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Moses Steele THOMPSON, Sr.
Clarissa H. SMITH
Husband:  Moses Steele THOMPSON, Sr.
Birth:  4 Apr 1807, KY
Death:  16 Mar 1884
Disposition:  buried East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY
Occupation:  tanner, farmer 
Father:  James THOMPSON
Mother:  Sarah STEELE
Marriage:   31 Mar 1831, Trigg Co., KY
Wife:  Clarissa H. "Clarissy" SMITH
Birth:  17 Apr 1813, Culpeper Co., VA
Death:  29 Dec 1886
Disposition:  buried East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY
Father:  Philip SMITH
Mother:  Theresa HERRIN
Children born in Trigg Co., KY:
1.  Jonathan THOMPSON; moved to IA and/or NE
2.  James P. THOMPSON, b. 1834/5
3.  Louisa C. "Lou" THOMPSON, b. 1836/7; m. James GAINES
4.  Mary THOMPSON, b. 4 Dec 1838 
5.  Robert THOMPSON, b. 1840/1
6.  William F. THOMPSON, b. 1842/3
7.  Harriet B.  THOMPSON, b. 1846/7 
8.  Moses Steele THOMPSON, Jr., b. 5 Apr 1849
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Virginia


1. Trigg County Marriages, 1820-1900 (online at the Trigg County KYGenWeb site):
Thompson Moses Smith Claracy 29 Mar 1831

2.  1830 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1830 Thompson, Moses KY Trigg Co. Cadiz p. 11

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6-7 of 67; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Trigg Co. pp. 279B-280A Ln. 11 Moses Thompson 021 101 - 200 010 000010-000000 100000-102000 0103000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 5-9 1830-1835 = James (b. 1834/5)
= Jonathan
1 white male 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = Matthew (b. 1807) 
2 white females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Mary (b. 1838)
= Louisa (b. 1836/7)
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Clarissa (b. 1813)
1 male free colored 55-99 1740-1785 = ?
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 female slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
2 female slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
1 persons employed in agriculture
3 persons employed in manufacture and trades

4.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com): Dist. 1, Trigg Co., KY, Roll 219, p. 359, 464/464, enumerated 7 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Moses S. Thompson 47 M Farmer 3200 Kentucky
Clarisa H. Thompson 36 F     Virginia
James P. Thompson 15 M Student   Kentucky
Louisa C. Thompson 13 F     Kentucky
Mary Thompson 11 F     Kentucky
Robert Thompson  9 M     Kentucky
Wm. F. Thompson  7 M     Kentucky
Harriet B. Thompson  3 F     Kentucky
Moses Thompson  1 M     Kentucky
Joseph Helbling 36 M     Switzerland
Head-of-household is indexed as "Mary S. Thompson" at GenealogyLibrary.com and as "Mac S Thompson" at the Trigg Co. KYGenWeb site.  It is Moses, but you can only see it as Moses if you know that is what it should be.

5.  Trigg County, Kentucky, Cemeteries:  East End Cemetery [link died] (online at Trigg County KYGenWeb site):
Thompson Moses, April 4, 1807--March 16, 1884
Thompson Clarissa H., wife of Moses, born Culpepper Co., Virginia April 17, 1813--Dec. 29, 1886 (Smith)
Obviously not a straight reading of the stones, and they acknowledge that information has been added (by the compilers and/or editors).

6.  Barney Thompson. MS. The Thompson Family of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Butler and Trigg Counties, Kentucky, and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana:  the Descendants of Thomas Thompson, 1749-1810.  Copies at Western Kentucky University, the Filson Club Library, and the Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.  (Excerpts courtesy of the author.) 

7.  Barney Thompson, ed.  1996.  "Letter to the Editor of the Kentucky Telephone, December 20, 1889."  Pages 6-10 in Pioneers of Trigg County, Kentucky, As Seen through the Biographical and Genealogical Articles of Cyrus Thompson in the Kentucky Telephone and the Cadiz Record, 1889-1899.  [MS] (online at the Trigg County KY GenWeb site). 

8.  William Henry Perrin, ed.  1884.  History of Trigg County:  Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago (boldface added):
p. 204 MOSES S. THOMPSON was born April 5, 1849, in Trigg County; he is the youngest child of a family of seven born to Moses and Clarissa H. (Smith) Thompson, who were both natives of Virginia.  His mother was born in 1813, and when a child came to Trigg County with her parents, all coming here on horseback.  They settled on a farm about three miles from Cadiz, where she has since lived.  His father was born in 1807; he died March 16, 1884.  When a boy he was apprenticed to the tanner's trade, and this business he followed through life; also engaged in agricultural pursuits.  He owned previous to the war from thirty to forty slaves...

9.  Email from Robert D. Steele.

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

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

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