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Elizabeth A. ASHER
Husband:  Thomas THOMPSON
Birth:  1804/5, KY
Death:  Sep 1867, MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John THOMPSON
Mother:  Winifred BRICKEY
Marriage:   22 Mar 1826, Greene Co., IL
Wife:  Elizabeth A. "Betsy" ASHER
Birth:  1807/8,  TN
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born Greene Co., IL:
  1.  Malinda THOMPSON, b. 1827/8 
  2.  Cornelia? "Mieley" THOMPSON, b. 1828/9; said to have m. 6 Jun 1848, William T. ARTERBERRY, but she was still living with her parents at least as late as 1850
  3.  Louisa THOMPSON, b. 1830; m. Mr. BANDY
  4.  John THOMPSON, b. 1831/2; m. 20 Dec 1850, Lavina Jane ATTEBERRY
  5.  Rhoda Jane THOMPSON, b. 1833/4; m. 24 Nov 1850, Samuel Edgar MODLIN
  6.  Nancy THOMPSON, b. 1835/6; m. 23 Feb 1854, Samuel G. HUGHES
  7.  James THOMPSON, b. 1837/8
  8.  Winifred? "Winey" THOMPSON, b. 1842/3
  9.  Frances Emaline THOMPSON, b. 1845/6 
10.  Mary Ann THOMPSON, b. 1847/8; m. 13 Jan 1866, W. CRECY / CREASY
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kentucy, Missouri, Tennessee


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Illinois Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Thompson, Thomas Asher, Betsey 22 Mar 1826 Greene Co.

2. 1830 Greene Co., IL, Federal Census transcribed by John C. Jacoby.  Microfilm Roll #M19-24, enumerated 27 Nov 1830 (online at USGenWeb Archives Census Project):
Page # Line # Last Name First Name Data
9 21 Thompson Thomas 000 010 001 - 200 010 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Thomas (b. 1804/5)
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = John (b. ca. 1760)
2 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = "Mieley" (b. 1828/9)
= Malinda (b. 1827/8)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = "Betsy" (b. 1807/8)
1 female 60-69 1760-1770 = Winifred (b. ca. 1764)
This scenario is hypothetical, but likely.  I have no proof that Thomas and Betsy are the younger couple and that the elder couple is John and Winifred (Brickey) Thompson.  But John is said to have died in 1843, so he must be accounted for in 1830 and 1840.  As the only other two John Thompsons in Greene Co. in 1830 are too young to be him (and have already been accounted for), John & Winifred must be living with one of their children, who must be listed as head-of-household.  This is the only elder Thompson couple in Greene Co., other than William & Temperance (Brickey) Thompson, who have also been accounted for.  This must be John & Winifred, and this goes a long way towards proving that Thomas Thompson, son of John & Winifred, is the one who married Betsy Asher in 1826, not the one who married Eveline Bonig in 1826, because in 1830, Thomas & Betsy have two daughters under four years of age, but Thomas & Eveline have one daughter and one son under four years of age.  John & Winifred are living with the Thomas who has two daughters.

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
Thompson, Thomas IL Greene Co. Wilmington Precinct p. 120

3b. 1840 Greene Co., IL, Federal Census transcribed by John C. Jacoby (microfilm roll #M104-60; online at the Greene County ILGenWeb site and the USGenWeb Census Project site):
Precinct Page # Line # Last Name First Name Data
Wilmington 121 15 Thompson Thomas 110 010 000 - 212 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = James (b. 1837/8)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = John (b. 1831/2)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Thomas (b. 1804/5)
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Nancy (b. 1835/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Rhoda (b. 1833/4)
= Louisa (b. 1830)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = "Mieley" (b. 1828/9)
= Malinda (b. 1827/8)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Betsy (b. 1807/8)

4.  Census Microfilm Records:  Illinois, 1850 (Broderbund CD-301):  "South West part of District No. 22," Montgomery Co., IL, p. 113, 270/275, enumerated 29 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thomas Thompson 45 M Farmer 1000 Ky
Elizabeth  " 42 F     Tenn
Malinda    " 22 F     Ill
Mieley (?) " 21 F      "
Louisa     " 20 F      "
John       " 18 M Farmer    "
Jane       " 16 F      "
Nancy      " 14 F      "
James      " 12 M      "
Winey      "  7 F      "
Emaline    "  4 F      "
Mary       "  2 F      "

On this same page, for a different household, the census taker had entered "Cornelia" for a woman's given name, then crossed it out and put "Miley."  Are these attempts on the part of this census taker to write "Nellie," the nickname for Cornelia?  There are numerous Cornelia's in the family, so the name is likely.

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index and AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

6.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 22, Pedigree No. 150; Vol. 23, Pedigree No. 3214.

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