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Birth:  25 Jan 1764, Louisa or Goochland Co., VA
Death:  2 Oct 1842, Fayette Co., KY 
Father:  William THOMSON
Mother:  Ann RODES
Marriage:  23 Dec 1787
Wife:  Dianna / Diana QUARLES
Birth:  8 Jun 1764, Orange Co., VA
Death:  31 Oct 1844
Father:  Roger QUARLES
Mother:  Mary GOODLOE
born in Fayette Co., VA [now KY]: 
1.  Mary "Polly" THOMSON, b. 25 Feb 1789 
2.  Roger THOMSON, b. 1790 
3.  Martha Ann "Patsy" THOMSON, b. 15 Mar 1792 

born in Fayette Co., KY:
4.  (Capt.) John William THOMSON, b. 19 Mar 1794; d. 18 Sep 1822, Ft. Hempstead, Howard Co., MO; m. 1816, Ann B. "Nancy" ELLIS
5.  Nancy THOMSON, b. 19 Feb 1796; m. William GARTH
6.  Asa Quarles THOMSON, b. 29 Nov 1798; m. 13 Mar 1821, Howard Co., MO, Margaret WALLACE 
7.  (Rev.) Robert Yancey THOMSON, b. 21 Nov 1800 
8.  George Q. THOMSON, b. 12 Apr 1803; d. ca. 1839, Howard Co., MO; m. M.A. SMITH

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Year Location Event
1764 VA: Louisa/Goochland Co. birth of Asa THOMPSON
1764 VA: Orange Co. birth of Dianna QUARLES
1780 VA: Fayette Co. formed from Jefferson Co.
1782 in region that would become Kentucky, major conflicts between Amerindians and settlers end
1785 VA [now KY]: Fayette Co.: Kentucky R. Asa THOMPSON granted 1000 acres
1786 VA: Bourbon Co. formed from Fayette Co.
c1788   marriage of Asa THOMPSON & Dianna QUARLES
1789   birth of daughter, Polly
1790 Census - no KY census taken
1790   birth of son, Roger
1792   birth of daughter, Martha
1792 Kentucky achieves statehood; last settler killed by Amerindians, near Lexington
1794   birth of son, John
1795 KY: Fayette Co. Asia THOMSON, taxpayer
1796   birth of daughter, Nancy
1798   birth of son, Asa Quarles
1799 KY: Jessamine Co. formed from Fayette Co.
1800 Census - KY census destroyed
1800 KY: Fayette Co. Asa THOMPSON, tax payer
1800   birth of son, Robert Yancy
1803   birth of son, George
1806 KY: Fayette Co. marriage of daughter, Polly, to Robert KIRTLEY
1810 Census KY: Fayette Co. Asa THOMPSON, head-of-household
1816   marriage of son, John, to Nancy ELLIS
1818 KY: Fayette Co. marriage of daughter, Martha, to Price PREWITT
1820 Census KY: Fayette Co. Asa THOMSON, head-of-household
1821 MO: Howard Co. marriage of son, Asa, to Margaret QUARLES
1822   death of son, John
1826 MO: Saline Co. marriage of son, Robert, to Lucy NOWLIN
1830 Census KY: Fayette Co. Asa THOMSON, head-of-household
ca. 1839   death of son, George
1840 Census KY: Fayette Co. Asa THOMPSON, head-of-household
1842 KY: Fayette Co. death of Asa THOMPSON
1844 KY: Fayette Co. death of Dianna QUARLES

Sources (in roughly chronological order):

1.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. 2 vols.  Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com):
Volume I, Part 1, Chapter III, Old Kentucky Grants (1793-1856)
Pg. Survey Date Grantee County Watercourse Acres Book Pg. 
245 6-15-1785 Thompson, Asa Fayette Kentucky River 1,000 7 231

2.  1790 Census.  There was no 1790 Kentucky census (KY had not achieved statehood), and the 1790 Virginia census was destroyed..

3.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.
Name County
Thompson, Asia Fayette
Thomson, Asia Fayette
Asia would appear to be a misreading of Asa.

4.  1800 Census.  The 1800 census of Kentucky was destroyed.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):
1800 Tax List Thompson, Asa KY Fayette Co.

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1810 Thompson, Asa KY Fayette Co. p. 50 01101-2110100

6b.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1810 THOMPSON ASA Fayette Co. KY p. 50 21101-01101-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = George (b. 1803)
= Robert (b. ca. 1800)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Asa Quarles (b. 1798)
1 male 16-25 1784-1794 = John W. (b. 1794)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Asa (b. 1764)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Nancy (b. 1796)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Martha (b. 1792)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Susanna (b. 1764)

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Thomson, Asa KY Fayette Co. p. 96

8.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Thomson, Asa KY Fayette Co. p. 314

9.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Thompson, Asa KY Fayette Co. E Division p. 149

10a.  The Will of Asa Thomson, online at Virginia Baldwin's Thomson Family web site.  In his will, Asa's wife is referred to as "Dianna."  Anyone related to these THOMSONs should visit Virginia's site; there is much more there than here at my web site.  My interest is in THOMPSONs of Christian/Todd Co., KY, so my interest is focused on Asa's brother, John, and Asa's son, Roger, both of whom lived in Christian/Todd Co., KY. 

10b. Will of Asa Thomson

11.  Blust, Reed, Mills, Thomson Family Lines (online at WorldConnect Project).

12.  Archives of the THOMPSON-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).  In a post from Michael Nelson is a transcription of a manuscript written by Beverly Stercula (1966) entitled, The Thompson Families of Hanover, Louisa, Albemarle, Goochland, Amelia & Fluvanna Counties in Virginia.  The subject is the descendants of Robert THOMPSON (   -1674) of New Kent Co., VA, of whom Asa THOMPSON is a descendant.  In the pedigree, Asa's wife is referred to as "Susanna."

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

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