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William C. THOMPSON
Catherine BABB
Husband:  William C. THOMPSON
Birth:  1794-1804, PA
Marriage:  12 Oct 1819, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Catherine BABB / BOBB
Birth:  ca. 1804, PA
Father:  P.H. BABB
Mother:  Mary FORD
Children:
1.  Mary Ann THOMPSON, b. 20 Jul 1820, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY 
2.  James P. THOMPSON, b. 1822, Christian Co., KY 
3.  Eliza THOMPSON
4.  Isabelle THOMPSON
5.  Charlotte THOMPSON, b. 1829
6.  (twin) THOMPSON, b. 1829 
7.  Sarah THOMPSON


Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Thompson, William C. Babb, Catherine 12 Oct 1819 Christian Co.

1b.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray, compilers.  1995. Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926 (Broderbund CD-2):
Thompson, Wm C Bobb, Catherine 12 Oct 1819 KY Christian Co.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 23; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  Based on the 1820 Christian Co. tax rolls, individuals enumerated on p. 27 of the 1820 Census were living either on the Little River or had "town lots" in Hopkinsville.
1820 KY Christian Co. p. 27A Ln. 1 Wm. C. Thompson 102100-11000-0-003 0000-0010
These data indicate:aves
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 9 or under 1810-1820 = ?
2 white male 16-18 1801-1804 = ?
1 white male 19-25* 1794-1801 = William
1 white female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Mary Ann (b. 1820)
1 white female 10-15 1804-1810 = Catherine
3 people engaged in manufacture
1 female slave 26-44 1775-1794 = ?
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Something is wrong with these numbers.  The number in column 4 cannot be less than the number in column 3 because any individual in column three should be duplicated in column four.  For this record to be of the William C. THOMPSON who married Catherine BABB in 1819, we would have to accept that:

1)  the census-taker made one (or more) errors in recording the record,
2)  Catherine was only 14 or 15 when she married,
3)  the other males are not part of the nuclear family.

No. 1 is certainly true.  No. 2 could be true, although no permission slip granting an under-age marriage appears to exist.  No. 3 is certainly true with regard to the teenage males because William, the head-of-household, is too young to be the father of teenagers.  The youngest male could be a twin of Mary Ann who later died or is not a member of the nuclear family.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found.  The William C. THOMPSON in Trigg Co. was the husband of Lucy DANIEL. 

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
Willhite
Year First
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
- 1819 - - - - - - - -
112 1820 Wm C Thompson 1 - - - - -
155 1821 Wm C Thompson 1 - - - - -
- 1822 - - - - - - - -
241 1823 Wm C Thompson 1 - - - 61½ L R
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations:  L R = Little River

5.  Email from Mary Haines:  Both William and Catherine died young.  Their eldest daughter, Mary Ann, took on the raising of the younger children, with the help of BOBB/BABB kinfolk.  She and the children left Kentucky for New Orleans, LA.

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