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Matilda __?__
Husband:  Ransom THOMPSON
Birth:  1810, NC
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Saline Co., AR
Disposition:  buried Ransom Thompson Cemetery, a.k.a., Old Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline Co., AR
Occupation:  farmer
Brother:  James K. THOMPSON, b. ca. 1800-1820; d. 1839
Marriage:  1831
Wife:  Matilda __?__
Birth:  1810/1, SC
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Saline Co., AR
Disposition:  buried Ransom Thompson Cemetery, a.k.a., Old Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline Co., AR
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in NC, possibly in Henderson Co., NC:
1.  Serepta THOMPSON, b. 1831/2
2.  Ambrose THOMPSON, b. 1833/4
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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.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 53; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Henderson Co. Roll 362 pp. 144A Ln. 5 Ransom Thompson 011 210 - 010 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Ambrose (b. 1833/4)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
= ?
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Ransom (b. 1809/10)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Serepta (b. 1831/2)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Matilda (b. 1810/1)
1 person employed in agriculture
The teenagers are too old to be their children.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 85):  Saline Co., AR, Roll M432_30, p. 92A, 113/126, enumerated 11 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Ransom Thompson 40 M   Farmer 1000 North Carolina 1831  
Matilda 39 F       South Carolina M  
Ambrose 16 M   Laborer   North Carolina S 1
Martin Kinsen 21 M   Laborer   Tennessee  

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 8):  Fourche P.O., Fourche Twp., Pulaski Co., AR, Roll M653_49, p. 200, PN 36, 259/231, enumerated 19Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Ransom Thompson 50 M   Farmer 3000 2000 North Carolina
Matilda    " 48 F         South Carolina
Ambrose    " 26 M   Farmer     North Carolina
May June Allen  9 F         Arkansas
Serepta J Thompson  3 F         "
James Bale 21 M   Laborer     Missississi
John Stewart 45 M   Farm Laborer     Kentucky
Simpson Wingo 23 M   "    "     Georgia
Ambrose is a widower and Serepta is his daughter.  May June is our subject's granddaughter, daughter of their late daughter, Serepta (THOMPSON) ALLEN.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 8 indexed "Thomsom"):  Benton P.O., Saline Twp., Saline Co., AR, Roll M593_63, p. 555A, PN 9, 57/58, enumerated 21 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thomsom Ransom 59 M W Farmer 200 575 North Carolina
_______ Ma??? 58 F W Keeping House     South Carolina
_______ Serepta J 12 F W At School     Arkansas
Fletcher Isabela 25 F W Boarder 1000 2350 North Carolina
Bird Harriet 34 F W Residing     Tennessee
____ William L 11 M W At Home     Tennessee
____ Lucy T  7 F W       Tennessee
This record was very hard to read (as in blurry); my extraction may not be entirely accurate.  Listed next to son, Ambrose THOMPSON.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7.  W. Bernard Barber.  n.d.  Saline County [Arkansas] Cemeteries: Old Rosemont Cemetery, Benton (online at the Saline County ARGenWeb site at RootsWeb.com):
The Old Rosemont Cemetery was formerly known as the Ransom Thompson Cemetery.  His wife's grave was the first on the land.  Next were: Avor Allen, Ham Allen, Ambrose Thompson and his wife who was Rachel Hockersmith.

8.  Emails from Michael L. Thompson:  our subject had a brother, James K. THOMPSON, who died in 1839.

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