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Margaret Frances THOMPSON
Husband:  James ANDERSON
Birth:  14 Sep 1827, IN
Death:  18 Apr 1884, Cloverdale, Sonoma Co., CA
Occupation:  farm laborer; clergyman
Offices:  Deputy County Clerk, Sonoma Co., CA; Board of Trustees, Christian College
Religion:  Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)
Parents:  born in NC
Marriage:  3 Jul 1851, El Dorado Co., CA
Wife:  Margaret Frances THOMPSON
Birth:  1836, Paris, Monroe Co., MO
Death:  5 Feb 1897, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA 
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Thomas THOMPSON
Mother:  Delilah DAVIS
Children born in CA, either in El Dorado Co., CA, or Tuolumne Co., CA:
1.  Vincent ANDERSON, b. 1853/4
2.  John Alexander ANDERSON, b. 6 Nov 1855; d. 5 May 1911, San Francisco, CA; m. 17 Jul 1878, Napa Co., CA, Amanda Jane CLARK (1858-1946), d/o Abraham CLARK (1820-1891) of BKM
3.  Mary Frances ANDERSON, b. 1858/9
Keywords for search engiens:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, ENG, England, Buckingham, Bucks; USA, US, United States, California, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina

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1.  Family Group Sheet by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

2a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #68 of 97):  Sonora P.O., Township No. 1, Tuolumne Co., CA, Roll M653_71, p. 252, PN 68, 1201/1114, enumerated 22 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Anderson 33 M   B Minister     Ia
Margaret F " 23 F         Wis
Vinson     "  7 M         Cala
John A     "  4 M         Do
Mary ?     "  1 F         Do
Geo W Thompson 25 M   miner     Mo
"B" Minister usually stands for "Baptist Minister," but James was definitely Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Margaret was born in MO, not WI; George W. THOMPSON is her brother.  The family has managed to get itself enumerated twice, once in Sonora in June and once in Santa Clara in August, which tells us when they left the gold country, but doesn't tell us when they moved from El Dorado County to Tuoloumne County. 

2b.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #290-291 of 303):  Santa Clara P.O., Santa Clara Twp., Santa Clara Co., CA, Roll M653_65, pp. 512-513, PN 290-291, enumerated 8 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
2324 364 Thos Thompson 62 M   Christian Clergyman   2500 Ky
    Mildred B  " 62 F         "
    W H        " 18 M   farm laborer     Mo
    Ellen W    " 14 F         "
  365 Thos H Lane 27 M   Lawyer     Mo
    Lucy    " 19 F         "
  366 James Anderson 33 M   farm laborer     Ind
    Margaret F  " 23 F         Mo
    Vencent     "  7 M         Cal
    John        "  5 M         Cal
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    Mary Anderson  1 F         Cal
    Marcus L Cave 30 M   farm laborer     Mo
Thomas THOMPSON is Margaret's father, and Mildred Bell (CAVE) LAINE THOMPSON is Thomas's third wife and Margaret's step-mother.  Thomas Henry LAINE is Mildred's son from her second marriage, and Lucy is his wife.  William H. THOMPSON is Margaret's brother, and Allen W. THOMPSON (a male) is Margaret's half-brother, son of her father's second wife, Susannah JONES.  Marcus CAVE appears to be Mildred's nephew.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 117):  Martinez P.O., Township Three, Contra Costa Co., CA, Roll M593_71, p. 403A, PN 67, 522/516, enumerated 11 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thompson George 35 M W Farmer     Missouri
Anderson James 41 M W " 4000 800 Indiana
________ Frances 33 F W       Missouri
________ Vincent 16 M W At home     Cala
________ John 14 M W "     "
________ Frances 12 F W       "
George THOMPSON is James's brother-in-law.  George DARBY is living next door with the HASSER family. 

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 60):  62 Seventh St., City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA, Roll T9_84, p. 123A, PN 9, SD 3, ED 125, enumerated 4 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 24 25 26
* 62 71 71 Anderson James W M 52   / Dept Co Clerk IN NC NC
      ________ Margaret F W F 44 Wife / Keeping House MO KY KY
*Seventh Street

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed. 

6.  E.B. Ware.  1916.  History of the Disciples of Christ in California.  Healdsburg, CA.  On p. 51:  brief mention of James Anderson

7.  James Anderson.  1871.  [Note to Bro. Johnston.The Bible Expositor 1(1): 38. 

8.  Santa Rosa Christian Church: Church History 1849 to 2001 (online at www.srchristianchurch.org):
(?-? [date served]) James Anderson.  "Few men were better known among pioneers and workers of the Christian Church in the state."  His wife was Thomas Thompson's only daughter.  He was on the board of trustees of Christian College.  He died April 18, 1884 while preaching a sermon in Cloverdale, California, and was buried in Santa Rosa.  His wife was buried by his side ten years later.  (When the college was opened, it was understood that members of the faculty would conduct the church's public services.  It is not possible to learn positively the succession in which they served.) 
Thomas had three surviving daughters.  Unless one of their deathdates is wrong, James's wife outlived him by 13 years.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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