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Subject:  Richard THOMPSON
Birth:  prob. bef. 1794 (to be of age in 1815)
Early landowner in Christian Co., KY


1. Christian County, Kentucky, Tax Rolls, 1797-1816.  Heritage Quest, Microfilm No. V20-72 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Year Persons Names 
Chargeable with
the Tax
A B C D E F G Acres Watercourse In Whose Name
In Whose Name
In Whose Name
1st 2nd 3rd
1815 Thompson Richard - - - - - - - - - 800 West fork Red River - - -
1st/2nd/3rd refer to 1st Rate, 2nd Rate, or 3rd Rate land.
The fact that there is no "1" in column A means either that Richard is under 21 (unlikely, considering that he owns 800 a.) or that he is not living in the county, but merely owns the land (i.e., he's an absentee landlord), or that he has been excused from paying taxes for some reason (illness, poverty, public service, etc.)

2.  James Taylor Killebrew.  1999.  County Court Order Book "C," Parts 1 & 2, Christian County, Kentucky, 1814-1819.  Christian County Genealogical Society (1101 Bethel St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240).  First column is the page number in Killebrew; second column is the page number in Court Order Book C.
p. p. Date Motions
191 272  5 Jan 1818 On motion of Henry Hopson agent for Richard Thompson, ordered that Joshua Brockman, Joseph Mason, Thomas Bronaugh and Benjamin Benham or any two be appointed Commissioners after being first duly sworn to establish the beginning corners and special calls of the following tracts of land in this County to wit:  one tract of 175 acres entered and surveyed and patented to Joshua Cates assignee of the Justices of the County Court of Christian and deeded to said Cates to Richard Thompson lying on the West Fork of Red River, one other tract of 151 acres granted by the Court of Commissioners under the thirty dollar law to Jacob McFaddin and by him deeded to Joshua cates, on a certificate no. (left blank) lying on the same waters of the first tract, and that they meet upon the premises and proceed to procession the same according to law and report.

3.  Christian County Genealogical Society.  1997.  Christian County, Kentucky, Deed Abstracts of Books G-H-I (1816-1819).  Christian Co. Gen. Soc. (1101 Bethel St.), Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
p. 88 DB H-422 March 30, 1818 Resurveyed for RICHARD THOMPSON.  HENRY HOPSON went to home of JOSHUA BROCKMAN on West Fork of Red River to resurvey land patented to JOSHUA CATES and deeded to RICHARD THOMPSON, then to land of 151 A patented to JACOB M. HARDIN and deeded by him to JOSHUA CATES to said RICHARD THOMPSON. S/Henry Hopson attorney for Richard Thompson  Advertisement in Western Hemisphere by D.S. Patton, editor.  Commissioners:  JOSHUA BROCKMAN, THOMAS BRONAUGH, JOSEPH MASON.  Surveyed by EDWARD BRADSHAW.  C.C. OWEN SMITH & HARVEY YOUNG.  DANIEL FRISTO made oath March 31, 1818.  YOUNG EWING made oath March 30, 1818.  Rec. April 10, 1818
Richard appears to be an absentee landlord, with Joshua Brockman living on the land.

4.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Year Name A B C D Acres Watercourse
- 1819 [not found] - - - - - -
95 1820 Henry Hopson, Jr
For Richard Thompson
- - - - 800 -
- 1821-3 [not found] - - - - - -
Another indication that Richard Thompson is not living in the county, because if he were living in the county, he would have been taxed as a white male over 21.

5.  Anon.  1993.  Christian County, Kentucky, Wills and Estates, 1815-1823:  Christian County Will Book C.  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.
Page 137.  Appraisement of the property of the estate of Nathaniel Tally decd.  Includes one bond on Richard Thompson.  Appraised by order of Court this May 28, 1818.  Signed - Wm Dunavan, John Moore, Davis Dunavan.  Recorded Jun Term 1818.

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