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William Fenimore THOMPSON
Rebecca Ann CALLAHAN
WARNING:  Some secondary sources are confusing our subject with William F. THOMPSON (1818/9-1857) of Preble Co., OH, and Cass Co., MI.  This is a different person.
Husband:  William Fenimore THOMPSON
Birth:  31 Jul 1818, OH
Death:  11 Mar 1910, Kalamo Twp., Eaton Co., MI
Occupation:  shoemaker, farm laborer, farmer
Father:  Samuel THOMPSON, b. 1789/90, NJ
Mother:  Charity INGLAND, b. 1790/1, NJ
Marriage:  13 Jan 1842, Trumbull Co., OH
Wife:  Rebecca Ann CALLAHAN
Birth:  18 Dec 1826, OH
Death:  24 Sep 1913, Kalamo Twp., Eaton Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in PA
Mother:  born in NJ
Children:
born in OH, either in Trumbull Co. or in Goshen Twp., Mahoning Co., OH:
  1.  Charity Elizabeth THOMPSON, b. 11 Oct 1842; d. bef. 1850
  2.  Andrew J. THOMPSON, b. 29 Mar 1844; d. bef. 1850
  3.  Elizabeth Anna THOMPSON, b. 18 Jan 1846
  4.  Harriet Jane THOMPSON, b. 26 Dec 1847
  5.  Isabell THOMPSON, b. 18 Sep 1850; d. 11 Aug 1865

born in Goshen Twp., Mahoning Co., OH: 
  6.  Jacob Allen THOMPSON, b. 18 Nov 1851; d. 27 Jul 1871
  7.  Charity Adeline THOMPSON, b. 20 Aug 1853; d. 5 Feb 1854
  8.  Mary Louisa THOMPSON, b. 6 May 1855
  9.  Ella THOMPSON, b. 16 Feb 1857; d. 19 Jan 1934
10.  Clara THOMPSON, b. 2 Jun 1860
11.  John M. THOMPSON, b. 1861/2 or 7 Feb 1863

born in Vermontville, Eaton Co., MI:
12.  William Franklin THOMPSON, b. 13 Nov 1864; d. 5 Jan 1939
13.  Samuel Linus THOMPSON, b. 11 Apr 1867
14.  Herbert Eldridge THOMPSON, b. 27 May 1870

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Sources (n.b., Mahoning Co. was formed in 1846 from Columbiana and Trumbull Cos.; bef. 1846, Goshen Twp. was in Columbiana Co.; aft. 1846, Goshen Twp. was in Mahoning Co.):

1.  Anon.  1966.  Marriage Index:  Ohio, 1789-1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-400):
Thompson, William F. Callahan, Rebecca Ann Jan 13, 1842 Trumbull Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  There is a Samuel THOMPSON (æ 40-50) and family living in Goshen Twp., Columbiana [now Mahoning] Co., OH (p. 73A).

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 41):  Goshen Twp., Mahoning Co., OH, Roll M432_707, p. 559A, 1552/1552, enumerated 3 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William F Thompson 60 M   Shoemaker 200 Ohio
Rebecca A     " 23 F       "
Elizabeth A   "  4 F       "
Harriet       "  3 F       "
Isabella      "  1 F       "
William should be age 31, not 60.  Listed next to William's parents, Samuel THOMPSON (æ 60, b. NJ) & Charity (æ 59, b. NJ).

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 36):  Canfield P.O., Goshen Twp., Mahoning Co., OH, Roll M653_1005, p. 229A, PN 165, 1337/1237, enumerated 17 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Fennimore Thompson 36 M   Farm Laborer   800 O
Rebecca 35 F         "
E Ann 15 F         "
Jane 13 F         "
Mary 11 F         "
Isabella  9 F         "
Esther  5 F         "
Clara  3 F         "
Jacob  7 M         "
This enumerator got the children's names and ages screwed up.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 45):  Vermontville P.O., Vermontville, Eaton Co., MI, Roll M593_670, p. 315B, PN 12, enumerated 8 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  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 7 9 10 13 15 19
97 99 Thompson William 53 M W Farm Laborer 200 Ohio     /
       "     Rebecca 44 F W Keeping House   Ohio      
       "     Jane 22 F W Domestic Servant   Ohio      
       "     Jacob 18 M W Farm Laborer   Ohio      
       "     Louisa 15 F W at Home   Ohio   /  
       "     Ella 13 F W     Ohio   /  
       "     Clara 10 F W     Ohio   /  
       "     John  8 M W     Ohio   /  
       "     Franklin  6 M W     Mich   /  
       "     Samuel  3 M W     Mich      
       "     Herbert 1/12 M W     Mich May    

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 26):  Hope Twp., Barry Co., MI, Roll 570, p. 200A, PN 17, SD 2, ED 45, enumerated 12/14 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 10 13 24 25 26
156 157 Thompson William W M 62     / Farmer OH NJ NJ
    ________ Rebecca W F 54 Wife   / Keeping house OH PA NJ
    ________ John W M 17 Son /   Farm laborer OH OH OH
    ________ Franklin W M 15 Son /   Farm laborer MI OH OH
    ________ Samuel L W M 13 Son /   Farm laborer MI OH OH
    ________ Herburt W M 10 Son /     MI OH OH

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

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  William F. THOMPSON (æ 81, b. Jul 1818, OH/OH/NJ) and his wife, Rebecca A. (æ 73, b. Dec 1826, OH/PA/NJ), are living in Kalamo Twp., Eaton Co., MI (p. 217A), with a married daughter.

9.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Rebecca THOMPSON (æ 84, b. OH) is living in Kalamo Twp., Eaton Co., MI (p. 237A), with one of her married daughters.

10.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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