; John; James; Lafayette

Surnames of neighbors of James and Catherine in 1870 census:
Guthrie, Sloan, Barnes, Ham, Kimbro, Austin, Proctor, McCalphin, Briley, Pasquett, Whitsett, Culbert

I think this Epraim Thompson is a likely candidate to be the father of James:
Ephraim Thompson will, written Apr 30, 1834, probated Dec 23, 1834
witnesses Benajah Gray, William W. Turner, G. Chadwell

son Robert Thompson
son James Thompson (I also give to James my Negro Boy Spencer)
son Samuel Thompson (mentions Roach boundary)
son Thomas Thompson
daughter Millysent Austin
daughter Rebecca Thompson

Ephraim Thompson Inventory WB 10, p 391, Sale WB 10, p 392

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