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Elizabeth Jane LEVALLEY
Husband:  Thomas B. THOMPSON
Birth:  1831, Boone Co., MO
Death:  aft. 1890 
Father:  Thomas THOMPSON
Mother:  Delilah DAVIS
Marriage:  18 Jul 1854, Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA; by Thomas THOMPSON
Wife:  Elizabeth Jane LEVALLEY
Birth:  1829/30, Shelby Co., OH
Death apparently:  1860-70, Cloverdale, Sonoma Co., CA
Other Spouse:  m1. 22 Dec 1850, Jasper Co., MO, Charles DAMERON / DAMRON (b. 1828/9, TN)
Father:  Clark P. LEVALLEY / LEVALLY, b. 1804/5, VT
Mother:  Susan G. CHILDERS / CHILDRESS, b. 1806/7, OH
Children born in CA, presumably either in Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA, or Cloverdale, Sonoma Co., CA:
1.  E. J. THOMPSON [female], b. 1853/4 may be an adopted child from Elizabeth's prior marrige
2.  E. C. THOMPSON [female], b. 1854/5
3.  F. A. THOMPSON [female], b. 1856/7
4.  Sunola B. THOMPSON [female], b. 1858/9
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1.  Family Group Sheet compiled by Georgie Tolleson and Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati. 

2a.  Marriage Certificate:  Thomas B. THOMPSON & Mrs. Elizabeth DAMERON

2b.  Upper Snake River FHC & Ricks College, Rexburg, ID (extractors).  1996.  Arizona, California, Idaho, and Nevada Marriage Index.  (Broderbund CD-225):
Thompson, Thomas B. 7 Jul 1854 Dameron, Mrs. Elizabeth Santa Clara Co., CA County Courthouse, v. A., p. 50

3.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).
Wife: Elizabeth "Jane" LEVALLEY
Born: 1831; Place: Shelby Co., OH
Death: 1860/1882; Place: Sonoma Co., CA
Father: Clark P. LEVALLEY; Mother: Susan G. (Childers) CHILDRESS

Husband: Charles (Dameron) DAMRON
Born: 1829; Place: TN
Married: 22 Dec 1850; Place: Jasper Co., MO

Husband: G. B. THOMPSON
Birth: 1831, MO
Source: patron submission

4.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Thos. B. THOMPSON (æ 19, b. MO) is living with his parents in El Dorado Co., CA (q.v.).  Elizabeth J. LEVALLY (æ 19, b. OH) is living in Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., OH (p. 368B), with her parents, Clark P. LEVALLY (æ 45, b. VA) and Susan (æ 43, b. OH).  Charles DAMERON (æ 21, b. TN) is living in Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., MO (p. 363), with his apparent siblings and widowed, but apparently remarried, mother.

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 9 indexed "Y. B. Thompson"):  Cloverdale P.O., Cloverdale Twp., Sonoma Co., CA, Roll M653_69, p. 680, PN 18, 133/135, enumerated 9 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
T. B. Thompson 29 M   Farmer 300 600 Missouri
E. J.    " 30 F         Ohio
E. J.    "  6 F         California
E. C.    "  5 F         Do
F. A.    "  3 F         Do
S. B.    "  1 F         Do

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #54 of 88):  San Jose P.O., Santa Clara Twp., Santa Clara Co., CA, Roll M593_88, p. 161B, PN 54, 452/423, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Thompson Thomas 73 M W Farmer 15000 700 Kentucky
________ Mildred 73 F W Keeping House     Kentucky
________ Thomas B 39 M W Farm laborer     Missouri
________ William H 30 M W Farm laborer     Missouri
________ Allen W 24 M W Farm laborer     Missouri
________ Susan 15 F W       California
________ Sunola 11 F W       California
Apparently, Elizabeth has died and Thomas B. has moved home.  Where are his other three children?

7a.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: San Antonio [Twp.], Monterey, California
Source: FHL Film 1254069; NARA Film T9-0069; Pg 274C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Martin LUTHER Self M S W 41 PRU Farmer PRU PRU
Jacob LUTHER Brother M M W 40 PRU Farmer PRU PRU
Frances LUTHER SisterL F M W 34 MI Keeping House NJ YORK STATE
Alice LUTHER Niece F S W 8 CA Keeping House PRU MI
Ida LUTHER Niece F S W 7 CA Laborer PRU MI
Julia LUTHER Niece F S W 5 CA Laborer PRU MI
B.R. BRURO Other M S W 28 CA Laborer MEX MEX
Peter YANSON Other M S W 61 GER Laborer GER GER
Thos. BROWN Other M S W 32 NOR Laborer NOR NOR
L.D. PARKER Other M S W 27 IL Laborer NY PA
Hoy Sam Other M S C 25 CHINA Cook CHINA CHINA
Antonio BUDESKY Other M S W 55 PRU Shepherd PRU PRU
Thos. MILLER Other M S W 42 IN Teamster KY IN
T.V. THOMPSON Other M W W 49 MO Farmer VA VA
Say, "B," out loud, and it could be heard as "V" (see next Source).

7b.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 15):  Monterey Co., CA, p. 274C, PN 3, SD 4, ED 59, enumerated 14/15 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  They are indexed as being in San Antonio Twp., but that township is ED 58.  The pages in ED 59 have nothing written in the town/township field.
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 11 13 24 25 26
36 36 Thompson T ? W M 49 / Farmer Mo Va Va
Thomas's second initial could be a "V," but really, I can't tell what it is.  For everyone labeled "Other" (see above) the Relationship field was actually blank.

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. California Land Patents Database:  Monterey Co.
Meridian Sec.Twp.Range Doc ID Date Name
Mount Diablo S24.T22S.R12E 13703 1890/02/11 Thompson Thomas B
Thomas's brother, George, got a patent in the same section just two months earlier.

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