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John Alexander Campbell THOMPSON
Amanda Caroline WILLIAMS
Husband:  John Alexander Campbell THOMPSON
Birth:  10 Dec 1825, Boone Co., MO
Death:  19 Jan 1907, Dixon, Solano Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Masonic Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas THOMPSON
Mother:  Delilah DAVIS
Marriage:  20 Mar 1845, Grundy Co., MO
Wife:  Amanda Caroline "Ann" WILLIAMS
Birth:  27 Aug 1828, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA
Death:  1914, Yolo Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Masonic Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA
Kin?:  Mary "Polly" Ann WILLIAMS, b. 1835/6, MO
Father:  Royal T. WILLIAMS
Mother:  Delilah Sampson GAULDING
born in Missouri, either Grundy Co., MO, or Mercer Co., MO:
  1.  Charles W. THOMPSON, b. 11 Jan 1846 
  2.  Christopher C. THOMPSON, b. 25 Jan 1847 
  3.  Milton Cicero THOMPSON, b. 17 Oct 1848 
  4.  Delilah Jane THOMPSON, b. 9 Feb 1850

born in Mercer Co., MO:
  5.  Royal Thomas THOMPSON, b. 5 Jan 1852 
  6.  David Monroe THOMPSON, b. 10 Feb 1854; d. 25 Aug 1858, Mercer Co., MO; bur. Middlebury Cem., Mercer Co., MO
  7.  Eugene Davis THOMPSON, b. 25 Apr 1856; d. 11 Oct 1867
  8.  Victor Emanuel THOMPSON, b. 18 Nov 1858 
  9.  Ida Ann THOMPSON, b. 13 Oct 1861

born in Cloverdale, Sonoma Co., CA:
10.  Frances America THOMPSON, b. 1 Sep 1864 
11.  Mary Lucinda THOMPSON, b. 3 Jan 1867 
12.  Nettie Alice THOMPSON, b. 23 Apr 1869
13.  George Harrison THOMPSON, b. 13 Sep 1872 

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Year Location Event
1821 MO: Boone Co. is formed from Howard Co.
1825 MO: Boone Co. birth of John Alexander Campbell THOMPSON
1828 VA: Prince Edward Co. birth of Amanda Caroline WILLIAMS
1839/40 MO: Grundy Co. is legislatively formed, de novo, then locally organized
1843/45 MO: Mercer Co. is legislatively formed, de novo, then locally organized
1845 MO: Grundy Co. marriage of John THOMPSON & Amanda WILLIAMS
1846   birth of son, Charles
1847   birth of son, Christopher
1848   birth of son, Milton
1850   birth of daughter, Delilah
1850 Census MO: Mercer Co.: 56th District John A.C. THOMPSON, head-of-household
1850 CA: Sonoma, Solano, and Yolo Cos. formed as original counties
1852   birth of son, Royal
1854   birth of son, David
1856   birth of son, Eugene
1858   death of son, David
1858   birth of son, Victor
1860 Census MO: Mercer Co.: Madison Twp. J.A.C. THOMPSON, head-of-household
1861   birth of daughter, Ida Ann
1863 Missouri to California family moves, by wagon train
1864   birth of daughter, Frances
1867   birth of daughter , Mary
1869   birth of daughter, Nettie
1870 Census CA: Sonoma Co.: Cloverdale Jno. A. THOMPSON, head-of-household
1871 CA: Sonoma Co. marriage of daughter, Delilah, to Silas SHELFORD
1871   marriage of son, Christopher, to Emma ADAMS
1871   marriage of son, Charles, to Martha PADGET
1872   marriage of son, Royal, to Matilda HILL
1872   birth of son, George
1876   death of son, Christopher
1872-80 Sonoma Co. to Solano Co. family moves
1880 Census CA: Solano Co.: Maine Prairie J.A.C. THOMPSON, head-of-household
1881 CA: Solano Co. marriage of daughter, Ida, to Alfred NETHERCOTT
1883   marriage of son, Milton, to Elizabeth VAN PELT
1884   marriage of son, Victor, to Carrie HANKEY
1884   death of son, Victor
1886 CA: Solano Co. marriage of daughter, Mary, to John MARSHALL
1890 Census - [entire census destroyed]
1893   death of daughter, Ida Ann (THOMPSON) NETHERCOTT
1893   death of son, Charles
1897   marriage of son, George, to Laura GRAY
1898   marriage of daughter, Nettie, to Richard GRAY
1900 Census CA: Solano Co.: Silveyville Twp.: Dixon  John A. C. THOMPSON, head-of-household 
1901   death of daughter, Nettie (THOMPSON) GRAY
1907 CA: Solano Co.: Dixon death of John Alexander Campbell THOMPSON
1910 Census    
1914 CA: Yolo Co. death of Amanda Caroline (WILLIAMS) THOMPSON

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

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #38-39 of 66):  District 56, Mercer Co., MO, pp. 391B-392A, enumerated 6 Sep 1850, official enumeration data 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
  241 Polly Ann Williams 14 F       Mo
241  8 John Thompson 24 M   Miller 400 Mo
    Amanda 22 F       Virginia
    Charles 4 M       Mo
    Christopher 3 M       do
    Milton 2 M       do
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    Delila Thompson 8/12 F       Mo
The household/dwelling numbers make no sense, but it's likely that Polly is related to Amanda (WILLIAMS) THOMPSON.  Listed Also in Dist. 56, Mercer Co., John's sister, Sallie (THOMPSON) REID

3.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14 of 41):  Modena P.O., Madison Twp., Mercer Co., MO, p. 306, PN 206, 1453/1453, enumerated 23 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
J A C Thompson 33 M   Merchant 3000 5000 Missouri
A C      " 32 F         Virginia
C W      " 13 M         Missouri
C C      " 12 M         "
Milton   " 10 M         "
Delila   "  9 F         "
Royal    "  7 M         "
Eugene   "  6 M         "

4.  Family Quest Archives:  California Federal Census 1870:  Sonoma County.  Heritage Quest CD M593-91:  Cloverdale Township, Sonoma Co., CA, p. 266B, 12/12, enumerated 21 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thompson, Jno. A. 45 M W Farmer 8000 1965 Mo
        , Amanda C. 43 F W Keeps house     Va
        , Charles 23 M W Laborer     Mo
        , Milton C. 21 M W Laborer     Mo
        , Delila 19 F W At home     Mo
        , Royal 18 M W At home     Mo
        , Victor 11 M W At home     Mo
        , Ida  9 F W At home     Mo
        , Frances A.  5 F W At home     Cal
        , Lucinda  4 F W At home     Cal
        , Nettie  1 F W At home     Cal
Living eight doors down from Macedonia (WILLIAMS) McCRAY, Amanda's sister, who is living next door to Delilah (GAULDING) WILLIAMS, Amanda's mother. 

5.  1880 Census:  Maine Prairie, Solano Co., CA [p. 454A] (extracted by Carol Mahoney):
Thompson, J A C 54 Farmer MO KY KY
        , Amanda 52 Keeping house VA VA VA
        , Milton 32 Farmer MO MO VA
        , Victor A 21 Farmer MO MO VA
        , Ida A 18 Millener MO MO VA
        , Frances A 15 School girl CA MO VA
        , Mary L. 13   CA MO VA
        , Nettie Alice 11   CA MO VA
        , George H  7   CA MO VA
Isabel, Lola 16 Visiting CA    
Woodward, Lycuryas 19 Laborer (not related) CAN CAN ENG
Woodward's name was probably "Lycurgus" (a Greek literary figure).  Listed next to Joseph & Elizabeth (LEACH) DAVIS.

6.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com indexed as "John C. Thompson"):  First St., Dixon Village, Silveyville Twp., Solano Co., CA, p. 198A, S.D. 3, E.D. 145, Sheet 2, enumerated 5 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  For an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns had no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Thompson John A C Head W M Dec 1822 77 M 55 0 0 MO KY KY Sexton in Cemetery 0 0 Y Y Y O F H
________ Amanda C Wife W F Aug 1828 71 M 55 13 10 VA VA VA   0 0 Y Y Y      
________ George H Son W M Sep 1872 27 M 2 0 0 CA MO VA Day Laborer 0 0 Y Y Y      
________ Laura D D-in-law W F Jan 1880 20 M 2 2 0 CA KY MO   0 0 Y Y Y      
________ Gladys M G-Daughter W F Aug 1898 1 S 0 0 0 CA CA CA   0 0 N N Y      
________ George L G-Son W M Sep 1899 9/12 S 0 0 0 CA CA CA   0 0 N N N      
According to the zero in Column 12, Laura's two children are dead, but of course, we see them here, so this must be census-taker error.

7.  B.F. Hoover & D. Hesler.  1965.  Middlebury Cemetery, Washington Township, Mercer County, MO (online at the Mercer County MOGenWeb site).
THOMPSON David M. 15 Feb 1854 25 Aug 1858 son of J.A.C. & A.C.
The only other THOMPSON buried in the cemetery is Dr. Isaac Davis THOMPSON, little David's uncle.

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

9.  Emails from Phyllis Houlding, Carol Mahoney.

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