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NOTICE:  A patrilineal descendant of our subject is participating in the THOMPSON Y-DNA Surname Project.  Anyone who suspects he descends from our subject on a direct male line can support that connection with a DNA test.
Husband:  John THOMPSON
Birth:  ca. 1755, Norfolk Co., VA
Death:  1842/3, Sumter Co., AL
Will Signed:  30 Jul 1842, Sumter Co., AL
Will Recorded:  27 Feb 1843, Sumter Co., AL
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R1b1 see T-82 and T-130
Father:  John Theophilus THOMPSON (1710-1757) Matthew11, William Archibald10, William9, William8, William7, Thomas6, James5, Andrew4, John3, Johannes Van Kirk2, William1 (1375- ) of Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, SCT
Mother:  Alsey Etheridge BUTT (1720-1780) Henry3, Henry2, Robert1 (1590-1675) of Bristol, Avon Co., ENG
I see people citing a work by Gustav ANJOU to support the genealogy of the Dumbarton THOMPSONs.  Gustav ANJOU is the most infamous con man in the history of genealogy; his works are fraudulent.  Just Google his name and/or check him out at Wikipedia.  No one should be using any of ANJOU's works as a source, so I have no idea how accurate the above lineage of John Theophilus is and I suspect at least part of it is fabricated.  These are not my THOMPSONs, so I'm not going to do the research necessary to resolve the issues here, I just wanted to point out that there are issues big ones. [For the same reasons, Alsey's ancestry is also suspect.]
Marriage:  ca. 1786
Wife:  Mary STRONG
Birth:  12 Jul 1767, Robeson Co., NC
Death:  1840-50, Lauderdale Co., MS
born in Robeson Co., NC:
1.  Thomas Matthew THOMPSON, b. 16 Jan 1788
2.  Basil THOMPSON, b. ca. 1789
3.  John Henry THOMPSON, b. 1790-1800
4.  Anna Strong THOMPSON, b. ca. 1795; d. aft. 1870, Smith Co., TX: m. 20 Feb 1828, Marengo Co., AL, Archibald THOMPSON (1791-1857)
5.  Francis Butt THOMPSON, b. 1798

born in ?:
6.  Ralph THOMPSON, b. 1806
7.  Abraham THOMPSON, b. 25 Jan 1807

born in GA:
8.  Silas THOMPSON, b. 11 Mar 1809

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, England, Scotland; USA, US, United States, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Robeson Co. was formed in 1787 from Bladen Co.; Greene Co. was formed in 1819 from Marengo and Tuscaloosa Cos.; Sumter Co. was formed in 1832 from the Choctaw Nation; Greene Co. and Sumter Co. are adjacent):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 10; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 NC Robeson Co. Roll M637_7 p. 143 Ln. 9 John Thompson 1-2-2-0-2
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white males 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = John (b. ca. 1755)
2 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = Thomas (b. 1788)
= Basil (b. by 1790)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Mary (b. 1767)
2 slaves all ages in or bef. 1790 = ? ?
Listed four lines above George THOMPSON, who is three lines above William THOMPSON, who is three lines above Samuel THOMPSON.

3.  1800

4.  1810

5.  1820

6.  1830

7.  1840

8.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  A file there give this transcription of our subject's will:
I, John Thompson, Senior, of the County of Sumter and State of Alabama...

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Thompson one negro woman named Hannah, one named Catey, one boy named Jim, and one girl named Dillion...  After her death or marriage to be disposed of as follows.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Thomas M. Thompson one negro man named Sam.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Thompson one negro girl named Abigal.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Francis B. Thompson one negro man named Yellow Peter and one woman named Siriner.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Silas Thompson one negro man named Virgil one named Abe and woman named Amy and one boy named Jesse.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Ralph Thompson one negro man named Black Peter, one negro woman named Harriet one girl named Eady and one boy named Charles.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Abraham Thompson one negro man named Jubiter, one named Hampton, one named York, one woman named Kitty, one boy named Fayett, one girl named Patsy, and one boy named Marshall.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Annah Thompson one negro woman named Judy.  I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my beloved son Bassil Thompson the sum of five dollars...

I give and bequeath unto my beloved sons Ralph Thompson, Silas Thompson and Abraham Thompson all my real estate which I may be ceized with to be equally divided share and share alike...

I do hereby make and order my beloved sons Ralph Thompson and Abraham Thompson executors of this my last will and testament...

the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

Wit.:  J.G. Washington, D.S. Wood

(Will recorded February 27, 1843) Price Williams, Clerk

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

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