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Birth:  1802, GA or 1806, KY  (both sources secondary)
Death:  26 Nov 1846, NM
Military Service:  Mexican War
Marriage:  3 Nov 1833, Christian Co., KY
Migration:  1841-43, to Benton Co., MO
Wife:  Lucinda BARNETT
Birth:  1811/2, KY
Other Spouse:  m2. 18 Jul 1847, Benton Co., MO, Royal P. MEANS
Father:  Thomas BARNETT
Mother:  Candis / Candice STROUD
  born in Christian Co., KY:
1.  Nancy Z. THOMASON, b. 1835
2.  George B. THOMASON, b. 1837
3.  James THOMASON [twin], b. 1839
4.  Thomas THOMASON [twin], b. 1839
5.  Sarah Jane THOMASON, b. 24 Feb 1841; m. 24 Jan 1861, Benton Co., MO, William A. COX (1838/9-    )

born in Alexander Twp., Benton Co., MO:
6.  John Franklin THOMASON, b. 1843/4 or Aug 1846? 
7.  Clarissa THOMASON, b. 1844/5 


1a.  Hall County, Georgia, Marriages from 1819 to 1850 (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).  On p. 28:
THOMASON, Garrison GIBSON, Louisa 10/06/1822
The name "Garrison THOMASON" is so unique, the probability that there were two of them, both born in Georgia at about the same time, is just about nil.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Thomson, Garrison Barnett, Lucinda 3 Nov 1833 Christian Co.

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
William A. COX
Spouse: Sarah THOMASON
Marriage: 24 Jan 1861, Benton, Missouri
Source: patron submission

2.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #87-88 of 98 mis-indexed as "Guirrson Thommason"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Christian Co. pp. 232B-233A Ln. 18 Garrison Thommason 300 011 - 010 010 0200000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Thomas (b. 1839)
= James (b. 1839)
= George (b. 1837)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Garrison (b. 1802/06)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Nancy (b. 1835)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Lucinda (b. 1812/14)
2 persons employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #11-12 of 18 images misplaced under the label, Tom Twp.):  Alexander Twp., Benton Co., MO, pp. 296B-297A/590-591, enumerated 22 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
322 322 Rial P Means 37 M Farmer   Illinois
    Lucinda Means 38 F     Kentucky
    Nancy A Means 15 F     Do
    George B Means 13 M     Do
    James Means 11 M     Do
    Thomas Means 11 M     Do
    Sarah Means  8 F     Do
    John F Means  6 M     Missouri
    James M Means 13 M     Illinois
[next page]
323 323 Eliza Means  8 F     Missouri
    Amanda   Do  6 F     Do
    Claricia Do  5 F     Do
    William  Do  2 M     Do
Eliza should not have been given new dwelling and family numbers just because she started a new page.  The first six children listed, plus Clarissa, are Garisson & Lucinda's.  James M, Eliza, and Amanda are Royal's children with his first wife.  William would appear to be the only child born of Royal & Lucinda.

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #12 of 15):  Warsaw P.O., Township 39, Range 23 [in Alexander Twp.], Benton Co., MO, p. 246, PN 22, 148/146, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).   Secondary sources give the birthplace of our subjects' children as "Warsaw," but that is not where they lived.  They were farmers; they lived out in the country, not in the city of Warsaw.  The "P.O." was not where they lived, it was where they went to pick up their mail, and every household in Benton County gave Warsaw as its post office.  Note that the "township" in the "township and range" designations of the PLS (Public Land System) are not the same thing as the civil divisions of a county known as "townships."  "T39N.R23W" was in Alexander Township.
Lucind Means 46 F   Farmer Tent 960 Ky
Thomas 21 M   F L     "
James 21 M   F L     "
Sarah 17 F   Domest     "
John 15 M   F L     Mo
Clarissa 13 F         "
William 11 M         "
Eliza Means 16 F         "
Amanda 14 F         "
Lucinda has shaved two years off her age.  The first five children are Garrison & Lucinda's.  William is Lucinda's son with her second husband, Royal MEANS.  Eliza and Amanda are Royal's children by his first wife.  Living next door to William & Jane COX and their son, William A. COX, who will next year marry Lucinda's daughter, Sarah.

5.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14 of 293):  Quincy P.O., Alexander Twp., Benton Co., MO, p. 221B, PN 14, 99/99, enumerated 6 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Mains Loucinda 53 F W Keeping house 500 422 Kentucky
Thomason Claricy 23 F W at home     Kentucky
Mains William 21 M W Farmer     Missouri
Lucinda has shaved five years off her age.  Clarissa was born in Missouri.  William is Lucinda's son by her second husband.  Living next door to Lucinda's son, John Franklin THOMASON

6.  Emails from Robert Stokes.

7.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 10, Tree 3066.  Has Garrison born in 1802 in GA; has Lucinda born in 1814 and deceased in 1846.  The dates for Lucinda are definitely incorrect.

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