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Robert Nicholas THOMPSON
Pervelia Emaline BRADSHAW
Husband:  Robert Nicholas THOMPSON
Birth:  9 Sep 1792, Greenbrier Co., VA [now Monroe Co., WV]
Death:  14 Sep 1871, Todd Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Thompson Cemetery, Todd Co., KY
Father:  John THOMPSON
Mother:  Sophia H. BEST
Marriage:  1850/1
Wife:  Pervelia Emaline BRADSHAW
Birth:  2 Sep 1834, KY
Death:  4 Aug 1888
Disposition:  buried Thompson Cemetery, Todd Co., KY
Children born in Todd Co., KY:
1.  John William THOMPSON, b. 31 Jul 1852; d. 1909; bur. Thompson Cem., Todd Co., KY
2.  Robert Nicholas THOMPSON, Jr., b. 5 Apr 1854/5 or 1857
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  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. 1 Thompson Robert N 000 000 100 - 000 000 000 100 000000-010000 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = Robert (b. 1792)
1 white female 70-79 1760-1770 = Sophia
1 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 persons employed in agriculture
It appears Robert has, so far, remained a bachelor and that his widowed mother, Sophia (BEST) THOMPSON, is living with him. 

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #84 of 100):  District 1, Todd Co., KY, p. 236B, 602/607, enumerated 2 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
R N Thompson 57 M   Farmer 1600 Va
J Bradshaw 18 F       Te

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #94 of 170):  Elkton P.O., Todd Co., KY, p. 764, PN 94, 659/659, enumerated 28 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Robert Thomson 68 M   F 2160 1200 Va
P E Thomson 26 F         Ky
J W Thomson  8 M         Ky
R M  3 M         Ky

5.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #318-319 of 328):  Trenton P.O., Trenton Precinct, Todd Co., KY, pp. 469B-470A, PN 62-3, 443/443, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thompson Robert M 78 M W Farmer 1460 500 Virginia
________ Pervalie E 36 F W Keeping house     Kentucky
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Thompson John W 18 M W farm laborer     Kentucky
________ Robert N 15 M W farm laborer     do
Bryan Mary 17 F W at home     do

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 35 P.E. is indexed as being male):  Trenton, Todd Co., KY, Roll T9_443, p. 267D, PN 24, SD 1, ED 79, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 13 14 22 23 24 25 26
205 258 Thompson P E W F 47     / Farmer     / KY VA VA
    ________ John W W M 27 Son /   Farmer       KY KY KY
    Doneld Boyd B M 13 Servant /   Laborer 2 / / TN TN TN
Listed two households from P.E.'s son, Robert N. THOMPSON, Jr

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

Thompson Cemetery (online at the Todd County KYGenWeb site; transcribed by Laura Porter):
Located on Davis Mill Rd.
approximately 5 mi. from Jeff Davis Hwy...

In Memory of P.E. THOMPSON 
wife of R.N. THOMPSON 
Born Sept. 2, 1834 
Died Aug. 4, 1888 
(Unreadable epitaph) 

Born Sept. 9, 1792 
Died Sept. 14, 1871 


.  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).  See the page of our subject's uncle, Robert THOMPSON, Jr., for a squabble over the estate of Robert THOMPSON, Sr., our subject's grandfather. 

.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com; Broderbund CD-650):
Part 1, Chapter VI, Kentucky Land Warrants, 1816-1873
Pg Grantee Acres Book Pg Date County Watercourse
746 Thompson, Robert N 24 T 403 5-13-1826 Todd W Fk Red R

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