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Benjamin THOMPSON
Ms. __?__
Husband:  Benjamin THOMPSON
Birth:  1760-70
Death:  1830-40, Bladen Co., NC
Father:  William THOMPSON
Mother:  Elizabeth CARTER
Marriage:
Wife:  Ms. __?__
Birth:  1760-70
Death:  aft. 1830
Children born in Duplin Co., NC:
List tentative.  Secondary sources are not in agreement, and I haven't found the primary source(s).
Jesse THOMPSON, b. 1780-85; d. 1840-50 
John THOMPSON, b. 1783/4 or 1785/6 
Lewis THOMPSON, b. 1784/5
.  William THOMPSON, b. ca. 1792
Shadrach THOMPSON, b. 1792/3
.  James THOMPSON, b. ca. 1804
.  Jonas THOMPSON, b. ca. 1805
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Bladen Co. was formed in 1734 and Duplin Co. was formed in 1750):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):
1783 Thompson, ??? NC Duplin Co.
1783 Thompson, James NC Duplin Co.
1783 Thompson, William NC Duplin Co.
These are the only THOMPSONs indexed in Duplin Co., NC, on this CD; there were none indexed in Bladen Co.

3.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 NC Duplin Co. Roll M637_7 p. 42 Ln. 17 Benjamin Thompson 1-4-2-0-0
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Benjamin (b. 1760-70)
4 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Jesse (b. ca. 1783)
= John (b. 1783-86)
= Lewis (b. 1784/5)
= Son A
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Wife
= Daughter A?
Other THOMPSONs in Duplin County were Bersheba, Elizabeth, and John.

4.  1800 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1800 NC Bladen Co. Capt Lervi's/Lenri's District Roll M32_31 p. 133 Ln. 19 Benjamin Thomson 32010-10010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1790-1800 =
=
= Shadrach (b. 1792/3)
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = John (b. 1783-86)
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Benjamin (b. 1760-70) 
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Daughter B?
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Wife 
Benjamin is the only THOMSON/THOMPSON in Bladen County.

5.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and I did a page-by-page check of Bladen Co., NC.  The only Benjamin THOMPSONs in NC are in Mecklenburg and Lenoir Cos., and the only other THOMPSON in Lenoir Co. is Sarah.

6.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #23 of 23; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 NC Bladen Co. Roll M33_82 p. 166A Ln. 7 Benj Thompson 201121-10111-0-400
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820
1 male 16-18 1801-1804
1 male 16-25 1794-1804 =
2 males 26-44 1775-1794 = Shadrach (b. 1792/3)
= John (b. 1783-86)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Benjamin (b. 1760-70)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter D?
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Daughter C?
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Daughter B?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Wife (b. 1760-70)
4 persons engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.
Other THOMPSONs in Bladen County are sons Lewis THOMPSON and William THOMPSON. 

6.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #51-52 of 72; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NC Bladen Co. Roll Roll M19_119 p. 82 Ln. 1 Benjamin Thompson 001 100 001 - 000 000 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = ?
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = Benjamin
1 female 60-69 1760-1770 = Wife
Benjamin's wife is too old to be the mother of the two boys.  Listed one line above Jonas THOMPSON, who is five lines above William THOMPSON, who is one line above Shadrack THOMPSON.

7.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  There is a Benjamin THOMPSON indexed in Bladen Co., NC, but he is a male age 10-14.

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

9.  Email.

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