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THOMPSONs in the 1810-1850 Censuses of Christian, Todd, and Trigg Cos., KY
Meaning of abbreviations for watersheds:
DCPR Drake's Creek fork of Pond River In northernmost Christian Co.
EFRR Elk Fork of the Red River From central Todd Co., flows southeastward to the southeastern corner of the county, then into Tennessee.
LR Little River Its several forks flow from west-central and south-central Christian Co. westward into and through Trigg Co. 
MFLR Muddy Fork of the Little River From westernmost Christian Co., flows into northeastern Trigg Co.
PR Pond River
West Fork of the Pond River
The Pond River proper begins in northwestern Todd Co., then flows northwestward forming the border between Christian Co. and Muhlenberg Co.  In Christian Co. records, "Pond River" usually refers to the West Fork of the Pond River, which flows from central Christian Co. northeastward to join the Pond River at the boundary with Muhlenberg Co. 
SFLR Sinking Fork of the Little River From central Christian Co. (west of Hopkinsville) flows westward into Trigg Co
TW Tradewater River From central Christian Co., flows northwestward to form the border between Hopkins and Caldwell Cos.
WFRR West Fork of the Red River From west-central Todd Co., flows southwestward through southwestern Todd Co., then through the extreme southeasternern corner of Christian Co. into Montgomery Co., TN hence the many connections between families in southeastern Christian Co., southwestern Todd Co., and northern Montgomery Co., TN.

THOMPSONs in the 1810 Census of Christian Co., KY
Pg Head-of-Household Location1 Inferred/Known Spouse M
0-9
M
10-15
M
16-25
M
26-44
M
45+
  F
0-9
F
10-15
F
16-25
F
26-44
F
45+
Later County
(post-1820)
56 William THOMPSON TW ? 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 Christian
59 James M[ims] THOMPSON TW Nancy JACKSON 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 Christian
60 Adam THOMPSON2 TW Jane (SMART?) 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 Christian3
60 John THOMPSON TW Amy BOBBITT 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 Christian
62 Samuel THOMPSON2 TW Matilda BRADLEY 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Christian
64 James THOMPSON PR ? 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 Christian
81 James THOMPSON PR ? 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Christian
83 John THOMPSON PR Elizabeth SPENCER 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 Christian
84 William THOMPSON PR Elizabeth __?__ 2 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 Christian
90 Joel THOMPSON MFLR Nancy __?__ 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 Trigg
103 John THOMPSON LR? ? 2 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 Trigg
113 Gideon THOMPSON EFRR Jane VANCE (1st wife) 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 Todd
114 John THOMPSON4 WFRR Sophia H. BEST 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 Todd
114 Robert THOMPSON [Jr.]4 EFRR ? 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Todd
116 Robert THOMPSON [Sr.]4 EFRR Agnes __?__ 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 Todd
116 Peter THOMPSON WFRR ? 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 Todd
1Watershed as taken from Tax Rolls
2Adam and Samuel are said to be brothers. 
3In 1818/19, Adam moved from TW (Christian Co.) to MFLR (Trigg Co.).
4John (p. 114) and Robert Jr. (p. 114) are sons of Robert Sr. (p. 115).
Data extracted by A. Robert Matthiesen from microfilm Roll 252-9 at the Santa Clara County Genealogical Society, San Jose, CA.
Please see my WARNING about using the 1800 or 1810 numerical data from Broderbund's Census Index CDs or GenealogyLibrary.com.

THOMPSONs in the 1820 Census of Christian1/Todd/Trigg Cos., KY
Pg Head-of-Household Location2 Inferred/Known Spouse
0-9

10-15

16-18

16-25

26-44

45+
 
0-9

10-15

16-25

26-44

45+
County
10 James THOMPSON MFLR Sarah STEELE 1 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 Trigg
13 Nancy (__?__) THOMPSON MFLR widow of Joel THOMPSON 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 Trigg
13 Adam THOMPSON MFLR Jane [SMART?] 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 Trigg
 
27A William C. THOMPSON LR Catherine BABB 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 Christian
29 Ben THOMPSON DCPR   2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Christian
29 William THOMPSON TW   1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 Christian
31 James THOMPSON PR   3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Christian
32A William THOMPSON PR Elizabeth __?__ 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 Christian
33 John THOMPSON TW Amy BOBBITT 3 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 Christian
33A John R. THOMPSON     0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Christian
34 Samuel H. THOMPSON TW Matilda S. BRADLEY 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 Christian
34 James M[ims] THOMPSON TW Nancy JACKSON 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 Christian
34A John THOMPSON   Elizabeth SPENCER  2 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 Christian
36 Lawson THOMPSON TW Hannah GIBSON 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 Christian
36A Charles THOMPSON SFLR Ann Pettus GRAVES 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 Christian
 
  Peter THOMPSON3 WFRR                         Todd
404 S[ophia] THOMPSON WFRR widow of John THOMPSON 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Todd
411 Gid[eon] THOMPSON EFRR Jane VANCE (1st wife) 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 Todd
417 M[atthew] THOMPSON4 EFRR   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 Todd
420 J.T.V. THOMPSON5 Elkton single  0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Todd
421 Jas. THOMPSON Elkton single 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Todd
1Many names are torn off the top and bottom edges of the pages, so this list is not complete.
2Watersheds as taken from Tax Rolls; town of Elkton is from the census itself.
3Peter is missing from the census, but he is on the tax rolls from 1799 thru 1826, so he must have been missed in the census
(others, from the same watershed, are also on the tax rolls, but missing from the census, so it may be that a page or more is missing).
4"M." is "Matthew" in the 1819 Tax Rolls, but he is too old to be Matthew Richard (see 1830/40/50, below) and has no son to become Matthew Richard. 
5The index at GenealogyLibrary.com reads "T.N."  The index at the Santa Clara Co. Gen. Soc. reads "T.V. Jr."  Bob Matthiesen read it as "J.T.V." 
Update:  Bob Matthiesen is correct, it's "J.T.V." for James Turner Vance THOMPSON.
Data extracted by A. Robert Matthiesen (8/1999) from microfilm at the Santa Clara County Genealogical Society, San Jose, CA;
confirmed by a second reading by Diana Gale Matthiesen (12/2002).

THOMPSONs in the 1830 Census of Christian/Todd1/Trigg Cos., KY
Pg Head-of-Household Locality2 Inferred/Known Spouse   Males - Females3 County
9 James E[dward] THOMPSON Cadiz Jane HILL 100 010 000 - 000 010 100 Trigg
9 James THOMPSON Cadiz Sarah STEELE 010 010 110 - 001 100 010 Trigg
9 William C. THOMPSON Cadiz Lucy DANIEL 000 010 000 - 100 010 000 Trigg
11 Moses [Steele] THOMPSON 4 Clarissa H. SMITH, decd.? 000 210 000 - 000 000 000 Trigg
16 James M. THOMPSON 4   110 110 001 - 000 110 010 Trigg
16 Adam THOMPSON 4 Jane [SMART?] 000 010 000 - 000 110 010 Trigg
 
6 William W[oodson] THOMPSON Hopkinsville Nancy Slaughter LONG 100 010 000 - 100 100 000 Christian
7 John THOMPSON   Elizabeth SPENCER 212 010 010 - 011 100 100 Christian
10 John THOMPSON   Amy BOBBITT 010 220 010 - 112 010 100 Christian
10 William THOMPSON PR Elizabeth __?__ 001 121 010 - 000 120 010 Christian
12 Charles THOMPSON   Ann Pettus GRAVES 021 120 010 - 001 110 100 Christian
32 Roger THOMSON / THOMPSON   Martha K. TILFORD 002 000 100 - 221 001 000 Christian
35 Lawson THOMPSON TW Hannah GIBSON 101 000 100 - 221 101 000 Christian
37 Sanders THOMPSON TW Margaret BRASHER 310 111 000 - 011 001 000 Christian
40 John THOMPSON   Sarah Woodson RAGLAND 000 001 001 - 100 110 001 Christian
 
357 John THOMPSON Trenton single 000 030 000 - 000 000 000 Todd
359 James THOMPSON     211 100 100 - 110 001 000 Todd
359 William THOMPSON   ? 200 010 000 - 000 010 000 Todd
363 Jehusa?5 THOMPSON   single 000 010 000 - 000 000 000 Todd
367 Gideon THOMPSON EFRR Jane VANCE/Nancy GOLLAHAY 000 100 010 - 012 200 100 Todd
371 Mathew [Richard] THOMPSON   Jane HICKS 000 010 000 - 000 100 000 Todd
373 Sophia THOMPSON WFRR John THOMPSON, decd. 001 000 100 - 000 001 010 Todd
381 Alexander THOMPSON   Mary STANDARD 000 010 000 - 300 100 000 Todd
1Several pages of Todd County are unreadable, so this list is undoubtedly incomplete.
2Towns as taken from the census; watersheds as taken from Tax Rolls
3For an explanation of what the census numbers mean, please see this web page and this one.
4Erroneously indexed as being in Cadiz.
5Indexed as "John," but the name is longer than that; it's barely readable, so I probably don't have it correct either
Data extracted by A. Robert Matthiesen (8/99) from microfilm at the Santa Clara County Genealogical Society, San Jose, CA;
extraction confirmed by Diana Gale Matthiesen using online images at Ancestry.com (12/02). 

THOMPSONs in the 1840 Census of Christian/Todd1/Trigg Cos., KY
Pg Head-of-Household Inferred/Known Spouse Males - Females2 County (City)
188 George O[verton] THOMPSON Margaret C. PHAUP (1st wife) 100 301 201 - 200 020 000 000 Christian (Hopkinsville)
193 James [Lewis] THOMPSON Catherine QUISENBERRY (2nd wife) 110 000 100 - 120 000 000 000 Christian
195 Joel THOMASON   100 010 000 - 001 201 010 000 Christian
204 John THOMPSON Elizabeth SPENCER 002 000 001 - 010 010 010 000 Christian
210 Roger THOMSON / THOMPSON Martha K. TILFORD 010 010 010 - 112 310 100 000 Christian
232 Amy THOMPSON John THOMPSON, decd. 000 120 000 - 001 200 010 000 Christian
233 Garrison THOMASON3 Lucy BARNETT 300 011 000 - 010 010 000 000 Christian
236 William THOMPSON4 Elizabeth 000 000 101 - 110 010 002 000 Christian
237 Presley N.O. THOMPSON Mary Jane CLARK (1st wife) 100 010 000 - 200 010 000 000 Christian
 
269 Alexander THOMPSON Mary STANDARD 110 001 000 - 123 001 000 000 Todd5
270 Robert N. THOMPSON bachelor, living w/mother, Sophia 000 000 100 - 000 000 000 100 Todd5
270 Matthew [Richard] THOMPSON Jane HICKS 100 001 000 - 220 020 000 000 Todd5
 
277 James E[dward] THOMPSON Jane HILL (1st wife) 120 201 000 - 201 001 010 000 Trigg
280 Moses [Steele] THOMPSON Clarissa H. SMITH 021 101 000 - 200 010 000 000 Trigg
286 Hiram THOMPSON Ursula P. CHAPPELL 200 001 000 - 000 010 000 000 Trigg
286 James THOMPSON Sarah (STEELE) BAKER 000 010 001 - 201 000 001 000 Trigg
292 Adam THOMPSON Jane [SMART?] 000 100 001 - 000 000 100 000 Trigg
302 Rachael THOMPSON   000 010 000 - 001 100 100 000 Trigg
303 Will. H. THOMPSON ? 200 010 000 - 000 010 000 000 Trigg
1The Todd County census was roughly alphabetized, so proximity on the list does not necessarily imply geographic proximity.
2For an explanation of what the numbers mean, please see this web page and this one
3Indexed as "Guirrson THOMMASON."
4This could be William Woodson THOMPSON [wife Nancy Slaughter LONG).
5Most residents of Todd Co. are mis-indexed as being in "Todd City," but there is no such place as "Todd City"; this error is the result
of indexers mis-reading "Todd Cty" as "Todd City," when, in fact, "Cty" is an alternate abbreviation for "County," not an abbreviation for "City."
Note:  the William C. THOMPSON who was present in Trigg Co. in 1820 and again in 1840 (first husband,
then widower, of Lucy DANIEL), is said to have been in Missouri in 1840.
Data extracted from page images online at Ancestry.com by Diana Gale Matthiesen.

THOMPSON / THOMSON in the 1850 Census of Christian/Todd/Trigg Cos., KY
Pg Name, Age Spouse, Age County Dist
290 Hiram THOMPSON, 40 Ursula P. CHAPPELL, 34 Trigg 1
292 William C. THOMPSON1, 47 late wife was Lucy DANIEL; living w/mother, Sarah [STEELE] THOMPSON, 77 Trigg 1
292 James THOMPSON, 50 (of NJ) Mary C. __?__, 35 Trigg 1
292 James E[dward] THOMPSON, 45 Ann E. BURBRIDGE, 37 (2nd wife) Trigg 1
293 F[idelia] S[mith]THOMPSON, 26 Theodocia A. HARRISON, 21 Trigg 1
331 Mary THOMPSON, 36 widow with four children Trigg 2
331 Elizabeth D. THOMPSON, 17 living with Miles & Sarah A. MALONE; later married George A. FLOOD Trigg 2
359 Moses2 S[teele] THOMPSON, 47 Clarissa H. SMITH, 36 Trigg 2
376 Feldria/Tildred3 E. THOMPSON, 9 living with Ephraim DOLES et al. Trigg 2
 
362 James [Lewis] THOMSON, 52 Catherine (QUISENBERRY) COFFEY, 40 (2nd marriage for both) Christian 2
404 James THOMPSON, 49 Elizabeth WEST?, 30 Christian 2
410 John G. THOMPSON, 18 living with Daniel & Louisa HARRISON Christian 2
412 James F[rank] THOMPSON, 36 Harriet M. WHARTON, 30 Christian 2
412 Presley N.O.4 THOMPSON, 38 widower with five children (wife had been Mary Jane CLARK) Christian 2
412 Anna THOMPSON, 61 widow Amy (BOBBITT) THOMPSON living with unmarried daughter Christian 2
413 Elizabeth THOMPSON, 77 living with William B. & Nancy [THOMPSON] CLARK Christian 2
473 Dr John5 THOMPSON, 76 Elizabeth SPENCER, 75 Christian 1
473 Spencer THOMPSON, 21 Elizabeth E. [WEST?], 38 Christian 1
486 George O6[verton] THOMPSON, 44 Martha J. THOMSON, 27 (2nd wife) Christian 1
491 Roger THOMSON / THOMPSON, 60 Martha K. TILFORD, 54 Christian 1
497 Nancy S.L.7 THOMSON, 39 living with her sister-in-law, Louisa (THOMSON) STEELE Christian 1
196 Mathew [Richard] THOMPSON, 46 Jane HICKS, 40 Todd 1
221 N. THOMPSON [female], 60 or 61 living with Robert & Jane (LOWRY) ADAMS family Todd 1
230 Jo THOMPSON, 61  [African-American] Malinda __?__, 45  [African-American] Todd 1
236 Geo. THOMPSON, 50  [African-American] Sukie __?__, 40 [African-American] Todd 1
236 Alex THOMPSON, 49 widower with six children (wife was Mary STANDARD) Todd 1
236 R[obert] N. THOMPSON, 57 living with J. BRADSHAW [female, æ 18, unmarried] Todd 1
237 Waddy [Z.] THOMPSON, 20 Louisa MOSELEY, 23; living with F8[leming] N. & Saluda (MOSELEY) CHILES Todd 1
252 J[ames] M. THOMPSON, 26 Mary E. SHANKLIN, 21 Todd 2
254 William C. THOMPSON, 30 living in hotel, apparently single Todd 2
1.  The "Eliza Thompson" and "Lucy Thompson" in the index are children in this household.
2.  Indexer misread as "Mary."
3.  This name could be just about anything begining with a "T" or "F."  To me, it looks more like it ends with "ia" than "d."
4.  Indexer misread as "Q."
5.  Doesn't look like "Dr. John" to me, not to mention his occupation is "farmer," worth "$100."
6.  Indexer misread as "A."
7.  Indexer misread as "T.J."
8.  Indexer misread "F." as "T.," but this is Fleming N. Chiles.
Data extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen from page images online at GenealogyLibrary.com.


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