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Matthew Richard THOMPSON
Jane HICKS
Husband:  Matthew Richard THOMPSON
Birth:  1803/4, VA
Death:  aft. 1870
Marriage:  11 Dec 1829, Todd Co., KY
Wife:  Jane HICKS
Birth:  1810, VA
Death:  1850-70, presumably in Todd Co., KY
Father:  George Taylor HICKS  (1770s-1838)
Mother:  Lucy McGEHEE
Children born in Todd Co., KY:
1.  Lucy Ann THOMPSON, b. 17 Sep 1831, Tabernacle 
2.  Mary Elizabeth THOMPSON, b. 1832/3
3.  Martha Frances THOMPSON, b. 1835/6
4.  George Richard THOMPSON, b. 8 Dec 1837, Tabernacle
5.  Susan Jane THOMPSON, b. 2 Feb 1840, Tabernacle
6.  Woodson THOMPSON, b. 1840/1
7.  Charles Biven THOMPSON, b. 8 Mar 1845, Tabernacle


Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Thompson, Matthew Hicks, Jane 11 Dec 1829 Todd Co.

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #27-28 of 68; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Todd Co. p. 371 Ln. 12 Mathew Thompson 000 010 - 000 100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Matthew (b. 1803/4)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Jane (b. 1810)
Listed two lines from Jane's father, George HICKS.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #63-64 of 72 mis-indexed as being in "Todd City" because the "Cty" in "Todd Cty" was misread as "City" [there's no such place as Todd City]; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Todd Co. p. 32 | pp. 269B-270A Ln. 4 Matthew Thompson 100 001 - 220 020 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = George (b. 1837)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Matthew (b. 1803/4) 
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Susan (b. 1840)
= Martha (b. 1835/6)
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary (b. 1832/3)
= Lucy (b. 1831)
2 females 20-29 1810-1820 = Jane (b. 1810)
= ?
1 person employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 100 mis-indexed as "Mathewl Thompson"):  District No. 1, Todd Co., KY, Roll 219, p. 196B, 13/14, enumerated 20 Jul 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Mathew Thompson 46 M Farmer 145 Va
Jane 40 F     Va
Lucy 19 F     Ky
Elizat 17 F     Ky
Frances 14 F     Ky
George 12 M     Ky
Susan 10 F     Ky
Woodson  9 M     Ky
Charles  6 M     Ky

5.  1860

6.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #151 of 328):  Fairview P.O., Fairview Precinct, Todd Co., KY, p. 386A, PN 33, 239/239, enumerated 10 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thompson Mathew 66 M W School Teacher 500   Virginia
________ Mary E 35 F W Keeping house     Kentucky

7.  1840 Tax List - Todd County, Ky [link died] transcribed by Karen Combs.
Pg  Name Acres Watercourse Value
46 Thompson, Matthew      

8.  Todd County, Kentucky, Deed Book L, 1838-1839 (LDS Film No. 355909):
p. 262 This Indenture made this 15th day of May 1838 between George Hicks of the County of Todd and State of Kentucky of the one part and the heirs of Mathew Thompson (Court[?]) Lucy A. Thompson, Mary E. Thompson, Martha F. Thompson, George R. Thompson and any future heirs that the said Thompson may have of the other part of the County and State aforesaid Witnesseth that the said George Hicks for an in consideration of the natural love and affection he bares to the above heirs of the said Thompson and for the consideration of the sum of one dollars to him in hand paid the reciept whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and conveyed unto the above named heirs of the said Thompson the following property two bedsteads and furniture one Beauro one cupboard and one small table.  To have and to hold the said property for their special use and benefit unto the said heirs forever and the said George Hicks hereby covenants to and with the said Heirs that the said property with all its appurtenances unto the said heirs and assigns from the claim of himself and his heirs and from the
p. 263 claim or claims of all and every person claiming will warrant and forever defend.  In witness whereof this said George Hicks hath hereunto set his hand and seal the date herein first written in the presence of us.
George Hicks [seal]
John Pollack
John C. McGehee
It's odd that he used the term "heirs," instead of "children," given that Matthew was still alive and odder, still, that he doesn't mention his daughter, Jane, wife of Matthew THOMPSON, who also was still alive.

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

10.  Messages in the Hicks Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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